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What is it with Ford and its factory roofs? First in 2010, a 500-kw solar panel system was installed on the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. where — coincidentally of course — the company’s range of electrified compact vehicles are assembled. Next, a living roof was installed on the World HQ building in 2012 […]

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Chevrolet is rightly proud that of the 500,000,000-plus miles driven by its Volts since its introduction, nearly two thirds — 63 percent — were done using “grid electricity.” However, Green Car Reports lists at least two major examples in the last couple years of Volts being almost exclusively driven on gasoline power alone, greatly reducing […]

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Speaking to a group of former Buick employees, GM’s North America global product and supply chain executive vice president, Mark Reuss, said the pending generation 2 Volt will see “fuel economy and efficiency” increase. The report from yesterday of Reuss’ snippet of info did not hint how many miles electric range the new car would […]

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Tesla opened new UK Supercharger locations in London and Birmingham on August 12. The American EV company declared this is part of a network expansion that will soon allow Model S owners to drive anywhere in the UK and charge for free, for life. The first new Supercharging site is located at Hyatt Regency London […]

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Saleen Automotive, Inc. will unveil its all-electric Tesla Model S based vehicle, to be known as The FOURSIXTEEN, at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Sunday, August 17. Saleen Automotive, Inc. describes itself as an American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel. Spectators will have access to the […]

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The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf are in the critics’ spotlights yet again, and this time it’s how little value is left after only a few years of ownership. First, Wired looked specifically at the Leaf, which can be leased for a ridiculously small amount: $2,400 down and $199 a month for 36 months. The […]

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The installation of 14 public charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) in the MRC du Haut-Richelieu was announced yesterday. The announcement was made by Mélanie Dufresne, Chair of the Board of Tourisme Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu et Région, and, on behalf of the partners of the Electric Circuit, the President and CEO of Hydro-Québec, Thierry Vandal. Commissioning of […]

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Hyundai has created an animated infographic that sheds some light on how the powertrain of its Tucson fuel cell vehicle functions. The infographic gives mechanical insight on how hydrogen is transformed into electricity and how it all comes together. The animated infographic can be viewed and downloaded by following this link: http://www.hyundailikesunday.com/2014/08/11/how-a-fuel-cell-vehicle-works/ Hyundai has started […]

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Consumer Reports has released an update on its long-term Tesla Model S tester, and while the organization still enjoys its revolutionary nature, driving performance and good safety scores, its example has suffered a decent string of issues. Having covered nearly 16,000 miles in CR’s care, the Model S – which CR purchased to eliminate ostensible […]

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Formula E has a lot to do before being ready for its first race, to be held in Beijing September 13. Simulating full events, including pit lane action, was the next step. To get ready, Formula E has completed two full event simulations to be as ready as possible as the first all-electric single-seater championship […]

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