Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tin Hatters Attack Ryan Block?s Tesla Model S, With Bizarre Flyer Campaign

The moon landings were fake; either the FBI, KGB, American Mafia or all three were behind the assassination of President J F Kennedy; and airplane contrails are actually?biological chemical agents designed to control population, weather and of course, attack enemies. These are just three outlandish conspiracy theories being spread around the world by a small […]The post Tin Hatters Attack Ryan Block’s Tesla Model S, With Bizarre Flyer ...

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Lexus is300h | Fully Charged

A very comfy drive in the hybrid Lexus is300h, and some musings on the scale of electricity use by fossil fuel refining.

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Nissan LEAF Electric Car Races Quietly for International Noise Awareness Day

We all know that electric cars are usually far quieter than their gasoline or diesel powered counterparts. Those who already drive electric cars usually list that quiet, serene experience afforded them behind the wheel as one of the biggest bonuses to driving a plug-in car.?On the other hand, those who don’t drive electric often complain […]The post Nissan LEAF Electric Car Races Quietly for International Noise Awareness Day appeared ...

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Thought of the Day: Charging Databases (Nikki, April 30, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on long-distance EV trip planning, and talks about the lack of joined-up thinking on Charging databases. http://youtu.be/QpZa-EJt3Qw 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: Charging Databases (Nikki, April 30, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolv ...

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British Gas Orders 100 Nissan e-NV200 Electric Vans For its Fleet

Following a UK-wide trial that took place over this past?winter, British Gas has placed an order for 100 all-electric Nissan e-NV200 vans. The electric vans are to be delivered to British Gas in two batches, half as soon as possible and half by the end of the year. In November last year British Gas started […]The post British Gas Orders 100 Nissan e-NV200 Electric Vans For its Fleet appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive Priced at $41,450, Goes After BMW i3

The race for supremacy in the luxury electric car marketplace got a little hotter yesterday with the announcement that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive will go on sale in the U.S. for $41,450 before subsidies later this year, putting it right next to the i3 in the affordability stakes. Intentionally priced to match the […]The post 2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive Priced at $41,450, Goes After BMW i3 appeared first on Transp ...

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Tesla Gigafactory Hunt Will Pick Two, Not One, Locations, Says Musk

It’s good to have a backup plan. For the enthusiastic electric automaker planning to?build the largest lithium-ion manufacturing and reprocessing facility the world has ever seen, it’s a maxim being strictly adhered to. Which is why Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] is moving its four-state search for the perfect site of its $5 billion Gigafactory to the […]The post Tesla Gigafactory Hunt Will Pick Two, Not One, Locations, Says Musk ap ...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Behind the Scenes of Tesla's Cross Country Rally: Episode Three

The final installment of our Cross Country Rally film series finds Team Tesla in fragments. A gasoline support vehicle had broken down in the middle of the night in South Dakota, leaving a...

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From Ford Cars to Ford Electric Bikes (by Pedego)

Longtime Barrington, Road Island residents may remember DeStefano Ford (originally County Motors), which until about 20 years ago, stood prominently on the site now occupied by TD Bank on County Road. Last week, Mark DeStefano, son of the late Luke DeStefano, and grandson of Sebastian (Buster) DeStefano, who co-founded County Motors almost 100 years ago, opened a new dealership and is selling Fords once again. However, these Fords are of the two- ...

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Thought of the Day: Long Distance EV Trip Planning (Mark, April 29, 2014)

Mark?responds to?Nikki’s?thoughts from Monday?on?if celebrities really influence people’s decision to buy an EV and talks about what he needs to plan a longer distance EV trip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2x9p5byXKA 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: Long Distance EV Trip Planning (Mark, April 29, ...

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Pod Point Aims to Visit UK?s Four Corners in a 17 Day Trip

Sometimes people go on long distance EV trips to prove they can be done (see the father and daughter US?coast to coast?trip). Sometimes people go on long distance EV trips to take part in an event (see our involvement with?WAVE). And sometimes people go on long EV trips to break records (see Tesla’s coast to […]The post Pod Point Aims to Visit UK’s Four Corners in a 17 Day Trip appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car Ne ...

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eBay Gives Away Brand New Tesla Model S in eBay Garage Publicity Stunt

Question: How do you get customers to tell you exactly what car they’ve got, so you can market services, parts and equipment they might need directly to them? Answer: You make it part of an online competition to win a luxury Tesla Model S electric car, of course. That’s exactly what Internet auction site eBay […]The post eBay Gives Away Brand New Tesla Model S in eBay Garage Publicity Stunt appeared first on Transport Evolved El ...

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UK Pledges ?500 Million in Funds to Help Electric Car Adoption Rates

The UK Government reinforced its commitment to electric cars earlier today by launching a ?500 million?initiative designed to get more Brits driving plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars. Announced this morning by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the funds will be split between continuing purchase incentives to help people buy a plug-in car, increased deployment of […]The post UK Pledges ?500 Million in Funds to Help Electric Car Adoption R ...

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BMW i3 BEVx Approved for Coveted Californian Green HOV-Lane Sticker (Finally)

After months of waiting, intense speculation and an almost never-ending will-it won’t-it saga, the BMW i3 REX (BEVx) range-extended variant of BMW’s four-seat i3 has been approved for California’s coveted HOV lane access program by the state’s famous Air Resources Board. Yesterday afternoon, in keeping with its usual update schedule, CARB’s list of HOV-lane access […]The post BMW i3 BEVx Approved for Coveted Ca ...

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Monday, April 28, 2014

The Sad End of the Volt

That was a great car. When I was asked in Detroit if I thought the Volt would be a good car for me, I answered very honestly and said, “As long as I can do my weekly driving without the internal combustion engine kicking on, I will consider it a success.” We put 21,000 miles [&helli ...

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New Vacuum Pump

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Thought of the Day: Celebrities and EVs (Nikki, April 28, 2014)

Nikki?responds to?Mark’s thoughts from Friday on expensive EVs and EV price points, and asks if celebrities really influence people’s decision to buy an EV? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quz3gmTnS5Q 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: Celebrities and EVs (Nikki, April 28, 2014) appeared firs ...

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Will Second-Gen Chevy Volt Mean End of its Ampera Twin In Europe?

