Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The ProdecoTech Electric Bike Line Up at Interbike 2014 [VIDEOS & PICS]

ProdecoTech had a large piece of real estate at this year's Interbike to show off some of their new electric bikes for 2015. Notably there was the Outlaw 1200 (1200 watts of power), their new Speed Pedelec with torque sensor pedal assist, and the folding Mariner 500 e-bike. They showed off a chain torque sensor can be added to any of their current bikes as well as some of their older models. In addition to those new e-bikes and torque sensor, the ...

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Oregon Global Warming Commission to meet September 25, 2014

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EcoSpeed Launches Kickstarter to Ramp Up Production

EcoSpeed, the Portland, Oregon based maker of mid-drive motor systems has launched a Kickstarter campaign and only ten days into the project says it had achieved 53% of its $75,000 goal. According to EcoSpeed General Manager Brad Davis, ?With just over twenty days to go, we?re feeling very good about reaching our goal. The outpouring from existing and potential customers has been very gratifying.? Davis says that even though the company has built ...

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Mental "Glitches" Are Slowing EV Sales (Part 4 - Ingroup Bias)

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Awesome Toyota video supporting hydrogen fuel cell cars

Toyota addresses the critics of hydrogen fuel cell cars in this inspirational video that lasts 1 minute and 11 seconds ...

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National Drive Electric Week - Cupertino EV Rally

On September 20, 2014, Philip Robertson, a judge with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS?, pronounced a new world record for the most all-electric vehicles in a parade: 507. The record-breaking EV procession...

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Littleton, Colo. plugs into Drive Electric Week

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National Drive Electric Week Event: Littleton, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 20

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Ford C-Max Is Awesome

?A Guest Blog by?Dave Johnson blogging at?seeingtheforest.com. ?Editor’s Note: Please send blog recommendations to info@cmaxchat.com. I bought a C-Max Hybrid in May. I have had it for a few months and I love this car, so I?m writing this review … Continue reading → ...

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mental "Glitches" Are Slowing EV Sales (part 3 - Confirmation Bias)

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Nissan Doing the "Shimmy Shimmy Shake!"

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2015 Haibike Electric Mountain Bikes & Street Bikes [VIDEOS]

Haibike is bringing a bunch of their Bosch powered electric bikes to the US market for 2015. And that includes the new Fat Six; a fat e-bike (4"+ wide tires!) with the Bosch mid drive, aluminum frame, and Rock Shox suspension fork. Bosch has set up shop in the US and Haibike is the brand that has the most Bosch e-bikes in the US. ...

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European Ford C-Max Gets Makeover

The European C-Max is changing according to several websites. ?LeftLaneNews has photos of the new C-Max. ?The Auto Channel has quite a bit of detail on the changes, including detail on new safety technology that is included. ?I found these … Continue reading → ...

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Guest Post: Celebrating National Drive Electric Week in a 2012 Toyota Rav4 EV Electric Car

In case you hadn’t heard, this week is National Drive Electric Week, a week-long celebration across North America intended to educate and celebrate the joys of dumping the pump for a plug-in car instead. With events running right up until Sunday evening, there’s still time to get?involved?with a?local event in your area, or perhaps just […]The post Guest Post: Celebrating National Drive Electric Week in a 2012 Toyota Rav4 EV Ele ...

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Google?s Self-Driving Car Program Collects a Total of 25 Permits in California

Yesterday, we brought you news that Audi, Mercedes-Benz and software giant Google were the first companies to apply to the state of California for autonomous vehicle permits, allowing them to publicly test self-driving cars on the roads of California. But while Audi can lay claim to being the first company to receive its autonomous driving […]The post Google’s Self-Driving Car Program Collects a Total of 25 Permits in California appea ...

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Nissan HQ evaluate BMW i3

Nissan have either purchased or borrowed a BMW i3 for their employees to evaluate the competition. The corporate employee I spoke to who was driving the vehicle described it as “Very Different” and was glad another manufacturer was?selling battery electrics … Continue reading → ...

