Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fully Charged | New Season Announcement

A brief announcement about the new season of Fully Charged. Coming very soon....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHOyViYs45g&feature=youtube_gdat

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As Competition Heats Up, Daimler Wants More Plug-in Babies With Tesla

A few months after the Tesla Model S first went on sale in Europe, the Californian automaker is still proving popular with European EV buyers, outselling all other plug-in cars in some European countries. But it isn’t just European consumers who can’t get enough of Tesla: it turns out that some automakers can’t get enough [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/31/as-competition-heats-up-daimler

ProdecoTech Phantom X3 Electric Bike Pictures & Specs

The ProdecoTech Phantom X3 with a large 36V 16ah LiFePO4 battery and a solid mix of brand name components (SRAM, AVID, Rock Shox, Truvativ, Continential, etc.) has arrived for testing and review! In this first part of the review there are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with this electric bike. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/prodecotech-phantom-x3-electric-bike-pic

Honda Demonstrates Networked Self-Parking EVs

Do you hate finding parking in a busy shopping centre car park? We do, but if Honda’s vision of the future comes reality, we’ll soon be able to leave our cars at the entrance while they go and park themselves. Demonstrated recently at the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress in Tokyo, Honda’s system isn’t quite [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/31/honda-demonstrates-networked-se

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ConsumerReports Ranked the Ford C-Max Energi High for Owner Satisfaction

Yesterday, I published a blog on media reports on the Ford C-Max Energi having the worst reliability of all vehicles covered by ConsumerReports.  According to a member on the Ford C-Max Energi Forum, the Energi had the largest percent of … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=429

Transport Evolved: Tesla Store London Opening Special

Just under a week ago, Tesla opened its London Store with a gala event at the Westfield Mall, London. We were there live-blogging from the event, produced a Storify record of our live-tweets, and even managed to squeeze in an interview with EV advocate and actor Robert Llewellyn, and Vauxhall Amepra driver Richard Goldsmith. who [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/30/transport-evolved-tesla-store-l

San Diego To Vancouver: Now Easy In A Tesla Model S

With a little planning, it’s fairly easy to make a road trip of a few hundred miles in an electric car, provided of course you’ve got somewhere to charge on the way.  Even if you happen to own a car equipped with rapid charging technology like the CHAdeMO connectors found on the Nissan LEAF and [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/30/san-diego-to-vancouver-now-easy

Trendsetting: How the i3 and i8 Plug-in Cars Will Revolutionise BMW

Forgive us for saying so, but BMW isn’t the first automaker we think of when it comes to sustainable, green motoring, at least historically speaking. Even with its i-range of plug-in cars — the soon-to-launch i3 electric hatch and i8 plug-in hybrid sports coupe — we hadn’t seen anything to indicate that BMW’s enviornmentally-concious plug-in [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/30/trendsetting-how-the-i3-and-i8-

Tesla Signs Deal With Panasonic, Secures Model S, Model X Battery Supply

Tesla and Panasonic announced earlier today that a battery partnership first announced in 2011 to supply Tesla with battery cells for its Model S Sedan has been expanded and updated, securing Tesla an ongoing supply of lithium-ion battery cells for at least the next four years. As part of the agreement, Panasonic will supply Tesla [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/30/tesla-signs-deal-with-panasonic

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Transport Evolved's Guide To: Autumn and WInter EV Driving"

We've been having a lot of stormy weather in the UK over the past three to four days with recorded wind speeds of nearly 100mph and flooding happening across large parts of the UK. There has been a lot of talk about people getting stuck at home, not being able to get to work and [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/29/transport-evolveds-guide-to-aut

E-Bike News: Jive Bike, London E-Bike Share, LeBron James, Toyota i-ROAD, E-Bikes & Sustainable Energy, + More! [VIDEOS]

Lots of e-bike news: The new folding, chainless electric Jive Bike, e-bike share in London, LeBron James and Millennial's commuting by bike, bikes outsell cars, video of Toyota i-ROAD, belt drives and e-bikes, & more! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/e-bike-news-jive-bike-london-e-bike-shar

