Friday, November 29, 2013

T.E.N. Episode 10: Self-driving Leafs, Crash Tests, New cars and Surveys

Welcome to episode ten 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. Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: The self-driving, now on [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/29/t-e-n-episode-10-self-driving-l

A Time-Travelling, Trick-pulling Tesla? Salesforce Has One

You know a brand — specifically an automotive one — has made it big when it stars front and centre in someone else’s ad. At least, that’s what we think after watching a Tesla Model S star front and centre in SalesForce’s latest 4.5 minute video campaign. The cloud computing specialist — which has big name clients [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/29/a-time-travelling-trick-pulling

Most Important things to know about Electric Cars and Hybrid Cars

Guest post: Eco friendly, the term has been creating quite a buzz for the past few years, especially in developed countries, these taking upon their shoulders the brunt of accusations levelled at industrialization for the globally inimical effects of development; the environmental activism hype still surging, the message being disseminated by those in power has [… ...

http://www.onelectriccars.com/most-important-things-to-know-about-elec

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Has Hybrid Technology Prevented EVs From Flourishing?

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2013/11/has-hybrid-technology-prevente

TerraTrike Rambler with E-BikeKit Review [VIDEO]

Full review of the TerraTrike Rambler with E-BikeKit conversion system with ride characteristics, range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-trike. The TerraTrike Rambler is a mid level recumbent trike that has some nice features (chromoly frame, 24 speeds, disc brakes) and the new E-BikeKit system features a nice LCD display and provides an easy way to convert a bike or trike to electric. In addition, this particular E-BikeKit can p ...

http://electricbikereport.com/terratrike-rambler-with-e-bikekit-review

Eggs, Chicken, and Uncle Sam

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2013/11/eggs-chicken-and-uncle-sam.htm

Clarifying EV Battery Disposal

Here is a pretty good overview of measures that the industry is taking to make sure that electric vehicle batteries will be recycled completely and efficiently. Battery recycling dramatically lowers the lifecycle pollutant footprint of electric vehicles because a large part of the overall footprint comes from extracting rare earth metals and manufacturing new batteries. [… ...

http://www.onelectriccars.com/clarifying-ev-battery-disposal/1027

US Plug-in Vehicle Sales Zooms Past 150,000

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2013/11/us-plug-in-vehicle-sales-zoo

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Guest Post: On Pushing The Limits, Fuel Lottery, And Good Food

A little while ago I was engaged in a discussion on the old question of EV-range vs. more rapid chargers. Is the answer to getting people into EVs increasing their range, or is it improving the network of rapid chargers so that people with short-range EVs can get where they want to go? It’s a [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/28/guest-post-on-pushing-the-limit

City Walk: Walkscore: Downtown Austin

The trails and streets of Austin, Texas are not only the home of barbecue, beer and bats but the most amazing music, film and interactive festival in the known world. Especially if your tour...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCJA_oUH8BU&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: everybodywalk

City Walk: American Dreams: Cigarettes

1970's vintage cigarette ad 'You've come a long way, baby' juxtaposed with comments from sports physician Karim Khan about the physical similarities between smoking and lack of exercise. City...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35GLeuCE-z4&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: everybodywalk

Bad News As BMW i3 Gets Only 4-Star Crash Test Rating, Poor Drive Report

Electric car safety has always been a number one concern of car buyers, ever since BBC Top Gear obliterated a low-speed G-Wiz (NEV) by forcing it to undergo a crash test designed for a highway-capable car.  Since then however, the majority of electric cars on the market — both in Europe and North America — [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/27/bad-news-as-bmw-i3-gets-only-4-

You Tell Us: What Are You (EV)Thankful For This Year?

Tomorrow, millions of Americans will be sitting down to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, surrounded by family and celebrating the good things that have happened to them this year. Unless you’re American yourself — or have American family members, the chances are you aren’t planning on celebrating Thanksgiving, but here at Transport Evolved we’re planning on observing [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/27/you-tell-us-what-are-you-evthan

Nissan GB Launches CARE-EV LEAF To Make EV Ownership Better

Yesterday, Nissan GB announced CARE-EV LEAF, a new ownership package designed to give owners of Nissan’s first all-electric car easy access to rapid charging, the ability to borrow a gasoline or diesel car when they need it, and pan-European EV breakdown cover. The scheme, which will come as standard with all new LEAFs, will, Nissan [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/27/nissan-gb-launches-care-ev-leaf

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Improved Heat-Resistant Battery For Nissan LEAF Likely Within A Year