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Fresh From Mass. Victory, Tesla Tackles New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission in Court

A Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling earlier this week in favour of California electric automaker Tesla Motors may have given Tesla Motors and its fans cause for celebration in the long fight against powerful auto dealer associations keen to prohibit Tesla’s direct to customer sales model, but that doesn’t mean that its long fight is […]The post Fresh From Mass. Victory, Tesla Tackles New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission ...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Oregon EV News of the Week 2014 Sept 17

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BMW i8 | Fully Charged

A short and at times very fast first drive in the ?100000 BMW i8. All filming done on closed roads at Millbrook proving ground. This is a plug in hybrid supercar that is, without question,...

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Chicago Makes a Dirty Job Cleaner With All-Electric Garbage Truck

You pay hard earned taxes towards their upkeep, rely on them to take your kerbside offerings away every week, and probably curse their clattering, smoke-spewing arrival if you live in a neighbourhood where their arrival happens while you’re still trying to sleep. But in the city of Chicago, a silent transformation is taking place among […]The post Chicago Makes a Dirty Job Cleaner With All-Electric Garbage Truck appeared first on Tran ...

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Lincoln City National Drive Electric Week Celebration

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How Much Will the Tesla Model ? Electric Car Cost? Analyst Disagrees With Tesla?s $35,000 Promise

With a promised range in excess of 200 miles, Supercharger capability, and even the possibility os some autonomous drive technology fitted as standard at launch, the 2017 Tesla model?? promises to be one very important plug-in car. Add a claimed $35,000 price tag after rebates, and the Tesla Model?? has the potential to be a […]The post How Much Will the Tesla Model ? Electric Car Cost? Analyst Disagrees With Tesla’s $35,000 Promise a ...

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Life After Better Place: Renault?s Fluence Z.E. Electric Car Heads to China

Like a cat with nine lives, Renault’s five-seat Fluence Z.E. electric car?— which ultimately ended European production after poor sales and the bankruptcy of Israeli battery swap firm Better Place — is heading to a new life in China. That’s according to Renault Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, who told?Reuters?yesterday that the French automaker was ready […]The post Life After Better Place: Renault’s Fluence Z.E. Elec ...

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Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Google Get First Autonomous Driving Permits in California, Pay $5 Million Bonds to Do So

Yesterday,?a raft of new regulations designed to regulate and enable the testing of fully autonomous vehicles on the roads of California came into force,?making it easier for automakers and software companies to test out their latest autonomous driving technologies on public highways throughout the state. Like an adolescent eagerly waiting for their sixteenth birthday, it […]The post Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Google Get First Autonomous Driving ...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Choosing the right NRG eVgo DC Fast Charging plan in Nashville

Who are NRG? There’s a new EV Charging company coming to Nashville, NRG eVgo. NRG are a large energy company with a focus on electricity sales and distribution. They have smaller divisions that do Solar Energy and EV charging infrastructure. … Continue reading → ...

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New Raleigh Electric Bikes with Shimano STEPS Mid Drive System [VIDEO]

For 2015 Raleigh is jumping into the electric bike market! This is pretty big news because Raleigh is a traditional bicycle brand that has been around for a long time. They must see the future in electric bikes. Here is a video of the new Raleigh e-bikes (Misceo, Venture, Detour, Tekoa) for the US market, presented by Larry Pizzi at Interbike 2014. The Misceo is the first bike in the US market to feature the new Shimano STEPS mid drive system: ...

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Nightmare on Toyota Street: The Death of the Gen 1 Prius (Or How New Cars Get Old Really Quickly)

Here at Transport Evolved, we often spend our time poring over brand-new cars with no miles on the odometer, all the features a new car buyer could want, and the best possible fuel economy imaginable. Sadly however, those cars often come with a price-tag which puts them outside of the affordability zone of many buyers. […]The post Nightmare on Toyota Street: The Death of the Gen 1 Prius (Or How New Cars Get Old Really Quickly) appeared firs ...

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EV Driver Violates Wheaton's Law

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Renault Unveils EOLAB Plug-in Hybrid Concept Car Ahead of 2014 Paris Motor Show

With the 2014 Paris Motor Show just over two weeks away, French automaker Renault has officially released details and images of a brand-new plug-in hybrid concept car it will debut at the 14-day event. Designed as a B-Segment or Supermini car — essentially the same class of vehicle as its all-electric ZOE Z.E. hatchback and […]The post Renault Unveils EOLAB Plug-in Hybrid Concept Car Ahead of 2014 Paris Motor Show appeared first on Tr ...