My Favorite Car Is Trashed by ConsumerReports and the Media

If you haven’t heard, ConsumerReports has given the Ford C-Max Energi the worse rating of all vehicles.  My favorite car is being trashed.  The media is giving it lots of coverage.  I haven’t paid the $6.95 to subscribe for one … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=428

Tesla Model S Gains Consumer Reports' Recommendation

It would be fair to say that Consumer Reports loves the Tesla Motors Model S. When they tested the car back in may they said it was ‘the best car they have ever tested' and gave it their highest rating of any car they have tested: 99 out of 100. At the time, the Model [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/29/tesla-model-s-gains-consumer-re

Monday, October 28, 2013

A Picture (or Graph) is Worth a Thousand Words

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-picture-or-graph-is-worth-th

Transport Evolved Episode 171. On The Road Special: London Tesla Store Opening

On today’s Transport Evolved: Tesla tunes the Model S for the autobahn, Mitsubishi delivers the Outlander PHEV, and we head to London These, and many other stories, on this week’s Transport Evolved, with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, Robert Llewellyn and Richard Goldsmith Click beyond the break to see our full show notes, including timings of [… ...


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http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/28/transport-evolved-episode-171-o

Sunday, October 27, 2013

EV Party (featuring a Model S)

http://mit-evt.blogspot.com/2013/10/ev-party-featuring-model-s.htm

Hamburg, Germany slowly plugging into EVs

I'm spending the year in Hamburg, Germany with my family -- hence, the relative lack of new entries on SolarChargedDriving.Com.We're carless here, actually! So, I can't write from first-hand experience about an EV, or even having a solar system (we're living in a pretty tiny apartment in Hamburg, in a building that does not have solar on it).But that doesn't mean that I'm not paying attention to solar and EVs here in the global king of solar. I'v ...

LEAF-taxi

http://solarchargeddriving.com/editors-blog/on-evs-a-phevs/1189-hambur

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Feedback Requested! (Get Out the Podium!)

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2013/10/feedback-requested-get-out-pod

First TN Dealer Quick Charge Station installed in Cool Springs

Nissan have promised to subsidize the installation of over 100 quick charging stations at Nissan dealers. They have been fairly coy as to which cities they are targeting with this initiative. A pilot study was undertaken in California where 27 … Continue reading → ...

http://jpwhitenissanleaf.com/2013/10/26/first-tn-dealer-quick-charge-s

Friday, October 25, 2013

T.E.N. Episode 5: Tesla High-speed Tuning, UK store and SuperChargers, i3 UK Prices, Spark Sadness

Welcome to episode five of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week. Just ten minutes in length, T.E.N. delivers the EV news in a bite-sized format, and [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/25/t-e-n-episode-5-tesla-high-spee

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Just Take The Prius!

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2013/10/just-take-prius.htm

Tesla UK Store Official Opening

Tesla Motors is opening a new store in the UK and Mark and Nikki from the Transport Evolved team have gone along to see what the new store has to offer. The official start of proceedings is 7pm BST and in attendance will be CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, who – with any luck [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/24/tesla-uk-store-official-opening

Volvo Concludes Study Into Wireless EV Charging, Says It Has A Promising Future

Wireless charging is safe, it has a promising future, and implementing it in future cars could make them more appealable to buyers. That’s the conclusion of a study conducted by Swedish automaker Volvo, which has just finished its first ever study into the technology. Conducted in collaboration with a consortium of other companies in the [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/24/volvo-concludes-study-into-wire

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

FlyKly Smart Wheel: Easily Convert Your Bike to Electric! [VIDEO]

The FlyKly Smart Wheel makes an easy (replace rear wheel), economical ($550 - $700), and relatively light (9 lbs.) way to convert your traditional bike to electric! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/flykly-smart-wheel-easily-convert-your-b

Volkswagen XL1 Plug-in Hybrid Driven: The Future, Or Just An Expensive Toy?

