e-tankstellen-finder.com News Feed http://www.e-tankstellen-finder.com E-Tankstellen-Finder Newsfeed A Pep Talk on Energy Innovation https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/a-pep-talk-on-energy-innovation/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/a-pep-talk-on-energy-innovation/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 Mapping a Plague of Frogs https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/mapping-a-plague-of-frogs/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/mapping-a-plague-of-frogs/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 An Emblem for Puerto Rico’s Climate Fight https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/an-emblem-for-puerto-ricos-climate-fight/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/an-emblem-for-puerto-ricos-climate-fight/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 Taking a Fresh Look at Nuclear Waste https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/a-fresh-look-at-nuclear-waste/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/a-fresh-look-at-nuclear-waste/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 A Tug Would Be Thrilling: Where Are the Fish? https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/a-tug-would-be-thrilling-where-are-the-fish/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/a-tug-would-be-thrilling-where-are-the-fish/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 European Climate Official Urges Keystone XL Veto https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/european-climate-official-urges-keystone-xl-veto/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/european-climate-official-urges-keystone-xl-veto/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 On Our Radar: Shipping Paths Redrawn Off Alaska https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/on-our-radar-shipping-paths-redrawn-off-alaska/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/on-our-radar-shipping-paths-redrawn-off-alaska/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 Some Far Out (at Least for Now) Energy Ideas https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/some-far-out-at-least-for-now-energy-ideas/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/some-far-out-at-least-for-now-energy-ideas/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 On Our Radar: Asian Dust and California Snow https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/on-our-radar-asian-dust-and-california-snow/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/on-our-radar-asian-dust-and-california-snow/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 Fracking Under a Historic Farm https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/fracking-to-unfold-under-a-historic-farm/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/fracking-to-unfold-under-a-historic-farm/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 A Snapshot of Drilling on a Park’s Margins https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/a-snapshot-of-drilling-on-a-parks-margins/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/a-snapshot-of-drilling-on-a-parks-margins/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 Q and A: The Angry Economist https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/q-and-a-the-angry-economist/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/q-and-a-the-angry-economist/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 A Blog’s Adieu https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/a-blogs-adieu/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/a-blogs-adieu/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 An Addendum https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/an-addendum/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/an-addendum/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 Follow Our Environmental Coverage https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/follow-our-environmental-coverage/ https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/follow-our-environmental-coverage/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:01:39 +0100 Tesla Model X Most Safe SUV Ever http://evnews.net/tesla-model-x-most-safe-suv-ever/ http://evnews.net/tesla-model-x-most-safe-suv-ever/ Mon, 29 Feb 2016 22:01:41 +0100 Tesla after almost a two year delay delivers the most safe SUV ever—the Model X which was awarded a five star safety rating in every category. The first batch of the new EV production cars were delivered by Elon Musk to customers on September 29, 2015 during a big media event in Fremont California.

Highlights of the Tesla Model X:

Tesla Model X SUV deliveries begin

Tesla Model X SUV deliveries begin

In a frontal crash the all electric Tesla Model X as it has no fossil fuel powered engine block which in a high speed crash can compress towards the passengers causing injury, offers a higher margin of safety, due to the EV having a much larger crumple zone available to disperse and absorb energy.

For side impacts the Tesla Model X was twice as safe as that of the next best rated SUV on the roads today.

For rollover injury risk the Model X was also twice as safe as the next best rated SUV mostly due to the design of EV having a much lower center of gravity thanks to the location of the batteries and how that weight is distributed. This design also improves handling and performance thus reducing the chance of rollovers from occurring in the first place.

The Model X has as standard equipment “active emergency braking”, which uses cameras and radar to automatically brake to help avoid accidents.

The model X can also boast that it has the first true HEPA air filter in a car, which besides being over ten times larger than other car filters can reduce particulate matter hundreds of times better than vehicles manufactured by competitors. In short that means that a large percentage of: bacteria, allergens, soot/smog and viruses are filtered from the atmosphere for occupants many of which are known to reduce life expectancy. Those living in cities that with known smog problems such as: Mexico City, Beijing, Naples, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Paris, and New York etc can breathe a little easier while driving their electric SUV from Tesla as the air inside the car can be as clean as an operating room.

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Tesla Model X even has a bioweapon defense mode

Not a joke—the Tesla Model X also has bioweapon defense button which when selected activates maximum air filtration.

Other features of the EV include:

An auto front door opening and closing for the front doors, which Tesla Motors calls Auto Presenting Front Doors, but aka as having an invisible chauffeur.

Panoramic front windshield, which gives the driver unprecedented field of vision, not unlike that of a helicopter pilot.

Also as an added safety and convenience feature the Tesla model X can allow you to blind holster your mobile phone so that the driver won’t have to fiddle with wires.

An obvious feature of the Tesla Model X is the distinctive Falcon Wing Doors that allow easy access to the two rows of back seats even when parked close to obstructions and other vehicles. The falcon wing doors besides looking cool are even more functional than the sliding door of a minivan. The EV can also sense the height of the ceiling so that the falcon wing doors can be opened in a garage even with a low ceiling.