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Got an Electric Car? Going to University? Here Are The Most EV-Friendly Ones in the U.S.

There was a time when graduating from high school and starting at University?or College meant it was time to say goodbye to your old friends, pile your stuff into the back of a beaten-up station-wagon or pickup truck, and head?off on?the adventure of your life. These days, if you’re lucky,?there’s a possibility you’re heading to […]The post Got an Electric Car? Going to University? Here Are The Most EV-Friendly Ones in the ...

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Nissan Considers Slashing In-House Battery Manufacturing, But It?s Not Because Electric Cars Are a Failure

Unlike some of its rivals in the green car marketplace, Japanese automaker Nissan produces all of the lithium-ion battery packs it needs for its all-electric Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric van itself at dedicated battery production facilities in Japan, the U.S. and UK. As Reuters claimed yesterday?however, Nissan is in the process of rethinking its […]The post Nissan Considers Slashing In-House Battery Manufacturing, But It’s Not Be ...

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Drive an EV for Less Than Your Gas Bill

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Zehus Bike+ All-In-One Electric Bike System. No Charging Required?! [VIDEO]

All-in-one electric bike systems are becoming more popular these days. They contain everything in the hub of the bike. That includes the motor, controller, battery, and everything else! FlyKly and Copenhagen Wheel (Superpedestrian) are some of the more well-known names in the US. Zehus is an all-in-one system from Italy and I recently had a chance to check out their Bike+ system at this years Interbike 2014. ...

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Jaguar Land Rover wants to hear from Oregon EV drivers

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BREAKING: Tesla Beats Massachusetts State auto Dealers Association in Unanimous SJC Ruling

Large auto dealer chains and powerful auto dealer associations have no legal standing to block Tesla Motors from selling its luxury electric cars directly to customers in the Commonwealth?of Massachusetts. That’s the unanimous verdict of the state’s highest court, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, which ruled that a claim made by auto dealers trying to […]The post BREAKING: Tesla Beats Massachusetts State auto Dealers As ...

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Toyota?a Upcoming Fuel Cell Sedan Spotted Testing in Plaing Sight in Southern California

It isn’t due to launch in?Japan until next spring and won’t go on sale in Europe and the U.S. until next summer, but that doesn’t mean Toyota’s Fuel Cell Sedan — rumoured to be called the Mirai — isn’t already being driven in full view around the world, as a sighting this weekend in Southern […]The post Toyota’a Upcoming Fuel Cell Sedan Spotted Testing in Plaing Sight in Southern California ap ...

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Does Dongfeng Nissan?s Chinese Market Venucia e30 Hint at Faster Nissan LEAF Charging?

It’s produced under license in a partnership between Chinese-based Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd., and Japanese-based Nissan motors, retails for an eye-watering RMB 267,800 ($43,601), and is essentially a Nissan LEAF electric hatchback with a few cosmetic tweaks to make it more appealing to the Chinese buyer. But while the Dongfeng Venucia e30 EV looks very […]The post Does Dongfeng Nissan’s Chinese Market Venucia e30 Hint at Faster N ...

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Electroluminescent Paint Job Makes This Custom Tesla Model S a One-Car Light Show

What happens if you cross the super-sexy Tesla Model S electric car with a futuristic?paint that not only covers pretty much any surface but produces an eerie light when an electric current is passed through it? A Tesla Model S which glows in the dark a little like a deep water Botrynema?Jellyfish, of course. While […]The post Electroluminescent Paint Job Makes This Custom Tesla Model S a One-Car Light Show appeared first on Transport Evolv ...

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Inaugural Formula E Race Proves Electric Car Racing Is Anything But Boring

It had all the ingredients of a classic motor racing duel: excitement, suspense, adrenaline and even a?last-lap, final corner crash which took out the two drivers vying for first place. If you caught a glimpse of it on television some time over the weekend with the sound turned down, you’d be forgiven for thinking it […]The post Inaugural Formula E Race Proves Electric Car Racing Is Anything But Boring appeared first on Transport Evol ...

