Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Global Sales Top 33,000 Long Before U.S. Launch

It might not even be on sale in the U.S. yet, but Mitsubishi’s Outlander Plug-in Hybrid is proving a massive hit with buyers in Europe and its native market of Japan. What’s more, the four-wheel drive plug-in crossover SUV has just topped more than 33,000 sales since it was launched in Japan last year. That’s […]The post Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Global Sales Top 33,000 Long Before U.S. Launch appeared first on T ...

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UK Government Approves Self-Driving Cars on UK Roads From 2015

The dream of fully autonomous cars may promise a less stressful commute, reduced congestion and hopefully improve air quality too, but obtaining regulatory approval to allow self-driving cars on public roads is a hurdle that must be overcome before robotic cars become commonplace. Luckily for self-driving car fans in the UK, the island nation has […]The post UK Government Approves Self-Driving Cars on UK Roads From 2015 appeared first on Tr ...

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CONFIRMED: Tesla Gigafactory Will Be Built With Panasonic as Main Partner

Earlier this week, the?Nikkei Asian Review reported that Californian automaker Tesla Motors had reportedly reached a deal with Japanese electronics giant Panasonic which would see the two companies collaborate to built Tesla’s first ever lithium-ion manufacturing and recycling Gigafactory. Today,?both Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA]?and Panasonic have confirmed the deal with a joint press release. Due to […]The post CONFIRMED: Tesla Gigafa ...

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Turning Range Anxiety Into Range Confidence - A Conversation

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Confirmed: Infiniti LE Due in 2017/18, Will Use Next-Generation Nissan LEAF Technology

Earlier this month, Nissan executive Vice President Andy Palmer confirmed that despite proclamations to the contrary by recently-departed?Infiniti CEO Johan de Nysschen, Nissan’s luxury brand would be bringing the Infiniti LE?all-electric luxury car to market some time in the near future. Now the Nissan executive, who?has assumed the role?of??Infiniti’s chief corporate architect, says that Infiniti’s […]The post Confirmed: ...

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Utility Companies, Automakers Join Forces To Develop Two-Way Electric Car Charging Control

For some people, electric cars are a glimpse of a utopian future where no fossil fuels are burnt,?the air is clean, and your car is recharged from energy generated by photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of your home. For others, electric cars herald the dawn of a dark period in history where increased electric […]The post Utility Companies, Automakers Join Forces To Develop Two-Way Electric Car Charging Control appeared first on Transport ...

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Chevy Volt Earns IIHS 2014 Top Safety Pick + Award, Nissan LEAF Let Down By Small Overlap Front Test

Just like any other car on the road today, electric cars have?to undergo increasingly difficult crash tests at the hands of official testing bodies like the?National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to prove that they have the safety acumen needed to keep occupants?and other road users safe. […]The post Chevy Volt Earns IIHS 2014 Top Safety Pick + Award, Nissan LEAF Let Down ...

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BMW i8 Concours d?Elegance Unveiled, Will Be Auctioned for Charity

With a price tag of $135,700 before incentives, the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car is?already a rather exclusive car. Costing more than a fully-specced, all-electric Tesla Model S P85+ sedan,?even BMW admits that many of its BMW i8 customers are the kind of people to already have an extensive high-performance or prestige car collection. […]The post BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Unveiled, Will Be Auctioned for Charity appeared first on ...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Walk In The Park: Nascar Trackwalk

Have you ever wanted to stroll around a NASCAR speedway but were afraid of becoming road kill? Join a group of intrepid fans as they take a walk on the wild side and experience a rush you can...

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Denny: The ?All in ? Just Ride? Electric Bike: Oregon Manifest [VIDEO]

TEAGUE & Sizemore Bicycle states that Denny is a bicycle "that removes the barriers to becoming an everyday rider", or put another way "All in - Just Ride". Denny is a concept electric bike that is part of the 2014 Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project competition. The Bike Design Project is a challenge to 5 design and bike building teams from bike centric cities to design the "ultimate urban utility bike". This year Denny is the only e-bike i ...

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Toyota?s First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Will be Called the Toyota Mirai

It’s official — well, almost. Toyota’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell car — a five-seat mid-size sedan — will be known in its home market of Japan as the Toyota Mirai. That’s according to?Bloomberg (via?AutomotiveNews),?which?says an anonymous source?at the Japanese automaker has leaked the name ahead of the car’s official naming later this year. The […]The post Toyota’s First Hydrogen ...

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MyCarma Reaches Electric Car Logging Device Crowdfunding Goal

CrossChasm,?the same fleet-logging specialists responsible for offering some pretty interesting insights into electric vehicle performance and battery condition in extreme weather conditions, has successfully completed its Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign for the MyCarma MyEV electric vehicle logging tool. Designed to make tracking the energy use of an electric car simple, fun and social, the heart of […]The post MyCarma Reaches Electric Ca ...

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Tesla Gigafactory Agreement Reached Between Tesla, Panasonic

Just one week after we brought you the news that Reno, NV is most likely the site of Tesla Motors’ first Gigafactory lithium-ion manufacturing and reprocessing plant, the Californian automaker has reached a deal with its current battery supplier which will?secure the future of not only Tesla’s Gigafactory but its upcoming 2017 Model??electric car. According […]The post Tesla Gigafactory Agreement Reached Between Tesla, Panasonic ...

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CA Green HOV-Lane Plug-in Sticker Watch: Nearly 5,000 Claimed in Three Weeks

Just over a month ago, Californian Governor Jerry Brown signed budget trailer bill SB 853 into law, making?an additional 15,000 green HOV-lane access decals available to eligible plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric car owners in the state. While SB 853 extended the total number of green HOV-lane access decals permissible under the HOV-lane access program […]The post CA Green HOV-Lane Plug-in Sticker Watch: Nearly 5,000 Claimed in Thr ...

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Wall-Mounted 24 kW DC Quick Charger Launched For BMW i3 Electric Car

Being able to rapid charge an electric car’s battery pack from empty to 80 per cent full in around thirty minutes is unarguably?one of the biggest selling points among many of today’s?modern electric cars. In order to install one however, sites wishing to offer DC quick charging facilities have not only needed the electrical capacity […]The post Wall-Mounted 24 kW DC Quick Charger Launched For BMW i3 Electric Car appeared first ...

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Monday, July 28, 2014

National Drive Electric Week 2014 City Captain Call #1

Organizers discuss the basics for hosting a National Drive Electric Week Event and answer questions from City Captains.

