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Kickstart the EV Revolution

Posted 10-28-2014 in News by Christopher

Electric Car Insider magazine launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce our 2015 EV Buyers Guide and to boost distribution of our print edition today. We have set a goal of $10,000. A successful campaign will allow us to increase our newsstand distribution by 150%. With increased newsstand distribution we will educate more people about the benefits of driving electric. Please support this campaign and help us promote electric vehicles.

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ClipperCreek offers high-quality 3.6kW charge station for $395

Posted 10-27-2014 in News by Christopher

ClipperCreek announced new lower pricing on their LCS-20 240 volt 15 amp charge station. The unit is matched for plug-in cars with 3kW on-board chargers which includes plug-in hybrids, older Leafs, the Chevy Spark and Smart ED. The unit is also ideal for people who want to install the slower 240v charger using an existing 20amp electrical circuit to avoid the expense of installing new wiring to the garage or parking space.

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2014 National Drive Electric Week

Posted 10-27-2014 in News by Christopher

National Drive Electric Week begins September 15-21 presented by Plug In America, Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association. There will be over 120 events throughout the nation with thousands of electric car enthusiasts. Starting in 2011 with National Plug In Day, the event has turned in to an entire week and continues to grow and reach more cities. Every event is held by a local EV drivers and plug in enthusiasts and includes test drives, EV parades and information booths.

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Odyssey - National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day

Posted 10-15-2014 in News by Christopher

National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey is a biennial, outreach and education event dedicated to promoting the use of AFVs and advanced technology vehicles. Odyssey 2014 will be held throughout the month of October from the 10-25. The nationwide events are comprised of green transportation related events hosted by the NAFTC member, Clean Cities Coalitions and local believers in clean energy. These events will participate in ride and drives, workshops and demonstrations. There is often industry experts at the Odyssey events to answer questions and to educate the local communities.

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More new electric power will come from renewables than gas by 2016 says IEA

Posted 10-27-2014 in News by Christopher

Solar and wind power continue to get cheaper. In its second annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, the International Energy Agency predicts that more new electricity will be produced from renewables than from natural gas by 2016. "Renewables are now the fastest-growing power generation sector and will make up almost a quarter of the global power mix by 2018, up from an estimated 20% in 2011. The share of non-hydro sources such as wind, solar, bioenergy and geothermal in total power generation will double, reaching 8% by 2018, up from 4% in 2011 and just 2% in 2006."

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