Monday, March 31, 2014

Thought of the Day: Right to Tinker? (Nikki, April 31, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from Friday on helping people switch to plug-in cars, and asks if we have a right as electric car owners to modify or ‘tinker’ with our cars and charging stations? Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news […]The post Thought of the Day: Right to Tinker? (Nikki, April 31, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/31/thought-day-right-tinker-nikki-

AutoNation CEO Backs Tesla?s Right To Sell Directly To Customers

Over the past few months, we’ve provided extensive coverage of the ongoing battle between state legislators across the U.S. and Californian electric car automaker Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA]. More specifically, Tesla’s battle to retain its right to sell its electric cars direct to consumers instead of through the traditional franchised dealer model used by the rest […]The post AutoNation CEO Backs Tesla’s Right To Sell Dire ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/31/autonation-ceo-proves-auto-deal

Polar Network Electric Car Charging Prices Lowered Ahead of April 1 Launch

With less than 24-hours to go before its Polar Network of nationwide UK electric car charging stations start to charge electric car owners for the time they spend plugged in, Chargemaster PLC appears to have quietly reduced its tariffs — some time in the past few weeks. Announced earlier this year, Chargemaster’s plans to charge […]The post Polar Network Electric Car Charging Prices Lowered Ahead of April 1 Launch appeared first ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/31/chargemaster-quietly-lowers-tar

2014 Cadillac ELR Range-Extended Electric Car Has Official Recall For ESC Fault

General Motors issued an official recall notice on Friday for its $75,995 Cadillac ELR range-extended electric car. ?The first for the model, the recall affects 656 cars made between September 26, 2013 and February 14, 2014 and addresses a defect in the car’s electronic stability control (ESC) system. According to the official recall notice (below)?issued […]The post 2014 Cadillac ELR Range-Extended Electric Car Has Official Recall Fo ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/31/cadillac-elr-range-extended-ele

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Ford C-Max Energi is in a New Viral Video

Last December I noted the Ford C-Max and Fusion Energi were in a YouTube video that was created by a videographer, Devin Graham, who has created many viral videos. ?The video, the Bike Parkour – Streets of San Francisco, has … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=461

Custom Electric Bikes with SRAM E-Matic & Gates Belt Drive

How is this for custom electric bikes: an e-BBQ-bike with refreshment carrying capacity, a wooden frame e-bike, a bamboo frame e-bike, and more! Those types of e-bikes are the result of a challenge that Gates Carbon Drive put forth to some custom frame builders for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. The builders had to incorporate the Gates belt drive with the SRAM E-Matic e-bike system to create a unique e-bike. And yes, they are uniqu ...

http://electricbikereport.com/custom-electric-bikes-sram-e-matic-gates

Friday, March 28, 2014

Anthony Weiner tells Elon Musk to Stop his Disruptive Innovation

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/03/anthony-weiner-tells-elon-mu

Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 193: Shields Activate!

On today?s Transport Evolved: New pro-Tesla bills hit NJ, Nissan recalls the LEAF, Ampera prices get slashed, and Ford one-ups Cadillac These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley and John Voelcker Introduction Please note: Time stamps are given below in this font in the format [hh:mm:ss] Welcome to the show! […]The post Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 193: Shields Activ ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/28/transport-evolved-electric-car-

NHTSA Closes Tesla Motors Investigation with No ?Defect Trend? Found

The?U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed the investigation into the Tesla Motor’s Model S electric car determining that no ‘defect trend’ has been identified. The investigation launched following three Tesla Model S fires in a relatively short time frame. This announcement follows on from one made by the?Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt ? the German Federal Motor […]The post NHTSA Closes Tesla Motors Investig ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/28/nhtsa-closes-tesla-motors-inves

Thought of the Day: Conversion Factors (Mark, March 28, 2014)

Mark responds to?Nikki’s thoughts from yesterday on?the current political situation in Russia will impact the adoption rate of EVs and talks about what will make people make the switch to driving electric. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using […]The post Thought of the Day: Conversion Factors (Mark, March 28, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/28/thought-day-conversion-factors-

T.E.N. Electric Car News March 28, 2014. Ep27: Tesla in NJ, LEAF Recall, Slashed Prices, Ford Ad

Welcome to episode twenty 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. Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: a pro-Tesla bill […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News March 28, 2014. Ep27: Tesla in NJ, LEAF Recall, Slashed Prices, Ford Ad appeared first ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/28/t-e-n-electric-car-news-march-2

BREAKING: Tesla Announces Titanium Underbody Shield For All Model S Cars

Titanium is light, silver in colour and incredibly corrosion resistant. It also has the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metallic element known to mankind, making it great for use in applications where light weight and durability are paramount. As of earlier this month, it’s also now part of every Tesla [NASDAQ:TSLA] Model S, says Tesla […]The post BREAKING: Tesla Announces Titanium Underbody Shield For All Model S Cars appear ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/28/tesla-announces-model-s-now-bui

Electric Car Driver Gets Ticket For Parking The ?Wrong Side? Of A Charging Station

There isn’t a week that goes by when we don’t hear from someone who has arrived at an electric car charging station to find it blocked by a gas-guzzler. ICEing — the term given to such a misdemeanour — is one we’re all too familiar with. Luckily for electric car owners, parking enforcement staff are […]The post Electric Car Driver Gets Ticket For Parking The ‘Wrong Side’ Of A Charging Station appear ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/28/parking-opposite-charging-stati

Thursday, March 27, 2014

City Walk: What's Your Excuse? (Episode 04)

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 ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRkF9q6y-hc&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: everybodywalk

Thought of the Day: Russia and EVs (Nikki, March 27, 2014)

Nikki responds to?Mark’s Thoughts from yesterday on?website feedback?and wonders if the current political situation in Russia will impact the adoption rate of EVs. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, […]The post Thought of the Day: Russia and EVs (Nikki, March 27, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Ca ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/27/thought-day-russia-evs-nikki-ma

