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A better plug for your EV

3 June 2014 | Autoweek
Not that anybody's really buying a lot of electric cars yet, but someday they will, maybe, and when they do, technology is going to be a heck of a lot better than it is today. Take that “Emergency Charge Cable&r...
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Why Tesla Motors Inc. Could Produce More Electric Cars in...

23 May 2014 | The Motley Fool
People think that electric vehicles are inconvenient -- they take too long to charge and cost a lot of money. Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) , maker of high-performance electric vehicles, is taking an aggressive appro...
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Why Electric Vehicles Will Rule the Road

23 May 2014 | Wall Street Journal
I’m not generally a fan of picking winners and losers except when it comes to the future of cars. Here, electric vehicles (EVs) are the clear long-term winners. They’re highly efficient, dirt cheap to powe...
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More Bangaloreans switching to electric vehicles

23 May 2014 | ETAuto.com
If you are driving a Rs 6 lakh petrol car and travel about 35km a day in Bangalore, you'd be spending about Rs 7000 on fuel. But for an electric car, you'd shell out less than half that amount (nearly Rs 3000) to char...
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First drive: VW e-Golf

23 May 2014 | Top Gear
It's the first-ever Golf to entirely do away with that old-school notion of an internal combustion engine. The e-Golf is instead propelled solely by an electric motor, fed by a battery pack, sending 113bhp to the fron...
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Nissan Banks on China Subsidies to Boost Electric Cars

15 May 2014 | Bloomberg
Nissan Motor Co. (7201), maker of the Leaf electric vehicle, said it is targeting to win 20 percent of EV sales in China as the central government steps up efforts to cut auto emissions and reduce air pollution. EV s...
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Smith Electric Vehicles finds $42M investor

15 May 2014 | Kansas City Business Journal
Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. will resume production in Kansas City in the summer now that the company is set to receive $42 million from a Hong Kong investor. On Monday, the Kansas City electric vehicle company annou...
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New battery tech may lead to inexpensive, safer electric ...

15 May 2014 | Cnet
A large portion of the high cost of electric cars comes from their batteries, and the biggest problem for electric car owners is the time it takes to recharge those batteries. A new battery technology from Power Japan...
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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Startup ChargePoint Rai...

15 May 2014 | Forbes
The electric vehicle market is a hard road for any startup. Ignoring Tesla’s booming success on the stock market over the past year, the industry lays rife with recent high-profiles failures: Better Place, ECOta...
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Volkswagen Launches the People's Electric Car

15 May 2014 | The Street
This is an important moment in the electric car history. Volkswagen (VLKAY) plans to sell eGolf in America by year-end -- and I was one of the first people to test drive it on U.S. soil this week. VW added the eGolf...
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U.K. To Invest $850 Million By 2020 To Promote Electric V...

8 May 2014 | Green Car Reports
 Despite hefty incentives, electric vehicle sales have remained stagnant in the United Kingdom. While sales doubled in 2013 compared to 2012, matching the global trend, just 2,500 vehicles found homes last yea...
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Report: Global electric vehicle sales double in 2013

8 May 2014 | Business Green
Electric vehicles' journey into the mainstream is gathering pace. According to a major new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), global sales of electric vehicles doubled last year to arou...
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We Are On The Verge Of An Electric Vehicle Revolution

8 May 2014 | Gizmodo
In Australia, our beautiful wide brown land means that we love our big cars. Holden’s Commodore and Ford’s Falcon dominated the top of new vehicle sales lists for decades; even in recent years, and even in...
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Palo Alto looks to supercharge electric vehicle charger o...

8 May 2014 | San Jose Mercury News
A Palo Alto law that requires new single-family homes to come rigged for electric vehicle chargers could soon be extended to other developments. On Tuesday, the City Council's Policy and Services Committee is slate...
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Electric-Car Buyers Younger And Richer Than Hybrid Owners

23 April 2014 | Forbes
While it might seem logical to expect the demographics for buyers of both electric and hybrid-powered cars to be similar, the former tend to skew considerably younger and more affluent than the latter according to a m...