Monday, June 30, 2014

Guest Post: Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Reveal

Believe it or not, electric motorcycles are evolving at a rate far faster than most electric cars, so when our friend Ben Nelson told us about his trip to see the reveal of Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, we had to ask him if we could reproduce it here.? Last Thursday, Harley put out a press-release […]The post Guest Post: Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Reveal appeared first on Transport Evolved Elec ...

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Is a Brand-New Replacement Nissan LEAF Battery Pack Good Value For Your Car?

On Friday, Nissan announced that it was finally offering existing LEAF electric car owners the option of buying replacement battery packs for their used, out-of-warranty electric cars. For $5,499 after a $1,000 trade-in rebate for your LEAF’s existing battery pack, Nissan says it will install a brand-new LEAF battery pack into your all-electric hatch. A […]The post Is a Brand-New Replacement Nissan LEAF Battery Pack Good Value For You ...

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Honda, GM, Dismiss Tesla Electric Car Patent Giveaway. Are Others Following Suit?

When Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced the electric automaker was paving a way for the electric auto industry by making all of its patents open-source, the world’s tech and automotive press exploded. The biggest automotive patent giveaway of the last few decades — perhaps of all time — everyone from electric car drivers to […]The post Honda, GM, Dismiss Tesla Electric Car Patent Giveaway. Are Others Following Suit? appe ...

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Without Enough Incentives, Toyota?s Hydrogen Sedan Will Be A Tough Sell, Admits Exec

Last week, Toyota unveiled the production version of its first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. With seating for five adults and an expected range of around 350-400 miles on 12 pounds of hydrogen, the as-yet unnamed vehicle will go on sale next spring in Japan priced at ?7 million.? But while Toyota might be bringing […]The post Without Enough Incentives, Toyota’s Hydrogen Sedan Will Be A Tough Sell, Admits Exec appeared firs ...

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Nissan Confirms Its U.S. Electric Car DC Quick Charging Rollout Is On Target

American Nissan LEAF owners rejoice: there are now almost four times the number of CHAdeMO DC quick charging stations in the U.S. today than there were eighteen months ago,?making it easier than ever before to quickly and easily?recharge on the go. At the start of 2013, there?were about 160 CHAdeMO DC quick charging stations in […]The post Nissan Confirms Its U.S. Electric Car DC Quick Charging Rollout Is On Target appeared first on Transpo ...

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

5 Things You Might Not Know About Your BMW i3

You’ve just picked up your brand new 2014 BMW i3 and everything is wonderful. It’s all so new and exciting and there’s so much?to learn about your new EV. I’ve had mine?for almost two months now and I am still finding new aspects of?the car that I didn’t know about at the beginning. I’ve put […]The post 5 Things You Might Not Know About Your BMW i3 appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Candid Conversation with Brammo Empulse Customer!

Intriguing and candid interview with Ain, one of our first Empulse R customers. December will mark 2 years since Ain picked up his bike from Scuderia West in San Francisco, and he fills us...

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Friday, June 27, 2014

?Down Goes the Bike Thief!? Bait Bikes with GPS Trackers & Mug Shots on Twitter [VIDEO]

Bike thieves in San Francisco better watch out! The San Francisco Police Department is placing "bait bikes" around the city with GPS trackers. If one of the "bait bikes" is stolen they will track down the thief, bust them, and post the thief's mug shot on their Twitter news stream and website for a bit of public humiliation! You have to watch this video from The New York times, it is brilliant. Checkout how quickly they catch a thief! ...

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FINALLY, Nissan Will Sell You A New LEAF Battery Pack For $5,499

Ever since the Nissan LEAF rolled off the production lines and onto dealer lots back in 2010, LEAF owners around the world have begged Nissan to offer some form of battery replacement program, giving owners peace of mind that they wouldn’t be left with some expensive paperweight if and when their car’s battery pack ceased […]The post FINALLY, Nissan Will Sell You A New LEAF Battery Pack For $5,499 appeared first on Transport Evo ...

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Coal jobs down, Coal tonnage mined up.

mining employment is a fraction of what it was during the heyday of coal mining in the 1910′s and 20′s:[6][7][8][5] This chart didn’t reproduce at all. What is happening is that the first number after the year is the coal … Continue reading → ...

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Coal and jobs ? deep mines vs surface mines

In 2006, there were 82,595 people employed in coal mining in the U.S. Of those, 47,475 worked in underground mining, and 35,398 worked in surface mining ...

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Coal and jobs=0.12% of all jobs in US

Total coal-related jobs There are approximately 174,000 blue-collar, full-time, permanent jobs related to coal in the U.S.: mining (83,000), transportation (31,000), and power plant employment (60,000). (See below for details on each sector.) The U.S. civilian labor force totaled 141,730,000 … Continue reading → ...

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Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 205: Exceptional Circumstance

On today?s Transport Evolved: Toyota’s new ride, depreciating LEAFs, and?apathetic?Brits These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Chelsea Sexton and Tom Saxton. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDJ8gZynb_E Introduction Welcome to the show! Today,?Nikki?is joined byand former EV1 saleswoman, EV advocate, industry insider and teller of truths?Chelsea Sexton, and?Plug-in America?s Chief Science Officer ...

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Public Electric Car Quick Charging ?Only For Occasional and Exceptional Use,? Says UK Peer

One of the appeals of plug-in cars is the low, low running costs, ease of use, and ability to refuel at home while you sleep. But while 98 per cent of all electric car owners rely on home-based charging to provide the majority of their electrified miles, cheap, reliable public charging stations have become an […]The post Public Electric Car Quick Charging “Only For Occasional and Exceptional Use,” Says UK Peer appeared first on ...

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T.E.N. Electric Car News 27 June, 2014: Tesla-friendly Chargers, Toyota FCV, B-Class Range Extender

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=DDTSs8phnXg Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: Chevy Volt service update, Tesla-friendly quick […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News 27 June, 2014: Tesla-friendly Charge ...