Sleek. Sexy. Futuristic. Efficient. These are just four words that could be used to describe Volkswagen’s limited-production two-seat plug-in XL1 coupe, the €100,000+ fuel-sipping car that makes the Toyota Prius look like a gas-guzzling Humvee But after getting the chance to drive one this morning at Volkswagen’s UK technical centre, do we think the XL1 [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/23/volkswagen-xl1-plug-in-hybrid-d

Tesla UK Store Opening: Transport Evolved to Live Blog

Transport Evolved has been invited to the opening of the new Tesla Motor’s store in London. As we know you all love your Tesla news, we thought we would live blog the opening. The main event starts at 7pm BST but we will be around before that seeing who in the world of EVs we [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/23/tesla-uk-store-opening-transpor

C-Max Inventory High; Michigan Assembly Plant Scheduled for Two Weeks of Down Time

According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Ford began October with 122 days of inventory supply for the C-Max.  Inventory rose from 108 days on September 1st.  Automakers try to inventory about 60 days of supply per vehicle.  The C-Max Hybrid had the … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=425

BMW i3 UK Pricing Unveiled: Build It Your Way

It’s official: the highly-anticipated BMW i3 electric hatchback will be available from just £30,625 before a £5,000 UK government grant when it goes on sale in the UK next year, with its range-extended sibling, the i3-REX, costing just £3,150 more. A quick bit of simple maths shows that the Range Extender will cost you £3150 [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/23/bmw-i3-uk-pricing-unveiled-buil

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Help Pedego Electric Bikes Win a Superbowl Ad! [VIDEO]

If Pedego wins, 121 million viewers would learn about Pedego and electric bikes in general! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/help-pedego-electric-bikes-win-a-superbo

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Goes On Sale in Europe (Finally)

Mitsubishi’s first plug-in hybrid — the 2014 Outlander Plug-in Hybrid — may have recently had its U.S. launch date delayed due to a plethora of problems with supply and manufacture of its lithium-ion battery pack, but as of  yesterday, the plug-in crossover SUV is finally available in Europe. More months late than we care to [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/22/mitsubishi-outlander-plug-in-hy

Poll: More Americans believe in global warming/climate crisis

WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2011 (ENS) -- More Americans today believe that global warming is occurring compared to one year ago, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Stanford University and Reuters news agency and released today. … Continue reading → ...

http://www.funruninthesun.org/?p=110

Tesla Gives Free Autobahn Tuning To Model S Drivers in Europe, Adds 135 kW Superchargers

With a 0-60mph time of 4.2 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 130 mph, the Tesla Model S is the fastest all-electric car you can buy on the market today. But for those lucky enough to live in Germany and own a Model S, Tesla will offer custom tuning for high-speed driving, ensuring those [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/22/tesla-gives-free-autobahn-tunin

Monday, October 21, 2013

H2 Energy Outlook: How Many Miracles?

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2013/10/h2-energy-outlook-how-many-m

Is An Electric Nissan Qashqai In The Pipeline?…Maybe…

Nissan’s first mass-produced electric car, the five-door LEAF hatchback, has sold more than 83,000 units worldwide since its launch in 2010. Yet its quirky looks, high-gadget appeal, high price, limited range and tree-hugging name put many buyers off. But what would happen if Nissan took the LEAF’s all-electric drivetrain and put it into one of [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/21/is-an-electric-nissan-qashqai-i

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode 170. The Name's Musk, Elon Musk.

On today’s Transport Evolved: Making more i3s, a double-capacity Nissan LEAF, and Elon Musk IS James Bond. These, and many other stories, on this week’s Transport Evolved, with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, Deb Seymour, and Brad Horton.   You can watch on the Live page, or listen live with Mixlr. Click beyond the break to see our full [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/20/transport-evolved-episode-170-t

Friday, October 18, 2013

City Walk: What's Your Excuse?