Late last year, General Motors?announced it would pull?the Chevrolet brand out of Europe completely by 2017, citing poor sales figures and the fact that many Chevrolet-branded products were competing directly with more popular Vauxhall and Opel branded European variants. As a result, the Chevrolet Volt — only sold by three licensed dealers in the UK […]The post Will Second-Gen Chevy Volt Mean End of its Ampera Twin In Europe? appeared ...

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Easy Motion Electric Bikes Launches the EVO Series with the Debut of the EVO ECO Lite

The eco-friendly Easy Motion brand, a division within the BH Group, is pleased to announce the addition of the EVO ECO Lite to the 2014 Easy Motion line-up. The EVO ECO Lite has some major differences compared to the popular NEO City that really brings this bike into its own. An external charging port allows for quick and easy charging without removing the battery. ...

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Toyota Fuel Cell Hype Video YouTube

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How $1 a Year Salary is Worth Far More for Tesla Motor?s Elon Musk

The late Steve Jobs, cofounder and former CEO of Apple, famously drew a $1 per year salary from the time he returned to the company in 1997 until his resignation for health issues in 2011. He wasn’t alone either: before, during and after that period, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest and brightest leaders — not […]The post How $1 a Year Salary is Worth Far More for Tesla Motor’s Elon Musk appeared first on Transport E ...

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Rimac Automobili Prepares for ?8 Million Investment

Rimac Automobili, a Croatian company that makes and sells electric vehicle drivetrains as well as being responsible for creating the world’s fastest production electric vehicle, is readying itself for up to ?8 million ($11 million / ?6.7 million) in investment. The first of the two possible investors, as reported by tech.eu, is?Frank Kanayet Yepes, a […]The post Rimac Automobili Prepares for ?8 Million Investment appeared first on Tra ...

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99 Problems But The Pump Ain?t One: Jay-Z Buys a Tesla Model S

Rappers love cars. In general, the newer, the faster, and the more expensive, the better. From driving?a?pimped out SUV riding on 22s to cruising through LA in a drop-top supercar,?rappers from Puff Daddy?to?Snoop Doog?are known for their love of big cars, big sound systems?and big bling. That’s no different for Shawn Corey Carter, aka Jay-Z, […]The post 99 Problems But The Pump Ain’t One: Jay-Z Buys a Tesla Model S appeared fir ...

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Friday, April 25, 2014

E-Bikes on TV: Pedego on Jimmy Kimmel & Easy Motion on The Price is Right! [VIDEOS]

This was a good week for increased public awareness of electric bikes! Earth day was the theme for e-bikes on national TV. Enjoy this video of Jimmy Kimmel presenting a good samaritan with a Pedego City Commuter: ...

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Transport Evolved Episode 197: The Tesla Dance

On today’s Transport Evolved: Tesla rents more land, Nissan seriously considers bigger battery packs, and a guy does the Tesla dance — nude — on the PCH.? These stories an more, on today’s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley and Martin Messer Thomsen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN5aWOnAqjY Click beyond the break to see our full show notes, including […]The post Transport Evolved Epis ...

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Thought of the Day: Model S Priced-Cars (Mark, April 25, 2014)

Mark?responds to Nikki’s?thoughts?from yesterday on if it’s okay to make jokes about electric cars and talks about why some people spend Tesla money on other EVs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znLXWkPS7rw 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: Model S Priced-Cars (Mark, April 25, 2014) appeared first on T ...

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T.E.N. Electric Car News April 25, 2014. Ep 31: Bigger Batteries, Dealer Knowledge, Nude Tesla Drivers

Welcome to episode twenty nine of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJcDzgWg9sE Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles.?This week news about: Longer-range LEAFs, dealer […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News April 25, 2014. Ep 31: Bigger Batt ...

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RAC Mobile Charging for Stranded Electric Cars: What You Need To Know

This morning, the RAC — one of the UK’s oldest and most trusted breakdown services — launched a pilot project in the midlands to test a portable emergency charging station solution for electric car drivers. Essentially a charging station on wheels, the RAC says the specially-designed 5 kilowatt unit is capable of providing stranded electric […]The post RAC Mobile Charging for Stranded Electric Cars: What You Need To Know a ...

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Apple CoFounder Steve Wozniak Pranks Internet With His New Tesla Model X

Apple CoFounder Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak isn’t just the brains behind some of Apple’s earliest computers: he’s a renowned prankster. But he’s also among the great and good of the tech world, often getting the kind of opportunities to try stuff that lesser beings like us aren’t allowed anywhere near. So when Woz posted a photograph […]The post Apple CoFounder Steve Wozniak Pranks Internet With His New Tes ...

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City Walk: Walks of Life: Georgetown, D.C.

Join us as we journey through the Petworth Neighborhood of Washington, D.C, undergoing a major revitalization. Recent efforts have been made to open up the area to pedestrians, making walkways...

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Thought of the Day: Electric Car Jokes (Nikki, April 24, 2014)

Nikki responds to?Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on EVs and freedom,?and asks if it’s okay to make jokes about electric cars? http://youtu.be/6rg87-a51Z4 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: Electric Car Jokes (Nikki, April 24, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evol ...

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Solar increases over 400% in 4 years.

U.S. solar power grows by 418% in 4 years and has strong ‘growth prospects’ — EIA Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 Driven by an explosion in photovoltaics, the U.S. solar sector has emerged “from a relatively … Continue reading → ...

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Rapid Charging: Why Charging Your Electric Car May Not be as Rapid as You Think

Two?of the fundamental pieces of knowledge anyone has with their electric car is how quickly it can charge and what types of connections it can use. Drivers know that if they plug into, say, a CHAdeMO rapid charge station their car will take around 20 minutes to charge from 0 – 80 per cent but […]The post Rapid Charging: Why Charging Your Electric Car May Not be as Rapid as You Think appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car Ne ...

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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Gets R-Design Variant For Sporty Street Cred

With a rear-mounted 50 kilowatt electric motor,?a turbocharged 2.4 litre diesel engine?and a 0-62mph time well under six seconds, the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid wagon has always been one of the sportier plug-in hybrids on the market, and the only truly versatile plug-in estate we’ve seen to date. Yet since its launch, Volvo has chosen […]The post Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Gets R-Design Variant For Sporty Street Cred appeared first on Tra ...

