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Tesla Model S: test-drive, European plan, battery swapping

Tesla Model S: test-drive, European plan, battery swapping

5 July 2013
After focusing on the delivery of the Model S for the US market in the first half of 2013, Tesla is now ready to hit the European market and will ship the first cars to Europe at the end of July. A bit later it will l...
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EV survey results; EV results at Pikes Peak race; free ba...

EV survey results; EV results at Pikes Peak race; free ba...

3 July 2013
The 50th Electric Japan column reports on a recent survey on experience with EVs, a new addition to the Japanese electric fleet, the first hydrogen stations for FCEVs, encouraging results from Japanese EVs at the inte...
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EU could create 1 million jobs and save up to €83 bi...

EU could create 1 million jobs and save up to €83 bi...

24 June 2013
According to a new report – Fuelling Europe’s Future: How auto innovation leads to EU jobs – released on 24 June 2013 by a consortium of transport sector stakeholders, Europe could improve its growth...
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New report on the challenges and opportunities EVs are fa...

New report on the challenges and opportunities EVs are fa...

21 June 2013
Electric cars have great environmental benefits, such as reduced emissions from GHG and other pollutants, as well as potential to significantly reduce the USA oil dependency. Nevertheless, the benefits largely depend ...
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Pure electric sedan now qualifies for subsidies in China ...

Pure electric sedan now qualifies for subsidies in China ...

19 June 2013
The first pure electric sedan JL7001BEV, which is jointly developed by Kandi and Geely has got official approval from Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China in June 2013. &nb...
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US Electric Vehicles sales report for May

US Electric Vehicles sales report for May

12 June 2013
The monthly EV sales report is provided by InsideEVs and is updated with latest information available. In total, 7,554 EVs were sold in May of 2013, representing the 3rd best month of all time. As a point of reference...
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EVs are greener and better for the environment, confirms ...

EVs are greener and better for the environment, confirms ...

11 June 2013
Electric cars are greener – reiterates a new study by Newcastle University. Even when fossil fuels dominance of the UK power mix is taken into account, EVs are calculated to be responsible for 85 grams of CO2 em...
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E-mobility in e-Estonia: EV rental service and a nation w...

E-mobility in e-Estonia: EV rental service and a nation w...

5 June 2013
At the end of June an electric vehicle (EV) rental service will be launched in the Tallinn and Tartu, the two largest cities in Estonia. The aim of the project is to familiarise the public with driving an electric car...
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Field-study by VW and Lichtblick to boost electric cars

Field-study by VW and Lichtblick to boost electric cars

4 June 2013
VW and Lichtblick will launch a field study in Berlin to test twenty VW E-Up, and find out whether the electric cars could serve as a source of electricity. The idea behind the study is to assess the feasibility of tr...
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Beijing invests heavily in electric vehicles- ELECTRIC CH...

Beijing invests heavily in electric vehicles- ELECTRIC CH...

29 May 2013
In May, Beijing launched its first EV rental demonstration base in the Tsinghua University Science Park. The city plans to have 50,000 electric cars, which will include 30,000 private vehicles, and 8,000 public buses ...
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Deutsche Post DHL goes electric

Deutsche Post DHL goes electric

22 May 2013
On 21 May 2013, Deutsche Post DHL presented a pilot project that will see the deployment of electric delivery vehicles in its fleet, starting in mid-2013 in the Bonn city center and surrounding region. 79 EVs will be ...
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Lease plans and battery rental - solutions to the EV mark...

Lease plans and battery rental - solutions to the EV mark...

16 May 2013
Electric vehicles have required OEMs to come up with new business models in order to increase sales. Battery rental, EV leasing or EVs available in multiple battery sizes, are some of the innovative schemes that have ...
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Latest developments on ELEVTRA, the EU project for EV tra...

Latest developments on ELEVTRA, the EU project for EV tra...

14 May 2013
The ELEVTRA project, funded by the European Life Long Learning programme, met for its 3rd transnational meeting in Gijon, Asturias, Spain on 7-10 May 2013. The project partners had the opportunity to present progress ...
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Electric mobility in a smart city – 200 EVs to be t...

Electric mobility in a smart city – 200 EVs to be t...

8 May 2013
Electric mobility project Zem2All (Zero Emissions to All), backed by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi and Spanish utility provider Endesa, has been launched at the end of April 2013 in Malaga. The objective of this pil...
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US Electric Vehicles sales report for April

US Electric Vehicles sales report for April

2 May 2013
The monthly EV sales report is provided by InsideEVs and is updated with latest information available. In April 2013, more than 7,000 EVs were sold in the US market, twice as many as in April 2012, for a total market ...