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Electric vehicles: are they for real or just a fad ?

October 27, 2011

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Electric vehicles: are they for real or just a fad? Can they satisfy the needs of the daily commuter? Can they match the performance we’ve come to expect from their fossil fuel driven counterparts? With the arrival of the Nissan Leaf and the much-hyped Chevrolet Volt, electric vehicles are back on centre stage after a […]

Electric Car or Plug-in Hybrid: Not Either/Or Choice for Carmakers

October 27, 2011

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As electric cars started rolling out in the past year, major car companies staked a claim on a single specific type of battery-powered car technology. Each argued that its technology—ranging from conventional hybrid to plug-in hybrid to pure electric vehicle—is by far the best approach, and the others are fatally flawed. But with today’s announcement […]

Electric Car Industry Tainted by the “Solyndra Effect”

October 27, 2011

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 Share Electric Car Industry Tainted by the “Solyndra Effect” By John Gartner · October 26, 2011 The cleantech industry as a whole, and the electric vehicle industry in particular, have been in the news nearly every day since Solyndra went bust, and not in a good way. The media and blogosphere are repeatedly asking the […]

Electric Car Industry Tainted by the “Solyndra Effect”

October 27, 2011

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EU Calendar – European electric vehicle congress

October 24, 2011

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European electric vehicle congress One of the pillars of the European Commission’s policy to lower greenhouse gas emissions from transport and to reduce oil dependency is the strategy on alternative motor fuels to substitute 20% of the fossil fuel by 2020. In this framework, battery, hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles will play an important role. Exchange […]

Opel plans electric car offensive

October 24, 2011

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RUESSELSHEIM — General Motors’ Opel/Vauxhall division wants to position itself as leader in electric cars, the unit’s sales and marketing chief Alain Visser said. “We want the Opel brand to be the market leader in electric mobility,” Visser told Automotive News Europe in an interview. With the debut of the Ampera plug-in hybrid car next […]

Nissan eyes 1.5 million electric cars by 2016

October 24, 2011

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TOKYO — Japanese auto giant Nissan is aiming to sell 1.5 million electric vehicles around the world by 2016, the company said Monday, as it looks to capitalise on growing demand for green products. Japan’s second-largest automaker behind Toyota said it wants to be the world’s largest player in so-called “zero-emission vehicles”, including a new […]