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Tesla Model S Owner Dances Nude, Non Corpis Mentis, In Centre of PCH

We’ve often said here that electric cars are in general far less stressful to drive than gasoline-powered ones, resulting in electric car owners who tend to be more chilled out than their?gear-jamming counterparts. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to have a mental breakdown behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S, as a sad […]The post Tesla Model S Owner Dances Nude, Non Corpis Mentis, In Centre of PCH appeared first on T ...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Renault Kangoo ZE, Gravity Light | Fully Charged

A round up of some of the things I've seen over the last year. e-Car Club, Poplar, London http://www.e-carclub.org/your-community/poplar-east-london/ The Renault Kangoo ZE http://www.renault.co.uk...

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Toyota RAV4 EV Electric SUV: Now With Cash-on-Hood Deals

There’s no arguing the fact that Toyota’s RAV4 EV is an impressive car, with a Tesla-engineered drivetrain and battery pack. But it’s also a low-volume compliance car, sold to meet tough California?zero emission mandates for automakers. Sadly for Toyota, the RAV4EV hasn’t sold as many units as it would like, overshadowed by less expensive cars […]The post Toyota RAV4 EV Electric SUV: Now With Cash-on-Hood Deals appea ...

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Thought of the Day: EVs mean Freedom (Mark, April 23, 2014)

Mark?responds to?Nikki’s thought from yesterday?about what’s more important: EV range or EV price and wonders if EVs will become the new ideal of car freedom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-kU1h_RvHk 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: EVs mean Freedom (Mark, April 23, 2014) appeared first on Trans ...

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U.S. Spec BMW i3 REX: Smaller Gas Tank, No Range Hold, Limited Speed?

As anyone who has driven supposedly identical cars destined for different parts of the world will tell you, there are always a few key differences between how they’re set up for different markets.?Traditionally, trim, standard-fit items, entertainment systems,?engine specification and even physical dimensions can vary from country to country, with customers in one market often […]The post U.S. Spec BMW i3 REX: Smaller Gas Tank, No Ran ...

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Electric Car Buyers Are Younger, More Affluent, Than Hybrid Car Buyers

It’s official: electric car buyers tend to be younger and higher paid than hybrid car buyers. That’s according to Experian Automotive, which has just published results detailing the demographics of electric car and hybrid electric car buyers during 2013. Released yesterday to coincide with Earth Day 2014, the data shows?quite clearly that while the majority […]The post Electric Car Buyers Are Younger, More Affluent, Than Hybrid ...

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Tesla Motors Leases New Facility In Central California Valley. But What For?

Californian electric automaker Tesla Motors might be undertaking a very public search across Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas for a suitable site for its proposed 1 million square foot, $5 billion lithium-ion ‘Gigafactory,’ but that doesn’t mean the Gigafactory site is the only land Tesla needs. Some are being purchased, some are being leased. […]The post Tesla Motors Leases New Facility In Central California Valley. ...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Electric Bikes Highlight Sea Otter Classic Bike Festival [PICS & VIDEOS]

Bosch showed their new mid drive electric bike system on bikes from Haibike, Felt, Grace, and Lapierre. Jurgene Beneke led e-mountain bike rides on a Haibike. Currie Tech showed off some of their new models including a prototype full suspension IZIP E3 Path. And more! ...

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Thought of the Day: Range or Price? (Nikki, April 22, 2014)

Nikki responds to?Mark’s thoughts from last week about EV Holidays?and asks what’s more important: EV range, or EV price? 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 post Thought of the Day: Range or Price? (Nikki, April 22, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Staff Car Report: Nissan LEAF Loses its First Capacity After 3 Years, 52.8k Miles

Ageing, like bills, birthdays, taxes and death, comes to us all. While the middle two might only apply to us humans, battery packs know all about ageing, slowly losing their ability to store charge over time until one day, they can no-longer be useful in the purpose they were originally planned for. It doesn’t matter […]The post Staff Car Report: Nissan LEAF Loses its First Capacity After 3 Years, 52.8k Miles appeared first on Transpo ...

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Electric Bikes the New ?Classy Corporate Fleets? at Parking Day, Montreal

A landscape architecture firm in Montreal, Quebec, found a clever way to encourage companies to consider using e-bikes and greener modes of transportation to get around for business. Capturing the spirit of two concurrent events (Parking Day ? an annual worldwide event where artists, designers, and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks, and ?en ville sans ma voiture? ? an event celebrating being ?in the city without ...

http://electricbikereport.com/electric-bikes-the-new-classy-corporate-

Transport Evolved Heads to Germany, Switzerland for All-Electric WAVE!

Here at Transport Evolved, we like to spend as much time behind the wheel of plug-in cars as possible, usually with the intent of providing you, our readers, with the very best in electric car news and reviews. ?We also go to the ends of the earth — literally — to cover as many launch […]The post Transport Evolved Heads to Germany, Switzerland for All-Electric WAVE! appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Behind the Scenes of Tesla's Cross Country Rally: Episode Two

Last week, we showed you the first leg of the journey, which finished as the two Model S's approached Colorado's Vail Pass at the onset of a snowstorm. The c...

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City Walk: American Dreams: Healthy Eating

There's a direct link between a healthy diet and walking. Both have benefits that extend well beyond immediate solutions and allow for a healthier lifestyle. As the show explores the walkability...

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Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 196: Bye Bye, Bar

On today?s Transport Evolved: EV sales are doubling year on year, Elon and Johnny get done for speeding, and Nikki’s LEAF loses it’s first capacity bar. These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley and?Ben Nelson? Introduction Please note: Time stamps are given below in this font in the format [hh:mm:ss] […]The post Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 196: Bye Bye ...

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T.E.N. Electric Car News April 18, 2014. Ep 30: S60, Tesla in Az, 2x EV Sales, i3 Popularity, WAVE

Welcome to episode twenty nine of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week. Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: S60L PPHEV, Tesla […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News April 18, 2014. Ep 30: S60, Tesla in Az, 2x EV Sales, i3 Popularity, WAVE appeared firs ...