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Transport Evolved News Panel Show Episode 211: The Final Turn

On today’s Transport Evolved: the AppleWatch, explaining Galapagos Syndrome for fuel cell cars, a world of autonomous cars, and that final corner crash that spun the world of Formula E right around. These stories and more on today’s Transport Evolved, with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Scott Cronce and Joe Dugandzic. Welcome to today’s show! Today,?Nikki is joined […]The post Transport Evolved News Panel Show Episode 211: The F ...

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Friday, September 12, 2014

NDEW Weather Channel Clip 3

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NDEW Weather Channel Clip 2

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Weather Channel NDEW Clip 1

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Walks Of Life: Petworth Walking Tour

The Petworth Neighborhood in Washington, DC, is evolving rapidly. See how the community is actively working to make it more and more walkable.

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EV Maintenance

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2015 Kia Soul Given 93-Mile EPA Range, Will Retail From $33,700

Kia’s all-electric 2015 Soul EV — the one currently being advertised by Kia’s human-sized funky furry friends — has received its official?fuel economy ratings by the EPA. At 93 miles per charge and available from just $33,700 before incentives, the trendy urban CUV is an exciting entrant into the mid-priced electric car market. Looking at […]The post 2015 Kia Soul Given 93-Mile EPA Range, Will Retail From $33,700 app ...

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T.E.N. Future Transport News 12th September, 2014. NV Incentives, Self-Driving, Apple Watch

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. http://youtu.be/Ep6Y9slS0ks   Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: Hydrogen?s prospects outside Japan, the […]The post T.E.N. Future Transport News 12th September, 2014. NV Incentives, Self ...


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State of Nevada Approves $1.25 Billion in Tax Breaks, Perks for Tesla Gigafactory

After two full days, a specially-convened legislative session in Nevada has passed both a series of tax breaks and incentives designed to move construction of Tesla’s massive lithium-ion manufacturing and reprocessing Gigafactory?in Reno, NV?to the next level. As we reported on Tuesday, legislators were ordered back to Carson City to take part in the special […]The post State of Nevada Approves $1.25 Billion in Tax Breaks, Perks for T ...

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

First Thoughts: UK-Spec 2014 Tesla Model S P85

We’ve already given you our?official review of the European specification Tesla Model S — but what’s it like stepping behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S for the first time, especially when your daily drivers are a 45 year old classic car and a 2010 Mitsubishi i-MIev?? Our regular columnist and honorary staff writer […]The post First Thoughts: UK-Spec 2014 Tesla Model S P85 appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car ...

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Official: Apple Watch Will Bring BMW i3, i8 Electric Car Monitoring to Your Wrist

It’s been talked about for months and finally on Tuesday this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Apple was bringing its very own wearable device to the smartwatch market: the Apple Watch. Announced as part of a major event announcing Apple’s latest iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Pay products, the Apple Watch […]The post Official: Apple Watch Will Bring BMW i3, i8 Electric Car Monitoring to Your Wrist appeared first on Tr ...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mental "Glitches" Are Slowing EV Sales (part 2 - Status Quo)

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Manipulating Battery Stats

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California?s Electric Car Total Goes Over 100,000 Cars, Proves There?s a Market for Plug-ins

Here at?Transport Evolved, we’re often told by plug-in skeptics that electric vehicles will never catch on or sell in large numbers. Now we’ve got proof to politely disagree: the number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the roads of California have hit 100,000 for the first time in electric car history, a milestone reached […]The post California’s Electric Car Total Goes Over 100,000 Cars, Proves There’s a Marke ...

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Musk: Partial ?Auto-Pilot? Autonomous Drive Features to be Included in Tesla Model ?

The 2017 Tesla Model ? all-electric sedan promises an all-electric range in excess of 200 miles, Supercharging capability, and a price tag of around $35,000, making it the most affordable Tesla electric car yet. It will also include advanced Tesla-developed autonomous driving technology that will make the car capable of at least some basic self-driving […]The post Musk: Partial “Auto-Pilot” Autonomous Drive Features to be Includ ...

