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Los Angeles' Electric Utlity Develops An App To Handle All Those Electric Cars

Los Angeles' Electric Utlity Develops An App To Handle All Those Electric Cars | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
With more people owning EVs, Southern California Edison realized it needed to deliver real-time information and incentives to make sure everyone doesn...
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Nuclear Waste Could Offer Carbon-Free Energy, Scientists Suggest

Nuclear Waste Could Offer Carbon-Free Energy, Scientists Suggest | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
In the 1950s, U.S. scientists and policymakers were excited about a new form of carbon-free energy--although not one that's generally considered green today. It was nuclear power. Multiple accidents and concerns over long-term disposal of radioactive fuel essentially killed nuclear-power...
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2017 Jaguar XE: Surprisingly Similar To Tesla Model 3, But For One Thing

2017 Jaguar XE: Surprisingly Similar To Tesla Model 3, But For One Thing | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
It won't be available until the 2017 model year, its sleek body is largely made of aluminum, and it uses advanced new technology for remarkable efficiency gains over competitors. It's a sleek compact sport sedan that generated reams of coverage even before we knew anything about it, and its arrival...
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Energy Secretary Confirms: U.S. Will Fall Short Of Obama Goal Of 1 Million Electric Cars By 2015

Energy Secretary Confirms: U.S. Will Fall Short Of Obama Goal Of 1 Million Electric Cars By 2015 | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama set the goal of putting 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015. So with 2015 upon us, will the country be able to meet that goal before the end of the year? MORE: Obama's Goal Of 1 Million Plug-Ins: 2018, Not 2015, Say...
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2015 Chevrolet Spark EV To Go On Sale In Maryland This Spring

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV To Go On Sale In Maryland This Spring | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
General Motors said today that it will begin selling its 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV in the state of Maryland this spring, the first East Coast state in which the electric minicar will be available. The Spark EV has a connection to the state: Both its 105-kilowatt (140-horsepower) electric motor and...
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Tesla Model S Aluminum Body: Why Repair Costs Are Higher

Tesla Model S Aluminum Body: Why Repair Costs Are Higher | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
As more and more Tesla Model S electric sport sedans hit the road—50,000-plus at last count—some of their drivers are naturally starting to have accidents. They are bumping into other cars, colliding with deer, scraping telephone poles, and backing up into poles and trees. Their cars...
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Second phase of £5 million ultra-low emission vehicles scheme - News stories - GOV.UK

Second phase of £5 million ultra-low emission vehicles scheme - News stories - GOV.UK | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
Public sector organisations to bid for funding from a £5 million scheme to get ultra-low emission vehicles into their fleets.
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Chevy Bolt EV concept hints at the future of affordable electric cars

Chevy Bolt EV concept hints at the future of affordable electric cars | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
Those rumors of GM developing its own affordable electric car? Yep, they're true. Chevrolet has unveiled the Bolt EV concept, its vision of a vehicle tha
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Tesla Offers Free Fuel Forever Australia

Tesla Offers Free Fuel Forever Australia | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
The Tesla electric motor company gives Australians something to cheer about—Free Fuel Forever!
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Mercedes B-Class Electric Car Cuts Lifetime Carbon Emissions Up To 64 Percent

Mercedes B-Class Electric Car Cuts Lifetime Carbon Emissions Up To 64 Percent | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
The environmental impact of plug-in electric cars continues to be the subject of significant discussion and debate among those less familiar with the technology and its impacts. Virtually all studies conclude that they use less energy on a well-to-wheels basis than internal-combustion...
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New Study Doesn't Say Electric Cars Aren't Green : DNews

New Study Doesn't Say Electric Cars Aren't Green : DNews | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
A new study says that electric cars, charged by anything except coal, are preferable to gasoline vehicles.
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China's Leshi Bets Big On Electric Car

China's Leshi Bets Big On Electric Car | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
Chinese internet company Leshi Internet Information and Technology Co. is deadly serious about green vehicles. The company said yesterday it will expand into electric cars under a new project called Super Electric Eco-system. “We will build the best electric cars to solve the problems of air pollution and traffic jam [...]
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Tesla's First Solar-Powered Supercharger-Store-Service Center Is Almost Ready

Tesla's First Solar-Powered Supercharger-Store-Service Center Is Almost Ready | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has rapidly been opening Supercharger DC fast-charging stations throughout the U.S. and outside the country. But despite its goal of providing solar-generated electricity at those sites, Superchargers thus far have drawn on electricity from the conventional power...
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White House Budget Asks For $10K Electric-Car Credit, Natural-Gas Cars Added

White House Budget Asks For $10K Electric-Car Credit, Natural-Gas Cars Added | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
it appears the recently-unveiled White House budget includes a few measures to boost the adoption of green cars. President Barack Obama is once again attempting to spur sales of electric cars and alternative-fuel vehicles through increased incentives. DON'T MISS: Obama: Buy A Fuel-Efficient Car...
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2016 BYD Tang: Plug-In Hybrid SUV Is First Of Four To Come