Multiple UK Dealers Slash Price of Vauxhall Ampera To LEAF-Like Prices

Last year, if you knew where to look in the U.S., you could get some really great deals on various electric and plug-in hybrid cars. From unbeliveable lease deals to ‘money on the hood’ offers, automakers and dealers vied for customers in what we like to think of as the first real EV price war. […]The post Multiple UK Dealers Slash Price of Vauxhall Ampera To LEAF-Like Prices appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/27/uk-dealers-start-plug-price-war

For Every Mile in a Gas-Guzzler, We?ve Driven Four in an Electric Car (Guest Post)

For years, we have been informed by all the studies that the current generation of electric cars are suitable up to 95 percent of all daily trips made by around 95 percent of the population. But we all know that while statistics are all well and good, the real-world can often be different. Transport Evolved?listener […]The post For Every Mile in a Gas-Guzzler, We’ve Driven Four in an Electric Car (Guest Post) appeared first on Transpo ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/27/every-mile-gas-guzzler-weve-dri

Nissan Recalls 2013-14 LEAF Electric Cars For Airbag Sensor Issue

Nissan officially announced a recall yesterday of its 2013 and 2014 model year LEAF electric cars to fix a software bug which could prevent the passenger seat airbag from properly deploying in an accident. The LEAF, like other modern cars on the market today, uses something called an Occupant Classification System (OCS) to determine if […]The post Nissan Recalls 2013-14 LEAF Electric Cars For Airbag Sensor Issue appeared first on Transport ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/27/nissan-recalls-2013-14-leaf-ele

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tesla Model S 85 performance plus | Fully Charged

My first experience driving the hair raising, breathtaking, game changing car from Tesla Motors. During high speed cornering some profanities were expressed ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv2UE7sNBfA&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: fullychargedshow

2015 Toyota and Honda Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Expected to Be Priced at $97,750 - Yikes!!!

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/03/2015-toyota-and-honda-fuel-c

ChargedUp: Nissan LEAF Visia (2013)

Following on from the?QuickCharge videos where Nikki and Mark gave their initial views of the 2013 Nissan LEAF Visia, 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 […]The post ChargedUp: Nissan LEAF Visia (2013) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/26/chargedup-nissan-leaf-visia-201

Thought of the Day: Website Feedback (Mark, March 26, 2014)

Mark responds to?Nikki’s thoughts from yesterday on why so many plug-in car fans abhor plug-in hybrids and asks our fans for feedback and ideas on how to improve the website. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as […]The post Thought of the Day: Website Feedback (Mark, March 26, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/26/thought-day-website-feedback-ma

Honda, Toyota Say You?ll Be Able To Buy a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Next Year

After billions of dollars and years of research, you’ll be able to buy a mass-produced fuel cell car next year. That’s according to Japanese automakers Honda and Toyota, who both say they will bring hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to the consumer market as early as next year. Five seat sedan, Model S range As […]The post Honda, Toyota Say You’ll Be Able To Buy a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Next Year appeared first on Trans ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/26/honda-toyota-say-youll-able-buy

Custom Electric Bikes with Bosch Mid Drive, Gates Belt, & NuVinci Hub

Recently Gates Carbon Drive (belts) challenged 12 custom bike builders to build electric bikes using their belt drive along with 3 different e-bike systems; Bosch (with NuVinci N360 hub), SRAM, and BionX. The result was an amazing array of e-bikes that included, titanium bikes, wood bikes, tandems, cargo bikes, a BBQ bike, and more! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/custom-electric-bikes-with-bosch-mid-dri

OFFICIAL: BMW i3 BEVx Still Doesn?t Qualify For Clean Vehicle Rebate in California

Despite what BMW’s press corp told us back in February,?BMW’s range-extended variant of the i3 electric car still hasn’t qualified for any purchase rebates under the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project. Designed to encourage Californians to pick a low or zero emission vehicle as their next car, the CVRP offers a rebate of up to […]The post OFFICIAL: BMW i3 BEVx Still Doesn’t Qualify For Clean Vehicle Rebate in Ca ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/26/official-bmw-i3-bevx-still-does

Tesla Reaches ?Good Compromise? in Ohio, Hopes For Third Store

Tesla’s ongoing battle for the right to sell its revolutionary electric cars direct to customers was given a little boost yesterday with the news that the Ohio Senate Finance Committee has advanced an amendment to Ohio Senate Bill SB260?granting Tesla approval to open and operate a third Tesla Store in the state. The amendment to […]The post Tesla Reaches ‘Good Compromise’ in Ohio, Hopes For Third Store appeared first on T ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/26/tesla-reaches-good-compromise-o

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: The NJ Assemblyman Who Wants To Save Tesla

Two weeks ago, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission unanimously voted in a change in regulation which made it impossible for electric car company Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] to sell direct to customers in the state. A week later, the state’s Republican Governor Chris Christie told an assembled press conference that the NJMVC and his administration […]The post EXCLUSIVE: The NJ Assemblyman Who Wants To Save Tesla appeared first on Tr ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/25/exclusive-nj-assemblyman-wants-

Thought of the Day: Plug-in Hybrid Hate (Nikki, March 25, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s Thoughts from yesterday on electric car upgrades and options,?and wonders why so many plug-in car fans abhor plug-in hybrids. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, […]The post Thought of the Day: Plug-in Hybrid Hate (Nikki, March 25, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/25/thought-day-plug-hybrid-hate-ni

Nissan Pools LEAF Electric Car Owner Experiences For New Web Information Portal

It doesn’t matter if you’re talking computers, cars or coffee machines: happy owners make the best salespeople. That’s a well-known marketing tactic used by some of the biggest brands in the world. So it’s no surprise that Japanese automaker Nissan has turned to its existing Nissan LEAF electric car owners to help it encourage more […]The post Nissan Pools LEAF Electric Car Owner Experiences For New Web Information P ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/25/nissan-pools-leaf-electric-car-

