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A revised Mitsubishi Outlander will show up for the 2016 model-year, in time for the expected North American introduction of the PHEV version. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announced it will make the world premiere of the 2016 Outlander at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, Thursday, April 2. MMNA explained the 2016 […]

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Renault took the win at the 2015 ZENN Monte-Carlo Rally with four of its ZOE EV taking the four top places. This result follows last year’s win, which was also the first time the ZOE participated in the rally. 2015 marked the 6th edition of this EV rally. SEE ALSO: EVs Racing Around Monte-Carlo According […]

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Last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla will introduce a self-driving software update for the Model S by this summer. According to Musk, the technology being introduced in this update will be enough to allow the vehicle to drive itself part of the time. Tesla plans this feature will be used mostly on […]

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On Saturday Honda told existing Fit EV lessees they can have a new lease on life, as it were, with lease extensions including all pre-existing benefits at $199 per year – plus it’s offering new customers used examples of the now-discontiunued car at the same price. Last July the automaker announced it would be bringing […]

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By July, Volkswagen AG said it will make a decision on the batteries for its electric vehicles: either stay with the current lithium-ion technology, or move to new solid-state batteries. QuantumScape has been developing this new battery technology, which is said to store energy better than lithium-ion (li-ion). This translates to a longer range for […]

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Audi has revised its R18 e-tron quattro race car for the 2015 season. Competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi will be competing in the 4-megajoule class with the 2015 R18 e-tron quattro, a hybrid sports car. The company is the […]

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Nissan is now bringing its “No Charge to Charge” program to Indianapolis, effective April first, 2015. The company’s “No Charge to Charge” provides two years of no-cost, public charging to new Nissan Leaf buyers within the Greater Indianapolis market. With the help of the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition, Nissan teamed with Ricker’s, an Indianapolis-based […]

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Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are gaining momentum in the northeastern U.S., as carmakers parade their cars through the region in efforts to raise awareness and support for the technology. On Wednesday, the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai shared the spotlight at a press conference with District Department of the Environment Director Tommy Wells. While introducing the car […]

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Battery maker A123 Systems has announced it will be moving away from producing lithium ion batteries for U.S. market electric cars. Instead, said CEO Jason Forcier, the company’s automotive efforts will concentrate on more commonplace and potentially profitable batteries for starter batteries and so-called microhybrids. “We won’t spend too much effort on the EV markets […]

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Billionaire Richard Branson dropped a hint in a recent interview in Miami that the Virgin Group may have plans to compete with Tesla in the electric car market. Virgin is not new to taking on new ventures and the British multinational conglomerate already has its mitts in industries like space, trains, planes, and mobile phones to name […]

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