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Electric tricycles kill 17 in Shanghai


August 7th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Aug 7 (IANS) Electric tricycles and mopeds, provided by the government for handicapped people here in the Chinese business hub, have led to the death of at least 17 ... Read more...

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Chinese automaker to develop electric car with US partner


April 26th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) One of China's major privately owned automakers, Great Wall Motors, will work with a US company to develop electric vehicles.The automaker signed an agreement Tuesday with ... Read more...

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China approves blueprint for green vehicles


April 19th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) The Chinese government Wednesday approved a guideline for development of new energy-saving vehicles to ease pressure on the environment.Electric vehicles will be prioritized in the transformation ... Read more...

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Gains and losses from Budget 2012-13


March 16th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Here is what you gain and what you lose on account of the budget proposals presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday:Gains:- Minimum exemption limit for income tax raised to ... Read more...

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Tweaking batteries for faster electric cars


February 27th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Faster and more powerful electric cars may now be possible by tweaking capacitors, a kind of energy storage device like a battery, suggests a study.Imagine an ... Read more...

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Electric cars cause more pollution than petrol ones: Study


February 14th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Though electric cars are heralded as an environment friendly solution in major cities, a study says their pollution levels are worse than petrol-powered vehicles.A study on ... Read more...

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Hero Eco Group to invest Rs.500 crore in next 5 years


December 28th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Vijay Munjal-led Hero Eco group will invest up to Rs.500 crore in the next five years to augment research and development (R&D;) and raise production ... Read more...

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India to gain from boom in electric vehicles


October 7th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 7 (IANS) With its software talent pool, India is in a better position to benefit from new vehicle technologies like electric vehicles, experts here said Friday. Nearly 40 percent ... Read more...

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Plan to build electric motorcycles in Brazil


August 9th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian utility Light has announced that it acquired an interest in the plant that China's Zongshen group is building in Brazil to produce electric ... Read more...

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Bosch group to invest Rs.2,500 crore in India


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 2 (IANS) Global supplier of technology and services Bosch group Thursday announced a planned investment of Rs.2,500 crore over the next two years to augment its production capacity, ... Read more...

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GM to build first electric motor plant in US


May 18th, 2011 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 18 (IANS) The General Motors Co. (GM) Tuesday announced its plan to build an electric motor plant near Baltimore, Maryland, the first such plant dedicated to making key ... Read more...

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World needs $400 bn to cut transport emissions: Report


May 11th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 11 (IANS/WAM) The world needs to invest $400 billion annually in green technologies to curb carbon emissions from the transportation sector, says a report.The report, prepared by the ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves proposal to set up NCEM


March 31st, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to set up a 'National Mission for Electric Mobility' (NCEM) to promote electric mobility and manufacturing of electric vehicles ... Read more...

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New 3-D nanostructure makes batteries charge quickly and retain capacity


March 21st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Aside from quick-charge consumer electronics, batteries that can store a lot of energy, release it fast and recharge quickly are desirable for electric vehicles, medical devices, lasers and ... Read more...

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Now recharge cellphones in seconds


March 21st, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) An amazing 3-D nanostructure designed and developed by scientists may make it possible to recharge mobile phones in seconds or a laptop within minutes.The 3-D nanostructure ... Read more...

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New software makes future electric cars closer to reality


March 15th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Scientists are coming up with new software that would help speed up the process of development of future electric cars.Lack of charging stations and limited battery life have ... Read more...

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India Inc terms General Budget to be ‘positive’ and ‘growth-oriented’


February 28th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Terming the General Budget 2011-12 to be 'positive' and 'growth-oriented', the leaders of the Indian industry appeared pleasingly amazed with the unchanged excise rate in major ... Read more...