Renault ZOE Electric Car Wins 2014 Monte Carlo ZENN Rally

After two days and three stages in difficult driving conditions, Renault’s all-electric ZOE hatchback has been crowned champion of this year’s 2014 Rallye Monte-Carlo Zenn. Beating cars like the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Roadster, Volkswagen e-Up! and Think City to the title, the Renault-sponsored works team driven by Greg Jonkerlinck and co-drive Yves Munier placed first […]The post Renault ZOE Electric Car Wins 2014 Monte Carlo ZENN ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/25/renault-zoe-electric-car-wins-2

Monday, March 24, 2014

DC Fast charger blocked by an EV parked overnight

“Sorry sir, the keys are locked up and we can’t move it.” The sales staff were very helpful and apologetic but they could not move a LEAF parked in the bay reserved for Quick Charging. So how did that happen? … Continue reading → ...

http://jpwhitenissanleaf.com/2014/03/24/dc-fast-charger-blocked-by-an-

Thought of the Day: Electric Car Upgrades and Options

Mark responds to?Nikki’s thoughts from Friday on trying to install public charging stations every 45 miles — even in remote areas — and talks about possible electric car upgrades and options. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it […]The post Thought of the Day: Electric Car Upgrades and Options appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/24/thought-day-electric-car-upgrad

Electric Cars on the Silver Screen

In one of my Thought of the Day video, I asked Nikki and the Transport Evolved audience for any examples of electric cars appearing in TV shows and movies. And boy, was I impressed by the response. Everyone came together to let me know where they have spotted electric cars. All of which raises my […]The post Electric Cars on the Silver Screen appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/24/electric-cars-silver-screen

Outrider USA Launches New Adaptive Use Electric Bike on Kickstarter

Outrider?s adaptive use bike, the Horizon, is an all-terrain electric cycle that brings the joy of riding a bike to people with many different abilities, including many paraplegics and quadriplegics; 30 Day Kickstarter campaign for production. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/outrider-horizon

Five Reasons Why London?s Electric Car Charging Points Aren?t Being Used

If public charging stations aren’t being used, does it mean that electric cars are failing? Or does it just show that electric car charging station installations have traditionally been poorly maintained, cited and operated? Yesterday, we had a rather pleasant conversation with Tenterden Town Councillor Sue Ferguson on Twitter,?who expressed concern at an article from?The […]The post Five Reasons Why London’s Electric Car Chargi ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/24/five-reasons-londons-electric-c

New Jersey Democrat Calls Christie?s Bluff, Proposes Pro-Tesla Store Law

When the Republican governor of your state defends his actions by claiming he’s only following the law — then challenges those who don’t like it to change the law — there’s really only one thing for it: call his bluff. That’s exactly what’s happened in New Jersey, where?State Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D-Bergen), has sponsored a […]The post New Jersey Democrat Calls Christie’s Bluff, Proposes Pr ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/24/new-jersey-democrat-calls-chris

Friday, March 21, 2014

Thought of the Day: Charging Everywhere (Nikki, March 21, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on lacklustre EV performance, and ponders the wisdom of trying to install public charging stations every 45 miles — even in remote areas. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as […]The post Thought of the Day: Charging Everywhere (Nikki, March 21, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/21/thought-day-charging-everywhere

Volkswagen GTE Pre-Production First Drive Report: Can a Hot Hatch be Green?

Should an affordable plug-in hybrid focus just on fuel efficiency? Can it have a sportier side? And can a plug-in hybrid drivetrain help petrol heads make the gentle switch from fossil-fuels to electric? These are the questions being asked by Volkswagen, whose Golf GTE plug-in hybrid is due to launch later this year. Available alongside […]The post Volkswagen GTE Pre-Production First Drive Report: Can a Hot Hatch be Green? appeared first on ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/21/volkswagen-gte-pre-production-f

T.E.N. Electric Car News March 21, 2014. Ep26: Renault and Nissan, Rapid Charging, Tesla and New Jersey and City Driving.

Welcome to episode twenty 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. Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: The Renault-Nissan Alliance […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News March 21, 2014. Ep26: Renault and Nissan, Rapid Charging, Tesla and New Jersey ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/21/t-e-n-electric-car-news-march-2

Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 192: Blame Tesla

On today?s Transport Evolved: Chris Christie on Tesla, charging standards, the Renault-Nissan alliance and electric car road worthiness tests. These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley and Deb Seymour. Introduction Please note: Time stamps are given below in this font in the format [hh:mm:ss] Welcome to the show! Today,?Nikki?and?Mark?are joined […]The post Transport Evolved Electric ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/21/transport-evolved-electric-car-

VW Twin-Up Plug-in Hybrid: The Ultimate Urban Crossover?

German automaker Volkswagen may have taken a while to enter the plug-in vehicle market, but now it wants the world to know it’s serious about them, readying all-electric and plug-in variants of its popular Golf for mass production this year. At its official European press launch last night for the Volkswagen e-Golf, we were treated […]The post VW Twin-Up Plug-in Hybrid: The Ultimate Urban Crossover? appeared first on Transport Evolved ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/21/volkswagens-twin-ultimate-cross

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Shocks for the Twike

http://twike103.blogspot.com/2014/03/new-shocks-for-twike.htm

City Walk: Walks of Life: 1901 New York

A busy New York street corner, a case study of the perfect walkable neighborhood, filmed in 1901 by the Thomas Edison Company. City Walk is a unique series t...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-FSpo206yE&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: everybodywalk

Death Wobble. I'm out of commission...

http://twike103.blogspot.com/2014/03/death-wobble-im-out-of-commission

Thought of the Day: Lacklustre Electric Car Performance

Mark responds to?Nikki’s thoughts from yesterday on why electric cars are so politically divisive and talks about lacklustre electric car performance. ? Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes […]The post Thought of the Day: Lacklustre Electric Car Performance appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car Ne ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/20/thought-day-lacklustre-electric

Firm Promises Coast-to-Coast Electric Car Charging Network for All Within Four Years

