Saturday, May 31, 2014

WAVE 2014 Update: Saturday 31 May

Today marked two very important events: The official start of the 2014 WAVE and the WAVE’s Guinness Record attempt at the largest electric vehicle parade. Start of the WAVE Starting at the Mercedes-Benz museum the WAVE 2014 officially kicked off. Participants and their cars started arriving at what seemed like the break of day and […]The post WAVE 2014 Update: Saturday 31 May appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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EVing The Countryside!

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EV Quick Charge Reliability in Tennessee

Taking an extended trip in an EV such as the LEAF depends on rapid charge stations, which are capable of topping off the LEAF’s battery in 20 minutes or less. Unlike gas stations rapid charging stations are few and far … Continue reading → ...

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Friday, May 30, 2014

WAVE 2014 Update: Friday 30 March

Teams from all over Europe are now making their way to one of the designated start points for the WAVE 2014. Tomorrow we all meet up in Stuttgart and for the first time all participants of the WAVE will be in one location. It is here we will be trying to break the record for […]The post WAVE 2014 Update: Friday 30 March appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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One Year On: My Life With the Toyota Rav4 EV Electric Car (Part 2 of 3)

This review is based on my experience driving the?electric Rav4 EV?for the past year. ?It?is intended?as a primer for those who are learning about electric vehicles (EV), those?considering the switch from gasoline?to electric, and wondering if driving an EV will fit their?lifestyle. PART 1 PART 2:?CHARGING We are often asked ?How, when, and where do […]The post One Year On: My Life With the Toyota Rav4 EV Electric Car (Part 2 of 3) appeared ...

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T.E.N. Electric Car News May 30, 2014: BMW i3 news, New Plug-Ins and Formula E

Welcome to Episode 36 of T.E.N,?for the week beginning May 19, 2014. 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=ThiMGhAcVs8 Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles.?This week news […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News May 30, 2014: BMW i3 news, New Plug-Ins and Fo ...

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Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 202: 7% More

On today?s Transport Evolved:?Formula E, more upcoming plug-ins from VW, self-driving Google cars, a surprise i3 purchase, BMW get all confused over their own range extender and a new portable charging station for DC ?rapid charging cars. These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Mark Chatterley and Michael Thwaite. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqbF1ec_KAY Click beyond the break […]The post Transport Evolved Electric Car ...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Plug-in Hybrids and HOV Lanes: D?j? Don?t.

  Ahh, one of my favorite California bills is back. No, not that one. The one that allows plug-in hybrids into CA HOV lanes with just one occupant. The original allocation of 40,000 green stickers that indicate HOV eligibility for PHEVs has been exhausted. AB 2013 proposes to make 45,000 more stickers available immediately, and [… ...

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Solar Energy ? costs down. Volume up.

The game has changed for solar energy by Lee Ann Head I?m just going to come right out and say it. We think that the U.S. government and many U.S. utilities are out of synch with reality when it comes … Continue reading → ...

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British and Italian Disign Meet to Make the MINI Superleggera

At the?Concorso d?Eleganza Villa d?Este 2014 BMW Group has unveiled a concept electrically powered two-seater open-top car called MINI Superleggera. The?Concorso d?Eleganza Villa d?Este 2014 is an open event that celebrates classic car design?from the twenties to the seventies.?Revealed at this year’s event and harking back to the classic cars of the past, this snug […]The post British and Italian Disign Meet to Make the MINI Superleg ...

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IZIP E3 Peak Electric Bike Pictures & Specs

The new 2014 IZIP E3 Peak mid drive electric mountain bike has arrived for testing and review! Currie Technologies has really gone all out with this new high speed (28 mph) e-mtb that features a 350 watt mid drive motor, 48V mid mount lithium battery, 27.5" (650b) wheels, RockShox suspension fork, and more! In this first part of the review there are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with the Peak. ...

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Oregon EV News of the Week 2014 May 28

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Discovery Workshops Allow Potential UK Buyers to See Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Potential UK buyers will be able to get up close and personal with the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid at Discovery Workshops happening across the UK on the weekend of 7 and 8 June. The family SUV vehicle is the only plug-in currently on the market in its class. It can be operated in four wheel […]The post Discovery Workshops Allow Potential UK Buyers to See Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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BMW Messes Up With the i3 REx Again, Not Sales Tax Free in New Jersey

Contrary to widespread belief the BMW i3 REx is not exempt from sales tax in New Jersey like it’s battery-only sibling. BMW have gone back on previous statements and franchise dealer instructions and confirmed that the i3 REx will need to pay New Jersey’s 7 per cent sales tax. Electric and plug-in cars are subject […]The post BMW Messes Up With the i3 REx Again, Not Sales Tax Free in New Jersey appeared first on Transport Evolve ...

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Formula E: What Is It and Will it Raise the Profile of EVs?

Emily Buchanan provides us with a guest post looking at Formula E, giving us the rundown of what it is and what it could do to raise the profiles of electric vehicles. A forthcoming electric racing series proposes to boost electric car sales by showcasing just how fast, reliable and safe they are. The FIA […]The post Formula E: What Is It and Will it Raise the Profile of EVs? appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BMW Already Testing a New Car in its i-Range

According to an online report by Automobil Produktion, an online German news site, BMW boss, Norbert Reithofer, has confirmed that BMW is currently testing the next car in their i-Range line up. Hinted to be a mid-sized van, similar to 2 Series Active Tourer, the vehicle would open its i-Range up to a wider audience. […]The post BMW Already Testing a New Car in its i-Range appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Google to Build 100 Prototype Self-Driving Cars

It’s no secret that Google has been working on self-driving cars for a while. They’ve had a couple of test cars in service that have driven over 300,000 miles without incident on public roads. At the beginning of this month we even reported on how Google had worked on the technology to allow their car […]The post Google to Build 100 Prototype Self-Driving Cars appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Portable Three-Phase 22kW to Rapid DC Charger

Living in Europe with a rapid DC charging car can be a pain. 22kW charging stations — that’s charging stations that provide 32A at three-phase — are pretty much all over the place. In fact, there is very little difference in installing a 7kW post and a 22kW post other than wiring up two extra […]The post Portable Three-Phase 22kW to Rapid DC Charger appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wind power is taking off !

Denmark, Portugal, and Spain Leading the World in Wind Power J. Matthew Roney www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2014/highlights46 Denmark produced one third of its electricity from the wind in 2013. In no other country has wind?s share of annual electricity generation yet topped 30 … Continue reading → ...

