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Mercedes-Benz Goes All Out on All-Electric Coupe

With the new SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive, Mercedes-AMG is entering a new era: the locally emission-free super sports car featuring advanced technology from the world of Formula 1 is the most exclusive and dynamic way in which to drive an electric car. The most powerful AMG high-performance vehicle of all More

With the new SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive, Mercedes-AMG is entering a new era: the locally emission-free super sports car featuring advanced technology from the world of Formula 1 is the most exclusive and dynamic way in which to drive an electric car. The most powerful AMG high-performance vehicle of all More

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UK: Motorway charge points could take electric cars onto the open road

A network of rapid charging points that can recharge an electric car in around 15 minutes are to be installed in motorway service stations around the country.

Conventional charging points usually take several hours to provide enough power for modern electric cars.

With a range of around 100 miles, this has left the vehicles largely used for short journeys in towns and cities, limiti More

A network of rapid charging points that can recharge an electric car in around 15 minutes are to be installed in motorway service stations around the country.

Conventional charging points usually take several hours to provide enough power for modern electric cars.

With a range of around 100 miles, this has left the vehicles largely used for short journeys in towns and cities, limiti More

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2012 Paris Report: Volkswagen XL1 coming next year in small numbers, plug-in Golf, Bulli Microbus not happening

WhatCar? of the UK reports that Volkswagen’s anticipated XL1 hybrid two-seater sports car is confirmed to be on the way, after talking to board member Professor Ulrich Hackenberg of Volkswagen AG at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

According to the report, Hackenber More

WhatCar? of the UK reports that Volkswagen’s anticipated XL1 hybrid two-seater sports car is confirmed to be on the way, after talking to board member Professor Ulrich Hackenberg of Volkswagen AG at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

According to the report, Hackenber More

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Canada: 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid now on sale

The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the Japanese automaker’s sixth hybrid model and it just went on sale across Canada this month. The car has proven quite popular already, and one of its first owners is none other than acclaimed Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki.

Priced at $35,700 (before applicable government incentives), the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid offers seating More

The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the Japanese automaker’s sixth hybrid model and it just went on sale across Canada this month. The car has proven quite popular already, and one of its first owners is none other than acclaimed Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki.

Priced at $35,700 (before applicable government incentives), the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid offers seating More

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The Future Possibilities of Electric Vehicles and Increased Fuel Efficiency

– With gas prices once again approaching record levels and U.S. government regulations mandating 54.5 average MPG by 2025, car manufacturers are now harnessing advanced technologies to safe consumers money and lower dependence on fossil fuels. From all-electric vehicles to hybrids and modern, clean-burning diesels, consumers have more options to choose from than ever before to save money at More

– With gas prices once again approaching record levels and U.S. government regulations mandating 54.5 average MPG by 2025, car manufacturers are now harnessing advanced technologies to safe consumers money and lower dependence on fossil fuels. From all-electric vehicles to hybrids and modern, clean-burning diesels, consumers have more options to choose from than ever before to save money at More

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USA; Forty electric cars displayed at conversion convention’s show in Capaha Park


Caleb Lander of Brewer, Maine points out a part of his 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle to Rick Bay of Lincoln, Neb., during 2nd Annual Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention’s Electric Car Show Saturday, September 29, at Capaha Park More than 100 people came out to Capaha Park on Saturday for one of the final More


Caleb Lander of Brewer, Maine points out a part of his 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle to Rick Bay of Lincoln, Neb., during 2nd Annual Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention’s Electric Car Show Saturday, September 29, at Capaha Park More than 100 people came out to Capaha Park on Saturday for one of the final More

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USA; Electric Vehicles’ Role in Meeting New Efficiency Rules

One man’s test of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure along the West Coast highlights the hurdles ahead for states and localities in meeting the Obama administration’s new fuel efficiency rules.