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

European Electric Bike Tour: Not All Who Wander Are Lost ? Part 1

Grant Walter shares his electric bike touring experience from the road! So far Grant has ridden in Stuggart, Paris, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Zagreb. Grant is riding the Riese & Muller, blueLABEL Charger with Bosch, NuVinci, and Gates belt drive set up. ...

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Nab Some Transport Evolved SWAG in The New Transport Evolved Store!

If you’ve been a fan of?Transport Evolved for a while, you’ll notice that we recently changed our logo and website, implementing a nice new design which we feel perfectly reflects what we do: tell the world about the latest in zero emission?and autonomous vehicle tech. When our new logo launched, we loved it so much […]The post Nab Some Transport Evolved SWAG in The New Transport Evolved Store! appeared first on Transport Evolve ...

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UK Government Re-starts Charging Station Grants, With A Few Important Tweaks

A few weeks after the UK government put a temporary halt on its domestic charging station installation program in order to investigate abuse at the hands of ‘get rich quick’ companies, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles has relaunched the scheme. This time, the temporary scheme — there is a planned ministerial review taking place […]The post UK Government Re-starts Charging Station Grants, With A Few Important Tweaks app ...

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Mitsubishi Proves The Market for Plug-in SUVs Is Strong, Increases Outlander PHEV Production

With a slew of production delays, not to mention the massive headache of overheating battery packs caused by poor battery manufacturing practices, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV didn’t have a great start in life. With all of its battery pack problems rectified and sales figures soaring all over Europe and its home market of Japan however, […]The post Mitsubishi Proves The Market for Plug-in SUVs Is Strong, Increases Outlander PHEV Prod ...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UK Survey Shows Massive Apathy Among Brits Towards Plug-in Vehicles

Brits are generally suspicious of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, haven’t even thought about owning one, and have massive recharging anxiety. That’s the results of a recent?official UK government survey?(via?recombu)?into public attitudes towards electric vehicles. As well as painting a picture of massive apathy towards plug-in cars, the survey highlights some of the work ahead […]The post UK Survey Shows Massive Apathy Am ...

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V2PIKES PEAK PRACTICE PASSING GAS BIKE IN MID SECTION

Today's bit of fun, this is our new V2 Rocket doing a mid section practice session. Notice our ride passed and destroyed another gas rider.

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Visiobike: Pushing The High Tech Electric Bike Boundary! [VIDEO]

The Visiobike e-bike is high tech. Here's why: Google Glass integration, serious smartphone integration, rear view camera, carbon fiber frame, integrated Panasonic lithium battery in the frame, MPF mid drive motor, auto shifting NuVinci Harmony continuously variable hub, Gates belt drive, & more! ...

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You Tell Us: Where Should Electric Car Charging Spaces Be Located and Policed?

They’re springing up everywhere from shopping malls to freeway rest stops, and they provide a useful service to anyone with an electric car, especially if they’re low on charge. Yet electric car public charging stations are often the subject of?an intense debate between electric car and non electric car drivers. For a start, there’s the […]The post You Tell Us: Where Should Electric Car Charging Spaces Be Located and Polic ...

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Can An Electric Car Be A Work of Art? Yes, Says British Artist Gavin Turk

The Vauxhall Ampera, the UK-market version of the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, hasn’t really caught the imagination of the UK car buying public. Like its American cousin the Chevrolet Volt — which will cease European sales this year — UK sales of the Ampera lag a long way behind cars like the Nissan LEAF […]The post Can An Electric Car Be A Work of Art? Yes, Says British Artist Gavin Turk appeared first on T ...

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Why the Nissan LEAF is Depreciating Quickly ? And How You Can Grab a Bargain

From the moment they are driven off dealer lot?to the moment they are sold on, new cars slowly?depreciate in value. While the largest depreciation will occur in the first few months of ownership, the rate at which a particular model depreciates depends on a whole slew of outside influences, from the cost of fuel to […]The post Why the Nissan LEAF is Depreciating Quickly — And How You Can Grab a Bargain appeared first on Transport Evol ...

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Toyota Unveils 2015 Fuel Cell Sedan, Will Retail in Japan For Around ?7 Million

After months of hype, Toyota has unveiled its 2015 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Sedan, the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle to go on sale in the world. Based on the Hydrogen Fuel Cell concept car unveiled by Toyota at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, it will go on sale in Japan next year at an approximate […]The post Toyota Unveils 2015 Fuel Cell Sedan, Will Retail in Japan For Around ?7 Million appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Ca ...

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The USA Electric Bike Market Numbers

Edward Benjamin from eCycleElectric provides market data for the number of electric bikes sold in the US in 2013 and his predictions for the future of the e-bike industry in the US. ...

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Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid: What Do You Want To Know?

Here at?Transport Evolved, we love getting our hands on the latest plug-in cars to make it to market, from the Tesla Model S all the way through to the Volkswagen e-Up. This week, we’re excitedly awaiting the arrival of a Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid, which will join our fleet for a week as a temporary […]The post Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid: What Do You Want To Know? appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car New ...

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: We Explain The ?Temporary Range Extender?

Earlier this week, Daimler launched the online configurator for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. Priced just at just $100 more than the BMW i3 EV — its closest competitor — the B-Class Electric Drive offers seating for five, as well as a larger cargo space and more conventional dashboard when compared to the i3. […]The post Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: We Explain The “Temporary Range Extender” ...

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Can You Tow With a Tesla Model S? One Owner Answers With an Emphatic ?Yes?

One of the criticisms of mainstream electric cars?like the Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volt and Tesla Model S is that they’re not set up at the factory to tow. In some markets like Europe, towing with your electric car might even be illegal if your car’s manufacturer didn’t put the car through the correct type approval […]The post Can You Tow With a Tesla Model S? One Owner Answers With an Emphatic ‘Yes’ appeared fi ...