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Iran Drops Import Tax on Electric Cars and Hybrids

As reported in an article from the Tehran Times website, Iran has scrapped import tax on all electric and hybrid cars that have less than a 2500cc engine. The move is to “to boost domestic production and make the auto industry competitive” again after the administration of former president?Mahmoud Ahmadinejad increased car import duties to […]The post Iran Drops Import Tax on Electric Cars and Hybrids appeared first on Transport ...

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Saying Goodbye to the Petrol Station: VW e-Golf Advert

Advertising for electric cars is something that a lot of manufacturers find tough. The overarching view of electric cars, and their buyers, often lead to the companies who make them and their chosen advertising companies making incorrect assumptions about what draws in buyers. Nissan launched the LEAF with its ‘hug a polar bear‘ advert that […]The post Saying Goodbye to the Petrol Station: VW e-Golf Advert appeared first on Tran ...

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WAVETrophy 2014: We Prepare to Drive Across Europe in an Electric Car

In less than a?day, team?Transport Evolved?will be heading from our Bristol headquarters in the west of the UK all the way to Stuttgart for the start of the 2014 WAVE Trophy. Bristol to Stuttgart… in an electric car. A 2011 Nissan LEAF, no less. Billed as the world’s largest electric car expedition, the WAVE — […]The post WAVETrophy 2014: We Prepare to Drive Across Europe in an Electric Car appeared first on Transport Evol ...

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Thought of the Day: Jedi (Mark, May 27, 2014)

Mark?responds to?Nikki’s?thoughts on?why charging databases are so often inaccurate and asks how BMW has got EV fans happy about burning petrol? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs-dfvcP_3M 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: Jedi (Mark, May 27, 2014) appeared first on Transpo ...

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China?s CCTV-5 Gains Rights for Formula E

Formula E, the electric car racing series due to start this year that takes place in city centres around monumental landmarks, has taken a big step forward by coming to a deal with CCTV in China to allow them to broadcast the races. Formula E has?signed an initial free-to-air broadcast agreement with CCTV-5 ? the […]The post China’s CCTV-5 Gains Rights for Formula E appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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New VW Passat to be Offered as Plug-in Hybrid

The Volkswagen Passat has always been a sought after car. Combining just the right amounts of ‘family car’ and ‘business professional’ to captivate the middle manager/family man market it has been a go to car for many. In recent years VW has even used their BlueMotion brand to sell more eco-friendly versions of the car […]The post New VW Passat to be Offered as Plug-in Hybrid appeared first on Transport Evolved Elect ...

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Rockstar of Science Launches Speaker Website, Inspires Audiences

FLASH!? Announcing the launch of a new website http://www.rockstarofscience.com/ supporting aviator and 18-world record holder Chip Yates in bringing his spoken message of innovation to adult and youth audiences! Following the launch, Yates jumped into a fast-paced speaking tour to inspire audiences of all kinds. **Click to visit new website. February 28:?? Yates delivered th ...

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The Electric Bike of the Future Will be Social, Smart, Entertaining, & Talking to Traffic All The Time

Electric bike industry expert, Ed Benjamin, forecasts the future technology of electric bikes; which includes many high tech features! Find out more! ...

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Thought of the Day: Charging Database Accuracy (Nikki, May 26, 2014)

Nikki responds to?Mark’s thoughts from Friday on Formula E?and asks why charging databases are so often inaccurate? http://youtu.be/zuitSi02W9M 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: Charging Database Accuracy (Nikki, May 26, 2014) appeared first on Transport ...

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Who Decided That Its New Cars' Sole Responsibility To Clean The Air?

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Public Charging Updates

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BBC Top Gear?s James May: I?m Buying A BMW i3 Electric Car

He’s part of the trio known worldwide for their love of everything petrol, a team which has traditionally taken great pains to paint electric cars as slow, boring, expensive and impractical. But now BBC Top Gear presenter James May has come out of the closet: he’s buying a BMW i3 REx electric car. Talking on […]The post BBC Top Gear’s James May: I’m Buying A BMW i3 Electric Car appeared first on Transport Evolved Ele ...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

City Walk: Side Effects: Sedentary Lifestyles

The diseases of sedentary living are taking major tolls on the health and lifestyle of our country. Experts explore the idea of simply getting up and moving to improve our health and adding...

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Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 201: Crushed

On today?s Transport Evolved: Tesla confirms its first UK Model S delivery, Nissan recalls the LEAF, and an old friend is needlessly killed. These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield and?Tom Saxton. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA7zMnT8kos Click beyond the break to see our full show notes, including timings?of each story in the show.? Introduction Please […]The post Transport Evolved Electric Car ...

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T.E.N. Electric Car News May 23, 2014: Delivery news, Tesla UK lawsuit and e-NV200 Pricing

Welcome to Episode 35?of T.E.N,?for the week beginning May 19, 2014. 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=ETkNkAAJkY8 Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News May 23, 2014: Delivery news, Tesla UK lawsuit ...

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UK Government Temporarily Halts Domestic Charging Station Program Ahead of ?Ministerial Review?

The UK Government’s Office for Low Emissions Vehicles has put a temporary hold on its Domestic Chargepoint Grant Scheme?pending an investigation into the way domestic charging stations have been installed and marketed under the scheme. That’s according to several industry insiders, who?confirmed to us this morning that the OFT has requested all accredited domestic chargepoint […]The post UK Government Temporarily Halts Domestic ...

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Thought of the Day: Formula E (Mark, May 23, 2014)

Mark?responds to?Nikki’s thoughts form yesterday on Mandated EVs?and asks if we’re excited about Formula E? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B16U89mbuUQ 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 […]The post Thought of the Day: Formula E (Mark, May 23, 2014) appeared first ...

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One Year On: My Life With the Toyota Rav4 EV Electric Car (Part 1 of 3)

With Nikki off in a few days to cover the 2014 WAVE trophy in mainland Europe, and Mark off to drive various cool electric cars at press events, we’ve decided to bring you some excellent guest posts from EV advocates, fans, and pundits around the world. Today, we’re going to bring you the first part […]The post One Year On: My Life With the Toyota Rav4 EV Electric Car (Part 1 of 3) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Ca ...

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

We Are #1!...ish

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Charged Up! 2014 Electric Bike Mainstream Media Event Report [VIDEOS]

Yes, electric bikes are still relatively unknown to a majority of people in the US. But hopefully that will change soon! As a way to get the word out about e-bikes, Interbike (organizers of the largest bicycle trade show in the US) partnered with Outdoor Retailer to present e-bikes and other outdoor gear to a group of journalists from large mainstream media companies. ...