At the moment, if you want to travel across the United States by electric car, there’s really only one car you’ll want to drive and one charging network you’ll want to use: the Tesla Model S and Tesla’s rapidly expanding network of Supercharger stations. Of course, not everyone wants or can afford a Tesla Model […]The post Firm Promises Coast-to-Coast Electric Car Charging Network for All Within Four Years appeared f ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/20/coast-coast

How an Electric Bike Paid for Itself in 3 Rides

Seattlelite David Somers knew that his electric bike would save him money in the long run, but he didn?t realize just how many dollars it would save him with only a few rides. David has shared his electric bike experiences with us in the past, describing how he fared while pairing his OHM with a Burley Travoy Trailer to accomplish an impressive task (see Burley Travoy bike trailer review ). ...

http://electricbikereport.com/how-an-electric-bike-paid-for-itself-in-

Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker, BYD, Rolls Out More Electric Buses

It’s been a good few weeks for Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD (Build Your Dreams) with multiple orders for their electric vehicles. The city of?Nanjing, China has placed an order for 600 K6 electric buses and 400 e6 cross-over fully electric cars. Dalian, China has placed an order for 1200 electric buses, 600 to be […]The post Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker, BYD, Rolls Out More Electric Buses appeared first on Transport Evo ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/20/chinese-electric-vehicle-maker-

What?s An Electric Car MOT Like? We Find Out

Like many other parts of the world, the UK mandates that all vehicles over a certain age take a mandatory road-worthiness test to test its safety and tailpipe emissions. While electric cars are obviously exempt from tailpipe emissions tests due to their lack of tailpipes, electric cars in the UK still have to undergo a […]The post What’s An Electric Car MOT Like? We Find Out appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/20/whats-electric-car-mot-like-fin

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Thought of the Day: Politics and Electric Cars (Nikki, March 19, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on electric cars in films and on TV, and ponders why electric cars are so politically divisive. ? Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore […]The post Thought of the Day: Politics and Electric Cars (Nikki, March 19, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/19/thought-day-politics-electric-c

Drayson B12 200 mph electric car | Fully Charged

Recorded summer of 2013, the Drayson B12 sets out to break the electric car land speed record. http://www.draysonracingtechnologies.com/home.html.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS1fWUg2oDY&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: fullychargedshow

Gov. Christie Blames Tesla, NJ Legislature For Tesla Store Ban

Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie publicly tried to set record straight about a recent vote made by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to ban Tesla from selling direct to customers in the Garden State. Like a traffic cop enforcing speed limit or an member of the ATF busting an illegal gun store, Christie […]The post Gov. Christie Blames Tesla, NJ Legislature For Tesla Store Ban appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric C ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/19/gov-christie-blames-tesla-nj-le

Is Renault Ending Subsidies For 43 kW AC Renault Zoe Charging Station Installation?

Renault’s flagship electric car, the five-seat Renault Zoe Z.E. hatchback, is known worldwide for one rather clever trick. Thanks to its aptly-named on-board Chameleon Charger, the all-electric supermini can recharge from pretty much any AC public charging station it finds from 3 kilowatts single phase up to 43 kilowatts three phase. At the highest power […]The post Is Renault Ending Subsidies For 43 kW AC Renault Zoe Charging Station ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/19/renault-ending-subsidies-43-kw-

CHAdeMO Electric Car Quick Charge Protocol Becomes Official International Standard

Seven years after it debuted as a method for rapid charging an electric car’s battery pack, the CHAdeMO Direct Current Quick Charge protocol has been accepted by the International Electrotechnical Commission as an official international quick charging standard. First introduced in 2009 with the Japanese-market Mitsubishi i-Miev, the CHAdeMO standard is capable of recharging the […]The post CHAdeMO Electric Car Quick Charge Protocol Be ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/19/chademo-electric-car-quick-char

Toyota Expands i-Road Electric Vehicle Testing

We’ve talked before about how the ‘last mile’ problem is one that all manufacturers want to solve. It’s an untapped and potentially very lucrative market.?Once such contender for the solution is Toyota’s electric i-Road – a three-wheeled leaning tandem vehicle designed for quick and easy transportation within a city. The i-Road is currently being tested […]The post Toyota Expands i-Road Electric Vehicle T ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/19/toyota-expands-road-electric-ve

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ProdecoTech to Host LEVA E-Bike Technician Training & Certification

Robert Provost President of ProdecoTech along with Heather Marshman Marketing Director of the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) announced today that the Oakland Park based company will be hosting the LEVA E-Bike technician training and certification at their new 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on May 1 and 2 of 2014. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/prodecotech-leva-e-bike-technician-train

What To Do if an Electric Car Charging Station is Broken

If you drive an electric car at some point you are going to come across a charging station that doesn?t work. Depending on the various factors of your journey this can range from a minor annoyance to a major journey-destroying problem. So we thought it was about time that someone came up with a definitive […]The post What To Do if an Electric Car Charging Station is Broken appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/18/electric-car-charging-station-b

Thought of the Day: Electric Cars on TV and Film (Mark, March 18, 2014)

Mark responds to Nikki’s thoughts from Monday on plug-in hybrid and EREV range and talks about electric cars on TV and film. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes […]The post Thought of the Day: Electric Cars on TV and Film (Mark, March 18, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/18/thought-day-electric-cars-tv-fi

Green My Ride: Could Tesla Make An Electric Car Presidential Limo?

