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In its third attempt, the Acciona 100% Ecopowered 4×4 battery-electric car completed the grueling Dakar Rally in South America, finishing 53rd in its class. Without consuming a drop of gasoline or diesel fuel or emitting a single gram of CO2, the Acciona team drove the 100% Ecopowered EV over the 5,600-mile rally course that stretched […]

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Infiniti’s on-again, off-again electric car is back on again as the company will debut an all-electric car in 2020 according to Roland Krueger, the luxury automaker’s president. A prototype EV has already been driven by Krueger, who described it as “very good,” British publication Auto Car reported. He told the publication that electric vehicles have […]

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Coming out of the shadows, electric vehicle startup Rivian Automotive completed the purchase of the former 2.4-million square foot Mitsubishi factory in Normal, Illinois. Rivian, founded by MIT graduate R.J. Scaringe as a spin-off of Mainstream Engineering in 2009 in Florida, originally planned to develop a $25,000 mid-engine, rear-drive sports coupe with better-than Toyota Prius […]

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The all-women’s off road rally, Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc, has added an electric vehicle category for its 27th annual rally across Morocco’s southern desert. Called “E-Gazelles,” on March 17 the battery electric off-roaders will join four-wheel drive trucks and crossovers, motorcycles and quads on a 1,500-mile journey with a landscape of sand dunes, green […]

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During his keynote presentation yesterday at the Consumer Electronic Show, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn stated that a second-generation Leaf is coming “in the near future,” though he gave no information regarding driving range or a date and model year. It is known that Nissan has already developed a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery as suggested on the […]

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Startup electric vehicle maker Eli, introduced its Zero EV, a Renault Twizy lookalike, at the Consumer Electric Show (CES) in Las Vegas today. The pint-sized two seater, with a body made of high-tensile aluminum, is 88.5-inches long, 54-inches wide and 61-inches high, and weighs in at just 795 pounds. Eli tags the car as “the […]

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Apple has refused to confirm or deny it is developing an autonomous electric vehicle, but a recent letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates it does have skin in the game. The Nov. 22 letter to NHTSA from Steve Kenner, Apple’s director of product integrity said Apple “is investing heavily in the […]

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Three days ago we featured a grainy image of startup Atieva’s battery electric car, and yesterday the company said it’s renamed itself Lucid Motors while releasing further teaser photos of its new autonomous electric sedan due in a couple years. No reason was given for the name change, but Lucid does suggest a strong emphasis […]

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Essentially following California’s ZEV (zero emission vehicle) mandate, a Quebec, Canada National Assembly bill would force automakers to sell electric vehicles in the province. Expected to be approved in the next few weeks, the new law would require 3.5 percent of an automaker’s models be powered by electricity, either by a battery or a fuel […]

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Beginning Nov. 1, low-income residents of California will receive EV rebate increases of $500 when purchasing or leasing a battery electric, plug-in hybrid or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Individuals with incomes of more than $150,000 or joint income tax filers of $300,000 will no longer be eligible for any incentives. The new plan comes after […]

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