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Fiat 500 Electric Recalled Over Potential Transmission Issue

Fiat 500 Electric Recalled Over Potential Transmission Issue | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Fiat is recalling certain model year 2013–2015 Fiat 500e Electric Vehicles over a potential issue that may have the vehicle shift unexpectedly into neutral.
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Fiat has not taken EVs seriously yet. Their CEO has said he would prefer not to be in that business. And the result is a car which has now had multiple recalls. As cute as it is..we'd suggest you look to another vehicle as your first EV purchase...

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High school students build, race electric cars

High school students build, race electric cars | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Electric cars whizzed past orange traffic cones and made sharp turns as seven high school students drove lap after lap on a 600-metre track in a parking lot at University of Waterloo.
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Its great to see high school students beginning to experiment with electric vehicles in a manner which will grow grass roots support...

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The Road To Change: Electric Vehicles Power the Future for Everyone (Wednesday May 13, 2015 2:00PM EDT) on @Webvent

The Road To Change: Electric Vehicles Power the Future for Everyone (Wednesday May 13, 2015 2:00PM EDT) on @Webvent | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
What is the future of electric vehicles (EV) in our gasoline-powered economy? With oil prices plummeting, is there still a growing market for EV?
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There is nothing but a tingle in me when I see the date of the end of oil approaching faster and faster...

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Alberta NDP’s rise to power raises hopes for renewable energy

Alberta NDP’s rise to power raises hopes for renewable energy | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Alberta goes green? Who'd have ever bet on that! if this helps kill the Keystone pipeline, I'd be a happy solar camper...
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Car (Electrification) Trouble? GM Says Demand For Electric Cars Has Not Met Projections

Car (Electrification) Trouble? GM Says Demand For Electric Cars Has Not Met Projections | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
General Motors said demand for electrified vehicles has fallen short of initial projects. Does this signal future problems with consumer acceptance of EVs? GM expects to fall short of its stated U.S.
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Baloney! They hardly make any available and then state "demand isn't there". Nice game GM...This is why Tesla is moving up launch of the Model 3...they see a gap in the market developing through the collusion of big oil and the big car makers...
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The Best City Programs Promoting Electric Cars - Huffington Post

The Best City Programs Promoting Electric Cars - Huffington Post | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
State programs are important, but what can cities and towns do to accelerate a consumer switch to EVs?...
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Cities can provide parking for EVs, allow them to use certain restricted lanes and even benefit from free parking in certain zones.
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Obama promotes solar power as economic fuel

Obama promotes solar power as economic fuel | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
President Obama.Obama spoke just a few hours after the Labor Department reported that employers added just 126,000 jobs in March, the lowest monthly gain since December of 2013.
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We will miss his foresight when an oil-loving president takes over...yet the train will have left the station by then. No turning back ...
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Home-based, rather than public, chargers are key to increasing electric vehicles' popularity

Home-based, rather than public, chargers are key to increasing electric vehicles' popularity | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
A Simon Fraser University Faculty of Environment researcher says a new study he conducted with graduate students has important implications for governments with limited budgets to support the electric vehicle market.
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I agree with this. Public EV chargers will be like emergency building lighting..there to give comfort and the "just in case" scenario.

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Report: Solar Will Dominate World Energy Supply in Just 15 Years

Report: Solar Will Dominate World Energy Supply in Just 15 Years | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
We should really feel for those poor fossil fuel barons....not!
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We are at the cross-roads of disruptive events to world economies which depend on coal or fossil fuels. Politicians who care about their constituencies had been wake up and smell the roses to help their local economies adapt and move ahead in a new world order of renewable energy and transportation technologies...

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EV's Plus Solar Equals Disruption - Energy Collective

EV's Plus Solar Equals Disruption - Energy Collective | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Prior to Tesla, when we thought of electric vehicles (EV’s) it often conjured up images of Jetson flying cars or funky looking contraptions that were really glorified golf carts.
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This is exactly what renewz is about...

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Ford to unveil 200 mile range electric vehicle in 2015

Ford to unveil 200 mile range electric vehicle in 2015 | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Details are a bit scant on the latest news coming from Ford, but it looks like the blue oval is ready to join the electric party.
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Looks like Ford doesn't want to be left behind...

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From iPhone to iCar: How Apple (AAPL) Can Take Over the Auto Industry

From iPhone to iCar: How Apple (AAPL) Can Take Over the Auto Industry | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Apple's initial steps into the car business will start at the dashboard, then spread to the whole vehicle. Here's how Morgan Stanley sees Apple shaking up the industry.
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This makes total sense. From your home to your office to your car to your walk...Apple is in every part of your life while GM and the rest keep the same old sales model, apple develops recurring revenues.

