Friday, January 31, 2014

T.E.N. Episode 19: Road trips, VW Plug-ins and Longer Range

Welcome to episode nineteen 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: Coast to coast road [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/31/t-e-n-episode-19-road-trips-vw-

Thursday, January 30, 2014

City Walk: Side Effects: Better Fat and Fit Than Skinny and Unfit

Medical research shows that, in spite of common belief, being fat and fit is generally healthier than skinny and unfit. Walking is an ideal gauge for fitness...

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Historic EVs Get Their Kicks On Route 66 (And Want To Plug-in Too)

Even if you’ve never visited the U.S., the chances are you’ve heard about its iconic Route 66. No longer an official part of the U.S. highway system having been decommissioned in the 1980s, Route 66 still draws visitors from all around the world to experience its legends and live its dreams. That’s with good reason. [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/30/historic-evs-get-their-kicks-on

E-Bike News: E-Cargo Trikes, Concept E-Bikes, Car Alternatives, E-Bike Research, & More! [VIDEOS]

In this issue of e-bike news find out about tilting e-cargo trikes from Butchers & Bicycles and Kaylad-e, the EU offering ? 8 Million for electric 2-wheel research, City Car Share offers e-bikes, a concept mid drive e-bike, & more! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/e-bike-news-e-cargo-trikes-concept-e-bik

First Drive: VW e-Up! Press Day Test Drive and Information

Volkswagon was kind enough to invite Nikki and Mark to the press launch of their first ever mass produced fully electric vehicle, the e-Up! Let Nikki and Mark take you through the ins and outs of what they learnt on the press day: Starting at ?19,250 (including the UK Government’s ?5000 Plug-in Grant), the e-up! [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/30/first-drive-vw-e-up-press-day-t

Nissan Asks: Do You Want a 150-mile Nissan LEAF? How Much Would You Pay?

It’s the world’s best-selling electric car with more than 100,000 examples now being driven around the world, despite having a real-world range somewhere between 70 and 90 miles, depending on how it’s driven. In the past few months we’ve heard rumours that Nissan was planning to extend that range in the future with improved battery [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/30/nissan-asks-do-you-want-a-150-m

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

150 Mile Nissan Leaf?

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/150-mile-nissan-leaf.htm

QuickCharge: Tesla Model S P85+

Tesla Motors is the aspirational manufacturer in the world of electric cars. Bursting onto the scene with the Roadster – an electric super car that proudly said ‘EVs are ready to play with the big boys – they have since followed that success up with the Model S. Let’s see what Mark thought after getting [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/29/quickcharge-tesla-motors-p85

Fuel Cells: More than you ever wanted to know in 11 parts

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/fuel-cells-more-than-you-eve

Hawaii Sponsored Bill Aims to Fine Parking Companies for not Providing EV Parking and Charging

Hawaii Senate Bill 2651, set for a public hearing on 30 January, aims to ensure that all large car parks provide dedicated electric car charging and parking or face a fine. The Bill was sponsored by Senator Mike Gabbard and?Senator Dela Cruz and – if passed – will not only require all car parks that [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/29/hawaii-sponsored-bill-aims-to-f

BMW: We?ll Wait And See How i3, i8 Sell Before Working On New Plug-ins

With an entire sub-brand devoted to plug-in vehicles and only the i3 and i8 models entering the market in 2014, BMW has plenty of room to expand its plug-in lineup. Yet while we’ve heard rumours that BMW is already well underway with development of ?the i5 — a larger i3-based family-friendly plug-in hatchback — BMW [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/29/bmw-well-wait-and-see-how-i3-i8

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Public Charging Fees

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2014/01/public-charging-fees.htm

Haibike XDURO NDURO Pro Wins iF Design and Innovation Award 2014 [VIDEO]

The iF prestigious design competition is among the most renowned in the world, and both Haibike and its distributor, Currie Technologies, are excited to announce the warm reception this new model has received in the international design and product industry. ...

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Nissan?s Latest LEAF Electric Car Ad Highlights Owner Advocacy

As many EV advocates and early adopters will tell you, ad companies aren’t usually that good at selling electric cars. We’ve got to agree. In the past few years, we’ve seen some really crazy and frankly embarrassing advertisements for electric cars, ranging from the man-hugging Polar Bear in Nissan’s first LEAF ad to green-skinned aliens [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/28/nissans-latest-leaf-electric-ca

BMW: i3 REx Gets Zero Sales Tax in NJ, Other States to Follow. ?Electronaut? Specs Due Feb 4

A few weeks ago we told you the news that the BMW i3 REx range-extended EV wasn’t eligible for the full $2,500 Californian state plug-in incentive, nor would it be eligible for the white HOV-lane access sticker program operated there. Today, we can confirm that while Californians may miss out on some perks if they [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/28/bmw-i3-rex-gets-zero-sales-tax-

Tips for Driving an Electric Car

Range and battery life are a real concern for a lot of people who drive electric cars.? A lot of them are usually very anxious about driving their electric vehicles for long distances. However, individuals who follow these tips and use their cars appropriately will enjoy a longer battery life, and they will not suffer [… ...

http://www.onelectriccars.com/tips-for-driving-an-electric-car/1051

VW?s Plug-in Hybrid Will Be a Plug-in Version of the GTi

In its forty-year history, the Volkswagen Golf ?has been offered in a truly dizzying variety of models, from its all-wheel drive Golf Country?with raised suspension and off-road looks to its fuel-sipping Golf Ecomatic, designed during the fuel crisis of the early 1990s. For most VW Golf fans though, it’s the GTi, GTD and R32 models [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/28/vws-plug-in-hybrid-will-be-a-pl

Monday, January 27, 2014

Tesla Model S More Popular In Washington Last Year Than California

With its generous incentives towards the cost of buying an electric car, not to mention its EV-friendly cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay and San Diego, you’d be forgiven for thinking California is the place where the Tesla Model S lead the rest of the U.S. in per-capita sales for 2013. We can’t blame [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/27/tesla-model-s-more-popular-in-w