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2013 Chevrolet Volt: Long-Term Staff Car Report

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt,?a range-extended electric car, might only have an official all-electric range of 38 miles on the EPA test cycle, but the Gordon-Bloomfield family purchased one last year as their long-distance car and companion to the trusty 2011 Nissan LEAF already in their garage. After a year of ownership, how economical has it […]The post 2013 Chevrolet Volt: Long-Term Staff Car Report appeared first on Transport Evolved Electri ...

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Peroxide Process Promises Massive Increase in Electric Car Battery Pack Energy Density

It’s a well-known fact that how far an electric car can travel before it needs recharging is a primary concern among would-be plug-in car drivers. As a consequence,?finding ways to increase?the energy density — and thus range — of electric car battery packs has become something of a holy grail for the plug-in automotive industry. […]The post Peroxide Process Promises Massive Increase in Electric Car Battery Pack Energy Den ...

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk To Star As Himself In Season 26 of The Simpsons

In the world of show business, you know you’ve made it to the big time when you’re offered the chance to star as yourself in a blockbuster movie or major network TV show. For non actors, cameo roles are not only a chance to experience a little bit of Hollywood, but are often a reward […]The post Tesla CEO Elon Musk To Star As Himself In Season 26 of The Simpsons appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Top 5 Hybrid cars of 2014

No one ever imagined that we would have hybrid vehicles operating this year, but top car manufactures have ensured that this has come to pass. We can now witness an amazing technology whereby a vehicle uses two power sources in order to move. These automotives incorporates two combined engines, one operating on electric power while [… ...

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What technology do we expect to be introduced in cars in the next decade?

Cars are one of the most important pieces of technology that are part of our daily life. They?re used on a regular basis by people all over the world, which is why the technology we see today is so advanced. Unless you?re someone who uses public transport or walks everywhere then it?s likely that you [… ...

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tesla Model S First Delivery Event in Hong Kong

At Hong Kong's Kai Tak Cruise Terminal earlier this week, Tesla handed eight owners the keys to the first right hand drive Model S's in Asia. Jerome Guillen, Tesla's Vice President of Worldwide...

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?The Good Old Days?

Back to the good old days – to a time when everything moved at a slower pace, including the first Electric Cars. A few months ago I went to the Thomas Edison Museum in West Orange NJ as we were looking for a venue for our annual meeting for the New Jersey Electric Auto Association?and […]The post ‘The Good Old Days’ appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Can't Walk There: Freeways

Los Angeles has the country's largest system of roads, which make up 7300 miles. Believe it or not, Los Angeles is home to more automobiles then people. Journey with us across the vast freeways...

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Team Icon Brammo's Shane Turpin sets new ReFuel EV lap record - Helmet Cam footage

Team Icon Brammo motorcycle racer Shane Turpin takes the all-electric Empulse RR out on track at Laguna Seca in the ReFuel Time Trial and shatters the previous record for electric vehicles...

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Transport Evolved News Panel Show 209: Breaking Ground

On today?s Transport Evolved: Nissan makes a loss, Japan rewards fuel cells, and why Reno, NV could be home to Tesla’s Gigafactory.? These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield and guests?Bob Tregilus and Brad Horton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU372buU8v8 Welcome to the show! Today,?Nikki?is joined by EV advocate and podcaster Bob Tregilus and energy consultant […]The post Transport Evolved ...

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T.E.N. Electric Car News 25 July, 2014: Tesla Gigafactory, Hydrogen Rebates, Killed Ampera

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=EWq9kfM7f34 Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: a potential Tesla Gigafactory in Reno, […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News 25 July, 2014: Tesla Gigafactory, Hydrogen Rebates, ...

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DEVELOPING: Reno Locals Claim Workers Laid Off At Top-Secret Site Believed To Be Tesla Gigafactory Site

Yesterday, we brought?you?news that groundworks at a top-secret site allegedly being developed as Tesla’s first Gigafactory battery processing facility was under way in Reno, NV. After hiring what appears to be large numbers of workers to carry out?ground work at the Taho-Reno Industrial Centre, work on the site has reportedly been running seven days a […]The post DEVELOPING: Reno Locals Claim Workers Laid Off At Top-Secret Site Belie ...

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

3 Years and 50,000 EV Miles are behind me

My LEAF rolled over 50,000 miles just 4 days before its third birthday. So what have I experienced and learnt along the way? Range When I originally purchased my LEAF I had a 28 round trip commute. This has grown … Continue reading → ...

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The New 2015 OHM Cycles XS750 Trail Electric Bike [VIDEO]

OHM Cycles just announced their new and improved 2015 Sport XS750 multi-purpose trail bike. It features the new 500 watt BionX D Series rear hub motor that has 250% more power than the BionX P- and S-Series motors. Their new 48V 11.6ah (555 watt hour) lithium battery is mounted low and in the center of the frame for balanced weight distribution. OHM Cycles is using a hydroformed aluminum frame along with the relatively new 27.5" wheel size for im ...

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BMW i3 Owners Left Feeling Disconnected After Possible Telematics Failure

It’s a vision of the future that some of us with plug-in cars get to experience today: a future where our cars talk to us via smartphone apps; where we know about the latest traffic before anyone else; and our cars are always ready and waiting, cabins at the right temperature, before we leave. For […]The post BMW i3 Owners Left Feeling Disconnected After Possible Telematics Failure appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Nissan?s $5,500 Battery Replacement Program Operating at a Loss, Exec Admits

One month ago, Nissan finally announced the news that owners of its LEAF electric hatchback had been wanting to hear for many years: that it would sell them a brand new battery pack for their cars when their existing battery pack reached the end of its useful life. At the time, the headline price offered […]The post Nissan’s $5,500 Battery Replacement Program Operating at a Loss, Exec Admits appeared first on Transport Evolved Electri ...

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Google?s $1 Million Power Inverter Challenge Could Revolutionise The Way You Use Your Electric Car

As the instigators of the original Longitude Prize of 1714 knew, there’s nothing quite like?a substantial prize fund to focus the mind of scientists and engineers. Since then, offering a?handsome prize as a reward for solving a particular scientific or engineering problem has proven particularly effective in fostering innovation and making substantial scientific leaps. Software […]The post Google’s $1 Million Power Inverter Chal ...

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Guest Post: Top-Secret Groundworks Outside Reno, NV Marks First Tesla Gigafactory Site

RENO, NV–Every so often throughout the day, when Elon Musk’s attention wanders for a moment, he must giggle at the thought of how his company has mobilized thousands of legislators, bureaucrats, local officials, and a myriad of other stakeholders–across five states–all vying to win the “big prize”: a Tesla Motors’ battery Gigafactory. Most recently popular […]The post Guest Post: Top-Secret Groundwo ...

