Volvo’s C30 Electric Car Combines Green Technology With Safety

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Volvo’s new C30 electric model emphasizes safety over performance Electric cars, including the Better Place Renault Fluence EV, of which 100 cars were launched on Israel’s roads in January of this year; are having issues involving safety factors. This includes GM’s Chevy Volt where lithium battery packs were catching fire in side impact crash tests. But […]

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Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute Files U.S. Patent for Advanced Battery tech

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Masdar Institute makes first foray into advanced lithium battery technology. Continuing its pioneering of renewable energy technologies that have great relevance for the Middle East – such as its recent work on sand-resistant solar – the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates has just filed a provisional patent application with the U.S. Patents and […]

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Iran’s Solar Car Competes in Australia (But Japan Wins)

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Iran’s solar-powered Gazelle 2, hopes to place well in trans Australia trials Iran’s Gazelle 2 solar powered electric car may not have massaging seats, but it certainly looks better than the Palestinian-built solar car in Hebron. The sleek one-seater that weighs only 150 kg, was unveiled at Teheran University by the car’s project manager, Dr. […]

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Car Bodies and Windows As Solar Energy Panels to Recharge Lithium Batteries?

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What would you call solar panels if attached to this Tesla S2 sports coupe: spoilers? One of the more challenging aspects of developing electrics is finding ways to extend the cruising range of electric cars, which are anywhere from 40 to 160 kilometers on a single charge. Companies dealing with the technologies involved in producing […]

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Better Place Denmark Hopes to Get Electric Car Venture (Finally) Going in October

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Denmark’s Better Place commercial launch may finally take place – in October Better Place’s electric car project in Denmark will finally get going in that country after all, says easyecar blog author Martin Thomson, who is an authority on several electric car models that are vying to be introduced into Denmark. Thomson, who earlier said […]

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Aloha! Better Place Plans First Commercial Battery Charging Network in Hawaii

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Will this Waikiki beach front also include Better Place recharging stations? Better Place, the electric car technology company headquartered in Palo Alto California, and headed by Israeli entrepreneur Shai Agassi is now preparing to establish its first commercial battery recharging network in the American state of Hawaii. The news, as reported in the online edition […]

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Easyecar’s Martin Thomson Says Better Place EV Plan Problematic for Denmark

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Denmark’s Thomson prefers “freedom of charge” over Better Place’s forced charging network When the EV network builder Better Place launched their electric car battery exchange network in Denmark last month, not everyone was overly enthusiastic that the company’s unique system of  stations to exchange the special lithium ion battery pack with freshly charged ones would […]

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Better Place Says UK Not Giving Electric Cars a (Tax) Break

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Is the UK’s Tax Man still short-sighted in giving incentives for electric cars? The British government is not doing enough to give consumers enough incentives to purchase electric cars, says Better Place LLC CEO Shai Agassi in an interview with the UK newspaper The Guardian. The interview quotes Agassi  as saying that other countries including […]

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