What?s Good For Nissan is Good For BYD as Rumors of Cloned Electric Van Abound

As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s true, then we think Nissan should be particularly touched by the latest vehicle rumoured to debut at this year’s Bejing Auto Show in April. According to China Car Times, BYD has just finished development of the M3, a vehicle which looks like [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/27/whats-good-for-nissan-is-good-f

UK?s First Electric Car Sharing Scheme Expands

E-Car Club – the UK?s first electric car sharing club – has announced a new location for their scheme at the University of Hertfordshire. Working in partnership with Source East, initially there will be three electric cars available for hire by the hour. The scheme costs from ?5.50 per hour (from ?45 per day) for [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/27/uks-first-electric-car-sharing-

Musk: Tesla Teams To Tackle Model S Coast-to-Coast Trip, Set New Three-Day Record

Tesla’s larger-than life CEO Elon Musk is a very competitive man. Hours after father and daughter team John and Jill completed the first ever Tesla Model S U.S. Supercharger coast-to-coast trip, Musk took to Twitter to announce the fact that both he — and two teams from Tesla — were gearing up to do the [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/27/musk-tesla-teams-to-tackle-mode

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I tried a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Here?s what it was like.

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$28.59 Million for 20 Fuel Cell refilling stations

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/2859-million-for-20-fuel-cel

Plug-in Vehicles Sale Continue to Grow

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/plug-in-vehicles-sale-contin

Transport Evolved Episode 184: Locked Out

On today?s Transport Evolved: South to North in a Nissan LEAF?and?West to East in a Model S, fighting for a charge at work, and three?adorable little girls. These stories an more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley and David Peilow Click beyond the break to see our full show notes, including timings?of each [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/26/transport-evolved-episode-184-l

US East to West Road Trip in Model S Completed ? Total Cost: $0.00

The Great US Roadtrip is a staple of many people’s lives when growing up. Whether they tagged along on a family trip when younger, expressed their freedom as a young adult or – as with me – just dreamed about it from afar, it is a trip many people have aspired to take. Today saw [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/26/us-east-to-west-road-trip-in-mo

Saturday, January 25, 2014

VeloMini III Folding Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

Do you want a small, foldable, and lightweight electric bike that can go with you almost anywhere? If so, then you should definitely checkout the VeloMini line of electric bikes! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/velomini-iii-folding-electric-bike-revie

Why My Next Vehicle Will Be A PHEV SUV

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/why-my-next-vehicle-will-be-

Tesla Model S Extended UK Test Drive.

Continuing our Tesla Model S UK test drive with the very knowledgable Mark. We get into the nitty gritty of really trying to use an EV as an only car here in England. Something that was mostly unrealistic until now ...

http://www.dannyscontentment.net/2014/01/tesla-model-s-extended-uk-tes

Friday, January 24, 2014

Guest Post: Goodbye BMW ActiveE, Hello RAV4 EV

I’ve always been one to love technology and enjoy being an early adopter….provided, I can afford it. :)? It was based on this love of technology, the ability to hopefully make a difference in future automotive development combined with a added bonus of saving money on my fuel costs, (when gas runs 4.00 a gallon [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/24/guest-post-goodbye-bmw-activee-

T.E.N. Episode 18: 100k Leafs, Leases and Loss of Charging

Welcome to episode eighteen 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: Nissan sells its 100,000th [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/24/t-e-n-episode-18-100k-leafs-lea

System-wide Charging Station Software Update Could Cause Problems Next Tuesday For EV-Owning Brits

Imagine if one of the country’s biggest gas station chains planned an evening-long, nationwide system maintenance that resulted in the gas pumps only dispensing fuel to regular customers of that particular gas station. ?Now imagine that maintenance was due to start just as the rush hour was ending, but had the potential to mean new [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/24/system-wide-charging-station-so

Thursday, January 23, 2014

City Walk: A Word From Muybridge

Have you ever wondered if all four feet of a galloping horse leave the ground at the same time? A dozen cameras placed by photography pioneer Eadweard Muybri...

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Pedego Unveils Trail Tracker for ?Peak? Performance in Europe [VIDEO]

Pedego's Trail Tracker electric ?fat bike? has been launched in Europe to bring off-road adventures all year round ? including a unique partnership that allows it to ?float? on snow. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/pedego-unveils-trail-tracker-for-peak-pe

U.S. DoE Looks to Broaden ATVM Loan Program, Launches $50 Million Research Fund

It’s been one of the most controversial of government bailout programs of recent years with both some massive success stories and cringeworthy failures, but the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program (ATVM) might be about to get a wider scope to include the automotive supply chain. That’s according to Energy Secretary [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/23/u-s-doe-looks-to-broaden-atvm-l

UK Companies Prove They?re At The Forefront of Electric Motorsports

British companies have always been at the forefront of technology and innovation when it comes to high-performance motorsports such as Formula 1. Now, with Formula E just around the corner, British companies are already setting themselves up as world-leading powers in this new field. This month the?Motorsport Industry Association?s Annual Business Excellence Awards awarded two [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/23/uk-companies-prove-theyre-at-th

Tesla Releases Chinese Price for Model S, Equals US Price Plus Import

Tesla announced today that Chinese customers will soon be able to buy its 85kWh Model S electric sedan in China for ?734,000. That’s essentially the same price as the luxury plug-in costs in the US ?– just with import duties, taxes and shipping added on. This, as with a lot of what Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/23/tesla-releases-chinese-price-fo

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Test Drive the ELF

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/test-drive-elf.htm

Lease Turn Ins FYI's

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2014/01/lease-turn-ins-fyis.htm

Zero S electric Motorbike | Fully Charged

A mysterious pink clad man who has his motorbike license takes the Zero S electric bike for a spin to the golf course. For more information about Zero Motorb...

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Tesla Road Trip - Europe gets Supercharged: Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland now open

Tesla opens new Supercharger locations connecting the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Energized routes enable Model S customers to enjoy free...