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2015 Porsche Cayenne S-E Plug-in Hybrid Priced at $76,400

As promised by Porsche more than a year ago, the German luxury automaker has unveiled details this morning of its all-new 2015 Cayenne. And for the first time in the car’s history, you’ll be able to buy it with a plug. In addition to being offered with 3.0-litre, turbocharged V-6 diesel, 3.6 litre twin-turbo V-6 […]The post 2015 Porsche Cayenne S-E Plug-in Hybrid Priced at $76,400 appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car ...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Welcome to the World of Electric Bikes

If you are new to electric bikes then this article will help you get a quick understanding of what electric bikes are all about. You will learn about the reasons to have an e-bike, how fast and how far they go, how much they cost, the different types of e-bikes, what the future of e-bike looks like, and how to checkout electric bikes in your town/city. ...

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Confirmed: Europe Will Lose Volt, Ampera By 2016

A few days ago, we published?news of a rumor suggesting that GM’s european arms Opel and Vauxhall would?cease selling the Ampera range extended electric car when the Chevrolet Volt on which it is based gets its 2016 refresh. Today, as InsideEvs?broke earlier,?Opel’s CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann confirmed the rumor on his personal Twitter stream, putting to […]The post Confirmed: Europe Will Lose Volt, Ampera By 2016 appeared first on ...

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Coast-to-Coast Cannonball Runs: The Next Big Thing For Bored Tesla Owners?

The United States of America is pretty big, and while her neighbour to the?north is substantially larger in terms of size, getting across the U.S. takes a long time if you’re at the wheel of an automobile.?For as long as cars have existed people have crossed the U.S. from east to west, north to south, […]The post Coast-to-Coast Cannonball Runs: The Next Big Thing For Bored Tesla Owners? appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car ...

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Quant e-Sportlimousine Nanoflowcell Electric Car Hits the Road of Germany

It seats four, has full-length gull-wing doors that grant access to both front and rear seats, and stunning super car looks. Its launch video — a heady mix of full-on soundtrack, adrenaline-pumping drive-by shots and special effects — could put many Hollywood studios to shame. ?Its performance specifications are in Tesla territory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqLpqR0SPnQ With a […]The post Quant e-Sportlimousine Nanoflowcell ...

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Staff Car Report: After 58,000 Miles, 3 Years, Nissan LEAF Still Goes the Distance

Here at?Transport Evolved, we don’t just cover the world of green plug-in vehicles and advanced transportation technologies, we live it too. So when the time came this week to make a 552-mile round trip in our 2011 Nissan LEAF, it seemed like?the?perfect time to see just how well our LEAF performs with just 82 per […]The post Staff Car Report: After 58,000 Miles, 3 Years, Nissan LEAF Still Goes the Distance appeared first on Transport ...

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Japan?s $20,000 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Subsidies Make EV Tax Credits Look Tiny

Plug-in vehicle incentives, usually funded for by central government, are a fairly common way for Governments around the world to encourage people to dump the pump for good and get behind the wheel of an electric car. Depending on where you live, incentives can take the form of anything from an income tax rebate (U.S.) […]The post Japan’s $20,000 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Subsidies Make EV Tax Credits Look Tiny appeared first on Transport Ev ...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How Big Is My Battery?

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Audi Confirms A8 e-Tron Will Have V-6 Plug-in Diesel Drivetrain

Think plug-in car, and you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re the antithesis of the mighty V-6 engine. In fact when it comes to?plug-in hybrids, there’s an unwritten rule which almost expects it to combine a moderately-sized electric motor?with?a small capacity four, three, or perhaps even two cylinder engine for the perfect mix of frugality, environmental […]The post Audi Confirms A8 e-Tron Will Have V-6 Plug-in Diesel Dr ...

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Tesla?s Fremont Factory Closed for Two Weeks to Prepare for Model X Production

For the first time since Tesla launched it Model S electric car back in 2012, the Fremont facility where the luxury plug-in is made has?stopped making cars. Unlike General Motors — which stopped production of its Volt electric car multiple times during the first few years of sales — Tesla’s halt in production isn’t because […]The post Tesla’s Fremont Factory Closed for Two Weeks to Prepare for Model X Productio ...

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Monday, July 21, 2014

BMW i3 REx Tax Exempt After All in New Jersey, Rebates Being Mailed Out

Depending on where you live in the U.S., buying an electric car can mean that you can benefit from any number of incentives designed to make buying an electric car cheaper. In the state of New Jersey for example, a 100 per cent electric car is exempt from the state’s usual automotive sales tax. When […]The post BMW i3 REx Tax Exempt After All in New Jersey, Rebates Being Mailed Out appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Rumor: GM To Kill Ampera EV ?Volt?s Twin? in 2016 Due To Poor Sales

Later this year, as promised by GM some months ago, its range-extended Chevrolet Volt electric car will cease European sales as part of a wider withdrawal of the Chevrolet brand from Europe, with only its European sibling — the Opel (Vauxhall) Ampera remaining on sale Europe-wide. Yet from 2016, sources close to General Motors Claim, […]The post Rumor: GM To Kill Ampera EV –Volt’s Twin– in 2016 Due To Poor Sales appe ...

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Could Prime Minister Cameron End Up Being Driven in a Tesla Model S?

In an attempt to lead by example as part of a renewed nationwide promotion of electric cars, the UK Government announced late on Friday that it would be allocating ?5 million in funds to purchase more than 150 plug-in vehicles as part of its official Governmental transportation fleet. The program, open to?all central governmental fleets, […]The post Could Prime Minister Cameron End Up Being Driven in a Tesla Model S? appeared first on Trans ...

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LG Chem: 200-Mile Batteries on Their Way for 2016

In the battle for electric car range supremacy, only Tesla’s all-electric Model S sedan can currently manage more than 200 miles on a single charge, thanks in part to its massive 60 or 85 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. Come 2016 however, says South Korean battery manufacturer LG Chem, it will be suppling 200-mile battery packs […]The post LG Chem: 200-Mile Batteries on Their Way for 2016 appeared first on Transport Evolved El ...

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BC2BC Electric Car Rally Cancelled: No Sponsors, Lack of Support Blamed

The 2014 BC2BC electric car road trip — which promised to be the largest road trip and gathering of electric vehicles in the world to date — has officially been cancelled, it was announced on Thursday. Due to leave Baja, California (BC) on August 7 and arrive in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC) on August 17, […]The post BC2BC Electric Car Rally Cancelled: No Sponsors, Lack of Support Blamed appeared first on Transport Evolved El ...

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Just Stop?

