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To celebrate National Drive Electric Week, held September 15 to 21, Nissan is sponsoring more than 130 grassroots events across the U.S. and abroad. National Drive Electric Week, formerly National Plug In Day, started in 2011 as a series of local events aimed at spreading the word about plug-in vehicles. The annual event, which is […]

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Toyota is jumping on the hybrid compact crossover bandwagon, coming with a competitor to Honda’s Vezel, the C-HR. The company said it will present its new C-HR concept vehicle at the Paris motor show, revealing on October 2 the company’s vision for a compact crossover model. Toyota stated the C-HR concept combines a powerful new […]

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Toyota is providing 70 ultra-compact electric vehicles for Cité lib by Ha:Mo, an urban mobility project to be launched in Grenoble, France Oct. 1. The automaker is providing a fleet of its i-ROAD and COMS ultra-compact electric vehicles. The three and four-wheelers are set to prove how clean and easy urban motoring can be by […]

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Peugeot will be showcasing its 208 HYbrid Air 2L demonstrator at next month’s Paris Motor Show. The 2L stands for two liters per 100 kilometers, equivalent to 141 imperial mpg, and is based on a production version of the Peugeot 208 1.2-liter PureTech 82 horsepower 5-seater hatchback. To achieve such fuel economy, Peugeot said it, […]

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Pricing for the all-electric version of the Kia Soul has been revealed. The Soul EV will be offered initially in California in two trims, Base and + (Plus), with MSRPs of $33,700 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) for the Base and $35,700 for the Plus (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500). Kia […]

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Mitsubishi is launching a commercial version of its Outlander PHEV. The new Outlander GX3h 4Work will make its first public appearance at CENEX 2014 Low Carbon Vehicle Event this week. Designed for commercial assignments, Mitsubishi said the Outlander GX3h 4Work inherits the high specification cabin refinement of the passenger Outlander PHEV and the same economy, […]

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BMW, Nissan, Renault and VW have entered a partnership of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) manufacturers to strengthen EV infrastructure. The four manufacturers’ joint project is through the European Union’s Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) program, and aims to create a multi-standard and interoperable EV charging network through the United Kingdom and Ireland. The consortium said it’s […]

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More 48 volt news comes from the UK as we learn Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) will demonstrate its 48-volt hybrid vehicle technology at the annual Low Carbon Vehicle conference and exhibition at Millbrook Proving Ground this week. CPT said its unique proposition for a new class of affordable low voltage electric hybrid vehicles is its […]

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Six months after the installation of two power-producing wind turbines at Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc., Honda said with satisfaction that the turbines are producing more renewable, low emissions electrical power than was anticipated when the towers went into operation in January. Honda said the wind turbines have exceeded the projected power output figures […]

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The Alliance Renault-Nissan’s French side is joining forces with Bolloré to promote electric vehicles as part of three agreements relating to industrial cooperation, the founding of a joint-venture to sell EV carsharing solutions and a feasibility study on the development of a specific new vehicle for carsharing plans. These agreements are the results of the […]

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