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September 15, 2014 - By Anthony Kuhn www.npr.org Some of the world's top race-car drivers put the pedal to the metal in Formula E this weekend, the first-ever all-electric automobile race. It was held in the Chinese capital, the first of 10 cities that will host the races between now and next June. The championship is aimed to generate interest in — and boost sales of — electric cars. The Formula E race cars are low to the ground, somewhere between Formula 1 and Indy cars. They've got aluminum and carbon fiber chassis, and can go from zero to 60…
Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00

Georgia top state in electric vehicle sales

Sep 15, 2014 - By Urvaksh Karkaria www.bizjournals.com Georgia has accelerated to the top state for electric vehicles sales, powered by a hefty state tax incentive. One of out about every 60 new cars registered in the Peach State, in the first six months, was an all-electric vehicle, according to InsideEVs. Electric vehicles accounted for 1.60 percent of all vehicles registered in the state, according to data from market research firm HIS Automotive. The national average for EV registrations in June was 0.32 percent. California (1.41 percent) and Washington (1.13 percent) took #2 and #3 spots on the top 10…
World's 1st electric racing series held Saturday in Beijing September 13, 2014 - By Andrew Lee www.cbc.ca I grew up on Latimer Road, an isolated street, with small farms and a couple of sandpits on it in Surrey, B.C. People would joke that there was nothing around there, and they were mostly right. Yet, in the midnight hour, it was a gathering place. I remember the sounds of engines waking me up as a child as dozens of muscle cars rumbled past, on their way to or from the illegal drag races held at the end of the street. As…
September 8, 2014 - By Antony ingram www.greencarreports.com As an example of how far the reach of electric vehicles has grown, you need to look little further than the growth of National Drive Electric Week. Now in its fourth year, Drive Electric Week began life as National Plug In Day. This year, 115 cities in 35 states and countries abroad will showcase electric vehicles, drawing four times the crowds it did in 2011. In the U.S. in particular, the impact of electric vehicles can't be understated. Plug In America's vehicle counter is now just shy of quarter of a million…
Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:00

Why Tesla has the most loyal customers

September 6, 2014 - By Tamara Rutter, The Motley Fool www.usatoday.com One thing that helped set Apple apart from other computer brands was its ability to create an enemy in the minds of consumers. Renowned psychologist Henri Tajfel discovered that by establishing minor distinctions between two groups of people he could artificially create loyalty within the groups. Apple achieved this by targeting Microsoft as the foe, while also distinguishing Apple products as the anti-PC solution. Tesla's enemies, on the other hand, are vehicles with internal combustion engines and big automakers. Many EV drivers today derive an emotional attachment from driving…
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