The all-electric Nissan LEAF is currently the world’s best-selling car, having sold more than 85,000 cars globally since it first went on sale in Japan in 2010. But while the LEAF has proved popular with buyers in temperate and cooler climates around the world, many buyers in warmer climates have complained that their LEAF’s battery [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/26/improved-heat-resistant-battery

What Consumers Want: Sub-$25,000 Small Plug-in Sedan, With Cheap Public Charging

As many automakers will admit, while global sales of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars are most definitely on the rise, sales figures to date aren’t as high as they would like or initially predicted. Everything from poor dealer experiences to a lack of charging infrastructure, limited range and poor EV awareness have been blamed for lower [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/26/what-consumers-want-sub-25000-s

BMW i3 Too Small For Your Family? i5 Rumored To Be Family-Friendly

BMW’s all-electric i3 and range-extended i3 REX hatchback haven’t yet even gone on sale in the UK, but they’re causing quite a stir among those who want a performance-oriented EV from a premium brand.  With seating for just four and limited luggage space however, the BMW i3 is certainly aimed more toward young, carefree DINKs [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/26/bmw-i3-too-small-for-your-famil

Nissan Self-Driving LEAF Goes High-Speed In Highway Test

For most teenagers, learning to drive is a long and arduous right of passage filled with hours of practice and that all-important practical test. For British learners, learning to drive can take more than a year, and requires passing not one but three separate tests. For Nissan’s self-driving LEAF electric hatchback however, the process of [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/26/nissan-self-driving-leaf-goes-h

Monday, November 25, 2013

ProdecoTech Phantom X3 Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

Full review of the ProdecoTech Phantom X3 with ride characteristics, range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-bike. The ProdecoTech Phantom X3 is an e-bike decked out with a ton of name brand components (SRAM, Avid, Rock Shox, Truvativ) and a large (38.4V 16ah) LifePo4 battery for an amazingly low price of $1,899 (USD). ...

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

Your Questions, Answered: Is The Renault Fluence a Good Used Car Buy?

Here at Transport Evolved, we like to think we do our best to answer each and every reader question we get, either via Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook, or good old-fashioned email. So when Transport Evolved reader Kieron contacted us asking for our help with a used car purchase decision, we knew we had to help.  He writes. “Going [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/25/your-questions-answered-is-the-

Bhutan Goes All-Electric, So Why Can't We?

Landlocked in the Himalayas and bordered by China and India, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan isn’t the first place you think of when you think of electric cars. But thanks to some enterprising, forward-thinking actions from its government, one of the world’s most remote capital cities is about to become an electric vehicle paradise. At [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/25/bhutan-goes-all-electric-so-why

BMW Partners With Good Energy To Offer i3 Drivers 100% Renewable Power

Like Volkswagen EV drivers, those who buy a BMW i3 will be able to ensure that any electricity they use at home to charge their car comes from non-fossil fuel sources, BMW announced last week. In a deal with renewable energy supplier GoodEnergy, anyone who orders a BMW i3 will be given the opportunity to [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/25/bmw-partners-with-good-energy-t

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode 175: Fireproof

On today’s Transport Evolved: Tesla extends its Model S Warranties to cover fires, a roundup from EVS27, the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show and 2013 LA Auto Show, and how many car buyers don’t even know what perks come with an EV. These, and many other stories, on this week’s Transport Evolved, with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/24/transport-evolved-episode-175-f

Friday, November 22, 2013

Is hydrogen fuel cell technology a non-starter?

This article was written by www.asm-autos.co.uk, the UK leading vehicle salvage agents and experts in the ‘value my car' market. The majority of manufacturers are now producing ranges of electric plug-in vehicles (EVs), with the Government investing millions in supporting this young and growing market, giving alternative technologies significantly less press. However, in America, manufacturers [... ...

http://www.onelectriccars.com/is-hydrogen-fuel-cell-technology-a-non-s

Test Riding the FlyKly Smart Wheel [VIDEO]

In this video, Nick Dietz and Chenda Ngak from CBS meet up with Niko Klansek from FlyKly to learn about the Smart Wheel and take it for a spin! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/test-riding-the-flykly-smart-wheel-video

Is Nissan About To Offer Multiple Battery Pack Options For The LEAF?

