Tesla Model 3 could spark a new era for electric vehicles

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Tesla prepares to launch its new electric vehicles Automaker Tesla Motors is approaching the launch of its Model 3 vehicle, which is the latest of the company’s famed electric cars. Few of these vehicles have been delivered to customers, but Tesla intends to ramp up production in order to meet growing demand for electric vehicles. Currently, Tesla is seeing some 1,800 reservations for the Model 3. This highlights a significant increase in demand, showing that consumers are quite interested in electric vehicles. Clean vehicles may not require government subsidies in…

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Toyota to build a new company to develop electric vehicles

Automaker is creating a new venture in order to establish a stronger foothold in clean transportation Japanese automaker has announced official plans to create a new, in-house venture company. The new company will be dedicated to the development of new electric vehicles. Toyota has already been working on this plan for some time, as the automaker believes that the venture company will begin operations at some point in December of this year. The offshoot company is part of Toyota’s plan to focus more heavily on electric vehicles equipped with batteries.…

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Electric vehicles may not be as revolutionary as they seem

Analysts see problem with the electric vehicle revolution It may take time before electric vehicles are able to revolutionize the transportation space. While these vehicles are becoming more popular among consumers, largely due to the exposure they are getting through various media sources, electric vehicles face many challenges that have yet to be overcome in any effective manner. Analysts from The Motley Fool have highlighted these challenges, noting that they may prevent a clean transportation revolution taking form any time soon. Electricity used to power vehicles is produced through the…

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More support is coming for electric vehicles in Canada

BC government launches new initiative to encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles The government of British Columbia, Canada, has announced a new initiative to encourage consumers to purchase clean vehicles. The government will be offering incentives to those that want to buy electric vehicles, and these incentives will help make these vehicles more affordable. Electric vehicles have been around for several years, but these vehicles have been slow to sell because of their relatively high cost and their lower efficiency when compared to conventional vehicles. $7.5 million being invested in…

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Obama seeks to raise subsidy for electric vehicles

Increasing subsidy could make electric vehicles more attractive President Barack Obama has petitioned Congress to raise the subsidies for electric vehicles, yet again. The President has sought to increase these subsidies for some time, but has been unsuccessful in his efforts, for the most part. Subsidies offered by the federal government have helped make electric vehicles more accessible, allowing a wider range of consumers to purchase these vehicles. By increasing the federal subsidies, electric vehicles may become more popular to consumers. Obama aims to raise the current subsidy to $10,000,…

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BMW and Volkswagen form partnership to support electric vehicles

Companies come together to build new charging stations in the United States German automaker BMW has announced that it has formed a partnership with Volkswagen and ChargPoint in order to build a comprehensive infrastructure for electric vehicles. The companies will be building a network of fast-charging stations that will extend from the eastern United States to the west. This network will be comprised of 100 fast-charging stations that will serve as a boon for those with electric vehicles. The network will also add to the 20,000 ChargPoint charging stations that…

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Nissan set to focus on battery electric vehicles

Auto industry is divided on the fuel cell versus battery debate The auto industry is growing more competitive on clean transportation. Several automakers have plans to release fuel cell vehicles in the near future, with some opting to commercialize these vehicles as early as next year. Focus on fuel cell vehicles has caused some disagreement within the auto industry, as some companies believe that these energy systems are an expensive gamble while others claim they are the future of clean transportation. Nissan, the maker of the world’s most popular electric…

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Electric vehicle sales are skyrocketing in the UK

Grants from UK government help boost the sale of clean vehicles throughout the United Kingdom Sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids have soared in the United Kingdom over the past three months. This is because the UK government has issued some 5,000 grants for low emission vehicles, which have helped offset their relatively high cost. Through the Plug-In Car Grant initiative, the government has effectively reduced the cost of clean vehicles by approximately $5,000. This has made these vehicles significantly more attractive for drivers concerned about the environment. Offsetting…

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California reaches milestone in sale of electric vehicles

Clean vehicles are gaining momentum throughout California California has reached a significant milestone in the sale of electric vehicles. More than 100,000 electric vehicles have now been sold throughout the state, according to the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative. The organization has been working alongside the California Air Resources Board to keep track of the number of clean vehicles sold in the state. These vehicles include battery electrics, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. State continues to show strong and aggressive support for clean transportation California has become one of…

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Volkswagen set to develop new electric vehicles

Automaker has plans to compete with fuel cell vehicle makers Volkswagen is growing more aggressive when it comes to clean transportation. The automaker has held a significant interest in electric vehicles for years, but is beginning to see serious competition crop up from the numerous companies that want to produce fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with energy systems that consume hydrogen to produce electricity. Fuel cells have become the singular challenger to traditional electric vehicles in the clean transportation space, but Volkswagen is not convinced that these energy…

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Program aims to make electric vehicles more attractive in Texas

Program may help boost the sale of clean vehicles in Texas Electric vehicle sales in Texas may grow quickly thanks to a program that has received relatively little attention. NRG Energy, a prominent energy organization, is currently managing a “No Charge to Charge” program. This program allows those with Nissan Leaf vehicles to charge their vehicles for free from any of its Texas Freedom Station public charging stations. The program aims to give electric vehicle owners what is essential free fuel, thereby increasing the attractiveness of these vehicles to consumers.…

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China extends subsidy program for electric vehicles

Subsidy program has been extended in order to bolster EV sales The Chinese government has announced the extension of subsidies meant to promote the adoption of electric vehicles. The government has been struggling with an air pollution epidemic, which is choking major cities for life and causing serious health issues among a wide range of people throughout the country. In order to cut down on air pollution, the government has put a stronger focus on clean transportation. Several large cities have established goals concerning the number of electric vehicles needed…

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California works to promote electric vehicles among low-income families

Clean transportation could come to low-income families in California Clean transportation is beginning to gain traction throughout the U.S. as the hype surrounding electric vehicles continues to grow. California is expected to remain one of the most promising markets for these vehicles, especially as the state introduces new initiatives that are designed to promote the adoption of clean transportation. The California Air Resource Board is working on a new initiative that is meant to mitigate the costs associated with electric vehicles, making them significantly more attractive to low-income families. Clean…

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Panasonic and Tesla team to address issues with electric vehicles

New partnership could usher in a new generation of electric vehicles Electric vehicle maker Tesla has announced that it has entered into a new partnership with Japanese technology firm Panasonic. Through this partnership, the two companies will work to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries over the next four years. A significant degree of focus is expected to be placed on the storage capacity of these batteries, making more attractive to the transportation sector by improving the operational range of electric vehicles. Lithium-ion batteries must be improved for electric vehicles…

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New laws in California favor electric vehicles

Governor passes new laws to support electric vehicles California Governor Jerry Brown has signed six bills into law in order to help promote clean transportation throughout the state. California is represents approximately 35% of the electric vehicle market in the U.S. and is considered one of the auto industry’s ideal markets. The state is set to be the launching pad for hydrogen-powered vehicles that automakers will release in the coming years. The new laws emerging in California are meant to promote clean transportation among consumers and make the state even…

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New charging stations for electric vehicles opens in San Diego

Drivers of electric vehicles have a new place to charge their cars NRG eVgo, a company specializing in building charging stations for electric vehicles, has opened its first high-tech station in San Diego, California. The company claims that the station is capable of charging every electric vehicle currently operating on San Diego’s roads. The growing popularity of electric vehicles is calling for more charging stations to take form throughout California. The state currently boasts of a relatively robust infrastructure capable of supporting these vehicles, but more stations are needed to…

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