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Storm Sondors successfully crowdfunded an electric bicycle, AND now he wants to do the same with a battery electric car with a $10,000 price tag. The Sondors eBike crowdfunding campaign was Indiegogo’s second largest ever project, raising more than $6 million for a high-profile fat tire, electric bike. Sondors not only built the 50-mile range […]

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While the biennial Paris Motor Show scheduled to start four days from now was previously known as a showcase for high-performance diesel cars from French automakers, electric cars will be the recurring theme at this year’s event. Some of that comes from concern by German automakers that Tesla will be able to dominate the luxury […]

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Volkswagen is trying hard to put the diesel cheating scandal behind them, and one of the ways to shift consumer focus is by revealing design sketches of its battery electric car a week before the Paris Motor Show. The illustrations show a five-door hatchback with a low, ground hugging stance and a rear roofline that […]

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Three Austrian brothers say they have the electric drive technology to take on Tesla, and it’s grabbing the interest of automakers. Kreisel Electric GmbH, based in Freidstadt, Austria, said it’s getting 20 inquiries a day from the likes of German automakers BMW and Volkswagen and British sports carmaker McLaren Automotive. The Kreisel brothers – Johann, […]

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After teasing illustrations for several months, Electra Meccanica took the wraps off its 2017 Solo battery electric commuter car yesterday at the Luxury and Supercar Weekend event held at the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As its name implies, the Solo has a single seat for the driver, with space in the […]

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The Firefly is being touted as the world’s first electric car specifically developed for five to 10-year-olds. It comes from Young Driver Motor Cars Limited, a division of Young Driver, which is the largest provider of under-17 driving lessons in the U.K. The company recruited a team of U.K. automotive experts, setting a goal to […]

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A group of young creative thinking Germans have designed a self-chargeable battery-electric car named Sion that uses integrated photovoltaic panels on the body of the vehicle to charge the battery during the day. To raise funds to produce prototypes for trail runs and crash testing, the Munich-based startup turned to the online Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. Supporters […]

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Daimler is reportedly preparing six, and as many as nine, electric car models to directly compete with Tesla and Audi. That statement – made by a person familiar with the matter and published by Reuters – ties in with another recent report from Automobilwoche, a sister publication to Automotive News Europe. Automobilwoche said that company sources […]

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Plug-in electrified passenger car sales were down six percent in July from the previous year, but market watchers predict it will rebound to a new record this year after September. According to a newsletter by the European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO), While PEV sales were down six percent from July 2015, the yearly total was […]

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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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