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The year 2016 saw the first 200-mile range electric car for under $40,000 and 2017 is expected to witness a few more. General Motors’ well-publicized $37,495 Bolt EV is the forerunner fast-tracked to being first, but really, it is the inaugurator of a new price-for-range benchmark effectively raising expectations and dictating other automakers follow ASAP. […]

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Japan’s CHAdeMO association has released a new protocol supporting current electric vehicle fast charging and upcoming 200-mile plus electric cars. During CHAdeMO’s annual General Assembly in Tokyo, the association announced an amendment to the current protocol that will enable 150 kW power transfer. The first installations are expected in 2017, with full compatibility with CHAdeMO-compatible […]

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Ironically, the very first electric car in modern history could go over 200 miles on a charge, but today’s EV buyers are eagerly awaiting this benchmark as though facing a new frontier. And for all intents and purposes, it really is. While the 2008 Tesla Roadster could travel so far and much farther when nursed, […]

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