Initial customers happy to receive their Tesla Model X

Initial customers happy to receive their Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X can also tow 5000 lbs and carry 7 passengers and store luggage in the front and rear of the vehicle.

There is also a quick install accessories hitch, which can accommodate four bikes and six sets of snow skis and not hinder the operation of the rear hatch.

Performance of Base Model Tesla model X

Range: 257 miles (single charge)
All wheel drive
0-60 MPH (0-100 km/h) in 4.8 sec
Top speed 155 MPH (249 km/h)

in “ludicrous” mode the Tesla SUV can go 0-60 MPH (0-100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds

Video of the launch and first customer deliveries of the Tesla Model X

Ken Burridge in a Chevy Volt

Ken Burridge in a Chevy Volt

Green-Eco-EV News Reporting by Ken Green Burridge

EV of the Year Judge at EV.com, independent green journalist, photographer, author and sustainability activist that has published over 1000 articles. Mr Burridge’s travels have taken him to over 30 countries and 300+ major cities. He is originally from the USA, but has been residing in Australia for the last seven years. Connect to Ken Burridge on: Twitter, facebook, Google+Linked in or website

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EV.com EV Website Going Going Gone? http://evnews.net/ev-com-ev-website-going-going-gone/ http://evnews.net/ev-com-ev-website-going-going-gone/ Mon, 29 Feb 2016 22:01:41 +0100 Press Release
San Diego, CA (10-10-2015) The stakeholders of EV.com a prominent international voice and website in the world of Electric Vehicles are announcing that they have rescinded the requirement for EV.com to be owned by an entity that is actively promoting the worldwide adoption of electric vehicles.

EV.com to be sold press release

EV.com to be sold press release

This change in policy is a proclamation and a testament to their belief that not only are electric vehicles here to stay but that new electric vehicles will soon replace fossil fuel transport in the very near future without their continued efforts. The stakeholders site evidence that includes the release and/or announcements by every major car company in the world to develop and/or release electric vehicle models in the near future. In addition there have been recent revelations that some major auto companies which until now had been proponents of cleaner burning diesel and petrol engines had resorted to emission testing manipulation to meet benchmarks designed to mitigate air pollution, global warming and climate change—making EVs the only proven and available solution to meet those goals.

Also at this time the stakeholders of EV.com will confirm rumors that they are currently considering the sale of EV.com to an unsolicited offer/bid by the owners of a mobile game company based in Asia within range of their asking price.

At the current time it is suspected that an announcement as to the sale of EV.com to a new owner may be made at IEEV China—2015 China International Exhibition and Conference on Green & Energy-Efficient Vehicles taking place in Beijing China October 21st-24th, 2015.

Once the sale has been finalized all electric vehicle content currently found at the EV.com website will be transferred to EVtopia.org an electric vehicle advocacy group website.

Editor’s Note: Interested owners of EV.com should consult historical two letter .com domain name auction prices.

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Ford Piggybacks on EV.com Name http://evnews.net/ford-piggybacks-on-ev-com-name/ http://evnews.net/ford-piggybacks-on-ev-com-name/ Mon, 29 Feb 2016 22:01:41 +0100 Ford Motor’s Yahoo search advertising is caught using EV com domain name to increase awareness for their green fuel-efficiency EV products.

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Ford Motors caught on piggyback ride of EV.com domain name

Ken Burridge spokesperson for EV.com said it appears that Ford is using “EV Com” as the main title of their advertising on Yahoo Search most likely for improved keyword search result purposes.

On a positive note their advertising no doubt helps increase the exposure of EV.com to the general public, but it may also redirect some intended internet traffic from EV.com to the Ford website.

The mission statement of EV.com in short is to help promote the worldwide adoption of electric vehicles as fast as possible, so we are happy to assist Ford Motor Company in that aspect.

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Ford Motors using EV Com to get more people to their website without permission

However, in this case it would have been nice of Ford to ask for our help as a collaborator as they have with: PlugShare, AeroVironment, and SunPower Residential etc. or as a media sponsor for their products instead of perhaps misdirecting traffic to their website using the strength of the EV.com domain name.

The stakeholders of EV.com do hereby request that

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F)

kindly “Cease and Desist” using the EV Com name in their advertising without permission.

Let us be clear EV.com is a fan of Ford EV efforts to date. Ken Burridge and other EV staff members would be more than happy to test drive and report on the benefits of any of Ford’s EV products via EV.com and other EV related websites at anytime now and in the future.

Fords-EV-Com-AdFord’s EV Com Piggybacking link

 

 

Ken Burridge in a Chevy Volt

Ken Burridge in a Chevy Volt

Green-Eco-EV News Reporting by Ken Green Burridge

EV of the Year Judge at EV.com, independent green journalist, photographer, author and sustainability activist that has published over 1000 articles. Mr Burridge’s travels have taken him to over 30 countries and 300+ major cities. He is originally from the USA, but has been residing in Australia for the last seven years. Connect to Ken Burridge on: Twitter, facebook, Google+Linked in or website

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Share’NGo Available in China http://evnews.net/sharengo-available-in-china/ http://evnews.net/sharengo-available-in-china/ Mon, 29 Feb 2016 22:01:41 +0100 Share’NGo is an EV car sharing service that uses two-seat EVs made by ZD in China. The EVs are rented with unlimited milage and are FREE (in Italy at least) for women at night between the hours of 1am and 6am.

