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Chargemaster Partners with ibis and Novotel Hotels (ITCM)

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Chargemaster, the UK’s largest supplier and operator of electric vehicle (EV) charging points has partnered with AccorHotels, owner of ibis and Novotel, to offer EV charging points at its hotels across the UK.  Rolling out at the beginning of 2016, the first phase will see 60 hotels receive EV charging …

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Electric Vehicle Fleet Covers 175,000 Zero-Emission km During COP21

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Read the full press release below: Fleet of 200 electric vehicles saves 18 tons of CO2  from being emitted into the air during two-week global summit Fleet represents the world’s largest EV fleet ever provided for an international conference Renault and Nissan employees volunteered as drivers for the fleet, which …

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Nissan and ENEL Team Up to Transform Electric Vehicles into Mobile Energy Source

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Read the full press release below: PARIS, 8th December 2015 – Today on the occasion of the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21), in Paris,  Nissan, the manufacturer of the world’s best-selling electric car, the Nissan LEAF, and Enel, Europe’s second largest power company for installed capacity, signed an …

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Padmasree Warrior New U.S. CEO and Global Chief Development Officer at NextEV (Fortune)

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Padmasree Warrior, the former chief technology and strategy officer at Cisco Systems, is the new U.S. CEO and global chief development officer at NextEV, a Chinese startup that’s building an electric car to compete with Tesla.  Warrior has never worked in the car business or for a startup, and here …

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Panasonic Showcased the Latest Zero-Eco House and Hydrogen Fuel Cell at Eco-Products 2015

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Read the full press release below: TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Panasonic showcased its innovative eco-conscious products and technologies at its booth under the theme, “A Better Life, A Better World” at Eco-Products 2015, which was held at the Tokyo Big Sight from December 10 to 12, 2015. Panasonic’s lithium-ion batteries for eco-conscious vehicles, …

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IDTechEx Research: Profitable Niches in the Electric Vehicles Market

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See the full press release below: BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vehicles are electrifying at a breakneck speed and they are being completely reinvented with developments in many components and systems. Disruptive change and significant technological innovation is now being seen across all forms of electric vehicles for land, water and air. The fruits …

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BYD Appoints Eva Lerner-Lam to Lead Eastern U.S. Operations

Read the full press release below: LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To broaden its presence in the U.S. markets for electric vehicles, BYD Motors, Inc. (www.byd.com) has named transportation expert Eva Lerner-Lam as director of eastern U.S. business. Lerner-Lam, who has spent her 40-year career developing transportation technologies in both the public and …

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Chinese EV Sales up 300% on Last Year (IBT)

A forecast released Sunday by the China Association of Automobile Manufactures (CAAM) predicted Chinese consumers will buy as many as 250,000 electric and gas-electric plug-in hybrids in 2015, a massive jump from the nearly 75,000 electric and partially electric cars purchased last year from domestic carmakers, including BYD, BAIC, Chery and Changan. In …

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Volkswagen to Add Flat Batteries to Boost Sales of Electric Vehicles (Bloomberg)

Volkswagen AG is preparing to integrate flat batteries into future cars as the German manufacturer plans to boost its electric-vehicle lineup following its emissions manipulation scandal. The news will be announced tomorrow, according to Bloomberg, in the latest issue of the VW employee newsletter Insight.  “We are developing a special vehicle architecture that …

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales Up in Norway Almost 100% in November to 24% Market Share (Inside EVs)

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Norway scored one of its best months ever for plug-in electric car sales in November, exceeding 24% market share. Registrations of passenger cars reached 3,027 (2,040 all-electric and 987 plug-in hybrids). That nearly doubles the amount sold in November 2014 (1,544).  Sales have been bolstered by the strong performance of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV with …

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