It’s rumoured to weigh 10 tons, is eighteen feet long, and is powered by a 6.5 litre diesel engine normally found in heavy duty vehicles like dump trucks and school busses. It also manages just 8 mpg and has a top speed of just 60 miles per hour. Despite this, The Beast?remains one of the […]The post Green My Ride: Could Tesla Make An Electric Car Presidential Limo? appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/18/green-ride-tesla-make-electric-

Small Car, Big Screen: How Renault?s Twizy Electric Car Is About To Become Famous

Hollywood loves electric cars. We’re not just talking its stars either: electric cars have become a mainstay feature of any self-respecting flick set in the future. The more futuristic and less conventional the electric car looks, the more chance it has of featuring in a film. It goes without saying then that Renault’s tiny two-seat […]The post Small Car, Big Screen: How Renault’s Twizy Electric Car Is About To Become Famo ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/18/small-car-big-screen-renaults-t

California DMV Ends Dealer Pre-Registration For Green Plug-in HOV-Lane Decals

Since California began offering plug-in hybrids and extended-range electric cars single occupant carpool lane access through its green HOV-lane access decal program, more than 36,230 stickers out of a total quota of 40,000 have been issued. Now, with less than 3,770 decals left, the Californian Department of Motor Vehicles has suspended a program designed to […]The post California DMV Ends Dealer Pre-Registration For Green Plug-in HOV-Lane ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/18/california-dmv-ends-dealer-pre-

Monday, March 17, 2014

Thought of the Day: EREV Range (Nikki, March 17, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from Friday on EU Charging complications, and talks about representing plug-in hybrid and EREV range. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside […]The post Thought of the Day: EREV Range (Nikki, March 17, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/17/thought-day-erev-range-nikki-ma

VW e-Golf Electric Car ? What Do You Want to Know?

Usually the Transport Evolved team spends most of their time sat in front of a desk reading press releases, researching and chugging coffee to bring you our stories and videos each day. But every now and then we get to escape the office and jump behind the wheel of the cars we love so much. […]The post VW e-Golf Electric Car – What Do You Want to Know? appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/17/vw-e-golf-electric-car-want-kno

Why The BMW i3 BEVx Won?t Get ?180 Miles Per Charge? As BMW Suggests

If an electric car comes with an on-board range-extending gasoline engine, should its range per charge be given excluding or including said range-extending engine? Traditionally, automakers have erred towards the side of caution, quoting range per charge as an ‘all-electric’ figure, but BMW USA has broken from the pack, advertising its 2014 BMW i3 BEVx […]The post Why The BMW i3 BEVx Won’t Get ’180 Miles Per Charge&# ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/17/bmw-i3-bevx-wont-get-180-miles-

How You?ll Have To Buy A Tesla Electric Car in New Jersey From April 1

For New Jersey residents, buying the world’s most aspirational electric car just got a lot harder. Thanks to a recent change in licensing laws in the Garden State, it will essentially be illegal for Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] to sell its electric cars direct to customers on April 1. You’ll note we used the word ‘hard’ […]The post How You’ll Have To Buy A Tesla Electric Car in New Jersey From April 1 appeared fi ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/17/youll-buy-tesla-electric-car-ne

Good News for Electric Cars as Renault-Nissan Strengthen their Alliance

In a bid to make the Renault Nissan alliance even stronger and achieve a minimum ?4.3 billion annual synergy goal the two companies have agreed to?implementing convergence plans in four key areas. One of which is engineering which includes?advanced research and electric powertrain development. The four areas being converged are:?Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management, […]The post Good News for Electric Cars as Renault-Niss ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/17/good-news-for-electric-cars-as-

Friday, March 14, 2014

Xtracycle Edgerunner with Falco eMotors Electric Bike Kit: Pictures & Specs

The Xtracycle Edgerunner cargo bike with Falco eMotors 500 watt electric bike kit is in for testing and review! In this first part of the review there are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with this versatile electric cargo bike. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/xtracycle-edgerunner-with-falco-emotors-

Though of the Day: EU Charging Complications (Mark, 14 March 2014)

Mark responds to?Nikki’s thoughts from yesterday on ‘Game-Changing’ cars and talks about EU charging complications. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of the Transport Evolved universe. […]The post Though of the Day: EU Charging Complications (Mark, 14 March 2014) appeared first on ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/14/though-of-the-day-eu-charging-c

Transport Evolved Episode 191: Banned

On today?s Transport Evolved: New Jersey kicks Tesla out, EV adoption depends on sticker price, new battery tech to quadruple your range, and why it’s good to be eight. These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley and Marc Geller. Introduction Please note: Time stamps are given below in this font [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/14/transport-evolved-episode-191-b

VW Tests New Battery Technology That Could Change the World of EVs

According to a report in The Telegraph this week, Volkswagen is bench testing a new battery with an undisclosed chemistry although it is believe it will be lithium-ion based. While this news is very exciting for the potential mass adoption of EVs, the article as written is slightly ambiguous. It claims the battery will be [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/14/vw-tests-new-battery-technology

T.E.N Electric Car News March 14, 2014, Ep.25: Tesla Ban, e-NV200 Pricing, Rocket Cars

Welcome to episode twenty four of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week. Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: the 44-year charging [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/14/t-e-n-electric-car-news-march-1

Thursday, March 13, 2014

City Walk: Side Effects: The Foot

In this episode we take a closer look at something many of us take for granted, our own two feet. Turns out, we are engineered to walk. City Walk is a unique...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjF5PSv6d3Y&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: everybodywalk

Shelbyville and Lewisburg in Tennessee get DC Fast Charge Units

Two smaller cities in Tennessee now have a quick charge unit installed. Why Shelbyville and Lewisburg when larger cities such as Brentwood and Hendersonville do not? An automotive supplier?Calsonic Kansei North America INC has facilities in the cities and is … Continue reading → ...

http://jpwhitenissanleaf.com/2014/03/13/shelbyville-and-lewisburg-in-t

Thought of the Day: Game-Changers (Nikki, March 13, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on EV controversy and talks about Game-Changing cars. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of the Transport Evolved universe. [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/13/thought-of-the-day-game-changer

College Grad-Made Tesla Ad Has Us All Wishing We Were Eight Again

Do you remember being seven? We do. Do you remember playing pretend with cardboard boxes? Same here. How about sneaking into your parent’s garage and playing pretend with a $100,000 sports sedan? Erm… No. Yet that’s exactly what happens in TESLA — “Modern Spaceship,” a new fan-made ad for Tesla Motors and its luxury high [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/13/college-grad-made-tesla-ad-has-

