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Five years ago, the DOE loaned Tesla Motors $465 million

Five years after Tesla got off to a good start with its ATVM loan deal, Energy Secretary Moniz says the DOE is offering a new $55-million program to help electric vehicles. Continue reading Five years ago, the DOE loaned Tesla Motors...Show More Summary

BMW, Volkswagen to build electric charging stations

The companies hope to jolt sales of electric vehicles by creating more places to juice them up

Missouri Auto Dealers Sue State For Letting Tesla Sell Directly To Consumers

While many states have essentially banned the sale of Tesla vehicles, Missouri appeared to welcome the electric car company with open arms. Of course, not everyone is as pleased to have the car maker tallying sales in the Show Me State. And so to show its displeasure, the Missouri Auto Dealers Association filed a lawsuit against the Missouri Department … [More]

Self-Interest Will Drive Fossil Fuel Divestment More Than Idealism

If anyone needed more proof that economics trumps sustainability: low gas prices are causing a plunge in electric vehicle and hybrid sales. The same phenomenon is happening in the divestment movement. Moral outrage pushed 83 churches, universities and non-profits to divest $50 billion before the September climate march. Show More Summary

Partnership Aims to Create EV Charging 'Corridors'

In a bid to try to mitigate range anxiety as a reason for consumer avoidance of electric vehicles, BMW and Volkswagen have announced that they're teaming up with EV charging station network provider ChargePoint to create new charging "corridors" along...

BMW and Volkwagen team-up creates 100 fast-charge stations for EVS

Electric vehicle charging spots are nowhere near as prolific as their gas counterparts, but automakers are trying to do what they can so you'd buy their emission-free vehicles. BMW and Volkswagen, for instance, will install 100 fast-charging stations...

BMW + Volkswagen + ChargePoint Announce Fast-Charging Network

It looks as though BMW intends to make good on its threat to Tesla’s current dominance in the American luxury electric vehicle (EV) market, based on a recent announcement made at the 2015 Washington Auto Show. The company made the interesting...Show More Summary

Cadillac president de Nysschen says electrification coming 'across the spectrum'

Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen says his company is going to add electric powertrains "across the spectrum of our portfolio," starting with stop/start tech and then more plug-in vehicles, thanks to GM's EV leadership. Continue reading...Show More Summary

Screw Tesla, BMW And Volkswagen Will Build Their Own EV Charging Network

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

America fell pretty far short of President Obama's 2011 call to have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. There's a lot of reasons for this, and a lack of charging infrastructure is one of them. So far Tesla Motors has been...Show More Summary

BMW and VW team to build electric vehicle charging network

Two German auto giants and America's leading electric vehicle charging network have joined forces to build fast-charging EV networks along the country's East and West coasts.

Infiniti LE Confirmed? Not So Fast…

Infiniti may have once again put the stops on its plans for a small electric vehicle, if new reports out of the US are anything to go by. The carmaker’s EV program, which had centered on the ‘LE’ concept revealed in 2012, has been an ‘on again, off again’ affair for the past few years. Show More Summary

How EVs Could Impact the Grid in 4 Charts

Plug-in vehicles currently have a negligible effect on the electrical grid, according to the results from six utility smart grid projects funded by the Department of Energy. But that’s likely to change as electric vehicle (EV) adoption continues to grow over the next decade. Show More Summary

NC: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installed in Lexington

The city partnered with Piedmont Area Regional Transit to install the new PEV charging station through funds provided by a Clean Fuels Advanced Technology grant.

Video review: The Spira4u electric three wheeler

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Spira4u recently announced that is had begun pilot production of its three-wheeled urban vehicle. To be available in both an electric- and a gas-powered version, the Spira4u employs a honeycomb composite chassis and a fiberglass and foam body to achieve a unique combination of economy, safety and convenience. Show More Summary

Terra Motors targets Indian market with R6 electric rickshaw

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Rickshaws are a part of life across much of Asia for tourists and locals alike. However, the gasoline-powered versions of these three-wheeled vehicles are rarely environmentally friendly, creating smog and noise-pollution. Japanese company...Show More Summary

Developer Of EVTripPlanner.com Creating Tesla-Specific Version, Asking For Feedback — App Or Webpage In Tesla-Browser?

The developer of the popular electric vehicle trip planning website EVTripPlanner.com recently made a post on the Tesla Motors Club forum calling for feedback on the question of whether or not to, now, create a smartphone app designed...Show More Summary

Nissan Exec: Long-Range Successor To LEAF Arriving “Relatively Quickly”

Not that it actually is an issue for most LEAF owners — despite popular myths about electric vehicles (EVs) — but it looks as though “range anxiety” will soon be a thing of the past for Nissan’s potential EV buyers, based on recent statements from one of the company’s executives. Show More Summary

Energy Quote of the Day: On the Clean Energy Shift and Oil Prices

Michael Liebreich, chairman of the advisory board at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said: “The orthodox view of unlimited oil demand growth simply does not hold in a world of super-efficient engines, electric vehicles, desperate air pollution problems, and action on climate." read more

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