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The Green Alliance says the United Kingdom will have problems if it doesn’t upgrade its energy networks as EVs and solar panels become more popular. Ini a new report, the think tank says if the UK doesn’t improve its networks by 2020, the increasing popularity of plug-in vehicles and solar panels will lead to power […]

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Volkswagen will rapidly build a nationwide EV charging network at hundreds of sites across 40 states within the next 3 years, according to new plans revealed last week. The new network stands to dramatically expand the long-distance driving utility of current and future all-electric vehicles. With power rates of up to 320 kilowatts, the network […]

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Volkswagen expects to build fast DC charging sites in the U.S. over the next two years that would rival and in some ways exceed today’s Tesla Supercharger network. This news comes via a draft plan released by the California Air Resources Board yesterday in advance of a board meeting later this month. Final approval of […]

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Challenges facing wider market adoption of EVs are widely documented. Those challenges include, in no particular order: Falling fuel prices, charging times that are still perceptibly too long, and ranges that are still too short. While noting the first of sub-$40,000, 200-plus-mile EVs are on their way, one Business Insider report suggests issues will continue […]

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Hyundai owners now have the option of unlocking, starting and charging their car using voice commands on Amazon Alexa. Hyundai is the first mainstream automaker to connect cars with homes using Amazon Echo and its new Blue Link skill for Amazon Alexa. Starting today, Hyundai owners can execute a series of functions right from the […]

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Could we soon see EV chargers next to gas pumps at our local filling stations? According to emails exchanged by Shell and the British government, there’s a chance that could happen in the UK next year. The emails came to light as part of a Freedom of Information request by a blog that keeps an […]

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Nearly all car trips in the U.S. could be replaced by electric cars with at least 100 miles of range, according to an academic study published in Nature Energy. Researchers compared average miles driven in different parts of the U.S with available range of electric cars out on the roads. About 98 percent of the […]

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While many companies are working to reduce EV charging times, TankTwo says it’s contrived a novel way to do it. Instead of figuring out how to squeeze more capacity from batteries, TankTwo’s design involves egg-shaped batteries with lots of contact surfaces. The batteries, which TankTwo calls “string batteries” or “string cells,” also have computerized “brains” […]

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Germany may be seeing 1.2 billion euros ($1.35 billion) devoted to subsidies to revive sluggish plug-in electrified vehicle sales in Europe’s largest automotive market. Germany’s finance ministry has proposed subsidies with the government and automakers paying the bill, according to three people familiar with the matter. The proposal was made just prior to senior government […]

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Goodyear has presented a concept tire at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show that is aimed at helping electric vehicles charge their batteries. Known at the BHO3, this concept tire offers the possibility of charging the batteries of electric cars by transforming the heat generated by the rolling tire into electrical energy. Goodyear explained the […]

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