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    A Continental sensor to switch off EV batteries in case of accident


    The evSAT sensor triggers an emergency battery shutdown when the vehicle is in charge mode Continental has developed a system that will shut off a high-voltage electric-vehicle battery in the event of an accident. The German supplier said its evSAT sensor will shut off batteries in a collision when the ...

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    From Nissan, an electric sports car concept


    The Nissan ESFLOW Nissan revealed an electric sports car concept in a bid to prove that driving fun can be had without a major negative impact on the environment. The Nissan ESFLOW, which is based on the Japanese carmaker’s LEAF plug-in electric vehicle, will be unveiled at the Geneva auto ...

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    Washington Post: Obama’s EV goal achievable, govt report says


    President Barack Obama’s goal of putting 1 million electric vehicles on American roads by 2015 is achievable, according to a government report cited by the Washington Post newspaper. The administration report contradicts the findings of an expert panel, which said last week the target could not be achieved. According to ...

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    Saab’s 9-3 ePower test fleet to be powered by UQM Technologies


    Saab’s electric 9-3 will have a range of 200km UQM Technologies will provide the electric motors for a test fleet of 70 Saab 9-3 ePower models, the US-based developer of alternative-energy technologies said. Beginning this autumn, UQM will start delivering its 135kW, 184hp PowerPhase electric motors to Saab. The 9-3 ...

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    Expert panel: Obama’s electric-vehicle goal hard to attain


    Obama has set the US an ambitious electric-vehicle goal for 2015 A panel of experts said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is unlikely to attain his goal of putting 1 million electric vehicles on American roads by 2015. “Automakers and suppliers do not have sufficient production targets, and the demand ...

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    McKinsey says urban EV adoption may be faster than expected


    The City of London is promoting electric vehicles Getting urban consumers to buy an electric vehicle may be easier than most car executives and policymakers think. That’s one of the conclusions from a report written by McKinsey consultants in the latest issue of the McKinsey quarterly. McKinsey says research conducted ...

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    Tesla to recycle batteries at Umicore plant


    The batteries of the Tesla Roadster should last at least 7 years Tesla Motors will work closely with Belgian materials technology group Umicore to recycle battery packs of its all-electric Roadster sports cars. The carmaker said battery packs will be recycled at the end of their lives at a Umicore ...

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    CAR-Symposium: Zetsche sees strong electric-motor growth


    Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche BOCHUM, Germany ”“ Two thirds of all European cars will have an electric motor on board by 2013, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche predicted Thursday. Speaking at the CAR Symposium here, Zetsche said “the monopoly of the internal combustion engine is reaching the end of the line.”But ...

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    Ener1, Wanxiang to jointly make batteries in China


    US battery maker Ener1 and China’s Wanxiang Electric Vehicle Co. signed an agreement to jointly manufacture lithium-ion cells and battery packs for the Chinese market. The two companies said their cooperation would combine US technology with Chinese manufacturing capability. The batteries will be used in products built by Wanxiang’s light- ...

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    VW’s next electrification project: A Jetta hybrid


    VW’s new Jetta will get a hybrid version in 2012 NICE - Volkswagen is getting ready to launch its next hybrid. In 2012, the German automaker will start selling a hybrid version of the new Jetta mid-size sedan. It will be the second VW model to combine a gasoline engine ...

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    Media report: VW to present 1 liter auto in Qatar


    VW showed this concept of a 1 liter vehicle at the Frankfurt auto show in 2009 Volkswagen will show a so-called “one liter car” at the Qatar auto show later this month, according to German newsweekly Wirtschaftswoche. In a news release, Wirtschaftswoche said VW will show the prototype of a ...

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    Continental wants to double Chinese sales in 5-6 years


    Continental says electric vehicles will grow sharply in China Continental wants to double sales in China in the next five-to-six years and sees electric vehicles playing a key role in this plan. The German automotive supplier, which ranks in the global top-5, said sales in China rose 50 percent to ...

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    Reithofer: Series production of Chinese EV scheduled for 2013


    BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer discusses automotive cooperation with visiting Chinese Executive Vice-Premier Li Keqiang at BMW headquarters in Munich BMW and its partner Brilliance will start Chinese series production of an electric vehicle in 2013, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer said. Welcoming Li Keqiang, vice-premier of China’s State Council, to BMW ...

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    Joining global EV battle, Ford unveils Focus Electric


    The Focus Electric, Ford’s first fully electric vehicle, was shown at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It will be on sale later this year. LAS VEGAS - Ford on Friday unveiled a new Ford Focus Electric, raising the stakes in the battle between volume carmakers to get ...

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    At GM, batteries with a little help from the government


    A New Jersey man, was the first customer to take delivery of the Volt on Dec. 15, 2010 GM’s electric-vehicle program got a boost this week when it signed a worldwide lithium-ion battery licensing agreement with a US government research laboratory. The automaker said it would make advanced batteries using ...

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    Renault suspends 3 executives for leaking company secrets


    Renault said it had suspended three executives with “extremely strategic positions,” apparently for leaking secret information concerning the group’s electric-car plans. Christian Husson, general counsel of the French automaker, said in a statement that the company had conducted an investigation that had lasted several months. That investigation ...

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    Honda starts testing next-generation mobility


    Honda’s electric test vehicles refuel at a solar-powered charging station With global competition in electric vehicles set to heat up, Honda is starting tests of its next-generation mobility products. The Japanese auto and motorcycle maker said its Electric Vehicle Testing Program, to be conducted in Saitama Prefecture, will include electric ...

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    Valeo, BAIC build electric demo car


    Valeo and Chinese automaker Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) have developed an electric demo car equipped with a powertrain built by the French supplier. The two companies presented the vehicle to the Beijing governor this week as an example of the energy-saving potential of electric vehicles. Valeo, a French automotive ...

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    Report: Nissan exec says China not ready yet for EVs


    A senior Chinese Nissan executive doesn't think China is ready for the era of electric motorization, according to a report in The China Daily national newspaper. Yasuaki Hashimoto, president of Nissan (China) Investment Co Ltd, said the country urgently needs a national infrastructure standard for electric vehicles. On the subject ...

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    Electric-vehicle noise bill moves to White House for signature


    The US House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that will require electric vehicles to make a sound while driving. The so-called “Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act” now moves to President Barack Obama for signing. The legislation will provide blind, visually impaired, and other pedestrians greater security when traveling in close proximity ...