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Elon?s Musk ? the Must Have Scent for all EV Drivers

You know you’ve finally made it when comedians start to make jokes about you. Which must mean that now Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk can rest easy in the knowledge that he has finally officially ‘made it’ online. After a long day at the VW e-UP! press launch, Nikki and Mark returned to the [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/22/elons-musk-the-must-have-scent-

Fuel Cell Future Unlikely or Inevitable? Part 11 - Conclusion

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Tesla Model S European Spec ? What Do You Want to Know?

We’ve been patient. We’ve been good boys and girls. We even made sure we were on Santa’s ‘Nice’ list. And now all of that effort has paid off. Next week Nikki and Mark will be getting their hands on a European Spec Tesla Model S. The car will be tested over three days and will [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/22/tesla-model-s-european-spec-wha

Guest Post: The Top 5 DVD Documentaries about Electric Vehicles

Here at Transport Evolved we like nothing more after a long day at work than sitting down in front of the TV with a cup of tea and seeing what’s on. When we want to treat?ourselves?we may even have a chocolate biscuit and put on a DVD about electric cars. But which?one should we choose? [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/22/guest-post-the-top-5-dvd-docume

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Walking Summit: Christopher Fleury Part 3

Christopher Fleury of The GFK Group discusses how time and self-motivation are key drivers of walking behavior. The Every Body Walk! 2013 Walking Summit, hel...

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DC Walking Summit: Wendy Landman

Vanessa Garrison of GirlTrek introduces Walking Matters speaker Wendy Landham from WalkBoston. Wendy Landham talks about why walking matters, what inspires h...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0lnZMnAPC0&feature=youtube_gdat

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DC Walking Summit: Business Leader Roundtable Part 2

The Business Leader Roundtable are posed the question of why walkability matters to their sectors and the key themes taken away from the previous day's round...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EmfT1Q80wU&feature=youtube_gdat

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DC Walking Summit: Jonah Berger Part 2

Jonah Berger, the author of Contagious, discusses the ideas behind why things catch on. He expresses the importance and impact of word of mouth. The Every Bo...

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DC Walking Summit: Robert E. Sallis Part 1

George Halvorson of Kaiser Permanente introduces Robert E. Sallis of Exercise is Medicine. He talks about walking as a drug and that if it were to be classif...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-imA73Uvm4g&feature=youtube_gdat

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DC Walking Summit: Regina Benjamin Part 2

Regina Benjamin, the 18th Surgeon General of the United States, talks about the importance of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative and how they are working to ...

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

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DC Walking Summit: Christopher Fleury Part 1

Christopher Fleury of The GFK Group talks about the Walking Survey conducted with Kaiser Permanente and GFK. Looking at a sampling of about 1200 Americans in...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PIAK3l-hN8&feature=youtube_gdat

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DC Walking Summit: Phil Tuso

Phil Tuso of Kaiser Permanente discusses a future vision to work together with communities to be able to have healthy communities. He talks about vital signs...

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DC Walking Summit: Scott Bricker Part 2

Scott Bricker of America Walks, discusses the structure of the collaborative and their coordinating committee. He notes the importance of having a common mes...

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DC Walking Summit: I'll Push You

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray are best friends, born just over 24 hours apart. They've been through life's ups and downs together, they travel together, a...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc4z0LoPoSc&feature=youtube_gdat

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DC Walking Summit: Rodney Tolley

Rodney Tolley of Walk21, an organization that's been leading the global walking movement discusses their focus on the three V's: Voice, Visibility and Vocati...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NyEWdnHDzU&feature=youtube_gdat

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DC Walking Summit: Jonah Berger Part 1

Kate Kraft of America Walks introduces Jonah Berger, author of Contagious. He discusses ideas to take the walking movement forward. He poses the thought of m...

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DC Walking Summit: Photo Contest

Patrice Smith of Kaiser Permanente and Dan Henkel of American College of Sports Medicine talk about and show photos from the Every Body Walk! summer photo ch...

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DC Walking Summit: Scott Bricker Part 1

Tyler Norris of Kaiser Permanente discusses the decision to make America Walks the organization that serves as the backbone of the Walking Summit. Scott Bric...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6YnMv4XVTs&feature=youtube_gdat

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DC Walking Summit: Mary-Pat King

Vanessa Garrison of GirlTrek, introduces Walking Matters speaker Mary-Pat King of the National Parent Teacher Association. She discusses the National PTA's i...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO06ZJQXVVM&feature=youtube_gdat

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DC Walking Summit: Ted Eytan

Tyler Norris of Kaiser Permanente introduces Ted Eytan from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health. Ted Eytan discusses contagion and mental models. T...

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DC Walking Summit: Amy Levner

Amy Levner of the AARP talks about how bringing back walking to a neighborhood in New Orleans brought the entire neighborhood. She tells Ruth Kennedy's story...

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DC Walking Summit: Business Leader Roundtable Part 4

During the Business Leader Roundtable Christy Weir, a City Councilmember in Ventura, CA talks about the importance of cities working closer with healthcare. ...

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DC Walking Summit: Jonah Berger Part 3

Jonah Berger, the author of Contagious, explains how we make inferences about people and who they are because their choices give us cues as to who they are. ...

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DC Walking Summit: Business Leader Roundatble Part 1

Tyler Norris expresses an emerging theme that shows when we solve for walkability, many other problems are solved as well. The Business Leader Roundtable com...

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DC Walking Summit: Shavon Arline-Bradley

Shavon Arline-Bradley of the NAACP raises the question: Is every body welcome to walk? The Every Body Walk! 2013 Walking Summit, held October 1--3, 2013 brou...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7W3W-9pRHs&feature=youtube_gdat

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DC Walking Summit: Craig Martinez

Tyler Norris of Kaiser Permanente introduces The California Endowment's Craig Martinez, who is the program manager for Neighborhoods. Listen as he comments r...