Both the Tesla Model S and the Mitsubishi i-Miev offer customers the option of specifying one of a number of battery options, allowing them to choose a battery pack with enough range to meet their needs without paying more fro something they won’t use. Now Nissan could be poised to do the same, offering different [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/22/is-nissan-about-to-offer-multip

T.E.N. Episode 9: Tesla Air, Extended Warranties, Investigations & Motor Shows

Welcome to episode nine 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/2013/11/22/t-e-n-episode-9-tesla-air-exten

Tesla Model S - Cold Weather Performance

Chris Porritt, Tesla's VP of Vehicle Engineering, describes the unique features of Model S that make it such a remarkable car in colder climates. From its innovative chassis design, to the...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS9uDJGi52A&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: teslamotors

Guest Post: Happy Retirement, George Blankenship

"Hello? Is that Michael? This is George, George Blankenship… From Tesla Motors.” said the voice on the other end of the cell phone call. That’s how I met George Blankenship – “Director of Smiles for the Blankenship Family." At the time he was working for Tesla Motors and, he was asking for my help. Yes, that [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/22/guest-post-happy-retirement-geo

Thursday, November 21, 2013

2013 Tokyo Motor Show: Do the Concepts Shine A Light On Cars of the Future?

It’s not exactly a secret that I’m not the biggest fan of concept cars – especially those that are displayed to great press frenzy at motor shows. I can be found on a fair few episodes of Transport Evolved ranting at how useless they are as a barometer of technological progress. As far as I’m [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/21/2013-tokyo-motor-show-do-the-co

2013 LA Auto Show: US Reveal of the Volkswagen e-Golf

This week Volkswagen unveiled the electric version of their iconic Golf to US audiences at the LA Auto Show. While a lot of information about this car has already been confirmed, it is good to see that VW is getting this car out there. Although there is still no word on pricing. With VW finally [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/21/2013-la-auto-show-us-reveal-of-

QuickCharge: Nissan Leaf Tekna (2013)

The Nissan Leaf has been available in the UK since 2011, but this year Nissan updated the car and released it in three new spec levels: Visia, Acenta and Tekna. These are roughly equivalent to the US levels of S, SV and SL respectively. But following on from the QuickCharge of the Visia spec, what do [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/21/quickcharge-nissan-leaf-tekna-2

2013 Tokyo Auto Show: Yamaha Prepares For An Electric Motorcycle Future

Historically speaking large motorcycle manufacturers haven’t really embraced electric drivetrains, choosing instead to focus on the tried-and-tested internal combustion engine to move their products along. When they have ventured into electric drivetrains, the results have been underpowered two-wheelers barely worthy of being called mopeds. But on the opening day of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/21/2013-tokyo-auto-show-yamaha-pre

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Yates Captivates Audience at Cal UAS Day at Inyokern

"Glowing political endorsements, breathtaking aerial displays and a miniature technology expo helped usher in the communitywide embrace of Cal UAS Portal last weekend when Inyokern Airport hosted an open house showcasing the strides the local effort has made as a candidate to host the integration of unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace." Rebecca Neipp ...

http://www.flightofthecentury.com/yates-captivates-audience-at-cal-uas

Electron Wheel: Complete Electric Bike Kit in the Front Wheel! [VIDEOS]

The Electron Wheel is a 26" front wheel that includes everything that you will need to make your bike electric. Inside the front wheel is the motor (250 watt), battery (24V 10ah lithium), controller and any other electrical components. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/electron-wheel-videos

Doublethink is alive and well

It been a crazy few weeks in the Energy sector, nobody could have missed that. The issue of rising energy bills comes up at the start of most winters it seems -- but it did so with a real bang this year. Ed Miliband kicked things off with his pledge to freeze bills, the Big [… ...

http://zerocarbonista.com/2013/11/20/doublethink-is-alive-and-well

2013 Tokyo Motor Show: Ultra-High MPG Volkswagen Twin Up PHEV Concept Unveiled

Earlier today in Tokyo, Japan, Volkswagen unveiled its latest plug-in car, the tiny Volkswagen Twin Up, a plug-in diesel hybrid sharing the same drivetrain as the limited-production XL1 we drove last month.  On the combined cycle, Volkswagen says, the tiny four-seat hatchback will achieve 256.9 miles per imperial gallon (213.8 US MPG, 1.1 l/100km) Based [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/20/2013-tokyo-motor-show-ultra-hig

QuickCharge: Nissan Leaf Visia (2013)

The Nissan Leaf has been available in the UK since 2011, but this year Nissan updated the car and released it in three new spec levels: Visia, Acenta and Tekna. These are roughly equivalent to the US levels of S, SV and SL respectively. But what do Mark and Nikki think having just got behind the [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/20/quickcharge-nissan-leaf-visia-2

Tokyo Motor Show 2013: Meet the Motiv-e, Yamaha's F1-Inspired EV

Japanese manufacturer Yamaha is known for its vast range of motorcycles, industrial equipment, audio equipment and strangely, musical instruments. But the Motiv-e concept vehicle, unveiled today at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan, hints that Yamaha is about to move into four-wheeled EV market with the help of an unusual ally: South African car [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/20/tokyo-motor-show-2013-meet-the-

