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Global electric car sales surge to record in 3rd quarter

In the third quarter of 2017 electric vehicle (EV) sales soared 63 percent higher than the same period last year setting a record. The uptick was mainly fueled by rising demand in China.

Global oil demand only to decline slowly despite more EVs

Paris - In a new report the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) says that the demand for oil will decline only modestly in spite of the increasing use of electric vehicles (EVs) over the next two decades.

Tesla tells Model 3 reservation holders delivery dates delayed

Tesla reservation holders say their delivery window to receive the Model 3 has been pushed back by one month. Tesla has struggled to mass produce the highly-anticipated vehicle, citing issues with two production lines at its Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada.

Study shows electric cars emit 50 percent less GHG than diesel

A new study has calculated the total lifecycle emissions of an electric car, including its manufacture, battery manufacture, and all of its energy consumption, to show electric vehicles emit 50 percent less greenhouse gasses than diesel vehicles.

Dead lithium batteries from EVs create a problem for China

Shanghai - A Shanghai recycling plant will be faced with recycling piles of dead lithium ion batteries after spending years dismantling old television sets and computers. The dead batteries result from China's emphasis on introducing more electric vehicles (EVs).

Electric car maker Tesla to build a plant in China

Shanghai - Tesla is reported to have made an arrangement with the Shanghai city government to build a manufacturing plant in the free-trade zone of the city.

Shell to buy leading electric vehicle charging provider NewMotion

Amsterdam - One of the world's largest fossil fuel companies, Royal Dutch Shell, has signed an agreement to purchase Amsterdam, Netherlands-based NewMotion, one of Europe's largest electric vehicle charging providers.

Volkswagen to invest $1.7 billion in electric truck technology

VW’s trucks chief Andreas Renschler, speaking on the sidelines of a company event in Hamburg on Wednesday said Volkswagen will invest 1.4 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in new technologies including electric trucks and buses by 2022.

Toshiba announces new SCIB battery with ultra-rapid recharging

Toshiba engineers have cracked the Holy Grail of electric vehicle batteries by creating a Li-ion battery variation that just might deliver on not only a long range of travel but a really short recharge time.

GM and Ford announce major electric vehicle plans

With China moving to ban gasoline-powered vehicles in the near future and California planning to do the same, automakers in the United States and worldwide are scrambling to embrace electric vehicles.

Vacuum maker Dyson announces plans for its own electric car

London - British vacuum cleaner maker Dyson's announced that it is working on what it calls a “premium” electric car that will go on sale in 202. Dyson's car may be the very nightmare the automotive industry has been fearing.

Op-Ed: Electric car production needs clean electricity production

While electric cars are good for the environment in that they do not have polluting exhaust as do gasoline and diesel vehicles, they nevertheless can have negative effects on the environment.

Producers struggling to keep up with demand for lithium

As the demand for lithium for storage batteries increases, it has created pressures on the lithium mining and processing sector. No one was prepared for the demand as electric car sales went from near zero a decade ago to over half-a-million last year.

What will we do with all those worn-out Lithium-ion batteries?

Technology is a wonderful thing and with man's search for better products and innovations that enhance our lives, there is often one little issue that is overlooked - What do we do when the product wears out? Such is the case with Lithium-ion batteries.

Parked electric vehicles can earn money supplying the power grid

Our ambitious efforts in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources have created challenges for power grid operators in finding new ways to secure grid capacity and balance the demand for power.

Charger stations for EVs a growing technology-related market

Technavio’s report on the global electric vehicle (EV) charger market analyses some of the most important trends expected to impact the tech-related market outlook over the next few years.

Toyota and Mazda link up to build $1.6 billion EV plant in U.S.

Toyota and Mazda on Friday announced plans to build a $1.6 billion auto manufacturing plant somewhere in the U.S., creating as many as 4,000 jobs building electric vehicles. The facility will produce 300,000 EVs a year and will be operational by 2021.

BP in talks with electric car makers on service station chargers

The U.K.'s multinational oil and gas company BP is in talks with electric vehicle makers to offer recharging docks at its global network of fuel service stations, BP CEO Bob Dudley announced on Tuesday.

Op-Ed: OPEC's issues being worsened by technology and electric vehicles

The turmoil being seen in the oil and gas industry, along with the surge in technologies behind the electric vehicle, wind and solar industries are about to butt heads in a showdown that will eventually lead to the demise of OPEC.

Op-Ed: End of the road for petrol engines? World going electric, fast

Sydney - Whatever the fossil fuel sector says, the ancient technologies which are killing the world are themselves dying out. Petrol engines are on the way out, in no uncertain terms.

Tesla's market cap soars above Ford, GM

2017 will likely go down in the history books as a year of disruption. Old industries are being reshaped by bold new ideas, technologies and modes of communication.

Uber, Nissan launching electric cars in London to curb pollution

American ridesharing service Uber has partnered with Japanese car maker Nissan to launch an all-electric vehicle project in London this month.

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.

New innovations could be game changer for electric car batteries

Electric vehicles are well-known for reducing the cost of driving from point A to point B, but there have also been many criticisms about this technology.

Next electric cars could use sand-based batteries

Riverside - The next generation of electric vehicles (EVs) may run on a new lithium ion battery made from beach sand, according to new research at the University of California, Riverside.

Surging market for electric vehicles in 2014 and beyond

Manufacturers are offering more electric vehicles than ever. With market prices falling, consumers are welcoming this rapidly growing technology. From the environment to the macro-economy, humanity has much to gain from this emerging industry.

Quebec looking to build electric supercar

Quebec - A Quebec car builder not only wants to be a player in the lightweight sports car market, but is also exploring electric powertrains that would put it in very select supercar company.

Tesla set to electrify Europe

Geneva - It only makes sense that Tesla has decided to be aggressive in its expansion into Europe (and then Asia) since the continent is so much farther ahead of North America in terms of the vehicle electricity-supply grid.

Electric passenger bus in Geneva can be charged in 15 seconds

The news about electric vehicles keeps getting better and among the latest is a bus soon to be deployed in Geneva that can be flash-charged in 15 seconds. That's less than the time it takes for passengers to get on and off the bus at a stop.

CAA opens its first electric-vehicle charging station

Thornhill - Owners of electric vehicles in the north Toronto suburb of Thornhill now have a new way to charge their vehicles and for free, thanks to an auto association.
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