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DC Walking Summit: Robert E. Sallis Part 2

Robert E. Sallis of Exercise is Medicine talks about including a walking prescription in all treatment plans. He expresses the importance of merging the fitn...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGFKpxium4&feature=youtube_gdat

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DC Walking Summit: Jonah Berger Part 4

Jonah Berger, the author of Contagious, talks about triggers. When we're doing something or thinking about something, we're more likely to talk about it. He ...

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DC Walking Summit: Business Leader Roundtable Part 3

The Business Leader Roundtable discusses the barriers and solutions within the development community. Giving insight and experiences are Christy Weir, a City...

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Vampire Drain: How Much Power a Tesla Model S Really Loses in Almost a Month

Vampire drain, the name given to the phenomenon where electrical appliances consume power from their battery packs when not in use, is a well-known problem in the EV world, especially in cars like the Tesla Model S. That’s because under certain circumstances when unplugged — noticeably in extremes of temperatures — the Model S uses [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/21/vampire-drain-how-much-power-a-

Riide Electric Bike: Keeping It Simple & Lightweight [VIDEO]

The Riide is an electric bike with a 350 watt rear hub motor, a 36V 9ah lithium ion battery integrated into the frame, a single speed drivetrain, disc brakes, and has a stated range of 25 miles. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/riide-electric-bike-keeping-it-simple-li

Workplace Electric Car Charging So Popular, Getting A Charge Is Sometimes Tough

Imagine the following scenario: you’re a large, pro-EV company wanting to encourage the adoption of plug-in vehicles among your workforce. To help your employees do the socially responsible thing and dump the pump for a plug, you install charging stations for staff and company visitors to use. For a few years, everything goes to plan. [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/21/workplace-electric-car-charging

Is BMW About To Price Itself Out of the EV Market With Expensive Lease Plans?

Contrary to what a lot of people outside of the EV world think, people who buy electric cars are not all rich jet-setters looking for their next toy. In fact, in our experience they are people who are stretching themselves finically to support technology they think will be important to the world. Due to this [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/21/is-bmw-about-to-price-itself-ou

Metrocab Unveils Plug-in Hybrid London Taxi As Race to Zero-Emissions Capability By 2018 Continues

As the capital city of England and a prime tourist destination, the twin cities of London, Westminster, and their surrounding boroughs are known for having a massive problem with both air quality and traffic congestion. ?For nearly eleven years, London’s congestion charging zone — and low emissions zones — have sought to improve both by [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/21/metrocab-unveils-plug-in-hybrid

Monday, January 20, 2014

Fuel Cell Future Unlikely or Inevitable? Part 10 - Tin Foil Hats

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Volkswagen e-Up Electric Car: What Do YOU Want To Know?

Here at?Transport Evolved we’re lucky enough to drive some of the world’s newest electric cars before they hit the mainstream marketplace so that we can tell you what they’re like to drive before they hit the dealerships. Sometimes, we’ll get a few days with a new EV at an official press launch event. Sometimes, we’ll [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/20/volkswagen-e-up-electric-car-wh

Ford Focus Energi Plug-in Hybrid Rumored For Later This Year, 25 Miles EV Range

Ford’s first mass-produced, mainstream electric car, the Ford Focus Electric hatchback, is a rather fun car to drive. It has plenty of torque, can recharge from empty to full in around four hours, and looks just like its gasoline siblings. ? Yet because it is a compliance car: an all-electric vehicle made specifically to satisfy [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/20/ford-focus-energi-plug-in-hybri

Three Kids + Tesla Model S = The Cutest EV Video Ever?

As anyone who has driven — or ridden — in a Tesla Model S will tell you, Tesla’s premium luxury electric sedan can really shift when you put the pedal to the floor thanks to the beefy 443 ft-lb (600Nm) torque output of its powerful 310 kilowatt rear-wheel drive electric motor. In case you didn’t [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/20/three-kids-tesla-model-s-the-cu

Global Nissan Leaf Sales Top 100,000 ? UK Buyer Gets 100,000th Car

A British Dentist from Fareham is the owner of the 100,000th Nissan Leaf to be produced. Dr Brett Garner and his wife bought the car after testing it fit his needs, including a 500 mile long distance trip in a borrowed Leaf. The Leaf has been racking up all sorts of accolades and awards since [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/20/global-nissan-leaf-sales-top-10

Friday, January 17, 2014

Renault Twizy: The Ultimate Big Boy?s (And Girl?s) Eco-Toy?

The Renault Twizy is often viewed as Renault’s joke electric car.With it’s tandem seating arrangement (passenger behind not beside the driver), a lack of windows, a limited top speed and unconventional looks, it’s often ridiculed by even hardened EV fans as nothing more than a ‘Noddy car.’ But while the cheapest electric vehicle we’ve ever [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/17/renault-twizy-the-ultimate-big-

T.E.N. Episode 17: Audi Plug Ins, BMW i3 Perks, Charging Reliability, Anti-Tesla Senators, Green Taxis and Detroit Shenanigans

Welcome to episode fifteen 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: Audi plug-in concept cars [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/17/t-e-n-episode-17-audi-plug-ins-

VeloMini III Folding Electric Bike Pictures & Specs

The VeloMini 3 speed electric bike is a highly portable electric bike that can fold to a compact size and it weighs a mere 36 lbs. It can be a great solution for the first/last mile commute when combined with mass transit or for getting around a school or large business campus. It's compact size also makes it handy for storing in your house/apartment/workplace/school/car/RV/boat, etc. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/velomini-iii-folding-electric-bike-pictu

Elon Musk Confirms the ?Giga? Factory and Right-Hand Drive Release

Back in November we reported that Elon Musk was considering creating a ‘Giga’ Factory to not only produce all the batteries they need but also reuse and recycle them at the end of their life. In an interview with CNBC on 14 January talking about Telsa’s Quarter 4 sales [NASDAQ:TSLA], Musk let slip that planning [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/17/elon-musk-confirms-the-giga-fac

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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 series that ...

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Fuel Cell Future Unlikely or Inevitable? Part 8 - A Foot in the Door for H2

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Buying a BMW i3 REx? Here?s What Californian Perks You?ll Be Entitled To.