This episode questions non-walkers on their excuses for sitting around, and has fun encouraging people to get up and move. City Walk is a unique six-part series that reveals the way walking...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz47laSxxiQ&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: everybodywalk

City Walk: Can't Walk There

How do you get more people walking? Build excellent Sidewalks. City Walk talks to Neha Bhatt of Smart Growth America and Sideya Sherman of the Municipal Arts...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwEp3FXNLCw&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: everybodywalk

T.E.N. Episode 4: Tesla Model Y, MyFord Connect, BMW i3, Martin Eberhard, Model X, Leaf and Kia Soul

Welcome to episode four of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week. Just ten minutes in length, T.E.N. delivers the EV news in a bite-sized format, and [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/18/t-e-n-episode-4-tesla-model-y-m

Test Riding the Haibike XDURO AMT Pro with Bosch Electric Bike System in Sedona Arizona [PICS & VIDEOS!]

The ride report of the Haibike AMT Pro 6" travel full suspension mountain bike with the Bosch Performance Line mid drive kit on the rugged mountain bike trails of Sedona Arizona. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/test-riding-the-haibike-xduro-amt-pro-wi

Thursday, October 17, 2013

40 years after the 1973 October oil embargo

Today appliances require less than half the energy they did four decades ago. Heating systems are now 20 percent more efficient. The past couple of decades have seen a renewed interest in solar and wind power. Global wind power capacity … Continue reading → ...

http://www.funruninthesun.org/?p=110

A2B Shima Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

Full review of the fast (28 mph) A2B Shima that includes an overview of the bike, ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-bike. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/a2b-shima-electric-bike-review-video

Across the Swiss Alps in a Nissan Leaf

‘The skeptics who say you can’t get anywhere in an EV are wrong. Look where we are.’ These words were uttered by one of the two people – maybe not the first, but certainly not the last – to drive to the top (ish) of the Swiss Alps in a Nissan Leaf. The pair have [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/17/across-the-swiss-alps-in-a-niss

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Nissan Quietly Races Longer-Range LEAF Prototype in Spanish EcoSeries

Imagine you’re an automaker planning to enter your first production car in Spain’s EcoSeries race series. Designed to reward efficient driving rather than just finishing first, the EcoSeries is a great way to see just what’s possible in your car. But how do you ensure that your cars have the best possible chance of winning? [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/16/nissan-quietly-races-longer-ran

BMW Considers i3 Production Boost

When we saw the BMW i3 at the Cenex LCV event this year, it  is fair to say we were impressed. Before seeing the car in the flesh (or carbon-fiber reinforced plastic as it is with this car) we had our concerns about its looks putting people off. We were wrong and happily ate our words. [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/16/bmw-considers-i3-production-boo

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ford Site Provides Online Information for Your C-Max

Do you ever wonder whether you have outstanding recalls or software upgrades for your Ford C-Max Hybrid or Energi?  There is a little-known tool, FordEtis, the Online Technical Information and Services website.  Although developed for the European market, it works … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=424

Autolib Car-Sharing Fire: Is Paris' Car-Sharing Service Under Attack?

Less than two weeks after a Tesla Model S hit the headlines after a collision with metallic debris on a Washington freeway caused the front part of its battery pack to catch on fire, the spectre of EV fires is back in the news yet again. This time, the subject of the fire isn’t an [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/15/autolib-car-sharing-fire-is-par

Monday, October 14, 2013

Ford's My Ford Mobile App Breaks in Apple's iOS7, Ford Pulls App, Support

We've all been there: you update your smart phone software and find that a piece of software you've come to rely on no-longer works with the new operating system. From both the end user and the developer point of view, that a nightmarish scenario. Worse still if it an App you rely on daily, like [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/14/fords-my-ford-mobile-app-breaks

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Finishing battery box lids

http://electrojeep.blogspot.com/2013/10/finishing-battery-box-lids.htm

Two for the Road -- Review of Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell and Buckshot Bluetooth Speakers

Gary Kaye puts the Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell and Buckshot Bluetooth wireless speakers to the test on his electric bike. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/review-outdoor-tech-turtle-shell-bucksho

