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Gasoline-Powered Cars Eyed for Emissions Overages in CA

Gasoline-Powered Cars Eyed for Emissions Overages in CA

Businesses that operate gasoline-powered fleets in CA will want to keep an eye on a review being conducted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The environmental agency is looking at whether some gasoline-powered vehicles are emitting too much pollution. The California Air Resources Board is also pushing manufacturers to … Read more »

Panasonic Leads EV Batteries Market, LG Chem Guns for the Crown

Panasonic Leads EV Batteries Market, LG Chem Guns for the Crown

Panasonic is currently the runaway leader in the nascent battery market for electric vehicles, but LG Chem has the potential to overtake it in what will be a $30 billion market in 2020, according to Lux Research. Panasonic’s 39 percent share of the battery market for plug-in vehicles makes it … Read more »

Digi

Digi Technology Enables Smart Cities Worldwide

Smart technology by Digi International enables increased operational efficiencies, reduced response times and better levels of citizen services in smart city initiative, the M2M technology company says. Examples of Digi smart city implementations include: Electrical car charging stations: AddEnergie develops, manufactures and operates electric vehicle charging products for all market … Read more »

Delta Smart EV charger

Delta Launches Smart EV Chargers

Delta Products has launched a smart electric vehicle charging technology, targeting large-scale deployment of smart charging systems at low cost. Project partners include the Department of Energy, DTE Energy, Mercedes Benz and kVA. With communication capabilities and a site management system, Delta’s smart-grid-capable EV chargers can prioritize and optimize EV … Read more »

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Elon Musk: Tesla Patents ‘Belong to You’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the patents for his company’s electric vehicle technology “belong to you” and in an attempt to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.” In a blog post, Musk says … Read more »

Tesla Tops AAA’s Green Car Guide

Tesla Tops AAA’s Green Car Guide

The 2013 Tesla S P85 tops the Automobile Association of America’s 2014 Green Guide, followed by the electric 2012 Toyota RAV4 and the clean diesel 2014 Audi A7 TDI Quattro in third place. In fact half of the top 10 highest scoring green cars are clean diesel vehicles. The annual … Read more »

GM EV charging station

GM Surpasses 400 EV Charge Stations

General Motors has installed 401 electric vehicle charging stations at its US production and business facilities. More than 20 percent of the stations use electricity generated from solar canopies to help charge employee vehicles. The company says the majority of the stations are located at GM’s large engineering and corporate … Read more »

Robert Pagano Jr

Environmental Executive Moves: Watts Water, Green Earth Technologies, Severn Trent

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Watts Water Technologies: The water technology company has appointed Robert J. Pagano, Jr. (pictured) as president and CEO effective May 27, at which time Dean P. Freeman will resume his role as executive vice president and chief financial … Read more »

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Southern California Edison’s EV Charging Learning Points

When customers with electric vehicles visit Southern California Edison’s website, the most sought after information is an estimate of how much it will cost to recharge their cars, followed by where charging stations are located, the utility says in a white paper. The white paper, Charged Up: Southern California Edison’s Key … Read more »

Electric Cars Actually Dirtier Than Gasoline Cars?

Electric vehicles are not as clean as they are touted to be, according to a peer-reviewed article published in the IEEE Spectrum. Unclean at Any Speed says despite sweeping public opinion and the billions of dollars in subsidies granted to EV makers, the energy intensive materials used in manufacturing electric … Read more »

EV Woes: Toyota, Mitsubishi Recalls, Ford Glitch

Toyota, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. have had issues with electric and hybrid vehicle models this month, including several recalls. Toyota announced Thursday a voluntary recall involving an unspecified mix of 87,000 2010 Prius vehicles and Lexus HS 250h hybrids for a brake pressure accumulator that could develop … Read more »