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California ?Green? HOV-Lane Access Program Gets Emergency 15,000 Decal Extension

It’s official: the State of California has just passed an emergency bill designed to get the state’s Green HOV-lane access decal program?back into full swing after the program ran out of HOV-lane access decals last month. As?EVFleetWorld reported yesterday, SB853 — a so-called trailer bill — was recently signed into law by Californian Governor Jerry […]The post California ‘Green’ HOV-Lane Access Program G ...

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MG Brings Concept EV to UK, Gets Rave Reviews

Earlier this year, Chinese-owned MG Motor unveiled the first official MG electric car in its 90-year history. Called the MG concept EV, the all-electric mini car looks a little like the cross between a Nissan LEAF and a Toyota Aygo, and was said by MG at the time to “fully understand European market demand for […]The post MG Brings Concept EV to UK, Gets Rave Reviews appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle the Electric Vehicle Way

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Tesla Opens Third Gallery in Texas While NADA Fight Back With Ad Campaign

Breaking from decades of car-buying tradition, Tesla Motors sells its cars direct to customers rather than through a third-party franchised dealer. As a consequence, it is the sworn enemy of auto dealers and auto dealer associations across the U.S. Powerful, wealthy and keen to protect their interests, many auto dealer associations in various states have […]The post Tesla Opens Third Gallery in Texas While NADA Fight Back With Ad Campaign a ...

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City of Berkeley Considers Public Health, CO2 Warning on Gas Pumps

Various countries around the world have passed legislation to warn consumers of the dangers of smoking, drinking or overeating through mandated warnings printed on packaging and in shops, bars and fast food outlets. In general, we call such labels ‘public health warnings,’ but?now the City of Berkeley, nestled by the east side of San Francisco […]The post City of Berkeley Considers Public Health, CO2 Warning on Gas Pumps appeare ...

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CarCharging Group Promises Tesla-Friendly Charging Stations Following Patent Release

The CarCharging Group, Inc. — the firm responsible for owning and operating one of the largest electric car charging networks in North America — will be implementing Tesla Supercharger support into its network. The news comes following the announcement two weeks ago from Tesla CEO Elon Musk that Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] would be making all […]The post CarCharging Group Promises Tesla-Friendly Charging Stations Following Patent ...

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Audi Expanding Electric Car Plans To Catch BMW, Tesla, Sources Say

Volkswagen’s luxury arm Audi is preparing to catch German rival BMW and Californian electric car king Tesla Motors with a range of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars. That’s according to?Reuters, who cites two anonymous sources close to the company who say that Audi has its sights on capturing the electric vehicle market. Back in 2009, […]The post Audi Expanding Electric Car Plans To Catch BMW, Tesla, Sources Say appeared firs ...

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GM Offers Free Chevy Volt Checkup For Misfiled Battery Coolant System

General Motors announced an official vehicle service campaign for its Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car on Friday after it discovered that certain 2012 and 2013 model year cars may have incorrectly-filled battery cooling systems. As?GreenCarReports?reports, air bubbles may have entered the battery cooling system during the car’s manufacturing process, causing the cooling system to be […]The post GM Offers Free Chevy Volt Chec ...

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Electra Girl is Here

ElectraGirl?s Guide to Living with Electric Cars   I?ve been a keen advocate for healthy low-impact living and for supporting local and organic producers for quite a few years, so adding electric cars into the mix seemed like the natural next step. I even signed up as vice-president of the New Jersey chapter of the […]The post Electra Girl is Here appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Electric Bike Riding Safety Tips

In this guide you will learn about selecting the right gear, selecting the safest route, watching out for others, and how to handle rough roads. Make sure your next ride is a safe one! ...

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly aka "My Day Off"

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Poll ? US supports carbon rules

Two-thirds of United States residents support the Environmental Protection Agency?s (EPA) proposal to reduce power plants? carbon dioxide emissions, according to a poll released Wednesday by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. The survey found that 37 percent of … Continue reading → ...

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Cool cities needed to fight Global Warming

Cities take steps to address extreme heat Julia Pyper, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 It’s that time of year again when sweat seeps through T-shirts and shoes feel as if they’re melting into the sidewalk. But severe heat … Continue reading → ...

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Meet The LiveWire, Harley-Davidson?s First Ever Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson, the motorcycle manufacturer best know for its large-engined, highway-munching cruisers, has just done the unthinkable. It’s unveiled a concept electric?motorcycle. Called the LiveWire, the new electric motorcycle is a first for the Milwaukee-based firm. Designed to evoke the classic Harley-Davidson look, the concept motorcycle looks like a cross between?the company’s V-Rod, Rocker and Street […]The post Meet The ...

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All Change as Drayson Racing Pulls Out of Formula E, Replaced By TrulliGP

Drayson Racing, the first motor racing team to express an interest in the inaugural season of Formula E, has officially withdrawn from the competition, it announced this morning. In its place will be TrulliGP, a new motor racing team which has taken over Drayson Racing’s Formula E entry and will also make use of the […]The post All Change as Drayson Racing Pulls Out of Formula E, Replaced By TrulliGP appeared first on Transport Evolve ...

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Tesla?s Patent Giveaway Will Help Electric Cars, But it Will Take Years To Work

Ten years ago, a small Californian startup called Tesla Motors was trying to set the world alight with its super-fast, super-sexy Roadster concept vehicle. ?Today, it is one of the most influential electric car manufacturers in the world, and it’s even prepared to give away patents to further the cause of electric vehicles. Despite the […]The post Tesla’s Patent Giveaway Will Help Electric Cars, But it Will Take Years To Work ap ...

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Plug In Your Hog: Harley-Davidson Poised To Unveil Electric Motorcycle Concept Today

They’re large, heavy and very powerful. They’re also incredibly noisy, and owning one generally means you’ve subscribed to life on the open road or perhaps a mid-life crisis. But later today, American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson will do something we never ever imagined it would: unveil an electric motorcycle. Hell, it appears, has frozen over. As […]The post Plug In Your Hog: Harley-Davidson Poised To Unveil El ...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

You Might Run on Coffee, But Could Your Car Too?