Last week we reported on the fact that the upcoming BMW i3 with range extender (REx), counter to the expectation of many – including BMW, will not be eligible for California’s White Sticker to allow it access to the high occupancy vehicle (carpool) lane. To clear up the confusion over what incentives drivers of the [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/16/buying-a-bmw-i3-rex-heres-what-

Three Years On, London to Edinburgh In An EV Is Easy, Says Robert Llewellyn, David Peilow

Just over three years ago on January 10, 2011, BBC news reporter Brian Milligan began to drive from London to Edinburgh in an electric car, seemingly with the intent to prove how unreliable, impractical and slow electric cars were. ?He chose as his chariot of choice a prototype Mini E — a car which at [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/16/three-years-on-london-to-edinbu

Despite Nissan, Infiniti Continues To Say No To Electric Cars

Thanks to stellar sales of its all-electric LEAF hatchback, Nissan is currently the world’s largest electric automaker, so it’s logical to expect Infiniti, its luxury brand, to also lead the charge towards a plug-in future. Except, says Infiniti Boss Johan de Nysschen, that’s not going to happen. At least, not for any time soon. Talking [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/16/despite-nissan-infiniti-continu

ChargedUp: Nissan Leaf Tekna (2013)

Following on from the?QuickCharge videos where Nikki and Mark gave their initial views of the 2013 Nissan Leaf Tekna, this is the ChargedUp review where they give their final impressions having lived with the car for a week. Find out what they thought here: It could be argued that the Leaf is the ‘standard’ fully [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/16/chargedup-nissan-leaf-tekna-201

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Electric Land Rover Defender | Fully Charged

A sunny drive in this ultimate off-road legend, the Land Rover Defender, 100% electric and impressively robust. This is an experimental vehicle, not for sale...

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Road Trippin

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Citing Poor Reliability, Netherlands EV Network To Replace 35 DC Quick Chargers

Sometimes, being the first to do something hurts. A lot. That’s something being discovered by The New Motion, an nationwide EV charging network from the Netherlands, which has made the announcement that it is is being forced to shut down 35 of its rapid DC quick charging stations due to ongoing reliability issues. In a [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/15/citing-poor-reliability-netherl

Derringer Cycles: Retro Board Track Style Electric Bike [VIDEO]

This classic styled e-bike comes equipped with a U.S. built chromoly frame, powerful rear hub motor, a lithium ion battery with 3 size options, high quality components, and customization options. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/derringer-cycles-retro-board-track-style

Santa Monica?s Structure 6 Parking Garage Is EV-Owner?s Heaven

As any EV owner will tell you, trying to find an electric car charging spot in a downtown parking garage can be a massive challenge, even if you’ve successfully found the parking garage where you know charging is available. But for EV owners in Southern California, that’s not a problem courtesy of the recently-opened Structure [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/15/santa-monicas-structure-6-parki

Former Oil, Gas Executive Turns Over A New LEAF With Central London Chauffeur Service

With global sales now approaching the magic 100,000 mark, the Nissan LEAF is currently the most popular electric car in the world, so it’s no surprise LEAFs are already being used as both taxi cabs and private hire vehicles everywhere from Cornwall, England to New York, Washington State, Denmark and even Mexico City. In short, [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/15/former-oil-gas-executive-turns-

BYD Launches Qin ?performance? Plug-in Hybrid in China, Promises European Launch Next Year

In mid-December, battery manufacturer turned automaker Build Your Dreams (BYD) launched the Qin performance sedan, the latest of its plug-in vehicles, in its home market of China. Next year, the Berkshire Hathaway-backed company says the car will go on sale in Europe. Capable of a claimed 177 mpg, BYD says the Qin is capable of [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/15/byd-launches-qin-performance-pl

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Last Supercharge!

http://andwediditourway.blogspot.com/2014/01/last-supercharge.htm

Phoenix Sun

http://andwediditourway.blogspot.com/2014/01/phoenix-sun.htm

Trip Recovery

http://andwediditourway.blogspot.com/2014/01/trip-recovery.htm

(Un)lucky Number Thirteen

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Back on Route

http://andwediditourway.blogspot.com/2014/01/back-on-route.htm

Fuel Cell Future Unlikely or Inevitable? Part 7 - How Soon?

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/fuel-cell-future-unlikely-or

Tesla Model S Test Drive. Can I persuade Lizzy? Pt 1

I love this car, but I do go a bit gaga when I get near it. The kind of gaga where you find yourself spending ?80k you don’t actually have. Bring in someone with a proper head for what works and what doesn’t when it comes to EV’s and cars in general – aka Lizzy, [… ...

http://www.dannyscontentment.net/2014/01/tesla-model-s-test-drive-can-

Ohio Dealers Vs. Tesla: Sen. Patton (R) Proposes New Anti-Tesla Law

If there’s one thing we’re sure 2014 will contain, it’s a whole load more legislative wrangling between auto dealer unions and Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA]. And with barely two weeks in the year passed, it’s already begun. Remember the?devious, sneaky plot, spearheaded by Ohio Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) to amend Senate Bill 137 — a bill [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/14/ohio-dealers-vs-tesla-sen-patto

Video: Race Driver Leilani M?nter Shows How Aerodynamic Her Tesla Model S Really Is

When it comes to professional race car drivers, Minnesotan-born Leilani “Carbon-Free Girl” M?nter breaks the mould. Not only is she one of a handful of women to have competed in the Indy Pro Series and ARCA series, but she also happens to be a vocal environmentalist and yes, a proud owner of a Tesla Model [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/14/video-race-driver-leilani-munte

2014 NAIAS: Audi R8 e-tron Supercar Will Enter Production After All, Says Audi Tech Boss

Audi’s R8 e-tron electric supercar has had a very chequered history. After being introduced back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the super-sexy plug-in supercar has been axed, brought back from the dead, promised and ignored more times than we care to note. Oh, and it starred as Tony Stark’s latest plug-in car of [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/14/2014-naias-audi-r8-e-tron-super