The Perfect Office Gift for an EV fan: The Model S Desk

The Draper University of Heroes has been specifically designed to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs – so what better way to welcome people to a University reception than with a Model S desk? This photo appeared on Steve Jurvetson’s Flickr stream this week, along with some others showing off the amazingly inspirational surroundings at [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/13/the-perfect-office-gift-for-an-

Transport Evolved Episode 169: I Want ALL THE PLUGS

On today’s Transport Evolved:  These, and many other stories, on this week’s Transport Evolved, with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, Michael Thwaite and Kate Walton-Elliott   You can watch on the Live page, or listen live with Mixlr. Click beyond the break to see our full show notes, including timings of each story in the show. Introduction Please note: [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/13/transport-evolved-episode-169-i

Saturday, October 12, 2013

T.E.N. Episode 3: Tesla Rapid Charge, Plug-in Prius Price Drop, Ecotality & Ecotricity news and i3 REX pricing

Welcome to episode three of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week. Just ten minutes in length, T.E.N. delivers the EV news in a bite-sized format, and [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/12/t-e-n-episode-3-tesla-rapid-cha

$1000 or "Those Were the Good Old Days!"

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2013/10/1000-or-those-were-good-old-da

Friday, October 11, 2013

Cadillac ELR Priced At $75,995. Would You Pay That Much?

After months of speculation, General Motor’s luxury two-door plug-in coupe — the Cadillac ELR — will go on sale in the U.S. next year priced at $75,995, including $995 destination charge, GM confirmed today. Built upon the same drivetrain as the range-extended Chevrolet Volt, the luxury coupe combines Cadillac’s trademark opulence with an expected 35 [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/11/cadillac-elr-priced-at-75995-wo

City Walk: Side Effects: Daniela

When college student Daniela had a stroke at the age of 18, walking became a major step in her rehabilitation. See her heartwarming recovery. City Walk is a ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8On3vy-z6g&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: everybodywalk

A2B Shima Electric Bike Pictures & Specs

This is part 1 of the fast (28 mph) A2B Shima electric bike review and it will give you an idea of what this e-bike is all about with a bunch of pictures and info on the specifications. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/a2b-shima-electric-bike-video-pictures-s

Does the Nissan LEAF Have Problems Charging in Public?

The Nissan LEAF, with more than 83,000 now sold worldwide, is one of the world’s most recognisable and loved EVs. But has all that attention meant that LEAFs are now to shy to charge in public? Based on our own experiences — and those of other LEAF drivers in the UK, that might just be [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/11/does-the-nissan-leaf-have-probl

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Volkswagen, Ecotricity Sign Deal For Zero-Emissions Driving

Those suspicious of the environmental benefits of electric cars often claim that the carbon footprint from the electricity used to power them negates their benefits of not having a tailpipe, but thanks to UK utility company Ecotricity, those buying a Volkswagen EV will know their cars really are powered from low-emissions renewable electricity. The Stroud-based [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/10/volkswagen-ecotricity-sign-deal

Toyota Cuts Pricing on their Prius Plug Ins!

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2013/10/toyota-cuts-pricing-on-their-p

Guest Post: Review of the Brammo Empulse Electric Motorcycle

Last Sunday, I had a chance to test-ride a Brammo Empulse. This commercially available electric motorcycle is high-performance, boasting up to 100-mile range per charge and over 100 MPH top speed. The day before was National Plug-In Day, promoting all types of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and this cycle was in my area as [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/10/review-of-the-brammo-empulse

Guest Post: Review of the Brammo Empulse Electric Motorcycle

Last Sunday, I had a chance to test-ride a Brammo Empulse. This commercially available electric motorcycle is high-performance, boasting up to 100-mile range per charge and over 100 MPH top speed. The day before was National Plug-In Day, promoting all types of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and this cycle was in my area as [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/10/review-of-the-brammo-empulse

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Why the Electric Car is Here to Stay

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2013/10/why-electric-car-is-here-to-

Nissan Pits Electric Vs Gasoline In Race-Track Duel. Who Will Win?