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Oregon EV News of the Week 2014 May 20

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Ecotricity Accuse Tesla of ?Smash and Grab? UK Charging Infrastructure Raid

UK based green utility company and electric car charging infrastructure provider Ecotricity has filed court papers against Californian automaker Tesla Motors in a disagreement over public charging infrastructure. As?The Evening Standard?detailed earlier today, Ecotricity has brought an interim High Court injunction against Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] for what it calls a “smash and grab raid” on […]The post Ecotricity Accuse Tesla ...

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Dale VInce Ecotricity | Fully Charged

Dale Vince, founder of renewable energy generator and supplier Ecotricity, the company that made this series of Fully Charged possible, talks about the company, it's aims and what's is in store...

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History Repeats Itself as BMW Openly Crushes ActiveE Electric Car

It’s like every EV advocate’s personal idea of hell: a truck load of crushed electric cars making their way down the freeway to meet their metal-clad maker. After the untimely crushing of hundreds of perfectly functioning GM EV1, Honda EV Plus many other first-generation electric cars?just over ten years ago, it’s also something we had […]The post History Repeats Itself as BMW Openly Crushes ActiveE Electric Car appeared f ...

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Renault Delivers Electric Race Cars to Formula E

The excitement?the first Formula E race in??Beijing, China, on 13 September 2014 is building up nicely. Last week we saw our friend and EV-advocate Robert Llewellyn being announced as one of the commentators and this week we see that the 10 Renault-Spark made electric race cars have been delivered to the teams at their shared […]The post Renault Delivers Electric Race Cars to Formula E appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Fiat Chrysler Boss To EV Fans: Don?t Buy Our Fiat 500e

If you’re in the market for an electric car, don’t bother buying the Fiat 500e. That’s the official opinion of Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, who told an audience at the Brookings Institution in Washington yesterday that he’s fed up of loosing money to the three-door electric hatch. So much so that he’s actively telling […]The post Fiat Chrysler Boss To EV Fans: Don’t Buy Our Fiat 500e appeared firs ...

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Thought of the Day: Mandated EVs (Nikki, May 22, 104)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on Tesla’s attitude to quick charging?and asks if it’s time to stop requiring automakers to make electric cars? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4frSfdQ5hA 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: Mandated EVs (Nikki, May 22, 104) appeared first on Tra ...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van Prices Announced

Nissan has announced the UK prices for its all-electric e-NV200 van, it’s commercial and regular vehicle that uses the same drivetrain as the LEAF. The e-NV200 will start?at ?13,393 for the business van and ?17,855 for the Combi 5 seats (both with the UK grant included and battery rental). Both versions?will be available from July […]The post Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van Prices Announced appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car ...

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BMW i3 REx Rated by EPA at 117 MPGe: Deliveries Already Under Way

This morning, we brought you news that BMW was likely days away from delivering its first BMW i3 REx range-extended EV to a U.S. customer after BMW North America confirmed that it was in receipt of official EPA gas mileage ratings. This afternoon, BMW made those ratings public — and delivered its first i3 REx […]The post BMW i3 REx Rated by EPA at 117 MPGe: Deliveries Already Under Way appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car ...

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New e-Bike Kit to be Lightest on Market

Do you know what the most common type of electrified vehicle in the world is? It’s the electric bike. Quite possibly they are the most common solution right now to the ‘last mile’ problem where once you have got to your work city you still need to get to work somehow. With an ebike you […]The post New e-Bike Kit to be Lightest on Market appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Thought of the Day: Tesla Superchargers (Mark, May 21, 2014)

Mark?responds to Nikki’s?thoughts from yesterday on halo cars and talks about why it is that Tesla is doing so much right when it comes to supercharging. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pow8FjGn6Hw 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: Tesla Superchargers (Mark, May 21, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved ...

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BMW i3 REx EPA Testing Complete, Deliveries Due Very Soon

BMW’s range-extended variant of the i3 electric car, the BMW i3 REx, is now just a few short steps from being delivered to hundreds of waiting reservation holders across the U.S., BMW confirmed yesterday. With any luck, the first BMW i3 REx EVs might even be?delivered to customers by this weekend, joining BMW’s all-electric i3 […]The post BMW i3 REx EPA Testing Complete, Deliveries Due Very Soon appeared first on Transport Evolv ...

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Confirmed: NCE To Produce Tesla Model S Coupe, Convertible Model S

After months of rumors and long forum threads on fan sites, it’s official: from this fall, you’ll be able to buy the iconic Tesla Model S as a convertible drop top or a two-door coupe. That’s the news from world-renowned body specialists Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE), which announced yesterday that it will offer the Tesla […]The post Confirmed: NCE To Produce Tesla Model S Coupe, Convertible Model S appeared first ...

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Japanese Maker of Electric Two and Three-Wheeled Vehicles Gains $10m

Terra Motors, a Japanese manufacturer of electric two and three wheel electric vehicles, has managed to raise $10 million so that it can expand its business into the Asian market. This round of financing was led by?Silicon Valley based venture capital?investor Fenox Venture Capital showing that even in the hottest technological spot in the US […]The post Japanese Maker of Electric Two and Three-Wheeled Vehicles Gains $10m appeared first on ...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Green Hills YMCA gets EV Fast Charge Unit

The Green Hills area has very sparse EV charging coverage compared to other areas of Nashville. Finally they are on the EV Charging map and with a powerful Rapid Charge unit from Nissan at the YMCA. The unit can recharge … Continue reading → ...

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Tour of the EBikeKit Headquarters Near Philadelphia, PA [VIDEO]

Jason Kraft is the CEO of EBikeKit and he recently invited me to tour their headquarters and assembly facility that is located just outside of Philadelphia, PA. EBikeKit offers a variety of moderately priced electric bike and electric trike kits. They focus on providing kits that have a lot of features for the money. It was great to get the personal tour from Jason and learn more about this US electric bike kit company. ...

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Three Years of Nissan Leaf Driving Part 3 of 3

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BMW i3, i8 Extended Battery Rumours Grow

Fans of a new car can be very thorough when it comes to their chosen car, even checking foreign sales sites to see if they are missing out on any exciting features or being ripped off in price. The latest difference to be noticed was that on the Spanish site for the BMW i3, where?an […]The post BMW i3, i8 Extended Battery Rumours Grow appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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BlueIndy Electric Car Share Service Announced For Indianapolis

The Bollore Group, the French company behind the highly successful Autolib electric car sharing program in Paris, has just announces?its first U.S. venture — a massive car share service in Indianapolis.?   Due to go live within the next eight?months, the BlueIndy Electric Car sharing program will number some 500 cars in total, alongside 200 […]The post BlueIndy Electric Car Share Service Announced For Indianapolis appeared first ...

