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West Palm Beach National Drive Electric Week Event

Posted 09.14.2016 in News by Editor

West Palm Beach's National Drive Electric Week event is scheduled for Sunday, September 18th, from 3 PM from 7 PM along the picturesque Flagler Drive waterfront at Palm Beach Post Centennial Park, South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

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Richmond's National Drive Electric Week Celebration

Posted 09.14.2016 in News by Editor

Richmond's National Drive Electric Week Celebration is on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 11 AM to 3 PM at 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond CA 94804, in the parking lot across from library.

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National Drive Electric Week 2016 in Portage

Posted 09.14.2016 in News by Editor

South Shore Clean Cities will be hosting an open house on Friday, September 16th from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Northern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN.

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Madison and Cedar Rapids National Drive Electric Week Events

Posted 09.14.2016 in News by Editor

Madison, Wisconsin; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Set to host ride and drive events during National Drive Electric Week on Saturday, September 17th.

Madison’s event is scheduled from 9 AM to 12 PM in Downtown Madison at 100 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison WI 53703.

Cedar Rapids ride and drive will take place from 8 AM to 12 PM at NewBo City Market, 1100 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.

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National Drive Electric Week 2016 Boston EV Day

Posted 09.13.2016 in News by Editor

The historic Larz Anderson Auto Museum, just outside Boston, will be the site of EV Day on Saturday, September 19th at 9 AM to 12PM. Cars will be diplayed on the lawn of the museum at 15 Newton St., Brookline, MA 02445.

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Portland Area National Drive Electric Week Event

Posted 09.13.2016 in News by Editor

The Portland Area National Drive Electric Week Event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 17, from 10 AM to 2 PM at Lowries Marketplace, located at 30299 SW Boones Ferry Road, Wilsonville, OR 97070.

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San Diego to Host One Of Southern California's Largest EV Events for NDEW 2016

Posted 09.13.2016 in News by Editor

Sponsored by San Diego Gas & Electric, the Center for Sustainable Energy and Cleantech San Diego, the San Diego National Drive Electric Week event promises to be one of the largest gatherings of EVs in Southern California. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th from 10 AM to 3 PM at Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108.

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Two Texas Cities to Host National Drive Electric Week Events in 2016

Posted 09.13.2016 in News by Editor

Two cities in Texas will be hosting events to comemorate National Drive Electric Week 2016 including Houston and Grapevine.

The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Clean Cities Coalition and Electric Vehicles North Texas are excited to host the 2016 area's event. This year’s DFW event will be held on Saturday, September 17th, from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Grapevine Mills Mall parking lot, 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., Grapevine, TX 76051.

Houston's event is scheduled for Saturday, September 19th, from 9 AM to 2PM at IKEA 7810 Katy Frwy, Houston, TX 77024.

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National Drive Electric Week 2016 Goleta Event

Posted 09.13.2016 in News by Editor

Goleta will host a ride and drive in celebration of National Drive Electric Week on Sunday, September 18th, from 10 AM to 2 PM, next to the Farmer’s Market at Camino Real Marketplace, 7004 Market Place Dr, Goleta, CA 93117.

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Plymouth & Ann Arbor National Drive Electric Week 2016 Events

Posted 09.13.2016 in News by Editor

Plymouth and Ann Arbor will each be home to National Drive Electric Week ride and drives this year.

Plymouth will be holding their Ride and Drive on Wednesday, September 14th, from 12 PM to 4 PM at Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, 47690 East Anchor Court, Plymouth, MI 48170.

The Ann Arbor National Drive Electric Week Event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 18, from 10 AM to 3 PM at Whole Foods Market Cranbook, located at 990 W Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103.

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New Hampshire Celebrates National Drive Electric Week

Posted 09.13.2016 in News by Editor

Concord & Durham, New Hampshire are hosting two National Drive Electric Week ride and drives this weekend.

The Concord event will kick off on Saturday, September 17th, from 8:30 AM to 12 PM, directly in front of the State House, 107 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03303.

Less than 40 miles away, the ride and drive in Durham is also scheduled for Saturday, September 17th, from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Wagon Hill Farm, 156 Piscataqua Rd, Durham NW 03824.

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National Drive Electric Week event at the Cork House in Liberty Lake

Posted 09.12.2016 in News by Editor

The Inland Northwest EV/PV Group hosts its third annual National Drive Electric Week ride and drive on Saturday, September 17th from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Cork House, 1400 N Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake, WA 99019.

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Colorado has 9 National Drive Electric Week Events Scheduled

Posted 09.11.2016 in News by Editor

Nine NDEW 2016 events are scheduled throughout Colorado. Three events, in Aurora, Boulder, and Colorado Springs, are sponsored by the American Lung Association in Colorado, in partnership with the Denver Metro Clean Cities and Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalitions. Additional events taking place throughout the week in Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Dacano, Fort Collins and Golden means most events are never more than a charge away.

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Audi Unveils 300-Mile All-Electric SUV Prototype at LA Auto Show

Posted 09.05.2016 in News by Editor

Audi unveiled a prototype all-electric SUV with a 300-mile range as well as announcing a network of DC charging stations at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2015. The SUV prototype is projected to be available in 2018. Featuring a 95 kWh battery pack, the SUV will be Audi's first all-electric vehicle and will have a range of more than 300 miles.

