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A study conducted by the University of Minnesota has media outlets all revved up about the environmental health impact of electric cars, with several outlets proclaiming that electric cars are not so great for the environment or our health after all. The study, which was released yesterday and covered by the Associated Press shortly after, […]

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Electric car sales in China recently exceeded sales in the U.S. for the first time, and along with China’s newfound interest in electric cars, comes a new fad: mini electric cars. Small and affordable, mini electric cars are becoming a popular option in China for recent college graduates, young couples, and those purchasing a second […]

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Daimler AG and BYD are planning to put into production this year a purpose-built electric car based on its Denza-brand NEV concept for the Chinese market. The parent company for Mercedes-Benz and its joint venture partner have already shown the NEV concept (pictured) and at this year’s Beijing auto show in April they will show […]

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California-based Green Automotive Company’s Liberty Electric Cars subsidiary has been chosen by the European Union to be a major partner in the epsilon innovation program. The project’s ultimate goal will be to successfully develop a small electric passenger vehicle that optimizes safety, performance and comfort features while integrating all the benefits of a lightweight unique […]

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VIA Motors President Alan Perriton announced that the company’s extended range electric cargo van has successfully passed all crash testing required prior to mass production. “We were very pleased with the results of the crash testing of our electric cargo van. The engineering work done to integrate the VIA’s electric technology has been exceptional and […]

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Saab’s plant in Trollhattan, Sweden is preparing to pick up where the former GM-operated automaker left off – with a twist being an electric version of its 9-3 mid-sized car to be produced alongside gas variants by the company with a new name. The revitalized company is called National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), and is […]

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When the Volt-based Cadillac ELR is launched this winter it will be the first electric vehicle introduced with all-LED exterior lighting. The distinction of first electric vehicle is a necessary one as the redesigned 2014 Mercedes S-Class to be launched this fall is said to be the first with all-LED lighting among all cars. In […]

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On Tuesday, speaking at a shareholders’ meeting in Mountain View, Calif., Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk said 2016 is the year to watch for an electric car costing half what an entry level Model S does, and with 200 miles range. “A significant improvement in technology is needed to have a compelling affordable electric […]

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With the rapid ascent of the Tesla Model S to highly desired fast-and-sleek car status, and promises from major automakers as well as startups, Mercedes-Benz is poised to take center stage with its AMG Coupe Electric Drive. Said to be the world’s most powerful and fastest series production electric car available, the spec sheet for […]

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Chinese automaker BYD isn’t a car brand immediately recognizable to most in the U.S., but the company is well established in sales of electric vehicles outside of the States. In addition to manufacturing electric transit buses, the company’s compact all-electric car, the e6, is also becoming a popular model for fleet purchases. BYD recently announced […]

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