Nissan North America: We're Upping LEAF Production To Meet Rising Demand

After several months of high sales figures and in the face of increasing demand from Canadian customers too, Nissan North America will increase production of the all-electric LEAF at its Smyrna, Tennessee facility, it confirmed earlier. Talking at the NADA/J.D. Power Western Automotive Conference in Los Angeles yesterday evening, Jose Munoz, Nissan’s senior vice president [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/20/nissan-north-america-were-uppin

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

TerraTrike Rambler with E-Bike Kit Pictures & Specs

Here is part 1 of the TerraTrike Rambler recumbent trike with the E-Bike Kit conversion system (500 watt motor, 48V 9ah battery) review. There are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and the specifications to get you familiar with this fast e-trike! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/terratrike-rambler-with-e-bike-kit-pictu

Range Extender Coming for Nissan Leaf?

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2013/11/range-extender-coming-for-ni

Chevy Says Volt Has Helped California Reduce Gas Use, Other EVs Too

Californians love their cars, but they also love green cars. Thanks to generous state incentives for people who buy all-electric or plug-in hybrid cars, not to mention the state’s tough laws requiring automakers to produce a mandated number of zero emissions cars in order to sell there, you can’t go far in The Golden State [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/19/chevy-says-volt-has-helped-cali

Bill Us By The kWh Used, Say EV Drivers Of Public Charging

Providers of public charging stations need to ditch the smart cards and start charging owners per kilowatt-hour for the electricity they use while charging.  That’s the message from a study released on Friday by U.S. EV research firm PlugInsights. Talking to 3,700 EV and plug-in hybrid owners across the U.S., the study examined how people [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/19/bill-us-by-the-kwh-used-say-ev-

Elon Musk: We'll Extend Warranties To Cover Fire Damage, Want NHTSA To Investigate Fires

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced last night that Tesla has not only requested the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fully investigate three separate incidents of Model S Sedans catching fire, but has extended its warranty policy for all Tesla customers to cover damage due to a fire, even if due to driver error. The [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/19/elon-musk-well-extend-warrantie

Monday, November 18, 2013

Custom Electronics from the EE Team

http://mit-evt.blogspot.com/2013/11/custom-electronics-from-ee-team.ht

Carl Pope: Breaking Oil's Monopoly: Easier Done than Said

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2013/11/carl-pope-breaking-oils-mono

The Latest News From The Disneyland Resort

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-latest-news-from-disneyl

B-Class Electric Drive Delayed… Quietly

What is it with automakers and deadlines? They unveil a new plug-in car, say it will be available to buy at some arbitrary point in the future…and then quietly delay the launch date when nobody is looking. The list is a long one — and includes everyone from Nissan to Tesla — but now we [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/18/b-class-electric-drive-delayed-

Tesla Quietly Pushes Model S Software Update, Disables High-Speed Lowering

Less than a week after Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated it wouldn’t be issuing an official recall notice in the light of three separate post-collision fires involving its Model S luxury sedan, Tesla has quietly pushed a software update which disables feature which automatically lowers the Model S’ suspension at motorway and highway speeds. As Inside [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/18/tesla-quietly-pushes-model-s-so

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode 174: Grow Your Own

On today’s Transport Evolved: Model S UK pricing, New EVs on the way, and virus-grown battery cells These, and many other stories, on this week’s Transport Evolved, with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, and Aaron Crocco   You can watch on the Live page, or listen live with Mixlr. Click beyond the break to see our full show notes, including [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/17/transport-evolved-episode-174-g

Saturday, November 16, 2013

With Keyless Entry and Start, Are Electric Cars Easier To Steal?

Keyless entry is a very cool feature available on pretty much all electric cars. It allows owners to unlock their car and start it without having to remove the ‘key’ from their pocket. But does this system make it easier for someone to steal the car? After all, all you need to do is get [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/16/with-keyless-entry-and-start-ar

LEAF takes its first unscheduled visit to the shop. Cost? $0.00 plus free fuel and car wash!

Over the 2 1/2 years I’ve owned my LEAF a few minor issues have occurred with a speaker failure and window winder both of which waited until the next scheduled maintenance for repair under warranty. This last week I had … Continue reading → ...

http://jpwhitenissanleaf.com/2013/11/16/leaf-takes-its-first-unschedul

T.E.N. Episode 8: Tesla Accident, UK EV Advisor, Self-Driving Leaf & Cockney Rhyming Slang

Welcome to episode eight 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/2013/11/16/t-e-n-episode-8-tesla-accident-

Friday, November 15, 2013

Why I Sold My Car for an Electric Bike

San Francisco resident Arjun Adamson shares his reasons for selling his Mini Cooper for a Kalkhoff electric bike; save money, get around faster, no parking hassles, experience more, exercise, & more! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/why-i-sold-my-car-for-an-electric-bike

Friday Fun: These New Gasoline Cars Won't Catch On…

[Editorial Note: About one hundred years ago, electric cars were far more common on roads around the world than gasoline cars were. Ultimately, Gasoline cars won -- at least for a while -- in the fight for automotive supremacy. But what would it be like had EVs won the race, and would the automotive press [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/15/friday-fun-these-new-gasoline-c

Americans believe in global warming and want action. Polls.

