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EU Committee of Regions goes Green – Interview with...

EU Committee of Regions goes Green – Interview with...

19 December 2011
On Thursday 15 December 2011, the EU Committee of the Regions has received the keys of a 100% electric Nissan LEAF that will be used by the institution during VIP visits in Brussels and for general logistical purposes...
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Separating battery to vehicle ownership to accelerate EV ...

Separating battery to vehicle ownership to accelerate EV ...

27 July 2009
The first study on the adoption rates of electric vehicles that assumes that pay-per-mile service contracts finance the cost of the battery was carried out at UC Berkley. The study predicts that such vehicles will acc...
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UPDATE: Plugsurfing: Europe’s largest community net...

UPDATE: Plugsurfing: Europe’s largest community net...

10 January 2012
Thanks to Plugsurfing, a new EV charging online network, European EV owners don’t have to worry anymore about range and insufficient public EV-charging infrastructures. The service includes 13,000+ public and pr...
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China EV News Week

China EV News Week

30 November 2011
The Chinese government for the first time officially listed new-energy vehicles in its approved government purchases. In the construction of EV charging stations, China’s power-grid giants seem to prefer battery...
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Electric vehicle market: myths and facts in 2012

Electric vehicle market: myths and facts in 2012

15 February 2012
Prior EV market predictions by leading consulting and research institutes have been proven wrong by the slow sales of EVs in the market. Analysts have now begun to re-evaluate their judgements for market trends, prese...
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UPDATE: The must-go-to Events in 2010 - a cars21.com sele...

UPDATE: The must-go-to Events in 2010 - a cars21.com sele...

5 January 2010
As the global economy is slowly moving out of recession and the pressure keeps on growing from government and the wider community to reduce CO2 emissions, more and more events are competing for an expert audience on e...
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Alternatives to lithium-ion: 3D micro-batteries &  zi...

Alternatives to lithium-ion: 3D micro-batteries & zi...

28 January 2011
Two US-American research teams are investigating nickel-tin nano wires and a combination of atmospheric oxygen with zinc metal pellets as the “fuel” of tomorrow’s electric vehicles. The alternatives,...
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Exclusive interview with Innomot about the Hüttlin-R...

Exclusive interview with Innomot about the Hüttlin-R...

7 April 2011
Amongst the world premieres in the Green Pavilion of the Geneva Motor Show in March was one that attracted most of the OEMs' leadership: Innomot's Hüttlin-Range-Extender®, celebrated as a “paradigm shif...
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Exclusive interview with Dan Squiller, CEO PowerGenix

Exclusive interview with Dan Squiller, CEO PowerGenix

16 February 2011
PowerGenix manufactures high-power, low-cost Nickel-Zinc rechargeable batteries. During the 11th AABC in Pasadena, cars21.com met up with Dan Squiller, CEO of PowerGenix and talked with him about Batteries for HEVs.&n...
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Oslo: electric car world capital

Oslo: electric car world capital

12 May 2011
From the locally-produced Buddy to the Roadster Tesla, all kinds of electric cars can be found on Norwegian roads, and especially in the area of Oslo. More than 4,000 silent and clean vehicles are already there, and t...
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US Department of Energy grants USD7 millions to reduce el...

US Department of Energy grants USD7 millions to reduce el...

23 December 2011
The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded nearly $7 million (€5.36 million) to four projects aiming at slashing EV charger costs this December. Delta Products Corporation, Siemens Corporate Research, General Elec...
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Live reporting from AABC 2012: Market development of EVs ...

Live reporting from AABC 2012: Market development of EVs ...

9 February 2012
The Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) is taking place in Orlando, Florida, until 10 February 2012. Chaired by Dr Menahem Anderman, AAB President, Session 1 of AABTAM focuses on market development of EVs, H...
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Batteries: Beyond lithium-ion

Batteries: Beyond lithium-ion

14 February 2012
While lithium-ion has established itself as THE battery chemistry for electric vehicles for the moment and possibly for the next ten years, researchers and companies look of course into other alternatives and future s...
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Are silent EVs still a danger on our streets?

Are silent EVs still a danger on our streets?

20 March 2012
For over 2 years there has been a debate surrounding the potential danger of the EVs' silent motor to the visually impaired, children and disabled people. Some say the wheels noise is enough to be heard, whilst Federa...
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McKinsey study: EVs/PHEVs can help German car industry st...

McKinsey study: EVs/PHEVs can help German car industry st...

22 April 2009
Shortly after the German government earmarked €500 million for electric mobility and an additional €60 million for lithium-ion research, consultancy McKinsey’s latest study projects a market potential ...