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Decision to Build All-electric MINI Superleggera Won?t Be Made for Months, Says BMW

It’s more reminiscent of a small British sports car of the 1960s crossed with a first-generation Daihatsu Copen than it is of a classic MINI, but the latest car to wear the MINI badge — a two-seat all-electric drop top concept car called the MINI Superleggera Vision —?is going to have to wait another six […]The post Decision to Build All-electric MINI Superleggera Won’t Be Made for Months, Says BMW appeared first on ...

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Tesla Gigafactory: NV Recalls Her Lawmakers to Cement $1.3 Billion Tax Breaks for Tesla Motors

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Nevada Republican Governor?Brian Sandoval might have officially confirmed last Thursday that Tesla’s first massive lithium-ion reprocessing and manufacturing ‘Gigafactory’ would be built at the Taho-Reno Industrial Center just outside Reno, NV, but there’s still a lot of things to be done?before Tesla’s Gigafactory becomes reality. Things like submitting plans, obtaining […]The post Tesl ...

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Oregon EV News of the Week 2014 Sept 9

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Elon Musk Launches Tesla Model S in Japan, Hints at Toyota Partnership, Takes part in Game Show

He’s CEO of America’s fastest-growing automaker and CEO of the firm which is single-handedly commercialising space flight. He’s also known as someone who likes to drop big hints to the media about future projects, and?demonstrates a unique ability to get involved with some pretty crazy things, from cameo film appearances to playing himself on the […]The post Elon Musk Launches Tesla Model S in Japan, Hints at Toyota Partne ...

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Renault, Bollor?, Join forces to Become Electric Car, Car Sharing Partners

One is an expert in car share schemes, the other is an expert in electric car technology. And now Bollor? and Renault are working together to become partners in the world of both electric cars and car sharing. Announced this morning, the two french firms have signed an agreement which will see them work together […]The post Renault, Bollor?, Join forces to Become Electric Car, Car Sharing Partners appeared first on Transport Evolved Electri ...

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GM Unveils Self-Driving EN-V 2.0 Electric Car, Advanced Safety Tech at ITS 2014

Back in 2010, General Motors unveiled?the Electric Networked Vehicle (EN-V), a narrow, two-wheeled, two-seat self-balancing low-speed electric vehicle designed for use in heavily congested cities. This June,?it showcased the?EN-V 2.0, a four-wheeled evolution of the original design, at a special event at the?Tianjin Eco-City in China. This week, General Motors is using the occasion of […]The post GM Unveils Self-Driving EN-V 2.0 Electric Ca ...

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Volkswagen Exec: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Doomed To Fail Outside Japan

They might be?hailed as a way for?Japan to work towards a transportation future without gasoline, but hydrogen fuel cell cars are doomed to failure elsewhere in the world. That’s according to Volkswagen Group Japan President Shigeru Shoji, who told Bloomberg?last week?that the cost and complexity of hydrogen fuel cell cars would doom them to only […]The post Volkswagen Exec: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Doomed To Fail Outside Japan appeare ...

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Monday, September 8, 2014

VW Golf GTE | Fully Charged

An all too brief drive of the soon to be launched VolksWagen Golf GTE, the first plug in hybrid Golf. 1.5 litre TSI petrol engine, 100 HP electric motor, 8.8 kWh battery pack. 35g CO2 per...

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Buying an Electric Car? Why Picking a Car isn?t Just About Miles per Charge

When buying any new car, there are a lot of considerations to be made which will ultimately shape your purchase decision. From cost to features, safety to tech, good research will help you choose the best car for your needs. When it comes to buying an electric car however, we’re often blinded by official range […]The post Buying an Electric Car? Why Picking a Car isn’t Just About Miles per Charge appeared first on Transport Evol ...

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Staff Car Report: With Chevy Leaving Europe, Owning a Volt is a Challenge

When the Gordon-Bloomfield family decided on purchasing a plug-in hybrid?as a replacement for our 2008 Toyota Prius hybrid and a companion to our 2011 Nissan LEAF last summer, we settled on the 2013 Chevrolet Volt. Since then, we’ve covered just shy of 20,000 miles in the Volt, with a lifetime fuel economy hovering around 118 […]The post Staff Car Report: With Chevy Leaving Europe, Owning a Volt is a Challenge appeared first on Transp ...