Monday, January 13, 2014

Plan B

http://andwediditourway.blogspot.com/2014/01/plan-b.htm

Haibike XDURO NDURO Wins the Gold Award in ENDURO Mountain Bike Magazine?s Design and Innovation Award 2014 Competition

The Gold Award is earned through honed innovation, clever features, technical developments and product performance that the select ENDURO jury feels will influence the future of mountain bike development, as well as simplify handling, increase terrain possibilities, and maximize safety. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/haibike-xduro-nduro-wins-the-gold-award-

Supercharge City

http://andwediditourway.blogspot.com/2014/01/supercharge-city.htm

The City of the Green Smoke

http://andwediditourway.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-city-of-green-smoke.h

BMW i3 Gets Closer To U.S. Launch as Electronauts Start Placing Orders

BMW’s enthusiastic army of electronauts — the several hundred-strong group of EV enthusiasts who helped BMW field-test the i3′s drivetrain inside an entire fleet of BMW ActiveE cars — have collectively covered millions of miles in the field for BMW, provided feedback on the German automaker’s Ev technology, and been fantastic ambassadors for the brand. [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/13/bmw-i3-gets-closer-to-u-s-launc

2014 NAIAS: Volkswagen Confirms 6-Seat Plug-in Hybrid

On the first day of the 2014 North American International Motor Show in Detroit, Volkswagen has confirmed its plans to bring a CrossBlue-based, 7-seat plug-in SUV to production for U.S. customers by 2016. The CrossBlue SUV concept, which debuted at last year’s show, was powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI engine combined with two electric [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/13/2014-naias-volkswagen-confirms-

2014 NAIAS: Audi Unveils Plug-in All-Wheel Shooting Brake Concept

Today, at the opening day of the 2014 American International Auto Show in Detroit, Audi will unveil its second plug-in concept car in as many weeks with its three-door Allroad Shooting Brake compact crossover. The unveiling comes a week after the German Luxury automaker debuted its Sport Quattro Laserlight plug-in V8 hybrid concept car at [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/13/2014-naias-audi-unveils-plug-in

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fuel cells ? A realistic alternative for zero emission? | Publications | Media | Roland Berger

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/fuel-cells-realistic-alterna

Fuel Cell Future Unlikely or Inevitable? Part 6 - Fuel Cells

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/fuel-cell-future-unlikely-or

Transport Evolved Episode 182. Now Defying Physics

On today’s Transport Evolved: Replacement AC adapters, treating electricity like gasoline, wireless busses and breaking the laws of physics. These stories an more, on today’s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, Martin Messer Thomsen and Kalle Centergren. Click beyond the break to see our full show notes, including timings of each story in the show.? [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/12/transport-evolved-episode-182-n

Friday, January 10, 2014

Day 2, complete.

http://andwediditourway.blogspot.com/2014/01/day-2-complete.htm

The Coyote State

http://andwediditourway.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-coyote-state.htm

For Added Safety, Tesla Ships Replacement Power Adapters To Its Model S Customers

If there’s one thing ?Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] takes seriously, it’s the safety of its cars and their customers. That’s a reputation the Californian automaker has worked hard to earn, and will do anything to uphold. Which is why Tesla Motors has announced this afternoon that it intends to send all of its Model S customers [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/10/for-added-safety-tesla-ships-re

Now we're rolling.

http://andwediditourway.blogspot.com/2014/01/now-were-rolling.htm

T.E.N. Episode 16: EV Cabs, Wireless Busses and Perpetual Motion

Welcome to episode sixteen 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: Renault drops the Fluence, [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/10/t-e-n-episode-16-ev-cabs-wirele

Believe It Or Not, The Sinclair C5 is 29 Years Old Today (But Just As Funny)

It was supposed to be the electric car for everyone, the vehicle that revolutionised the world forever. But while it was many things, the Sinclair C5 ? — which celebrates its 29th birthday today — wasn’t revolutionary. It was laughed out of the market. Yes folks, today, 29 years ago, English entrepreneur and inventor Clive [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/10/believe-it-or-not-the-sinclair-

taste the sunlight.

http://andwediditourway.blogspot.com/2014/01/taste-sunlight.htm

Fuel Cell Future Unlikely or Inevitable? Part 5 - Storage

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/fuel-cell-future-unlikely-or

not my first rodeo.

http://andwediditourway.blogspot.com/2014/01/not-my-first-rodeo.htm

Renault Zoe Awarded Best Supermini of 2013 Award By Euro NCAP

The Renault Zoe electric hatchback has just been crowned the best Supermini of 2013 by Euro NCAP, the official European safety board tasked with crash testing every single new car on the market today. Every January, the safety body evaluates the crash test results of every car it has tested over the past twelve months, [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/10/renault-zoe-awarded-best-superm

Ghosn: Nissan LEAF Production Will Soon Double

After high demand and buoyant sales figures for its all-electric Nissan LEAF hatchback, Nissan will double U.S. its production figures for 2014. That’s according to Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, who confirmed this week that Nissan is to double LEAF production for the year after racking up a 22,610 LEAF sales total for the U.S. alone [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/10/ghosn-nissan-leaf-production-wi

BMW i3 REx Won?t Get White Californian HOV Lane Sticker After All

If you live in California — especially in densely-populated areas like the San Francisco Bay, Los Angeles or San Diego — you’ll know about the state’s High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes. You probably also know that any pure electric car on sale in California can drive in those lanes, even if there is only one [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/10/bmw-i3-rex-wont-get-white-calif

Onewheel :: The Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard by Future Motion ? Kickstarter

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/onewheel-self-balancing-elec

Thursday, January 9, 2014

What Happened, What Comes Next: A Recap of Important Events from the 2013 Electric Bike Industry

The Electric Bike Industry enjoyed a successful year in 2013. Here is recap of what happened in some of the most important markets, the technology and product trends, plus a look towards the trends for 2014. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/what-happened-what-comes-next-a-recap-of

City Walk: Can't Drive Here: Colorado

Colorado walkers are passionate about their pristine outdoors. Local Volkswalker chapters make it easy: Events to walk in groups with likeminded people happe...

