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Electric Car Batteries Just Hit A Key Price Point

14 April 2015 | Climate Progress
Electric vehicle demand in the past five years has soared in the US. The same is true worldwide. By the end of 2014, more than 700,000 total plug-in vehicles had been sold worldwide (plug-in hybrids and pure battery e...
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New steering system proposed to increase electric-car eff...

8 April 2015 | ecomento
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany and automotive supplier Schaeffler are working to develop a new type of steering system specifically for electric cars that could improve their efficiency. As ...
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Energy Ministry touts Thailand as electric vehicle hub

27 March 2015 | Bangkok Post
The Energy Ministry plans to give its full support to promoting Thailand as an electric vehicle (EV) production hub. Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee said his ministry would amend regulations and electricity trans...
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Electric cars could cut oil imports 40% by 2030, says study

11 March 2015 | The Guardian
Electric cars could cut the UK’s oil imports by 40% and reduce drivers’ fuel bills by £13bn if deployed on a large scale, according to a new study.   An electric vehicle surge would deliver an...
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Meet Tesla's sexy new challenger — the electric Aud...

4 March 2015 | Business Insider
Audi may have just stolen the thunder of everyone trying to compete with Tesla.   Currently, the Tesla Model S offers a combination of functionality, range, and performance that makes it the one to beat when it...
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Electric vehicle battery makers report 54% sales increase...

24 February 2015 | cleantechnica
Comprehensive sales figures for EV battery manufacturers in 2014 recently became available, giving us further insight into the fast-growing market. Altogether, the year saw an increase of 54% over the previous year. ...
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The state of electric vehicles in Canada

18 February 2015 | Huffington Post
More than 11,000 plug-in electric vehicles have been sold in Canada since 2011. The Chevy Volt leads the pack account for 37% of all EV sales in Canada, while the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S come in second and t...
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EU policy-makers seek to make electric transport a 'prior...

5 February 2015 | Reuters
Electric vehicles should be "a high priority", the European Commission says in a discussion paper that maps out its vision for a single energy union based on improved power and gas connections and the free f...
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Nissan plans 1,000 new stations to quickly charge electri...

28 January 2015 | New York Times
Nissan said it would help open about 1,000 high-speed charging stations for electric vehicles between now and April 2016. Days earlier, BMW and Volkswagen announced a joint effort to build 100 high-speed public cha...
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EU funds 200 charging points for electric vehicles across...

26 January 2015 | Cities Today
The EU’s TEN-T Programme will provide €5 million to co-fund a study and a pilot deployment of 200 charging points for electric vehicles on the main French highways. The project will contribute to the develo...
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China gets ready for EVs in 2015: ELECTRIC CHINA WEEKLY N...

China gets ready for EVs in 2015: ELECTRIC CHINA WEEKLY N...

20 January 2015
The Chinese EV (electric vehicle) market kicked off 2015 with the first China Electric Vehicles 100 Forum gathering over 700 participants from government, industry and research organisations, who came together in Beij...
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Jordan Wants to boost electric-car adoption; solar chargi...

19 January 2015 | Yahoo Autos
The country will waive import tariffs in electric cars--which would normally double their price--and spend $120 million to install a network of solar-powered charging stations, according to a recent Navigant Research ...
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Tesla killer: GM to unveil long-range electric car

15 January 2015 | USA Today
General Motors will unveil an all-electric concept car at the Detroit auto show Monday that has a 200-mile range and Tesla in its competitive crosshairs. The Chevrolet Bolt could hit the market in 2017, people fami...
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How Georgia became the biggest electric vehicle market in...

14 January 2015 | Guardian
During the last year, sales grew more than sevenfold in the southeastern state, with electric cars accounting for one of every 60 new cars sold, according to data firm Statista. That’s a higher percentage than t...
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Ford announces electric vehicle plan and other initiatives

13 January 2015 | Smartmeters.com
During his 2015 International CES keynote, Ford chief executive officer Mark Field outlined the company’s new initiative, a set of 25 experiments designed to test out innovative ideas that address an array of dr...