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Solar + Storage Outsells EVs in Germany in 2015 (Renew Economy)

The number of new stationary battery systems connected to solar arrays on German homes and businesses in 2015 far outnumber the number of electric vehicles that rolled onto roads. A new study has revealed the result demonstrating that despite the German government’s official target of one million new electric cars …

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Kandi Technologies Expands Micro Public Transportation Program to 16 Cities

JINHUA, China, Jan. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (the “Company” or “Kandi”) (NASDAQ:KNDI), today announced that the Micro Public Transportation (“MPT”) program has expanded to 16 cities in China as of the end of 2015, exceeding the Company’s previous target of 15 cities. The cities include …

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Taiwan-US Team Develops Driverless Electric Vehicle (Eco-Business)

A driverless electric vehicle developed by researchers from Taiwan and the US was launched Jan. 10 in Taipei City, a significant step forward in establishing Taiwan as a leading global provider of smart transportation solutions. Jointly created by state-run Institute for Information Industry under the ROC Ministry of Economic Affairs …

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Nearly 50,000 Charges Carried Out at Electric Circuit Charging Stations (Electric Cars Report)

The Electric Circuit witnessed exceptional growth in 2015 with exactly 46,465 charges carried out at its charging stations throughout the year. This success confirms its leadership within the North American public charging station networks. In a single year, the number of monthly charges on the system has more than doubled, from …

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Volkswagen Unveils BUDD-e Electric Van Concept at CES (Green Car Congress)

At CES 2016, Volkswagen unveiled the battery-electric BUDD-e van. Equipped with a 101 kWh battery pack supporting a range of up to 373 miles (600 km) on the NEDC, the BUDD-e concept is the first vehicle based on Volkswagen’s new Modular Electric Platform (MEB) designed specifically for plug-in vehicles. Volkswagen’s new …

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Congressional Bill Maintains Support for EVs (Green Car Reports)

The recently-passed Congressional transportation-funding bill contained many positives for electric-car advocates.  It included the renewal of a home-refuelling tax credit that covers electric-car charging stations, a provision for installing charging stations at government facilities, and other relevant items.  A tax credit for fuel-cell vehicles was given a short-term extension through …

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