2016 BYD Tang: Plug-In Hybrid SUV Is First Of Four To Come | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
It's been more than six years since fabled investor Warren Buffet bought 10 percent of BYD Autos, one of the few independent Chinese automakers. At that time, the company had big plans to become China's largest producer of plug-in electric vehicles--and then export them to the U.S. DON'T MISS: BYD...
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Tesla Sales Model Intrigues Volvo, Lexus, AutoNation--Though Dealers Must Remain, By Law

Tesla Sales Model Intrigues Volvo, Lexus, AutoNation--Though Dealers Must Remain, By Law | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has shaken up the auto industry in many ways, and it continues to do so. Now, aspects of Tesla's online direct-sales model are starting to influence other companies in the car business--and their executives are saying so--even as lobbyists for franchised car...
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Solar-powered EV charging made easy for apartment blocks

Solar-powered EV charging made easy for apartment blocks | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
In San Francisco, Powertree Services enable apartments to offer EV charging and solar power at no extra cost to building owners.
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The Scientific Breakthrough That Will Completely Change The Electric Vehicle Market

The Scientific Breakthrough That Will Completely Change The Electric Vehicle Market | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
The electric vehicle could get a major boost if battery technology takes a leap forward. - Travis Hoium - Industrials

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Sass Peress's curator insight, January 19, 2015 9:37 AM

its not a question of whether. its a question of when...

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If only #Tesla could make electric car charging this easy

If only #Tesla could make electric car charging this easy | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
German firm ubitricity has developed a method for letting EV drivers charge up almost anywhere within an urban grid,
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Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving, hydrogen-powered F 015 Luxury in Motion vehicle at CES

Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving, hydrogen-powered F 015 Luxury in Motion vehicle at CES | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
Mercedes-Benz has presented its vision of the future at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show with the self-driving F 015 Luxury in Motion research vehicle.
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The Electric Scooter Scheme That Could Finally Make Battery-Swapping Work | WIRED

The Electric Scooter Scheme That Could Finally Make Battery-Swapping Work | WIRED | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
A vehicle that could change not just how the world moves through cities, but how it stores and manages electricity.
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​Yes, Tesla Really Is Working On A Robotic Snake To Charge Its Cars

​Yes, Tesla Really Is Working On A Robotic Snake To Charge Its Cars | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
It's almost 2015 and we still have to grab the charging cable to plug in our magical electric cars with our hands. Like animals. Tesla is working on a solution and Elon Musk claims it's making a charger that automatically moves out of the wall like a metal snake, "for realz" (direct quote).
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Electric vehicles could reduce air pollution deaths by 70%, study finds

Electric vehicles could reduce air pollution deaths by 70%, study finds | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
Electric cars can save lots of lives from air pollution, but only if they're powered by renewable energy, not energy from coal or ethanol, a new study find

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Duane Tilden's curator insight, December 19, 2014 2:55 PM

>" [...] The study, published Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that deaths from air pollution could be cut by 70% if electric cars use only renewable-source electricity. But if they use energy from "dirty" sources like coal, they could actually make matters worse and could increase the number of deaths by 80% or more.  

“These findings demonstrate the importance of clean electricity, such as from natural gas or renewables, in substantially reducing the negative health impacts of transportation,” said Chris Tessum, co-author on the study and a researcher in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering.

The University of Minnesota team estimated how concentrations of two important pollutants — particulate matter and ground-level ozone — change as a result of using various options for powering vehicles. Air pollution is the largest environmental health hazard in the U.S., in total killing more than 100,000 people per year. Air pollution increases rates of heart attack, stroke, and respiratory disease. [...]"<

David Collet's curator insight, December 19, 2014 11:56 PM

I want to scoop this more because of other considerations than the actual topic.

 

Too often we race in a direction hoping to solve a problem when we have spent enough time investigating the problem.

 

Take electricity. I has many ways of being generated. There is no one solution that is suitable to all situations. 

 

In Canada on of the first water powered generators was installed a Niagara Falls and was a tremendous success. So much so that when it aged and needed to be seriously maintained, they opted to build a new one in a new place. No serious affect on the local geography. If fact the park that resulted was and is a serious tourist draw. Few people, if any, were displaced. Few trees cut down. At the time of construction and re-construction the distribution network had no other choice. High wires and land easements. Over the years it has paid for itself with little in the way of environmental impact. But if that were today, the story would be quite different.

 

Now, in China, the three gorges dam - almost the opposite. Now there are many alternatives to big generation facilities that result in much less environment disturbance, scale much more effectively for the target customers and lead to much less disturbance of local inhabitants.

 

In Germany, the local utility has committed to eliminating all coal fired generation and replace it with green energy - wind, solar, and yes, even water where it is suitable - in the span of about 10 years. Next will be the other fossil fuel, petroleum. 

 

Maybe moves like this are resulting in the melt down if fuel oil prices. 

 

My opinion.

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid: Now We Have Specs

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid: Now We Have Specs | Electric Cars in the UK | Scoop.it
We now have details on the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV, which uses turbocharging, supercharging, and an electric motor to boost efficiency. The "Twin Engine" setup continues Volvo's push for an all-four-cylinder lineup, even when it comes to its flagship seven-passenger SUV...
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