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Mercedes to Make More Than 10 Electric Cars by 2025

The automaker wants up to a quarter of Mercedes sales to be zero-emission cars.

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands will launch more than 10 electric cars by 2025, and zero-emission vehicles will make up between 15 percent and 25 percent of overall Mercedes sales by then, Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said.

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The automaker wants up to a quarter of Mercedes sales to be zero-emission cars.

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands will launch more than 10 electric cars by 2025, and zero-emission vehicles will make up between 15 percent and 25 percent of overall Mercedes sales by then, Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said.

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Atieva updates its all-electric van Edna, now 0-60 in 2.7s, beats everything but Tesla Model S | Electrek

After first unveiling its all-electric van Edna, a test mule for its electric powertrain, and benchmarking it against a Tesla Model S earlier this year, Atieva made some upgrades and tested it against a BMW i8 and a Viper.

The electric car startup is back to the dragstrip with a new (3rd) version of its prototype, which is equipped with a new high-power inverter, and the vehicle can now per More

After first unveiling its all-electric van Edna, a test mule for its electric powertrain, and benchmarking it against a Tesla Model S earlier this year, Atieva made some upgrades and tested it against a BMW i8 and a Viper.

The electric car startup is back to the dragstrip with a new (3rd) version of its prototype, which is equipped with a new high-power inverter, and the vehicle can now per More

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Hyperloop One Says Dubai Program "Will Change Everything"

Inverse Hyperloop One is beginning a 12-week residency in Dubai as part of the Future Accelerators Program. The eventual goal of the project is to connect the entire region via hyperloop. The United Arab Emirates is officially signing off on Elon Musk’s …… More

Inverse Hyperloop One is beginning a 12-week residency in Dubai as part of the Future Accelerators Program. The eventual goal of the project is to connect the entire region via hyperloop. The United Arab Emirates is officially signing off on Elon Musk’s …… More

What happens when a Tesla Model S hits 200000 miles?

BGR Back in the day, if a car reached 100,000 miles it was probably a reliable sign that it was time to trade it in and get a new vehicle.… More

BGR Back in the day, if a car reached 100,000 miles it was probably a reliable sign that it was time to trade it in and get a new vehicle.… More

Daimler to make more than 10 electric cars by 2025 | Reuters

Daimler’s (DAIGn.DE) Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands will launch more than 10 electric cars by 2025, and zero-emission vehicles will make up between 15 percent and 25 percent of overall Mercedes sales by then, Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said.

Speaking to journalists at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday, Zetsche said the automaker was preparing a major push in pure electric vehicles More

Daimler’s (DAIGn.DE) Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands will launch more than 10 electric cars by 2025, and zero-emission vehicles will make up between 15 percent and 25 percent of overall Mercedes sales by then, Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said.

Speaking to journalists at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday, Zetsche said the automaker was preparing a major push in pure electric vehicles More

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VW plans electric Beetle (and 29 other battery-powered cars) to overcome scandal | afr.com

by Christoph Rauwald and Elisabeth Behrmann
Volkswagen is laying out a bold plan to bring electric vehicles to the masses with dozens of new models and unprecedented driving ranges.

It is challenging other car makers to keep pace a year after the emissions scandal rocked the German auto maker.

The process will get a boost at the Paris car show on Thursday, when the company will More

by Christoph Rauwald and Elisabeth Behrmann
Volkswagen is laying out a bold plan to bring electric vehicles to the masses with dozens of new models and unprecedented driving ranges.

It is challenging other car makers to keep pace a year after the emissions scandal rocked the German auto maker.

The process will get a boost at the Paris car show on Thursday, when the company will More

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Bloomberg | California Eyes Self-Driving Cars to Help Meet Emission Goal | Mobile content from SuperSite for Windows

(Bloomberg) — California may focus on building more electric-vehicle charging stations and encouraging battery-powered self-driving cars to reach its mandate for zero-emission autos, avoiding for now the need for tougher standards being pushed by environmental groups.

“Probably the next wave of activity has to be on the charging side and maybe other kinds of incentives for automated More

(Bloomberg) — California may focus on building more electric-vehicle charging stations and encouraging battery-powered self-driving cars to reach its mandate for zero-emission autos, avoiding for now the need for tougher standards being pushed by environmental groups.