Tesla’s in the news so much lately, whether that be the announcement of their Model 3 car (which, by the way, looks very nice – I might?like to have one of those), or the hacking of the Model S or the awful car crash that happened, it seems that it?s time to think about how […]The post Just Stop… appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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History?s Highest Performing Electric Airplane Sets 5 Official World Records!

?It?s official! The?F?d?ration A?ronautique Internationale?(FAI) has ratified all five electric airplane world records set to date by American Test Pilot Chip?Yates in his experimental, battery-powered Long-ESA aircraft.?? The world sanctioning body?s approval comes on the heels of the announcement by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) of the five record-setting performances by Electric Vehicle Pioneer Chi ...

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Friday, July 18, 2014

50 Stolen Bikes Recovered Thanks to Stromer ST2 Electric Bike GPS & App!

Technology to the rescue! Discovering that your prized electric bike has been stolen sucks, but in this day and age, technology can help you recover it. That is just what happened when Fr?d?ric Marchand realized that his high tech Stromer ST2 had been stolen. Not only did he get his bike back, but 50 other stolen bikes were recovered thanks to the ST2's built in GPS and the Stromer Smartphone Geolocator app! ...

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Transport Evolved News Panel Show 208: Pwned

On today?s Transport Evolved:?BMW scores big, Tesla’s new car is strictly equal, and Toyota Pulls a Publicity Stunt These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield and guests Marc Kudling and Jonathan Porterfield https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUDKICy9jic Welcome to the show! Today,?Nikki?is joined by long-time EV advocate and industry insider Marc Kudling and specialist EV salesperson […]The post T ...


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T.E.N. Future News 18 July, 2014: Tesla Model ?, Autonomous Driving, Flying EVs

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 future transport?news stories of the week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E2MNJr1saQ Weekly show about future transport. This week news about: White House response to Tesla petition, BMW?s latest […]The post T.E.N. Future News 18 July, 2014: Tesla Model ?, Autonomous D ...


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

City Walk: Walks of Life: Artnight, Pasadena

Every year, in the spring and the fall, Pasadena, California - home of the world famous Tournament of Roses and Rose Bowl games opens the doors to its museums, galleries and cultural institutions...

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Felt Launches New Electric Bikes with Bosch E-Bike System in USA [VIDEOS]

Felt Electric has just launched 4 new electric bikes with the Bosch mid drive system in the US market! The US Felt line up is: the LEBOWSKe "fat" electric bike with 4"wide tires, the DUALe full suspension 27.5" wheel e-mtb, the NINEe 29er hardtail e-mtb, and the SPORTe commuter style e-bike. ...

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Airbus Teases Planes That Plug in At Farnborough International Air Show 2014

It doesn’t matter if you drive an electric car, bicycle or use public transport on a day to day basis, your personal carbon footprint always soars when you get in an airplane. While the airline industry has been continually innovating ways of reducing the energy consumption of airplanes through the use of lightweight construction materials […]The post Airbus Teases Planes That Plug in At Farnborough International Air Show 2014 appeare ...

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Flat Battery | Fully Charged

A Fully Discharged Special where I drive my Nissan Leaf until it stops. The first time in 41000 miles that I have 'run out.'

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Toyota: Self Driving Cars Could Increase Pollution, Commute Times, Not Decrease It

Self-driving cars, we’re often told, are the key to making our cities cleaner, our days less stressful and more productive, and our fuel bills smaller. In theory, that’s all true, given the expectation that we’ll continue to make the same trips in a self-driving car as we currently do in our human-driven ones. Yet the […]The post Toyota: Self Driving Cars Could Increase Pollution, Commute Times, Not Decrease It appeared fi ...

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2016 Smart ForTwo Launched, But Plug-in Fans Will Have To Wait Several Years For Refresh

After several weeks of clever marketing,?tongue-in-cheek satire and countless spyshots, Daimler has officially unveiled the next-generation 2016 Smart ForTwo two-seat and re-imagined 2016 Smart ForFour four-seat city cars. Evolving everything that was good about the original Smart Car — now fifteen years old — and discarding everything that made it and subsequent generations less of […]The post 2016 Smart ForTwo Launched, But Pl ...

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Nissan Changes Expectations, Timeline For Autonomous Drive Technology

Nissan might have spent the past few years?promising a mass-market autonomous car would enter into the marketplace by 2020, but the dream of a fully-autonomous car won’t happen for a much longer time.?Instead, says Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, the Japanese automaker will be introducing a series of semi autonomous driving technologies over the coming four […]The post Nissan Changes Expectations, Timeline For Autonomous Drive Technology app ...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tesla Model S Well and Truly Hacked By Chinese Security Experts

Just like any other Internet-connected device,?any car with built-in two-way remote communication between it and the outside world has the potential to the victim of an unauthorised hacking attempt. This week, that fact has been proven true with the claim?that the Tesla Model S, unquestionably the most Internet-connected and remotely-connected car on the market today, […]The post Tesla Model S Well and Truly Hacked By Chinese Security Exper ...

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No steering wheels, pedals or horns in cars by 2035, survey says

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Nissan tries new cable/connector for their CHAdeMO quick chargers

At Nissan HQ at Franklin TN there is a new style CHAdeMO connector on the quick charge unit. This connector makes inserting and removing the connector from the LEAF much much easier. Notice in the photo how there is no … Continue reading → ...

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Hyundai, Tesla, Exchange Punches In Fight Over Infrastructure Funding

Take one highly successful Californian automaker who has single-handedly constructed its own electric car quick charging network around the U.S. and Europe for its customers to use, add in a South Korean rival keen to usurp both gasoline and electricity as the future of tomorrow, and stir in a little controversy surrounding infrastructure development. What […]The post Hyundai, Tesla, Exchange Punches In Fight Over Infrastructure Funding app ...

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2015 Chevy Volt Gets Slightly Larger Battery, But EPA Range Stays The Same

In the automotive world, it’s traditional for a particular generation of car to be sold for between six and eight years, with a mid-cycle refresh after three or four years to help ensure the car remains appealing to buyers. What you might not know however, is that automakers are almost constantly making minor adjustments to […]The post 2015 Chevy Volt Gets Slightly Larger Battery, But EPA Range Stays The Same appeared first on Transpo ...

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Autonomous Cars Demand a Shift in Automotive Design, Says Nissan R&D Exec

Designing and building cars that drive themselves will require a massive shift not only in road legalisation, but vehicular design practices. That’s according to?Maarten Sierhuis, director of Nissan?s Silicon Valley research centre in Sunnyvale, California, who told?AutomotiveNews (subscription required) that automakers need to focus less on hardware and more on software development in order to […]The post Autonomous Cars Demand a Shi ...