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Tesla Model S Owner, Police, Track Stolen EV Using Smartphone App

Being able to remotely check on your electric car’s state of charge, set the interior cabin temperature and even lock or unlock the doors using a smartphone app is one of those features that make would-be electric car owners and tech fans green with envy. Being able to?track your stolen electric car and directing law […]The post Tesla Model S Owner, Police, Track Stolen EV Using Smartphone App appeared first on Transport Evolved Elect ...

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Be an Entrepreneur! says Spirit of Innovation Challenge Spokesperson Chip Yates

Chip Yates, national spokesman for the (Astronaut Pete) Conrad Foundation, recently released a video talking about why this is the perfect time for young adults to join the innovation revolution and bring their ideas to the Conrad Foundation for the 2015 Spirit of Innovation Challenge.??????????????????????????? **Click to view video   Yates is a highly dynami ...

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Electric Bike Updates from Interbike

Interbike is the largest bicycle tradeshow in the US and there will be a lot of new electric bikes on display this year. Stay tuned to this post for the latest e-bikes and gear from Interbike in Las Vegas, Nevada! ...

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Transport Evolved News Panel Show Episode 210: Fallen

Join Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield and Rick Woodbury as they discuss the week’s news in the world of green and future car transport https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G5ZmbSsKJU Part 1 Nevada confirmed as site for the giga factory Tesla in Battle Against Georgia Auto Dealers: We Didn?t Break The Rules Google Lets You Tour Seattle?s Tesla Westlake Store Without Ever Leaving […]The post Transport Evolved News Panel Show Episode 210: Fallen appe ...

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

ElectraGirl: To AC or not to AC

We’re 5 years into the revenge?of the Electric Car and things are going well, but – I’m still coming across articles that are full of nonsense about Electric Cars.?This past week, I read about how my Electric Car is “Labor Day Traffic’s New Menace” and how it will be responsible for the traffic jam you’ll […]The post ElectraGirl: To AC or not to AC appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car Ne ...

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August 2014 Drive Report

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Can't Walk There: The Camarillo Skywalk

Join the Every Body Walk! team as they explore a part of Camarillo, California that can't be walked.

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The Cardio Controlled Falco Fusion Sports E-Bike System [VIDEO]

Falco E-Motors has just launched their new Fusion Sports electric bike kit on Kickstarter. This is a unique kit because it is cardio controlled. What does that mean? You can set the heart rate range that you want to be exercising in and the Falco Fusion Sports system will vary the amount of assist to make sure you stay in that range. High tech! While we are talking about tech, the Fusion Sports system features smartphone integration, which is not ...

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Highest EV Sales ever draws ?EV?s have failed? articles in mainstream media

August 2014 was a landmark month for Battery Electric Vehicles. The electric vehicle press trumpeted these achievements, for example. BMW, Nissan, Ford, GM Set Records In August To Pace EV Sales Higher In US ? The mainstream media however had … Continue reading → ...

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Brammo Empulse vs. Tesla Model S at Laguna Seca Raceway

Eric Bostrom, former AMA champion, takes on the Tesla S, the fastest production electric car in the world aboard his all electric Brammo Empulse to answer an age old question within a new era...

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T.E.N. Future Transport News 5th September 2014: Tesla Gigafactory Site, Andy Palmer?s Departure, VW Golf GTE

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/1OQXN691OVc Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: Tesla?s confirmation of Reno Gigafactory; Tesla?s […]The post T.E.N. Future Transport News 5th September 2014: Tesla Gigafactory Site, Andy Pal ...


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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Ford C-Max Energi Outsells Prius Plug-in in August

As followers of C-MaxChat know, we’ve compared the Prius V with ?C-Max Hybrid and the Prius Plug-in with C-Max Energi. ?One blog compares the monthly sales of the four?vehicles. ?There’s a new first. ?The C-Max Energi outsold the Prius Plug-in … Continue reading → ...

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Eurobike Electric Bike Picture Gallery

Eurobike is the big international bicycle trade show that happens every year in Friedrichshafen, Germany and it is where a lot of the new electric bikes (and conventional bikes) are revealed. This year the amount of e-bikes at the show was even more impressive than last year. The director of Bosch forecasts that e-bikes will eventually make up 50% of the total bicycle market and according to Bike Europe that may occur in 2015! ...

