India is focusing heavily on electric vehicles

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India may have a massive market for electric vehicles by 2030 India is making a major push to promote clean transportation. The country hopes to have an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030 in order to cut down on emissions and reduce the costs associated with fuel imports. Electric vehicles are becoming more popular in India because they are somewhat less expensive than their conventional counterparts. They also provide those living in large cities with an easy and efficient means of transportation. Government may need to support electric vehicles until market…

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Daimler to compete with Tesla with new electric vehicles

Daimler is set to bring more competition to the clean transportation market German automaker Daimler is set to compete directly with Tesla Motors after announcing ambitious plans to launch numerous electric vehicles in the near future. The automaker has plans to launch as many as nine new electric vehicles by 2024. The company has not yet outlined specific details concerning its plans, but Daimler has a history with clean vehicles. The company’s future clean vehicles will likely be updated versions of its current offerings, if not entirely new models. Tesla…

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Japan’s support for clean vehicles reaches a major milestone

Japan has more charging stations than gas stations, according to study Nissan has released the results of a new study, which show that Japan has more electric charging stations than normal gas stations. The country has become a very successful and prominent market for clean vehicles. Companies like Nissan have focused their efforts on launching electric vehicles of all kinds within Japan. Many of these vehicles have exceeded expectations in terms of demand and Japan’s infrastructure to support clean vehicles has grown aggressively. More than 40,000 charging stations now support…

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Toyota scientists make a breakthrough that could benefit electric vehicles

Scientists make a breakthrough in battery technology that could be good news for clean transportation Scientists working with Toyota have made a significant breakthrough that could lead to better battery technology. The breakthrough may allow for the development of smaller, longer-lasting batteries, which would make use of magnesium-based electrolytes rather than those comprised of lithium. This breakthrough may be a major benefit for clean transportation, making electric vehicles more accommodating of consumer demands in the future. Scientists managed to discover the battery improvement while working on a more effective way…

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India wants to have only electric cars by 2030

The country has set a high green goal by aiming to put 100% electric-powered cars on the road in less than 15 years. India’s Minister of State for Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, is developing a plan to make every car on the road in the country an electric vehicle (EV) by 2030. Goyal announced this ambitious goal at the Conference on Young Indians. According to Goyal, under the plan, electric cars would be given with zero upfront payment, with the user paying for the vehicle…

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Initiative for electric vehicles rolled out in Seattle

A new city initiative implemented in Seattle is designed to improve infrastructure for EVs. Drive Clean Seattle was recently announced by the city’s mayor Ed Murray. To help reduce carbon emissions and pollution from transit, the green initiative seeks to improve infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs). This will not only include installing more public charging stations to help encourage drivers to make the switch to electric cars, but will also include electrifying the city’s own vehicle fleet, reported Capitol Hill Seattle. The initiative has big goals and will need to…

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Morgan’s new three-wheel electric car is green in more ways than one

The fully electric Morgan EV3 isn’t like other electric vehicles. Earlier this week, the Morgan Motor Company – a British automaker known for its vintage-style three-wheeler cars – showed off the pre-production form of its fully-electric three-wheel electric car, the Morgan EV3, for the first time, at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. For an electric vehicle, the car is not only unique because of its vintage, yet futuristic appearance, but also because it has a chassis made from ash wood, which will make it one of the more sustainably…

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Aston Martin to co-develop electric car with LeEco

The two companies will produce an electric vehicle by 2018. British luxury automaker, Aston Martin, famously known for its cars developed for the James Bond movies, recently announced that it has parented with Beijing-based Chinese consumer electronics company, LeEco to manufacture the RapidE electric car. The car, which will be Aston Martin’s first electric vehicle (EV), is set to be made in Gaydon England and will come to market in 2018. The partnership is an example of growing ties between the automotive and technology industries. According to a Reuters article,…

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Bill Nye thinks NASCAR switching to electric cars could be world-changing

The scientist and TV presenter has an interesting environmentally-friendly proposal for NASCAR. Could NASCAR making the switch to electric cars change the world? Former mechanical engineer, famous comedic science educator and writer, Bill Nye, thinks so. In a recently published article in digital culture magazine Aeon, Nye, better known as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” proposed that the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) embrace electric cars and challenge auto manufacturers to develop innovative methods to address climate change. Nye believes converting all NASCAR racecars to electrically-powered vehicles…

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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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Porsche has unveiled a new electric car concept

The German sports car maker recently showed off its first fully electric concept car at the Frankfurt auto show. Called the Mission E, Porsche’s four-door electric car concept has a range of over 500 kilometers (310 miles) on one charge and can recharge to about 80% of its capacity in as little as 15 minutes. The electric vehicle (EV) concept from Porsche is notably faster at recharging its battery than Tesla’s Model S, which needs approximately 30 minutes to reach the same percentage of charge to about a 270 kilometer…

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England to test road that could wirelessly charge electric cars

Future highways could have a special lane that recharges electric vehicle batteries while these green cars are on the move. In an effort to both help encourage more drivers to purchase electric cars and alleviate range anxiety – the term used to describe the fear electric and plug-in vehicle drivers have of running out of power while driving in the middle of nowhere – Britain is exploring a new way to charge these eco cars by equipping roads with a charging system technology. This would give drivers the ability to…

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Electric car sharing may be expanded by BMW in the Future

The German motor company may eventually make EV sharing more than a simple side business. Presently, BMW offers a DriveNow electric car sharing service in several cities, which includes its i3 and ActiveE electric vehicles. However, the automaker is seeking to take its services even further, and will not only work toward expanding DriveNow, but also its other infrastructure-service concepts including ChargeNow and ParkNow, reported ecomento. BMW anticipates that car sharing will boost the profile of electric vehicles (EVs). Recently, BMW opened a Centre of Urban Mobility Competence. Its goal…

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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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Electric vehicles could be charged at street lights in the future

New technology could provide innovative solution for EV charging stations in urban regions. Called Light & Charge, BMW’s Mini unveiled this high-efficiency street lighting system, which also functions as a charging station for electric vehicles (EVs). The famous car manufacturer demonstrated its new technology for electric cars at its factory in Oxford (Plant Oxford) as part of Low Carbon Oxford week, which was also the first time it was demonstrated in the UK. The system utilizes the latest advances in energy efficient LED street lighting. The Daily Express reported that…

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Wind energy upgrade offered to owners of electric vehicles

A new program allows cooperative members to power up electric or hybrid vehicles with electricity generated by wind. Great River Energy, the Minnesota based utility and non-profit electric cooperative, unveiled a program called Revolt, an innovative program – and the first of its kind – that permits qualifying participants to upgrade the current electricity they use to power their hybrid or electric vehicles (EVs) with wind energy, at no extra cost. The Revolt program will enable consumers to throw more support behind renewables. While Great River Energy (GRE) already includes…

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