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Small electric cars with cheap prices have helped China lead global plug-in vehicle sales. In Shanghai, you could buy a small, two-door all-electric Chery eQ for about 60,000 yuan ($8,655) after subsidies before the end of the year. Without the government’s incentive plan it would have cost about an additional 100,000 yuan ($14,437). Even without […]

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Startup electric vehicle maker Eli, introduced its Zero EV, a Renault Twizy lookalike, at the Consumer Electric Show (CES) in Las Vegas today. The pint-sized two seater, with a body made of high-tensile aluminum, is 88.5-inches long, 54-inches wide and 61-inches high, and weighs in at just 795 pounds. Eli tags the car as “the […]

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Amidst a sea of financial troubles, Chinese technology and entertainment company LeEco began construction on Tuesday of a $1.8 billion factory that will build its LeSee battery electric car with autonomous vehicle capabilities. The ground breaking is a risky move as LeEco has not been issued an official license for the plant by the Chinese […]

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A Chinese electric car battery maker wants to become as well known in the global market as competitors Panasonic and LG Chem. Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) is a five-year old startup seeing rapid growth supplying lithium-ion batteries in China and overseas. Based in the city of Ningde in southeast China, CATL is tapping into […]

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Volkswagen Group has become a shareholder in a German company helping electric car drivers seamlessly find and pay for charging. As part of its Strategy 2025 electric car campaign and post-“Dieselgate” strategy, the automaker will begin supporting Hubject GmbH and its eRoaming platform early next year. Since 2012, Hubject has brought digital interconnection of charging […]

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A French company is expanding its global reach by bringing electric carsharing to Los Angeles. Bolloré Group received backing Monday from the Los Angeles City Council to bring its BlueCalifornia subsidiary to LA. It’s the second U.S. city to bring the electric carsharing service to the metro area, following Indianapolis and its BlueIndy program. The […]

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While incentive-driven electric car sales continue to be hot, Chinese analysts are concerned it will take several years for the technology to stand on its own in the market. Sales are seeing whopping gains this year, up 82.2 percent through October versus that same time period in the Chinese market last year. The China Association […]

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Faraday Future is assuring naysayers that it is indeed real and is promising to unveil its first production car at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Last year at the same show in Las Vegas, the mysterious automaker seemingly appeared out of nowhere with a radical race car concept. This year, however, the car it unveils […]

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Toyota President Akio Toyoda will be heading up the company’s newly formed electric car group, indicating that the Japanese automaker is taking all-electric vehicles much more seriously. Toyoda, grandson of the company’s founder Kiichiro Toyoda, has been leading the automaker since 2009. He’ll be joined by two of Toyota’s executive vice presidents, Mitsuhisa Kato and […]

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California-based electric car startup Lucid Motors will be manufacturing cars in Arizona to lower costs, according to the LA Times. While the company had been proud of its home state of California during the Los Angeles Auto Show earlier this month, Lucid announced Monday it will be building cars in Casa Grande, Arizona. “We’re a […]

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