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GM, Tesla activate features for EV owners in Florence's path

As Hurricane Florence approached the East Coast of the United States, both General Motors and Tesla remotely activated features in their cars that could be of use in an evacuation.

Electric vehicles and drones set to disrupt transport

Dublin - The wider use of electric vehicles and drones is among the technological innovations set to disrupt the transportation sector and aligned businesses in the near future, according to a new poll of industry leaders and consumers.

Driving from Netherlands to Australia in an electric car

To drive from Netherlands to Australia by car is challenging enough; to do so in an electric car is something remarkable. This is what Wiebe Wakker has just achieved, in 827 days.

Intelligent solutions for the power grid of the future

Keila - The expansion of electric cars is set to place greater strain on power grids. In order to deal with the demand, smart solutions are required to control power grid supplies. Researcher have been looking at options.

Tesla suspended production of Model 3 briefly in late February

Palo Alto - The foremost electric car (EV) maker Tesla suspended production of its popular Model 3 for almost a whole week in late February. The suspension was planned to allow time to make changes that the company hopes will increase productivity.

Tesla offers 'free' chargers for office parking lots

Tesla is expanding its electric vehicle charging structure into office parking lots. The new "workplace charging" program offers businesses free Tesla wall connectors and free installation but the lots must meet certain qualifications set by Tesla.

Porsche doubles electric car budget

High-end care manufacturer Porsche aims to launch an electric car within the next two years. This will be the German car manufacturer’s first foray into the world of electric vehicles, a signal that many car manufacturers see the future as electric.

BMW invests in low temperature batteries

The next generation of electric cars will require more powerful and more efficient batteries. Car giant BMW is investing in a new type of low temperature battery based on lithium ion battery technology.

Major carmakers stake $90 billion on electric vehicles

The future, it appears, is electric, at least when it comes to motor vehicles. Developing technology to make electric cars more affordable and efficient is top of the agenda of the major car manufacturers.

Project to double range of electric vehicles with new batteries

London - A new British project sets out to double range of electric vehicle with the use of silicon batteries. This £10 million scheme is led by the startup Nexeon.

BMW makes good on promise to sell 100,000 electric cars in 2017

Keeping a promise made at the beginning of 2017 to deliver 100,000 electrified vehicles worldwide, BMW CEO Harald Kruger handed the keys to an i3 to its new owner, an 80-year-old customer from the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany this week.

Lithium under pressure as electric car revolution takes off

As the electric vehicle market continues to grow, metal recyclers are honing their processes and technologies to extract metals from batteries more cheaply and efficiently.

Some reviews of the Tesla Model 3

Fremont - Buzz is pouring out regularly for the new sedan from Tesla. The new all electric car's base price begins at a modest $35,000 U.S. and that is without any government incentives.

Lithium-air batteries could power electric cars

One thing holding back progress with electric cars are the batteries needed to power such vehicles. Considerable promise comes from lithium-air batteries, which enable electric cars to drive farther on a single charge.

New battery model designed to improve e-cars

Frankfurt - One thing hampering the development (and potential sales) of electric cars is the capacity of the batteries designed to power the cars. Limitations affect speed and distance. This could change thanks to a ‘space-age’ development.

All new Tesla vehicles will have self-driving technology

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has announced that self-driving technology will now be part of every vehicle that it is producing.

Driver killed in Tesla Model S sedan crash in the Netherlands

Another accident involving Tesla, this time in the Netherlands, occurred when a man driving a Model S sedan was killed after his car crashed at high speed into a tree and caught fire.

Battery breakthrough doubles the capacity of your smartphone

A breakthrough in battery technology could double the capacity of the batteries inside consumer tech including smartphones, drones and electric cars. It's achieved through making a lithium battery with double the energy density of current models.

Electric cars could replace 90 percent of current U.S. vehicles

A new study out of the U.S. has determined electric vehicles, with their current charging limitations, could replace and do an equal job to 90 percent of the gasoline-powered vehicles on the road in that country today.

In Japan, electric car charging sites surpass gas stations

Japan has more car charging sites than gas stations as electric vehicles are becoming a more viable option around the country.

Tesla Motors unveils Model 3 — Electric cars for ordinary buyers

Hawthorne - Thousands of people lined up outside Tesla Motors dealerships across the country Thursday as its lower-priced Model 3 went on sale for the first time.

Electric cars given green light to travel in HOV lanes in B.C.

Vancouver - Speaking at the 2016 Globe Conference on Sustainability and Innovation on Wednesday, B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced incentives for buyers of electric vehicles, one being a green light to travel the HOV lanes, even with no passengers.