What’s faster: a Nissan 370Z Nismo Sports coupe developing 250bhp from a meaty V6 engine, or a Nissan LEAF Nismo RC? It isn’t exactly a fair test of course. On paper, the Nismo-tuned version of Nissan’s popular production sports coupe is far more powerful than the all-eletric race car, supposedly more power at the wheels [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/09/nissan-pits-electric-vs-gasolin

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike -- Part 4 -- E-Bike Picture Extravaganza!

Enjoy this electric bike slideshow from Interbike 2013 with bikes from Optibike, Specialized, Ford, Pedego, Haibike, Gocycle, A2B, OHM, Kreidler, Grace, Motiv, Stromer, Felt, Prodeco, Polaris, Solex, e-Joe, Biruni, and more! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/the-electric-bike-scene-at-interbike-par

3D Printed Charging Port Lets Your Eco-Credentials Glow

We’re not sure about you, but we find that when trying to find a charging station, locating it can be an utter pain. Even once you’ve found the approximate location of your car’s next refill with your satellite navigation or online map, locating the charging station within that parking lot can take forever, especially at [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/09/3d-printed-charging-port-lets-y

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Time Is Running out to Buy a Charger with a Tax Credit

C-Max Energi owners should be interested in a little noticed part of the “Fiscal Cliff” legislation passed at the beginning of 2013.  There is a tax credit for installing a charger in your home.  The tax credit had expired on … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=421

The Walking Revolution - Trailer

Our cities were once designed on a human scale. As more and more people took to the roads, the suburbs quickly became the new frontier. The result: urban spr...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xldUi3Y_3as&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: everybodywalk

Model S Plugs in to CHAdeMO Rapid Charging

It’s well known that when you buy a Tesla Model S with Supercharger capability, you get free access to Tesla’s proprietary Supercharger network, recharging your high-end all-electric sedan with around 200 miles of range in 30 minutes. Now Tesla has opened up access to existing CHAdeMO rapid charging network with the creation of an adapter [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/08/model-s-plugs-in-to-chademo-rap

Around the BMW i3 Production Car

QuickTime Share by: vPIP Embed (copy & paste): close A look at the BMW i3 Production Model with an “i genius”. Interior and exterior and a look at how they manage to get that incredible 0,29 drag co-efficiency. Click on the image to view video ...

http://www.dannyscontentment.net/2013/10/around-the-bmw-i3-production-

Electric Cars Too Quiet? Norwegian Comics Train For A Solution

Should electric cars make a noise to alert pedestrians of their presence? It’s a divisive question which has strong support on both sides, both from electric car drivers, noise pollution experts, and organisations devoted to road safety. Here at Transport Evolved, we’re firmly on the side which believes that requiring EVs to make an artificial noise [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/08/electric-cars-too-quiet-norwegi

Monday, October 7, 2013

Alternating current was invented 20 Years before Tesla was Born

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2013/10/alternating-current-was-inve

Meet The Tesla Nod: For When Waving is Too Uncool

Do you get excited when you see someone else driving the same car are you? Do you feel the urge to signal your solidarity with their car-buying choice? And just what is a socially-acceptable thing to do? Here in the UK, seeing another electric car driver is normally enough to make hardened EV nuts explode [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/07/meet-the-tesla-nod-for-when-wav

2013 Ford C-Max Recalled for Door Chime Issue

Ford C-Max vehicles built through April 24, 2013 with push-button start need a dealer installed software update to fix a problem with a chime.  The chime warns driver’s when they leave the keyfob in the car.  The recall won’t be … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=419

Guest Opinion: EV Silence is Golden, Addictive

When I first rode in an EV, the first thing that struck me was the quiet. It wasn’t the subtlety of speed, the way you can whisper along at 60 or 70 and feel like you’re only doing 30; no. It was the way that you can listen to the radio, or talk to your [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/07/guest-opinion-ev-silence-is-gol

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Two New World Records Electrify Crowd at CA Airshow!!!