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Volvo Predicts 10% of Sales to be Electrified by 2020

Posted 09.05.2016 in News by Editor

"We believe that the time has come for electrified cars to cease being a niche technology and enter the mainstream," said Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars, in a release from the end of 2016 outlining the company's global electrification strategy. "We are confident that by 2020, 10% of Volvo’s global sales will be electrified cars." According to the release, the plan includes introducing more plug-in hybrids across their product line. The company also says it will develop a new range of smaller electric cars and build an all-electric car for sale by 2019.

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VW Vehicle Development Restructuring Focuses on BEV

Posted 09.05.2016 in News by Editor

The Volkswagen brand has restructured its vehicle development organization. The new development structure is grouped into four vehicle types: battery electric, small cars, compact vehicles, and mid- and full-size vehicles. Battery Electric Vehicles will be headed up by Christian Senger, who moves to VW from parts supplier Continental AG. Other development groups include: Small Cars like the Polo and Up!, headed by Product Management Chief Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert; Compact Vehicles like the Golf will be developed by Electrical Systems Purchasing Manager Kalheinz Hell; and Mid- and Full-Size Vehicles like the Passat and Touareg will be led by Product Control Chief Dr. Elmar-Marius Licharz.

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EV and Solar Charging Buyer's Guide on Sale at Barnes & Noble

Posted 03.30.2016 in News by Editor

Electric Car Insider's 2015 Solar Charging Buyer's Guide is now available at Barnes & Noble. The guide contains a full-page profile - including specifications and photos - of the top solar panels and residential vehicle charging stations along with new electric vehicles, bikes and motorcycles. Our cover story is an in-depth review of the second generation plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt. Chevy has taken their class-leading PHEV and increased the all-electric mileage and improved fuel efficiency while giving it an all-new eye-catching exterior and redesigned interior. Also on the cover are the Empulse TT electric motorcycle from Victory, the storied American brand known for cruisers that compete with Harley-Davidson, and the NYX carbon fiber frame kit, an ebike frame that lets the rider choose their perfect components for a grail build.

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Nissan CEO Ghosn makes climate change declaration: "We must do more"

Posted 02.01.2016 in News by Editor

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn declared "The time for debate is over" and the time is now to address climate change. The bold statement was made in a guest column he posted on Forbes.com in December 2015. The post was written following the 2015 Paris Climate Conference and helped explain why Ghosn and 12 other automotive CEOs committed publicly to help decarbonizing automotive transportation. In his post he wrote "If the world is to reduce manmade greenhouse gas emissions that are the cause of global climate change, we must accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy now, starting with cleaner transportation."

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Chevrolet Unveils Production Bolt at CES

Posted 01.18.2016 in News by Editor

Chevy will unveil its production 200-Mile $30K all-electric Bolt compact car during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in January. CES is an annual event that brings nearly 200,000 people from more than 150 countries to Las Vegas to view the latest in cutting-edge technology. A growing number of auto manufacturers and automotive technology companies are showing off their newest products to the early adopters who frequent this show.

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Plug-In SUV and Electric Bike Buyers Guide at Barnes & Noble

Posted 01.18.2016 in News by Editor

Electric Car Insider's 2015 SUV and Electric Bicycle Buyer's Guide is now available at Barnes & Noble. The guide contains a full-page profile - including specifications and photos - of the top 30 electric bicycles and 4 new electric SUVs and cars from Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac and BMW. Our cover story is an in-depth road test and review of the new plug-in hybrid 7-passenger luxury SUV from Volvo: the XC90 T8. Also on the cover are the Optibike R8, a rolling sculpture that can tick off 100+ miles with ease, and the e-Joe Koda, a commuter bike that is thoughtfully designed and easy on the budget.

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Battery EVs could be used for half of holiday road trips

Posted 01.18.2016 in News by Editor

With a little planning your EV could be used to to get you to holiday dinner with family or out-of-town friends. According to the Department of Transportation, the average Thanksgiving long-distance trip length is 214 miles round trip, compared with 275 miles over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday. Of the trips made, 44% are between 50 and 99 miles roundtrip while 56% are more than 100 miles round trip.

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Bollore's Blueindy begins offering electric car sharing service in Indianapolis

Posted 01.18.2016 in News by Editor

BlueIndy has put into service the first 50 of an eventual 500 electric vehicle car sharing program. The cars, located at strategic points in the city, provide on-demand transportation with the swipe of a membership card. The zero emission Bluecars run on Lithium Metal Polymer (LMP) batteries developed by Bolloré and have a range of 120 miles between charges. As of September 2015, 125 reserved parking spaces were equipped with charge points.

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AAA Colorado unveils truck capable of emergency roadside EV charging

Posted 12.21.2015 in News by Editor

AAA began deploying EV charging trucks in 2011. Since then, they have deployed trucks to municipalities including Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tucson. AAA Colorado unveiled their electric vehicle charging truck earlier this year.

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