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Separating battery to vehicle ownership to accelerate EV ...

Separating battery to vehicle ownership to accelerate EV ...

27 July 2009
The first study on the adoption rates of electric vehicles that assumes that pay-per-mile service contracts finance the cost of the battery was carried out at UC Berkley. The study predicts that such vehicles will acc...
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UPDATE: Plugsurfing: Europe’s largest community net...

UPDATE: Plugsurfing: Europe’s largest community net...

10 January 2012
Thanks to Plugsurfing, a new EV charging online network, European EV owners don’t have to worry anymore about range and insufficient public EV-charging infrastructures. The service includes 13,000+ public and pr...
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Electric vehicle market: myths and facts in 2012

Electric vehicle market: myths and facts in 2012

15 February 2012
Prior EV market predictions by leading consulting and research institutes have been proven wrong by the slow sales of EVs in the market. Analysts have now begun to re-evaluate their judgements for market trends, prese...
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Alternatives to lithium-ion: 3D micro-batteries &  zi...

Alternatives to lithium-ion: 3D micro-batteries & zi...

28 January 2011
Two US-American research teams are investigating nickel-tin nano wires and a combination of atmospheric oxygen with zinc metal pellets as the “fuel” of tomorrow’s electric vehicles. The alternatives,...
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Batteries: Beyond lithium-ion

Batteries: Beyond lithium-ion

14 February 2012
While lithium-ion has established itself as THE battery chemistry for electric vehicles for the moment and possibly for the next ten years, researchers and companies look of course into other alternatives and future s...
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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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What 8 leading surveys have to say about EVs

What 8 leading surveys have to say about EVs

17 January 2011
A number of recent surveys from a variety of firms have painted a clear picture of the electric vehicle landscape for both manufacturers and consumers. cars21.com analyzed surveys from Kelley Blue Book (KBB), IBM, Nie...
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EURELECTRIC publishes interactive EV projects map

EURELECTRIC publishes interactive EV projects map

14 November 2011
EURELECTRIC, the Union of the Electricity Industry in Europe, has launched an interactive map, freely accessible, to list all EV projects in progress in Europe. The map will be updated every three months, giving a goo...
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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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UPDATE: B2B global directory for EV business now in Beta ...

UPDATE: B2B global directory for EV business now in Beta ...

21 September 2009
NEW: Already 250 companies added to the first interactive world map for the EV industry. It will soon grow to be the largest online “Yellow Pages” for the electric vehicle industry. Send us your company d...
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UPDATE: McKinsey: Radical new ways to market electric veh...

UPDATE: McKinsey: Radical new ways to market electric veh...

20 November 2009
A new McKinsey study suggests a completely new approach of market segmentation to achieve significant savings for electric vehicle drivers. By focusing on the special needs of different driver groups the electric vehi...
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Report: 10 predictions for the future of EVs

Report: 10 predictions for the future of EVs

21 December 2009
Important truths about how the EV market will evolve in the next years have been revealed by a white paper published by the market research and consulting firm Pike Research. The report discusses the next key players ...
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The run on lithium

The run on lithium

29 January 2010
Car manufacturers rush to close deals with lithium suppliers and to secure access to a resource that is as common as lead or nickel. The supply chain of lithium is fragile due to unreliable lithium miners and suppliers.
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Geneva goes electric - all EV Premiers

Geneva goes electric - all EV Premiers

3 March 2010
It’s done. The electric vehicle has arrived in carmakers’ heads. The question remains if it is going to stay there. At least at this year’s Geneva Auto Show almost every manufacturer proudly presente...
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First findings of UK CABLED electric vehicle trial

First findings of UK CABLED electric vehicle trial

21 June 2010
The West Midlands-based CABLED project published first findings of a UK-wide electric vehicle and low carbon vehicle testing project. First findings indicate that EVs outperform daily usage needs in terms of range and...