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The End Of The "Green" HOV Sticker Program May Have Some Affect On Volt Sales Going Forward

California Removes Limit On Green HOV Stickers For PHEVs

Good news comes from California where Senate Bill No. 838 has removed the previous limit on the “Green Sticker Program” (85,000), which was hit 9 months ago. A Green sticker primarily enables a plug-in hybrid owner to drive solo on High Occupancy Vehicle (HOVs) lanes in the state, which is a…

9 hours ago by Mark Kane 50

LeEco LeSEE

LeEco Raises Over $1 Billion For Electric Car Development

LeEco, which earlier this year unveiled at the Auto China in Beijing the LeSEE concept and hinted at a $2 billion EV factory investment, has raised $1.08 billion. The capital was injected by Legend Holdings Corp., Yingda Capital Management Co. and China Minsheng Trust. With the additional billion it should be…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 7

Shell To Enter Charging Station Business?

Shell Ponders Charging Station Rollout In UK

Oil company Shell says that it’s “examining the potential” for installing charging stations “across some parts of its UK retail network” beginning in early 2017. And by “potential” we assume that to mean, potential to recover some lost petrol money from the ongoing plug-in vehicle onslaught. The UK retail network…

3 days ago by Eric Loveday 45

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Mahindra To Launch All-Electric SUV In 2020 – Video

According the Time of India, Mahindra – India’s leading electric car manufacturer, will reportedly turn its attention to developing an all-electric SUV for launch by 2020. Mahindra currently offers two electric cars. Those cars are the affordable, though tiny, e20 and the more conventional (and slightly larger) Verito. The planned…

3 days ago by Electric CarsTV 7

2016 Kia Soul EV

South Korea Pushes Forward To Advance Its Domestic EV Market

EVs are not very popular in South Korea, especially in comparison to other countries. As a result, the country plans to solve this problem through reduced taxes and insurance, government subsidies, increased charging station infrastructure, and advanced battery development. Taxes added to the purchase price of EVs are now being reduced in South…

4 days ago by Steven Loveday 6

80edays

80edays Completed: Around-The-World Electric Vehicle Rally

Earlier this month, 11 international teams finished the 80edays journey – dubbed the Ultimate Electric Vehicle Challenge covering 289,662 km (180,026 miles) travelling across Europe, North America, and Asia in 80 days around the world. Most of the EV pack consisted of Teslas – many Model S sedans, one Roadster (hurts…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 3

Anne Arundel County Councilman John Grasso drives his new Tesla. (Photo courtesy of John Grasso)

Maryland Now Home To 6,000-Plus Plug-In Electric Cars

Buried in a Baltimore Sun article focused mainly on Councilman John Grasso purchasing a Tesla Model S 90D is that elusive’s state data on plug-in electric cars. According to the nonprofit Baltimore-Washington Electric Vehicle Initiative (BEVI), there are approximately 6,000 plug-in electric cars registered in the state of Maryland. The state…

6 days ago by Eric Loveday 0

Electric vehicle owners invited to join Electric Nation community

“Electric Nation” Project Launched In UK

On top of previous “My Electric Avenue project“, a new initiative concerning the national charging infrastructure has launched in the UK – entitled Electric Nation. Electric Nation invites new all-electric and plug-in hybrid owners, (well, at least 500 to 700 of them) to sign up, and is offering a free smart charging…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 4