Stanford University Professor Jon Krosnick led analysis of more than a decade worth of poll results for 46 states. The results show that the majority of residents of all of those states, whether they be red or blue, are united … Continue reading → ...

http://www.funruninthesun.org/?p=112

In Japan, BMW i3 Gets CHAdeMO, Slow Charge Connector Hidden Under Hood.

Just like many other industries, the electric car world is awash with competing standards, most of which seem to govern the connectors and processes by which electric car battery packs are charged. Worse still, North America, Europe, and Asia all have differing standards. Historically, cars from Japan have been sold in Europe and America with [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/15/in-japan-bmw-i3-gets-chademo-sl

Charge Ahead California Launches Million Electric Vehicle Campaign

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2013/11/charge-ahead-california-laun

Thursday, November 14, 2013

New Bafang E-Bike Mid-Drive Systems Offer Energie Cycles Upgrades

The new Bafang mid drive motors will be offered on Energie Cycles 2.6t and 2.6tm electric bikes. In addition, Bafang mid drive motor packages will be available to Energie Cycle dealers for retro fit bike projects. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/bafang-e-bike-mid-drive-energie-cycles

Ghosn Admits Renault-Nissan Won't Have Sold 1.5 Million EVs by 2016

Back in 2011, just a year after Nissan had begun sales of its all-electric LEAF hatchback in Japan, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn confidently predicted that the two automakers would collaboratively produce and sell a total of 1.5 million electric cars by 2016. Now, just over two years later, Ghosn has been forced to admit that [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/14/ghosn-admits-renault-nissan-won

Tesla Patent Shows Solution To Vulnerable Battery Pack Damage

It seems that Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] may not have to look too far for a solution if it turns out the Model S has a safety issue with its underbody protection. In a patent filed on 5 December 2011 Tesla themselves laid out plans for a ‘Vehicle battery pack ballistic shield’ which would help with [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/14/tesla-patent-shows-solution-to-

Could Viruses Make Your EV Go Further? Yes, Say Boffins

If we asked you to list the words which came into your head when we said “virus,” we’re pretty sure they’d revolve the negative feelings of being sick, not the positive, good things viruses can do. We wouldn’t blame you, either: just uttering the word ‘virus’ makes us feel sub-par, but for a team of [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/14/could-viruses-make-your-ev-go-f

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Industrial Accident At Tesla: Latest News

Yesterday evening the electric car world was reeling after the news that an industrial accident at Tesla’s Fremont manufacturing facility, where the popular Model S luxury sedan is made, had left three workers in hospital receiving treatment for burns. At the time, a brief official statement from Tesla confirmed that the accident happened when a [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/14/industrial-accident-at-tesla-la

BREAKING: Three Workers Burned at Tesla Fremont Factory After Industrial Accident

Three employees at the Fremont facility where Tesla manufactures its Model S luxury sedan were taken to hospital this afternoon after an industrial accident. As local news station KPIX reported, an ambulance was called to the former NUMMI facility on the south side of the San Francisco bay early this afternoon local time, where three [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/13/breaking-three-workers-burned-a

Can You Build Your Own Electric Car Charging Station? UK Charity Says ‘Yes'

If you’re an electric car driver, the chances are you use an electric vehicle charging station — or Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) to give it its proper name — nearly every day to refuel your car. In some countries, you can even get a government grant to have one installed at your house for [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/13/can-you-build-your-own-electric

Tesla's Elon Musk: There Won't Be A Model S Recall

Yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confidently predicted that three recent fires involving crash-damaged Model S sedans won’t lead to an official recall, despite “extremely inaccurate and unreasonable” media hype surrounding the three separate incidents. Speaking at the New York Times' DealBook conference in New York, which was also live-streamed on CNBC, Musk reiterated his belief that [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/13/teslas-elon-musk-there-wont-be-

2014 Kia Soul EV: 27 kWh Battery, 81.4 kW Motor, 90+ Mile Range

South Korean automaker Kia has been working on an all-electric version of its second generation Soul EV for some time now, with plans to launch it some time next year as a 2014 model year. But while Kia has been open about its plans to enter the EV market for some time, the only specifications [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/13/2014-kia-soul-ev-27-kwh-battery

