By David Herron ·
September 16, 2013

Used Nissan LEAFs Now Available as Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle With Full Warranty

Nissan announced last week that it is adding the all-electric LEAF to its Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle program. Beginning in September, CPO LEAF's will be available backed by a robust Nissan's warranty.

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By David Herron ·
September 12, 2013

California Set to Enact Laws To Improve Access for Electric Car Charging

A pair of laws currently on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk could greatly improve electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the state. California AB1092 require changes in the building code so that new multi-family dwellings are required to wire for electric car charging infrastructure, and SB454, the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open Access Act, would simplify access to EV charging stations.

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By David Herron ·
September 05, 2013

California To Extend Carpool Lane Solo Access for Plug-in Cars

The perk, allowing solo drivers to enter the HOV lane, boosts electric and plug-in hybrid car sales in California. It's on the verge of being extended until January 2019.

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By David Herron ·
September 05, 2013

Dept. of Energy Awards More Than $30 Million For Advanced Battery Research

The US Government is putting more dollars behind research into advanced electric vehicle technologies including batteries and drive train components.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
September 03, 2013

Water-Based Flow Batteries Promise Triple EV Range at a Quarter the Cost

General Electric and Lawrence Berkeley Lab are collaborating on a new type of battery that uses low-cost materials that still manage to produce high energy density. It's still in the lab stage, so don't expect to see results anytime soon.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
August 30, 2013

The Future of Cars: Autonomous...and Electric

Nissan is promising to commercialize self-driving vehicles by 2020, and it's using a LEAF to prove its point. There's plenty of synergy between autonomy and electricity.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
August 23, 2013

A Plan for an Automated Electric Vehicle Highway Faces Many Hurdles

Will Jones has a plan for getting us out of our transportation malaise, cleaning the world’s air in the process. It’s the Tracked Electric Vehicle System (TEV), and it’s an automated interstate highway for EVs, with charging embedded in the roadway. You’d never stop to charge, because you’d charge while you’re driving. “It requires no technical breakthroughs,” said Jones. “Just competent engineering.”

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By David Herron ·
August 20, 2013

Denver Airport To Install Level 1 120-Volt Charging for Electric Cars

While we typically want fast public charging, some scenarios like long-term parking at airports, are perfect for slow public charging.

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By David Herron ·
August 16, 2013

Multi-Protocol Stations Could Resolve Fast Charging Standards War

Multi-protocol fast charging stations could be the perfect end-run around automakers who refuse to cooperate on charging standards, and governments who want to dictate a solution.

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By Steven Shrinkle ·
August 16, 2013

The Fastest Coast-to-Coast Crossing of the US in an Electric Vehicle: The M-BEAM Challenge

In April 2014, a team of eight sleep-deprived electric vehicle enthusiasts and engineers are expected to complete the fastest coast-to-coast crossing of the United States in an electric vehicle.

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