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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘electric vehicles’

Tesla Opens Up All Its Patents, Which Elon Musk Calls ‘Landmines’ of Innovation

On the heels of news that Tesla Motors would be opening up its Supercharger patents in order to help speed up the electric car revolution, the company’s CEO Elon Musk has apparently decided what the hell, let’s just release all the patents. Musk has made the announcement in a Tesla blog post entitled All Our Patent Are Belong To You …

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Wireless Electric Car Chargers Are Coming

Production of electric vehicles is set to take off this year and the technology will make up a large portion of car sales within the next two decades. Along with sales of electric cars, the infrastructure needed for the industry will also be rolling out over the coming years. Beyond even this electric car technology will continue to improve, quickly …

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Electric Vehicle Production to Ramp Up This Year

Millions of electric vehicles are set to hit U.S. and European roads in the coming decade. This trend is already beginning as government mandates and consumer demand catch up to electric car technology. Market research firm IHS today released a new report predicting that electric vehicle production will increase 67% this year compared to 2013. The report estimates that more …

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Commercial Electric Trucks to Gain Traction, But Slowly

Consumers are finally coming around on electric vehicle technology, and the auto industry in the coming decades will look increasingly to battery technology for its future. Many predictions in the past few years have held that commercial applications for electric vehicle technology may also lead the way, but it now appears that electric vehicle adoption for commercial purposes may go …

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U.S. Electric Car Sales to Top 2.6 Million by 2022

As consumers begin to view electric cars more favorably, the market for such vehicles has now opened up for manufacturers. As the cost benefits for electric vehicles continues to improve, consumers in North America are now set propel significant growth for the burgeoning industry. Market research firm Navigant Research today released a report predicting that plug-in electric vehicle sales in …

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Over 40% of U.S. Households Could Use Electric Vehicles Without Changing Habits

Though consumers in the U.S. are finally viewing electric vehicles as an option at an expanding rate, less that 1% of Americans are currently driving such vehicles. It will take until Though the range and size of electric vehicles are often cited as a barrier to adoption, a new survey has shown that a large portion of Americans could use …

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Emissions Laws May Push Electric Car Adoption

Though electric vehicles are slowly becoming more popular in western markets, car manufacturers are still being conservative with the technology. This may change rapidly in the coming years, however, as emissions mandates begin to put pressure on manufacturers. Market research firm Strategy Analytics this week predicted that emissions and fuel economy laws will force car manufacturers to move more of …

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Consumers Are Coming Around on Electric Vehicles

As prices drop and technologies improve, electric vehicles are now set to become a mainstay on U.S. roads and even in the U.S. military. Though adoption rates for the technology are clearly on the way up, manufacturers will still have to convince Americans that electric vehicles are cost effective, safe, and reliable. Market research firm Navigant Research today released a …

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U.S. Military to Buy Nearly 100K Electric Vehicles This Decade

Sales of electric vehicles are finally showing promise, with predictions showing the vehicles making up to 7% of the light vehicle market by 2020. Though consumers will undoubtedly find value in ditching gas, it also seems that the U.S. government could cut costs by using electric vehicles as well. Market research firm Navigant Research today released a report estimating that …

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Wireless EV Power Stations Are Coming to NYC Streets

What if you could charge your electric vehicle by simply parking it on the side of a city street – no cords, no hassle. That’s the vision of HEVO Power, whose wireless EV charging technology is coming to a city near you in the future – but first it’ll debut in New York City. According to Wired, HEVO is planning …

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Over 2 Million Electric Cars to Hit Roads in 2020

Hybrid vehicles are becoming the norm in the U.S. and Europe, but fully electric plug-in vehicles are still slowly gaining traction. The reasons for this slow adoption are many, including a low install base of public charging stations and battery technology that doesn’t yet match the milage needed for some people. These factors will change in the coming decade, however, …

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Electric Car Charger Market to Grow in Coming Decade

With plug-in electric cars set to become ever more popular in the coming years, and installation of stand-alone charging stations now ramping up, it appears that the future of driving is electric. Along with that will come a rush for electric vehicle owners who need special chargers installed in their homes. Market research firm Navigant Research today announced a new …

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