Inductive Charging for Electric Vehicles Will Be Tested in Berlin

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There’s nothing new about using electromagnetic induction for “wireless” charging of many devices and gadgets. Gizmag present a good array of examples like a “cable-free option to keep the batteries of everything from mice and keyboards to mobile phones and toothbrushes juiced up.”

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London Heathrow Airport gains ULTra PRT autonomous point-to-point transport pods

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Do you know what’s the biggest problem with the typical shuttle buses that you find at many airports? They have to run on an endless loop, even if there are no passengers that need to get from point A to point B. You also end up stopping at stops that neither have people getting on or people getting off. The new autonomous pod car system by ULTra PRT, unleashed at Heathrow Airport in London, fixes that.

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Official: EV Cup Heading to the US November

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The roar of super-charged engines and the strong smell of exhaust fumes may be what comes to mind when most people think of car racing, but the EV Cup will feature quiet, clean vehicles, with the screech of tires replacing the whine of engines. The EV Cup claims to be the world’s first racing series that exclusively features zero-emission electric vehicles.

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Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to debut in Geneva

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Electric vehicles are well and good if you have the time and infrastructure to charge them. In the meantime, plug-in hybrids could serve as a clever middle ground and that’s precisely what we’re finding with a new Volvo V60 set to be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show.

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GM to stimulate electric car market with a handful of new models

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If you’re an American looking to trade in your car this year and are considering making the switch to electric, you might want to hold off for the time being. According to a statement made by GM’s chief executive Daniel F. Akerson, there’s going to be a lot more options on the U.S. market in a couple years.

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Game Changer: First public quick-charge station for EVs installed in Portland

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski plugs in the all-electric Nissan LEAF to the nation's first publicly available quick-charge station at Portland General Electric headquarters in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: Business Wire)

The day will soon come when you are driving your Nissan Leaf or other electric vehicle, running low on juice and need to power up stat. You’re no where near your home, have a meeting in less than an hour and running on a 5% charge. Your standard recharging station will take at least 4 hours to get anything on the meter, until now.

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