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Edmunds too quick to suggest gloomy outlook for EVs

Source: Renault-Nissan and Transdev

Rather than drawing correlations between a cut in incentives and a dead EV market, this study indicates that more accurate research is needed. For example, further market research into the stage in the buying process at which people begin looking at boring things like rebates and financial incentives. When do people get excited about EVs? Do people look into purchasing an EV to save money, to save the environment, or with an eye on the future of oil reserves? Are EVs still a niche because of lack of financial incentive, or because of lack of charging stations?

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‘Tesla for the air’ entices big investors with big savings

Source: Business Wire

Zunum Aero has secured serious investor interest for its regional hybrid-electric aeroplane concept, from JetBlue Technology Ventures and Boeing HorizonX. The company will initially target routes of 700 miles, with the hope of developing its technology to cope with 1000+-mile flight ranges by 2030. Its aircraft will accommodate between 10 …

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Hyundai accelerates towards batteries as it puts hydrogen in park

Ioniq concept 
Source: Hyundai

Hyundai has announced plans for an new all-electric platform and luxury branding ahead of Korea Autoshow Hyundai senior vice president, Lee Ki-sang, confirmed the automaker’s change of direction as it makes plans to concentrate to move beyond fuel-cell hydrogen cars, adding: “The electric-vehicle platform will require high up-front investments but …

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President Obama’s 21st Century Clean Transportation System

Read the White House’s full press release below: As President Obama has repeatedly said, “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.” At the same time, the President has made clear that taking steps to reduce carbon pollution presents an enormous opportunity to strengthen the economy, …

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California Energy Commission Supports Energy Saving Initiatives

Read the full press release below: SACRAMENTO – The California Energy Commission today approved loans, grants and actions to move forward with energy-saving initiatives, including reducing energy use through LED lighting projects and battery storage technologies. The Energy Commission approved $9.6 million in funding from the Electric Program Investment Charge …

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Four UK Cities Get £40 Million Investment to Improve EV Infrastructure (This is Money)

A fund of £40 million will be spread across Nottingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes and London in a Government bid to promote the uptake of electric and plug-in hybrid cars, it was announced on Monday by the Department of Transport. The money from the Go Ultra Low City Scheme will now be used …

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