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Top corporates welcome budget 2011-12


February 28th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Reactions were mostly positive from the corporate sector to the general budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha Monday.Some of the reactions ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly hybrid vehicles to be cheaper


February 28th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In a major move to make environment-friendly hybrid vehicles cheaper, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday exempted from customs duty specified parts used in them."It is proposed ... Read more...

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India keen to promote alternative fuel technology


February 12th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Feb 12 (IANS) India was taking serious steps to promote alternative technologies that used bio-fuels and solar and wind energy, a senior official said Saturday.India also has plans to produce more ... Read more...

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2011’s Most Fuel-efficient Cars Vie For Buyers Attention


January 19th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) 2011 is predicted to be the year of the hybrid and electric vehicles that have low carbon footprint and offer great fuel economy as well. The ... Read more...

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Electric car REVAi to be marketed in Pune


December 11th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Shivaji SalunkePune, Dec.11 (ANI): Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Limited has announced that REVAi vehicle would be available at four Mahindra dealers in Pune.This is one of the major initiatives announced ... Read more...

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Stackable electric cars, telepresence screens ‘just a generation away’


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): According to a new vision of the future set out today, stackable electric cars and 'telepresence' screens are just one generation away.The study, Megacities on the Move, suggests ... Read more...

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China to unveil new auto plan, sell 1 mn electric cars


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 23 (IANS) China, the world's largest auto market, will unveil a new plan for its auto industry in December under which it plans to sell one million electric cars annually ... Read more...

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Electric Car From BMW Coming Soon?


November 7th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Legendary German car maker BMW has also got bitten by the electric car bug as it seems from its latest moves. The company which is known ... Read more...

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Why batteries lose their ability to hold a charge as they age


October 20th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Scientists have found that batteries lose their ability to hold a charge as they age because the finely structured nanomaterials present in the battery get coarsened in size.Researchers ... Read more...

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Costa Rica eyes tie-up with India in green tech, aerospace


October 19th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Central American nation of Costa Rica is looking to spark India's interest in a joint venture in carbon-neutral agriculture as well as adaptation of Costa Rican ... Read more...

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Electric vehicles to force auto ancillaries to rejig business


September 28th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 28 (IANS) The global move towards battery-powered electric vehicles (EV) would force many auto ancillaries supplying engine and transmission parts to re-engineer themselves, said a Japanese official. "The EV has less ... Read more...

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Electric cars more promising for ‘cutting emissions and US oil imports’


September 28th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): A new research revealed that electric cars hold a greater promise for reducing emissions and lowering U.S. oil imports than a national renewable portfolio standard.Rice University's Baker Institute ... Read more...

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Soon, smart cars to intimate emergency services in case of crash


September 18th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, Sep 18 (ANI): Cars are set to get smarter in case of a crash, for they could soon be ringing the emergency services themselves if involved in a crisis.In fact, sensors ... Read more...

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Mobile charging stations to ensure electric cars never run out of battery


September 6th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 6 (ANI): Drivers, who are fearing they could be left stranded if the battery of their electric vehicles run out of charge, can now breath a sigh of relief, for ... Read more...

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UAE to host international meet on clean energy


July 21st, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS/WAM) The UAE will host the second international meet on clean energy in Abu Dhabi in 2011. Twenty-four countries have so far confirmed their participation. The meeting will deliberate on ... Read more...

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Soon, batteries that could recharge within 10 minutes


July 18th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Scientists have developed new battery materials that could enable electric vehicles, power tools and even cell phones to recharge in minutes.In collaboration with Vorbeck Materials Corp. of Jessup, ... Read more...

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Electric cars can’t save climate: Experts


June 18th, 2010 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
London, June 18 (IANS) The hope that battery-operated cars can save the earth's climate by reducing carbon emission is just a "fantasy". According to experts, the technology used for electric car batteries is ... Read more...

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Spark goes out of General Motors India’s deal with Reva


May 26th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) The Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) acquisition of electric car manufacturer Reva Electric Car company has taken the spark out of another deal that the latter had entered into ... Read more...

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