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Fresh Life: Giving Old Classics A New Life as Electric Cars Makes Sense

It is sadly the fate of most cars to be scrapped, and within a shockingly short period of time. A study conducted by the RAC in the UK found that by 2036 around 14 million cars will be scrapped here in the UK?alone. The majority of those cars will be scrapped when they are less […]The post Fresh Life: Giving Old Classics A New Life as Electric Cars Makes Sense appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Accell North America Announces Formation of E-Bike Competence & Service Center

The eBike category is beginning to show significant signs of emergence in the U.S. market and global eBike leader Accell Group is investing to further innovation and infrastructure in this important category through its North American arm, Accell North America (ANA). The nation?s first Electric Bicycle Competence Center (EBCC-??NA) will launch April 30, 2014, as a brand-??new division within ANA. The timing of this important growth platform coinc ...

http://electricbikereport.com/electric-bike-competence-service-center

Nissan Offering 2 Years of Free Charging

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BMW i3 Wins World Green Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year.

It’s official: the BMW i3 is the 2014 World Green Car of the Year. It’s also the 2014 World Car Design of the Year. Announced earlier today at the New York International Auto Show, the luxury german plug-in?has managed to walk away with not one, but two of the prestigious ‘Car of the Year’ awards. […]The post BMW i3 Wins World Green Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year. appeared first on Transport Evolved El ...

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Thought of the Day: EV Holidays (Mark, April 17, 2014)

Mark?responds to?Nikki’s?thoughts from yesterday on?what epic EV trips he’d like to make and asks if anyone is going on a EV holiday this weekend? 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: EV Holidays (Mark, April 17, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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2015 Focus Electric Car Gets a Facelift, But Still Gets Ignored By Ford

Being overshadowed by your sibling sucks, however old you are. ?Especially if you’re a compliance car. So it is for?the Ford Focus Electric, which has just been given a facelift by its parent Ford along with the rest of the Ford Focus family. Yet while Ford’s Focus Electric now wears the latest design of Ford […]The post 2015 Focus Electric Car Gets a Facelift, But Still Gets Ignored By Ford appeared first on Transport Evolved E ...

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Following Tesla: Nissan Offers Free Charging For All New LEAF Owners

In the cut and thrust world of buisness, it doesn’t take long for a good idea to spread. Especially if it’s likely to get you more customers. So it comes as no surprise to the electric car world that Nissan has decided to follow in the tire tracks of Tesla Motors by offering its customers […]The post Following Tesla: Nissan Offers Free Charging For All New LEAF Owners appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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ChargedUp: Volkswagen e-Up! (2014) Electric Car Review

Volkswagen’s first entry into the modern electric car market is the e-Up!. Based on their city Up platform, the e-Up! is a fully electric vehicle capable of carrying four adults (although possibly more suited to two adults and two children) in a way that is both practical and immensely enjoyable. Transport Evolved got invited to […]The post ChargedUp: Volkswagen e-Up! (2014) Electric Car Review appeared first on Transport Evolved Elec ...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Electric Avenue | Fully Charged

The launch in the UK of the My Electric Avenue project. It's a scheme to test what happens when groups or 'clusters' of neighbours on the same feeder from th...

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Thought of the Day: Epic EV Trips (Nikki, April 16, 2014)

Nikki responds to?Marks thoughts from yesterday on building your own EV,? and asks what epic EV trips he’d like to make. 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: Epic EV Trips (Nikki, April 16, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Volvo Unveils S60 Plug-in Hybrid at Beijing Auto Show

True to its promise of having a zero emissions fleet by 2020, Swedish automaker Volvo has just unveiled a plug-in version of its popular S60 sedan at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show: the Volvo S60L (long-wheel base) Petrol Plug-in Hybrid (PPHEV) Based on the same through-the-road plug-in hybrid drivetrain we’ve seen before in Volvo’s V60 […]The post Volvo Unveils S60 Plug-in Hybrid at Beijing Auto Show appeared first on Transport Evo ...

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5 Reasons Why E-Bikes Are Safer Than Regular Bikes

Could electric bikes actually be safer than traditional bicycles? Check it out! ...

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Tesla Motors Blames Autodealers, Bully Tactics For Killing Pro-EV Bill

A bill being passed through the Arizonan senate which would have reversed earlier legislation banning the Californian automaker from selling its electric cars directly to customers within the state is likely to be dead,?AutomotiveNews?reported yesterday. Coinciding with the day that New Jersey legislation came into force banning Tesla from selling electric cars to customers within […]The post Tesla Motors Blames Autodealers, Bully Tactics F ...

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It?s Official: Electric Car Sales Have Doubled Every Year For Three Years

The number of electrically powered vehicles in the world now totals more than 400,000 vehicles, and has been doubling for the past few years. That’s according to academics at the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-W?rttemberg (ZSW), who have been examining global electric car sales figures and the annual growth rate of the […]The post It’s Official: Electric Car Sales Have Doubled Every Year For Three Years appe ...

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Ahead of U.S. Launch, BMW Ups i3 Electric Car Production By 43 Percent

In an attempt to cope with demand, BMW announced yesterday that production of its all-electric i3 electric car and i3 BEVx range-extended electric car has been increased from 70 vehicles a day to 100, an increase of 43 percent. That’s according to an official statement made by Harald Krueger, BMW’s production chief, in an email […]The post Ahead of U.S. Launch, BMW Ups i3 Electric Car Production By 43 Percent appeared first on T ...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thought of the Day: Build Your Own Electric Car (Mark, April 15, 2014)

Mark responds to?Nikki’s thoughts from Monday on?if politicians should be leading by example?and asks if we should be getting more people to build their own bespoke electric cars? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GUatckZXCk 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: Build Your Own Electric Car (Mark, April 15, 2014) appeared firs ...

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Running the Numbers: How A Tesla Model S is (Almost) As Cheap to Own As a Minivan

You’re in the market for a new car, and you’ve narrowed it down to two different choices: a run-of-the-mill Honda Odyssey Minivan; or a brand-new $85,000 Tesla Model S? Which do you choose, and more importantly, which is cheaper to own? At first glance, most folks would opt for the Japanese-made Honda Odyssey. After all, […]The post Running the Numbers: How A Tesla Model S is (Almost) As Cheap to Own As a Minivan appeared first ...

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UK Highways Agency Confirms Electric Car Wireless Charging Motorway

It’s official: the UK Government has plans to electrify sections of the UK motorway network to test electric car wireless charging technology. That’s according to the IET’s?Engineering and Technology Magazine,?which says the Highways Agency has confirmed its plans to electrify at least part of an English motorway to better understand and test the feasibility of […]The post UK Highways Agency Confirms Electric Car Wireless ...