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Guest Post: How Electric Cars Can Make Everyone Feel Special

One of the more weird things about driving the iMiEV that many of you are probably aware of already is the way that it converts you from being an ordinary person into being a minor, perhaps as high as C-list, celebrity. Well, not you as such, but you as the driver of the car. About [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/12/guest-post-how-electric-cars-ca

E-Bike News: Mainstream Media, New Shimano Kit, Retro Designs, E-Trikes, E-Bike Facts & More! [VIDEOS]

E-Bikes in The New York Times and on Jeopardy, the new Shimano mid drive system, retro designs from ICON and Caterham, e-trikes from TerraTrike and E-Bike Kit, and more! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/e-bike-news-mainstream-media-new-shimano

BMW i3: First Look (Part One). Design and Driving Experience

“The Ultimate Driving Machine” has been a slogan of German automaker BMW for as long as we can remember. They carry with them an expectation that they will be associated with a large, powerful executive sedan, a sporty coupe, or perhaps a luxurious SUV. But does BMW’s latest car, the all-electric i3, deserve to bear [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/12/bmw-i3-first-look-part-one-desi

UK Tesla Motors Model S Price Officially Released

It’s the moment many UK EV enthusiasts have been waiting for, official confirmation of the Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] Model S pricing. Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of Tesla, hinted at the price at the opening of the new London store, but now Transport Evolved can confirm that the right-hand drive, UK Model S will start from [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/12/uk-tesla-motors-model-s-price-o

Monday, November 11, 2013

Nissan Takes Japanese PM On Autonomous LEAF Test Drive

You’ve got to hand it to Nissan. In October, one of its prototype self-driving Nissan LEAFs chauffeured  Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn around a specially-designed indoor course at a large Japanese tech conference.  But on Saturday, Nissan’s self-driving car hit a new milestone: its first public test-drive on a real road. Moreover, riding shotgun was Japanese [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/11/nissan-takes-japanese-pm-on-aut

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode 173: Yes, Prime Minister

On today’s Transport Evolved: We drive the BMW i3, Tesla plans a Giga Factory, and Top Gear goes crazy for plugs. These, and many other stories, on this week’s Transport Evolved, with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, and Tom Saxton.   You can watch on the Live page, or listen live with Mixlr. Click beyond the break to see our [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/10/transport-evolved-episode-173-y

Tesla's Real Advantage

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2013/11/teslas-real-advantage.htm

Tesla Motor's Elon Musk to Advise UK Government on Electric Cars

Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister for the UK, said this week that he has signed up Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA], to help the Government with its green agenda. During a Key Note speech about environmental issues at an event hosted by the Green Alliance, the Right Honourable Nick Clegg said: “Because I [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/10/tesla-motors-elon-musk-to-advis

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Mock-up of the Drive Train config

http://mit-evt.blogspot.com/2013/11/mock-up-of-drive-train-config.htm

Top Gear Goes Plug-in Crazy In All-EV Special…And Loves It!

With its multi-million pound franchise around the world, a spinoff website and magazine and even its own unique touring live show, Top Gear is unarguably the biggest and best-known motoring show around the world.  It is also known for its visceral mistrust of anything that doesn’t suck, squeeze bang and blow — at least the [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/09/top-gear-goes-plug-in-crazy-in-

Another Tesla Fire

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Friday, November 8, 2013

T.E.N. Episode 7: Norway sales, i8 out and about, new Nissan EV, Tesla stock and Factory and a Renault-Nissan and Mitsubishi Joint Venture

Welcome to episode seven 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/2013/11/09/t-e-n-episode-7-norway-sales-i8

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Nissan BladeGlider Concept Sports Car Rewrites EV Rulebook, Debuts In Toyko

What happens if you take Nissan’s ZEOD plug-in hybrid Le Mans car, add some funky Lamborghini doors, powerful in-wheel electric motors, and seating for you and two close friends? Answer: Nissan’s latest all-electric concept car, the BladeGlider, which the Japanese automaker will officially unveil at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. Like Nissan’s gasoline-powered [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/08/nissan-bladeglider-concept-spor

City Walk: American Dreams: The Suburbs

Author and developer Chris Leinberger from Brookings Institution in DC describes a massive trend reversal: The slumming of the suburbs, and the rejuvenation ...

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City Walk: Can't Drive Here: BART

San Francisco pedestrians have learned how to beat the traffic and travel in style on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit System). The heavy-rail public transit and subway system connects San Francisco...