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Thought of the Day: Halo Effect Cars (Nikki, May 20, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on having the right tools for the right job,?and asks if the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S will encourage the adoption of other EVs. http://youtu.be/Drbp_mR8Pqk Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, […]The post Thought of the Day: Halo Effect Cars (Nikki, May 20, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Outlander PHEV undergoes Russian Cold Weather Testing

While the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is already on sale in the UK and the rest of Europe and Japan, customers in the US, Russia and other countries are still waiting on the SUV. There are various reasons why it is not on sale in specific countries but for Russia Mitsubishi has just moved one […]The post Outlander PHEV undergoes Russian Cold Weather Testing appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Monday, May 19, 2014

e-Tour Europe Kicks Off in Munich, Germany

The German city of?Munich saw the start of the eTour Europe this weekend, an electric romp across the mainland Europe showing the wide variety of electric cars on offer to the public along with celebrating the Europe-wide rapid charge network. The eTour will last until the 26 May and will take in 9 capital cities […]The post e-Tour Europe Kicks Off in Munich, Germany appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Running our electric car on sun in Colorado

Took a trip from Aurora, Colo. to Boulder, Colo. today in our 2014 solar-charged Nissan LEAF -- and racked up 114 Sun Miles in the process. That's the most I've driven in the LEAF -- which we've had about 2 months -- on a single day.Plugged into a solar-charging station (check out the photo at right, which is a postcard perfect one for the joys and wonders of Driving on Sunshine) in Boulder briefly to make sure I had enough charge to get back hom ...

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Three Years of Nissan Leaf Driving Part 2 of 3

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Tesla Motors: California?s Biggest Automotive Employer

When thinking about the automotive industry and America many people think about Detroit. But with cars becoming more like computers on wheels another contender is appearing in people’s minds: California, the sunny west-coast State with all the computer geeks. As any fan of electric cars will know, California is the base of Tesla Motors [NASDAQ: […]The post Tesla Motors: California’s Biggest Automotive Employer appeared first on ...

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2014 Nissan LEAF Electric Car Recalled For Missing Welds

Nissan has officially recalled 211 LEAF electric cars to fix a manufacturing fault which could have left certain 2014 Model year LEAFs without the correct welding in their front structural member assemblies. Announced this morning, the recall will involve thorough inspection of affected cars, with any missing welding being rectified under warranty. Nissan says that […]The post 2014 Nissan LEAF Electric Car Recalled For Missing Welds appeare ...

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Thought of the Day: Right Tool for the Right Job (Mark, May 19, 2014)

Mark?responds to?Nikki’s?thoughts on?if we should be trying to travel more lightly to save fuel and talks about using the right tool for the right jobs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frKgxKWSF-E 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: Right Tool for the Right Job (Mark, May 19, 2014) appeared first on Transpo ...

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Long Distance Electric Vehicle Trip on a Mobility Scooter for Charity

Disabled motor sport Marshal Steve Tarrant had a busy weekend, he was at Goodwood trying?to set a new world record for electric cars: The furthest anyone has travelled?in 24 hours on a mobility scooter. His electric vehicle of choice is the?TGA Breeze S4 GT Mobility Scooter that boasts a top speed of 10mph (16km/h). He […]The post Long Distance Electric Vehicle Trip on a Mobility Scooter for Charity appeared first on Transport Evolved Elect ...

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BMW i3 REx Extended Range Electric Car Stuck in Limbo: Here?s Why

Back at the start of May, BMW began deliveries of its all-electric i3 to customers all across the U.S., proudly sharing pictures of hundreds of BMW i3 electric cars sitting at U.S. docks ready for U.S. deliveries. Yet three weeks on, the only cars which have been delivered are the all-electric BMW i3 EV version […]The post BMW i3 REx Extended Range Electric Car Stuck in Limbo: Here’s Why appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Ca ...

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First Tesla Model S Delivery in UK Set for June 7

It’s been revolutionising the way people think about electric cars for nearly three years — and in a few weeks’ time, the Tesla Model S luxury sedan will go on sale in the UK for the first time. According to?The Green Car Website, the first UK-specification Tesla Model S will be delivered on Saturday, June […]The post First Tesla Model S Delivery in UK Set for June 7 appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Tesla Motors Sizzle Reel

Created for the 2014 World Energy Innovation Forum, this short video showcases all things Tesla in just under two minutes. For more information, visit: teslamotors.com Join the conversation:...

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Transport Evolved Episode 200. Tripped Up

On today?s Transport Evolved: Geneva Motor Show roundup, EV sales report for?February, charging for free at your?apartment,?and being fleeced at public charging spots. These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield and Chelsea Sexton. Click beyond the break to see our full show notes, including timings?of each story in the show.? Introduction Please […]The post Transport Evolved Episode 200. Tripped Up ap ...

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Staff Car Report: How the BMW i3 Parks Itself

The BMW i3 can park itself. Something that has unintended consequences. In the video below, and, I apologize for the near ‘double-rainbow’ excitement (cut me some slack, I’m a techie with a new toy) but, the feature you’re about to see is something that I didn’t realize that the car could do. It’s probably something […]The post Staff Car Report: How the BMW i3 Parks Itself appeared first on Transport Evol ...

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BBC Attempts Electric Car Trip, Doomed Before Departure

Here’s a question for you: if?you were planning a long-distance trip and heard that a piece of infrastructure you planned on using mid-trip was broken, missing, or closed, wouldn’t you start researching alternatives and re-plan things? Or would you throw caution to the wind and just set off, even if you knew one of the […]The post BBC Attempts Electric Car Trip, Doomed Before Departure appeared first on Transport Evolved Electri ...

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Thought of the Day: Travelling Light (Nikki, May 16, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts on using hydrogen fuel cells as range extenders?and?asks if we should be trying to travel more lightly to save fuel? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0WaMyHVtDo 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: Travelling Light (Nikki, May 16, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Ele ...

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T.E.N. Electric Car News May 16, 2014: BMW i3 Range Test, Tesla/Toyota Partnership, Cadillac ELR, Oatmeal Comic

Welcome to Episode 29 of T.E.N,?for the week beginning May 5, 2014. 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3npH_iV22VA Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News May 16, 2014: BMW i3 Range Test, Tesla/Toyota Partner ...

