Electric Vehicles

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A charge for the future; Riverland to build stations for electric cars

Apr 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Trey Mewes Austin Daily Herald, Minn. - Austin is getting electric when it comes to transportation. More...

Nissan Launches Programs To Make LEAF Charging Free And "EZ"

NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire - Nissan today announced the expansion of its successful "No Charge to Charge" promotion, which will provide two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF. More...

Turlock Irrigation District might lower rate for plug-in cars

Apr 14 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - John Holland The Modesto Bee - Owners of plug-in electric cars could get a break on power rates from the Turlock Irrigation District -- if they charge them at home during certain hours. More...
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Electric car chargers get cold shoulder from public

Apr 14 - Amanda Seitz Dayton Daily News, Ohio - Taxpayers have helped cover costs for electric car chargers installed at parking lots and garages around the state, but most chargers in southwest Ohio are used only a handful of times every month. More...

Ashland offers electric vehicle incentive

Apr 11 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Vickie Aldous Ashland Daily Tidings, Ore. - The city of Ashland is offering a $100 incentive to people who install an electric vehicle plug-in station in homes under construction. More...

GM and ABB demonstrate Chevrolet Volt Battery Reuse - world's first use of electric vehicle batteries for homes

ABB Inc. - General Motors and ABB today showed the next stage in battery reuse, the repackaging of five used Chevrolet Volt batteries into a modular unit capable of providing two hours of electricity needed by three to five average American homes. more...

Articles 

By Justine Sears , Karen Glitman
On: April 11, 2014
The electrification of transportation is posing a challenge and opportunity for utilities across the country, with significant implications for planning, load forecasting, and demand response. As the number of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) in use more...
By Davis Swan
On: March 7, 2014
There has been a lot of discussion about the electric vehicle revolution and what its impacts will be. Are EV's gaining traction or getting stuck in the mud?  Will they quickly replace internal combustion powered more...
By Mischa Popoff
On: March 3, 2014
One of the perennial questions on every environmentalist's mind is: Who killed the electric car? The consensus is that big oil killed it through its political connections in Washington DC. more...
By Dr. Michel Gisiger
On: November 27, 2013
The transition from coal to oil and gas in the 19/20th centuries did not occur because the world was expected to run out of coal. It took place because the economics were in favor of more...
By Devon Bass
On: October 23, 2013
The accolades keep piling up for the game-changing electric vehicle known as the Tesla Model S.  Tesla was named as Motor Trend's Car of the Year, and was also declared the safest car ever by more...

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Google buys solar-powered drone company

By John Ryan - Google on Monday announced the acquisition of Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum in a move that sees the technology more...
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By Emily Neimanis - Since the “great recession” began and jobless claims skyrocketed, states have been desperately trying to kick start their economies. There more...
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The Black Swan Blog: How Quickly Will the Electric Vehicle Revolution Come?

By Davis Swan - In a previous posting I stated my belief that EV's will continue to make up an ever-increasing fraction of the more...
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Mexican president inaugurates one of Latin America's largest solar farms

By John Ryan - The project is part of the Latin American country's move towards having 35% of its energy come from clean sources more...
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New York's Long Island to add 100 MW of solar generation

By John Ryan - Utilities group PSEG Long Island in the U.S. state of New York has announced the results for the second Clean more...


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