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Chairman of Tencent Holdings and billionaire, Ma Huateng, signed an agreement Monday with the manufacturer of Apple’s iPhones and some touch screens for Teslas and others to develop Internet-connected cars, including the all-electric variety. While Tencent Holdings is best known for creating the instant-messaging app WeChat, that could possibly change after its most recent partnership. Huateng […]

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An all-electric Jaguar is reportedly in the works, with an estimated target date of 2018. The vehicle will probably be based off the platform of Jaguar’s upcoming SUV, though this hasn’t been confirmed by the British carmaker. The news comes from several unnamed sources and was reported by U.K.-based Autocar. Any battery electric from Jaguar […]

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One of the most talked about companies in the auto industry this past week hasn’t been a carmaker at all, but a tech giant. Reports from numerous sources are talking about Apple Inc. and its plans to diversify into the automotive space. But while earlier accounts hinted at a gradual move to cars, new reports […]

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It would appear Infiniti is quietly putting plans for its LE Concept on hold. The luxury brand offered no update on plans for the electric car, with the exception of one comment from the vice president of Infiniti America, Michael Bartsch. “We have to be a little pragmatic,” Bartsch told media at an event for […]

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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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