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Richard Noble | Fully Charged

Speed demon Richard Noble, the man behind the 1000 mile an hour car test drives the new, built in Sunderland Nissan Leaf.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk live from D11 - The Verge

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Interview with Larry Pizzi: President of Currie Technologies (IZIP, Haibike, eFlow) [VIDEOS]

Larry has been in the bicycle industry most of his life and is in charge of one of the largest e-bike companies in the US. In this interview you will learn more about his experiences in the industry, what the latest is at Currie Tech (new IZIP's, Haibikes, eFlow, etc.), the IZIP Road Show, and what's on the horizon for Currie Tech. Enjoy the interview! ...

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GreenWay Shows Five Minute Battery Swap, Facilitated By Common Sense

In today’s modern world, it’s really easy to forget that not everything in life needs to be automated. Sometimes, it’s easier, cheaper, and more reliable to ditch a computer in favor of something a little more down-to-earth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXXbFqhlQs8 So when we heard about a Slovakian company claiming it had developed a battery swap system which […]The post GreenWay Shows Five Minute Battery Swap, Facilit ...

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Supermoto in Sonoma

Doug Smith, a privateer racer from Washington state, has been turning heads and opening eyes by competing in supermotard events organized by SupermotoUSA. After a somewhat cool reception in...

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Thought of the Day: Hydrogen Range Extension (Mark, May 15, 2014)

Mark?responds to Nikki’s thoughts on if business owners should be leading by example and driving electric and talks about hydrogen range extension in battery electric cars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-E5WR_xLOM 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: Hydrogen Range Extension (Mark, May 15, 2014) appeared fir ...

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GM Switches Battery Production In-House For 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV

After two years of production,?Chevrolet’s Spark EV is getting a battery pack makeover, courtesy of a switch from LG Chem manufactured cells to ones made by General Motors at its Brownstone production facility, the same facility used to produce battery packs for the Chevrolet Volt, Vauxhall Ampera and Cadillac ELR range-extended EVs. Made in preparation […]The post GM Switches Battery Production In-House For 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV ap ...

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Is the True Sprit of Ecstasy Electric? Rolls-Royce Reconsiders Making an Electric Car

A few years ago, prestige car maker Rolls-Royce unveiled the fully electric 102EX Phantom Concept car. Unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the all-electric 102EX then took part in a whirlwind tour around the world, giving Rolls-Royce customers the chance to give their feedback on the brand’s first foray into plug-in technology. After returning […]The post Is the True Sprit of Ecstasy Electric? Rolls-Royce Reconsiders Making an Ele ...

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Wanted: Cadillac ELR Owners. Tree-Huggers Need Not Apply

If you’re prone to a little?arbore amplectendo?you’re not the kind of person?General Motors had in mind when it designed the Cadillac ELR extended-range electric luxury coupe. That’s because tree-huggers can’t — or don’t — buy new luxury cars, says Cadillac’s Chief of marketing Uwe Ellinghaus. Talking with The Detroit News,?at the recent New York International […]The post Wanted: Cadillac ELR ...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In His Own Words: Elon Musk's Secrets To Changing The World

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Slovakia Welcomes Electric Cars, Rapid Charging With West-to-East Trek

The landlocked nation of Slovakia became the latest nation in Europe to open an electric car rapid charging infrastructure this week, with the switching on of not one but fifteen CHAdeMO quick charge stations between Bratislava in the west and Ko?ice in the east. Covering two of Slovakia’s main routes, the rapid charging stations are […]The post Slovakia Welcomes Electric Cars, Rapid Charging With West-to-East Trek appeared first on T ...

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

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts on rapid charging etiquette, and wonders if business owners should be leading by example and driving electric? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR3lzMY17U8 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: Leading by Example (Nikki, May 14, 2014) appeared first on Tra ...

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The Oatmeal Webcomic Tells Us What Owning a Tesla is Really like ? and Nails It

It’s no secret that online webcomic The Oatmeal is a fan of Nikola Tesla and Tesla Motors. They were instrumental in getting Nikola?Tesla?s old lab in Shoreham, NY, turned into a museum – securing $1.3 million through crowd-funding site IndieGoGo and securing a personal donation from Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, for the cause. […]The post The Oatmeal Webcomic Tells Us What Owning a Tesla is Really like — and Nails It ap ...

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Michelin Invests in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Company

Michelin, tyre manufacturer and creator of the rolly-polly ‘Michelin Man’, has invested an undisclosed but ‘significant’ amount in Symbio FCell, a French manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells. Symbio already have a test fleet of cars on the roads in Europe using their technology. It has taken some all-electric Renault Kangoo ZE vans and integrated its […]The post Michelin Invests in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Company appeared ...

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Missouri Anti-Tesla Legilsation Likely To Die, Says House Majority Leader

A bill which could make it almost impossible?for Californian automaker Tesla Motors to sell directly to customers in the state of Missouri is likely to die on the house floor this week, meaning Tesla fans in the?Show Me State will still be able to get their hands on a luxury Tesla Model S. That’s the […]The post Missouri Anti-Tesla Legilsation Likely To Die, Says House Majority Leader appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car N ...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Oregon EV News of the Week 2014 May 13

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Thought of the Day: Rapid Charging Rules (Mark, May 13 2014)

Mark?responds to?Nikki’s?thoughts on?if electric car range should be redefined using more pessimistic figures and talks about electric car rapid charging etiquette. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCppJ0Zlel4 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: Rapid Charging Rules (Mark, May ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/05/13/thought-day-rapid-charging-rule

Oregon EV News of the Week 2014 May 6

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Discovering New Access, Perspective, and Freedom with an Electric Bike

It?s been only a few months since he bought his first electric bike, but already, Chicagoan Michael Landeche sees and experiences the city in a very different light. Mike took some time to share the flexibility and choice he has added to his lifestyle thanks to the benefits of his e-bike: My wife and I recently moved back to Chicago?s north side. Newly married and in the process of purchasing our first home together we decided it was finally time ...

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Transport Evolved?s Guide to Rapid Charging: Europe

We’ve talked a few times about the complications of rapid charging in the UK and Europe. Multiple rapid charging standards have been rolled out and adopted, some which use the same or slightly different plugs. This has led to all sorts of confusion. So here is the Transport Evolved guide to rapid charging in Europe […]The post Transport Evolved’s Guide to Rapid Charging: Europe appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car Ne ...

