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Nissan has delivered the vehicles that became Madrid and Barcelona’s first 100 percent electric taxi. These first Spanish EV taxis are a Nissan Leaf for Madrid’s taxi fleet and a e-NV200 taxi for Barcelona. Nissan stated the Barcelona deliveries served as an important step in the execution of an agreement between Nissan, the City of […]

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The decision to effectively bar Tesla from operating outside of franchised dealers in Michigan follows a statement by General Motors to the state’s governor urging him to do so. “We believe that House Bill 5606 will help ensure that all automotive manufacturers follow the same rules to operate in the State of Michigan; therefore, we […]

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China knows it has big emissions problems and has upped the ante yet more toward mandating EVs to the point now it is projected to significantly move the market for aluminum. According to Bloomberg, the nation is now calling for no fewer than 30 percent of all government vehicles to be powered by alternative energy […]

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Porsche said it would only build 918 of the 918 Spyder that began production 9/18/13, so if you learned it was nearly sold out, would that surprise you? Well, no surprise then. Not unlike the McLaren P1 which sold out almost immediately with an even smaller production run, Porsche says it hasn’t had any hard […]

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Honda revealed its all-new Honda HR-V entry crossover will make its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 19. The HR-V, already known as the Vezel in other markets, will serve as the entry point to the Honda light truck lineup; Honda said it is positioned below the CR-V in […]

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The FIA Formula E Championship has revealed the circuit location and layout for the March 14, 2015, Miami ePrix. FIA’s Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric racing series. The eight-turn, 1.35-mile (2.17 kilometers) circuit is located in Downtown Miami, Florida, along Biscayne Bay around the streets of the AmericanAirlines Arena. Produced by track […]

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Ford Motor Co. has confirmed another slashing of the Focus Electric’s price by $6,000 to $29,995 including dealer shipping charge. The converted all-electric 2012 Focus began sales in 17 initial markets in November 2011 at $39,995 with first deliveries in December. In July 2013 it received a $4,000 cut, and now if anyone questions whether […]

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Detroit Electric, in the midst of reviving the brand and launching its first new vehicle, revealed a new brand identity and a slight glimpse of the EV’s look. As the preparations for the introduction of its SP:01 electric sports car are underway, global Detroit Electric has revealed a hint of the final exterior design of […]

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The 2014 Nissan Leaf SL is named top “Roomy Electric” vehicle pick in the Good Housekeeping November buyer’s guide. The award was selected by the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI). The Leaf is one of eight cars selected in the GHI’s annual car review. The institute said theLeaf was specifically noted for its “impressive” cruising range, […]

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Tesla Motors has issued another blog post decrying the latest politicized skirmish between state government officials and auto dealer associations, this time in Michigan. Its post outlines what Tesla terms “dark-of-night tactics” used by dealers concerned that their arguments could not face the light of day. “This amendment goes even further,” writes Tesla of a […]

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