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In the future, your EV’s electricity could pay for parking

Imagine rolling into a parking space and paying for it not with money, but with a bit of the electricity from your EV's battery. If Nissan has its way, this could be the case in the near future. Autoblog notes that the automaker has opened an exhibition space in Yokohama, the Pavilion, Read More...

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These 15 states will join California in electrifying all buses and trucks

Fifteen states and Washington, DC have announced that they will follow California’s lead in switching all heavy-duty trucks, vans, and buses over to running on electricity, in what could be one of the most significant efforts to reduce harmful diesel engine pollution in the United States. It Read More...

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‘Million-mile’ EV batteries are near. The impact could be massive.

Electric vehicles (EVs) have a clear environmental advantage over their gas-guzzling counterparts, but when it comes to longevity, the two are in dead heat. Two hundred thousand miles is considered a good, long run for a car built today, regardless of whether it’s powered by a lithium battery Read More...

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Researchers imagine system where EVs charge each other on the roads

If airplanes can refuel each other mid-air, then why not electric cars? A weird and wonderful, if probably impractical, idea out of the University of Florida would see vehicles in high-speed convoys sharing energy in a peer-to-peer model. To understand how it works, let’s first read a passage Read More...

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Amsterdam’s classy canal boats are going electric ahead of diesel ban

Transitioning from vehicles powered by fossil fuels to electric vehicles doesn’t mean we have to lose the classic aesthetic of old cars and boats. To see what we mean, just look to Amsterdam where the famous canal boats have been getting a clean makeover. Building an entirely new electric canal Read More...

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A new online tool is helping cities and businesses find the EVs they need

The technology driving clean transportation is rapidly evolving, so much so that it’s hard to keep track. That’s why a transportation nonprofit focused on cleantech has launched a new online tool called The Zero-Emission Technology Inventory to help cities and businesses know exactly what’s Read More...

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The UK is moving forward its ban of new gas-powered cars by 5 years

The UK had a ban in place that would make it illegal to sell new petrol, diesel, or hybrid cars in the country from 2040 onward, but now that plan being amended…for the better. Under new government plans, the UK will bring the ban forward from 2040 to 2035 at the latest. The change comes after Read More...

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Scientists have developed a way to give old EV batteries a ‘second life’

Typically when an EV battery reaches the end of its life-span, the manufacturer takes it back and recycles them. But according to researchers at the University of Warwick, many automotive Lithium-ion batteries have enough life left in them after a car is scrapped for “second-life” uses. To do Read More...

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A startup has come up with a stronger EV battery without the precious metals

Creating long-range electric vehicles that are still comparable in affordability to gasoline cars has long been the challenge of the electric vehicle industry. While improvements in technology have made batteries cheaper and more efficient, the average addition of a battery to a vehicle still costs Read More...

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Gas pumps are starting to disappear in Norway

Norway’s consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel is starting to decline. The reason? As record numbers of drivers switch to electric vehicles, many gas stations are either closing or changing their pumps to electric charge stations. This comes as no surprise, as Norway possesses the largest Read More...