Tony Williams had a wedding to go to last summer. Airfare was too expensive for the trip from Southern California to Washington state, so he decided to drive. “I bet I could do it in More

One man’s test of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure along the West Coast highlights the hurdles ahead for states and localities in meeting the Obama administration’s new fuel efficiency rules.

Tony Williams had a wedding to go to last summer. Airfare was too expensive for the trip from Southern California to Washington state, so he decided to drive. “I bet I could do it in More

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USA: Tesla Innovates Again: Solar-Powered Charging Stations Across the US

Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) is innovating again, this time revealing plans to build out a charging network powered by solar energy.

It plans to spread them across major U.S. highways to expand its 200-mile industry-leading driving range and offer the service to Tesla car owners for free.

Constructed in secret, the first six “superchargers” are already installed across Ca More

Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) is innovating again, this time revealing plans to build out a charging network powered by solar energy.

It plans to spread them across major U.S. highways to expand its 200-mile industry-leading driving range and offer the service to Tesla car owners for free.

Constructed in secret, the first six “superchargers” are already installed across Ca More

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Lithium from salt water could make batteries, and EVs, less expensive

Lithium demand, seen doubling in the next eight years on sales of batteries used in electric vehicles, is spurring a U.S. company to build a factory to extract the metal from brine in California.

Simbol Materials LLC’s proposed Imperial Valley plant near the Mexican border woul More

Lithium demand, seen doubling in the next eight years on sales of batteries used in electric vehicles, is spurring a U.S. company to build a factory to extract the metal from brine in California.

Simbol Materials LLC’s proposed Imperial Valley plant near the Mexican border woul More

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Buffalo’s ‘Complete Streets’ strategy aims to make city more livable

If you ride a bike or drive a car on the streets of Buffalo, you know that there are safety issues involving the conflicts between pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

All of that is beginning to change. You may have More

If you ride a bike or drive a car on the streets of Buffalo, you know that there are safety issues involving the conflicts between pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

All of that is beginning to change. You may have More

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German Government Pulling Plug on 2020 Electric Car Target – Report

The German government is going to scrap its goal of having one million electric cars on the roads by 2020, Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported Saturday, citing a report from the country’s Ministry for Education and Research.

A spokesman from the ministry acknowledged the existence of the report, but wouldn’t confirm its content. The paper says that ot More

The German government is going to scrap its goal of having one million electric cars on the roads by 2020, Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported Saturday, citing a report from the country’s Ministry for Education and Research.

A spokesman from the ministry acknowledged the existence of the report, but wouldn’t confirm its content. The paper says that ot More

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One Big Step for Tesla, One Giant Leap for E.V.’s


REALITY SHOW Tesla’s second electric model is the stylish Model S, with an E.P.A.-rated range of up to 265 miles. More Photos »

AUTOMAKERS have a favored buzzword for promoting important new models: game-changer.

Excuse me, but the game is not so easily chang More


REALITY SHOW Tesla’s second electric model is the stylish Model S, with an E.P.A.-rated range of up to 265 miles. More Photos »

AUTOMAKERS have a favored buzzword for promoting important new models: game-changer.

Excuse me, but the game is not so easily chang More

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Money Power: Carmakers to roll out all-electric options

Two years ago the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt debuted to much hype – and lots of skepticism. Would Americans embrace these plug-ins?

The verdict: Buyers are warming up to them, and sales are steady.

Toyota, Ford, Honda and GM are introducing new all-electric options for those looking to plug in to fuel up.

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric: The hatchback’s estima More

Two years ago the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt debuted to much hype – and lots of skepticism. Would Americans embrace these plug-ins?

The verdict: Buyers are warming up to them, and sales are steady.

Toyota, Ford, Honda and GM are introducing new all-electric options for those looking to plug in to fuel up.