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Elon Musk: We?re Offering Tesla Roadster Electric Car Owners a 400 Mile Battery Pack Upgrade

Earlier this morning, UK-based car periodical?AutoExpress published an exclusive interview with Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk in which Musk confirmed that the third generation Tesla — formerly known as the Model E — would now be called the Model III (or Model??, as we prefer). But would-be Tesla Model???owners aren’t the only people?who should be […]The post Elon Musk: We’re Offering Tesla Roadster Electric Car Owners a ...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Official: As We Predicted, Third-Gen Tesla Will Be Called Tesla Model III (or ?)

A few months after legal threats from Ford caused Tesla?to retract its claim for the Model E trademark, Tesla’s upcoming third-generation car has a new name: the Tesla Model III (or perhaps Tesla Model ?,?as our regular tipster?Brian Henderson pointed out to us earlier today?) As announced this morning by?Autoexpress in an exclusive interview with […]The post Official: As We Predicted, Third-Gen Tesla Will Be Called Tesla Model III (o ...

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Bosch Introduces Nyon Display, Integrated Shifting, & USA Bosch E-Bikes [VIDEOS]

Bosch eBike Systems has made a serious presence in the European electric bike scene and now they are focusing on the US e-bike market for 2014. In addition they are introducing some new high tech features to their mid drive systems! Here is a video that will give you an idea of what the Bosch e-bike systems are like and some background on the company, including the manufacturing of their components. ...

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Toyota Takes Prius Plug-in Hybrid Around Nurburgring, Manages 698MPG (581MPG US)

At 12.9 miles in length, the Nordschleife of the N?rburgring race course in Germany — sometimes known as the “Green Hell’ — is the longest race track in the World. Because it’s legally a road — all be it a toll road — It’s also ?a Mecca for petrol heads?from around the World eager pay […]The post Toyota Takes Prius Plug-in Hybrid Around Nurburgring, Manages 698MPG (581MPG US) appeared first on ...

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EPA to Automakers: It?s Time To Actually Test Gas Mileage, Range In The Real World

It’s a well-known fact that the gas-mileage or range per charge that your car gets in real life will probably be a fair bit different to the official ratings given on the EPA-mandated window sticker. If you’re lucky, you’ll find your car exceeds EPA ratings, but more often than not, it will fall short. Fuel […]The post EPA to Automakers: It’s Time To Actually Test Gas Mileage, Range In The Real World appeared first o ...

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White House To Tesla Fans ?We Can?t Help Tesla Battle With Autodealers?

The current administration might want us all to dump the pump in favour of a clean, zero-emission electric car, but it isn’t about to step into the battle between Californian automaker Tesla Motors and powerful auto dealer associations bent on stopping Tesla’s direct-to-customer sales model. In an official White House response made yesterday to an […]The post White House To Tesla Fans “We Can’t Help Tesla Battle With ...

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BMW Ups Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Order From Samsung SDI To Build X5 PHEV.

BMW will dramatically?increase the number of lithium-ion battery cells it buys from lithium-ion battery producers Samsung SDI over the next two years, increasing its 2016 lithium-ion battery cell order with the South Korean firm by at least twenty to thirty percent over its 2014 orders. That’s according to an official statement made earlier this morning […]The post BMW Ups Lithium-Ion Battery Cell Order From Samsung SDI To Build X5 PH ...

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Volkswagen Confirms Brand-New Crossover SUV For 2016. Here?s Why It?ll Plug In

Earlier this morning, German automaker Volkswagen confirmed that it will bring?a new mid-size crossover SUV to the U.S. market next year. Sold as a 2016 model year, the seven-seat crossover SUV will be built in the U.S. at VW’s Chattanooga facility, already home to the recently-launched 2015 VW Passat Sedan.?Designed to appeal to the U.S. […]The post Volkswagen Confirms Brand-New Crossover SUV For 2016. Here’s Why It’ll Pl ...

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Ouch! The Mysterious Case of the Crashed Tesla Model S at Tesla?s Factory

It’s an image which either makes you cringe in sympathy, or laugh uncontrollably. Either way, a Tesla Model S luxury sedan ‘parked’ nose first into a sign at Tesla’s Fremont factory tells a tale that we suspect the owner of the unlucky car — and perhaps Tesla too — would rather?forget. And when we say […]The post Ouch! The Mysterious Case of the Crashed Tesla Model S at Tesla’s Factory appeared firs ...

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Nissan: In The Future, Footballers, WAGS Will Help Sell Nissan LEAF Electric Car

In today’s modern celebrity-obsessed culture, products endorsed by film and sports stars will inevitably sell to thousands of adoring fans wishing to emulate their idols. With multi-million pound pay packets, a penchant for designer clothes and super-fast luxury cars, football (soccer) fans are among some of the most idolised sports celebrities of all, especially in […]The post Nissan: In The Future, Footballers, WAGS Will Help Sell N ...

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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicle Manages 435 Miles on a Tank of Hydrogen During European Road Trip

Hyundai’s first mass produced hydrogen fuel cell car, the 2015 Tucson FCV,?might be officially quoted by the South Korean automaker as having a range of around 300 miles per fill, but a duo of European eco-drivers have just successfully trekked?a total of 435 miles without needing to refuel. As?GreenCarReports details,?Marius Bornstein and Arnt G. Hartvig, […]The post Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicle Manages 435 Miles on a Tank of Hyd ...

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summer Lethargy

It?s the middle of summer and here in NJ it?s 30? outside, that?s on the cool side today, it has been up to 34C. All I can say is “Yuk!” Born and raised in the UK, I don?t operate well at this kind of heat. In the UK we might see this kind of temperature […]The post Summer Lethargy appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Fiat 500e Comes to Oregon

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CARB's Optimistic Hydrogen Future

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 207: Cyber Control

On today?s Transport Evolved: The Mercedes-Benz B-Class gets its EPA rating, Tesla gets a cool birthday present, and a LEAF you never have to clean.? These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield and guest Joe Dugandzic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhWt4Yx_pOg Introduction Welcome to the show! Today,?Nikki?is joined by Arizonan resident, Radio DJ and lighting expert […]The post Transport Evolved Elect ...

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T.E.N. Electric Car News 11 July, 2014: Tesla?s Birthday, Hacking a Car, Shifting the ELR

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. http://youtu.be/3KLeUxb4uWI Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: 2015 Nissan LEAF pricing, Rimac Concept_One, […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News 11 July, 2014: Tesla?s Birthday, Hacking a Car, Shiftin ...