Indiegogo Campaign Crowd-Funds Tesla Model S Car Share Service

At some point in the future, we’re pretty sure someone, somewhere will look back on our current decade and remember it as one where society finally started to turn its back on fossil fuels, finally moved away from personal car ownership, invested heavily in disruptive technologies and of course, paid for it all with crowdfunding. [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/13/indiegogo-campaign-crowd-funds-

GM Backstabs Tesla Motors in Ohio as NJ Legislators Try To Kill Anti-Tesla Rules

Early on Tuesday morning we broke the news that the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission would be voting later on that day to pass a new regulation making it illegal for Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] to sell direct to customers in the Garden State. Later that day, we live-blogged with sadness as that regulation was passed [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/13/gm-backstabs-tesla-motors-in-oh

Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van Will Sell In Germany At Similar Price To LEAF Hatchback

With the same 24 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack found in the Nissan LEAF, CHAdeMO quick charge capability an NEDC-approved range of 170 kilometers (105 miles) per charge, Nissan’s all-new electric e-NV200 cargo van and e-NV200 Evalia family-friendly minivan certainly got our attention last week at the Geneva Motor show. Now, the vehicles have our attention [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/13/nissan-e-nv200-electric-van-wil

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cars and Cow Pies in the Garden State?

  New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission just became the latest to ban direct auto sales (read: Tesla Motors). In what is, at a minimum, poor timing, the state’s Coalition of Auto Retailers justified its position by alleging that, “an auto manufacturer is congenitally incapable of fully and faithfully honoring warranty and safety recall obligations.” Congenitally [… ...

http://evchels.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/cars-and-cow-pies-in-the-garde

Zero Carbon Cheese | Fully Charged

Spending a day with a farmer, cows, milk, cheese, solar panels, ground source heat pumps and electric cars. My idea of heaven http://www.winterdale.co.uk/

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

Credit: fullychargedshow

The New High Tech Stromer ST2 Electric Bike! [VIDEO]

The highly anticipated Stromer ST2 electric bike is finally here! Stromer has been teasing us with images and some of the high tech features recently, but now we get a full look at what this new and improved Stromer has to offer. Checkout the video, pictures and specs...... ...

http://electricbikereport.com/stromer-st2

Thought of the Day: EV Controversy

Mark replies to?Nikki’s thoughts from yesterday on auto dealer associations, and talks about how controversy around EVs may be a good thing. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/12/thought-of-the-day-ev-controver

Have an EV Question You?re Too Afraid To Ask? It?s Probably In This EV Colouring Book

If you’re an EV owner, the chances are you’re used to the kind of inane questions you hear from work colleagues, family members or perhaps even random people passing by about driving electric.?You know the sort. “Why can’t you connect the rear wheels to a motor to recharge the battery while you’re going along? Why [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/12/have-an-ev-question-youre-too-a

UK Order Books for Volkswagen e-Golf Open

This week Volkswagen has unveiled the Uk pricing of the much anticipated e-Golf along with opening the books for UK orders. The e-Golf is priced at ?25,845 after the ?5000 UK Government plug-in grant has been taken into account.?The e-Golf can be ordered from one of 24 Volkswagen EV specialist Retailers across the UK, with [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/12/uk-order-books-for-volkswagen-e

Electric Avenue Trial Proves EV Adoption Is All About Price

We’re often told by automakers and EV skeptics that charging infrastructure is the biggest hurdle to EV adoption. Make public charging easier and more accessible we’re told, and more people will make the switch from petrol to electricity. But in the UK, a pilot project offering subsidised Nissan LEAF leases has been inundated with applicants, [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/12/electric-avenue-trial-proves-ev

Want an Audi R8 E-tron Plug-in Sports Car? Audi Will Make You One As A ?Special Order?

German automaker Audi has a woefully complicated history with electric cars, caused in part by members of its board who don’t seem all that convinced that electric cars will succeed in the marketplace. As a consequence, we’ve seen cars like its all-electric R8 E-Tron sports car pushed and pulled from production plans like an indecisive [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/12/want-an-audi-r8-e-tron-plug-in-

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Thought of the Day: Auto Dealer Associations

Nikki replies to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on charging socket placement, and muses about why Auto Dealer Associations are so afraid of Tesla Motors. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/11/thought-of-the-day-auto-dealer-

New Jersey Joins Texas and Arizona as a Non-Tesla State

In a wild ride of a day, much like the amazing acceleration of any Tesla Motors car, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission passes ?anti-Tesla? regulation. It started in October last year when the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) proposed regulation PRN 2013-138 that would prohibit any vehicle manufacturer selling cars directly to consumers [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/11/new-jersey-joins-texas-and-ariz

It's Just Better

More info at http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/promo/just-better/ -- Cycle World and Motorcyclist magazines challenged seven riders, none of whom had ridden an ...

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

Credit: zeromotorcycles

Transport Evolved Live Blog: New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Votes on Anti-Tesla Rules

Welcome to the LiveBlogging coverage of proposed Anti-Tesla regulation being voted on today by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. We’ll be covering the event live from Trenton, New Jersey, where the NJMVC will be voting on proposed regulation changes which will make it impossible for Tesla Motors to sell its cars directly to customers [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/11/transport-evolved-live-blog-new

BREAKING: Gov. Christie, NJ Administration, Double-Cross Tesla In Last-Minute Regulation

With many of its officials and even the Governor’s office under investigation for corruption and malpractice, the state of New Jersey hasn’t really left the political news headlines since the start of the year. From the George Washington Memorial Bridge scandal to the investigation into the blackmailing of the Mayor of Hoboken, much of New [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/11/breaking-gov-christie-nj-admini

Monday, March 10, 2014

It?s a Great Time to Buy a C-Max Energi; Here?s How to Get a Bargain

Last month, I wrote an article on deals for the C-Max Energi in California. ?Those were based on government incentives in California. ?How can the rest of us get a deal on a Ford C-Max Energi. ?My son’s interested in … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=460

