Study highlights the benefits of battery electric vehicles over those with fuel cells

New study draws attention to the advantages of battery electric vehicles A new study from researchers at Stanford University in the United States and the Technical University in Germany suggest that plug-in electric vehicles may be significantly more viable than their counterparts powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The study envisions a scenario approximately 30 years from now when new technology is more widely used and considerably more affordable. The study also envisions a future where a comprehensive infrastructure capable of supporting battery electrics and fuel cell vehicles comfortably. Batteries may…

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Changes may be coming to the way the UK supports electric vehicles

Electric vehicles have been receiving strong support in the United Kingdom Those interested in purchasing an electric vehicle in the United Kingdom have benefited from financial initiatives that have helped make these vehicles more affordable. Financial incentives have been available for these vehicles since 2011 and the program has proven capable of promoting the adoption of electric vehicles. Soon, the financial program offered in the UK may see an overhaul, as government officials continue to push for the adoption of clean transportation throughout the country. Government program may be receiving…

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Japan reaches new milestone with electric vehicles

There are more charging stations than gas stations in Japan Japan has reached a major milestone in its clean transportation endeavors. The country has been working to promote the adoption of electric vehicles for several years now, and has made major progress in this effort recently. Japan has become one of the most active markets for electric vehicles in the world, largely due to the efforts of the national government and the number of automakers that are investing in a new infrastructure for the country. More than 40,000 charging stations…

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Report shows sales of electric vehicles have shot up

New report highlights the growing attractiveness of clean vehicles The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has released a new report that shows that the sale of electric vehicles has quadrupled in 2014. The report suggests that consumers are turning to electric vehicles more readily. Some consumers believe that these vehicles are less expensive than their conventional counterparts, while others are embracing clean vehicles for the sake of the environment. Whatever the case may be, electric cars are experiencing a period of strong growth. Demand for electric vehicles continues to…

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Fast charging technology to support the adoption of electric vehicles in China

Clean transportation expected to boom as China becomes home to world’s largest charging infrastructure Electric vehicles are gaining more popularity around the world, especially as countries begin to promote clean transportation in order to mitigate the release of harmful emissions into the environment. In China, electric vehicles are becoming a major priority for large cities. Cities like Beijing and Shanghai are being overcome by air pollution, which is getting so bad that people living in these cities cannot see a foot in front of their own faces. In order to…

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Demand for BMW electric vehicles is on the rise

Electric vehicles are gaining popularity German automaker BMW has become a strong advocate of clean transportation, as have other companies in the auto industry. Countries around the world are beginning to adopt stringent emissions regulations in order to curb their impact on the environment. Many of these regulations specifically target vehicles because of their production of carbon dioxide and their rampant popularity. This has pressured many automakers to develop electric vehicles, powered either by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. While regulations have encouraged automakers to develop these vehicles, consumer demand…

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Electric vehicles project to launch in New York City

NYC Taxi - New York electric vehicles project

New York City taxi fleet to see adoption of electric vehicles New York City is famous — or infamous — for many things. The city’s massive armada of taxis is, perhaps, one of its most prominent features. Yellow taxis are constantly buzzing around the city’s streets, ferrying residents and tourists alike from one location to the next. The taxi fleet does not only represent one of the most popular forms of transportation in the city, it also represents a particular environmentalist concern regarding harmful emissions and air pollution. In an…

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Benefits of electric vehicles touted in Europe

Electric Vehicles Europe Benefits

European project highlights the benefits of electric vehicles Electric vehicles have been losing the favor of the auto industry due to lackluster sales over the past several years. Consumers have shown mild interest in these vehicles, though they are often discouraged to purchase electric vehicles because of concerns regarding efficiency and the lack of a comprehensive infrastructure. A new project in Europe is seeking to address the concerns that consumers have by showing off the capabilities of electric vehicles, highlighting the cross-border infrastructure that exists in Europe as well as the…

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