If you’re anything like us, your morning doesn’t get underway properly until you’ve had a chance to sit down with a nice cup of coffee. ?And with more than 2.25 billion cups of java consumed every day,?the global coffee industry is second only to the oil industry in terms of value, ahead of things like […]The post You Might Run on Coffee, But Could Your Car Too? appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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How SpaceX?s Mars Goal Puts Tesla Gigafactory Into Perspective

The Tesla Gigafactory, a 1,000-acre lithium-ion battery manufacturing and reprocessing plant, promises to be the biggest battery facility the world has ever seen. Its purpose — to dramatically reduce the cost of lithium-ion battery packs for use in electric cars and consumer devices — is no mean feat. But when it comes to the grand […]The post How SpaceX’s Mars Goal Puts Tesla Gigafactory Into Perspective appeared first on ...

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The Psychology of Electric Car Range Anxiety: Conclusion

Stephanie Lay is a post-graduate psychology researcher at the Open University. She doesn?t drive but has had the pleasure of being a passenger in the Magic Flying Leaf for the last three years. She works full-time for the Open University and studies part-time working on a thesis about the uncanny valley phenomenon: she spends most […]The post The Psychology of Electric Car Range Anxiety: Conclusion appeared first on Transport Evolved Electr ...

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Chevrolet Volt Drivers Cover Half a Billion EV Miles, Says GM

It may have been struggling of late in the electric car sales war against the Nissan LEAF, but the Chevrolet Volt has reason to celebrate something different this month: the half a billion miles Volt owners have driven on electricity alone since the car first went on sale in late 2010. Announced yesterday by General […]The post Chevrolet Volt Drivers Cover Half a Billion EV Miles, Says GM appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car New ...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

E-Bike News: New E-Bikes from Haibike, Visiobike, ProdecoTech, B4, Vintage, IKEA, & More! [VIDEOS]

It's time for another electric bike news round up! 2 new Haibike electric mountain bikes are now available in the US; the XDURO RX 29 hard tail and the XDURO FS RX full suspension electric mountain bikes. Both of the these Haibike's feature the Bosch mid drive electric bike systems. There will be 5 other Haibike models arriving in the US soon. Grace Electric Bikes (also a European brand) are now available in the US! Visiobike is a new high tech e ...

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Experience a Better Ride, Buy an Electric Car, Says Cute CA Informercial

Here at?Transport Evolved, we love quirky informercials and adverts designed to get more people behind the wheel of an electric car. While we’ve witnessed some really bad howlers in our time (remember the Chevrolet Volt dance?)?we’ve started to see some really decent ads in the past few months, most noticeably from Tesla fans. Now there’s […]The post Experience a Better Ride, Buy an Electric Car, Says Cute CA Informercial ...

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Honda?s Latest Electric Car Prototype Will Find Its Own Charging Station

If you own a house with a parking spot or a garage and you happen to own an electric car, the chances are you just drive up and plug in at the end of a long day, using your car’s on-board timer to charge at night time when electricity is cheaper. Here at?Transport Evolved, we’ve […]The post Honda’s Latest Electric Car Prototype Will Find Its Own Charging Station appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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ChargePoint Logs Five Millionth Charging Session as EV Adoption Rockets Upwards

It only takes one look at recent U.S. electric car sales figures to see how dramatically the electric car market has grown in the last twelve months. With cars like the Nissan LEAF breaking sales record after sales record?and more cars coming to the market every month, there have never before been so many plug-in […]The post ChargePoint Logs Five Millionth Charging Session as EV Adoption Rockets Upwards appeared first on Transport Evolved E ...

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Raystar RS0010 chipsete data sheet (Winstar WS0010)

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Tesla: Model X Production to Start Early 2015, AWD Standard

Amidst the joy and endless possibilities surrounding Tesla’s Great Patent Giveaway of 2014, it’s easy to forget that?Tesla is preparing its second mass-produced electric car — the 2015 Model X — for launch early next year. Naturally, those with a reservation for?Tesla’s new electric crossover SUV haven’t forgotten.?More than a year behind schedule, those waiting […]The post Tesla: Model X Production to St ...

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Awesome POV! Empulse R Country Roads in Germany

Want to know what its like to pilot a Brammo Empulse R through beautiful Bavarian country roads? This video was sent to us from one of our friends in the region of Burgkirchen/Bavaria/Germany....

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New Jersey Assembly Unanimously Passes Bill to Reverse Anti-Tesla Legislation, Senate Still to Vote

Earlier this year, the new Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission passed a new?regulation making it impossible for Tesla Motors and other automakers from selling direct to customers within the Garden State. Operating independently of both houses under authority granted it by the New Jersey administration, the NJMVC was even able to enact the new regulation without […]The post New Jersey Assembly Unanimously Passes Bill to Reverse Anti-Tesla Legisl ...

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Five Things We?ve Learned From Tesla Motors? Patent Giveaway

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk changed the electric car world forever with the announcement that the Californian automaker would be releasing each and every one of its patents to the world under an ‘open source’ agreement.? Essentially designed to spur the development and building of electric cars, Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] has opened up its […]The post Five Things We’ve Learned From Tesla Motors’ Patent Giveaway ap ...

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Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car: Here?s How It?s Made

Most of us drive our cars every day, but do we really understand what goes into making the little box on wheels that makes our life a little easier? Here at?Transport Evolved, we’re complete car nuts, with our fascination with all things automotive going well beyond just plug-in cars. Collectively, we’ve owned a whole slew […]The post Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car: Here’s How It’s Made appeared first on Transport Ev ...