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WAVE 2014: Transport Evolved?s Pre-WAVE Weekend Road Test

Here at?Transport Evolved, we’re used to driving everywhere by electric car. We’re generally pretty happy to make day-trips well beyond the range of a single charge of our cars. We’re down with all the UK charging networks we use, know where all our local rapid chargers are, and have a mental list of?round-trips?we can reach […]The post WAVE 2014: Transport Evolved’s Pre-WAVE Weekend Road Test appeared first on Trans ...

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To Boost Slow Cadillac ELR Sales, GM Offers $5,000 Test Drive Incentive to Dealers

Test driving a new car at the dealership is an integral part of the new car buying process. If carried out in the correct manner, it can even make the difference between buying or not buying a car, so it’s logical to assume that auto dealers would want to go out of their way to […]The post To Boost Slow Cadillac ELR Sales, GM Offers $5,000 Test Drive Incentive to Dealers appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Plug In America Calls Lexus Out on Pro H2, Anti EV Ads. Lexus Apologizes

It’s nice to be apologized to, especially when the person who wrongs you is doing so based on misinformation, prejudice and ulterior motives. But that’s exactly what?happened after Plug In America, a national U.S. non-profit electric car advocacy group called out Japanese automaker Toyota for a series of ads produced for its Lexus brand, ads […]The post Plug In America Calls Lexus Out on Pro H2, Anti EV Ads. Lexus Apologizes app ...

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Monday, May 12, 2014

BMW i3 Vs BMW Active E Range Test Proves How Much More Efficient the i3 Really Is

With deliveries of its first mass-produced all-electric car — the BMW i3EV –now underway across the U.S., BMW?North America is slowly and inexorably collecting the fleet of Active E 1-Series electric cars it has been leasing to customers under the ‘Electronaut’ program. Many of those who are handing back their Active E cars after two […]The post BMW i3 Vs BMW Active E Range Test Proves How Much More Efficient the i3 ...

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Thought of the Day: Should Electric Car Range Be Redefined? (Nikki, May 12, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from Friday on car taxation, and asks if electric car range should be redefined using more pessimistic figures? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBBeLy984Q0 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: Should Electric Car Range Be Redefined? (Nikki, May 12, 2014) appeare ...

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Tesla Confirms Toyota Will Ditch Electric Car Partnership Later This Year

Toyota’s RAV4 EV is one of the most versatile plug-in cars on the market today,?thanks in part to its Tesla-engineered battery pack and drivetrain. But come the end of this year, when Toyota reaches its mandated-by-law sales target of 2,600 units in the state of California, the Japanese automaker will end production of the plug-in […]The post Tesla Confirms Toyota Will Ditch Electric Car Partnership Later This Year appeared first on T ...

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Intel Invests in Self-Driving Car Technology

ZMP, a Japanese?robotics company who in 2006 released the humanoid robot ‘nuvo’ and who is working on autonomous vehicle technology, has gained investment from Intel Capital. While the exact amount invested hasn’t been disclosed the investment made from the Intel Capital Connected Car Fund will be used to help ZMP accelerate the development of autonomous […]The post Intel Invests in Self-Driving Car Technology appeared fir ...

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Fiat 500e Gets Official Safety Recall for Inverter Fault

The Fiat 500e, Fiat’s first and only electric car to date, has been recalled to fix a fault with its high-voltage inverter system, one which could leave owners stranded at the side of the road with no power in the event of?failure. Based on the popular gasoline version of the Fiat 500 microcar, the 500e […]The post Fiat 500e Gets Official Safety Recall for Inverter Fault appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

BMW i3 vs BMW ActiveE Range Test

Michael Thwaite tests the range of the new all-electric version of the BMW i3 with the BMW ActiveE.The post BMW i3 vs BMW ActiveE Range Test appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Electric Bike Technician Training at ProdecoTech by LEVA

The other day Robert Provost, CEO of ProdecoTech, invited me to join them for the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) E-Bike Technician Training at ProdecoTech headquarters. How could I say no?! The LEVA E-Bike Technician Training helps electric bike dealers increase their e-bike knowledge and diagnose and troubleshoot electric bike technical issues for their customers. ...

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City Walk: Walk Score: Denver

We explore all that Denver has to offer from a vibrant street mall, to a world-class aquarium, and the amazing natural landscape. A city not to be missed, Denver offers plenty to explore within...

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Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 199: This Means War

On today?s Transport Evolved: Tesla drops the Model E name, U.S. i3 Deliveries Start, and two EV wars rage on. These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley and Marc Geller. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nUKcA0mOWk 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 ...

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Thought of the Day: Car Tax (Mark, May 9, 2014)

Mark?responds to?Nikki’s?thoughts from yesterday?on?what updates he’d?like from a Tesla Model S software update and talks about car tax and EV purchase incentives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS6DfiV9iyE 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: Car Tax (Mark, May 9, 2014) appeared ...

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T.E.N. Electric Car News May 9, 2014. Ep33: Nick Clegg, i3 deliveries, Tesla financials, e-NV200, Larger battery packs.

Welcome to Episode 29 of T.E.N,?for the week beginning May 5, 2014. 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=EzTDJzHNVao Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News May 9, 2014. Ep33: Nick Clegg, i3 deliveries, Tesla ...


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Answering Your Electric Car Questions: Fiat 500e Review, Charging Stations, Accessing More Data

At Transport Evolved towers we get a lot of emails from current and potential electric car owners asking us what we think about a specific car, piece of technology or asking us how a certain type of device works. We try our best to answer as many of these questions as possible, but from time […]The post Answering Your Electric Car Questions: Fiat 500e Review, Charging Stations, Accessing More Data appeared first on Transport Evolved Electri ...

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

2013 & 2014 Ford C-Max Recall

According to the Canadian government website, there is a new recall (May 7th) on some 2013 and 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi cars. ?The advisory states, “On certain vehicles, due to a defect in the restraint control module programming, … Continue reading → ...