“Probably the next wave of activity has to be on the charging side and maybe other kinds of incentives for automated More

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Mercedes Releases Teaser Image of Electric SUV Ahead of Paris Expo

Electric SUVs were made popular by Tesla’s Model X that was incredibly stylish and practical with great mileage. All other automobile manufacturers are following the path laid by the electric car brand. Mercedes released a video that gives us a good idea of how the car would look like. It has undergone some drastic changes including a three-pointed star logo mounted on the center of the grille.< More

Electric SUVs were made popular by Tesla’s Model X that was incredibly stylish and practical with great mileage. All other automobile manufacturers are following the path laid by the electric car brand. Mercedes released a video that gives us a good idea of how the car would look like. It has undergone some drastic changes including a three-pointed star logo mounted on the center of the grille.< More

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California Eyes Self-Driving Cars to Help Meet Emission Goal – Bloomberg

State also wants more charging stations, air board chief says
Steps for now may avoid tougher goals environment groups seek
California may focus on building more electric-vehicle charging stations and encouraging battery-powered self-driving cars to reach its mandate for zero-emission autos, avoiding for now the need for tougher standards being pushed by environmental groups.
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State also wants more charging stations, air board chief says
Steps for now may avoid tougher goals environment groups seek
California may focus on building more electric-vehicle charging stations and encouraging battery-powered self-driving cars to reach its mandate for zero-emission autos, avoiding for now the need for tougher standards being pushed by environmental groups.
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Volkswagen unveils the I.D., a long-range electric car due in 2020 | Ars Technica

More This is the Volkswagen I.D. It’s an electric car with a decent (250-300 mile) range that you’ll be able to buy in 2020.
Within the first few weeks of Volkswagen’s diesel shenanigansbecoming public knowledge, the company’s board decided that electrification would have to be the way of the future. And earlier this year, the company got more concrete about those pla More

More This is the Volkswagen I.D. It’s an electric car with a decent (250-300 mile) range that you’ll be able to buy in 2020.
Within the first few weeks of Volkswagen’s diesel shenanigansbecoming public knowledge, the company’s board decided that electrification would have to be the way of the future. And earlier this year, the company got more concrete about those pla More

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2017 Nissan Leaf Set To Spoil Chevy Bolt, Model 3 Plans – DailySun

If Tesla manages to stay schedule with the Model 3, the electric sedan should be released to buyers by the fourth quarter of 2017. As for GM, the Chevrolet Bolt is getting a head-start by rolling out before the start of next year.

Both vehicles would surely flatten the struggling Nissan Leaf in the US, but abroad a 40kWh battery with 160 miles of range in the hatch would be enough for Nissa More

If Tesla manages to stay schedule with the Model 3, the electric sedan should be released to buyers by the fourth quarter of 2017. As for GM, the Chevrolet Bolt is getting a head-start by rolling out before the start of next year.

Both vehicles would surely flatten the struggling Nissan Leaf in the US, but abroad a 40kWh battery with 160 miles of range in the hatch would be enough for Nissa More

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2017 Renault Zoe Specs, Mile Range Details Leaked on Dutch Website

The 2017 Renault Zoe is an efficient electric hatchback that the brand kept under wraps.

A Dutch website listing has leaked specifications and other details of the Zoe.

The new model was scheduled for launch at the 2016 Paris auto show. According to the information published on the Dutch website, the 2017 Renault Zoe will have 248 miles of coverage on a single charge and it is an ele More

The 2017 Renault Zoe is an efficient electric hatchback that the brand kept under wraps.

A Dutch website listing has leaked specifications and other details of the Zoe.

The new model was scheduled for launch at the 2016 Paris auto show. According to the information published on the Dutch website, the 2017 Renault Zoe will have 248 miles of coverage on a single charge and it is an ele More

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A third of Tesla’s Model S orders are coming from Model 3 reservation holders, says analyst | Electrek

There’s no doubt that Tesla has been actively trying to convert some of its ~400,000 Model 3 reservations to Model S orders. We reported on Tesla reaching out to reservation holders after unveiling a new lower-priced Model S 60 to try to convince them to change their reservation into an order.

We were skeptical of the tactic. Now according to a Tesla analyst, the method could not only be More

There’s no doubt that Tesla has been actively trying to convert some of its ~400,000 Model 3 reservations to Model S orders. We reported on Tesla reaching out to reservation holders after unveiling a new lower-priced Model S 60 to try to convince them to change their reservation into an order.

We were skeptical of the tactic. Now according to a Tesla analyst, the method could not only be More

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China emerge as the largest market for electric vehicles

China has overtaken US market in electric vehicle production. China Association of Automobile Manufacturers find in its study domestic and foreign brands in China presently account for 96% and 4% of the regional EVs market respectively. The local automotive company BYD accounts for 30% of this market.
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China has overtaken US market in electric vehicle production. China Association of Automobile Manufacturers find in its study domestic and foreign brands in China presently account for 96% and 4% of the regional EVs market respectively. The local automotive company BYD accounts for 30% of this market.
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Microsoft to connect Renault-Nissan self-driving cars through Azure cloud | CIO

Microsoft has penned an agreement to help the Renault-Nissan Alliance develop next-generation connected services for self-driving cars that will be enabled through Microsoft’s Azure cloud infrastructure.