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Nissan, BMW, Look to Adopt Tesla?s Charging Standard

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the Californian automaker would turn its entire patent library open source, making Tesla plans, technology and schematics open to anyone who wanted to use them ‘in good faith’. Three days later, it appears two of Tesla Motors’ [NASDAQ:TSLA] biggest rivals — Nissan and BMW — are looking […]The post Nissan, BMW, Look to Adopt Tesla’s Charging Standard appeared f ...

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Psychology of Range Anxiety: The Car

Stephanie Lay is a post-graduate psychology researcher at the Open University. She doesn?t drive but has had the pleasure of being a passenger in the Magic Flying Leaf for the last three years. She works full-time for the Open University and studies part-time working on a thesis about the uncanny valley phenomenon: she spends most […]The post The Psychology of Range Anxiety: The Car appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/16/psychology-range-anxiety-car

History Backs Up Tesla?s Patent Sharing - Harvard Business Review

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SAE Combo Faster Charger Online in Portland

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Friday, June 13, 2014

The Copenhagen Electric Bike Share Program: Bycyklen [VIDEOS]

Leave it to Copenhagen, Denmark to launch a highly advanced electric bike sharing program! Their new e-bike share program offers a look at the future of urban transportation for the rest of us. The Bycyklen e-bike share program provides a way for Copenhagen commuters to use the bikes for their whole commute or to use them for the first/last mile connection when used with mass transit. They are also promoting the program to tourists as a fun way t ...

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Cost of controlling carbon pollutoin

Althought the US Chamber of Commerce has wildly exaggerated the cost of new EPA rules controlling carbon, at $51 billion/year, that’s really not a lot. As Paul Krugman noted in a New York Times op-ed last week, the U.S. boasts … Continue reading → ...

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Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 204: World Executable

Please note: Due to extreme studio temperatures today — not to mention a brownout — our show didn’t make it through the edit process today. We’re going to do our very best to re-record at a future date — and our sincerest apologies for any disappointment it may have caused. Nikki.       On […]The post Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 204: World Executable appeared first on Transport ...

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Minnesota Becomes First U.S. State to Mandate Special Utility Tariffs for Electric Cars

California, Oregon, Washington State and Atlanta Georgia are all known for their pro electric car policies and incentive programs, and yesterday?the northern state of Minnesota became the first nation in the U.S. to mandate a special low-cost electricity tariff exclusively for electric car drivers. Signed into law yesterday by Minnesota Governor Mark Drayton, the bipartisan […]The post Minnesota Becomes First U.S. State to Mandate Special U ...

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T.E.N. Electric Car News June 13, 2014: Tesla News, XL1 Delivery, More LEAF Recalls

Welcome to Episode 38 of T.E.N, for the week beginning June?9, 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=SuUbDutHjPE Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News June 13, 2014: Tesla News, XL1 Delivery, More LEAF Recal ...

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Trailer Brakes Update

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BMW i3 Ride & Drive

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/06/bmw-i3-ride-drive.htm

Calling EVs for the Waldport Beachcomber Days Parade

http://carswithcords.blogspot.com/2014/06/calling-evs-for-waldport-bea

Survey Says: Electric Bikes Enable More People to Ride Bikes, More Often!

The results are in from a recent electric bike survey: 55% of those surveyed had ridden a traditional bike weekly or daily. That jumped to 93% after they bought an e-bike! 6% of those surveyed had not ridden a bike as an adult. With an electric bike, 89% of those now ride daily or weekly! Those are just a few of the stats from an e-bike survey that was directed by John MacArthur, Sustainable Transportation Program Manager at the Oregon Transpor ...

http://electricbikereport.com/electric-bikes-enable-more-people-to-rid

Ford Lowers C-Max MPG Rating Again

According to CNBC, Ford will lower the fuel economy ratings on about 200,000 2013 and 2014 hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. ?It includes the C-Max Hybrid and Energi. ?Ford will make goodwill payments of $300 (leased) and $475 (purchased) for … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=474

Elon Musk to Electric Car World: Our Patents Are Your Patents

It was the first automaker to build a mass-produced electric sports car capable of beating most muscle cars, the first automaker to build a luxury long-distance electric sedan, and the first automaker to make it possible to drive from coast to coast in the U.S. without ever having to worry about stopping for gas. As […]The post Elon Musk to Electric Car World: Our Patents Are Your Patents appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car New ...

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The Psychology of Range Anxiety: The Human Factor

Stephanie Lay is a post-graduate psychology researcher at the Open University. She doesn?t drive but has had the pleasure of being a passenger in the Magic Flying Leaf for the last three years. She works full-time for the Open University and studies part-time working on a thesis about the uncanny valley phenomenon: she spends most […]The post The Psychology of Range Anxiety: The Human Factor appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/12/psychology-range-anxiety-human-

Does Nissan e-NV200 Show Change of Policy on Battery Heating, Cooling?

Like humans, lithium-ion battery packs operate best in?temperate climates, where it’s not too hot or too cold. Essentially, they like to be about the same temperature as us for peak energy efficiency, which is why many electric car manufacturers install liquid cooling and heating systems inside their cars’ battery packs to make it easy to […]The post Does Nissan e-NV200 Show Change of Policy on Battery Heating, Cooling? appeared ...

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Hypermiling Cruise Control Promises 10% MPG Gains For Highway Driving

Standard or available as an optional extra on most cars on the market today, cruise control has become a must-have item for anyone making long-distance, high-speed trips. And?while cruise control can save your right foot on long-distance trips and keep your car’s speed constant, it isn’t always the most fuel-efficient way to travel, because cruise […]The post Hypermiling Cruise Control Promises 10% MPG Gains For Highway Driving ...

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2015 Kia Soul EV Global Production Run Starts

A few months after officially commencing production for its domestic market, South Korean automaker Kia has officially started export production for its 2015 Kia Soul EV. Based on the recently-revised second-generation 2014 Kia Soul, the 2015 Soul EV will be sold in limited markets in the U.S. and Europe.?It is essentially then a compliance car […]The post 2015 Kia Soul EV Global Production Run Starts appeared first on Transport Evolved Ele ...

