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Range Rover Hybrids embark on 9950 mile expedition - WorldCarFans.com

Range Rover Hybrids embark on 9950 mile expedition - WorldCarFans.com | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
Range Rover Hybrids embark on 9950 mile expedition
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Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Hybrid will be put through a grueling 9,950 mile (16,013 km) expedition called the Silk Trail 2013.
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E-Mobility Enters the Hype Cycle Navigant Research

E-Mobility Enters the Hype Cycle Navigant Research | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
If you aren't already familiar with the term e-mobility, you soon will be. E-mobility is defined as using electric vehicles (EVs) as part of a holistic transportation system that includes personal vehicles, mass transit, bikes, and ...
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Is "hype Cycle" a term about to enter a hype cycle?

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Why EVs are the smart grid's killer app

Why EVs are the smart grid's killer app | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
Electric vehicles will be the most important “appliance” that helps people understand, appreciate and engage with the smart grid. (Is there such a thing as a #smartgrid "killer app"?
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So true

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Larry Burns on Electric Vehicles and the Future of Personal ...

The former head of R&D for General Motors, Larry Burns, talks about the convergence of lightweight electric vehicles and self-driving cars in new systems of personal transportation.
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1% of the BTUs in the fuel are used to move the person driving it

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Denver airport travelers can charge electric vehicles while they fly

Denver airport travelers can charge electric vehicles while they fly | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
Denver International Airport travelers with electric vehicles will soon able charge their cars at free charging stations in the airport's garages.
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Now that's e-mobility. Well... apart from the massive carbon footprint from flying.But I guess every little helps though.

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6 things one utility now knows about electric vehicles - GreenBiz.com

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6 things one utility now knows about electric vehicles
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Southern California Edison (SCE) released a white paper regarding insights gleaned from its electric vehicle (EV) readiness program.
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Only 1% of infrasructure changes needed are due to the extra demand of EVs: that puts some of the hype to bed. People wnt to know how much it will cost: no s**t. Multi-unit residents may face complex challenges: yup, parking for one. Interesting: they sound ultimately very positive.

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Direction: Future. Porsche E-Mobility.

We build sports cars. Always have done. The impulse to move forward, to be faster, to come first is therefore established deep in our genes - not only when i...
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Cheesy video from Porsche

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This Electric E36 Makes 850 lb/ft of Torque at the Wheels! - /TUNED

EV West isn't like other electric car builders. They aren't trying to save the planet from gasoline emissions, they are trying to build race cars using elect...
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"racing is the fastest way of developing car technology". I agree, but I also happen love racing. Having watched electric race bikes in action myself, I can honestly say it's just as evocative as petrol racing - cool in a slightly different way. More race series for electric vehicles please

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Who was right about the future of hydrogen cars? - The Slatest

Who was right about the future of hydrogen cars? - The Slatest | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
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Who was right about the future of hydrogen cars?
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In hydrogen cars, the hydrogen isn't so much a fuel as an energy-storage device.
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My best guess: both electric and hydrogen vehicles have a part to play. Maybe hydrogen fuel cells are a solution for bulk transport and heavy freight

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The Shanzai Electric Car Revolution in China

The Shanzai Electric Car Revolution in China | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it

“Very nice video discussing the explosively growing phenomenon of ‘shanzhai’ electric cars in China. I learned of this recently while shopping on the increasingly popular Alibaba international trade site where I was surprised to find this huge variety of astoundingly low cost electric powered vehicles from largely unknown companies in China. This is a very interesting situation in the context of the impact of what you could call ‘rogue’ manufacturing pushing a larger trend in more environmentally responsible technology and forcing government to scramble to catch-up. “

 


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Interesting video short about China's electric car revolution - usual IP infringments, including one car that looks remarkably like a Peugeot 206, plus a total disregard for health and safety, eg: bloke MIG welding in bare feet without a mask. Got to love China.

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Road charges vehicles driving on it

Road charges vehicles driving on it | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
South Korea begins using a special road which can recharge electric vehicles as they drive across it.

Via #BBBundyBlog #NOMORELIES Tom Woods #Activist Award #Scoopiteer >20,000 Sources >250K Connections http://goo.gl/ruHO3Q
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Asian eqivalent of the clever Germans

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“Technologies That Could Change Everything”

“Technologies That Could Change Everything” | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
Edit (July 22, 2013): A reader notes that 100% electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles should also be included here as revolutionary technologies. I fully agree.

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I agree too.

