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Obama 54.5 MPG Rule for Autos Adds Credits for Honda, Tesla

Obama 54.5 MPG Rule for Autos Adds Credits for Honda, Tesla | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama’s administration altered a rule forcing automakers to double average fuel economy by 2025 to include changes that benefit Honda Motor Co. and electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc. 
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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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Chevrolet Bolt Starts the Clock on Mainstream Electric Vehicles in U.S.

Chevrolet Bolt Starts the Clock on Mainstream Electric Vehicles in U.S. | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
GM debuted a 200-mile, $30K EV called the Chevy Bolt in Detroit, and it looks like the first step toward mainstream electric vehicle adoption.

Via Hugo Morais
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Frankly speaking...I'm thinking its going to be a race between GM, BMW, Nissan and Tesla for the mainstream EV buyer...this is really not a bad design which has some similarities to the BMW i3...

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This cartoon shows fossil fuel subsidies for what they are

This cartoon shows fossil fuel subsidies for what they are | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
– ridiculous. Hmmm, I wonder what else we could do with $ 2 trillion besides give it to fossil fuel companies? This cartoon by Walkley award-winning First Dog on the Moon is great. Enjoy!
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Funny how we do it for oil ....did anyone say "lobbyists"...???
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Hyundai Plans Hybrids, Electric Cars & More: 5 Questions With Green R&D ... - Green Car Reports

Hyundai Plans Hybrids, Electric Cars & More: 5 Questions With Green R&D ... - Green Car Reports | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
The Hyundai Motor Group, encompassing both the Hyundai and Kia brands, is known as one of the most aggressive competitors in the global auto business.
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Every single car maker will have at least two plugins in their line up by 2016. The EV waves are just getting bigger and bigger.

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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 | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
The electric vehicle could get a major boost if battery technology takes a leap forward. - Travis Hoium - Industrials
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its not a question of whether. its a question of when...

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The scooter that could be the future of electric vehicles

The scooter that could be the future of electric vehicles | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Gogoro unveiled its plan for a network of high-performance electric Smartscooters and portable battery stations Monday at the International CES in Las Vegas.
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The numbers of scooters in Asia is astronomical. And one can see all the drivers wearing masks. Imagine the day they don't...

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Farmers Find New Cash Crop: Renewable Energy

Farmers Find New Cash Crop: Renewable Energy | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Conservative Iowans make cash from wind turbines and solar power on their land
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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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The scooter that could be the future of electric vehicles

The scooter that could be the future of electric vehicles | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Gogoro unveiled its plan for a network of high-performance electric Smartscooters and portable battery stations Monday at the International CES in Las Vegas.

Via Hugo Morais
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10 000 euros et vignette verte, les bonus Royal pour la voiture électrique

10 000 euros et vignette verte, les bonus Royal pour la voiture électrique | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Dès le mois d'avril, la voiture électrique va bénéficier d'un soutien "jackpot" pour lancer une technologie dont les Français se méfient.

Via Hugo Morais
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C'est fantastique ce que font les français! Quel appuis magnifique pour les VE

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Will lower oil prices effect Electric Vehicles? - eConnect cars

Will lower oil prices effect Electric Vehicles? - eConnect cars | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
A lot has been written lately about the fall in oil prices, but will a lower oil price effect the roll out and development of Electric Vehicles?
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The White House on Twitter

The White House on Twitter | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
"We're...number one in wind power." —President Obama #ActOnClimate pic.twitter.com/GMrJgLA47N
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This is inspiring news. The US now leads the world in Wind Power!!!

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Solar Is the Fastest-Growing Source of Renewable Energy in America | PV Solar Report

Solar Is the Fastest-Growing Source of Renewable Energy in America | PV Solar Report | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
Solar is the fastest-growing source of renewable energy in America http://t.co/1A1FtBOVav
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While many see the oil prices plummet as a challenge to solar, I think its a great thing which will force the renewables industry to seek out even more efficiencies and innovation to deliver a greater percentage of energy mixes worldwide.

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Caribbean Island Says Goodbye Fossil Fuels, Hello 100% Renewable Electricity » EcoWatch

Caribbean Island Says Goodbye Fossil Fuels, Hello 100% Renewable Electricity » EcoWatch | E-mobility and renewable energy | Scoop.it
The majority of the electricity powering Bonaire comes from renewable energy. The switch from fossil-fueled diesel power to renewable energy systems has made
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