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Global EEE Launches Energy and Environmental Education Fundraiser - Grand prize is BMW i3

Posted 07-19-2016 in News by Editor

Global EEE has launched a fundraiser to support student competitions that promote Education, Energy efficiency, and Environmental consciousness. Student teams apply math, science, and engineering to construct and race electric, hybrid-electric, and solar powered cars.

The fundraiser and will draw a ticket the first day of each month beginning August 1 for a $2,000 Riide Electric Bike, and the Grand Prize drawing plus 5 additional Riides on December 3. The Grand prize is a BMW i3 electric car (or $40,000 cash).

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Renewable energy pub "The Beam" achieves Kickstarter goal.

Posted 07-19-2016 in News by Editor

Renewable energy publication "The Beam" has achieved its Kickstarter campaign goal.

The print and digital publication contains interviews from influential thinkers, articles on technological advancements, electric cars and home batteries. Although distributed primarily to a European audience, it is also available to US subscribers as a downloadable pdf or in print through the mail.




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EV Roadmap Conference to be held July 20-21 in Portland

Posted 07-19-2016 in News by Editor

The EV Roadmap Conference, one of the leading electric vehicle conferences in the United States, will be held July 20-21 in Portland, Oregon.

The conference provides information on electric vehicle deployment and business strategy and promotes electric vehicle adoption.

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Update 11 - ECI Mobile App project on Kickstarter concludes after achieving 115% of goal

Posted 07-12-2016 in News by Editor

Electric Car Insider's Mobile App project on Kickstarter has concluded after reaching 115% of goal. Thank you backers for supporting the awareness and education tools which will help achieve a zero emissions future.

The interactive app, a multimedia version of the ECI EV Buyers Guide for tablets and mobile devices, will be distributed on the Apple App store and Google Play store.

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2016 EV Buyer's Guide on Sale at Barnes & Noble

Posted 05-23-2016 in News by Editor

The latest issue of Electric Car Insider's comprehensive EV Buyer's Guide is now on sale at Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores and newsstands throughout the US and Canada. Featuring full page profiles of all of the new electric vehicles available for purchase and lease in 2016. Also updates on electric motorcycles and bicycles. The cover features a photo of the Chevrolet Bolt, which will be available for purchase at the end of this year. Also on the cover is the Energica Ego electric motorcycle and Optibike Pioneer Carbon electric bike.



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Gocycle: Lightweight electric bicycle a marvel of design

Posted 05-24-2016 in Articles by Editor

Riding the Gocycle G2 was one of the most eagerly anticipated test rides I’ve ever done. I have been searching for a small and light folding electric bike for years. Everything was too big, too heavy or both. I wanted a bike I could carry inside my car, so that when I went to the beach or a local park, I could take it with me without the hassle of a bike rack, both on the trip and when I wanted to lock it up. A lightweight folding bike is also great to use for trips on the trolley, can be more easily checked on commercial flights and can be easily stowed on a boat. The most stringent size and weight limitation was trying to find a bike that would fit into the very small cargo space of my two seat Diamond DA20 airplane.

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Pacific Coast SunTrail Route: Scenic Highway 1 Made Accessible to Electric Cars

Posted 05-23-2016 in Articles by Editor

To adventurers familiar with the beauty of the central and northern California coast, the drive along Highway 1 is one of the most attractive road trips in the United States. It is the kind of journey that is so enjoyable, people often consider the drive to be the main event, as much as time spent at one of the idyllic destinations along the route.

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India Plans to Shift Away From Coal

Posted 05-23-2016 in News by Editor

In October 2015, India unveiled a plan to cut carbon emissions by 33 - 35% from 2005 levels by 2030. They were the last major country to submit their long-term emissions-reductions plans before the start of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris in December.

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Utility Programs for EVs: Save 25-35% with Special Rates For Electric Vehicle Owners

Posted 05-23-2016 in Articles by Editor

Unless, like me, you get a shock every time you open your electric bill, you probably don’t think all that much about your local utility. It's one of those services that have become so reliable that most people take it for granted, like the sun rising every morning. Thanks to special rates from utilities, electric vehicle owners could save between 25-35% on their electricity bills.

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Electric Car Sharing: Drive Before You Buy or Drive Without Buying

Posted 05-23-2016 in Articles by Editor

Before purchasing an electric vehicle, it’s a good idea to get a few hours, or better yet a few days, behind the wheel. A quick test drive at a local dealership is really not enough time to make sure the electric car that catches your eye is also a good fit for your driving patterns and lifestyle.

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