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Tesla confident that Gigafactory can hit the magic number: $100/kWh

Tesla’s Gigafactory will mark a milestone in American manufacturing – to put it in trendier language, it’s going to be a game-changer. This is already obvious to readers of the EV press, and it’s starting to sink in among the mainstream media. The investing pundits of the Motley Fool have parsed some of Tesla’s statements about the Gig, and found a couple of reasons that it may be “more revolutionary than we realize.” First, the 30% cut in battery pack costs that Tesla is projecting ... (Read more)

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2015 Audi A3 e-Tron

2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid On Sale This Winter--In Germany 2014 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid presentation, Berlin Audi has promised plug-in models for some time, and towards the end of this year its first production plug-in will finally arrive. The 2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will hit European roads in winter 2014, priced at 37,900 Euros. That's around $51,500 at current exchange rates, or similarly priced to a high-end, diesel-engined version of the A3 Sportback in Europe. Pricing doesn't include any ... (Read more)

TELEFONIX BETS ON LEVEL 1 COMMERCIAL CHARGING STATIONS

While most of the discussion about commercial EVSE seems to revolve around peoples’ desire for ever-faster charging, Telefonix has taken the opposite approach, producing what is designed to be the first true commercial Level 1 charging station on the market. Like many another great idea, the inspiration for the L1 PowerPost came as a serendipitous observation in the course of developing a different product. Telefonix has a long history in the aviation business, making retractable cord reels and other electronic products. ... (Read more)

Audi E-Tron

Audi R8 E-Tron Audi has made the battery breakthrough that was necessary to bring the Audi R8 e-tron to production. For a Very Short Time, the Audi R8 E-tron Held the Fastest Lap Title For EVs at the Nurburgring Speaking today at Audi’s annual press conference, Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management at AUDI AG for Technical Development, fully confirmed that the R8 e-tron is set to launch: “My Board of Management colleagues and I appreciate that many of ... (Read more)

2014 KIA Soul EV

Soul EV Live in Chicago Kia Motors has confirmed that production of its first-ever mass-produced electric vehicle will begin in South Korea next month. Soul EV Live in Chicago Sales of the Soul EV will commence immediately in South Korea. Soon, Kia will start shipping the Soul EV to Europe and to the US. The official on-sale date for the US in Q3 of 2014.: “The Soul EV will initially be sold in California and Oregon in the West and several Eastern states including ... (Read more)

New TurboCord available at Metro Plug-In

AeroVironment Transforms EV Charging with New, Easy and Convenient TurboCord; World’s First Dual-Voltage Cordset Delivers Unmatched Charging Versatility JANUARY 30 2014  AeroVironment Transforms EV Charging with New, Easy and Convenient TurboCord; World’s First Dual-Voltage Cordset Delivers Unmatched Charging Versatility • Portable plug-in charger increases range confidence, reduces costs to drivers, workplaces, businesses and governments • Fits in palm of hand; plugs directly into electrical socket; no charger installation required; weighs less than five pounds, including 20-foot cord • Operates on 120 or 240 volts; at ... (Read more)

EV comparing ICE for cost per mile

The Colder It Gets, the Greater the Savings When Driving an Electric Car UK's FleetCarma does their analysis of what happens as winter weather plummets temperatures to below freezing. Published: 29-Jan-2014 It's now a well-known phenomena that as it gets colder outside, the performance of an electric car drops; according to FleetCarma, an average of 29% at 0°F (-18° C), 20 % at 32° F (0° C). Now, in fairness to EVs, cold temperatures also impact ICE-age automobiles and trucks, as well, but not ... (Read more)

PHEV Sales Predicted to Grow By 80% Annually From Now Til 2018

For the Sake of This Prediction, The Volt Becomes a Plug In Hybrid It seems almost monthly we stumble upon some forward-looking prediction report put out by some research firm we’ve never heard of. More Traditional Plug In Hybrid This is again the case here. According to Transparency Market Research (who that is we don’t know) the plug-in vehicle segment is set to grow significantly over the next 4 years. Transparency Market Research (TMR) states the following: “Electric vehicles represent a quantum shift ... (Read more)

2013 electric vehicle sales jump 84 percent!

Washington — U.S. sales of full electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in 2013 jumped 84 percent over 2012 to more than 96,000 — as price cuts and new models helped spur additional sales. In 2013, automakers sold nearly 49,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles — up 27 percent over 2012 — and 47,600 electric vehicles — up 241 percent, according to data complied by Ward’s Automotive. That’s a big jump over the 18,000 sold in 2011. At the same time, traditional hybrid sales jumped ... (Read more)