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hate Cleaning Your Car? Meet Nissan?s Self-Cleaning LEAF Electric Car

Pocket money for kids worldwide or hated Sunday morning chore, keeping your car clean can be a complete pain, especially at certain times of the year. So imagine what it would be like to own a car which never, ever required cleaning? A car which kept itself clean and always looked fresh and presentable, regardless […]The post Hate Cleaning Your Car? Meet Nissan’s Self-Cleaning LEAF Electric Car appeared first on Transport Evolved Elec ...

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Cadillac Dealers Offer Massive Discounts To Shift ELR Extended-Range Luxury Coupe

Cadillac’s luxury ELR range-extended coupe isn’t exactly a high-seller for General Motors. With a price tag of $75,995?before incentives, the high-end plug-in hasn’t been selling as well as the Detroit automaker would like.?Two months ago, in an attempt to shift some of the 725 days’ supply of Cadillac ELR Coupes it had in stock, GM […]The post Cadillac Dealers Offer Massive Discounts To Shift ELR Extended-Range Luxu ...

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Nissan e NV200 | Fully Charged

An update on the progress for Fully Charged and a very nice drive in the Nissan e NV200, an electric van with the same drivetrain as the Nissan Leaf.

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Hack a Tesla Model S, Win $10,000, At SyScan-360 Security Confrence

Computer security conferences, where industry professionals and hackers join together to attend presentations and workshops on computer software and hardware security, have long offered prize funds to individuals capable of?remotely hacking their way into a supposedly secure system. Usually, the target of the challenge is a particular operating system, program, or smart device, but at […]The post Hack a Tesla Model S, Win $10,000, At SyScan ...

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Nissan?s Free Electric Car Charging Program Starts In Select U.S. Markets

Buy a brand new Nissan LEAF electric car in one of Nissan’s top ten LEAF markets in the U.S. this summer, and you won’t be paying to charge your car in public for two whole years. That’s the message from Nissan North America, whose No Charge to Charge program is now in full operation throughout […]The post Nissan’s Free Electric Car Charging Program Starts In Select U.S. Markets appeared first on Transport Evolved El ...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

1st Tennessee Fast Charger Closes; 1st SuperCharger to open across road

Murphy Express in Chattanooga was the first installation?of a CHAdeMO?DC Fast Charge Station in Tennessee. CHAdeMO?fast chargers are compatible with vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi i-Miev and Kia Soul EV. The station opened just over 2 years ago. That … Continue reading → ...

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E-Bike News: New Bosch Tech, Grace, ProdecoTech, E-Bike Touring, E-Mtn Bikes, Harley Davidson?! [VIDEOS]

Grace e-bikes at Interbike, new Bosch control unit & NuVinci, SRAM, Shimano shifting integration, ProdecoTech's new Scorpion, Continental's mid drive, Haibike ski jump video, the Rise of the E-Bike, European e-bike tour, Madrid e-bike share, popular mountain bike magazines comment on e-mtb's, and an electric Harley?! ...

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Bloomberg poll agrees ? Americans support carbon rules

Americans by 2 to 1 Would Pay More to Curb Climate Change By Lisa Lerer – Jun 10, 2014 Americans are willing to bear the costs of combating climate change, and most are more likely to support a candidate seeking … Continue reading → ...

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Rated at 87 Miles Range, 84 MPGe

Daimler’s?second mass-produced all-electric car, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, has been given an official EPA range rating of 87 miles per charge.? Based on the existing gasoline Mercedes-Benz B-Class sold in Europe, the all-electric B-Class Electric Drive features a 132 kilowatt Tesla-engineered drivetrain and 28 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. Despite that heritage, the B-Class […]The post 2014 Mercedes-Benz ...

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Nissan?s All-electric LEAF Hatchback is More Recycled Than You Think

It doesn’t matter if it’s a gas-guzzling V-8 muscle car or a super-efficient plug-in: the process of building a new car uses a lot of energy and consumes a lot of resources. So it’s important for automakers to make sure that any new car they produce is as green as it can be, both in […]The post Nissan’s All-electric LEAF Hatchback is More Recycled Than You Think appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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2016 U.S. Market Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Will Be Different From Current Model, Says Mitsubishi

It offers SUV practicality, all-electric capabilities round town, and the kind of fuel economy that would make Toyota Prius drivers green with envy, but the delayed U.S.-market version of Mitsubishi’s highly-popular plug-in hybrid SUV?won’t be the same car that car buyers around the rest of the world can’t get enough of. That’s according to Mitsubishi […]The post 2016 U.S. Market Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid W ...

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BMW Demonstrates Wireless Charging for Electric Cars, Agrees To Work With Daimler On the Technology

German luxury automaker BMW will work with?with rival Daimler to refine and develop wireless inductive charging technology — and has already?proven the technology feasible by using it to charge a collection of plug-in cars, including BMW’s ActiveE prototype electric car, its i3 production electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid. That’s according to an official press […]The post BMW Demonstrates Wireless Charging for Electric Ca ...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New entrant into EV parking space ?Hall of Shame? goes to a Prius!!

It isn’t unusual to find an SUV or large 4×4 truck parked in an EV designated spot, blocking access. It always seems to be the big gas guzzlers that have no concern for the EV driver. I’ve seen SUV’s parked … Continue reading → ...

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Confirmed: Volvo?s High-End 2015 XC90 T8 Crossover SUV Is a Performance Plug-in Hybrid

True to its promise, Volvo’s all-new next-generation XC90 crossover SUV will come with a high performance plug-in hybrid option. Better still, the Volvo XC90 Twin Engine T8 plug-in hybrid will be the XC90′s top of the range model, packing high performance and plug-in practicality into one vehicle. It will also be the world’s first mid-size, […]The post Confirmed: Volvo’s High-End 2015 XC90 T8 Crossover SUV Is a Perfo ...

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Why Toyota?s Plug-in Prius, Other Plug-in Hybrids, Are Selling So Well

With an all-electric range of 6 miles from full to empty, and a ‘blended’ gasoline + electric range of 11 miles from a full charge, the 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the smallest-range plug-in car on the market today. Yet U.S. sales of Toyota’s first mass-produced plug-in hybrid topped 2,692 cars in the month […]The post Why Toyota’s Plug-in Prius, Other Plug-in Hybrids, Are Selling So Well appeared first on Tr ...

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Forget Steering Wheels: This Mind-Control Car Could Make You A Jedi Master

Mind control — the ability to affect our surroundings or other individuals just by thinking — is a common human fantasy.?From the honed telepathy skills of Professor Charles Xavier in?X-Men to?Master Yoda’s awesome X-Wing lifting Jedi abilities in?Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, we’ve always dreamed of being able to control our world […]The post Forget Steering Wheels: This Mind-Control Car Could Make Y ...

