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General Motor representatives have said on different occasions GM could have a 200-mile range battery electric car as soon as 2016, but have been short on details beyond that. Yesterday it was reported LG Chem says it will be able to supply a 200-mile-range EV battery by 2016, said at least one automaker will get […]

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Born and based in California, Tesla did not name the state in February as a contender for its “gigafactory,” but California politicians are scrambling to make it happen, and Tesla is thinking about it. Speculators wondered whether California was really fully ruled out, but Tesla has said better places to put its 10-million-square foot battery […]

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Bugatti is considering a hybrid powertrain in the neighborhood of 1,500-horsepower for its pending V16 Veyron. The company’s new CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer, a former R&D head at Audi and Porsche – according to anonymous sources speaking with Reuters – prefers a hybrid version of Bugatti’s next car. Blueprints for the next iteration are reportedly already […]

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Formula E electric race car testing continued for a third session yesterday and E.dams-Renault’s Sebastien Buemi topped the timesheets for a second time at Donington Park in the UK. In dry conditions, the 25-year-old Swiss racer posted a 1:31.910s early in the afternoon session using the full GP circuit – narrowly beating Lucas di Grassi’s […]

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Will the electric car market be the most important sector in the next 10 years? Nearly 40 percent of BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar drivers said they would buy, or seriously consider buying, an all-electric car capable of 300 miles from one charge from their brand. This statement comes from UK Web site WeLoveAnyCar.com. The […]

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Happy Independence Day America! Now, how would you like freedom from petroleum dependence, less concern about geopolitical instability, while enjoying positive environmental and economic effects that could follow? For four decades since a wake-up call known as the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973, we’ve been chasing an elusive goal called “energy independence.” Some who point […]

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Are you tired of spending significant dollars at the fuel pump and interested in ways to save on your next car? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – which actually suggested this topic to us – the cheapest cars to “fuel” don’t take liquid fuel at all, but rather, are all-electric. How cheap is […]

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If you live in the East Coast, have heard all about the Model S, and want to see if it is all it’s cracked up to be, Tesla will be offering test drives in locations from New Jersey to New England in July and August. “What does it feel like to go from 0 to […]

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Get this: Mercedes-Benz’s online configurator offers a $600 option to boost efficiency, thus range, and one of these is 8 kilowatt-hours of battery power held as reserve. In other words, found Autoblog Green, the electric drive B-class actually has a 36 kwh battery, and the company’s option lets the owner charge up and use more […]

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Having started Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany, the world’s largest EV rally, WAVE (World Advanced Vehicle Expedition) will run nine days through June 8. This is the fourth running of the big, long parade comprised of all sorts of electrically powered cars and bikes adding up to a new record, 507 electric vehicles. This beats last […]

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