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Ken Burridge checks out ShareNGo’s ZD1 in Shenzhen, China

Base Rates in Italy have a .28 euros per minute, which converts to about $17.50-18.50 USD an hour, but can be half that rate. Pricing information in Shenzhen is 0.3 ($.05) yuan per minute, 15 yuan ($2.36) per hour, or 60 yuan ($9.44) a day.

You can sign up for the service online and then book using your Android or iPhone smart phone.

The EVs are easy to drive and park due to having: automatic transmission, power steering, small turning radius and small footprint. The inside is somewhat Tartus-like and has much more room than what one might expect from an outside view. The well known Smart fortwo and a ZD Z1 electric car look very similar. The ZD electric car is manufactured by the Xindayang Group using one of Geely Auto’s manufacturing facilities in Gansu province.

China’s first commercial car-sharing company launched in August of 2013 using Kandi Technologies, (KNDI) electric cars in the eastern city of Hangzhou. The city had previously launched a very successful bike sharing scheme.

The city of Amsterdam seems to be leading the car-sharing popularity contest by having over 300 dedicated car-sharing parking spots.

So far I have found Share’NGo in three cities Italy: Milan, Florence and China: Shenzhen.

sharengoFor more information on Share’NGo’s EV car sharing:
In China: www.evcoming.com
In Italy: www.sharengo.it

 

Ken Burridge in a Chevy Volt

Ken Burridge in a Chevy Volt

Green-Eco-EV News Reporting by Ken Green Burridge

EV of the Year Judge at EV.com, independent green journalist, photographer, author and sustainability activist that has published over 1000 articles. Mr Burridge’s travels have taken him to over 30 countries and 300+ major cities. He is originally from the USA, but has been residing in Australia for the last seven years. Connect to Ken Burridge on: Twitter, facebook, Google+Linked in or website

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Special Report From Blue Auto 2015 China http://evnews.net/special-report-from-blue-auto-2015-china/ http://evnews.net/special-report-from-blue-auto-2015-china/ Mon, 29 Feb 2016 22:01:41 +0100 Chinese made Electric Buses dominate the 2015 IEEV China Conference and Exhibition.

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Chinese electric busses of every size were well represented at this year Blue Auto 2015 China Conference

Blue Auto 2015 China aka IEEV China and/or the International Exhibition and Conference on Green & Energy-Efficient Vehicles was recently held in Beijing October 21st-24th, 2015.

The Conference has been a success as attendance has increased year over year with exhibits filling four huge Exhibit Halls at the National Convention Center adjacent to the Olympic Park.

The Conference focused on energy saving, new energy automotive industry development and achievements. The IEEV was also host to various symposiums and exhibitions on both Hybrid and pure EVs.

This year over three dozen different model electric buses seemed to dominate the exhibit halls and it wasn’t just because of their size, though no doubt the number of passenger car models with electric drive trains were actually greater in the number. It seems that BYD’s early success in the global electrified bus market has spawned a huge amount of competing products.

Blue Auto 2015 China Electric Bus Gallery

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Represented at the exhibit halls were: Venucia (aka Nissan LEAF made in China), BYD, China FAW Group, Dongfen Motor Group, Changan, Saic Motor Corporation, Beijing Automotive Group, Geely, Chery Automobile, JAC, Great Wall Motor Company, Toyota, Zinoro, Yutong Bus, Ankai, East Lake New Energy Automobile, Wuzhoulong Motors, and Auto21.

Major American EV automakers were pretty much nonexistent (Tesla, Chevy Volt, and Ford Focus electric etc.) as well as the German made BMW i3 and i8 etc.

American designed X-Prize finalist was a the Blue Auto 2015 China Conference.

American designed X-Prize finalist was a the Blue Auto 2015 China Conference.

One exception to the American automakers was the Spira which was Automotive XPrize finalist. The Spira is being offered in either a pure EV or a fossil fuel burning model. The innovative vehicle is manufactured in China using honeycomb-composite and foam materials and can now be seen, driving around the San Diego area of California.

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EV.com an Ken Burridge was there…

EV.com was also at the Blue Auto 2015 China Conference helping to promote the swift adoption of Electric Vehicles by the mainstream public.

 

Ken Burridge in a Chevy Volt

Ken Burridge in a Chevy Volt

Green-Eco-EV News Reporting by Ken Green Burridge

EV of the Year Judge at EV.com, independent green journalist, photographer, author and sustainability activist that has published over 1000 articles. Mr Burridge’s travels have taken him to over 30 countries and 300+ major cities. He is originally from the USA, but has been residing in Australia for the last seven years. Connect to Ken Burridge on: Twitter, facebook, Google+Linked in or website

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