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Car and Driver: Tested : 2013 Tesla Model S - Review - CAR and DRIVER

Contributing Editor Csaba Csere takes an in-depth and technical look into the 2013 Tesla Model S on the latest episode of Car and Driver: Tested. Subscribe! ...
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Love this guy's name. Car proves a point, and will be cheaper when the big manufacturers take the plunge

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Germany miles away from one million e-cars goal - Deutsche Welle

Germany miles away from one million e-cars goal - Deutsche Welle | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
Germany miles away from one million e-cars goal
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"We need to promote the use of e-cars as company cars," he told an inauguration ceremony for an e-mobility project run by German mail and logistics firm Deutsche Post.
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"We need to promote the use of e-cars as company cars"

However...


"most of the e-cars in operation [in Germany] belong to companies and carsharing businesses. Unfortunately, only a small number of e-cars are being used by private customers"

 

Check your facts Peter Altmaier. Unfortunatly the private users are little bit less of an easy target


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Recharging electric cars at home could encourage a wider use - News & events - JRC - European Commission

Recharging electric cars at home could encourage a wider use - News & events - JRC - European Commission | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
Enabling owners to charge their electric-drive vehicle (EDV) at home, while parked in a garage or at the kerbside, is a key factor in promoting their diffusion, while smartly managed and planned recharging time and rates would mitigate the need...
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Seems obvious

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Charging ahead with electric vehicles

Charging ahead with electric vehicles | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
  As electric vehicles become more popular, Energy Saving Trust transport expert, Fergus Worthy, outlines how rapid charging works and why it’s a good time to think about driving an elec...
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Put the charge points where people want to go: supermarkets, outlet centres, town centres, park and ride, train stations etc...

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Go With the Flow: New Water-Based Battery Could Extend EV Range Beyond 240 Miles | GE Reports

Go With the Flow: New Water-Based Battery Could Extend EV Range Beyond 240 Miles | GE Reports | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
RT @GEpublicaffairs: The #technology that's making electric vehicles a reality. http://t.co/Fw7OnAvxRx
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Well get on and build it then

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Electric Cars Are Doing Better Than Hybrids Did in Their First Three ...

Electric Cars Are Doing Better Than Hybrids Did in Their First Three ... | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
The history of electric cars is long and full of false starts. But it looks as if the latest wave won't be turned back.
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Oooh.. infographic!

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Electric-mobility: Turn up, plug in, join motoring's social revolution - The Independent

Electric-mobility: Turn up, plug in, join motoring's social revolution - The Independent | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
The Independent Electric-mobility: Turn up, plug in, join motoring's social revolution The Independent Dr Jorg Beckmann, the chief executive of Swiss eMobility, which campaigns for electric motoring, says cars are becoming part of the public...
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Hurry up the late majority

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"B Go Beyond" the flying car, new technology 2013

http://bgobeyond.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BGoBeyond Music: The Biocide - System by WompWorthy.com™ B is a revolutionary new remote controlled hybrid car...
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Cool

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Guest post: Electric Vehicles Need New “Assembly Line” Breakthrough - Scientific American

Guest post: Electric Vehicles Need New “Assembly Line” Breakthrough - Scientific American | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
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Guest post: Electric Vehicles Need New “Assembly Line” Breakthrough
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Struggling sales in the electric vehicle (EV) market have resulted in serious questions being raised about their viability.
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In other words: the big manufacturers need to get serious about production electric vehicles...

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Number Of Electric Car Fast Charge Stations Worldwide Seen Hitting 199000 ... - International Business Times

Number Of Electric Car Fast Charge Stations Worldwide Seen Hitting 199000 ... - International Business Times | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
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Number Of Electric Car Fast Charge Stations Worldwide Seen Hitting 199000 ...
International Business Times
To give you an idea of just how fast the infrastructure for plug-in vehicles is expanding: in 2012 the U.S.
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Faster faster faster... Charging infrastructure is where the money needs to be spent

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France leads European e-car market

France leads European e-car market | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it
 By far the most battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) within Europe are sold in France - probably a result of financial incentives granted by the French government. Though the largest country market for cars, Germany only ranks third - after Norway.

Via Frank Klomp
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yes... financial incentives. Good idea.

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Solar and electric vehicles will kill industry dinosaurs

Solar and electric vehicles will kill industry dinosaurs | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it

Several years ago, Tony Seba, an energy expert from Stanford University, published a book called Solar Trillions, predicting how solar technologies would redefine the world’s energy markets and create… ...


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Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is probably one of the dinosoars

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Wireless charging of electric buses to be put to real world test in Germany | ZeitNews

Wireless charging of electric buses to be put to real world test in Germany | ZeitNews | Electric vehicles | Scoop.it

The regional operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV) is redefining e-mobility for public transport services of the future.


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Clever germans

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