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Nissan Enacts Another Small-Scale LEAF Electric Car Recall For Inverter Problems

Following on from last month’s official recall of a total of 276 U.S.-made Nissan LEAFs to check for missing structural welds, the Japanese automaker has recalled an even smaller number of U.S.-made LEAFs for power inverter replacement. As our friends over at?GreenCarReports?explain, a total of 196 cars, all built during a ten-day period in April […]The post Nissan Enacts Another Small-Scale LEAF Electric Car Recall For Inverter Probl ...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nissan Electric Van Event

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Tesla Delivers First RHD Model S in the UK

At an event at Tesla's first Superchargers in London over the weekend, CEO Elon Musk handed over the keys to the first five owners of the right hand drive Model S. Tesla is just beginning a...

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Nissan e-NV200 Pictures

Nikki is currently in Barcelona test driving the all-electric Nissan e-NV200. Using the same drivetrain as the LEAF the e-NV200 is Nissan’s move into the commercial electric transportation market. But the vehicle is far more than that as its Combi specification allows it to become a mini-van for the family. While we wait for Nikki […]The post Nissan e-NV200 Pictures appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/11/nissan-e-nv200-pictures

New Jersey Pro-Tesla Bill Heads to General Assembly Vote

In a live blog back in March?we followed New Jersey’s?Motor Vehicle Commission as it banned Tesla sales direct to the consumer in the state, joining?Texas, Arizona and other US states. At the time Governor Christie said the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission?and his administration were only following existing New Jersey law, which mandates all new […]The post New Jersey Pro-Tesla Bill Heads to General Assembly Vote appeared first on ...

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Porsche Creates Hybrid With Thermodynamic Energy Recuperation

Porsche is entering this year’s Le Mans race with their?919 Hybrid – their self-titled most complex Porsche race car ever created. But what makes this car special? Their new hybrid drivetrain recovers energy lost in exhaust gasses and uses it to make the car more efficient. Many technological advances that we see in ‘normal’ everyday […]The post Porsche Creates Hybrid With Thermodynamic Energy Recuperation appeared f ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/11/porsche-creates-hybrid-thermody

The Psychology of Range Anxiety: Personal Experience

Stephanie Lay is a post-graduate psychology researcher at the Open University. She doesn?t drive but has had the pleasure of being a passenger in the Magic Flying Leaf for the last three years. She works full-time for the Open University and studies part-time working on a thesis about the uncanny valley phenomenon: she spends most […]The post The Psychology of Range Anxiety: Personal Experience appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric C ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/11/psychology-range-anxiety-person

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Electric Bike Touring: 3,300 Miles from Seattle WA to Washington D.C. on a Pedego Interceptor

Cathy Rogers, 57, of Pittsburgh, PA will be riding her Pedego Interceptor electric bike 3,300 miles in The Big Ride Across America! Cathy and 13 other riders will raise $6,500 each and ride from the Seattle WA area to Washington D.C. in support of the American Lung Association. The Big Ride Across America will take place from June 16 to August 2, with 40 days of riding and 8 days of rest. The tour will go through Washington State, Idaho, Montana, ...

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Ending Compliance

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Volkswagen Delivers the First Hyper Efficient XL1

The XL1 is Volkswagen’s limited production, hyper efficient plug-in diesel hybrid. With its sleek design, upward swinging doors and camera for wing mirrors the car certainly cuts an impressive silhouette — it wouldn’t look out of place on a science fiction movie set. Volkswagen are making just 250 of these cars and?at over ?100,000 a […]The post Volkswagen Delivers the First Hyper Efficient XL1 appeared first on Transport ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/10/volkswagen-delivers-first-hyper

Why Is Our Power Bill So High?

http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2014/06/why-is-our-power-bill-so-high.

Is the 2014 Mitsubishi i-Miev a Good Buy?

Last year, according to?Autobloggreen, just over 1,000 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars were sold in the U.S. This year so far, only 75 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs have been sold, making it one of the slowest-selling electric cars on the market today. With the 2013 model year skipped completely however, sales of Mitsubishi’s 2014 i-MiEV are now officially […]The post Is the 2014 Mitsubishi i-Miev a Good Buy? appeared first on Transport Evolved ...

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TT Zero Record Lap Shows Why it?s Time to Take Electric Motorcycles Seriously

Fun and easy to ride, cheap to fuel and simple to maintain, electric motorcycles have come on in leaps and bounds in the past ten years. From underpowered two-wheelers barely able to keep up with traffic to full-blown sports bikes, electric motorcycles are now being taken seriously by hardened bikers and plug-in enthusiasts alike. But […]The post TT Zero Record Lap Shows Why it’s Time to Take Electric Motorcycles Seriously appeared fi ...

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New Indiegogo Campaign Offers Social Trip Logging for Plug-in Drivers

Forgive us for making some sweeping generalisations about electric car drivers — but for the most part, electric car drivers are a fairly geeky bunch. They like gadgets, love computers and new technology, and often like the idea of keeping track of the trips they make by electric car. To date, anyone wanting to keep […]The post New Indiegogo Campaign Offers Social Trip Logging for Plug-in Drivers appeared first on Transport Evolved El ...

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Right-Hand Drive Model S

See Model S rip through the English landscape as the first right-hand drive cars come to the UK. For more information, visit: teslamotors.com Join the conversation: Facebook.com/TeslaMotors...

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When life happens, the Volt is mighty nice to have...

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West Virginia Celebrates its 100th EV Sociability Run With Modern-Day Plug-in Fest

Here at Transport Evolved, we love to hear from?our readers, especially when they have a wonderful tale to tell us of an even they’ve been to, a car they’ve driven, or a hope for the future of our evolving?transport. Last weekend, a team of?intrepid?electric vehicle owners got together in West Virginia to remind us that […]The post West Virginia Celebrates its 100th EV Sociability Run With Modern-Day Plug-in Fest appeared first ...