Thought of the Day: Charge Socket Placement

Mark replies to Nikki’s thoughts from Friday on?the average EV driver and talks about the placement of charging sockets. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/10/thought-of-the-day-charge-socke

EV Owner Gets Told He?s Been Charging for 44 Years By Charging Network

With the advent of DC and AC rapid charging technologies like CHAdeMO, Tesla’s proprietary Supercharger protocol and 43 kW three-phase AC units, refilling your electric car’s battery pack takes far less time than ever before. What once took eight hours can now be achieved in under 30 minutes, if you happen to have the right [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/10/ev-owner-gets-told-hes-been-cha

2016 Chevy Volt Redesign Will Be Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary

Since the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan LEAF launched in December 2010, we’ve seen massive improvements in the world of electric vehicles, from battery density and longevity improvements to more efficient motor design and even more compact components. ?Aside from a few minor changes to trim specification, a slight change in battery pack design and [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/10/2016-chevy-volt-redesign-will-b

e-NV200 to be Used by Amsterdam Taxi Company

Taxi Electric, a taxi company based in Amsterdam, will be the world’s first privately run company to use Nissan’s new e-NV200 to shuttle people around the city. Taxi Electric already use a fleet of 25 Nissan LEAFs successfully in the city. It was only last week that we reported on how Nissan had unveiled their [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/10/e-nv200-to-be-used-by-amsterdam

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Tesla Model S Ice Drive - Swedish Test Track

Take a look at the lighter side of cold weather driving. We invited some of the most experienced winter driving journalists in the world to test Model S on a...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-u6xp_KBMM&feature=youtube_gdat

Credit: teslamotors

Infotainment in the Ford C-Max; The next Sync with MyFord Touch

Over the past couple weeks, there have been many news and rumor articles that will affect future and perhaps current owners of Ford vehicles with MyFord Touch and older?Sync infotainment systems. ?Sync is the in-vehicle communications and entertainment system developed … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=456

T.E.N. Electric Car News March 7, 2014. Ep24: EV Sales, Charging Costs, New EVs and Awards

Welcome to episode twenty four of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week. Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: the LEAFs great [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/07/t-e-n-electric-car-news-march-7

Thought of the Day: Who is an ?Average? EV Driver?

Nikki replies to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on EV charging tariffs, and asks who is an ‘Average EV driver,’ and how can we encourage more people to drive electric. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/07/thought-of-the-day-who-is-an-av

QuickCharge: Volkswagen e-Up!

The e-Up! is Volkswagen’s first modern production electric vehicle. It’s built on the multi-drivetrain Up! design which allows any drivetrain to be slotted into the car. In this case a 18.7kWh battery pack that is paired with a 60kW motor. This set up actually gives the e-Up! the fastest acceleration of any car in the [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/07/quickcharge-volkswagen-e-up

Charged Up! Interbike Electric Bike Media Event with Outdoor Retailer

Charged Up will continue to bring awareness to the emerging ebike market, building off the success of Interbike?s Electric Bike Media Event in 2013. Outdoor Retailer will invite brands and products that define the growing trend toward incorporating technology into outdoor adventures. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/charged-up-interbike-electric-bike-media

Why BMW i3, Tesla Model S Lost European Car of the Year: Sticker Shock, Public Charging

Earlier this week, the Peugeot 308 was crowned European car of the Year, beating both the Tesla Model S and BMW i3 to the coveted title. With cars like the Nissan LEAF and Vauxhall Ampera (Chevy Volt) among past winners, we struggled to explain why neither luxury plug-in won, and while we made some fairly [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/07/why-bmw-i3-tesla-model-s-lost-e

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thought of the Day: Charging Tariffs

Mark replies to?Nikki’s thoughts from yesterday on Japan and hydrogen cars and talks about EV charging tariffs. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of the Transport [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/06/thought-of-the-day-charging-tar

Solar Power hits new record in the US

2013 Marks Record Year for Solar Power in US PV solar installations soar 40 percent in 3rd quarter A new report shows that 2013 was another banner, record-setting year for solar energy in the U.S., with 4,751 megawatts (MW) of … Continue reading → ...

http://www.funruninthesun.org/?p=114

Who Leads Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales in the U.S.? Nissan? Tesla? No, Ford

I’ve been surprised that the Ford C-Max Energi hasn’t sold better since it was introduced. ?There have been many rough edges to the start up of plug-in vehicles for Ford. ?However, it’s often overlooked that Ford is doing quite well … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=456

Need A Better EV? Upgrade Your Batteries, Muses Renault

Yesterday, we told you that French automaker Renault was struggling somewhat with poor sales figures so far this year. With tough competition from its nearest rival the Nissan LEAF, one?electric vehicle down on last year’s fleet and with its two-seat Twizy and multipurpose Kangoo Z.E. sales in freefall, things aren’t exactly easy for Renault right [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/06/need-a-better-ev-upgrade-your-b

Kia Wants You to Recharge Your Soul ? While You Recharge Your Soul

If you’re a regular here at?Transport Evolved, you’ll know that we’ve got a bit of an ongoing disappointment with most EV ads. That’s because most of them either focus in on the car’s green credentials, try to be overly clever, or leave us scratching our heads. So when we heard about Kia’s first ever ad [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/06/kia-wants-you-to-recharge-your-

Chargemaster Unveils Multiple UK Tariffs for Electric Car Charging. We Explain All

As it promised a few weeks back, UK firm Chargemaster has just quietly unveiled details of how much it will charge electric vehicle owners to use its Polar EV charging network from April 1. ?With two different monthly tariffs plus a more expensive Pay-As-You-Go option, Chargemaster says existing Polar customers — who currently pay ?10 [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/06/chargemaster-unveils-multiple-u

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ford Focus Electric | Fully Charged

A drive through Germany in the newly released Ford Focus Electric. Great car, great butterflies, great conversation, interesting pricing. http://www.ford.co....