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Detroit Auto Show: Volvo XC Plug-in Concept Previews XC90 PHEV

In just under five days’ time, Volvo will unveil the second of three promised plug-in concept vehicles at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. ?Called the Volvo Concept XC Coupe SUV, this second concept vehicle continues to pave the way for Volvo’s all-new Scalable Product Architecture vehicle platform and serves as [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/09/detroit-auto-show-volvo-xc-plug

Milton Keynes, UK, Launches Wirelessly-Charged Electric Bus Route

The British town of Milton Keynes in England is famous for many things, including its concrete cows, massive number of roundabouts its grid-based street system (unusual for England) and its close proximity to Bletchley Park,?the former top-secret home of the UK’s WWII top-secret GCCS code-breaking centre. Now it has another claim to fame: the first [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/09/milton-keynes-uk-launches-wirel

We?re Sorry Gizmodo, But Mini Wind-Turbines Won?t Power Your Electric Car For Free

Sometimes when we’re browsing the Internet, we read a news article which is so unbelievable we have to reach for the calendar to check it isn’t April 1. If the story is about a subject we know well — like electric cars and renewable energy — we often feel compelled to stop the stupid by [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/09/were-sorry-gizmodo-but-mini-win

Fully Charged | Series 3 | Episode 1 | VW XL1

A test drive in the extraordinary , 'the most fuel efficient production car in the world' according to VW. Weighing just 795 kg and with it's super aerodynam...

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Newton Nissan Seventh Dealer to get a Fast Charger in Tennessee

Newton Nissan of Gallatin TN are the seventh Tennessee Nissan Dealer to get a Quick Charge unit. This brings the total number of Fast Charge Units of all brands in Tennessee up to count of 25. Of the Middle Tennessee … Continue reading → ...

http://jpwhitenissanleaf.com/2014/01/08/newton-nissan-seventh-dealer-t

2014 Nissan LEAF Priced from $28,980. Rear-View Added, 80% Charge Dropped

Now in its fourth year of manufacture, the 2014 model year of Nissan’s all-electric LEAF will remain largely unchanged from last year’s model, Nissan announced today. Unlike last year’s model, which gave the all-electric hatch some much-needed improvements over the 2011 and 2012 models, changes for the 2014 Model year are far less dramatic. Most [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/08/2014-nissan-leaf-priced-from-28

Estranged Siblings: Why Servicing the Chevy Volt is Tough in Europe

Pull off the very different bumpers, grille and badges from the Chevrolet Volt and Opel/Vauxhall Ampera, and you’d be hard pressed to tell the two cars apart. ?Made on the same Detroit production line, the Volt and Ampera are essentially the same car wearing different clothes. In North America, only the Chevy Volt is available [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/08/estranged-siblings-why-vauxhall

First Formula E drive on the Las Vegas strip

I had to post this footage of the Formula E car debut on the Las Vegas strip. I think 2014 ‘s going to be a great year, as the cars ready themselves for the first races to begin touring the world. I’ll be following some of the UK teams – Drayson Racing and Virgin closely, [… ...

http://www.dannyscontentment.net/2014/01/first-formula-e-drive-on-the-

Fuel Cell Future Unlikely or Inevitable? Part 4 - Hydrogen Infrastructure

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/fuel-cell-future-unlikely-or

Massachusetts Asks If Electricity Should Be Treated, Regulated Like Any Other Vehicle Fuel

Regardless of where you live, the storage, use and taxation of liquid vehicular fuels like gasoline, diesel and compressed natural gas, is governed by some pretty strict regulations. They cover things like who can sell fuel, how much they can charge for it, and how much tax is levied on it to help pay for [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/08/massachusetts-asks-if-electrici

Next-Generation Battery Firm Gets To Feel The Power Of $30 Million C Round Funding

A Silicon Valley battery company determined to revolutionise the world of lithium-ion batteries forever has successfully completed its latest round of funding, it announced on Monday. Founded in 2008 as a Stanford Univeristy spinout, Amprius has been perfecting a new type of silicon-based lithium-ion battery pack which could not only pave the way to gadgets [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/08/next-generation-battery-firm-ge

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sixth Dealer Quick Charge Unit installed at Downtown Nashville Nissan

Fast charge units are going in at Tennessee Nissan Dealers like they are going out of fashion. This unit is strategically placed just two and half miles north of downtown Nashville giving I-65 drivers north of town 2 places to … Continue reading → ...

http://jpwhitenissanleaf.com/2014/01/07/sixth-dealer-quick-charge-unit

Guest Post: Driving on Fusion ? No Longer a Fossil Fool

Here at?Transport Evolved,?we pride ourselves on being a news site aimed written by journalists and authors who also happen to be electric car drivers, tech enthusiasts and?environmentalists with either a big or a small ‘E’. As such, we love hearing from members of the energy or electric car?communities who are willing to share their experiences [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/07/guest-post-driving-on-fusion-no

Toyota Promises Production Hydrogen Car For 2015. We Worry About Infrastructure

It’s the first day of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV., which means the eyes of the world are focused on everything new and shiny in the technology world. Covering everything from smartphone and computer technology through to intelligent homes, household appliances and yes, even cars, CES is quickly becoming the place [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/07/toyota-promises-production-hydr

Chevrolet Volt, Spark EVs to Get 4G LTE, WiFi Hotspots Later This Year

While it’s not quite as true as it once was, the majority of plug-in car drivers we know are the kind of people who closely follow the consumer electronics market, love gadgets, and would feel positively naked without a laptop, smartphone, tablet computer and a decent Internet connection by their side. They are often– as [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/07/chevrolet-volt-spark-evs-to-get

