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Tesla has broken the “granola image” of electric cars and its limited audience, opening doors for competitors like the EQ subbrand, Daimler’s chief said. During an interview last week at the South by Southwest (SXSW 2017) conference in Austin with German magazine T3N, CEO Dieter Zetsche reflected on the German automaker’s 2009 investment in Tesla, […]

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LeEco will be selling its Silicon Valley property less than a year after buying it – another sign that the Chinese tech conglomerate and its electric car subsidiaries face an unstable financial future. In initially buying the 49-acre property from Yahoo, Inc, LeEco was looking to establish a strong foothold in the U.S. to market […]

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Hyundai and its captive finance unit will be launching an electric carsharing unit in April. Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Capital will make their vehicles, including electric cars, available through a carsharing service in South Korea. Hyundai Motor launched a carsharing test drive in Korea last December. Users could try out a Hyundai Ioniq electric sedan […]

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The Morgan EV3 Junior is the latest three wheeler to come from the British car builder. Morgan is known worldwide for its three wheelers, and now kids can get in on the fun as well. The Morgan EV3 Junior is essentially a smaller version of the EV3 that debuted at last year’s Geneva Motor Show. […]

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) took another step towards becoming a player in the electric car segment by obtaining approval for a factory in China that could manufacture up to 200,000 vehicles a year. The company’s electric vehicle production license was approved by the Chinese National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) and allows NEVS to officially […]

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In its third attempt, the Acciona 100% Ecopowered 4×4 battery-electric car completed the grueling Dakar Rally in South America, finishing 53rd in its class. Without consuming a drop of gasoline or diesel fuel or emitting a single gram of CO2, the Acciona team drove the 100% Ecopowered EV over the 5,600-mile rally course that stretched […]

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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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