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Read This: Smarter charging, load leveling can save $10,000 a month in electricity costs

Published: December 17, 2014

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in Longtime electric-vehicle drivers will tell you that, when it comes maximizing efficiency while driving, smoothness counts. And it looks like the same goes for the electricity of the buildings charging those vehicles. Which is why General Electric is running a pilot program of plug-in vehicle chargers in New York, Wired reports.


Read This: First Tesla Model S P85D owner says it’s ‘night and day’ improvement

Published: December 16, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Tesla Motors The first public owner of a Tesla Model S P85D says the model’s autonomous-driving feature that more-or-less allows for the all-electric sedan drive itself hasn’t been activated yet. We should all have such troubles.


Recharge Wrap-up: Shift to offer Teslas for Hire, Model S P85D beats Ferrari in drag race

Published: December 15, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Transportation Alternatives , Mercedes Benz , Nissan , SMART , Tesla Motors , Videos A company called Shift plans to provide bikes and EVs for hire. Based in Las Vegas, NV, Shift will provide chauffeured ride services like Uber , but will also include a car- and bike-sharing service that delivers the desired wheels to the customer. Shift’s fleet will include EVs like the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and the Tesla Model S


BMW readies EV, hydrogen updates for 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Published: December 13, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hydrogen , BMW , Detroit Auto Show BMW’s stand at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show will be the place to go for updates. News about advances in electric vehicle infrastructure, hydrogen fuel cells (maybe) and BMW’s suite of connected vehicles app things will all make an appearance at the show next month.


Motorsports: Jean-Eric Vergne signs on with Andretti Formula E

Published: December 8, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Racing With few notable exceptions, racing drivers don’t tend to last very long in Formula One , but lately it seems that Formula E is the top choice for many grand prix veterans. And now the electric racing series can count one more as Jean-Eric Vergne has signed on. The French driver graduated to F1 after proving his talent in lower formulae, winning the British Formula Three Championship in 201 and five races in Formula Renault 3.5 the following season, when he doubled up with test-driver duties at Scuderia Toro Rosso


Report: Tesla says Model X will be able to tow, order now for 2016 delivery

Published: December 8, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Tesla Motors Anyone out there curious what towing a two-ton boat will do to an electric vehicle’s single-charge range? Going through the mud?


Report: Route 66 starts plugging in through the Midwest

Published: December 5, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Green Culture , United States Three hundred miles down, 2,100 to go. Green-car advocates can soon travel a bit of American history thanks to a public-private collaboration that is stringing together some plug-in vehicle charging stations along the Illinois stretch of historic Route 66.


Report: For Audi, Quattro name means something for hydrogen cars, too

Published: December 5, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hydrogen , Audi Forget Dueling Banjos . Audi is proposing “Dueling Motors” for its Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron Quattro concept vehicle.


Official: Revozport ready for Tesla Model S with R-Zentric line of mods [w/video]

Published: December 4, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Tesla Motors If you’re going to drop $15 grand or so boosting your Tesla Model S ‘s output to 691 horsepower (as if the all-electric sedan doesn’t have enough guts as it is), what’s another $6,000 to blow on a really cool spoiler kit. Because you do want to keep that car as low to the ground as possible, right? Hong Kong aftermarket specialist Revozport, which has worked with McLaren, Lamborghini and Nissan on various aftermarket kits, is offering drivers of the Model S its so-called R-Zentric product line to sport things up further with touches such as side skirts, front splitters and trunk-lip spoilers


Read This: Questions bubble up about Tesla Model S sales numbers

Published: December 4, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Tesla Motors Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that releasing monthly sales numbers allows the media, ” to read all sorts of nonsense into the deliveries .” He said that with the company’s irregular delivery schedule – 1,000 in a country one month, only a handful the next – the spikes and valleys would not give an accurate picture of the company’s actual orders or demand. But, when there’s no transparency, people will go looking for answers – or nonsense


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