Anticipating the future — Will electric cars lead the way?

Even though electric cars are nothing new, bold thinking and innovations in technology are taking the shine off Detroit's yearly offerings. This was especially true this year, not only at CES 2016, but at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.

The future of electric cars may hinge on improving batteries

There are over two dozen all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the market today, with an additional two dozen more slated to be on the market in the next few years. This green technology is showing promise of becoming a growing trend.

Walrus Talks: What should the future of transportation look like? Special

Toronto - Getting people moving is a critical issue for virtually anyone living in a big city. For its latest Walrus Talks event, the magazine had plenty of transportation experts on hand, but a food security expert and even a futurist spoke too.

Apple may enter the car industry

Industry insiders are speculating that Apple is considering entering the car industry, joining Google and Tesla Motors in the production of electric cars.

Japan has more electric vehicle charging points than gas stations

Japan now has more electric vehicle charging points than gas stations, an encouraging milestone in a nation that has long been a leader in the transition to post-fossil fuel-powered transportation.

Will driverless cars soon be the reality?

Milton Keynes - The British government will consider the feasibility, and the legal changes changes necessary, to make driverless cars a reality along the roads of the U.K..

Chevy Bolt: GM is making $30,000 electric car, on market by 2017

There will be a bolt at the the big auto show set to get underway Monday in Detroit. That would be a Chevrolet Bolt, G.M.'s new electric car. They'll be showing off a concept model of the vehicle there, a car they plan to have on the market in 2017.

Super batteries charge in two minutes and last 20 years

Nanyang - A group of technologists have created a remarkable new battery: the battery can be charged up within two minutes and, once fully charged, power on for up to 20 years.
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Directions are posted for consumers on how to use the charging station.
Wiebe Wakker driving from the Netherlands to the other side of the world
in an electric car.
Wiebe Wakker driving from the Netherlands to the other side of the world in an electric car.
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All EVs have three basic components  the batteries  the controller and the electric motor.
All EVs have three basic components, the batteries, the controller and the electric motor.
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The Verge crew had an early chance to drive the Model X  Tesla’s first new car in years on Sept. 2...
The Verge crew had an early chance to drive the Model X, Tesla’s first new car in years on Sept. 29, 2015.
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This is GM s Chevy Volt  already on the market.  It s expected to be replaced in 2017 by the longer ...
This is GM's Chevy Volt, already on the market. It's expected to be replaced in 2017 by the longer running Chevy Bolt.
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Tesla is readying an assault on Europe  taking advantage of that continent s aggressively expanding ...
Tesla is readying an assault on Europe, taking advantage of that continent's aggressively expanding electric charging infrastucture, with its new Model X crossover utility vehicle.
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An eVgo charging station for electric cars  located in Centreville  Virginia
An eVgo charging station for electric cars, located in Centreville, Virginia
The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest s...
The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest shakedown of the Spark Renault SRT_01E by former Formula 1 racer Jarno Trulli.
Formula E Holdings
The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest s...
The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest shakedown of the Spark Renault SRT_01E by former Formula 1 racer Jarno Trulli.
Formula E Holdings
Demonstration of wireless charge during parking.
Demonstration of wireless charge during parking.
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Tesla Model S charging at a public charging station in Zoutelande  the Netherlands.
Tesla Model S charging at a public charging station in Zoutelande, the Netherlands.
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A Nissan Leaf charging in Houston  Texas.
A Nissan Leaf charging in Houston, Texas.
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The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest s...
The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest shakedown of the Spark Renault SRT_01E by former Formula 1 racer Jarno Trulli.
Formula E Holdings
A Nissan LEAF vehicle recharging in Amsterdam  the Netherlands.
A Nissan LEAF vehicle recharging in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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The all-electric BMW i3 on the streets of Copenhagen.
The all-electric BMW i3 on the streets of Copenhagen.
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Three converted Prius Plug-In Hybrids Charging at San Francisco City Hall public recharging station
Three converted Prius Plug-In Hybrids Charging at San Francisco City Hall public recharging station
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A Ford electric car  filling up  with an electrical re-charge.
A Ford electric car 'filling up' with an electrical re-charge.
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The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest s...
The Formula E racing series for electric cars is one step closer to the green flag with the latest shakedown of the Spark Renault SRT_01E by former Formula 1 racer Jarno Trulli.
Formula E Holdings
A sign posted in April 2013 in Centreville  Virginia  off Route 29.
A sign posted in April 2013 in Centreville, Virginia, off Route 29.

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