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Your Next Electric Car May Not Even Need a Battery

Your Next Electric Car May Not Even Need a Battery | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Scientists discover a way to make a car's doors, hood, and roof generate electricity.
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The day this happens, is the day that gasoline cars die.

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BMW hails street lamps that come with EV charger | Automotive Industry News | just-auto

BMW hails street lamps that come with EV charger | Automotive Industry News | just-auto | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
BMW's MINI plant in Oxford is showcasing what is described as a high-efficiency street lighting system that doubles as a charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) during the city's second Low Carbon Oxford Week. related to Electric drive, Vehicle manufacturers, BMW, MINI,
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Our brilliant associates out of Berlin have been working hard with BMW on these systems. Well done brothers!

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'The car is the ultimate mobile device': Apple boss drops huge hint

'The car is the ultimate mobile device': Apple boss drops huge hint | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Apple's operations chief Jeff Williams (pictured) has dropped the biggest hint yet that the firm is developing a car.
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Buy Tesla so they can build the cars and package Apple's superior battery technolog and partner with utilities for stationary and mobile power to service grid and off-grid opportunities. Partner with UBER for car sharing and people/parcel delivery.

 

Bingo..Apple Cars is born...well them's my thoughts...what do you think is the future of mobility?

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Duke Energy unveils solar power project at USF St. Pete

Duke Energy unveils solar power project at USF St. Pete | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
ST. PETERSBURG — Even the Sunshine City gets intermittent clouds.
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Tesla even has Duke enthralled...wait until they turn the tables and show them how irrelevant their massive distribution grids are when they can do peer to peer power without need of a wire outside the home or building...

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100% Renewable Electricity Goal Passed By Hawaiian Legislature

100% Renewable Electricity Goal Passed By Hawaiian Legislature | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
The Hawaiian legislature just passed a new bill to set a goal to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources in the state by 2045. The goals leading up to that figure are 30% by 2020 and 70% by 2040.
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WOW! anyone in the market for used oil tankers :) ?
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Scotland Takes Lead in Race for the World’s First Fossil-Fuel-Free Electric Grid

Scotland Takes Lead in Race for the World’s First Fossil-Fuel-Free Electric Grid | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Like Denmark and Germany, Scotland now gets more than a quarter of its electricity from clean power.
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The race to eliminate all use of fossil fuels is accelerating...
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Switching to electric cars would help cool down cities

Switching to electric cars would help cool down cities | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Electric cars can do more for the environment than cut back on air pollution and fossil fuel use -- they can make sweltering summers more bearable, too.
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The heat generated by engines in gas vehicles is substantial. Collectively, it makes a difference...
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Ford Smart Mobility Introduces E-Bike Experiment-VIDEO

Ford Smart Mobility Introduces E-Bike Experiment-VIDEO | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Ford Motor Company introduced their Handle on Mobility plan with two concept electric bicycles at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. The company says their new experiment in mobility will stud
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Car makers will get into other forms of transportation as the competition becomes not only other car makers, but companies like Google and Apple...

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Japan firm marks one small step for solar energy in space - Phys.Org

Japan firm marks one small step for solar energy in space - Phys.Org | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
A major Japanese machinery company said Friday that it has succeeded in transmitting energy wirelessly, marking a step toward making solar power generation in space a reality.
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When wireless energy truly takes off, that will radically change the energy landscape across so many levels...

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UK report shows electric vehicles could cut fuel imports by 30pc by 2030

UK report shows electric vehicles could cut fuel imports by 30pc by 2030 | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
New research shows that the expansion of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK could have a drastic effect on the economy by cutting fuel imports by 40pc saving drivers stg£13bn in fuel bills.
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If gasoline imports can be cut by so much, how does the government replace the revenues on fuel..might it come from the savings on health?

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Goodyear's Concept Tires Could Charge Electric Vehicles In The Future - VR World

Goodyear's Concept Tires Could Charge Electric Vehicles In The Future - VR World | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it

FinallyGoodyear revealed concept tires that show a way how tires could change change the heat into electricity, powering electric and plugin cars.

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Smart tires to join the transportation revolution....

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Renault To Return To N America With Twizy Low-Speed Electric Car?

Renault To Return To N America With Twizy Low-Speed Electric Car? | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Four of Europe's six mass-market carmakers have long sold cars in North America. The exceptions, for a quarter of a century, have been the two French makers: PSA Peugeot Citroën and Renault. Now it appears that Renault may be considering a return to the continent, using its Twizy low-speed...
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Not sure North Americans are ready for this..what do you think?

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Apple swings for the fences with $848 million solar deal

Apple swings for the fences with $848 million solar deal | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
The tech giant Tuesday announced a plan with First Solar to power all California operations with the sun, potentially becoming the budding renewable energy sector's biggest commercial deal ever.
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Forward thinking industry will push renewable energy over the top far more than governments will. Apple just upped our loyalty for its products. How about you?

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