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Tesla Pushing the Boundaries on its SuperChargers

By on Jun 16, 2015 in Electric Vehicles |

This article is courtesy of ChargedEVs, a publication that covers the electric vehicle industry. Once again, Tesla has come up with an innovation that could be far more significant than is apparent at first glance. Speaking at the latest shareholders’ meeting, Elon Musk said that Tesla has “just introduced” a liquid-cooled cable to the Supercharger system (around 24...

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Chemists discover key reaction in sodium- oxygen batteries

By on Jun 15, 2015 in Electric Vehicles |

This article is courtesy of ChargedEVs Chemists at Canada’s University of Waterloo have described a key mediation pathway that explains why sodium-oxygen batteries are more energy-efficient compared with their lithium-oxygen counterparts. “Our new understanding brings together a lot of different, disconnected bits of a puzzle that have allowed us to assemble the...

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EV vs Gas Cars – Part 1 Efficiency

By on Jun 12, 2015 in Electric Vehicles, Environment |

Several articles and studies have been done recently regarding whether EV’s are really green. Are gas cars better for the environment? If we could switch to battery electric vehicles, should we? In reviewing this question, there are three areas that I feel merit review: Energy efficiency Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions Cost comparison Each is worth looking at...

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Nissan Leaf Looks to Dominate Europe

By on May 29, 2015 in Electric Vehicles |

The Nissan Leaf, already a smash hit in the U.S., is poised to become a similar EV sensation in Europe. The Japanese automaker expects to increase European sales of the Leaf electric car by “double-digit” percentage points in 2015 following record sales in 2014. European executives likely see sales rising by 25 percent, thanks to a reduction in price, government...

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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, & the Quest for a Fantastic Future

By on May 26, 2015 in Electric Vehicles |

Elon Musk’s biography (Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, & the Quest for a Fantastic Future) is now available for purchase and most of the reviews have been positive. Charged EVs, a media outlet covering the electric vehicle industry, offers up some tidbits on the 400-page bio. Here are some highlights: Among the key takeaways is the author’s view that space exploration is...

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Basics of EV Charging

By on May 21, 2015 in Electric Vehicles |

Green Car Reports recently posted a good introductory article about the basics of EV (Electric Vehicle) charging. Here’s the link to the article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1098401_electric-car-charging-the-basics-you-need-to-know The author provides a good overview of the different levels of charging Level-1 (110v) charging, Level-2 (220v) charging, and DC...

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