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Are EVs the Energy Storage Solution of the Future?

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Electric vehicles could provide power to grid during peak demand, says new report

It's time to start thinking of electric vehicles as energy sinks on wheels, according to a new report published by National Grid and tech consultants Ricardo. The study says EV owners could make money by providing power to grid operators and utilities during times of peak demand.  There are two ways it can be done. The cheaper approach is simple: an EV owner just plugs......read more

Charge Your EV While You Drive

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Stanford research tech could lead to wireless charging of electric vehicles

A new report from Stanford University offers a striking glimpse of our transportation future, and let us be the first to say, it looks pretty sweet. Stanford researchers have designed a system through which electric vehicles could be charged wirelessly simply by driving on the highway. Whoa. One of the main drawbacks of EVs is their limited driving range. This new technology, known as......read more

California Sets Up Tax Credit for Ford Focus Electric

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$2,500 rebate for buyers of America's most fuel efficient vehicle

With gas prices in California hovering toward $5 per gallon, there's plenty of incentive for auto buyers to opt for a fuel efficient vehicle. Now there's even more motivation, with the announcement that buyers of the 2012 Ford Focus Electric -- recently named America's most fuel efficient five-passenger car -- will get a $2,500 state tax rebate. Focus Electric drivers will also have the......read more

The 'Perfect' Car

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Is a no-emissions vehicle made from 100% recycled materials on the way?

So energy is a big deal. Where we get it from, how much of it we use, and what consequences result from using it have massive implications on our planet and our species. One side of this coin is looking at the energy that we use to power our homes, offices, and grid-connected technology. Another side of the energy coin involves transportation, which gets us from A to B, along with most of the......read more

Electric Scooter Taxis Debut in Amsterdam

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New EV program aims to improve city transportation options

Six years ago Dutchman Ruben Beugels was on an Amsterdam tram that broke down, leaving him stuck in an out-of-the way place, and late for an appointment when he couldn't quickly find another means of transport."I was very frustrated at being late, and it was then that I thought, hey a scooter would be able to get me to my meeting on time," said Beugels, founder of Hopper, Europe's first electric......read more

Electric Car Sales Hit Another Record

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November was the hottest month yet for EV sales in the US

In November, for the fourth consecutive month, electric car sales reached a record as new models like the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in electric hybrid (pictured above) helped amplify buyer interest. At Forbes, Todd Woody has the scoop: According to analyst Aaron Chew of the Maxim Group, dealers sold 7,600 electric cars in November, bringing total sales for 2012 to 47,500 to date. Chew expects......read more

Palo Alto to Require Electric Vehicle Chargers in New Homes

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California continues to the lead the way in sustainable transport incentives

The city council in Palo Alto, California voted Monday on a proposal requiring the new single-family homes be built pre-wired for charging electric vehicles. The results were unanimous, with all nine councillors voting in favor of the ordinance. From Wired: It’s a nominal requirement, considering most homes already are wired for a 220-volt line — which is needed for a......read more

States Make EV Pledge

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The governors of California, New York, and six other states join forces to put 3.3 million electric cars on the road by 2025

Citizens of eight U.S. states are going to start seeing a lot more electric vehicles on the road, thanks to a landmark agreement between governors this week. The agreement, signed by the governors of New York and California — along with Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont — calls for 3.3 million zero-emissions cars by 2025, up from the 165,000......read more

Fully automated electric taxis could dramatically reduce transportation sector's emmisions, a new study finds.  By Lindsay Abrams The energy efficient cars of the future will allow the transportation sector to lower its greenhouse gas emissions not just because they’re electric — but because they’ll also be driverless. That’s the forward-looking conclusion of a new......read more

Obama Announces Government Emissions Targets

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The largest consumer of energy in the US aims for 28% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

President Obama announced yesterday that his administration will aim to reduce the federal government's greenhouse gas emissions 28% over the next decade. “As the largest energy consumer in the United States, we have a responsibility to American citizens to reduce our energy use and become more efficient,” said President Obama. “Our goal is to lower costs, reduce pollution, and shift......read more

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