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric: The hatchback’s estima More

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USA: Elec tric Cars Today — How they Work, How to build one, & Recent Developments

Sunday, October 7, 2012 (2:15 pm)
at the
St. Bridget Church ( School Cafeteria )
80 Main Street, Manchester, Connecticut
featuring presentations by
Philip Dooley [ Electronic Engineer, Elec Car Owner, Solar Home Owner ]
Bill Glickman [ Elec Car Designer / Builder / Owner; Solar Home Owner / designer ]
James Mell [ Elec Vehicle Specialist, Participant in To More

Sunday, October 7, 2012 (2:15 pm)
at the
St. Bridget Church ( School Cafeteria )
80 Main Street, Manchester, Connecticut
featuring presentations by
Philip Dooley [ Electronic Engineer, Elec Car Owner, Solar Home Owner ]
Bill Glickman [ Elec Car Designer / Builder / Owner; Solar Home Owner / designer ]
James Mell [ Elec Vehicle Specialist, Participant in To More

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USA: Charging Ahead on an Electric Highway

LAST Monday I drove the Model S, a full-size sedan recently introduced by Tesla, the California electric-car start-up, from Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles. I covered 531 miles and the drive took 11.5 hours, during which the car consumed zero gasoline and produced no tailpipe emissions.

My route, the first a Model S owner might take using Tesla Motors’ network of so-called Superchargers, pr More

LAST Monday I drove the Model S, a full-size sedan recently introduced by Tesla, the California electric-car start-up, from Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles. I covered 531 miles and the drive took 11.5 hours, during which the car consumed zero gasoline and produced no tailpipe emissions.

My route, the first a Model S owner might take using Tesla Motors’ network of so-called Superchargers, pr More

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Mitsubishi Showcases Production Version of New Outlander Plug-in Hybrid in Paris

Nearly a year after Mitsubishi unveiled the concept car in Japan, the production version of the new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV (PHEV) has been unwrapped at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

The PHEV will first go on sale in Japan early next year, followed sho More

Nearly a year after Mitsubishi unveiled the concept car in Japan, the production version of the new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV (PHEV) has been unwrapped at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

The PHEV will first go on sale in Japan early next year, followed sho More

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USA: The Toyota RAV4 EV Drive At AltCarExpo

Toyota brought its all-electric RAV4 at the AltCar Expo with surprising fanfare. A short time behind its wheels was convincing enough to have two sold.

If read yesterday’s article on AltCar Expo here,
AltCar Expo Lets You Test Drive Tomorrow’s Cars, you’ll understand better what the event is about. It’s not an auto show but more of a technology showcase of what companies a More

Toyota brought its all-electric RAV4 at the AltCar Expo with surprising fanfare. A short time behind its wheels was convincing enough to have two sold.

If read yesterday’s article on AltCar Expo here,
AltCar Expo Lets You Test Drive Tomorrow’s Cars, you’ll understand better what the event is about. It’s not an auto show but more of a technology showcase of what companies a More

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China Car Times BYD E6 Heads Off To Ministerial Duty in Beijing

byd keys govt 1024×682 BYD E6 Heads Off To Ministerial Duty in BeijingTwelve BYD E6 cars are heading their way to the Central Government in Beijing. BYD’s pure electric model has been selected by the Central Government for use within the higher echelons of govt as part of a pilot program to bring more green and new energy cars into use within the central government.

This pilot, led More

byd keys govt 1024×682 BYD E6 Heads Off To Ministerial Duty in BeijingTwelve BYD E6 cars are heading their way to the Central Government in Beijing. BYD’s pure electric model has been selected by the Central Government for use within the higher echelons of govt as part of a pilot program to bring more green and new energy cars into use within the central government.

This pilot, led More

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Mercedes gull-wing goes electric

When electric cars first started generating buzz, I couldn’t help but wonder if they heralded the end of performance automobiles.

As it turns out, there have been some uber-impressive electric vehicles hitting the track as of late, especially from Tesla and Mercedes-Benz. Indeed, the latter auto manufacturer recently unveiled a new high-performance electric vehicle at the Paris Motors More

When electric cars first started generating buzz, I couldn’t help but wonder if they heralded the end of performance automobiles.

