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Electric Vehicles: Charging Ahead

Posted by Nicole Pajer

Sep 21, 2015 12:20:44 PM

Making charging technology simpler and more efficient—and educating builders about it—will help accelerate demand for electric vehicles.

Electric car sales are on the rise. A recent study by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) revealed that an additional 320,000 new electric vehicles (EVs) were registered across the globe in 2014, taking the total number of EVs on the road up to 740,000. The organization estimates that if the market continues to grow at their projected 76 percent rate, EVs will soon be in the garages of one million people. Bosch Automotive Service Solutions is working to help simplify the lives of these future electric car owners by pushing for EV charging stations to become a standard feature in new consumer homes.

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The Future of Transportation: Connected, Autonomous, and Electric

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Sep 3, 2015 10:10:04 AM

Smart, self-driving, clean vehicles are redefining mobility.

I have just spent the past few days in the Motor City. Downtown Detroit’s long-gone glory days still faintly reverberate from the crumbling brick Avant-Garde buildings, built in a distant glamorous age, but the city is only a shadow of its former prosperous self. Nonetheless, there are pockets of revival—a trendy restaurant here, a group of eager young professionals enjoying a night on the town there, and pride for the blighted city everywhere.

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Electrify Your Bicycle for Christmas

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Nov 17, 2014 1:46:00 PM

Pedaling uphill and for long distances puts off many people willing to commute via bicycle. The Copenhagen Wheel turns bicycles into hybrid vehicles powered by people power or electric and is about to change the world of bicycle riding for those willing to pre-order it for $799 and receive it by 2014's end.

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1942 L'Oeuf Electric Car on Display in Atlanta

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Jun 23, 2014 9:45:00 PM

Today, I saw the 1942 Paul Arzens' L'Oeuf Electric—The Electric Egg—likely the oldest electric car in the world. It is on display in the exhibit Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas at the Atlanta Museum Atlanta.











1942 L'Oeuf Electric -- on display until September 7 at the High Museum, Atlanta. 

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Solar Roads: Are We There Yet?

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

May 27, 2014 1:07:00 PM

BATTERIES ARE THE PROBLEM. Could solar roads be the solution?  If you know anything about electric vehicles, you know that storing electrical energy has been the Achilles heel of the electric car dream for decades. But maybe the problem of long-distance EV travel can be solved in a completely different way--a solution that also solves other long-term environmental negatives associated with asphalt infrastructure.

If you examine some of the R&D and innovation going on in the auto industry,  you'll see a convergence of thought on this topic. For example, so called "
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