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

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New E-Bike Bling: The ICON E-Flyer and The Caterham Classic & Carbon E-Bikes

The retro style ICON E-Flyer sports up to 3,500 watts of power, the Caterham Carbon features an adjustable carbon/aluminum frame, and the Caterham Classic shows off its class. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/new-e-bike-bling-the-icon-e-flyer-and-ca

Zero motorcycle 2012 to 2013look upgrade: THE DETAILS

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh5jSxtB4zM&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: doctorbass

Zero OLED logo at night

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Greenhouse gases increasing faster and faster

In 2012 the increase in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, which accounts for an estimated 80 percent of the overall growth in greenhouse gas emissions showed that increases are more rapid than before. The 2.2 ppm increase in carbon dioxide … Continue reading → ...

http://www.funruninthesun.org/?p=111

The Walking Revolution - Short Film

The 8-minute version of a 30-minute documentary film that's guaranteed to get you walking, The Walking Revolution explores the tremendous changes a regular walking routine can make in your...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9CzQJ7oi3U&feature=youtube_gdat

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A Car Manufactures' Guide to Making a Electric Car that Sells

More and more car manufacturers are taking their first tentative steps into the world of fully electric or plug-in cars, so we thought we would create a handy guide to let them know what helps when it comes to selling these cars. Understandable Range Figures Arguably one of the two most important aspects of a [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/07/a-car-manufactures-guide-to-mak

Can Renault, Nissan Save Mitsubishi's Plug-in Reputation?

Back in 2009, Mitsubishi became the first automaker for an entire generation to bring an all-electric mass-produced car to the market when it began fleet sales of its tiny four-seat i-Miev to customers in Japan.  Then it became the first electric car to go on sale in Europe, months ahead of rivals like the Nissan [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/07/can-renault-nissan-save-mitsubi

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

BMW i3 Electric Hatchback: What Do YOU Want To Know?

It’s one of the most highly-anticipated cars of 2013, and even managed to get TopGear magazine singing its praises earlier this year. We’ve already shared our opinion of its styling, fit, finish and trim after a chance encounter in September, but in a little over 24-hours, we’ll be at the wheel of a real, production BMW i3 [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/06/bmw-i3-electric-hatchback-what-

2013 Tokyo Motor Show

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2013/11/2013-tokyo-motor-show.htm

Tesla Plans Monster ‘Giga Factory' To Handle Increasing Battery Demand

You’re an automaker who has just signed a four-year deal with a major electronics supplier to secure the supply of at least 1.8 billion battery cells to use in your high-performance luxury cars. But with massive expansion plans, you need more. What do you do? Build your own battery processing plant, of course. At least, [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/06/tesla-plans-monster-giga-factor

Smart ForTwo ED -- ChargedUp Review

Following on from the Smart ForTwo ED QuickCharge episode, where Nikki and Mark gave their first impressions having just got behind the wheel, this ChargedUp sums up their views and thoughts after living with the car for a whole week. So, what did they think? You can find the video below or read on for [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/06/smart-fortwo-ed-chargedup-revie

Tesla Stock Falls After Q3 Results, But Beats Its Own Forecasts

The share price of U.S. automaker Tesla Motors [NASDAQ: TSLA] fell 11.5 percent yesterday in after-hours trading after the company disclosed a $38 million loss in the third quarter of 2013, the equivalent of 32 cents per share. But while the markets adjust to the realisation that Tesla’s share price has been overly inflated in [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/06/tesla-stock-falls-after-q3-resu

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Carcharging likely to end Free EV Charging at Kohl's and other Blink sites

On a recent Webinar hosted by the San Francisco Bay area LEAF owners, CarCharging (who recently purchased the assets of the bankrupt Ecotality/Blink Network) answered any and all questions posed to them by Webinar participants. The purchase is just a … Continue reading → ...

http://jpwhitenissanleaf.com/2013/11/05/carcharging-likely-to-end-free

Hovenring: A Floating Bike Roundabout! [VIDEO]

Enjoy this video of the "floating" bike roundabout in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/hovenring-a-floating-bike-roundabout-vid

UK CHAdeMO Quick Charge Stations: Are They Really Restricted To 80 Percent?