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Schneider EVSE Discount at HomeDepot.com

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Formula E To Host Electric Car Motorshows in Select Host Cities Before, After Races

It’s set to bring all-electric, zero-emission motor sport to the masses in just over a weeks’ time — and now the inaugural FIA Formula E championship will give fans the chance to drive an electric car for the first time too. In an announcement made this afternoon, Formula E officially announced it would be holding […]The post Formula E To Host Electric Car Motorshows in Select Host Cities Before, After Races appeared first ...

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Your Next Car Might Not Drive Itself, But It Could Chide Your Driving Style

There was a time not so long ago when cars were pretty basic,?when the only thing to distract you from your driving were your passengers and the music playing on your AM radio. These days, with extensive in-car entertainment system, Internet connectivity and more buttons than you probably know what to do with, in-car distraction […]The post Your Next Car Might Not Drive Itself, But It Could Chide Your Driving Style appeared first on Transpo ...

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Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van Awarded Just Three Stars In EuroNCAP Safety Tests

Nissan’s recently-released all-electric variant to the popular NV200 people carrier — the e-NV200 Evalia?– has been awarded just three out of five stars in EuroNCAP crash testing, making it one of the worst-performing plug-in vehicles to be tested by the safety organisation this year. As the official Euro NCAP test result?details, the five-seat e-NV200 Evalia […]The post Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van Awarded Just Three Stars ...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tesla Likely to Confirm Gigafactory For Reno, NV Today

It’s been one of the hottest electric car stories of 2014 — and later today we’ll find out for sure the site of the first Tesla lithium-ion Gigafactory at a joint press conference between Tesla and the Governor of the lucky state. As we correctly surmised earlier this summer, that site appears to be in […]The post Tesla Likely to Confirm Gigafactory For Reno, NV Today appeared first on Transport Evolved Electric Car News ...

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Oregon EV News of the Week 2014 Sept 2

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August 2014 Ford C-Max Sales Up 16% from 2013

Ford Motor Company?said today?that 3,501?C-Max Hybrid and Energi vehicles were sold in August?2014, up?16% from August?2013. ?There was a month-over-month gain?of 17% over the 2,994 sold in July. ?Autoblog recently noted that Ford hybrid sales have held up quite well … Continue reading → ...

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Are Electric Cars the Perfect Choice for School Runs? Go Ultra Low Campaign Says Yes

Historically, children used to travel from home to school by foot, bicycle or bus,?but?the increase in parental choice for schools combined with concerns over safety mean that more parents than ever before are driving their children to school in the family car.?The resulting back-to-school gridlock not only increases commute times for everyone, but dramatically increases […]The post Are Electric Cars the Perfect Choice for School Runs? Go U ...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tesla in Battle Against Georgia Auto Dealers: We Didn?t Break The Rules

Californian automaker Tesla Motors has finally responded to?attempts by the Georgia Automobile Dealer Association to ban it from selling its luxury electric cars direct to customers within the state, calling it a “thinly veiled?attempt to stifle new innovation and eliminate consumer choice.” It’s the latest battle in a never-ending war between auto dealer associations and […]The post Tesla in Battle Against Georgia Auto De ...

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Flight of the Century Flies with the Angels to Help Kids

  Flight of the Century has joined forces with Angel Flight West to use our Piper Cherokee Charger to fly kids with medical problems to their distant doctor or hospital appointments.   This summer?Flight of the Century test pilot Chip Yates received his Angel Flight “Command Pilot” status and immediately conducted ten Angel Flight missions…transportin ...

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Blink to Charge by the Hour: What is the Best Way to Charge for Your Charge?

Today, Blink announced a switch, where possible, to charging for electricity by the Kilowatt Hour (kWh) instead of by charging time. Is this better or worse and what are the pitfalls to each approach? Historically, EV charging at public stations, where not free or included in the parking charges, has always been priced by the […]The post Blink to Charge by the Hour: What is the Best Way to Charge for Your Charge? appeared first on Transport ...

