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The first major manufacturer built battery electric cars in this present era started slow in 2011, but progress is happening. In a recent fact sheet, the U.S. EPA documented as much for electric cars – not including the discontinued GM EV1 of the 1990s – saying median range has risen while there are four-times as […]

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Volkswagen’s first dedicated battery electric car will be revealed at next month’s Paris auto show. Speaking to German magazine WirtschaftWoche (Industry and Economy Week), Chairman, Herbert Diess said the car would have the outside dimensions of the Golf, pictured above, but offer the larger Passat’s interior space. The size means it will take on the Hyundai […]

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A new VW Group electric car expected to surpass the 200-mile benchmark will be rolled out in 2019, according to VW brand chief Herbert Diess. More specifically, Diess told German publication Wirtschafts Woche that the all-electric car will travel between 400 to 600 kilometers (about 250 to 373 miles) on a single charge. What’s not […]

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Electric cars currently on U.S. roads could handle 87 percent of daily driving needs for the American public, a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology study said. MIT analyzed the energy used for personal trips, including differences by the type of cities drivers live in. Data was taken from travel surveys and GPS data to estimate […]

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Rolling out a large electric vehicle with 311 miles of battery range is a big part of Daimler’s ambitious electrified car strategy, a Daimler executive said. While being interviewed recently by Automotive Engineering, Anke Kleinschmit, Daimler’s VP Of group research and sustainability and chief environmental officer, shared her thoughts on the German automaker’s clean vehicle […]

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Tesla’s factory owned stores took the lead over traditional dealers in a Sierra Club study of retail stores selling plug-in electrified vehicles. This spring, 174 Sierra Club volunteers visited or called 308 different dealers and Tesla stores across 10 states to conduct the study. The retail locations represented 13 automakers and are located in California […]

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China is considering phasing out subsidies for plug-in electrified vehicles and switching over to automaker mandates similar to California’s system. For China’s “new-energy vehicles” campaign, the government may eliminate its generous incentive program for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids and transition over to a credit-based system for automakers to follow. Automakers would be required to build […]

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LeEco will be investing 12 billion yuan ($1.8 billion) to build a plant in China capable of producing 400,000 electric cars per year. Known for its LeSee electric concept car and alliance with Faraday Future, LeEco said that its first China factory will be built in two phases. The plant will be built in Deqing […]

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Startup electric carmaker GreenTech Automotive has missed its first loan payment to the state of Mississippi for its assembly plant. On June 30, GreenTech missed the first loan payment of $150,000 on its $3 million loan. Mississippi made the loan agreement with the company five years ago to generate good paying jobs at the Tunica, […]

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A Tesla executive criticized competitors on Tuesday for offering electric cars that are “little more than appliances” during an annual automotive conference. Diarmuid O’Connell, Tesla’s vice president of business development, said automaker offerings are missing the mark on pricing, range, and performance. This happened while O’Connell and other auto industry executives, along with government regulators, […]

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