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News from Japan this week: EVs proliferating in taxi flee...

News from Japan this week: EVs proliferating in taxi flee...

20 April 2012
In Yokohama, taxi companies are fully integrating EVs into their fleets. The City of Sakai has started a 50-month electric vehicle sharing programme and Fairchild Semiconductor brings new highly efficient gate driver ...
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Electric vehicles are the cheapest of all alternative fuels

Electric vehicles are the cheapest of all alternative fuels

19 April 2012
Pike Research released on 18 April 2012 a report on the “Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Alternative Fuel Vehicles for Fleet Operators”. The report compares the purchase price plus lifetime fuel cost of m...
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Two key opportunities in the EV infrastructure segment: b...

Two key opportunities in the EV infrastructure segment: b...

19 April 2012
In the beginning of the year, Frost & Sullivan have published a “Strategic Analysis of the Global Automotive Market for IT Mobility Platforms”. This analysis identified billing and smart charging as tw...
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‘EVs outperform almost all ICEs across the US’

‘EVs outperform almost all ICEs across the US’

18 April 2012
A report published by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) on 12 April 2012 analyses emissions caused by the charging of electric vehicles (EVs) and the cost of charging as compared to re-fueling a gasoline powered...
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Connect with EV experts and boost your business - join th...

Connect with EV experts and boost your business - join th...

16 April 2012
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Calculating future impact of EVs on electricity grid

Calculating future impact of EVs on electricity grid

13 April 2012
Experts at the Northumbria University in the North East of the United Kingdom have developed a ‘grid capacity calculator’ that provides an estimation of the impact of electric vehicles (EVs) on the existin...
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Heat pumps in EVs: higher efficiency, lower cost

Heat pumps in EVs: higher efficiency, lower cost

10 April 2012
Engineers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, known as PNNL, in Richland, US, are working on nanotechnology that would extend the range of electric cars by allowing them to heat and cool the passenger cabins wit...
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Japanese develop prototype EV that can travel 350 km on a...

Japanese develop prototype EV that can travel 350 km on a...

4 April 2012
The latest Edition of Electric Japan Weekly describes how 34 organisations collaborate to develop the next prototype EV that will be able to travel over 300km on single charge and SIM-Drive engages in infrastructure d...
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Changing tack: Ford is pursuing electric power trains lea...

Changing tack: Ford is pursuing electric power trains lea...

2 April 2012
Differentiating itself from the other Big Three American automotive companies, Ford is putting more emphasis on “electric” rather than “compressed natural gas” powertrains. As its team working ...
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Y the young are not going to buy full-EVs

Y the young are not going to buy full-EVs

30 March 2012
According to a recent survey lead by Deloitte, people from the generation Y are not so likely to buy full-electric vehicles in spite of their interest in alternative energy cars. Only 2% of them would choose a full el...
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EU electricity industry: Common solution on EV charging n...

EU electricity industry: Common solution on EV charging n...

22 March 2012
In its newly published position paper, EURELECTRIC, the Union of the Electricity Industry in Europe, urges the European decision-makers to quickly undertake appropriate actions and decisions on charging infrastructure...
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Are silent EVs still a danger on our streets?

Are silent EVs still a danger on our streets?

20 March 2012
For over 2 years there has been a debate surrounding the potential danger of the EVs' silent motor to the visually impaired, children and disabled people. Some say the wheels noise is enough to be heard, whilst Federa...
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EVs take off in China’s local public transport - EL...

EVs take off in China’s local public transport - EL...

14 March 2012
Many Chinese local governments are vigorously promoting electric vehicles in their public transportation systems, in addition to incorporating them in public fleets.  Moreover, at the beginning of 2012, several l...
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Eco-Tourism: the new continent for electric vehicles

Eco-Tourism: the new continent for electric vehicles

13 March 2012
Seen the rise in popularity of eco-tourism, more and more EV manufacturers and car rental companies have come to realise the commercial value for electric vehicles in this context. Many cities have started promoting e...
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6000 new EV users in first 100 days

6000 new EV users in first 100 days

12 March 2012
Since the launch of car2go in San Diego on 18 November 2011, more than 6,000 people have registered to join North America's first all-electric carsharing programme, and more than 25,000 trips have been taken in the sm...