Azure cloud services, the companies said, will be the foundation for more advanced navigation features, vehicle monitoring and predictive vehicle maintenance and for mobile connectivi More

Microsoft has penned an agreement to help the Renault-Nissan Alliance develop next-generation connected services for self-driving cars that will be enabled through Microsoft’s Azure cloud infrastructure.

Azure cloud services, the companies said, will be the foundation for more advanced navigation features, vehicle monitoring and predictive vehicle maintenance and for mobile connectivi More

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China Getting It Done: Public Charging Stations Up 65% (30,000+) In Last 6 Months

From Its Debut At Auto China 2014 – Denza’s Public Or Residential 20 kW Charging System

The number of public charging stations in the country has increased by 65% over the first half of the year – for a total of 81,000 locations at the end of June (compared to less than 50,000 at the end of December 2015).

That’s 31,000 public charging points in ~180 days, or 170+ per day.

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From Its Debut At Auto China 2014 – Denza’s Public Or Residential 20 kW Charging System

The number of public charging stations in the country has increased by 65% over the first half of the year – for a total of 81,000 locations at the end of June (compared to less than 50,000 at the end of December 2015).

That’s 31,000 public charging points in ~180 days, or 170+ per day.

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3 million deaths a year are linked to the exposure of air pollution: WHO

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Get Ready, Elon Musk Is About to Outline His Plan to Colonize Mars

Popular Mechanics How exactly the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation is going to pull this off is the subject of a keynote speech, titled “Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species,” that Elon Musk will be giving tomorrow at the 67th International Astronautical …… More

Popular Mechanics How exactly the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation is going to pull this off is the subject of a keynote speech, titled “Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species,” that Elon Musk will be giving tomorrow at the 67th International Astronautical …… More

Driving Advice From One Of The Most Efficient Tesla Model S Drivers In The World

CleanTechnica At a recent National Drive Electric Day, I met one of the most efficient Tesla Model S drivers in the world, according to his findings as an active member on Tesla forums and highly engaged in the EV enthusiast community.… More

CleanTechnica At a recent National Drive Electric Day, I met one of the most efficient Tesla Model S drivers in the world, according to his findings as an active member on Tesla forums and highly engaged in the EV enthusiast community.… More

BMW and Charge Net to create ‘electric highway’ in NZ by 2018 | Stuff.co.nz

BMW New Zealand and Charge Net have effectively set the standard for electric vehicle charging with the announcement of a joint-venture ‘electric highway’.

The partnership will establish 100 DC-fast-charging stations that will enable a pure-EV to drive all the way from Kaitaia to Invercargill. Charge Net already operates 20 such stations; the next 80 will be completed by the end More

BMW New Zealand and Charge Net have effectively set the standard for electric vehicle charging with the announcement of a joint-venture ‘electric highway’.

The partnership will establish 100 DC-fast-charging stations that will enable a pure-EV to drive all the way from Kaitaia to Invercargill. Charge Net already operates 20 such stations; the next 80 will be completed by the end More

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[model 3] Tesla Model 3 Release Date: EV To Be Released In Asia Before North America? : Auto News : Auto World News

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Proterra’s electric bus can travel 350 miles before recharging : Tech : Headlines & Global News

Proterra, a US-based manufacturing company of electric buses, has been working on all-electric zero-emissions vehicles for years, and its latest model has a very impressive range.

Its Catalyst E2 Series buses can drive up to 350 (560 kilometers) miles before recharging, which means it can go a little further than Tesla’s top-tier Model S that (300+ mile range).

These buses can More

Proterra, a US-based manufacturing company of electric buses, has been working on all-electric zero-emissions vehicles for years, and its latest model has a very impressive range.

Its Catalyst E2 Series buses can drive up to 350 (560 kilometers) miles before recharging, which means it can go a little further than Tesla’s top-tier Model S that (300+ mile range).

These buses can More

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Vector: Petrol cars ‘obsolete’ in 20 years

Tesla electric car owner Martin Minehan and giant energy distributor Vector are each playing a part in events that could make the petrol car obsolete in New Zealand within 20 years.

Minehan is one of a small but growing number of New Zealanders driving electric vehicles (EVs) towards a future some international experts believe will end road transport “as we know it” in 10 to 15 More

Tesla electric car owner Martin Minehan and giant energy distributor Vector are each playing a part in events that could make the petrol car obsolete in New Zealand within 20 years.