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State of Missouri About To Ban Tesla Motors From Selling In State

The ongoing battle between electric automaker Tesla Motors and auto-dealer associations has flared up yet again, and this time it’s in the midwestern — and rapidly reddening — state of Missouri. What’s more, the legislation in question — a modification to a previously benign bill — is being voted in to law without any public […]The post State of Missouri About To Ban Tesla Motors From Selling In State app ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/05/08/missouri-aims-block-tesla-elect

E-Bike News: Sidecar E-Bike, Faraday, Police E-Bikes, Mid Drives, Britt Pedal, & More! [VIDEOS]

Thief steals e-bike and calls owner for charging instructions!!!, police use e-bikes for Boston marathon, e-cargo bikes the new minivan, Faraday shipping Porteur e-bikes, electric pedals, the new NTS Works mid drive e-bike, & more! ...

http://electricbikereport.com/e-bike-news-sidecar-e-bike-faraday-polic

Most Drivers Don?t Care About Their Car?s Emissions

A questionnaire?conduced by UK short-term car lease?company Flexed.co.uk has shown that 80 per cent of drivers do not care about the emissions of their cars. Currently in the UK,?Vehicle Excise Duty – commonly called ‘car tax’ – is a yearly payment all car owners must pay. The amount paid?is related to the tailpipe emissions of […]The post Most Drivers Don’t Care About Their Car’s Emissions appeared first ...

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Next-Gen Nissan LEAF Needs Range of More Than 180 Miles, Says Palmer

Nissan needs to make the next-generation 2017??LEAF electric car have a range of at least 186 miles (300 km) in order to compete directly with first-generation hydrogen fuel cell cars due to come onto the market about the same time. That’s the opinion of Nissan executive Andy Palmer, who?talked candidly with?Automotive News?at last month’s Bejing […]The post Next-Gen Nissan LEAF Needs Range of More Than 180 Miles, Says Palmer ap ...

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Thought of the Day: Tesla Updates (Nikki, May 8, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s?thoughts from yesterday?on why UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg thinks electric cars aren’t for him, and asks what updates you’d like from a Tesla Model S software update? http://youtu.be/76B37BdBhyg Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, […]The post Thought of the Day: Tesla Updates (Nikki, May 8, 2014) appeared first on Transport ...

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Volts for Miles | Fully Charged

A confused old man tries to understand how much electricity has been used to travel 39000 miles in his car.

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Tesla First Quarter Results Show Electric Car Maker is Making Solid Progress

Founding a car company, then guiding that car company into profitability is hard. Doing so while retaining an unblemished public image is even harder. It’s one of the reasons why the automotive industry — and more specifically the plug-in automotive industry — is littered with the battered corpses of companies who tried and failed to […]The post Tesla First Quarter Results Show Electric Car Maker is Making Solid Progress a ...

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Tesla?s Elon Musk: ?We?ll Break Ground on Lithium-ion Gigafactory Next Month?

Groundbreaking at one of two sites chosen by Tesla as a prospective future site for its massive lithium-ion cell and reprocessing Gigafactory facility could take place as early as next month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed yesterday. Just one week after Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] announced it would be picking two, not one locations to develop […]The post Tesla’s Elon Musk: “We’ll Break Ground on Lithium-ion Gigafactory Next ...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Thought of the Day: Nick Clegg and Electric Cars (Mark, May 7, 2014)

Mark?responds to?Nikki’s?thoughts from yesterday on what’s in a good EV name and talks about the UK deputy prime minster who says that EVs aren’t for him even after announcing a ?500 million investment into them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6L2J8HwQqg Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the […]The post Thought of the Day: Nick Clegg and Electric Cars (Mark, May 7, 2014) ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/05/07/thought-day-nick-clegg-electric

One Year on, Cornwall?s Electric Nissan LEAF Taxi Fleet Have Driven 150,000 Miles

There are many myths surrounding electric cars. One is that electric cars aren’t suitable for life outside of the big city. Another suggests that electric cars aren’t useful for fleets which cover high numbers of miles per year, like delivery firms and taxi cabs. Cornish taxi firm C&C Taxis proves both those notions wrong. Based […]The post One Year on, Cornwall’s Electric Nissan LEAF Taxi Fleet Have Driven 150,000 Mil ...

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April 2014 Drive/Weather Report

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Bob Lutz?s VL Automotive Merges With GreenTech Automotive

Can you think of a brand?whose automotive model portfolio includes powerful?V8-engined muscle cars with?a two-seat and four-seat low-speed neighborhood electric vehicle? The chances are you can’t, but believe it or not there is one. Enter WM GreenTech Automotive, a?company originally founded in the U.S. back in 2009 by former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and one […]The post Bob Lutz’s VL Automotive Merges With GreenTech Aut ...

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Under Fiat Merger, Chrysler Promises Plug-in Hybrid Van, SUV Models in 2016

Fiat and Chrysler’s larger than life CEO Sergio Marchionne doesn’t like electric cars, and he’s not afraid of saying so. In fact, over the past few years, he’s spoken out against governments who ‘strong arm’ automakers into producing plug-in cars, moaned about losing $10,000 on every Fiat?500e the company?makes, and unequivocally denounced electric cars as […]The post Under Fiat Merger, Chrysler Promises ...

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Lexus Hybrid Ad Declares War on Electric Cars, Ruffles Feathers

“While some are content to spend hours waiting at a charging station or driving in search of alternative fuel, we define progress differently.” That’s according to Toyota’s premium brand Lexus, whose latest ad campaign for its hybrid range of sedans and SUVs takes a direct swing at any type of car which plugs in. ?Top […]The post Lexus Hybrid Ad Declares War on Electric Cars, Ruffles Feathers appeared first on Transp ...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Thought of the Day: EV Names (Nikki, May 6, 2014)

Nikki responds to?Michael’s thoughts from yesterday on the BMW i3 and automotive fashion?and asks?what’s in a good EV name? http://youtu.be/tgbuDG0qZ34 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: EV Names (Nikki, May 6, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Ele ...

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Which Electric Car Would Suit UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg?

Last week deputy prime minister of the UK Nick Clegg announced a ?500 million scheme to encourage the adoption of electric cars, improve the national rapid?charge network and invest into new technology. But just days later he managed to undermine his own announcement by saying that electric cars wouldn’t work for him or his family. […]The post Which Electric Car Would Suit UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg? appeared first on Transpo ...

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Electric Car Motor Electromagnetic Radiation Completely Safe, Says EU Report

The electromagnetic radiation produced by the electric motors driving the wheels of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars won’t harm you. That’s the official verdict of an EU-funded seven-country study into the effects of close proximity to powerful electric motors and electric vehicles in general, led by SINTEF, an independent research organization […]The post Electric Car Motor Electromagnetic Radiat ...

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Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van and e-NV200 Evalia Electric Minivan Enter Production

As of yesterday,?the highly popular Nissan LEAF isn’t the only electric vehicle being mass-produced by Japanese automaker Nissan, thanks to official commencement of e-NV200 production at Nissan’s Factory in Barcelona, Spain. Produced alongside is gasoline and diesel-powered siblings, the e-NV200 is offered in three different variants: an all-electric two-seat panel van for commercial purposes; a […]The post Nissan e-NV200 Electr ...