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Johnny Depp: Musk Got a Speeding Ticket Showing Me The Tesla Model S

We’re not ones to gossip. Nor do we pay much attention to the world of celebrity, but sometimes we encounter a story which crosses so far into our world we just have to have a giggle. Especially when it involves a larger-than-life A-list celebrity, Elon Musk, a traffic cop, and a Tesla Model S. As […]The post Johnny Depp: Musk Got a Speeding Ticket Showing Me The Tesla Model S appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Spring Cleaning, EV Maintenance, and "Adjustable" Degradation!

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Thought of the Day: Leading by Example (Nikki, April 14, 2014)

Nikki responds to?Mark’s thoughts from Friday on city EVs?and asks if politicians should be leading by example and driving electric 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: Leading by Example (Nikki, April 14, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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No Careful Owner: Dozens of Neutered CODA Sedans Wait For a New Home

If an image can tell a thousand words, then undoubtedly the set of images accompanying a rather unassuming ebay listing we stumbled across this weekend can tell a whole story. It’s a story of dashed hopes, broken dreams, and a company who failed to revolutionise the world. The first image looks like something out of […]The post No Careful Owner: Dozens of Neutered CODA Sedans Wait For a New Home appeared first on Transport Evolved Ele ...

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The Bosch E-Bike Cometh

Brett Thurber, from The New Wheel electric bike shop in San Francisco, shares his experience of riding a Bosch equipped Felt electric mountain bike on the steep trails of Mt. Tam. ...

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Mercedes-Benz Starts Making B-Class ED Electric Car, Gives BMW i3 a Rival

Mercedes-Benz’s entry into the mainstream plug-in marketplace and answer to the BMW i3, the all-electric Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive — has finally entered production. Made at Mercedes-Benz’s Rastatt factory in Germany, where the German automaker already makes its internal combustion engined A-Class, B-Class and GLA-Class cars, the B-Class Electric Drive will go on sale in […]The post Mercedes-Benz Starts Making B- ...

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Vive la Voiture Electrique! Normandy Spurs Electric Car Revolution With Massive Discounts

Famous for its beaches, cuisine and wonderfully historic towns and Chateaux, Normandy — or Upper Normandy to be precise — isn’t the first place you’d name as being electric car friendly. Yet the coastal region of northern France is home to a burgeoning electric car revolution, courtesy of some rather generous purchase incentives. The Regional […]The post Vive la Voiture Electrique! Normandy Spurs Electric Car Revolut ...

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Another Tesla Fan-Made Commercial Brings Hope

Tesla Motors, the?manufacturer of premium?electric cars, famously doesn’t need any advertising budget. That’s because it has an army of drivers and fans willing to make commercials for them. From driving to the beach on Gallons of Light to jetting off into space in 60 Seconds, each fan-made video manages to grab a part of the […]The post Another Tesla Fan-Made Commercial Brings Hope appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric C ...

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

2016 Volvo XC90: Volvo Hints at Plug-in Hybrid, Electric, Flywheel Hybrid Variants

Volvo, like many other carmakers today, wants to be as green as it possibly can be. ?And as part of Volvo’s big Vision for 2020, that means zero tailpipe emissions. So it’s no surprise then that Volvo’s next generation XC90 SUV, due next year as a 2016 model, will probably be offered with both an […]The post 2016 Volvo XC90: Volvo Hints at Plug-in Hybrid, Electric, Flywheel Hybrid Variants appeared first on Transport Evolv ...

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It's Alive (again)!

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Cells Interconnected!

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Custom Interconnects

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Thought of the Day: City EVs (Mark, April 11, 2014)

Mark responds to?Nikki’s thoughts from yesterday on EV owners’ groups and talks about the ‘city car’ aspect 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, sometimes even outside of […]The post Thought of the Day: City EVs (Mark, April 11, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 195: Lemon Grenades

On today?s Transport Evolved: Tesla’s new business leasing, the Lemon Law King, and how to get a Scottish council paid too much for a charging station.? These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley and Kalle Centegren Introduction Please note: Time stamps are given below in this font in the format […]The post Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 195: Lemon Grenades appea ...

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T.E.N. Electric Car News April 11, 2014. Ep 29: More GM Plugins, Tesla Business Lease, Lemon Laws, Expensive Charging Stations, Green Factories, Half-Bike

Welcome to episode twenty nine of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week. Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: GM’s EV expansion […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News April 11, 2014. Ep 29: More GM Plugins, Tesla Business Lease, Lemon Laws, Expensi ...

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

S.T.E.M and Electrathon America Lacey Grand Prix

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Ford Recalls Some C-Max Vehicles

According to an?article by Reuters, some 2013 Ford C-Max vehicles contain seat backs that don’t comply with the National Highway Traffic Administration standards. ?The frames have sub-standard welds and the vehicles are being recalled. ?C-Max owners can check for the … Continue reading → ...

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Behind the Scenes of Tesla's Cross Country Rally: Episode One

At midnight on January 30, a team of 15 Tesla engineers and Supercharger staffers set off on the historic journey with two Model S's and a film crew in tow. ...

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Thought of the Day: EV Owners? Groups (Nikki, April 10, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on Business EVs?and asks if EV owners’ groups are a good thing for EV owners and would-be EV owners to attend? 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: EV Owners’ Groups (Nikki, April 10, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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85.9 MPH on an Outrider USA Electric Trike, World Record! [VIDEO]

Checkout this video of Tommy Ausherman, co-founder of Outrider USA, flying down an airport runway at 85.9 mph on a modified Outrider USA 422 Alpha electric trike! And kids, don't try this at home, this is a professional rider on a closed track.... ...

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BMW Prepares Concept X5 eDrive Plug-in for U.S. Debut at New York Auto Show

Ahead of the New York International Auto Show later this month, German automaker BMW has revealed more details of its powerful Concept X5 eDrive crossover, a concept plug-in hybrid car which will make its U.S. debut there on April 18. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive Sports Activity Vehicle — or SAV, to use BMW’s terminology […]The post BMW Prepares Concept X5 eDrive Plug-in for U.S. Debut at New York Auto Show appeared first on Transp ...