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Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van: What do you Want to Know?

It is based on Nissan’s already popular NV200 commercial vehicle and minivan variant, has the drivetrain and battery pack from the Nissan LEAF electric car, and will be the first mass-produced commercial vehicle on the market with CHAdeMO DC quick charging capability. And in two days’ time, we’ll be driving the production version of the […]The post Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van: What do you Want to Know? appeared first on Tr ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/09/nissan-e-nv200-electric-van-wan

BMW i3 Isn?t Just for BMW Fans, Premium Buyers, Says BMW Exec

With its long-standing reputation in the premium car market place and an ethos which focuses on driving pleasure and build quality ahead of price, you’d be forgiven for thinking that BMW’s new i sub-brand of electric vehicles are aimed at the same kind of people who buy one of its traditional premium sedans. Not so, […]The post BMW i3 Isn’t Just for BMW Fans, Premium Buyers, Says BMW Exec appeared first on Transport Evolve ...

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California on Track to Change Rules For Tesla Gigafactory

When Californian electric automaker Tesla Motors announced its plans to build the Gigafactory — the biggest lithium-ion battery cell production and recycling facility the world has ever seen –?its home state was conspicuously absent from the list of potential states the 1,000 acre site could be located. The reasons given for this at the time […]The post California on Track to Change Rules For Tesla Gigafactory appeared first on ...

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Fifty Shades of Lust? First UK Tesla Model S Owner is E L James

As of 3pm local time, the Tesla Model S electric car began official deliveries in the UK with a gala event in London’s popular Royal Victoria Docks. Five lucky Tesla Model S reservation holders — including celebrated erotic romance novelist?E L James — were handed the keys to their shiny new electric rides by Tesla […]The post Fifty Shades of Lust? First UK Tesla Model S Owner is E L James appeared first on Transport Evolv ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/07/fifty-shades-awesome-e-l-james-

WAVE Update Day 7: June 6, 2014

After all the schools visited over the past three days, today was a much slower pace school wise with just one visited in the morning in Saas Fee, Switzerland. It was just a quick visit and the WAVE teams were on the road again by 8:30am. It may be of interest to our US and […]The post WAVE Update Day 7: June 6, 2014 appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/07/wave-update-day-7-june-6-2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show Episode 203: Compliance

On today?s Transport Evolved: Elon Musk thinks about giving away his secrets, quadricycle safety is put into question, and Hyundai admits it’s just playing the?compliance?game.? These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield?and John Voelcker http://youtu.be/u68caQNiqCg Click beyond the break to see our full show notes, including timings?of each story in the show.? […]The post Transport Evolved Elec ...


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T.E.N. Electric Car News 6 June, 2014: World records, EV incentives, Tesla Patents

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=1aPt9nlESVA Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News 6 June, 2014: World records, EV incentives, Tesla Patents app ...


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One Year On: My Life With the Toyota Rav4 EV Electric Car (Part 3 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 (EVs), those?considering the switch from gasoline?to electric, and those wondering if driving an EV will fit their?lifestyle. ?This is the last installment in this series. ?Links to earlier installments […]The post One Year On: My Life With the Toyota Rav4 EV Electric Car (Part ...

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

City Walk: Side Effects: Heart Health

Each year in the United States 600000 people die of heart disease. Keeping your heart healthy can be as simple as adding some movement into your daily routine. Research shows that the benefits...

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WAVE Update Day 6: June 5, 2014

More school visits were on the cards for today. The WAVE teams split into three to cover them all, meeting up again Schwyz, Switzerland in preparation for the next stage. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Group A headed to Schwyz by visiting a school in Ober?geri, Switzerland on route. Group B made their […]The post WAVE Update Day 6: June 5, 2014 appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/05/wave-update-day-6-june-5-2014

Germany Poised to Exclude CHAdeMO Quick Charge Standard from Electric Car Infrastructure Master Plan

In an ideal world, every electric car on sale today would charge in the same way, following one unified charging protocol and connector standard. ?Unfortunately we don’t live in an ideal world — and in most markets where electric cars are sold there are three or four different AC and DC charging standards which electric […]The post Germany Poised to Exclude CHAdeMO Quick Charge Standard from Electric Car Infrastructure Master Pl ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/05/germany-poised-exclude-chademo-

Hyundai Admits H2 Tuscon FCV is Just a Compliance Car for Now, Will Lose it Money

Last week, South Korean automaker Hyundai imported its first Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tucson CUV vehicles?into California. In a few weeks’ time, those same vehicles will be delivered to carefully selected lease holders within the state as part of a limited-run hydrogen fuel cell test fleet program. At?$499 per month for 36 months — including unlimited […]The post Hyundai Admits H2 Tuscon FCV is Just a Compliance Car for Now, Will Lose ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/05/hyundai-admits-h2-cuv-just-comp

Euro NCAP Calls For Better Electric Quadricycle Safety Standards After Shocking Tests

Affordable, lightweight electric quadricycles (or neighborhood electric vehicles) like the Renault Twizy and Tzarri Zero might make for a more?environmentally conscious way of travelling short distances without shelling out tens of thousands on a full-size electric car, but?driving one could result in life-threatening injuries if you have an accident. That’s the opinion of European crash […]The post Euro NCAP Calls For Better Electric ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/05/euro-ncap-calls-better-electric

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

IZIP E3 Peak Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

If you are looking for a versatile high performance electric mountain bike, then I recommend that you checkout this review of the IZIP E3 Peak from Currie Technologies! The Peak is a mid drive motor electric bike that can climb almost any hill and fly along the flats at 28+ mph. It is designed as a hardtail mountain bike with 27.5" wheels but it can also be used for around town commuting or rolling along country roads. At $3,000 USD it offers a ...

