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Renewable energy used in 550 EV charging points in Berlin

Renewable energy used in 550 EV charging points in Berlin

29 April 2009
On 27 April, the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development announced its new partnership with energy provider RWE and Daimler / BMW in what marks Germany’s first concrete steps towards e-mobility. 550 charg...
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European wide standardised plugs for Electric Vehicles

European wide standardised plugs for Electric Vehicles

23 April 2009
Several major automotive and energy companies have reached an agreement on a standardized plug to recharge electric vehicles. This important step comes at a time when battery suppliers, OEMs and global automotive asso...
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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 ...
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An examination of the benefits and barriers to PHEVs

An examination of the benefits and barriers to PHEVs

17 April 2009
In their paper: Beyond batteries: An examination of the benefits and barriers to plug-in hybrid vehicles and a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) transition, Benjamin K.Sovacool and Richard F.Hirsh outline the promise and possible...
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A123 Systems to manufacture Chrysler’s batteries fo...

A123 Systems to manufacture Chrysler’s batteries fo...

9 April 2009
Chrysler has signed a deal for A123 Systems to deliver lithium-ion batteries for its 2010 expected batch of EVs. A123 Systems will provide the batteries and both companies will jointly develop the modules and packs fo...
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Irish government signs deal with Renault-Nissan

Irish government signs deal with Renault-Nissan

6 April 2009
As part of its plan to have one tenth of all cars electric by 2020, the Irish government has signed an agreement with Renault-Nissan alliance to become the first to provide Ireland with EVs in the next two years.
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Fisker appoints first 32 US retailers to sell its cars

Fisker appoints first 32 US retailers to sell its cars

1 April 2009
Green premium automaker Fisker announced last week the first set of retailers that would sell its PHEVs across the US starting with the $87,900, 100mpg Karma sedan, later this year. The 32 retailers are all well estab...
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Detroit Electric’s Malaysian partnership

Detroit Electric’s Malaysian partnership

31 March 2009
Detroit Electric and Malaysian carmaker Proton have signed a partnership to mass-produce affordable zero-emission electric cars. Vehicles will be fitted with Detroit Electric’s patented electric drive system in ...
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Renault-Nissan signs EV deal with Monaco Government

Renault-Nissan signs EV deal with Monaco Government

30 March 2009
Renault-Nissan and the Government of Monaco have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the use of electric vehicles in the principality. With an aim to bring large numbers of electric vehicles to the Europea...
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Nissan to sell EVs in 2010 - two years earlier than planned

Nissan to sell EVs in 2010 - two years earlier than planned

24 March 2009
Nissan is ready to start electric vehicles sales sooner than expected if the demand is already there. The carmaker has signed a new agreement with utility company San Diego Gas and Electric to identify how to best pre...
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Magna International and BRUSA Elektronik form partnership

Magna International and BRUSA Elektronik form partnership

20 March 2009
After a few months of negotiations, Magna and BRUSA Elektronik have announced their official collaboration on electric and hybrid applications. They aim at placing themselves at the forefront of the international comp...
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Daimler car battery alliance seeking third partner

Daimler car battery alliance seeking third partner

17 March 2009
After establishing a strategic alliance with German industrial conglomerate Evonik Industries in December 2008, Daimler is now furthering talks with various companies to find the alliance’s third partner. The pa...
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The beltway battery : the fastest ever charging battery

The beltway battery : the fastest ever charging battery

16 March 2009
A revolution in the way we think about technology is about to happen as engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have invented a battery that can charge in only seconds. The new smaller and lighter lit...
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cars21.com - the new B2B platform for electric vehicles

cars21.com - the new B2B platform for electric vehicles

10 March 2009
The first online business-to-business exchange and information hub for full electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles is live. Starting with daily news, a dedicated products and services section, and an extensive papers co...
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Better Place signs deal with 19 Israeli companies

Better Place signs deal with 19 Israeli companies

25 February 2009
The Californian start up is set to start cooperation with 19 Israeli companies to test the suitability of Better Place electric cars and facilities for their fleet. The first companies signing up to the project range ...