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

Credit: fullychargedshow

Thought of the Day: Japan and Hydrogen

Nikki Replies to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on Car of the Year awards, and talks about the many different car of the year awards. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/05/thought-of-the-day-japan-and-hy

E-Bike News: ShareRoller Portable Kit, Ford E-Bike, Kia E-Bikes, Leaos Carbon, & More! [VIDEOS]

E-bike news teaser: ShareRoller "quick release" portable e-bike kit, Ford electric bikes powered by Pedego, Kia gets into e-bikes, Xtracycle Edgerunner & Falco E-Motors review, Gates E-Bike Showcase, Tesla to reduce battery costs, the sophisticated Leaos carbon e-bike, and more! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/e-bike-news-shareroller-portable-kit-for

Is Renault Facing a Sales Crisis For its Electric Car Range?

For several years, Renault’s positive attitude towards plug-in cars resulted in it offering not just one, but four different plug-in models for customers to choose from, ranging from the two-seat Twizy urban runabout through to the Fluence Z.E. sedan, Zoe Z.E. supermini and versatile Kangoo Z.E. van. On paper, this approach seemed sensible since it [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/05/is-renault-facing-a-sales-crisi

Guest Post: It may get you there quicker, but at what cost?

Thanks to the proliferation of both rapid and fast chargers, there are very few journeys in England that you cannot make in even a short range EV. But there are some journeys that just won’t be pleasant, or won’t be achieved in a reasonable amount of time in cars like the iMiEV and iON.?To those [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/05/guest-post-it-may-get-you-there

In Geneva, Toyota Puts Forward its Experts to Answer Hydrogen Fuel Cell Questions

For years Toyota has been researching hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with the aims of bringing a production car to market in 2015. Using stored hydrogen to generate electricity to power a car, many people see hydrogen cars as ?the car of the future’, although here at?Transport Evolved we acknowledge there are some major hurdles which [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/05/in-geneva-toyota-puts-forward-i

Kia Motors Demonstrates New Lead-Carbon Hybrid Drivetrain Technology

Kia Motors, the South Korean auto manufacture, has been previewing its future powertrains at the Geneva Motor Show this week including a mild hybrid which also uses an electric supercharger. This new drivetrain, Kia say, should reduce diesel and petrol emissions by up to 15 per cent and it will be available on the next [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/05/kia-motors-demonstrates-new-lea

BMW i3 Short-Listed for World Green Car, Car Design of the Year

As Mark detailed in his?Thought of the Day yesterday, the automotive industry loves holding car of the year competitions to try and decide just which car is the best of the best. ?While some awards are arguably more important than others, we think it’s safe to say that the title of World Car of the [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/05/bmw-i3-short-listed-for-world-g

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Using Innovation to Survive and Thrive: Yates? Economic Conference Keynote

?Photo: Aaron Crutchfield/Ridgecrest Daily Independent Chip Yates, record-setting aviator, entrepreneur and founder of Yates Electrospace Corporation, fired up an audience of business owners, employers, local politicians, educators, and military officials in his keynote presentation at the 27th Annual Indian Wells Valley Economic Outlook Conference on February 28 in Ridgecrest, CA. The theme of the conferenc ...

http://www.flightofthecentury.com/using-innovation-to-survive-and-thri

Thought of the Day: Car of the Year Awards

Mark Replies to?Nikki’s thoughts from Monday on the alternative ways to pay for charging, and talks about the many different car of the year awards. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/04/thought-of-the-day-car-of-the-y

Shock, Horror as BMW i3, Tesla Model S, Fail To Win Euro Car of the Year

In 2011, the then all-new Nissan LEAF won the title of European Car of the Year. The following year, the Chevrolet Volt and its European sibling, the Vauxhall/Opel Ampera was awarded the prestigious award. And while the 2013 European Car of the Year was the Volkswagen Golf, we were pretty sure that when we heard [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/04/shock-horror-as-bmw-i3-tesla-mo

Tesla Model S + Nest = Intelligent Preconditioning, Charging

Here at?Transport Evolved,?we often chat about how cool it would be to make our EVs smarter, utilizing smart grid, smart car and clever programming to ensure that?the?Transport Evolved fleet — two Nissan LEAFs and a Chevy Volt — were always pre-conditioned to just the right temperature before we leave, are fully charged at the right [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/04/could-the-tesla-model-s-learn-y

Nissan Assigns Another PlayStation Gamer to their ZEOD RC Le Mans Line Up

A second driver to come from Nissan?s GT Academy program, that takes the best players from the PlayStation racing simulator Gran Turismo and puts them into real-world racing training, has been confirmed as a driver for the Nissan ZEOD RC in Le Mans this year. Belgian driver Wolfgang Reip will join Lucas Ord??ez in driving [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/04/nissan-assigns-another-playstat

SpyShot: Could Strange Tesla Model S Could Be Self-Driving Or All-Wheel Drive Prototype?

Live in or around California’s Silicon Valley, and the chances are you’ll see multiple Tesla Model S Sedans on your daily commutes to and from work. In fact, in some areas, Tesla Model S sightings are so common that saying you saw one isn’t a newsworthy item any more. But for one Californian Model S [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/04/4945

2014 Geneva Motor Show: Nissan Production e-NV200 Electric Van Unveiled

After several years of extensive testing in commercial fleets around the world including IKEA, British Gas, Coca-Cola and FedEx, Nissan has finally unveiled its production-spec all-electric e-NV200 van today at the Geneva Motor Show. Available either as a commercial panel van or a five-seat minivan, the e-NV200 is based upon Nissan’s gasoline-powered NV200 van, but, [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/04/2014-geneva-motor-show-nissan-p

Monday, March 3, 2014

Thought of the Day: Alternative Ways to Pay for Charging

Nikki Replies to Mark’s thoughts from Friday on the Gigafactory and the Tesla Model E, and talks about alternative ways to pay for the electricity we consume at public charging stations. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it [… ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/03/03/thought-of-the-day-alternative-