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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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Electric cars: Will Europe lead the way?

October 18, 2011

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When it comes to electric cars, many have said that it is the emerging economies, not shackled by convention, that will lead the way in electric car uptake. But a recent report by Ernst & Young suggests that it is Europe that will become the first mass market for EVs (see story). The report details […]

Believing in Electric Cars ….. Why ?

October 18, 2011

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Seven Reasons to Believe Electric Cars Are Getting in Gear Sunday was National Plug In Day. Missed it? So did just about everyone else in America. For a few thousand people, though, it was a chance to stand up and shout, “I drive an electric car and I’m not half as crazy as you think […]

Renault stages colossal Kangoo Z.E, Fluence Z.E. test drive event in Portugal

October 18, 2011

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Renault shows electric in Lisbon Renault chose Portugal to stage the presentation to the world press their electric models Fluence Kangoo ZE and ZE, refers to the Matador Records Bulletin magazine. The presentation to the press started on September 29 and lasts until mid-November, with vehicles traveling between Lisbon (Airport) and Cascais (Hotel Onyria). Journalists […]