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Inductive charging and plates to put an end to range anxi...

Inductive charging and plates to put an end to range anxi...

23 July 2009
Charging EV batteries using electromagnetic induction could halt customer reluctance to battery charging. Some EV stakeholders are now actively looking into new ways to overcome one of the major EV consumer behavioral...
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Germany: Joint position paper urges EV industry-policy pl...

Germany: Joint position paper urges EV industry-policy pl...

16 July 2009
The leading automotive, energy, and electro-technical industry associations have called with one voice for a cooperation between industry and policy, and for uniform European standards for EV components. The joint pos...
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McKinsey report suggests environmental approach to EVs

McKinsey report suggests environmental approach to EVs

14 July 2009
While the new McKinsey report suggests a “well to wheel” approach to better assess the environmental impact of EVs, its also explains how the electrification of cars will transform two existing industry an...
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Pike Research report: 1.7 million PHEVs by 2015

Pike Research report: 1.7 million PHEVs by 2015

10 July 2009
The cleantech market intelligence firm forecasts in its new report that the PHEV industry will grow to a total of 1.7 million cars worldwide by 2015. While the United States is projected to be the largest market in th...
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Google smart-grid software and Piezoelectricity

Google smart-grid software and Piezoelectricity

25 June 2009
Google is writing software using vehicle dispatch algorithms that would decide how and when to best charge an EV. This technology could help alleviate concerns over potential peak-time overload and grid saturation. At...
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Going-Electric joins cars21.com

Going-Electric joins cars21.com

25 June 2009
As a voice for full-electric vehicle stakeholders, Going-Electric, the European Association for Battery Electric Vehicles, is working to draft an ambitious legislative framework that would enable European leadership i...
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Limburg University to launch 1st European Clean Mobility ...

Limburg University to launch 1st European Clean Mobility ...

9 June 2009
Last week marked the announcement of the first European Clean Mobility Center in Belgium. In a project that seeks to demonstrate the solution and offer expertise, the Katholieke High School of Limburg (KHLim) will be ...
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How to get one million PHEVs on the roads by 2015?

How to get one million PHEVs on the roads by 2015?

8 June 2009
In its report, the Heinrich Böll Foundation outlines the top ten priorities needed to get PHEVs out of a niche market and turn the overall auto industry into a sustainable and more secure economic basis for the U...
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Fisker and Coulomb Technologies kick-start PHEVs in San Jose

Fisker and Coulomb Technologies kick-start PHEVs in San Jose

3 June 2009
Last week, Fisker Automotive and Coulomb Technologies gathered in Santana Row, in the heart of Silicon Valley, to mark the Sillicon Valley debut of Fisker. Henrik Fisker, the premium green car designer, attended the e...
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Do we have enough lithium to fuel our future cars?

Do we have enough lithium to fuel our future cars?

29 May 2009
As all eyes have turned to electric vehicles as being the answer to an ailing industry and increasing environmental issues, concerns are now growing as to whether we will have enough lithium-ion for a mass production ...
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Harmonising US standards for successful EV uptake

Harmonising US standards for successful EV uptake

27 May 2009
The SAE has established a Hybrid Standards committee to help US states adopt a set of coherent PHEV and EV standards and test procedures. The committee is currently working on 9 standards, some of which will be finali...
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TH!NK city EV fully homologated in Europe

TH!NK city EV fully homologated in Europe

15 May 2009
By granting the first ever Pan European EV homologation certificate to the TH!NK city EV, the Dutch authorities paved the way to a faster introduction of EVs in Europe. Issued under the Pan European Type Approval proc...
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Video demonstrates Better Place battery switch technology

Video demonstrates Better Place battery switch technology

15 May 2009
A short video released by Better Place demonstrates how its automated battery switch technology for electric vehicles works in practice. You can watch the video here.
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IEA-HEV 2009 outlook

IEA-HEV 2009 outlook

13 May 2009
In spring 2009, the IEA-HEV presented its 2009 outlook. The document focusing on hybrid and electric vehicles, outlines a set of expectations for the future (until 2015) that may influence global mobility. The documen...
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Building the 21st century US super grid

Building the 21st century US super grid

8 May 2009
In a recent report, the Heinrich Böll Foundation stressed the importance of modernizing the US grid if it is to meet the future needs and requirements of renewable electricity consumption and production. The pape...