October 5-6, 2013:  In a breathtaking ascent to 1640 ft in one minute four seconds, pilot Chip Yates and his now-famous Long-ESA set a new Guinness World Record for speed of climb to altitude in an electric airplane this past weekend at the California Capital Airshow, one of the largest in the nation.   Thousands of spectators at the forme ...

http://www.flightofthecentury.com/two-new-world-records-electrify-crow

Battery Box Covers

http://electrojeep.blogspot.com/2013/10/battery-box-covers.htm

Transport Evolved Episode 168 (shownotes)

On today’s Transport Evolved: Norwegian love affairs, a flaming Tesla,  Zero leaves the UK, rental demand for EVs, and 0-60 in under 3 seconds. These, and many other stories, on this week’s Transport Evolved, with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, and guest Ben Nelson You can watch on the Live page, or listen live with Mixlr. Click beyond the break to [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/06/transport-evolved-episode-168-s

Elon Musk: Gas, Diesel Cars 5x More Flammable Than EVs

The EV world has been alight this week with talk of the Tesla Model S fire. In fact, we posted our own thoughts on the fire and how we believe that some perspective was needed. The incident even promoted a blog post from Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk that pointed out that not only did [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/06/elon-musk-gas-diesel-cars-5x-mo

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike 2013 -- Part 3 -- OHM, Energie Cycles, Felt, Specialized, A2B, ProdecoTech, Polaris, & More [VIDEOS]

In this 3rd installment of e-bike Interbike coverage there are videos of the new 2014 electric bikes from OHM Cycles, Energie Cycles, Felt Bicycles (Fat tire Bosch kit bike!), the Specialized Turbo, A2B, ProdecoTech, Polaris, Motiv, and the Lectric Cycles Fat e-bike. Plus info on the new e-bike diagnostic software called eSocialBike. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/the-electric-bike-scene-at-interbike-201

T.E.N. Episode 2: Sales Slumps, Fiery Teslas, Sweet Soul, and Driving the CEO

Welcome to episode two of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week.   Just ten minutes in length, T.E.N. delivers the EV news in a bite-sized format, [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/05/t-e-n-episode-2-sales-slumps-fi

4 TB's and Regen. or "Heat Tolerance is only HALF the Battle!"

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2013/10/4-tbs-and-regen-or-heat-tolera

Friday, October 4, 2013

Europcar Quietly Removes Electric Car Rentals From UK Fleet

While electric car rental is gaining popularity in the U.S. with more and more rental companies offering everything from the Nissan LEAF to Tesla Model S as part of their eco-friendly fleet selection, electric car rentals in the UK seems to have run out of charge. Enter Twitter user and Transport Evolved fan @aatheus, who contacted us [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/04/europcar-quietly-removes-electr

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A2B Alva+ Electric Bike Review

If you are looking for an e-bike that looks different than the rest with unique features like an electronic key then I suggest you check out the A2B Alva+! This is part 2 of the A2B Alva+ electric bike review with a video, ride characteristics, range test results, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-bike. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/a2b-alva-electric-bike-review

EV Pioneer Announced as Conrad Foundation Spokesman; Oct 5-6 Airshow Appearance!

October 3, 2013:  The Conrad Foundation announced today that inventor, entrepreneur and electric vehicle world record-holder Chip Yates is the official spokesman for the Conrad Foundation’s “Spirit of Innovation” Challenge. The partnership is driven by Yates’ dedication to developing innovative global solutions and his commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education for young people. Th ...

http://www.flightofthecentury.com/electric-vehicle-pioneer-chip-yates-

Citing Lack of Support, Poor Sales, Zero Pulls Out of UK

After just four years of UK sales, Californian-based Zero Motorcycles has ceased all operations in the UK with immediate effect, unnamed sources close to the company told Transport Evolved today."We entered the UK market as early as 2009 to test the appeal and acceptance of our electric motorcycles. Despite our increased effort from the beginning of 2012 onwards, we fell far short of realising our goals for the UK. We therefore came to the conclu ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/03/citing-lack-of-support-poor-sal