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Monday, May 5, 2014

It?s Official: Tesla Model E Won?t Be Called The Tesla Model E

It seems Tesla’s lineup of all-electric cars won’t spell out SEX?after all. In a surprise that may disappoint some fans and confuse others, Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] has officially abandoned the ‘Model E’ trademark it snapped up last year. For many months, ‘Model E’ was presumed by many to be Tesla’s official name for the all-new, […]The post It’s Official: Tesla Model E Won’t Be Called ...

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The Daymak Beast: Off Road Electric Bike with Built-in Solar Recharging!

The Beast is built for on and off road adventure and it can be recharged on the go with its built in solar panel on the battery! ...

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Thought of the Day: Automotive Fashion and the i3 (Michael, May 5, 2014)

Michael Thwaite does a guest Thought of the Day for Bank Holiday Monday on automotive trends and the BMW i3′s capacity to challenge them. http://youtu.be/Vkn4U8cuj9g 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: Automotive Fashion and the i3 (Michael, May 5, 2014) appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric ...

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Tesla Motors Job Fair Cancelled After It Caused Major Traffic Jams

When Apple launches a new product, it’s usual to see queues of people snaking across entire city blocks to get their hands on one. When talent shows hold local casting auditions, people will camp out for days at a time to be given a chance at stardom. And?when the phenomenon that is Star Wars held […]The post Tesla Motors Job Fair Cancelled After It Caused Major Traffic Jams appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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BMW Delivers First U.S.-Market i3 Electric Car. Hundreds More Wait To be Delivered

After months of anticipation, and a long wait on the part of BMW’s loyal electric car fans, the first U.S.-market BMW i3 was delivered on Friday. The honour?of being the first i3-driving?Electronaut?in the U.S. went to Professor Charles Rabie and his wife from Boston, Massachusetts. A professor at Tufts Universite, Rabie’s pervious daily driver was […]The post BMW Delivers First U.S.-Market i3 Electric Car. Hundreds More Wait To ...

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Nashville Mapco gets a Nissan Fast Charge Unit

Nissan have been generous deploying DC Fast Charge units to dealers all over the country, now a Nissan DC Fast Charge unit just went into a Mapco gas station location at 8th and Wedgwood in Nashville. This is on the … Continue reading → ...

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show Episode 198: Foiled Again

On today?s Transport Evolved: The most efficient car on sale today, why two is better than one, and anal itching from a Model S. These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley and Louis Palmer 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 Episode 198: Foiled Again appeared first on T ...

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April 2014 Ford C-Max Sales Down 42% from 2013

Ford Motor Company?said yesterday that 2,111 C-Max Hybrid and Energi vehicles were sold in March 2014, down 42% from April 2013. ?There was a month-over-month loss of 8% over the 2,295 sold in March. ?Overall, Ford U.S. sales decreased 1 … Continue reading → ...

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Volts for Oil | Fully Charged

As requested. How much electricity do we use to refine crude oil in the UK? (it's quite a lot)

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T.E.N. Electric Car News May 2, 2014. Ep32: Tin Foil Hats, EV Mercs and Free Model Ss

Welcome to 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=CJmtjqXkP90 Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: Tesla conspiracies, quiet LEAFs, Merc B-Class […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News May 2, 2014. Ep32: Tin Foil Hats, EV M ...


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Thought of the Day: LEAF vs Volt (Nikki, May 2, 2014)

Nikki responds to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on single advertising points for electric cars?and asks why the Nissan LEAF is becoming more popular in the U.S. than the Chevrolet Volt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzZVAcZkw0s 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: LEAF vs Volt (Nikki, May 2, 2014) appeared first on Transport E ...

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BMW i3 EV Rated by EPA: 81 Miles Range, 124 MPGe, Gets Full CA Rebate

Just days ahead of going on sale and with the first shipment of cars already waiting on the docks, the all-electric 2014 BMW i3 EV has been given its official fuel economy ratings by the EPA. At 81 miles per charge, the BMW i3 EV’s range isn’t anything to get particularly excited about. In fact, […]The post BMW i3 EV Rated by EPA: 81 Miles Range, 124 MPGe, Gets Full CA Rebate appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

?32,000 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Confirmed for 2015 Launch

Yesterday we told you about the official U.S. pricing for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, an all-electric five-door compact MPV from the prestigious luxury German automaker. Today, we can confirm it will go on sale in the UK next year, priced at ?32,000. The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive destined for the UK will carry […]The post ?32,000 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Confirmed for 2015 Launch appeared first on T ...

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Google?s Self-Driving Cars Tackle The Urban Jungle With Surprising Ease

Long before Nissan, Tesla, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, or Ford promised us self-driving cars, software giant Google was giving closed-road demonstrations of its own self-driving technology.?It even famously once took a?visually-impaired man on a trip around his neighbourhood to carry out some essential chores, albeit accompanied by the local highway patrol and film crews. Since we […]The post Google’s Self-Driving Cars Tackle The Urba ...

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Tesla Fan Film: How Nozzie the Nozzle Gets A Second Chance With Tesla

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Tesla fans make the best video ads ever. In the past year or so, we’ve covered a huge number, from the simple message of Hope through to the fun fantasy world of TESLA — Modern Spaceship.?Each video in its own way has encompassed?Tesla’s ethos, proclaimed its […]The post Tesla Fan Film: How Nozzie the Nozzle Gets A Second Chance With Tesla appeared first on Transport ...

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Four Weeks From WAVE: How Transport Evolved is Getting Ready

If everything goes according to plan, in four weeks’ time?Transport Evolved?– or at least some of us — will be on our way to the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition. Officially starting in Stuttgart on May 31, 2014, the WAVE will cover some 1800 Km?in ten days, passing over several alpine mountain passes, through beautiful valleys […]The post Four Weeks From WAVE: How Transport Evolved is Getting Ready appeared first on Tran ...

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Kick Gas: A Film of a Cross Country Electric Vehicle Adventure! [VIDEO]

What a great name; Kick Gas! It fits the theme of this electric vehicle adventure film (adventumentary) very well. Last year the Ride the Future Tour traveled from Charleston, South Carolina to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California to promote the use of EV?s. They had an electric car, electric motorcycle, electric scooters, and electric bikes (A2B). ...

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