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Two Mini concepts – the Rocketman and the Superleggera – still have a shot at production, and the Rocketman could be an EV. The Superleggera roadster faces longer odds of being built, as explained by Mini product chief Ralph Mahler in an interview with Autocar. “[The] roadster segment is small and demand is going down, […]

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MINI is showing up at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 with a very special EV concept: the MINI Superleggera Vision. This open-top two-seater EV was created by MINI and Touring Superleggera, the tradition-steeped design and coach building house based in Milan. MINI stated the Superleggera Vision is on the one hand a classic roadster, […]

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MINI is working to finish a two-seat concept small car that it will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March. The car will be an update of an existing concept that first appeared in Geneva in 1997 as the MINI Spiritual. The vehicle’s styling is expected to be the first showing of a revitalized […]

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BMW has officially joined the electric car parade with the announcement of the limited edition MINI E car for production. This zero-emission EV, based on the MINI Cooper platform, will get its power from a 150 kilowatt electric motor tied to a newly-developed high-power lithium-ion battery. “This is yet another example of the company’s overall […]

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Tesla Motors won a waiver for its all-electric Roadster on Monday from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulators. NHTSA recognized that Tesla might be forced to cancel all pending projects and go out of business, if the California electric vehicle company was required to meet federal air bag standards. Tesla’s $43 million operating losses […]

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric took the top spot in miles per gallon equivalent rating with 136 MPGe in combined fuel economy. That rating comes from Fuel Economy Guide for model year 2017, which was just released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The federal agencies publish […]

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Since the launch of the BMW i3 in November 2013, BMW has sold more than 100,000 all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles around the world, according to a company press release. As for the breakdown, BMW said that the i3 accounted for more than 60,000 of the 100,000-plus units sold. That makes it the most successful […]

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The 2016 Paris Motor Show is seeing a lot more electric car announcements than high-performance luxury this year as automakers respond to emissions scrutiny and cutbacks on the cost of attending auto shows. This year has seen fewer marque displays than ever in modern auto shows as automakers reroute marketing and dollars spent to other […]

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The Tesla Model 3 is arguably the biggest electric car news ever, but company head Elon Musk has already hinted that a cheaper EV to follow is in its future plans. Musk’s hint comes after the 12-minute mark in his discussion with Norway’s minister of transport and communications at the Future Transport Solutions conference, and […]

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As promised, tonight (Mar. 31) Tesla Motors revealed its Model 3 at its Hawthorne Design Studio in Los Angeles. In fact three of the sleek Model 3 sedans with rounded roofs and myriad other design elements reminiscent of the Model S and Model X were symbolically driven on stage. The car is to start at […]

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