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Developing an electric vehicle charging infrastructure The UK Government's ambition is to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Based on this ambition, Energy Saving Trust forecasts that by 2030 there could be 8-11 million hybrid or electric cars on the UK's roads, and over 25 million hybrid or electric cars by 2040.

Tesla is showing interest in battery factory project in India, report says Back in 2016, CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla had plans to enter the Indian market, but those plans have been delayed. Jay Vijayan, who was then Tesla's Chief Information Officer and was born in India, went to the country to investigate the possibility of Tesla starting to import cars in India.

For VW, focus groups highlight EV-adoption challenges beyond price Volkswagen knows that there are other hurdles ahead of the successful launch of its mass-market ID cars—like anxiety over charging.

Munro Talks Tesla Model 3, Model Y And Electric Car Competition In one of the latest interviews, Sean Mitchell talks with Munro and Associates about the Tesla Model 3, EV technology and manufacturing, as well as the upcoming Tesla Model Y and the general automotive industry. As always in the case of videos with Sandy Munro, the insights are pretty interesting.

More On Tesla Ex-Employee Interview, Plus Tesla's Response It's interesting when Tesla supporters publish something that exposes issues or is negative. It sure stirs the pot. Let's see what Tesla has to say.

UC Berkeley has only one electric vehicle charger. How did it become so pre-EV? The famously green UC has 6,000 parking spaces in university lots, but only one has direct access to a Level 2 EV charger. There's a second space reserved for electric vehicles, but you'll have to use the 120-volt outlet and your own portable charger.

Are Shorters Part Of Conspiracy To Kill Tesla? Why This Makes Sense Rickard's text goes in much more detail. Although most companies have people betting on their failure, "NO company in the HISTORY of the stock market has ever carried 34 percent short sale", according to his text. Why so many wish that it sinks? They would be stupid to expect to make money against a company that has everything to succeed.

Tesla is updating its wiring system for redundancy in self-driving The project has been revealed in a new patent application that Tesla made earlier this year and was released by the patent office last week. It's called 'High-Speed Wiring System Architecture' and it describes a wiring system with a loop to create redundancy in case of failure.

UW Research: Blockchain Could Make Powered Electric Car Charging Systems Adaptable The future of the auto industry is in electric cars. One of the most important areas that need an overhaul or a remake to support the technology includes energy systems. To achieve this end, researchers at the Ontario-based University of Waterloo have developed a hybrid energy system that is powered by Blockchain technology.

Tax incentives for electric vehicles and charging points The Balearic government intends introducing tax deductions for purchasers of electric vehicles. These deductions would be made when the purchase of an electric vehicle is included in annual tax declarations. In addition, there are to be tax benefits for property owners and communities of owners if vehicle charging points are installed.

Hyundai EV concept for Frankfurt show to highlight new design language A Hyundai electric-car concept is coming to the upcoming Frankfurt auto show; it will show a new design theme and be built on a dedicated EV platform.

No Brainer: Tesla Model 3 Deemed Best Electric Car Available Today To say that any electric car on the market today even comes close to the Tesla Model 3 would be quite a stretch. It's leaps and bounds ahead of rivals.

Levy electric scooter review: Sweet looking e-scooter with a removable battery Electric scooters certainly have a lot of advantages, yet one of their few downsides has always been the built-in battery. But now with the Levy electric scooter, riders can finally remove their battery from the scooter to charge more conveniently and help mitigate theft.

Porsche Taycan Impresses Us With 2,129 Mile, 24-Hour Endurance Test As part of endurance and hot climate tests, Porsche took the pre-production Taycan prototype to the Nardò Technical Center high-speed track in Puglia, Italy. The car was driven for 24 hours with short brakes only for ultra-fast charging and driver changes, which resulted in massive distance of 3,425 km !

South Western Railway introduces electric vehicle charging at Basingstoke station ELECTRIC car owners in Basingstoke will now be able to charge their vehicles whilst they use the train, thanks to a £100,000 investment from South Western Railway. 18 new electric charging points have been introduced at the town's railway station, and are free to use until the end of October.

A Look Back At Jay Leno's Unwavering & Growing Support Of Tesla Over the years, Leno's appreciation for Tesla and Elon Musk have grown. Above: Leno talks Tesla. According to Leno, electric cars are the future. EVs are low maintenance compared to internal combustion vehicles. And this remains a very strong selling point in addition to zero tailpipe emissions.

BYD Plug-In EV Car Sales Slow After China Cuts Subsidies BYD, as with other manufacturers in China, in July was affected by the decrease of subsidies for New Energy Vehicles. While in June sales increased 59% to 25,849, in July sales shrunk 12% to 16,010. It's not a usual sight, but it happened also in the past.

Mercedes-Benz A 250 e and B 250 e plug-in hybrids unveiled Plug-in hybrids are an important milestone on the road to zero-emissions driving. Mercedes‑Benz Cars is pushing ahead with the development of its plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label. With the A 250 e and B 250 e driving pleasure and suitability for everyday use are to the fore.

Rumor: Sixth production-bound VW ID electric car to be previewed with LA show concept Volkswagen could present another production-intent ID concept at the LA auto show in November.

Tesla Gigafactory 3 Construction Progress August 15, 2019: Video Work at the Tesla Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai progresses as usual after the minor damages caused by the Lekima Typhoon, according to the latest video reports recorded on August 15/16. On one of the sides of the main building Tesla is reportedly installing a Supercharging station:.

Porsche Taycan Prototypes Spotted Just Weeks Before Reveal: Videos Porsche relentlessly tests its fleet of Taycan prototypes and here we collected a few of the latest videos from Germany. The first three spy shoots of Taycan in camouflage are from DrGumoLunatic, recorded in a district of Stuttgart. We are now just about two weeks away from the unveiling of the final production version on September 4.

Kia enlists team of kids to explore benefits of its electric car range To promote Kia's electric range, the brand and Sky Media have enlisted the help of kids to explore the benefits that cars that get their juice from the plug have over those that are petrol-based.

Colorado Air Quality Control adopts a zero-emission vehicle standard The Air Quality Control Commission has adopted a zero-emission vehicle standard for Colorado. The move is directly aligned with the commission's mission to achieve the cleanest air practical in every part of the state.

BP forecourt welcomes first ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers The combination of BP Chargemaster's EV charging expertise, experience and customer base with BP's retail sites across the UK is now allowing us to develop the UK's first nationwide network of ultra-fast chargers." David Newton, chief operating officer of BP Chargemaster, added: "BP's forecourts are ideal locations for this technology, which...

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