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2015 Nissan LEAF Priced From $29,010 Before Incentives, Gets Minor Tweaks

The 2015 model year of Nissan’s popular all-electric LEAF hatchback will get a modest price increase over the outgoing 2014 model of between $30 and $100 depending on trim specification when it goes on sale in the U.S. later this month. That’s according to official 2015 Nissan LEAF specification and pricing information released yesterday by […]The post 2015 Nissan LEAF Priced From $29,010 Before Incentives, Gets Minor Tweaks app ...

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Kelly controller CAN bus interface and dashboard & trip computer for electric vehicles.

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European Electric Bike Tour: The Perks of Riding an E-Bike ? Part 2

Grant Walter has found that interest in his electric bike has been helpful in tough situations along his tour of Europe. In this part of his report you will learn about his e-bike touring experiences in Croatia and Slovenia; steep hills, good food and good wine! ...

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Mazda Miata Charged With Assault And Battery Against Tesla Model S

You’re either a fan of Mazda’s iconic two-seat sports coupe, or you loathe it with a passion. Currently in its twenty-fifth year of production, the diminutive Madza Miata — or MX-5 to some — has yet to give up its traditional in-line four-cylinder engines and rear-wheel drive setup for something with a plug, but that […]The post Mazda Miata Charged With Assault And Battery Against Tesla Model S appeared first on Tran ...

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Rimac Concept One Heads to Formula E Race Director for Inaugural Race Season

With its race calendar now confirmed and teams signed up from all around the world,?Formula E’s inaugural season is promising to introduce electric cars to the world of motor sport in a way that we’ve never seen before. And with the races set to emphasise zero-emissions, ultra clean racing, it follows that the Race Director […]The post Rimac Concept One Heads to Formula E Race Director for Inaugural Race Season appeared first on ...

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Flat Tires, Cell Service, and Public Charging

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Tesla Model S Will Soon Be The Most American Car You Can Buy

Forget Ford, General Motors and Chrysler: Tesla is?set to become the most American car maker in the world. Currently, Tesla’s all-electric Model S sedan, made at its Fremont factory in California, is made using parts sourced from all around the world.?According to current Tesla estimates, (via The Motley Fool)?around 55 per cent of?the?materials used in […]The post Tesla Model S Will Soon Be The Most American Car You Can Buy appeared ...

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Time to Dump the Pump? BP Says We Have 53.3 Years of Oil Left

Here at?Transport Evolved, we’re pretty pro-electric car. (You may have noticed.) Actually, we’re all about future car technology, regardless of its fuel type. To us, future car technology means technology that not only eliminates our need for fossil fuels, but makes our cars smarter and easier to use. For us, that drive is partly due […]The post Time to Dump the Pump? BP Says We Have 53.3 Years of Oil Left appeared first on Tra ...

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Tesla?s Nightmare Weekend Is a Chance for Electric Automaker To Shine

For a company which prides itself on safety, a zero fatality record, and almost perfect crash test scores, the Independence Day weekend was like a nightmare come true. With not one but two major crashes involving its flagship Tesla Model S — one resulting in three fatalities in a car hit by a Tesla?– news […]The post Tesla’s Nightmare Weekend Is a Chance for Electric Automaker To Shine appeared first on Transport Evolved E ...

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Charging? Fast ? A look at DC Fast Charging

I would say that Charging Electric Cars is rather boring, there?s nothing fun about it. You open the flap on the side of the EV and plug in the charging cable, and the charging process begins. At this point, once I?ve confirmed that the car is actually charging – a two second process – I […]The post Charging… Fast – A look at DC Fast Charging appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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June Drive Report and Unofficial Range Results In My 2013 LEAF

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THE BLESSING

Without the crew we would be nowhere. They worked from 2am to 10pm some nights and went over and above for very little recognition at the end of the day. This is my family and I am very proud...

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Transport Evolved Electric Car News Panel Show 206: Independence

On today?s Transport Evolved: CHAdeMO Charging Explodes in popularity,?Tesla’s third-gen car won’t be aluminium, and we talk about two VERY expensive plug-in hybrids.? These stories and more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield and Michael Thwaite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNwfccM_ooQ Introduction Welcome to the show! Today,?Nikki?is joined by?is joined by?Plug-in America?s Vice President, and Transport Ev ...

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Stolen Tesla Model S Crashes, Burns in Hollywood: Some Perspective, and Decorum, Please

It’s every car owner’s worse nightmare: their prized ride gets stolen, before leading law enforcement officers on a deadly high-speed chase. It gets worse if the high-speed chase ends in a multiple-car crash involving innocent bystanders. For one Tesla Model S owner, that nightmare has come true after their prized Tesla Model S, stolen and […]The post Stolen Tesla Model S Crashes, Burns in Hollywood: Some Perspective, and Decoru ...

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T.E.N. Electric Car News 4 July, 2014: LEAF Battery Pack,VW XL1, CHAdeMO Leading, BMW i8, Tesla Model ?3?

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=Q-SOY4IeH2A Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: Nissan?s new replacement battery deal, CHAdeMO […]The post T.E.N. Electric Car News 4 July, 2014: LEAF Battery Pack,VW XL ...

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Interview with Faraday Bicycles CEO, Adam Vollmer [VIDEO]

In this interview with Adam Vollmer you will learn about his design inspiration for the classically styled Faraday Porteur electric bike, the Kickstarter experience, improvements to the Porteur, Porteur rider "success" stories, new Faraday e-bikes, and other exciting Faraday news! ...

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Harris Ranch

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UK Leads Europe on CHAdeMO DC Quick Chargers, Thanks to UK Utility Company Ecotricity

Despite what many Brits will tell you, the UK is leading the?rest of Europe in the drive towards CHAdeMO DC Quick Charging provision. That’s according to official figures passed onto?Transport Evolved by the CHAdeMO Association, which says of the 1,181 CHAdeMO DC quick charging stations now online in Europe, 239 are based in the UK. […]The post UK Leads Europe on CHAdeMO DC Quick Chargers, Thanks to UK Utility Company Ecotricity appea ...

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Trippin on Sunshine

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BMW i8 Plug-in Hybrid Priced in U.S. from $135,700

The 2014 BMW i8, BMW’s first plug-in hybrid sports car, will retail from $135,700 plus mandatory $950 destination fee when it goes on sale in the U.S. later this summer. As detailed by?BMW Blog, the?majority of i8 models allocated for U.S. customers will be the limited-edition Pure Impulse World?trim level. Due to be produced exclusively […]The post BMW i8 Plug-in Hybrid Priced in U.S. from $135,700 appeared first on Transport Evolved ...

