Morgan Stanley triples estimate for pace of the EV revolution

Cross-posted from Forbes – 22 November 2016 Morgan Stanley has released a new report estimating that electric car sales will increase become 10 to 15% of the global new car market by 2025. That is three time the rate the investment banking house has projected in the past. Why the sudden shift in its thinking? While the US is conveniently …

Nissan Leaf “No Charge to Charge” network launch

Cross-posted from Clean Technica Nissan’s “No Charge To Charge” Leaf promotional offer has now launched in Madison, Wisconsin, further incentivizing the purchase of the popular all-electric offering from Nissan. To explain, for those unfamiliar with the program, the No Charge To Charge program provides buyers of new Nissan Leaf EVs with up to 2 years of free fast charging through …

Electric vehicle use in Minnesota can reduce greenhouse gas emissions (well-to-wheel carbon intensity) by 61-95%, according to a new analysis from the Great Plains Institute

Cross-posted from Clean Technica – see link for the full article Electric vehicle use in the state of Minnesota reduces greenhouse gas emissions (well-to-wheel carbon intensity) by 61-95%, according to a new analysis from the Great Plains Institute. The 61% figure quoted above is with reference to Xcel Energy’s electric mix (in 2015). If the electric vehicle (EV) owner uses …

Wireless EV charging and auto-parking at luxury residential tower in Philadelphia

October 30th, 2016 by James Ayre from Clean Technica The soon-to-be-opened residential luxury apartment tower 500 Walnut, located in Philadelphia, will be home to the first wireless induction charging system for electric vehicles in a residential building in the US, following the beginning of occupancy in early 2017, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica. To be clear, what this means …

City DOT vets and other leaders discuss future of urban transportation

By John Greenfield cross-posted from StreetsBlog Mendoza, Tolson, Klein, Kubly, and Treat at the Shared Use Summit. Photo: Shared-Use Mobilty Center Last week hundreds of civic leaders, entrepreneurs, and academics from across the U.S. convened in our city for the National Shared Mobility Summit, organized by the Chicago-based nonprofit the Shared-Use Mobility Center. This think tank focuses on practices and policies …

First EV shuttle bus fleet in the US knocks out diesel in one swoop

By Tina Casey cross-posted from Clean Technica The EV company Proterra has been steamrolling over the diesel bus market, and it looks like downtown Chicago is the latest proving ground. Proterra has just inked a lease deal with the A-list real estate company JLL that will enable it to ditch a whole fleet of diesel shuttle buses in favor of all-electric buses. …

Wireless charging systems compatible with 80% of the electric vehicles on the roads in North America expected by end of 2017

Cross-posted from Clean Technica, October 11th, 2016 by James Ayre  The electric vehicle wireless charging solutions firm Evatran has revealed that it expects to offer wireless charging systems compatible with 80% of the electric vehicles currently on the roads of North America by the end of 2017, according to recent reports. As a reminder, Evatran sells its wireless charging systems …

City of Austin adding 330 EVs by 2020, Poland aims for 1 million EVs by 2025, $37/wk EV subscription service in Einhoven

In contrast to the rest of the automotive industry, the PEV industry supply chain is more horizontally structured (see Figure 9).27 PEVs use fewer components and typically require less collaboration between parts/component manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers, which means that parts manufacturers can be less specialized and that they can produce generic products to be used by many actors in the …

New e-bus gets 350 miles on a charge

 PROTERRA IN THE WORLD of electric vehicles, Tesla gets most of the love. Over 100,000 of Elon Musk’s big, bad autos are zooming around the world, gasoline-free. But how many of those can claim to take an additional 40-odd cars off the road—each? That’s the promise of the Catalyst E2 Series, a new electricbus debuting today that’s aimed squarely at city …