Honda and GM team to build new battery electric cars

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Automakers will be working together to produce new cars Honda and General Motors have announced that they will work together to develop new battery electric vehicles. These news cars will primarily be flee the North American market. The two automakers already have a longstanding partnership focused on improving fuel cell technology. The new initiative will likely add further momentum to the clean transportation plans the companies already have in place. Companies will make use of battery technology from GM The companies will work to develop vehicles based on GM’s battery…

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Electric cars could save California billions in storage

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Study shows the financial impact clean vehicles could have on storage Electric cars could become a boon to grid operators in California, according to a study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The study suggests that these vehicles could help resolve the state’s “duck curve” problem. The problem involves a significant drop in energy demand during midday hours, followed by a dramatic increase in demand when the sun begins to set. Storage mandate is doing little to solve the duck curve problem State regulators had hoped to solve the duck…

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Kia set to launch the Niro EV in South Korea

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Kia will be launching its new clean vehicle in South Korea Kia has plans to launch its latest clean vehicle, the Niro EV, in its native South Korea. The Niro EV was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Nevada. The automaker has plans to bring the new vehicle to the European market later this year. The new car is part of Kia’s ongoing efforts to launch vehicles that produce no harmful emissions and can operate in an efficient manner. Niro EV will be able to travel 236 miles…

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Hydrogen fuel truck developer Nikola is suing Tesla for more than $2 billion

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Nikola claims that Tesla has infringed upon its patents Electric vehicle producer Tesla is being sued for more than $2 billion by Nikola, a developer of commercial trucks that are powered by hydrogen fuel. Nikola claims that Tesla has infringed upon its patents, arguing that the automaker copied the design of its large truck, which was first unveiled in May of 2016. A court filing from November 2017 shows that Nikola sent a cease-and-desist order to Tesla concerning the automaker’s use of features in its new electric truck. Both trucks…

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Clean vehicles are thriving in China

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China continues to lead in the clean transportation market China could soon establish an insurmountable lead in the market for clean vehicles. The country is already the world’s leading market for electric cars, but its market share continues to grow at a rapid pace. In March of this year, more than 59,000 clean vehicles were sold throughout the country. This represents an 85% increase over the amount of such vehicles that were sold during the same period last year. Throughout the first quarter of this year, more than 122,000 clean…

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Volvo sets sights on electric vehicles

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Volvo plans for electrics to make up 50% of its sales by 2025 Automaker Volvo has announced that electric vehicles will account for 50% of all its sales by 2025. The company has taken a firm stance on clean transportation recently. Volvo plans to begin offering a hybrid, plug-in, or all electric variant of all its vehicles beginning in 2019. Now, the automaker is working to ensure that its electric vehicles appeal to consumers in order to accomplish its latest goal. China may be Volvo’s primary focus for its new…

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Clean vehicles will not be the only focus for GM

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GM will continue developing conventional vehicles as new cars gain popularity General Motors has announced that it will be continue to make investments in conventional powertrains even as it begins to focus more heavily on clean technology and renewable energy. The automaker has made a commitment to develop vehicles that produce no harmful emissions. The problem, however, is that many consumers may not be prepared to fully embrace clean vehicles. As such, GM will continue to develop conventional vehicles powered by gasoline in order to cater to the needs of…

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Clean vehicles could thrive through Shell’s ambitious proposal

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Shell calls for a ban on gas and diesel vehicles by 2035 Shell has proposed banning the sale of all new gas and diesel powered vehicles in the United States, European Union, and China by 2035. The company suggests that the ambitious proposal would help countries meet the emissions reduction targets outlined by the Paris Agreement. Shell claims that the transition toward clean vehicles could occur faster than most expect. Notably, the company believes that autonomous electric vehicles will play a major role in helping accomplishing this goal. Clean vehicles…

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New 3D-printed electric car set to launch in Europe in 2019

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XEV develops new electric vehicle that has been 3D-printed A new kind of electric car will be coming to Europe in 2019. XEV, a Chinese automaker, has unveiled its LSEV model, which is a 3D-printed vehicle powered by electricity. The automaker believes that the new electric car will be ready for sale in Asia and Europe in April of next year. Notably, the vehicle is expected to be relatively inexpensive when compared to its counterparts. The LSEV has a tentative price tag of approximately $10,000. LSEV is meant to operate…

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Electric vehicles are becoming cleaner in the United States

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Renewable energy is helping reduce the emissions that clean cars are linked to Electric vehicles in the United States are becoming more environmentally friendly thanks to the country’s energy grid relying more heavily on renewable energy. For years, electric vehicles have been criticized for contributing to air pollution because they derive their electricity produced through the consumption of fossil-fuels. Throughout the country, charging stations are being connected to an existing energy infrastructure. The majority of the electricity delivered through this infrastructure is produced through the burning of coal. This is…

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Electric vehicles are thriving in Norway

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Norway is a leader in clean transportation adoption Automakers throughout the world are competing to establish a market lead with their electric vehicles. Some are finding more success than others in certain countries, but nearly every automaker is finding success with their electric vehicles in Norway. According to a report from the International Energy Agency, more electric vehicles are sold in Norway than any other country in the world. The country is even ahead of China in terms of sales, despite the fact that China holds the title as the…

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China continues its fight against air pollution with electric vehicles and renewable energy

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China is working toward a more environmentally friendly and healthier future China is fighting against air pollution like never before in its long history. The Chinese government is quickly enacting new policies that place strict regulations on emission production. These policies are forcing many large companies to make a dramatic shift in energy production, favoring clean power. China’s increasingly environmentally friendly policies align well with the government’s plans concerning clean and electric vehicles. These policies and China’s clean transportation endeavors are having a major impact on the world at large.…

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Ontario makes changes to its rebate program supporting electric vehicles

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Rebate program will no longer support vehicles that cost more than $75,000 The government of Ontario is making changes to its rebate program that serves as an incentive to encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles. In 2016, some $800,000 in rebates were provided to consumers that purchased vehicles with six-figure price tags. On average, consumers received approximately $5,000 to help cover the cost of their new clean vehicles. The government is now setting a limit on the rebate program, which will no longer support vehicles that cost more than $75,000.…

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Clean vehicles may begin to influence property developers

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Property developers may soon need to include charging points in their designs for apartment buildings Property developers in prominent markets are being urged to include electric chargers in their designs for new apartment buildings. Automakers are leading the call for developers to do so in an effort to ensure that consumers will be able to charge their electric vehicles at home. Property developers are also being urged to create strategies to retrofit existing properties with charging points. Hyundai is one of the companies that is more outspoken in these urgings,…

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Daimler still sees potential in fuel cells

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Daimler has not yet given up on hydrogen fuel cells Most of the world’s major automakers are making efforts to produce clean vehicles, but some are divided on what technology to use. Some are committed to using batteries in order to power new cars, while others are interested in hydrogen fuel cells. Daimler is one of the companies that have an interest in both technologies, though it favors one in particular. Daimler is eager to develop new clean vehicles equipped with advanced battery technology, but the automaker has not yet…

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Automakers call for more support for clean vehicles

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GM and Toyota are urging the federal government to support infrastructure projects Major automakers have begun suggesting that the United States Congress should be investing more in the development of the infrastructure needed to support clean vehicles. Late last week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing at the Washington Auto Show. At the hearing, General Motors and Toyota both called for an increase in federal funding that would be used to build new electric charging and hydrogen fuel stations. These stations are needed in order for…

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