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Nissan LEAF battery to power homes

Nissan LEAF battery to power homes

The large capacity battery in Nissan's LEAF electric vehicle will soon be able to power entire homes. Nichicon has developed a new Vehicle to Home System called "EV Power Station" that can both charge and discharge the EV's batteries, distributing its electricity to the household. The EV Power Station is said to be the world's first such charging device capable of supplying household power.

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Tesla talks Model S details ahead of mass deliveries

Tesla talks Model S details ahead of mass deliveries

Tesla is set the start large-scale deliveries of the Model S electric vehicle in eight days and about 17 hours at the time of writing. Deliveries will begin on Friday, June 22, and ahead of those deliveries, Tesla is holding some events around the country to allow prospective buyers to take a test drive. Tesla is also showing off an interesting video this week of its assembly line.

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Honda Fit EV lands 118 MPGe rating from EPA

Honda Fit EV lands 118 MPGe rating from EPA

Honda is just tickled pink right now and has laid claim to the highest ever MPGe fuel efficiency rating for an electric vehicle. The EPA has granted the Honda Fit EV an equivalency rating of 118 MPGe making it the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the US. The Fit EV is a small four-door hatchback and promises more efficiency than other EVs on the market such as the Ford Focus Electric, Nissan Leaf, and other offerings.

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West Coast Electric Highway gets new EV charging stations

West Coast Electric Highway gets new EV charging stations

One of the things that is keeping many drivers from adopting electric vehicles is the lack of public charging stations in many areas. Drivers of electric vehicles on the West Coast now have 10 new electric vehicle charging stations provided by AeroVironment along Interstate 5 and US Route 2. The new charging stations are helping to bring the state's vision of the West Coast Electric Highway closer to reality.

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Brammo details Empulse electric motorbike

Brammo details Empulse electric motorbike

Remember the Brammo Empulse R electric bike that we peeked a few weeks ago? The regular version that drops the R has officially been debuted in Hollywood today, with all the nitty gritty details being laid out as well as the price. Brammo say that the bike is capable of reaching speeds up to 100mph, and can travel up to 121 miles on a single charge. it features a 9.3kWh lithium ion battery, and a liquid cooled motor.

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Concept One electric supercar set for production

Concept One electric supercar set for production

Croatian electric carmaker Rimac Automobili was on hand at the Top Marques Monaco 2012 to show the latest version of its sweet looking Concept One electric supercar. This green supercar is very good-looking and has had a few changes to its equipment. The car has new tires to put the power the electric motors generate to the ground.

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IBM, Honda, and PG&E team for smarter electric vehicle charging

IBM, Honda, and PG&E team for smarter electric vehicle charging

There are a lot of technology companies, carmakers, and utility companies that are working together around the world to make the charging of electric vehicles more convenient for drivers. At the same time, these companies are also working to help reduce the load on the electric grid, which in some areas is near its limits. American Honda Motor Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and IBM have announced that they've teamed up on a pilot project to allow communication between EVs and the power grid.

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Infiniti LE concept breaks cover in New York

Infiniti LE concept breaks cover in New York

I've wondered for a long time why it is manufacturers tend to make electric vehicles and hybrids so unattractive. Cars like the Nissan Leaf the Toyota Prius are boring and boxy looking. Thankfully, some companies are starting to come out with hybrids and EVs that are green and good-looking. One of the latest vehicles that falls into the green and attractive range is the Infiniti LE concept that surfaced this week at the New York Auto Show.

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