Tesla Fire: Why We Need To Keep Some Perspective

It’s every EV advocate’s worst nightmare: a short YouTube video showing an electric car in flames at the side of the road. Worse still, the car on fire is a Tesla Model S. On Tuesday, that’s exactly what happened, when a Tesla Model S caught fire at an intersection in Seattle, Washington. As with every [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/03/tesla-fire-why-we-need-to-keep-

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Vendors/Manufacturers

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2013/10/electric-vehicle-supply-equi

C-Max Energi Incentives Continued Through January 2, 2014

Ford continues offering $3000 in bonus customer cash, 0% for 60 months and a $1000 competitive lease conquest for the C-Max Energi.  These can be used together.  If you don’t qualify for the competitive lease, you can get the $3000 bonus cash … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=418

Unplugging Is Uncool, But So Is Hogging The Power

It’s a tricky problem. You need to charge up, but there’s someone else parked at the charging station and they appear to have been there a while. They’ve finished charging and you need to get on your way. Unplug, or find somewhere else to charge. Just what do you do? Of course, it never used [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/02/unplugging-is-uncool-but-so-is-

C-Max Assists Growth of Ford's Hybrid/Electric Marketshare to 15%

According to the DetroitNews, over just the last year Ford has increased it’s share of the hybrid and electric vehicle market from just 3% to 15%.  Ford vehicles in this market are the Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi (Plug-in Hybrid), Lincoln … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=415

Is the Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi Built by UAW Members?

Yes.  The Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi are built by United Auto Workers.  The vehicles are listed on the UAW website.  The C-Max is built in the Michigan Assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan. Related articles Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=414

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike 2013 -- Part 2: Cargo and Kits [VIDEOS]

Checkout electric cargo bike videos from Xtracycle (including an award from Outside Magazine), Yuba Bicycles, Juiced Riders, and NTS Works. Also in the mix are videos on the latest from BionX (D Series motor) and Falco E-Motors electric bike kits. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/the-electric-bike-scene-at-interbike-201

Kia Soul EV Confirmed For U.S. Market, But Not Until 2014

Yesterday, Kia Motors North America officially unveiled its next-generation Soul urban crossover. Larger and more sporty than the previous generation, it will go on sale shortly as a 2014 model year, with a selection of various gasoline engine choices — and one electric drivetrain — to choose from. Unlike the gasoline variant of the Kia [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/02/kia-soul-ev-confirmed-for-u-s-m

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tesla Model S: The Most Versatile Charging Experience Ever?

Imagine owning an electric car which can not only charge from any power outlet you happen upon, but can charge at a powerful enough rate that stopping for lunch somewhere and charging from the spare outlet in the kitchen adds a meaningful amount of range before you’re ready to leave. No matter what the plug, [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/01/tesla-model-s-the-most-versatil

Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi Inventory

I’m starting a new blog with the data I’ve been collecting on C-Max Inventory.  I don’t know of a source for inventory, so I’ve collected data from Edmunds.com and Cars.com.  Since January, I’ve followed C-Max Energi dealer inventory and to … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=412

C-Max Hybrid and Energi Sales Down 28% from August

Ford Motor Company said today that September C-Max sales were 2,182 for the Hybrid and Energi models combined.  That is a month-over-month loss of 28% from the 3,032 sold in August 2013.  It was also the lowest full month sales since … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=411

Could Your Nissan LEAF Drive You Round The Bend? One Day

Maybe it’s Monday morning in winter, the sun isn’t even out of bed and you are leaving the warmth of your house and heading out to work in your car. You get into the car, press ‘Work’ on the dash and slip back into a snooze while your car takes you to work. That may [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/10/01/could-your-nissan-leaf-drive-yo

Daimler and oil and industrial gas companies to invest around US$500 million in hydrogen fueling stations in Germany over the next 10 years

Here is the article with this information that was published by Reuters yesterday ...

http://www.h2carblog.com/?p=170