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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 […]

Electric vehicles help automakers bring shoppers to showrooms

October 20, 2011

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Electric vehicles are giving automakers a boost in marketing appeal. Although sales haven’t exactly been electrifying, the vehicles are helping auto companies draw more shoppers to their showrooms, something that would not have happened without the curiosity over the new autos. “There is such a halo effect,” said Oliver Hazimeh, an automotive industry consultant at […]

Prius owners are trading into electric vehicles

October 20, 2011

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One reason why auto companies are rolling out comparatively low-volume electric cars is to get buyers into showrooms they might have otherwise ignored. The strategy appears to be working for Chevrolet, which makes the Volt plug-in hybrid sedan and Nissan, manufacturer of the all-electric Leaf. Through the first nine months of this year, Chevrolet has […]

China Subsidies to 3,000 Kandi Pure Energy Vehicles by Jinhua City and Zhejiang Province

October 19, 2011

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The objective of the ceremony was to promote the sales of electric vehicles in Jinhua City through government financial subsidies to consumers who purchase Kandi pure EV. China Subsidies to 3,000 Kandi Pure Energy Vehicles by Jinhua City and Zhejiang Province Kandi Technologies, Corp. (the ‘Company’ or ‘Kandi’) (NASDAQ: KNDI), a leading Chinese supplier of […]

ABB installs Austria’s first charging stations for electric vehicles

October 19, 2011

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In an effort to promote use of electric vehicles and bring down pollution and boost efficiency the need of the hour are efficient and convenient charging stations for these vehicles. Now ABB group has announced that they are the first such company to recognize this need and have set about installing charging stations in Austria. […]