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Fully Charged – Electric Cars And The Blind – Video

A recent episode of Fully Charged focuses on silent electric cars and concerns about blind people. The debate is whether the responsibility of driving at low speeds should fall solely on the driver or if EVs should be equipped with special sounds activated automatically, but up to what speed (5-10 mph?)?…

13 hours ago by Mark Kane 7

I-Team Believes Incentive Program To Encourage EVs Adoption Should Start With Proliferation Of EVs To Prove Worth

Who Wants To Be Annoyed? I-Team Finds EV Incentive Money Is Wasted, Plug-Ins For Wealthy People Headed To Cocktail Parties – Video

The investigation team from CBS Boston (WBZ-TV) learns that Massachusetts has spend $4 million in rebates to EV buyers since 2010, $5.4 million more in subsidizing new public charging stations, and ultimately concludes that “a lot of that money is actually going to waste”. Now to be fair, during the piece CBS Boston does…

1 day ago by Jay Cole 76

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Roland Berger E-Mobility Index: Stagnant Plug-In Sales Due To No Promotion Of EVs, Boring Concepts

Roland Berger and Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen (fka) recently released a report titled E-Mobility Index Q3 2015 with interesting comparisons for seven countries (Germany, France, Italy, the USA, Japan, China and South Korea) and findings. First of all, Roland Berger sees the plug-in market as stagnant with “stubbornly low” market share….

3 days ago by Mark Kane 16

Hilo, HI - Tesla Model S, Ford Focus Electric, Nissan LEAF, Bronco (conversion), Soul EV Emily Ebert, Philip Zachary Hodges, Steve Hardash, Philip Tait (Photo Credit: Noel Morin)

National Drive Electric Week Set New Records

2015 National Drive Electric Week, held from Sept. 12 to 20, turned out to be another success with record attendance. The number of attendees grew by a third from 95,000 one year ago to over 130,000. The number of events/cities grew too. Breaking its own record again, National Drive Electric…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 4

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LG Chem To Build A Battery Plant In Europe

LG Chem intends to build a lithium-ion battery plant in Europe. Until now, the European market has been supplied by LG Chem’s Korean factory in Ochang, North Chungcheong Province (claimed production capacity at 200,000 “batteries“). LG Chem has a factory in the US in Holland, Michigan with capacity of up…

6 days ago by Mark Kane 21

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Proton Iriz Electric Car Debuts

Proton, a Malaysian carmaker, recently presented at the 2015 International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia the electric version of its Iriz model. With a 39.6 kWh battery pack (featuring LG Chem cells), Proton Iriz EV can go up to 300 km (186 miles) under NEDC. Also, the…

6 days ago by Mark Kane 33

InsideEVs - One Of The Drive Electric Week 2015 Hong Kong Event Sponsors

Congratulations To Drive Electric Week 2015 Hong Kong

Congratulations to Charged Hong Kong and all participants for making the first Drive Electric Week in the city a very successful event. Although they weren’t able to organize an EV rally due to logistics and traffic regulations, participants were able to promote EVs, their technology and most of all the…

1 week ago by Alex Wai 2


BAIC Opens Electric Car Research & Development Center In California

Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., better known as BAIC or BAIC Motor, opened a Research & Development center in Silicon Valley, California. Task: EV technologies, batteries and telematics developments Employees: 20 Partners: Beijing New Engineering Research Institute, Siemens, SK Group, start-up Atieva and CECOMP SpA (Italy). BAIC intends to develop three…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 7