As it turns out, there have been some uber-impressive electric vehicles hitting the track as of late, especially from Tesla and Mercedes-Benz. Indeed, the latter auto manufacturer recently unveiled a new high-performance electric vehicle at the Paris Motors More

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EV Plug Wars: Charging Ahead When What We Really Need Is More Cars

Electric-vehicle charging is just one giant pissing contest these days, with different companies crossing streams in a quest to prove connector, standard, or network superiority. The latest involves Tesla Motors’¹ newly unveiled “Supercharger.”

Is that a connector in your pocket, Elo More

Electric-vehicle charging is just one giant pissing contest these days, with different companies crossing streams in a quest to prove connector, standard, or network superiority. The latest involves Tesla Motors’¹ newly unveiled “Supercharger.”

Is that a connector in your pocket, Elo More

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Dow Kokam Powers LUMENEO’s New Ultra-Compact Electric Vehicle.

Dow Kokam Provides Energy-Dense Lithium-Ion Batteries to Bring NEOMA from Concept to Reality

In conjunction with the Paris Motor Show, Dow Kokam has announced its agreement to supply advanced lithium-ion battery systems to the French electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer LUMENEO to power the NEOMA EV. The innovative all-electric ultra-compact car can seat four passengers in a vehicle that is o More

Dow Kokam Provides Energy-Dense Lithium-Ion Batteries to Bring NEOMA from Concept to Reality

In conjunction with the Paris Motor Show, Dow Kokam has announced its agreement to supply advanced lithium-ion battery systems to the French electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer LUMENEO to power the NEOMA EV. The innovative all-electric ultra-compact car can seat four passengers in a vehicle that is o More

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Johnson Controls donates plug-in electric and all-electric vehicles to MPS automotive program

Pulaski High School now believed to be first in the nation with these classroom tools

Johnson Controls, Inc., the world’s leading automotive battery supplier, is donating a plug-in electric and all-electric vehicle to the automotive program at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Pulaski High School, creating what is believed to be the first program in the nation to give students dedicated access More

Pulaski High School now believed to be first in the nation with these classroom tools

Johnson Controls, Inc., the world’s leading automotive battery supplier, is donating a plug-in electric and all-electric vehicle to the automotive program at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Pulaski High School, creating what is believed to be the first program in the nation to give students dedicated access More

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Why Did Toyota Develop the eQ?

It shouldn’t come as too great a surprise that Toyota scaled back plans this week to manufacture the battery-powered eQ city sedan. The question is: why did a carmaker that has always been skeptical of EVs invest in the eQ in the first place?

“The current capabilities of electric vehicles do not meet society’s needs,” said Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota’s vice chairman and the engine More

It shouldn’t come as too great a surprise that Toyota scaled back plans this week to manufacture the battery-powered eQ city sedan. The question is: why did a carmaker that has always been skeptical of EVs invest in the eQ in the first place?

“The current capabilities of electric vehicles do not meet society’s needs,” said Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota’s vice chairman and the engine More

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Visteon Improves Vehicle Efficiency and Occupant Comfort with Latest Heat Pump System

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Sept. 28, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has developed a heat pump system that effectively utilizes ambient air and ancillary heat to improve cabin conditioning for hybrid and electric vehicles. By drawing less power from the lithium-ion battery, vehicles equipped with the heat pump system can operate longer on a single charge.

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VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Sept. 28, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has developed a heat pump system that effectively utilizes ambient air and ancillary heat to improve cabin conditioning for hybrid and electric vehicles. By drawing less power from the lithium-ion battery, vehicles equipped with the heat pump system can operate longer on a single charge.

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Tesla charging station: Almost as fast as pumping gas? (+video

Tesla charging station: Almost as fast as pumping gas? (+video

Tesla charging station offers 150-mile range after half hour of charging, roughly as fast as stopping for gas and a bathroom break. So far, there are six solar-powered Tesla charging stations, all in California.