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How A Scottish Council Spent ?82k on Four Fast, Not Quick Electric Car Charging Stations

Last spring, the Finance, Housing and Resources Committee of the Highland Council in Scotland announced plans to install rapid charging stations for electric cars in several locations throughout its area, courtesy of a ?150,000 grant from the Scottish Government. Yet a year later, none of the proposed rapid charging stations have materialised. Only four public […]The post How A Scottish Council Spent ?82k on Four Fast, Not Quick Electric Ca ...

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Is the Toyota Prius Losing its Green Car Crown to Plug-In Cars?

For the past ten years, hybrid cars have been seen as the number one way for car buyers to get into a greener car. As a consequence, Toyota’s Prius family of hybrids, the Prius C, V and Liftback, have experienced healthy sales, along with hybrid cars made by Ford and Honda. But are hybrids losing […]The post Is the Toyota Prius Losing its Green Car Crown to Plug-In Cars? appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Tesla Fights Back in Wisconsin Model S Electric Car Lemon Law Filing

Just like every other automaker out there, Tesla Motors has to occasionally defend itself against unhappy owners claiming it hasn’t done everything possible to rectify a particular fault, problem or complaint with a car. Like recall notices and misinformed reviews, it’s part of life in the automotive industry. As with any large company, complaints against […]The post Tesla Fights Back in Wisconsin Model S Electric Car Lemon Law ...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fighting Father Time

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How to Get a BMW i3 Electric Car for Just $18 a Month: Use Teslanomics

Automakers are always trying to find new ways to make their cars look cheaper to buy — and Tesla is no exception. But what happens when you take other plug-in cars and use the same Tesla logic to advertise them? You end up with some really crazy monthly costings, like an entry-level BMW i3 for […]The post How to Get a BMW i3 Electric Car for Just $18 a Month: Use Teslanomics appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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E-Bike News: New Rides, Snow E-Biking, Drift E-Trike, E-Cargo Bikes, E-Bike Share, & More! [VIDEOS]

A Swiss retro cruiser, the foldable Gi Bike, video of "fat" snow e-biking, e-bike share in Copenhagen & Madrid, LG gets into e-bikes, UCLA chef e-biker, lots of e-cargo bike news, super capacitors, a drift electric trike, and more! ...

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Thought of the Day: Business EVs (Mark, April 9, 2014)

Mark responds to?Nikki’s thoughts from yesterday on if previous generation electric cars are a good or bad thing for EV adoption and talks about EVs on business leases. 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: Business EVs (Mark, April 9, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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MetroCab | Fully Charged

A new electric taxi for London's diesel choked, particulate saturated streets. Bigger, smoother and cleaner, a delight to drive and so much more economic tha...

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Without Better Place, Where is Electric Car Battery Swapping Now?

We examine Better Place, the ill-fated battery swapping company that operated from October 2007 to May 2013. Has this company going?bankrupt?solidified the electric car world to rapid charging or does battery swapping still have a chance?? It all started in 2007 when Shai Agassi wanted to make the world a better place. Looking at the […]The post Without Better Place, Where is Electric Car Battery Swapping Now? appeared first on Transport Ev ...

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Jeeves Learns to Plug-in As Bentley Resigns To Building A Plug-in Hybrid

Talk about luxury British cars, and the chances are the name Bentley will come up in the conversation. Traditionally, Bentleys have always focused on luxury, opulence and a never-wavering ability to retain decorum even when travelling quickly. Not environmentally-responsible motoring. As of 2017, Bentley will add zero emissions capability to that list too. Like other […]The post Jeeves Learns to Plug-in As Bentley Resigns To Building A Plug ...

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Will Nissan?s UEFA Sponsorship Mean Footballers Drive Electric Cars?

For various reason — most of them related to age-old stereotypes — the world of football (soccer) isn’t exactly the first thing you’d associate with green cars or more specifically, electric vehicles. That could all be changing however courtesy of a new four-year global partnership between Nissan and the Union of European Football Associations — […]The post Will Nissan’s UEFA Sponsorship Mean Footballers ...

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GM Confirms Future Investment in Electric Cars, Promises Two Future Models

As predicted earlier this week, General Motors has confirmed a new round of investment in advanced technologies ahead of the market debut of the next-generation Chevrolet Volt worth a total of $449 million. Announced at the Automotive Press Association yesterday, the investment consists of a $384 million upgrade program at the Detroit-Hamtramck facility where the […]The post GM Confirms Future Investment in Electric Cars, Promises Two Futur ...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thought of the Day: Older EVs (Nikki, April 8, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on the golden age of rapid charging, and asks if previous generation electric cars are a good or bad thing for EV adoption? 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: Older EVs (Nikki, April 8, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Tesla Launches Model S Electric Car Business Lease Programme in U.S.

A year after Tesla Motors launched its Resale Value Guarantee program for private Model S customers, the Californian automaker has launched a new program designed to make it easy for small and medium-sized businesses to own an all-electric car. Simply called?Tesla Business Leasing, the new way for business owners to finance a Model S — […]The post Tesla Launches Model S Electric Car Business Lease Programme in U.S. appeared first on T ...

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Nissan LEAF Factory Wins Award for Green Practices, Energy Saving

When charged from renewable sources of electricity like solar or wind power, electric cars have a pretty low carbon footprint during their useful life, but when it comes to their manufacture, there’s still a large carbon footprint to account for. Some automakers, like BMW and Tesla, have turned to non-traditional manufacturing materials like aluminium and […]The post Nissan LEAF Factory Wins Award for Green Practices, Energy Saving ap ...

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Is Tesla Motors Using an Israeli Firm to Develop Self-Driving Tech?

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the Californian automaker will bring some form of semi-autonomous — or?autopilot –?technology to market by 2016, presumably as a software feature for its Model S, Model X, or perhaps Model E electric cars. We’d always assumed Tesla was working on its own self-driving technology, but now news from Israel […]The post Is Tesla Motors Using an Israeli Firm to Develop Self-Driving Tech? appeare ...

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AVIS Orders 400-strong Nissan LEAF Electric Car Fleet for Customers in Denmark

AVIS car rental, one of the world’s biggest car rental and corporate fleet services companies, has just made the biggest single order for the Nissan LEAF electric car, totalling 400 cars. Destined to join AVIS’ Denmark fleet of cars, the deal, partly funded by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) is part of a Danish government […]The post AVIS Orders 400-strong Nissan LEAF Electric Car Fleet for Customers in Denmark appeared first on ...