http://electricbikereport.com/izip-e3-peak-electric-bike-review-video

WAVE Update Day 5: June 4, 2014

Last night Last night’s trip to Mainau Island went great and the WAVE teams also got to see a special showing of Revenge of the Electric Car alongside the films director Chris Paine. The island is usually off limits to all cars but a special exception was made for the WAVE. The WAVE teams were […]The post WAVE Update Day 5: June 4, 2014 appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/04/wave-update-day-5-june-4-2014

Oregon EV News of the Week 2014 June 3

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Buying an Electric Car? Make Sure You Pick the Right Charging Extras

When shopping for a car, we all have different priorities. Some of us need to think about the number of seats its has, while others will be more preoccupied with in-car entertainment options, performance specifications or style. For those picking an electric car, one of the primary concerns with any new car is how far […]The post Buying an Electric Car? Make Sure You Pick the Right Charging Extras appeared first on Transport Evolved Electri ...

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Musk Hints Tesla May Help Rival Automakers With Tesla Patent Surprise

With its super fast supercharger technology, legendary battery packs and powerful drivetrains, Tesla Motors is often regarded as the electric car leader within the automotive industry. And as with any large company with a revolutionary product, Tesla has many, many patents in place to protect its intellectual property. But at yesterday’s annual shareholder Meeting?at the […]The post Musk Hints Tesla May Help Rival Automakers With Tesl ...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Mapco Installation makes 6 Rapid Chargers in Cool Springs Area

No prizes for guessing why Cool Springs gets so many Quick Charge Units which are compatible with LEAF (and Mitsubishi) vehicles. Yep its the home of Nissan US HQ. At Nissan headquarters there are three units on site, another Mapco … Continue reading → ...

http://jpwhitenissanleaf.com/2014/06/03/mapco-installation-makes-6-rap

May 2014 Ford C-Max Sales Down 24% from 2013

Ford Motor Company?said yesterday that 2,833 C-Max Hybrid and Energi vehicles were sold in May?2014, down 24% from May?2013. ?There was a month-over-month gain?of 34% over the 2,111 sold in April. ?Overall, Ford U.S. sales increased?3 percent from last year. … Continue reading → ...

http://cmaxchat.com/?p=471

2014 Zero Motorcycles Highlight Reel

From the race track, through the city, and to the mountains, we had fun shooting the the 2014 line up. Call it a perk of creating four distinct, high performance electric motorcycles. Here...

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Electric Bike Touring: 80 Year Old to Ride 2,500 Miles on an Easy Motion NEO Jet!

What a great adventure; 2,500 miles of electric bike touring from Washington State to Ohio on an Easy Motion NEO Jet! At 80 years old, John Moss will start his cross country adventure on June 4th and finish in Ohio around September 1st, 2014. John is a Korean War veteran who started cycling at age 62 and he has biked across the US several times; including a tour from Yukon to Alaska. ...

http://electricbikereport.com/electric-bike-touring-80-year-old-2500-m

Porsche Panamera S e-Hybrid | Fully Charged

At over ?88000 the Porsche Panamera S e-Hybrid is the most expensive production car I've ever driven on Fully Charged (including the Tesla Model S) A plug in hybrid Porsche, nice.

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One Network to Rule Them All: Japan Launches Nippon Charge Service for Electric Cars

As our ill-fated trip across Europe last week?proved, driving electric cars long distance is only possible if there’s a reliable charging network in place to provide those much-needed electrons to refuel your car’s limited-range battery pack. In fact, with the exception of Tesla’s worldwide supercharger network — which is owned and operated by Tesla Motors […]The post One Network to Rule Them All: Japan Launches Nipp ...

http://transportevolved.com/2014/06/03/one-network-rule-japan-launches

Phinergy, Alcoa, Demonstrate 1000-Mile Range-extending Electric Car Battery

When it comes to electric car range, Tesla’s all-electric Model S sedan with optional 85 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack is unarguably champion among production electric vehicles. While its EPA rating is just 265 miles per charge, it’s possible to push range well beyond 300 miles with the right person behind the wheel. But that 300 […]The post Phinergy, Alcoa, Demonstrate 1000-Mile Range-extending Electric Car Battery app ...

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Hendersonville Mapco Mart gets Quick Charge Unit

A very welcome addition to the Mapco Mart gas stations with Quick Charge units is the one at Hendersonville. It’s the Mapco that is?at Catty Corners to Center Point Barbecue and Tractor Supply. The unit has been installed for a … Continue reading → ...

http://jpwhitenissanleaf.com/2014/06/02/hendersonville-bp-mapco-mart-g

Failed Electric Car Trip Shows the Two Very Different Sides of EV Charging in Europe

It’s hard when a good plan goes south. It’s harder still when the eyes of the world are watching you — especially if they’re expecting you to fail. Last week, that’s exactly what happened: a trip we’d meticulously planned across Europe left us battle-scarred and with dented pride. But more importantly, it taught us two?valuable […]The post Failed Electric Car Trip Shows the Two Very Different Sides of EV ...

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Solar Panels, Electric Cars, Will Kill Gas Stations, Says Professor

The gas station’s days are numbered — and it’s going to be killed by rapid improvement in photovoltaic (PV) solar panel technology. That’s the opinion of?Keith Barnham, emeritus Professor of Physics at Imperial College, London, who says that solar panel technology is improving so quickly that society is on the brink of a solar panel […]The post Solar Panels, Electric Cars, Will Kill Gas Stations, Says Professor appea ...

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Eight U.S. States Promise to do More to Encourage Electric Car, ZEV Adoption

Thanks to the combined effect of the?Zero Emission?Vehicle Mandate from its Air Resources Board and neat perks like being able to drive an electric car in the?carpool lane regardless of how many people are on board, California?has helped lead America’s electric car revolution. But now seven other states — Oregon,?Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode […]The post Eight U.S. States Promise to do More to Encourage E ...

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