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How Fast Does A Tesla Supercharger Charge an Electric Tesla Model S? This Fast

When the Mitsubishi i-Miev launched in select markets back in 2009, it introduced most of us to DC CHAdeMO quick charging for the first time. ?Capable of refilling a Mitsubishi i-Miev or Nissan LEAF’s battery pack from empty to 80 per cent full in around 30 minutes — and 100 per cent in about 45 […]The post How Fast Does A Tesla Supercharger Charge an Electric Tesla Model S? This Fast appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric ...

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Hyundai Proves We?re Closer to Self-Driving Cars Than We Thought

We’ve often said that the road to fully autonomous driving is paved with small, incremental steps. In fact, if you’ve purchased a new car in the last few years the chances are you’ve got some form of semi-autonomous driving technology already in your car, be it adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning or emergency braking. […]The post Hyundai Proves We’re Closer to Self-Driving Cars Than We Thought appeared fi ...

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Meet Ray, An Ingenious Alternative To Self-Parking Cars

Self-parking technology — where a car heads off in search of a parking space after you’ve got to your destination and stepped out the vehicle — has always been a big selling point of autonomous driving technology. But despite the best attempts of software giant Google and automakers around the world, self-driving cars haven’t hit […]The post Meet Ray, An Ingenious Alternative To Self-Parking Cars appeared first on Tr ...

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State of Pennsylvania Passes Bill To Allow Tesla Up To Five Stores There

In the ongoing battle between Californian automaker Tesla Motors and powerful auto dealer associations across the U.S., both houses in the?Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have now passed a compromise bill permitting Tesla to own and operate up to five retail locations across the state. Originally introduced to the lower house as a pro-Tesla bill proposing Tesla […]The post State of Pennsylvania Passes Bill To Allow Tesla Up To Five Stores Ther ...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

50,000 miles with a 2012 Chevy Volt

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America supports GHG controls

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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Do Jaguar Owners Want To Plug Their Big Cats In? Maybe?

Last week, we shared with you the news that British car buyers are?tremendously suspicious of electric cars, with an overwhelming majority of those questioned in an official Government survey on electric cars saying they hadn’t given any thought to buying a plug-in car. So it would follow that those with high-power prestige cars like those […]The post Do Jaguar Owners Want To Plug Their Big Cats In? Maybe… appeared first on Tran ...

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Replacement Electric Bike Batteries Guide

Eventually electric bike batteries need to be replaced as their lifecycle comes to an end. You can tell when a battery is nearing the end of its life when it does not provide you with much range. This guide will help you with ideas on how to get a replacement electric bike battery. ...

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Nissan?s Autonomous LEAF Helps Open Brand-New Japanese Tunnel

Traditionally, the opening of a new road is a fairly boring affair, with some dignitary, politician, or celebrity?cutting the ribbon and then taking a leisurely?chauffeur-driven?ride along?the new road’s length. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVnNBR3Z-WM#t=109 Sometimes, road opening ceremonies are little more exciting, with a special charity run or cycle ride ahead of it being opened to the public, but […]The post Nissan’s Aut ...

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Got a Dog? Here?s Five Dog-Friendly Plug-in Cars For You to Buy

Loyal, full of energy, and always eager to see us, our canine compatriots really are man’s best friend. And if you’re a dog owner, the chances are the type of dogs you have — and the things you like to do with them — influence the type of car you’re going to buy. Traditionally, dog […]The post Got a Dog? Here’s Five Dog-Friendly Plug-in Cars For You to Buy appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car ...

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Nissan?s Andy Palmer: Infiniti Plug-in Cars Not Dead

Contrary to what you may have heard, Infiniti will one day offer a whole range of plug-in vehicles. That’s according to Nissan vice president Andy Palmer, who told AutoExpress this week that?Nissan’s luxury brand would offer a home to plug-in hybrid and all-electric models. Asked about the?Emerg-E, Infiniti’s plug-in hybrid concept car debuted back in […]The post Nissan’s Andy Palmer: Infiniti Plug-in Cars Not Dead a ...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pikes Peak Fans 2014

This is the return trip after everyone has raced up the mountain.

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Oregon EV News of the Week 2014 July 1

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RACE DAY 92nd PIKES PEAK 2014

Jeremiah Johnson wins Electric Modified class in 2014 on Brutus V2! Here is his race winning run uncut beginning to end.

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QuickCharge: Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid

The first plug-in SUV on the market anywhere in the world — and the first plug-in hybrid in the world to offer DC CHAdeMO quick charging capabilities — the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid has proven popular among early adopters in its home market of Japan, as well as more recently in select European Markets. http://youtu.be/F6eJDDX6MHo […]The post QuickCharge: Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid appeared first on Transport E ...

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Toyota?s Urban EVs Help Ha:mo Smart Multi-Modal Car Sharing Pilot Project in Grenoble

Toyota might be shunning full-size electric cars in preference for hydrogen fuel cell cars, but that hasn’t stopped the Japanese automaker from participating in?a new pilot project which could?make our cities greener and more pleasant to live in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VwuWWK2dZo#t=152 But it isn’t Toyota’s full-size RAV4 EV taking part: it’s Toyota’s all-electric i-ROAD and COMS urban […]The post Toy ...

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Third-Generation Tesla Won?t Be Made of Aluminum, Says Tesla VP of Engineering

Tesla’s next-generation, affordable electric car — the one formerly?known as the ‘Model E’ — won’t inherent the all-aluminum construction of its bigger brother, the Tesla Model S. That’s according to Chris Porritt, ?Tesla’s Vice President of Engineering, who says that Tesla’s third-generation plug-in will be manufactured using “appropriate materials” for its price point and market ...

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Toyota Asks NHTSA For Safety Exemption For Its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

Japanese automaker Toyota might not be launching its first ever mass-produced fuel cell vehicle in the U.S. for another year, but it’s already hard at work trying to ready the as-yet un-named hydrogen fuel cell sedan for the U.S. market. As part of that process, it has petitioned the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]The post Toyota Asks NHTSA For Safety Exemption For Its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car appeared first on T ...

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Volkswagen XL1 Priced in UK at ?99,000 With Only 30 Due To Be Imported

With only 250 examples due to be made in total, Volkswagen’s futuristic XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid?zukunftswagen?is probably one of the most exclusive plug-in cars on the market today. Volkswagen has already begun deliveries of the XL1 to a few — and we do mean a few — lucky customers in Germany, but from this autumn […]The post Volkswagen XL1 Priced in UK at ?99,000 With Only 30 Due To Be Imported appeared first on Transpo ...

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