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Electric Car Champion Andy Palmer Leaves Nissan to Become CEO of Gas-Guzzling Aston Martin

In the automotive world, there’s very rarely such a thing as a surprise story. So when it happens, it leaves those who comment on it a little dazed. And so it is with the surprise news that Andy Palmer, Nissan’s Executive Vice President and one of the auto industry’s most vocal supporters of electric cars, […]The post Electric Car Champion Andy Palmer Leaves Nissan to Become CEO of Gas-Guzzling Aston Martin appeared first ...

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Could Old Tires Give a Boost To Your Electric Car?s Battery? Yes, Say Boffins

It’s a well-known fact that partly-worn tires have a lower-rolling resistance than brand new ones, leading to a few extra miles of range per charge in an electric car. Although they have a lower-rolling resistance however, worn tires do nothing to help road safety, with less grip resulting in longer stopping distances, less direct handling […]The post Could Old Tires Give a Boost To Your Electric Car’s Battery? Yes, Say Boffins ...

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Walk Score: How Walkable is the Happiest Place on Earth?

Every Body Walk! and Jillian Rose Reed explore Disneyland's walkability with former Disneyland ambassador Oscar Carrosco. The design of the park is meant to be wide open, spread out, and easy...

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Blink increase cost of EV charging by 140% in Tennessee and many other states.

Starting September 2nd 2014 Blink have changed their fee structure. In many states they are switching to charging per kWh, which is both fair and advantageous to owners of older LEAF’s that charge more slowly than recent models. In states … Continue reading → ...

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JuiceBox Meets Ice Box in Electric Car Charging Station Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — the massively popular activity of dumping ice cold water on someone’s head to help raise money and awareness of the debilitating and devastating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis — is unarguably the social media phenomenon of this summer. While the current Internet sensation that is the Ice Bucket Challenge is most […]The post JuiceBox Meets Ice Box in Electric Car Charging Station Ice Bucket Cha ...

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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid Priced in Germany From ?36,900. Won?t Head to U.S.

Volkswagen’s upcoming 2015 Golf GTE — the plug-in hybrid variant of Volkswagen’s iconic Golf hatchback — will go on sale in Europe later this year for ?36,900 ($48450), including purchase tax of 19 percent. That’s according to German website?AutoBild, which says the plug-in hybrid 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE will cost just ?2,000 more to buy […]The post 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid Priced in Germany Fro ...

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Mental "Glitches" Slowing EV Sales (part 1)

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VIDEO Interview with Bosch E-Bike Director, Claus Fleischer, at Eurobike

Brett Thurber and Karen Wiener from The New Wheel were on the scene at Eurobike this year and had a chance to spend some time with Claus Fleischer, the director of the e-bike division at Bosch. First of all, checkout this video with Claus Fleischer giving an overview of the 2015 Bosch system. Claus talks about the new features like the Nyon display, automatic shifting systems with integration with Shimano, SRAM, and NuVinci, and their cargo bike ...

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Georgia Becomes Latest Battleground in Tesla vs Autodealer Fight

It might be one of the fastest growing markets for electric cars in the U.S., but Georgia has become the latest battleground in a seemingly endless fight between powerful auto dealer associations and Californian automaker Tesla Motors. While the specifics of this particular battle are subtly different to previous encounters, the ulterior motive is the […]The post Georgia Becomes Latest Battleground in Tesla vs Autodealer Fight appeared firs ...

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Want a Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van for Less Than ?5000? Head to Rotterdam

Electric vans are cheaper to maintain and fuel than conventional diesel commercial vehicles, but their higher sticker price often discourages small businesses and entrepreneurs from making the switch. But over in Rotterdam, Netherlands, generous incentives designed to remove older, polluting vehicles from the city’s streets means that eligible businesses can buy a brand new Nissan […]The post Want a Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van for Les ...

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Google Lets You Tour Seattle?s Tesla Westlake Store Without Ever Leaving Home

Software giant Google has brought us virtual tours of everything from the ancient Pyramids of Egypt to the White House,?the TWiT Brick House and even Dr. Who’s TARDIS, all without leaving home. Now you can add?electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] to the list, and one of its popular Tesla Stores, meaning?you can now?visit a […]The post Google Lets You Tour Seattle’s Tesla Westlake Store Without Ever Leaving Home a ...

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