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Looking at models currently available from Germany’s BMW and Mercedes-Benz, it appears that both carmakers are focusing on battery electric over fuel cell vehicles, but that may not be the long-term plan for either. Recent interviews with executives at the two brands suggest that BMW and Mercedes are using hybrids and plug-in vehicles as stepping […]

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There’s now an electric vehicle that can go 0-62 mph in just 1.779 seconds, and it’s not a Tesla. A team of German students representing GreenTeam Formula has created the quickest accelerating electric vehicle in the world, pending confirmation from the Guinness World Records. With all the buzz surrounding the recently announced Ludicrous mode that […]

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Today the Renault-Nissan Alliance reported four-and-a-half-years after the Nissan Leaf was launched, it had sold its 250,000th all-electric car. Six EVs of Nissan and Renault branding in all comprise the tally that makes the Alliance the seller of half of all EVs sold to worldwide. The Leaf accounts for 180,000 units by itself. “Demand for […]

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The congested metropolis of Beijing – which limits when vehicles can be driven – is creating an exemption for electric cars. As the massive capital of China, Beijing struggles with traffic jams and poor air quality. To curb both, in 2008 the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau began limiting when vehicles could be on the road, […]

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With a previously predicted release of spring 2014, Indianapolis’ BlueIndy electric car sharing service is now in need of $13 million in order to finally get its vehicles on the road. The program which would be the largest in the country has encountered a multitude of problems in attempts to launch this service throughout Indianapolis, […]

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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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