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WattStation/LEAF problem traced to faulty software

Two of the most prominent companies on the EV scene were embarrassed a couple of weeks ago by the news that at least 11 LEAF owners have sustained damage to their cars after using GE’s popular WattStation charger. The two companies mounted an investigation of the problem, and GE announced the findings to the public… Read more »

NFPA unveils online EV safety training for first responders

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the launch of an online version of its electric vehicle safety training course for first responders. The online curriculum is based on the classroom sessions currently being delivered across the country. The NFPA’s Electric Vehicle Safety Training Project, funded by a $4.4 million grant from the DOE, has… Read more »

Volvo C30 electric begins public road testing in China

As the Shanghai International Automotive City Group (SIAC) marked the first anniversary of its EV Campaign, Volvo delivered 15 C30 electric cars to the city for a test drive project called EV100 Days. Selected members of the public will drive the C30s for three months, as Volvo collects data about the new model’s performance on… Read more »

Elon Musk’s newest idea: travel from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes with Hyperloop

He hasn’t mentioned what technology it would use, who would build it or how it would be financed – and the word “Jetsons” was used in describing it. Coming from anyone else, it would sound crazy. But if the man who revolutionized online commerce, put a private vehicle into space, and built an electric car… Read more »