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The Electric Vehicle Adoption Curve

The Electric Vehicle Adoption Curve

Here’s an article that presents some specious logic associated with electric vehicle adoption.  In particular, the greening of conventional vehicles militates away from, not towards, the adoption of EVs; the payback in fuel consumption for an EV is far more attractive when the car one’s replacing gets 25 MPG than 60 MPG. Having said this,


Global Lithium Ion Electric Vehicle Battery Market: $22 Billion by 2020

The tipping point for the mainstream acceptance of electrically-powered cars may already be with us, according to a study by US-based market analysts, Pike Research. Their research suggests that there are (and will continue to be) 3 main reasons why car manufacturers around the world are ramping up the production of electric cars: a) newly


Tesla Superchargers Attack Eastern Seaboard

Which comes first the chicken or the egg? The highway-ready electric vehicle (EV) or the power network that makes highway-distance travel possible. In Tesla Motors’ case it’s happening at the same time. Earlier in 2012 Tesla Motors unveiled the first of its Supercharger photovoltaic-powered electric vehicle (EV) chargers specifically designed to fast charge its new


Electric Vehicles: 35% Cheaper to Maintain

Much ink has been spilled over whether or not electric vehicles are a cost-effective replacement for conventional cars. Considering their high upfront cost, the return-on-investment isn’t exactly a short-term proposition. But a new study reveals that when it comes to basic maintenance, electric vehicles have the distinct advantage of costing a whole lot less to


Nissan’s Hybrid Plans Revealed

Nissan gave an update on a slew of eco-targets Wednesday, highlighting cuts in CO2 emissions and a plan to add 15 hybrid models by 2016. Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga provided details on the company’s environmental commitments under the Nissan Green Program 2016 at a press briefing in Yokohama. “Thanks to environmentally friendly technology and


Going Somewhere? Consider these Green Options

Bounce Your Way to Work: We’ll start from the ground up, with the perhaps most fun form of transportation: a trampoline road. Estonian architecture studio, Salto, has built an inventive solution to the boredom of the morning commute—a 51 meter (170 foot-long) trampoline, that can be used to bounce to your destination. The trampoline, dubbed


In Focus: Successful Electric Car Cities

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular as cities all over the world started recognizing their advantages and introducing initiatives to promote the use of the plug-in transport. Although EVs are still largely considered to be somewhat ‘cars of the future’, there’s a rising global movement committed to making these electric cars a reality of


Sodium-Ion Batteries: The Future of Electric Vehicles?

AutoBlog Green had some interesting news to report this morning.  Apparently Toyota is looking into potentially replacing the lithium-ion batteries in their hybrids and EVs with sodium-ion batteries.  Though at best it’s just a rumored possibility at the moment, according to the AutoBlog report, sodium-ion batteries would have the potential to turn EVsinto what we’ve


Drive SunShine Institute Goes National

The Drive SunShine Institute, which recently got its start in Colorado, is planning to expand into multiple states, open offices and offer corporate test drive events to promote electric cars and home solar installations. “Over the last two months, we’ve really been ramping up our corporate test drives,” said Ken Beitel, advisory board chair of