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Electric Vehicle Community

Reliant January 24, 2011

As the Electric Vehicle (EV) market continues to grow, EnergyInYourLife.com will be providing links and coverage to keep you informed and involved.

This is a community where you can share your thoughts and join in the discussion of all things EV.

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Breaking News

New ‘semi-solid’ battery could recharge EVs as fast as pumping gas

Researchers at MIT reckon they’ve struck oil. In fact, you’re looking at what they call “Cambridge crude” — a substance that could halve the weight and cost of EV batteries and make them quicker to charge too.

Elecric Hevicles in Texas

The Curious Story of Electric Vehicles and Texas When people think of Texas, there’s always certain stereotypes associated with it: cowboys, twangs, conservative politics, boots, guns and big, gas-guzzling trucks. While some stereotypes are rooted in truth, Texas can surprise you.

Austin Considers $50 A Year, Unlimited EV Charging Service The proposed rate would apply to Austin Energy’s “Plug-in Everywhere” program — a network of public charging stations for electric vehicles.

Go REV: Houston’s First Low-Speed Shuttle Service

Now there’s a new way to get around the city of Houston: The REV Eco-Shuttle, an all-electric, eco-friendly way to travel from point A to point B.

EV Industry News

Review: Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport Gadgets come in all shapes and sizes, but it’s safe to say this is a big’un. Sure, it isn’t exactly portable in the traditional sense, and no 24 month contract is going to make it fit into our budget, but that doesn’t mean it can’t have a place in your life.

Google Gets Wireless Electric Car Charger Let’s face it: going wireless is cool. When software and Internet search king Google was approached by a company offering to unplug its electric car fleet from their charging stations it had to say yes.

Renault Introduces “Get You Home” Guarantee for Electric Vehicles–But There’s A Catch European auto-maker Renault wants EV buyers to know that if you run out of juice, it’s got your back.

Google Adds EV Charging Stations to Google Maps If electric cars are ever going to replace their gas-guzzling ancestors, we’ll inevitably need a few more places to plug in and charge up. Cue Google, who’s just added a database of EV charging stations to Google Maps

Tesla Model S Pricing and Delivery Details Confirmed Tesla took the opportunity just before CES to reassure potential buyers that its Model S wouldn’t follow the competition by creeping up in price ahead of release.

Toyota Unveils Future Plan to Release 10 More Electric and Hybrid Vehicles by 2015 This morning the automaker announced their “Toyota Global Vision,” in which they outline a plan to launch 10 more hybrid vehicles by 2015.

Rolls-Royce Unveils Phantom 102EX, World’s Most Luxurious Electric Car The car is powered by the world’s largest electric car battery, weighing 640 kg (1,400 lbs) and has a range of 125 miles, which is not bad for a large limousine such as the Phantom.

Chicago Plans Most-Electrified City in the U.S. The city of Chicago and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn today announced one of the most ambitious electric-vehicle infrastructure projects in the country, promising 280 charging stations in the city and surrounding region by the end of 2011.

Sharp’s Intelligent Power Conditioner Works With EVs to Make Your House a Lean, Mean Solar-Powered Machine

So, you’ve got your government-issued solar panels and you bought a plug-in EV, but being both a budget-minded and green-conscious geek, you’re concerned that your home’s power generation and consumption isn’t exactly optimal.

EV Early Adopters: Hybrid-Heavy Cities to Lead the Way According to a study from Pike Research (PDF), many of those EVs will end up in the New York City and Los Angeles metropolitan areas–at least at first.

2011 EV Buyer’s Guide: Is It Right For You?

After years of anticipation, plans, promises and the occasional test drive, electric vehicles (EVs) have arrived.

The Difference Between Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

While it may seem like a silly question, many people are wondering: What’s the difference between these new electric vehicles and a hybrid vehicle?

Nissan’s Electric Sports Car of the Future Debuts Next Month It’s three months after the LEAF’s debut and Nissan is ready with another Electric Vehicle–but this time it’s a sports car.

350Green Plans EV Charging Network for Apartment Dwellers

In an effort to make electric vehicles more feasible for renters, 350Green is envisioning a vast network of chargers near places of work, and it’s getting things going in the [San Francisco] Bay Area.

Honda to Unveil New EV in Geneva Wondering what the electric version of the Honda Fit will look like? Take a look at the new Honda EV Concept car.

Tesla Opens Store Next to White House Tesla Motors joins a select group of carmakers with dealerships close to the White House, as the company recently opened its showroom in Washington, D.C.

Porsche Boxster E Electric Car Goes For Spin

Porsche is out with an electric Boxster prototype, according to the luxury car manufacturer. The vehicle will be tested in the Stuttgart region under a 130-million Euro federal e-mobility program, Porsche said.

BMW ActiveE Electric Vehicle

The introduction of the BMW ActiveE marks the launch of the second phase of the BMW Group’s electro-mobility development strategy.

eVgo News

NRG’s eVgo Charging Stations Hope to Catch the Eyes of Texas

This week NRG Energy unveiled it’s first eVgo branded “Freedom Station” at a Dallas Walgreens, and aims to pepper the map with a total of 60 such units by Labor Day.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to Houston Reliant Energy’s customers in Houston will be some of the first people in Texas (and the United States, for that matter) to have access to a network of electric vehicle charging stations.

All Things Nissan LEAF

Range Anxiety Gets Real: Nissan LEAF Drivers Run Out of Juice on the Road Fears of range anxiety have loomed over EVs since their inception, and those fears were validated courtesy of a couple unfortunate souls whose Nissan LEAFs apparently died on them while driving.

The LEAF Has Landed In Texas

Reliant Energy customers Jimmy and Christie Sauers of Seabrook and their family are the first Texans to take delivery of the new all-electric Nissan LEAF.

8 Things You Don’t Know About the Nissan LEAF

You might know that the Nissan LEAF is an all-electric car that will soon be available in the U.S. (as of December 2010). But here are eight things you might not know.

Let the LEAF Envy Begin: Competition for Car Owners

A recent article details the findings of the Carwings connected system, which gives drivers the opportunity to compete with one another for Platinum bragging rights.

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