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Formula E, the world’s first electric racing series, met with some skepticism at its launch, but the first two seasons delivered some great racing. Now the folks behind the FIA Formula E Championship want their race cars to look different than other racing series machines, so they came up with a new design. When the […]

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LG Chem may add the Middle East to its list of global regions served as talks continue with an Iranian automaker. Iran Khodro Co., an automaker based in Tehran, is reportedly in discussions with LG Chem to provide battery cells for its upcoming plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs). Iran Khodro’s CEO Hashem Yekke-Zare, says that “negotiations […]

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Green Commuter, a new carsharing and vanpooling service, is bringing in a Tesla Model X fleet to the Los Angeles market. The company says that the Model X was chosen because it’s the only all-electric vehicle currently able to seat seven. With its attractive appearance, comfort, and performance capability, it meets Green Commuter’s goals. The […]

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A lawsuit by a Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid owner says that a “13-mile” battery power range is deceptive. Earlier this month, owner Richard Rosenbaum filed the suit in Michigan federal court claiming that the Prius Plug-In he purchased in 2012 has not been able to meet the 13-mile electric range that Toyota was advertising. Rosenblaum […]

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New initiatives of the Obama Administration to advance electric vehicle adoption include the development of a battery pack with a specific energy of 500 watt-hours per kilogram and a 350 kilowatt DC fast charging system. If accomplished, the battery’s specific energy would be more than two-and-a half times the 170-200 watt-hours per kilogram in today’s […]

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The federal government is continuing its encouragement for consumers to buy battery-electric vehicles with a plan for a network of EV charging corridors along the national highway system. As part of the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) signed into law last December, the Department of Energy has unlocked $4.5 billion in loan guarantees to […]

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While Tesla’s Gigafactory has been grabbing attention this week, reporters also learned more about electrified vehicle batteries while touring General Motors’ Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant. General Motors had invited journalists to visit the battery assembly plant located in Brownstone Charter Township, Mich., just south of Detroit. Six different battery packs that GM makes at the […]

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Elio Motors says that 41 states have allowed for an easier licensing process for its three-wheel fuel efficient “autocycle.” Buyers of the Elio vehicle are benefiting from the new laws including the “autocycle” category, which means that Elio vehicle owners in 41 states don’t need a motorcycle license to drive the three-wheeler. With New Jersey […]

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The Tesla Model 3 did hit the “pencils down” mark, CEO Elon Musk said during the Gigafactory media tour. Musk told reporters that the final designs for Tesla’s $35,000-and-up electric Model 3 were locked up two weeks ago. Tesla is moving forward on schedule to start producing them next summer, he said. Speaking at the […]

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The long-anticipated Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid was expected later this year but has once again been postponed for the U.S. and Canada. This is at least the fifth time it’s been delayed to North America since its 2013 Japan-market launch, and speaking for the U.S. market, Alex Fedorak, manager, Public Relations, today confirmed the latest […]

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