Tel Aviv To Test Electric Car Sharing System

If there is any country sensitive to dependence on unfriendly oil-producing nations, it is Israel. For the Jewish nation, alternatives to oil are vital to its long-term survival hopes. So there is a lot of buzz around the incorporation of a car sharing system in Tel Aviv that could see car companies like Renault pitching a vision of an oil-free Israel.

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Zero is the Hero of Electric Motorcycle Manufacturing

After a record year in sales, where they sold more bikes in January than in all of 2011, Zero motorcycles debuted their 2013 line with major upgrades to their entire line, and a new model, the FX. Zero now makes their own motor, a direct drive brushless motor with almost double the available horsepower of their 2012 models.

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Video: Terry Hershner Crosses The US On A Zero Electric Motorcycle

In this video, Zero motorcycle owner Terry Hershner walks me through the modifications he’s done to his 2012 Zero S to not only make it around town, to 4th place in a TTXGP race, but also over 3,000 miles in 5 days. He worked closely with Hollywood Electrics’ Harlan Flagg to upgrade the controller, among other changes.

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GE Slowly But Surely Buying Hybrid Vehicles As Promised

Few companies have so vehemently and vocally supported hybrid and electric vehicles like General Electric. While it is obviously in the interest of GE, which produces charging stations and electrical components for electrified vehicles, GE made waves by pledging to replace half of its vehicle fleet with plug-in vehicles. Two years later, and that pledge is holding up, albeit at a slow, methodical pace.

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Aerovironment Develops Portable Level 2 EV Charger

While there are more EV charging stations in America than there are EVs to plug them into, the stationary nature of charging stations limits their usability. But Aerovironment has come up with a clever, if somewhat inelegant solution; a portable Level 2 charging station that can plug into any 240 volt outlet.

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Volta Taps The Power Of Advertising To Offer Free EV Charging

Volta Industries provides free electric vehicle (EV) charging stations thanks to support from local business. It’s a new business model that could reshape the way the EV charging industry works.

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Better Place Replaces CEO Shai Agassi

Tell me if you saw this one coming; after getting off to a slower-than-expected start, shareholders in Project Better Place have outed Shai Agassi as CEO of the electric car infrastructure company. While Agassi remains a major shareholder, his replacement does not bode well for the company’s future prospects.

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Tesla Supercharger Network To Provide Free Solar Power To Model S Drivers

Say what you will regarding Elon Musk’s electric car company Tesla Motors, but there is no denying that the man and his company have a flair for the dramatic. So it was in typically Tesla form that the new “supercharging” network was revealed last night to much fanfare and house music (I assume, as I wasn’t there). In a nutshell, the new Superchargers will provide clean, free, and fast charging for drivers of the Tesla Model S up and down the West Coast.

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Tesla Supercharger Teased, Will Be Unveiled Tonight

I have called Tesla’s plan to develop a proprietary supercharging system usable only by their cars a folly. Yet Elon Musk has his reasons for doing so, and tonight he will make the case for the Tesla “supercharger” system that he says will completely fill the 85 kWh battery pack in Tesla Model S in an hour.

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