Ever since the Nissan LEAF went on sale in the UK in March 2011, we’ve seen more and more CHAdeMO DC quick charge stations appear across the country, first at Nissan LEAF dealers and then at motorway rest stops and even shopping centres. Capable of recharging a car like the Nissan LEAF and Mitsubishi i-Miev [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/05/uk-chademo-quick-charge-station

Video: Tesla Top Speed Proven on German Autobahn

What’s the top speed of a Tesla Model S, and how quickly can it get there? We suspect a lot of Tesla fans — and Model S owners — have wanted to know, but in most countries, answering these two questions would require you to either have access to a private test-track or be willing [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/05/video-tesla-top-speed-proven-on

Spotted: BMW i8 Sheds Camouflage In California Ahead of i3 Launch

Later this month, German automaker BMW will officially start deliveries of its first mass-produced electric car — the i3 hatchback — to customers in Germany. Early next year, it will have expanded deliveries across Europe and into the U.S. But even before most people have even had a chance to test-drive the i3, BMW is [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/05/spotted-bmw-i8-sheds-camouflage

Monday, November 4, 2013

2014 Zero S Launch Video (Natural Sound)

More Info & Demos: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com --The Zero S has instant torque and power from a standstill, plus smooth acceleration as you race out of turnsall without ever needing to...

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

Credit: zeromotorcycles

2014 Zero SR Launch Video

More Info & Demos: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com --The "R" configuration of the Zero S is designed for riders who simply want to go faster and accelerate harder. Aptly named on account of...

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

Credit: zeromotorcycles

2014 Zero DS Launch Video

More Info & Demos: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com -- The Zero DS combines innovation with passion to deliver the world's most versatile electric motorcycle. Created to be agile in the dirt...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Goh7Om8Bn8Q&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: zeromotorcycles

2014 Zero S Launch Video

More Info & Demos: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com --The Zero S has instant torque and power from a standstill, plus smooth acceleration as you race out of turnsall without ever needing to...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLWow_-JU-M&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: zeromotorcycles

2014 Zero FX Launch Video

More Info & Demos: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com -- Delivering a nearly instantaneous 70 ft-lbs of torque, up to 44 hp and with a low weight of 280 lbs, the Zero FX takes any type of riding...

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

Credit: zeromotorcycles

2014 Zero SP and Zero DSP Launch Video

More info: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/fleet/ -- This is the first ever video taken of Zero Motorcycles 2014 Zero DS Police Motorcycle. 100% electric, off...

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

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2014 Zero FX Launch Video (Natural Sound)

More Info & Demos: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com -- Delivering a nearly instantaneous 70 ft-lbs of torque, up to 44 hp and with a low weight of 280 lbs, the Zero FX takes any type of riding...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXfN941Atq4&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: zeromotorcycles

2014 Zero SR Launch Video (Natural Sound)

More Info & Demos: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com --The "R" configuration of the Zero S is designed for riders who simply want to go faster and accelerate harder. Aptly named on account of...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Cod0X4wFk&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: zeromotorcycles

2014 Zero DS Launch Video (Natural Sound)

More Info & Demos: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com -- The Zero DS combines innovation with passion to deliver the world's most versatile electric motorcycle. Created to be agile in the dirt...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3tbHJSemD0&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: zeromotorcycles

Ford C-Max Energi October Sales up 44% from Last Month

With strong incentives for the Ford C-Max Energi in October, sales were up 44% from September and hit the best month this year.  Complete data on U.S. Ford C-Max Hybrid, Energi, Toyota Prius V and Plug-in sales are followed in … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=435

Coal jobs vs wind jobs

Here is a fascinating study about coal production and jobs in the US. The world figures are probably similar. Conclusion, coal jobs have been going down, down, down in this country since 1920. Why? Automation underground, and surface mining which … Continue reading → ...

http://www.funruninthesun.org/?p=111

Oh Where Oh Where Has My Regen Gone?

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2013/11/oh-where-oh-where-has-my-regen

Nissan LEAF Number One For October Sales in Norway, Beats Tesla

Thanks to generous government incentives and nationwide perks like free parking and the ability to legally use the bus lane, Norway really loves its electric cars. In September, the Tesla Model S sedan — sales of which only started in Norway in August — topped 616 cars, making it the highest-selling passenger car of September. [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2013/11/04/nissan-leaf-number-one-for-octo

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Idiot-proofing Transportation

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2013/11/idiot-proofing-transportation_

VIDEO Interview with Iceland Challenge Electric Bike Team

The Iceland Challenge electric bike team talks about the unique landscape & daylight hours (!), their adventures, the challenges, how the eFlow bikes held up to the harsh conditions, and more! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/video-interview-with-iceland-challenge-e

T.E.N. Episode 6: Tesla Recommended & Roadtrips, Maple LEAFs, Self-Parking Jazz & Ford EV Recall

Welcome to episode six 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/2013/11/01/t-e-n-episode-6-tesla-recommend

Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi Sales Down 20.5% from October 2012

Ford Motor Company said today that 2,530 C-Max Hybrid and Energi vehicles were sold in October, down 20.5% from October 2012.  There was a month-over-month gain of 16% from just 2,182 in September.  September was the lowest full month of … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=431