It’s the first major automaker to stop selling gas- or diesel-only vehicles
StoreDot, a three-year-old Israeli startup, is developing an electric car battery that will let electric cars travel hundreds of miles after only five minutes of charging.
Over 14,000 electric cars were sold in the UK in the first half of the year, the increase over the same period in 2014 is a whopping 350%. Continue reading… “Electric car registrations are up 350% in the UK”
The Nevada Electric Highway, recently unveiled by Gov. Brian Sandoval and NV Energy, is a network of charging stations planned along U.S. Route 95 that would finally make it far easier to drive sparsely populated, mostly desert route between Reno and Las Vegas with an electric vehicle. Continue reading… “‘Electric Highway’ for EVs in Nevada”
In the six months it’s been in use an experimental bike path that also functions as a giant solar cell has far exceeded expectations – and that has scientists eyeing roadways as possible sources of solar energy to power street lights, traffic systems, and electric cars. Continue reading… “Solar road is generating more power than expected”
Betting that technical breakthroughs by big battery suppliers such as LG Chem Ltd will jump-start demand and pull them abreast of Tesla Motors Inc, global automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today’s Nissan Leaf. Continue reading… “Automakers rushing to double electric car milage”
According to a new study in Nature Climate Change electric vehicle battery pack costs are falling so fast that they are probably already cheaper than what was expected for 2020. Continue reading… “EV battery costs ‘probably’ already lower than 2020 projections”
German car companies, BMW and Volkswagen are teaming up with ChargePoint to install a network of fast-charging stations for electric cars in the U.S. Continue reading… “BMW, VW join forces to build fast-charging stations for electric cars in US”
Electric bus in NYC
Electric cars have come a long way and they continue to wrestle more market share from their fossil-fueled counterparts, but electric cars can only take us so far. Electric buses, on the other hand, are a lot more exciting and becoming more commonplace. Continue reading… “Electric buses on the rise”
Electric cars in Norway clog bus lanes.
Norway is a major and rich oil-producing country, but Norway’s ministers are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales.
By 2025 electric vehicles will take over traditional vehicles.
Technology is changing the way we live our day-to-day lives. It’s exciting to imagine what the future will bring. We may like to imagine one day living on Mars with technology that lets us teleport our toothpaste from CVS and the ability to apparate like Harry Potter.
For many more people than realize it, electric cars are already adequate for their needs and better than a gasmobile for their bank account and quality of life. However, it often isn’t good enough for disruptive technology to be better than the incumbents. It has to be much better. The target for electric cars, in order to meet that challenge, is a very long-range and affordable electric car. That would bring electric car convenience to another level, and leave gasmobiles with not a single actual advantage over electric cars, compared to nearly 10 for electric cars.