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The Case for Electric Vehicles, Part 2: EV Costs

October 15, 2014 by Edward Dodge
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EV Costs and Benefits

Electric Vehicles today are considered to be more expensive to purchase than their Internal Combustion Engine automobile counterparts. But the purchase price of EV’s versus ICE vehicles tells an incomplete story about the comparative costs of these cars.[read more]

The Case for Electric Vehicles, Part 1: The Driving Experience

October 14, 2014 by Edward Dodge
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The EV Experience

I recently had the opportunity to test drive the Tesla Model S P85. Like many drivers of the Model S, I was thoroughly impressed by the performance of this machine and after examining the engineering I am increasingly convinced that electric vehicles (EVs) are the future for automobiles.[read more]

When Do EVs Become Competitive? Answers From Norway

October 14, 2014 by Schalk Cloete
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EVs and Norway

EVs currently capture more than 10% of the Norwegian new car market. This article takes a closer look at the magnitude of the sales price reductions, fuel price differences and additional perks required to achieve this level of market penetration.[read more]

Tesla Trumps Toyota Part II: The Big Problem With Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

August 16, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Tesla and Toyota and the Future

The biggest problem hydrogen fuel cell automobiles and vehicles face is that while they deliver no obvious major consumer, societal, or environmental benefits compared to the rest of the competition, they do have a bunch of obvious consumer defects.[read more]

Tesla Trumps Toyota: Why Hydrogen Cars Can't Compete With Pure Electric Cars

August 9, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Tesla and Toyota

“Toyota Bets Against Tesla With New Hydrogen Car,” blares the headline at fool.com. That is a bad bet. It may even prove to be a major blunder for Toyota, which actually severed its RAV4 partnership with electric vehicle (EV) company Tesla back in May, though they kept their investment in Tesla.[read more]

Utility Industry: We Need to Promote Electric Vehicles in Order to 'Remain Viable'

August 1, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Utilities and Electric Vehicles

The Edison Electric Institute, the power industry's main trade group, is calling on utilities to better promote electric cars in order to stimulate demand for electricity and help reverse trends that threaten the long-term viability of some in the industry.[read more]

Will Nissan's Free EV Charging Rival Tesla's Supercharger Network?

July 18, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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If you drive a Nissan Leaf, you already don’t have to worry about paying for gas, which is hovering near $4 per gallon in much of the United States. Now, you don’t have to worry about paying for the electrons that fuel your car when you’re out on the road either.[read more]

China's Latest Mandate: 30% of Government Cars Need to Be Electric or Use Alternative Fuel

July 16, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

China has mandated that at least 30% of government vehicles purchased in the next two years must be fueled by alternative energy. The plan for "new-energy vehicles" includes electric cars, plug-in hybrids and hydrogen electric fuel cell vehicles, according to an announcement reported on by Bloomberg News.[read more]

State Action Plan Helps Power Up Electric Vehicle Market

May 30, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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The release of an action plan by state governments that hope to boost the visibility and use of electric vehicles is yet another sign the nation is moving deliberately toward getting gas-burners off the highways and cleaning up air pollution caused by petroleum-powered vehicles.[read more]

The EV Wedge: How Electric Vehicle Fuel Savings Vary By Country (and Car)

March 22, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson
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EV Wedge

If you’d asked me to define the ‘Electric Vehicle Wedge’ a few years ago I would have chuckled a little, and suggested it was the small pile of cash you needed to afford one. But due to falling EV prices and rising gasoline prices that snark is utterly outdated.[read more]

A Solar Car for the Masses?

February 25, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

It’s car show season again, with the annual crop of car-model launches. My biggest regret in missing this year's Washington DC Auto Show was not seeing the Ford “C-MAX Solar Energi” concept, an unlikely marriage of electric vehicle (EV) and solar photovoltaic panels (PV).[read more]

California's Grid Takes Two Big Steps To Add More Renewables And EVs

January 6, 2014 by Silvio Marcacci
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California Grid

California already leads the United States in most measures of the clean energy economy, but two new initiatives by the state’s grid operator could ensure the Golden State’s electricity system can handle far more renewables, electric vehicles, and power demand.[read more]

Can We Have Some EV Sanity?

December 7, 2013 by Lou Grinzo
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Finally, at long last, there’s word that Nissan might give Leaf buyers an option about battery size. Instead of trying to guess which one battery size will make your EV product offering the most profitable, why not give the customer at least two options, as Tesla does?[read more]

Can California Charge Ahead To One Million EVs Within Ten Years?

November 21, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

California Policy and EVs

Just how much can putting one million electric vehicles on the road in California save lives and boost the green economy? That’s the question being answered by the Charge Ahead California campaign, a new initiative launched by a coalition of environmental and public health groups.[read more]

India, Oil, And Electric Vehicles

November 21, 2013 by Justin Guay
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India, Oil, and EVs

As India reels from a perfect storm of increasing fossil fuel import bills, capital outflows, and a stagnating economic environment attention to its current account deficit has grown exponentially. I've written on the threat coal imports pose in the past but the biggest threat from fossil fuel imports is clearly oil.[read more]