To help lure-in possible buyers, Cadillac Canada is offering a complimentary 240-volt home charging station and installation to early buyers of the 2014 ELR electrified luxury coupe. “The ELR’s blend of leading technology with provocative design and fun-to-drive performance is set to bring new buyers to Cadillac and to electrification itself,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief […]

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Regardless whether you personally like motorsports, or not, alternative energy fans may want to seriously consider cheering on Formula E or at least hope it succeeds. For more than a century internal combustion vehicles have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship between racing and cars we can buy, and a key goal for Formula E is facilitating […]

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As expected, the world’s first zero-emissions auto racing series began in Beijing Saturday, but unexpected was Audi Sport ABT’s Lucas di Grassi gaining the Formula E ePrix win after two leaders crashed out. The drama took place at the last turn of the last lap of the 25-lap race around a 2.14-mile (3.44 km) circuit […]

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After only two years since it was first announced, the FIA’s all-electric Formula E racing series is ready to make its public debut. The opening round is set to kick off this Saturday, September 13, in Beijing, China. This will be followed by nine more races held in Malaysia, Uruguay, Argentina, the United States, Monaco, […]

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Lexus, already chastened by having to apologize for a video embedded on its consumer site that was full of errors about the state of hydrogen infrastructure and “outdated” facts on battery electric vehicles, it appears the company is at it again. Its latest jabs come courtesy of a web and print ad campaign that compares […]

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With just over three days until the electric-powered Formula E series makes its debut in Beijing, China, there’s a real sense of excitement over the prospect of a truly “green” car racing category. However, even with an advanced lightweight lithium-ion battery pack — 440-pound max weight, 1,000 volt limit, 200 kw peak power limit and […]

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Last Thursday at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, engineering PhD student Eva Håkansson set several world land speed records in her “KillaJoule” streamlined electric sidecar motorcycle. Håkansson’s home-built EV smashed the previous fastest electric motorcycle record by 25 mph, and established an all-time best among sidecars of any type. The KillaJoule was clocked at 241.901 […]

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With the United States on the verge of producing oil in quantities not seen since 1970, is one of the core reasons behind electrifying transportation eroding before our eyes? Since the October 1973 Arab oil embargo, getting off foreign oil has been the sober yet unfulfilled promise of presidents and the subject of comic mockery. […]

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Few people familiar with the situation will ever forget battery maker A123′s sudden rise and even faster fall from grace. It went from from plucky, brilliant upstart to bankruptcy in only a few years. But after being purchased by a Chinese supplier conglomerate — Wanxiang Group — after emerging from bankruptcy court in 2013, A123 […]

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Even at the best of times, introducing new technology can be painful. Teething problems, false starts and high initial costs are all part of the deal. The same holds true for the gradual electrification of vehicles, which despite billions of dollars in investment still only makes up a fraction of the cars, trucks and SUVs […]

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