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If you’re shopping for an electric vehicle in Japan, BMW has just made it easier to buy an i3. After partnering with Amazon Japan, the German carmaker is now selling its all-electric i3 online. The i3 hatchback, first delivered to Japanese auto dealers a year ago, is a purpose-built EV with a range of about […]

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A recently released and peer-reviewed study from the Stockholm Environment Institute estimates that battery pack costs are much lower than initially presumed by energy-policy analysts. The study reports that more than 80 assessments of battery prices calculated between 2007 and 2014 were considerably higher than the actual cost of the battery packs. As well, the study found that […]

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Despite a slight dip, the average fuel economy for new vehicle sales returned last month to an average of 25.4 mpg. This matches the average posted for January, following a drop to 25.2 mpg in February. The report comes from Director Michael Sivak, Ph.D., and Project Manager Brandon Schoettle with the University of Michigan Transportation […]

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Saleen showcased its Tesla-based GTX electric vehicle in Long Beach, during the Formula E race this past weekend. Displaying their GTX to electric vehicle enthusiasts and ePrix spectators, Saleen stated the car was a hit with the crowd. Along with displaying his version of the Tesla Model S, Steve Saleen gave a presentation on the […]

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West Virginia has become the sixth state with a ban on Tesla sales after Governor Ray Tomblin signed new legislation last week. The law, which passed the senate as State Bill 453, prohibits any car manufacturer from: Owning an interest in a dealership Operating a dealership Or acting in the capacity of a new motor […]

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Tesla Motors set a new company record by delivering more 10,030 vehicles worldwide in the first quarter of 2015. That is the most vehicles Tesla has ever delivered in a quarter, said the company, and marks a 55-percent increase over the same period last year. Tesla doesn’t typically publicize these monthly figures, but this week’s […]

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Volkswagen has said that the next Camper could indeed be battery powered. During the New York auto show, Chairman of the Board Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser told AutoExpress that for the Camper to continue with the traditional 1950s design, VW must place the electric motor and batteries under the floor of the vehicle. “If we want to do this […]

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The owners of the Fisker brand have released a teaser image suggesting a revised Karma may be soon be revealed. When Fisker effectively shut down in 2013 the company was working toward an “Atlantic” down-market model not unlike how Tesla is attempting with the Model 3 due below the Model S, but the new Fisker […]

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Long Beach was electrified by a Formula E race this Easter weekend. The Long Beach, Calif. circuit hosted the sixth ePrix of the FIA Formula E Championship season. This sixth race was also the final round in the Americas. In California, a short distance from Hollywood, cars and drivers have set new benchmarks for pole […]

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It was bound to happen: an autonomously driven vehicle has crossed the U.S. Automotive supplier Delphi Automotive PLC said it has completed the longest automated drive in North America, traveling from San Francisco to New York in the first coast-to-coast trip ever taken by an automated vehicle. Nearly 3,400 miles were covered and 99 percent […]

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