Minehan is one of a small but growing number of New Zealanders driving electric vehicles (EVs) towards a future some international experts believe will end road transport “as we know it” in 10 to 15 More

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New photos of Tesla’s Fremont factory show intense operations for the end of the third quarter | Electrek

As we have mentioned, this quarter is important to Tesla because they have the potential to achieve GAAP profitability, according to CEO Elon Musk, which would be the first time in about 3 years. And while many of us understand how crucial of a moment this is for Musk and co., new photos of the Fremont factory show just how intense the operations are at the factory ahead of the end of the quarter. More

As we have mentioned, this quarter is important to Tesla because they have the potential to achieve GAAP profitability, according to CEO Elon Musk, which would be the first time in about 3 years. And while many of us understand how crucial of a moment this is for Musk and co., new photos of the Fremont factory show just how intense the operations are at the factory ahead of the end of the quarter. More

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EVs Will Reduce US Gasoline Demand by 300,000 Barrels per Day by 2035 | Greentech Media

According to a report released earlier this year by Wood Mackenzie, Tesla’s Model 3 will spur widespread adoption of electric vehicles, which will in turn reduce U.S. gasoline demand by 300,000 barrels per day by 2035.

The report, Tesla Model 3: Does It Signal an Electric Car Revolution?, is bullish on the Model 3. The authors point to the current success of Tesla’s Model S and the huge More

According to a report released earlier this year by Wood Mackenzie, Tesla’s Model 3 will spur widespread adoption of electric vehicles, which will in turn reduce U.S. gasoline demand by 300,000 barrels per day by 2035.

The report, Tesla Model 3: Does It Signal an Electric Car Revolution?, is bullish on the Model 3. The authors point to the current success of Tesla’s Model S and the huge More

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Nissan’s New Electric Hatchback Will Be The Leaf’s Little Brother: New Autonomous Cars Coming Soon? : Auto News : Auto World News

Nissan said it is actively contemplating launching an SUV and crossover along with a new “B” segment supermini to further augment its EV range.

The above revelation has been made by Gareth Dunsmore, Nissan’s head of EV division in Europe while speaking to Auto Express.

“We’ve invested $5.4bn (£4.1bn) in electric cars such as the Leaf, so we need to ensu More

Nissan said it is actively contemplating launching an SUV and crossover along with a new “B” segment supermini to further augment its EV range.

The above revelation has been made by Gareth Dunsmore, Nissan’s head of EV division in Europe while speaking to Auto Express.

“We’ve invested $5.4bn (£4.1bn) in electric cars such as the Leaf, so we need to ensu More

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UltraCap Creates Revolutionary Lightweight Car Battery |

LONDON, U.K., Sept. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientists from London-based UltraCap Ltd. are in the final stages of developing a “green” solid state battery for electric vehicles that they claim will be 40 times lighter than current Lithium-Ion batteries. UltraCap founders, Professor Vladimir Krstic and Nico Van Dongen, say their new battery, the UltraCapacitor, will be able to charge More

LONDON, U.K., Sept. 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scientists from London-based UltraCap Ltd. are in the final stages of developing a “green” solid state battery for electric vehicles that they claim will be 40 times lighter than current Lithium-Ion batteries. UltraCap founders, Professor Vladimir Krstic and Nico Van Dongen, say their new battery, the UltraCapacitor, will be able to charge More

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Rob Davies asks Musk to invest in SA

CAPE TOWN – Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, who is attending Monday’s Africa Growth and Opportunity Act forum in Washington DC, has asked South African-born entrepreneur Elon Musk to invest in the country of his birth.

The department said Davies, who was meeting with investors at the breakfast, had urged Musk’s company, Tesla, to work with him to explore the possibility of set More

CAPE TOWN – Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, who is attending Monday’s Africa Growth and Opportunity Act forum in Washington DC, has asked South African-born entrepreneur Elon Musk to invest in the country of his birth.

The department said Davies, who was meeting with investors at the breakfast, had urged Musk’s company, Tesla, to work with him to explore the possibility of set More

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ChargePoint adds wait-list feature for electric-car charging stations

Public charging infrastructure for electric cars is still fairly limited compared to gas stations.

That leaves many electric car drivers in certain areas vying for relatively few stations—which can create friction.

But network operator ChargePoint is rolling out a feature it believes will help streamline the process and increase station utilization.

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Public charging infrastructure for electric cars is still fairly limited compared to gas stations.

That leaves many electric car drivers in certain areas vying for relatively few stations—which can create friction.

But network operator ChargePoint is rolling out a feature it believes will help streamline the process and increase station utilization.

DON’T MISS: New Orl More

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[government news] Multi-million dollar effort to expand electric car use in Utah | KUTV

(KUTV) In an effort to improve Utah’s air quality, Rocky Mountain Power applied for a $4 million federal grant to expand the use of electric vehicles.

The money would provide more fast-charging stations along 1500 miles of highways in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. It would also provide incentives to convert business cars to electric vehicles.

The grant would supplement an existing 5 yea More

(KUTV) In an effort to improve Utah’s air quality, Rocky Mountain Power applied for a $4 million federal grant to expand the use of electric vehicles.

The money would provide more fast-charging stations along 1500 miles of highways in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. It would also provide incentives to convert business cars to electric vehicles.

The grant would supplement an existing 5 yea More

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