Tesla Motors Inc. unveiled a solar-powered charging station that it said will make refueling electric vehicles More

Tesla charging station: Almost as fast as pumping gas? (+video

Tesla charging station offers 150-mile range after half hour of charging, roughly as fast as stopping for gas and a bathroom break. So far, there are six solar-powered Tesla charging stations, all in California.

Tesla Motors Inc. unveiled a solar-powered charging station that it said will make refueling electric vehicles More

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Charging Ahead on an Electric Highway

¶ LAST Monday I drove the Model S, a full-size sedan recently introduced by Tesla, the California electric-car start-up, from Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles. I covered 531 miles and the drive took 11.5 hours, during which the car consumed zero gasoline and produced no tailpipe emissions.

¶ My route, the first a Model S owner might take using Tesla Motors’ network of so-called Superchargers, More

¶ LAST Monday I drove the Model S, a full-size sedan recently introduced by Tesla, the California electric-car start-up, from Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles. I covered 531 miles and the drive took 11.5 hours, during which the car consumed zero gasoline and produced no tailpipe emissions.

¶ My route, the first a Model S owner might take using Tesla Motors’ network of so-called Superchargers, More

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Hybrid Strategy: Divide and Conquer

BOTH Honda and Toyota are far more committed to the hybrid car than to the battery electric vehicle, a fact that Toyota made clear this month when it scaled back its Scion iQ electric car project. And Honda is so enthusiastic about hybrids that, as its chief executive, Takanobu Ito, outlined in a recent speech, it will have three separate systems with up to three electric motors.
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BOTH Honda and Toyota are far more committed to the hybrid car than to the battery electric vehicle, a fact that Toyota made clear this month when it scaled back its Scion iQ electric car project. And Honda is so enthusiastic about hybrids that, as its chief executive, Takanobu Ito, outlined in a recent speech, it will have three separate systems with up to three electric motors.
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Tesla Motors revolutionizes the electric car with the Supercharger network

The Tesla Model S is already an amazing electric car, but it became extremely more valuable with today’s unveiling of the Supercharger network which will allow coast-to-coast trips with an electric car, powered for free from sunlight.

Calling it a historic moment, Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO of Tesla Motors, unveiled plans for the Supercharger network. As expected it is a network of c More

The Tesla Model S is already an amazing electric car, but it became extremely more valuable with today’s unveiling of the Supercharger network which will allow coast-to-coast trips with an electric car, powered for free from sunlight.

Calling it a historic moment, Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO of Tesla Motors, unveiled plans for the Supercharger network. As expected it is a network of c More

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Kandi-Zotye Co-Developed Pure Electric Passenger Vehicle Receives Chinese Government Approval for Subsidy in Hangzhou Leasing Program

JINHUA, CHINA — (Marketwire) — 09/28/12 — Kandi Technologies, Corp. (the ‘Company’ or ‘Kandi’) (NASDAQ: KNDI), a leading Chinese manufacturer and developer of pure electric vehicles (EVs) and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), today announced that JNJ6290EV, a pure electric passenger vehicle jointly developed by Kandi and Zhejiang Zotye Holding Group Co., Ltd. ( More

JINHUA, CHINA — (Marketwire) — 09/28/12 — Kandi Technologies, Corp. (the ‘Company’ or ‘Kandi’) (NASDAQ: KNDI), a leading Chinese manufacturer and developer of pure electric vehicles (EVs) and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), today announced that JNJ6290EV, a pure electric passenger vehicle jointly developed by Kandi and Zhejiang Zotye Holding Group Co., Ltd. ( More

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Concept merges entry-level luxury and plug-in tech

Mercedes-Benz Concept B-Class Electric Drive: The electric Mercedes in the compact segment

A variant running on battery power alone is to be added to Mercedes-Benz’s range of compact cars in 2014. Mercedes-Benz will be offering an initial preview of the electri More

Mercedes-Benz Concept B-Class Electric Drive: The electric Mercedes in the compact segment

A variant running on battery power alone is to be added to Mercedes-Benz’s range of compact cars in 2014. Mercedes-Benz will be offering an initial preview of the electri More

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