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Cleaner Than Ever: Latest Numbers Show Electric Vehicle Advantage Is Growing

OAKLAND, CA (May 31, 2017)—Everywhere in the US, driving electric is cleaner than driving a typical gasoline-powered car. That’s truer now than ever before, and the advantage electric vehicles have over comparable gasoline cars is only continuing to increase. New analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) shows that in 70 percent of the … Continue reading Cleaner Than Ever: Latest Numbers Show Electric Vehicle Advantage Is Growing

A third of Britons set to make switch to electric cars

New figures show that 29 per cent of UK motorists are considering making the switch from a conventionally fuelled vehicle to a zero-emissions one or replacing one electric vehicle with another. As new tax rules punish drivers of all but the lowest-polluting vehicles and cities around the country consider charging drivers of older, more polluting … Continue reading A third of Britons set to make switch to electric cars

Charging an Electric Car: How it is Nothing Like Refuelling a Petrol or Diesel Car

People who have never owned an electric car don’t understand how different charging one is compared to fuelling a petrol or diesel car. Therefore I’m going to explain what charging an electric car is like so that potential owners can understand it better. The point I want to get across is that charging an electric … Continue reading Charging an Electric Car: How it is Nothing Like Refuelling a Petrol or Diesel Car

China, India plans for electric cars threaten to cut petrol demand

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR: Demand for petrol in Asia may peak much earlier than expected as millions of people in China and India buy electric vehicles over the next decade, threatening wrenching change for the oil industry, oil and auto company executives warned. They said refiners should prepare for a future in which petrol, their biggest source … Continue reading China, India plans for electric cars threaten to cut petrol demand

Renault Zoe leads 49% sales jump in EV sales in Europe during first quarter 2017

According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, alternative fuel vehicles (AFV’s) in the Europe Union are off to a very strong start in the first quarter of this year, increasing their numbers sold by 37.6% to 212,945 vehicles. Hybrid vehicles (HEV) showed the biggest growth with 61.2% versus the same period last year, now counting 111,006 … Continue reading Renault Zoe leads 49% sales jump in EV sales in Europe during first quarter 2017

JLR and UK government announce national EV battery hub plans

As part of the UK’s ambitions to become a leading hub for the development of electric vehicles (EVs), Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the UK government have announced plans for the establishment of the core UK hub for EV battery production and development. Joined by academics and business leaders for the announcement … Continue reading JLR and UK government announce national EV battery hub plans

Electric vehicles to cost the same as conventional cars by 2018

The cost of owning an electric car will fall to the same level as petrol-powered vehicles next year, according to bold new analysis from UBS which will send shockwaves through the automobile industry. Experts from the investment bank’s “evidence lab” made the prediction after tearing apart one of the current generation of electric cars to … Continue reading Electric vehicles to cost the same as conventional cars by 2018

Qualcomm can charge EVs while they’re moving

A new track can simultaneously charge two cars driving in opposite directions.

Renault Kangoo EV used in Qualcomm’s tests. Qualcomm

Forget about better batteries, what if you could just drive your EV forever? Qualcomm just showed off technology called dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC) that juices an EV via road-embedded wireless charging hardware while you’re driving. During the demonstration, two Renault Kangoo vehicles equipped with Qualcomm’s “Halo” DEVC receivers were charged simultaneously while moving down a 100 meter test track.

Based on Qualcomm’s wireless electric charging (WEVC) tech, the track can charge vehicles driving at highway speeds in both directions (both in forward and reverse) at 20 kW max. If it works, the tech could be used in a system that lets you call a car using a smartphone, get picked up where you are and be whisked to your destination autonomously (as shown in the animated video, below).

 

Qualcomm will now hand its DEVC charging system to Vedecom, which

“will evaluate the operation, safety and efficiency of energy transfer to the vehicles for a wide range of practical scenarios, including vehicle identification and authorization on entering the track, power level agreement between track and vehicle, speed and alignment of vehicle along the track.”

Read more: engadget via Fuel Included News