Renault Has Already Halted Worldwide Production of Fluence Z.E. Electric Car

Renault’s Fluence Z.E. electric sedan, with seating for five and the air of a car designed almost exclusively for fleet use, is no more. That’s according to Renault, which confirmed to?Transport Evolved today that European production of its plug-in electric sedan ended in November for good. ?Instead, sources close to the company said, Renault is [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/07/renault-already-halted-worldwid

Monday, January 6, 2014

Fuel Cell Future Unlikely or Inevitable? Part 3 - H2 from Water

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/fuel-cell-future-unlikely-or

A Tesla Acquisition in 2014? Here?s Our Take On The Rumors, And Why It Shouldn?t Happen

As recently as a year ago, many business and investment experts remained extremely cautious about the future of Californian electric automaker Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA].?Since then, Tesla has not only proven its worth by paying off nearly half a billion dollars of U.S. Department of Energy low-interest loans, awarded to it under the Advanced Technology Vehicle [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/06/a-tesla-acquisition-in-2014-her

Nissan Unveils All-New London Taxi, Confirms Electric Version For 2015

Ask anyone to name the things which make London famous, and you’re probably going to find its iconic black taxi cabs somewhere on the list, along with Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Baker Street, and perhaps Harrods. From later this year however, the iconic black Hackney Carriage is getting a refresh, courtesy of a [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/06/nissan-unveils-all-new-london-t

Volkswagen Offers Free Gasoline Car Loan To E-Up Drivers?In Germany

We’re often told by an eager would-be EV driver that they’d consider making the switch from gasoline to electric “if only I could make long-distance trips to see my granny in [insert name of faraway place here] once a year.”?Essentially, these people are dismissing the possibility of owning an electric car because they happen to [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/06/volkswagen-offers-free-gasoline

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Risk is the Currency of Innovation: See Yates? 2013 TED Talk Live!

THIS FALL electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates joined a distinguished 29-year lineup of speakers?as part of?the acclaimed international TED presentation series (Technology, Entertainment, Design). Yates was a featured speaker at the?annual TEDx Conference on October 19 in Southampton, Bermuda. **Click here to?see?Yates’ just-released riveting presentation in full!** ??????????????????????????????? *? *? *? *? *? *? * ...

http://www.flightofthecentury.com/risk-is-the-currency-of-innovation-s

Transport Evolved Episode 181: At a Stretch

On today’s Transport Evolved: BMW i3 pricing, the stretched Vanagon with the guts of a Tesla, why Norway is a victim of its own success, and just how large an engine can a plug-in car have before it’s a gas-guzzler? These stories an more, on today’s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, Otmar Ebenhoech and [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/05/transport-evolved-episode-181-a

Friday, January 3, 2014

T.E.N. Episode 15 (Ten Forward): BMW i3 Pricing, Ending Tax Credits, B-Class ED, Ford Concepts, Successful Sales, and 2014 Predictions

Welcome to episode fifteen 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: BMW i3 Pricing, ending [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/03/t-e-n-episode-15-ten-forward-bm

Audi Readies Plug-in V8 Hybrid Audi Sport Quattro Concept Car For CES 2014

Think of an Audio Quattro and the chances are — if you’re old enough to remember — you’ll think of the succession of boxy yet powerful all-wheel drive cars which dominated the World Rally Championship during the 1980s. We do. But at next week’s 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Audi Quattro name [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/03/audi-readies-plug-in-v8-hybrid-

Guest Post: How To Help Your Plug-in Hybrid Warm This Winter

We shared with you a video yesterday showing just how capable plug-in cars like the Chevrolet Volt are in sub-zero temperatures, but today Transport Evolved guest and energy guru Brad Horton shares with us a simple and cheap way to help keep plug-in hybrids warm in the winter months. The technique he describes can be [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/03/guest-post-how-to-help-your-plu

Ford C-Max Sales Down 53% from December 2013

Ford Motor Company said today that 2,028 C-Max Hybrid and Energi vehicles were sold in December 2013, down 53% from 2013. ?There was a month-over-month loss of 15% from the 2,398 vehicles sold in November. ?December was the lowest full-month … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=443

Ford C-Max Energi Concept with Solar Panel

Ford has announced a C-Max Energi concept car that gets a substantial amount of its electricity from solar. ?There was a lengthly and interesting article on it published in CleanTechnia.com. ?There is also a Ford press release on the solar … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=442

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Three More Tennessee Dealer Quick Chargers Installed

According to Plugshare.com three more Tennessee dealers have had Quick Charge Units installed recently. One at Nissan of Murfreesboro just a few miles from the Cracker Barrel in Murfreesboro which also has had a quick charge unit for a few … Continue reading → ...

http://jpwhitenissanleaf.com/2014/01/02/three-more-tennessee-dealer-qu

ChargePoint CEO Pat Romano: Don?t Try To Sell Electrons! (w/video)

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/chargepoint-ceo-pat-romano-d

Life In The Freezer: How A Chevy Volt Drives In A Hard Canadian Winter

We all know that automakers put new car designs through a serious amount of climate testing before they’re given the green light for production, often involving extended test periods in the frigid cold of the arctic. But what’s it like living day to day through the winter when the outside temperature is colder than your [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/02/life-in-the-freezer-how-a-chevy

Fuel Cell Future Unlikely or Inevitable? Part 1

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/01/fuel-cell-future-unlikely-or

As Federal Incentives For Electric Motorcycles End, Brammo Offers Its Own

At midnight yesterday, two U.S. Federal incentives — designed to encourage the adoption of plug-in vehicles — ended. One gave plug-in owners up to 30 percent tax credit (worth up to $1,000) towards the cost of installing a domestic charging station. The other gave tax credits worth up to 10 percent of the sticker price [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/02/as-federal-incentives-for-elect

Ford Readies C-Max Solar Energi Concept For 2014 CES: But How Practical Is it Really?

Solar panels and electric cars are a marriage made in heaven: not only do solar panels allow you to drive your plug-in car on the electricity you generate from the power of the sun, but owning an electric car can halve the amount of time it takes your solar panel investment to pay off. So [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/01/02/ford-readies-c-max-solar-energi

Peak driving

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