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Next generation electric powertrain presented by Flemish ...

Next generation electric powertrain presented by Flemish ...

30 April 2013
Research centre Flander’s DRIVE in collaboration with 12 leading Flemish companies, has revealed the next generation powertrain for electric cars. The new ‘Electric Powertrain’ technology can be used...
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Electric vehicles in the spotlight at 2013 Shanghai Auto ...

Electric vehicles in the spotlight at 2013 Shanghai Auto ...

24 April 2013
Electric cars are in the spotlight at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show from 20-29 April in China. International and Chinese domestic car manufacturers including Geely, BYD, Daimler, BMW and Detroit Electric unveiled their ...
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New battery design solves high energy/high power dilemma,...

New battery design solves high energy/high power dilemma,...

18 April 2013
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new lithium-ion battery, with three-dimensional bicontinuous nanoporous electrodes, allowing the battery to be 2,000 times more powerful a...
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UPDATED - Monthly EV sales reach all-time high in the US

UPDATED - Monthly EV sales reach all-time high in the US

3 April 2013
Starting in March 2013, cars21.com will be publishing a monthly report about EV sales in the US that will include information provided by InsideEVs. In March 2013, close to 8,000 EVs were sold in the US market, twice ...
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Take home messages from Geneva Motor Show 2013

Take home messages from Geneva Motor Show 2013

25 March 2013
Besides all the World Premieres, Geneva Motor Show 2013, which ended a week ago, also provided confirmation that hybridisation of the automotive industry is happening. A full range of electrified cars are now being of...
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EVs are good for jobs

EVs are good for jobs

20 March 2013
On 19 March 2013, RICARDO-AEA presented the key findings of the technical and macro-economic study “An economic assessment of low carbon vehicles”. Focusing on light-duty vehicles – cars and vans, th...
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Launch of the Platform for the Electrification of Surface...

Launch of the Platform for the Electrification of Surface...

19 March 2013
On 19 March 2013, Alstom, AVERE, CER, ETRA, EURELECTRIC, EUROBAT, Going-Electric, Nissan, Polis, UITP, and UNIFE join forces by creating a Platform for the Electrification of Surface Transport in Europe. The Platform ...
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Mahindra REVA launches world's cheapest electric car

Mahindra REVA launches world's cheapest electric car

18 March 2013
On 18 March 2013, Mahindra REVA launched its first electric car since the acquisition of a majority stake in Reva by the Mahindra Group in May 2010. The Mahindra e2o, 'set to redefine the Future of Mobility' is an all...
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Report: Full scope of EV emissions compared in 20 countries

Report: Full scope of EV emissions compared in 20 countries

18 February 2013
Electric cars’ carbon emissions are the lowest in Paraguay, Iceland and Sweden, according to a report ‘Shades of Green’ published by a research group Shrink That Footprint. By considering the full sc...
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EV sales increase 103.9% in China in 2012- ELECTRIC CHINA...

EV sales increase 103.9% in China in 2012- ELECTRIC CHINA...

13 February 2013
The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) released their 2012 sales figures for EVs in China. According to CAAM China sold 11,375 pure electric vehicles in 2012. Also in this edition, Finnish battery ma...
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Live reporting from AABC 2013: Market development of...

Live reporting from AABC 2013: Market development of...

7 February 2013
The Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) is taking place in Pasadena, California, until 8 February 2013. Chaired by Dr Menahem Anderman, AAB President, Session 1 of AABTAM focuses on market development of EVs...
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How, why and when companies should add EVs in their fleets

How, why and when companies should add EVs in their fleets

25 January 2013
Transport for London (TfL) and the UK Department for Transport (DfT) have provided funding to support twenty organisations with the analysis of their real life fleet data. According to the analysis report, EVs can pla...
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Shanghai delivers the first free license plate for electr...

Shanghai delivers the first free license plate for electr...

23 January 2013
This week, Shanghai delivered the first free license plate for electric cars. In addition, the city now provides up to 40,000 RMB (~€4,782) in subsidies for electric vehicles and 30,000 RMB (~€3,586) for plu...
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€400 million for fast charging infrastructure; Toyot...

€400 million for fast charging infrastructure; Toyot...

11 January 2013
The Electric Japan column no49 reports on the latest addition to Japan’s EV fleet – this time an affordable EV truck, Toyota’s plan to commercialize contactless charging by 2015, and Japan’s ma...
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Best of 2012 – the most popular news on cars21.com

Best of 2012 – the most popular news on cars21.com

27 December 2012
The “best of 2012” provides a snapshot of the most popular articles published on cars21.com, with a particular focus on new opportunities and challenges for electrified vehicles and battery markets, new go...