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Suzuki’s Every Electric Van Coming To The Streets Of Japan

Following in the wake of Mitsubishi came out of nowhere with their i-MiEV, and here comes Suzuki with an electric version of their kei (mini) van, the Every. Suzuki has reportedly manufactured 13 of the electrified vans, which will be handed out to its dealerships in Japan on a trial basis. This, according to Integrity Exports, will allow Suzuki to…
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Sony To Make Electric Vehicles Batteries

Sony will start manufacturing lithium-ion batteries specifically for electric cars and hybrids and demand for these batteries will surely increase as more people buy hybrids and electric cars, so Sony says it is prepared to build dedicated plants for this purpose too. Sony will be competing against the likes of fellow Japanese company Panasonic in…
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First All-Electric Car Sharing Fleet In North America

Car2go brings North America's first all-electric carsharing program to San Diego and the program will kick off sometime before the end of this year, when 300 Smart Fortwo plug-ins storm the city, each powered by a 30 kW electric propulsion system and a lithium ion battery that promises to last for up to 84 miles on a single charge. San Diego car2go…
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Google Builds Largest EV Charging Network

Google says it has largest corporate EV charging network in the US with some 200 chargers currently in place, plus an extra 250 that are on the way and Google has purchased some extra Chevy Volts and Nissan Leafs, this Gfleet will eventually expand to include a total of 30 EVs, which explains the expansion of its ChargePoint Network. The company…
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HomePlug GP Networking Specification

BMW, Porsche, others announce support for HomePlug's EV networking spec and the networking specification would allow electric car owners to link their plug-ins to the Smart Grid via the same ports used to charge their batteries, opening up new, Powerline-based possibilities. This means that in the future electric-car owners will be able to easily…
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Volvo To Develop Wireless Charging For EVs

The Swedish manufacturer is working with Belgian technology firm Flanders' Drive to develop technology that would allow electric vehicles to be charged without the need for cables or power sockets and the battery is refilled wirelessly via charging plate in the road surface. As soon as drivers pull into their garage or parking spot, a charging…
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Jaguar C-X75 Upcoming Hybrid, Minus the turbines production in 2013

Jaguar's C-X75 concept was the most stunning car unveiled at the 2010 Paris motor show. Jaguar has announced that they will be working with Williams F1 on the creation of the car, which is set to launch in 2013. In addition to making a fast car with sleek looks to match, Jaguar hasn’t turned a blind eye to the environment either stating that it…
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Nissan NV200 Van

Nissan NV200 van named NYC's Taxi of Tomorrow, Travis Bickle cringes and the four-passenger van is slated to hit New York's streets in late 2013, after which it will be gradually phased in on a more widespread basis.With a manufacturer suggested retail price of around $29,000, the commodious NV200 boasts a 2.0L 4-cylinder powertrain, transparent…
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Toyota and WiTricity Joins For OTA Car Charging

Toyota and WiTricity to develop new wireless charging tech that requires no contact and WiTricity’s current technology is comparable to standard Level 2 fast charge technology, providing up to 3.3 kilowatts of power.The young Massachusetts-based company is pushing resonance technology, which charges electronics without contact and is supposedly…
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Electric Vehicle Pilot Program

Los Angeles pilot program offers up to $2,000 off EV charging stations and will apparently be expanded soon enough, however with the city promising to begin accepting additional applications on May 1st, and eventually cover up to 5,000 EV chargers.Those receiving the rebate will also be required to participate in the LADWP's Residential Time-of-Use…
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