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Smart will be showing off its revamped electric drive at the Paris Motor Show, now available on all three of its models. The Smart ForTwo has a next-generation platform that will, for the first time, be extended over to the Cabrio and Smart ForFour models. The Daimler division says it will be the only global […]

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Electrified vehicles could make the most sense for the self-driving car of the future, according to a commentary piece in Detroit Free-Press. Scanning the test tracks points in this direction, with Uber testing the Ford Fusion Hybrid in Pittsburgh, Google using the Toyota Prius Hybrid and its own electric self-driving test cars, and the Chevy […]

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Jaguar returns to motorsports after a 12-year absence with its new Formula E battery electric race car called the 1-Type, which made its debut on Wednesday. Electronics giant and electric car battery maker Panasonic is the Jaguar Racing title car sponsor, and Lear Corporation is its official partner. Formula E is a single seat racing […]

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The first major manufacturer built battery electric cars in this present era started slow in 2011, but progress is happening. In a recent fact sheet, the U.S. EPA documented as much for electric cars – not including the discontinued GM EV1 of the 1990s – saying median range has risen while there are four-times as […]

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A report coming from the Netherlands suggests that Tesla’s Model S sedan and Model X SUV will soon have a 100-killowatt-hour battery pack. The evidence was discovered by Dutch blog Kenteken.TV on the database of RDW, the Netherlands regulator and European authority used by Tesla to approve its vehicles for European Union roads. Three new […]

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If you are one of those who’ve not been sufficiently attracted to an all-electric car, last month 7,762 other Americans thought differently. That was the number of U.S. consumers who went all the way from thinking about it, to signing on the dotted line, to whirring away in a shiny new EV. U.S. sales from […]

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Faraday Future’s hiring spree now includes Peter Savagian, the general director of General Motors’ electric propulsion drive team, and a former chief engineer of GM’s EV1 battery-electric program in the 1990s. The California electric car start up has had success in recruiting top executives, engineers, designers and technicians from a wide scope of auto manufacturers. […]

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Spy photographers have spotted a Faraday Future development car testing with autonomous driving gear. The images captured are not a Faraday Future car — they haven’t made any yet — but the spy photo people are adamant that it is Faraday testing in the real world not far from the company’s California headquarters. The test […]

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Speaking with Autocar, engineer Ted Klaus, who heads the Acura NSX sports car program, said the Japanese automaker is planning up to five different models, including an all-electric version. The company considers the NSX a “platform” model rather than a single one-off model. This means that a variety of different models with essentially the same […]

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Toyota has been critiqued for its championing of a “Hydrogen Society” while all but sidelining battery electric cars, but it is nearly just as unenthusiastic about plug-in hybrids. Last month it introduced a revision to its only plug-in hybrid with no plans for more PHEVs, this month its chairman urged the industry to devote more […]

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