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Owners Hack Tesla Model S Electric Car: Tesla Politely Asks Them To Stop

Let’s face it: the Tesla Model S electric car is one of the world’s most advanced automobiles thanks to its powerful on-board computer control systems, fully-integrated telematics and customisable 17-inch touchscreen centre console. With that in mind, we’ve always felt it was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to access all […]The post Owners Hack Tesla Model S Electric Car: Tesla Politely Asks Them To St ...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

LESS CAR, MORE GO. A Crowdsourced Cargo Bike Documentary. [VIDEOS]

LESS CAR, MORE GO is a crowdsourced and crowdfunded documentary on the cargo bike revolution going on right now. Cargo bikes are a good car alternative. And when you add electric assist it makes them even better! Checkout these videos for more about this cargo bike documentary. ...

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Thought of the Day: Charging Network Updates (Mark, April 7, 2014)

Mark responds to?Nikki’s thoughts form Friday on?ensuring dealerships get proper training in electric cars and asks if we’re approaching a rapid charging golden age in the UK? 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: Charging Network Updates (Mark, April 7, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric C ...

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Five Tips to Stop You Worrying About Hackers Attacking Your Electric Car

If you’re an electric car owner and your car was produced in the last four years or so, the chances are it comes with some form of smartphone or web-based application that lets you check your car’s state of charge, turn on climate control or perhaps even unlock your car’s doors from anywhere in the […]The post Five Tips to Stop You Worrying About Hackers Attacking Your Electric Car appeared first on Transport Evolved Elect ...

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GM Prepares To Invest $450 Million, Hire 1,400 More Staff, To Build 2016 Chevy Volt

General Motors, the Detroit-based automaker behind the Chevrolet Volt, Vauxhall Ampera and their luxury sibling the Cadillac ELR, is expected to announce a massive $450 million investment in its plug-in car program. The announcement, due tomorrow, will herald a massive expansion?at both the Detroit-Hamtramck facility where the extended-range electric cars are made as well as […]The post GM Prepares To Invest $450 Million, Hire 1,400 More St ...

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Vectrix Electric Motorcycles Files for Bankruptcy (again). We Examine Why

Last week, Vectrix Motorcycles filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, ending its 8-year company history and dreams of creating user-friendly maxi-scooters for commuters around the world. With estimated liabilities of between $10 million and $50 million, the company — whose Vectrix MaxiScooter is sold in both the U.S. and Europe — is likely facing liquidation of […]The post Vectrix Electric Motorcycles Files for Bankruptcy (again). We E ...

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Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid The Same Price As Its Diesel Sibling

Mitsubishi’s five-seat plug-in hybrid Outlander Plug-in Hybrid hasn’t had an easy time of it in its short life. Beset by manufacturing problems and recalls — the most recent of which was last week to address a software fault which could incorrectly track how full the battery pack is — the car is now almost a […]The post Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid The Same Price As Its Diesel Sibling appeared first on Transpo ...

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Friday, April 4, 2014

March 2014 Drive Report.

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City Walk: Can't Drive There - Washington D.C.

Heather Deutsch of the District Department of Transportation explains how D.C.'s pedestrian friendly sidewalk laws create walkable spaces within the city. Ci...

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Ecotricity Electric Highway Promises Better Reliability, More Quick Charging

Ecotricity, a UK-based utility company known for its commitment to renewable energy and electric cars, has written to its customers promising great things for its?Electric Highway?of public charging stations — and to apologise for poor network reliability over the past few months. In a letter emailed to Electric Highway?customers, the utility company broke the news […]The post Ecotricity Electric Highway Promises Better Reliability, M ...

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T.E.N. Electric Car News April 4, 2014. Ep28: ELR Recall, POLAR, Tesla Supporters and Noise Concerns

Welcome to episode twenty eight of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week. Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: The Cadillac ELR […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News April 4, 2014. Ep28: ELR Recall, POLAR, Tesla Supporters and Noise Concerns appeared fi ...


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Thought of the Day: Dealership Training (Nikki, April 4, 2014)

Nikki responds to?Mark’s thoughts form yesterday on Store Models?and wonders who should be responsible for ensuring dealerships get proper training in electric 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, […]The post Thought of the Day: Dealership Training (Nikki, April 4, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Elect ...

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Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 194: Fool Me Twice

On today?s Transport Evolved: 60 Minutes screws up, Polar leaves us in the Cold, and the right to build your own. These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley and Valery Miftakhov. 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 194: Fool Me Twice appeared first on ...

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Nissan's 135 Mile LEAF

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ChargeLounge Combines Electric Car Charging With Departure Lounge Luxury

Traditionally, quick charging stations, be they AC or DC, are located at electric car dealerships, shopping malls and motorway rest stops. In most of these locations, there’s usually some form of refreshment and toilet facilities nearby, but what if every rest-stop had its own exclusive airport-style lounge, reserved for those who have stopped for a […]The post ChargeLounge Combines Electric Car Charging With Departure Lounge Luxury a ...

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Electric Vehicle Apps

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My Electric Avenue Officially Launches Electric Car Charging Study

Drive down Ryan’s Mount in Harlow, Buckinghamshire during the middle of the day, and the chance are it won’t look any different to any other sleepy suburban street on the outskirts of London. Drive down the same road early enough in the morning before its residents have left for work, and you’ll see something a […]The post My Electric Avenue Officially Launches Electric Car Charging Study appeared first on Transport Evolve ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/03/electric-avenue-officially-laun

Xtracycle EdgeRunner Cargo Bike with Falco eMotors Electric Bike Kit Review [VIDEO]

Are you looking for a way to ditch your car? Well, the Xtracycle EdgeRunner cargo bike with Falco eMotors electric bike kit might be your car alternative or.......replacement? The combination of this versatile cargo bike with electric assist truly provides a bike that can do a lot of the commuting and errand running that is traditionally done by car........all while having more fun! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/xtracycle-edgerunner-cargo-bike-with-fal

Thought of the Day: Store Models (Mark, April 3, 2014)

Mark responds to?Nikki’s thoughts from yesterday on?what we should do when charging stations go wrong and talks about the current car store model. 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: Store Models (Mark, April 3, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/03/thought-day-store-models-mark-a

