December 17, 2020
Commerce awards $9.8 million for electric vehicle charging infrastructure throughout the state
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, December 17, 2020 Projects prioritize communities underserved by EV infrastructure and those disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution from transportation systems OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $9.8 million in Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) grants for 14 projects in communities across the state. […]

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April 15, 2014
Myths and realities of clean technologies | McKinsey & Company
April 2014 | bySara Hastings-Simon, Dickon Pinner, and Martin Stuchtey The world is on the cusp of a resource revolution. As our colleagues Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers argue,1 advances in information technology, nanotechnology, materials science, and biology will radically increase the productivity of resources. The result will be a new industrial revolution that will enable strong economic […]

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April 15, 2014
PNNL – Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries
April 15, 2014 by Francis White RICHLAND, Wash. – Electric vehicles could travel farther and more renewable energy could be stored with lithium-sulfur batteries that use a unique powdery nanomaterial. Researchers added the powder, a kind of nanomaterial called a metal organic framework, to the battery’s cathode to capture problematic polysulfides that usually cause lithium-sulfur batteries to […]

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April 3, 2014
DOE Refreshes $16B Green Car Loan Program
The U.S. government’s controversial green car loan program is getting a makeover, which could unleash its remaining $16 billion in allocated funds. During an event Wednesday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced that the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program, which allocated loans to green automakers between 2009 and 2011, will be improved in a […]

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February 26, 2014
Bob Lutz Named VIA Motors Chairman Of The Board
Originally published on Clean Technica Via Motors has now named Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman of GM, its chairman of the board. Lutz, who has served as a board member for a while, will be taking the place of retiring Carl Berg, according to the company website. Berg remains VIA’s biggest shareholder. Lutz’ automotive career has spanned […]

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February 7, 2014
Lynnwood catching up on electric vehicle charging rules
By Bill Sheets, The Daily Herald Anyone in Lynnwood who had electric-vehicle charging equipment installed in their garage the past few years did so not quite legally. It’s not that the equipment or stations were illegal, exactly. It’s just that Lynnwood had not met its obligation under state law to have regulations in place by […]

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January 30, 2014
Tesla's coast-to-coast supercharger network mostly completed
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has connected its free supercharger network from Los Angeles to New York, enabling West Coast-to-East Coast Model S road trips fueled purely on electricity. About 80 percent of the Supercharger network is completed, including both coastal legs and most of Texas, Bloomberg reported. A map on Tesla’s website shows the network snaking from […]

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January 29, 2014
Seattle Lithium Battery Maker Claims 'Next-Generation' Energy Breakthrough
EnerG2 introduces nano-structured silicon and carbon into lithium battery cathodes that it claims nearly quadruples electric car range and improve life cycle by 5X. EnerG2, a Seattle-based company manufacturing advanced nano-structured materials for next-generation energy storage breakthroughs, today announced that it has extended its product lines to further boost lithium-ion battery capacity and power performance. […]

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January 9, 2014
Battery development may extend range of electric cars
By Frances White, Originally published by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory It’s known that electric vehicles could travel longer distances before needing to charge and more renewable energy could be saved for a rainy day if lithium-sulfur batteries can just overcome a few technical hurdles. Now, a novel design for a critical part of the battery […]

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January 6, 2014
INRIX’s new BMW navigation system tells drivers when it’s better to take the bus
By Todd Bishop. Originally published on GeekWire. A new navigation system for BMW’s electric and hybrid cars, developed by traffic technology company INRIX, breaks new ground by telling drivers when they’re better off parking and taking public transit. The system will debut in the BMW i3 (pictured) and i8 electric vehicles. The INRIX Intermodal Navigation system, being […]

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