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China encouraging citizens to buy electric vehicles

29 October 2014 | Chicago Tribune
China's central and local governments are encouraging people to buy electric vehicles as the country's air pollution grows ever more serious. Many major automakers have released new EV models in China, and the central...
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Will the first actual Model S competitor come from Porsche?

28 October 2014 | Torque News
Though there are quite a few electric cars available today, none are direct competitors of the Tesla Model S. We may see a true challenger from Porsche as early as 2018. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, when announcing that the c...
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Brits finally switch on and plug-in to electric cars as Q...

22 October 2014 | Transport & Environment
After several years of lacklustre plug-in car sales, the UK’s automotive industry has reported a record third quarter to the year, with more than 5,000 plug-in car grants being awarded to Brits keen to dump the ...
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Barcelona joins Amsterdam in electric taxis initiative

21 October 2014 | La Vanguardia
Barcelona (Spain) now has its first three Nissan e-NV200 taxis driving across the city. Iberia Marco Toro, General Manager of Nissan Iberia, pointed out that as sustainable transport is becoming more and more importan...
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All Schiphol taxis now electric cars

17 October 2014 | NLtimes.nl
In a press release the City of Amsterdam announced that starting today all taxi services departing from Schiphol Airport will be taken over by taxi organisations BIOS-groep and BBF SchipholTaxi. 168 fully electric ta...
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Electric vehicles reach highest percentage of US auto sal...

16 October 2014 | Huffington Post
Last month, plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) made up the highest percentage ever tallied of total vehicles sold in the United States. This is news for optimism. For an environmental group like the Sierra Club, it is th...
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NRG eVgo completes largest corporate installation of elec...

15 October 2014 | Benzinga
NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., has completed installation of the largest corporate deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Southern California. eVgo has installed and will manage 60 charg...
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Tesla reveals the D: Two motors and all-wheel-drive

13 October 2014 | CNNMoney.com
"The D" touted by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is here, and it's a dual motor, all-wheel-drive sedan with mind-bending performance numbers. The improvements build on the company's current Model S, offering ...
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Electric Vehicles Sell Power Back to the Grid

2 October 2014 | Wall Street Journal
In the 1990s, Willett Kempton, a professor at the University of Delaware, proposed in a paper that electric vehicles could help pay for themselves by selling power back to the grid. When no one jumped on the idea, he ...
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Berlin approves new incentives for electric car drivers

25 September 2014 | Euractiv
The German government passed a new law on electromobility, including perks for electric car drivers, such as parking privileges, permission to use bus lanes and special transit access. However, environmentalists are u...
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Volvo Buses officially launches the all-new plug-in Elect...

23 September 2014 | Green Car Congress
As previously announced, Volvo Buses will officially launch the new plug-in 7900 Electric Hybrid bus at the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September. The plug-in hybrid drive reduces diesel fuel consump...
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Tesla In Deal To Build 400 Charging Stations In China

2 September 2014 | Green Car Reports
The Chinese market has become vital for many global automakers. For some, it's a haven of high sales numbers to offset struggles in markets like the U.S. and Europe. To others, like Tesla Motors, it's a way to promote...
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‘Greenest’ refrigerated truck goes into servi...

29 August 2014 | Transport Engineer
West Horsley Dairy is making deliveries around London with a 7.5-tonne Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid, complete with a carbon- and noise-free chiller which uses a eutectic system instead of traditional air-blown fridge. Th...
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Volkswagen E-Golf Release Date: VW Announces US Price For...

28 August 2014 | International Business Times
Volkswagen AG’s American subsidiary announced Monday the price of the next electric car to hit the U.S. market. With a basic cost of $36,265, the 2015 e-Golf due in some U.S. dealer showrooms in November  w...
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Georgia looks to boost electric vehicle charging infrastr...

27 August 2014 | bizjournals
Georgia is taking the carrot approach to increase the availability of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) launched an incentive program Aug. 20 that will rew...