T.E.N. Electric Car News: Now Available as a Podcast

For just over half a year, we’ve been bringing you a weekly roundup from the world of plug-in cars and automotive driving in the form of our ten-minute T.E.N. Electric Car News YouTube show. T.E.N — short for Transport Evolved News — aims to bring you all the important news from the week ahead in […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News: Now Available as a Podcast appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/03/t-e-n-now-available-podcast

UK Trade Association Wants to Stop DIY Charging Stations

The UK Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment association, a trade body that represents suppliers of charging stations and charging station management systems, has written a strongly-worded letter asking a UK charity to cease the promotion of do-it-yourself charging stations. The letter, which was sent to Zero Carbon World – a UK charity seeking to?clear the confusion, […]The post UK Trade Association Wants to Stop DIY Charging Stations ap ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/03/uk-trade-association-wants-stop

Daily Mail Readers in Uproar Over EU Plans to Make Electric Cars Noisy

The Daily Mail is the second-largest newspaper in the UK. It’s also known for its hatred of electric cars, Europeans, and liberal politics. So when Daily Mail readers jumped to decry a new EU ruling stipulating all electric cars make noise, we had to laugh. Yesterday, the European Union voted in favour of new legislation […]The post Daily Mail Readers in Uproar Over EU Plans to Make Electric Cars Noisy appeared first on Transport Evol ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/03/daily-mail-readers-uproar-eu-pl

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thought of the Day: Charger Malfunction (Nikki, April 2, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on April Fool’s? and wonders what we should do when charging stations go wrong. 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: Charger Malfunction (Nikki, April 2, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/02/thought-day-charger-malfunction

VW e-Golf | Fully Charged

A casual cruise around Berlin in the impressive VW e-Golf. Tidy, smooth, reliable, efficient, quiet, reassuring, competent. Basically all the things I'm not ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2ZDVfa3x7Y&feature=youtube_gdat

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Foley Folly Gives Tesla Model S Gas-Car Sounds In CBS? 60 Minutes

Foley, the art of adding sounds post-production to a film or documentary to make it sound more realistic, has been part of the film and television business for decades. ?From someone walking on gravel to an animal drinking from a savanna watering hole, the sounds you hear in many films and TV programs were made […]The post Foley Folly Gives Tesla Model S Gas-Car Sounds In CBS’ 60 Minutes appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Ca ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/02/foley-folly-gives-tesla-model-s

Volkswagen Golf GTE to Make UK Debut At Gadget Show Live

Volkswagen’s highly-anticipated Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid has been designed to offer a compromise between the long heritage of performance-oriented petrol hot hatches of days gone by and the eco-friendly future of electric drivetrains. We had a chance to get behind the wheel of a Golf GTE engineering prototype at a recent Volkswagen press event in […]The post Volkswagen Golf GTE to Make UK Debut At Gadget Show Live appeared first on Tra ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/02/volkswagen-golf-gte-get-launch-

How Much of an April Fool Are You?

The first of April is a day of questioning everything you read online. Doesn’t sound that plausible? It probably isn’t. Sounds too good to be true? It probably is. Just plain weird – well, it could be true but best not share it on social media just in case. But how do you know what […]The post How Much of an April Fool Are You? appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/02/much-april-fool

POLAR Electric Car Network Leaves Customers In The Cold About PAYG

Yesterday,?Polar Network, the largest UK electric car charging network by charging station volume, was due to switch from unlimited charging station access for ?10 per year to a more expensive, per-use business model. But while the April Fool’s jokes came and went, Chargemaster, owner and operator of the?Polar Network appears to have failed to launch […]The post POLAR Electric Car Network Leaves Customers In The Cold About PAYG appear ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/02/uk-charging-network-fails-switc

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Break and My Battery Is More Excited Than I Am!

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Custom Electric Bikes with BionX & Gates Belt Drive

In this installment of custom electric bikes from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show there is a retro e-cruiser with a classic gear shifter, a titanium e-mountain bike, and an electrified Santana tandem! All of these custom e-bikes feature the BionX electric bike system with the Gates Carbon belt drive. These bikes were part of a challenge that Gates put forth to custom bike frame fabricators. They were to design a unique e-bike using the ...

http://electricbikereport.com/custom-electric-bikes-bionx-gates-belt-d

Thought of the Day: April Fool (Mark, April 1, 2014)

Mark responds to?Nikki’s thoughts from Monday on if we have a right as electric car owners to modify or ‘tinker’ with our cars and charging stations and talks about April Fools. 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: April Fool (Mark, April 1, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/01/thought-day-april-fool-mark-apr

Price Gouging Returns As Dealers Add Manufacturer Extras To BMW i3

Back in late 2010 and early 2011, when the all-electric Nissan LEAF and range-extended Chevrolet Volt debuted in the U.S., we were inundated with stories of dealer price-gouging. In some cases, dealers were adding upwards of ten or twenty thousand dollars on the price of new plug-in cars. Since then, price-gouging — selling cars well […]The post Price Gouging Returns As Dealers Add Manufacturer Extras To BMW i3 appeared first on Trans ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/01/price-gouging-returns-dealers-a

March 2014 Ford C-Max Sales Up from February; Down from 2013

Ford Motor Company?said today that 2,295 C-Max Hybrid and Energi vehicles were sold in March 2014, down 39% from March 2013. ?There was a month-over-month gain of 24% over the 1,853 sold in February. ?January 2014 was by far the … Continue reading → ...

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Official: Renault Says ?No? To Battery Purchase For ZOE Electric Car

If you want to buy an all-electric Renault of any sort, be it the stylish ZOE hot hatch, Twizy two-seat runabout or Kangoo minivan, you’ll have to be content with buying the car but renting the battery pack directly from Renault. At least, in most European countries, that is. This week, several sites have carried […]The post Official: Renault Says ‘No’ To Battery Purchase For ZOE Electric Car appeared first on Transport Ev ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/01/official-renault-says-battery-p

Cantilever Charging System Set to Revolutionize San Francisco EV Experience

If you’ve ever spent much time in the beautiful city of San Francisco, you’ll know that the city is full of hills.?Lots?of hills. San Francisco also has a large number of electric car drivers, thanks to generous purchase incentives and pro electric car legislation from the California state government. But sadly, climbing San Francisco’s biggest […]The post Cantilever Charging System Set to Revolutionize San Francisco EV Ex ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/04/01/cantilever-charging-system-set-