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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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There is a myriad of companies with their sights set on Tesla, including Silicon Valley startup Atieva, as evidenced by the grainy black and white image of its first battery electric car. The image is from documents filed with the state of California that were discovered by Recode.net. Formed in 2007, Atieva initially developed batteries […]

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For the past few years Toyota has scoffed at battery electric vehicles, instead favoring gasoline-electric hybrids, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, but that could change. During an interview with British publication Auto Express, Toyota’s European CEO, Johan van Zyl, suggested that while Toyota has hybrid vehicles in nearly every segment of the market, the smallest class […]

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Roberto Fedeli, head of engineering at Italian automaker Maserati, is under orders from parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to deliver a battery electric car as soon as possible. During a conversation with Car and Driver at the recent Paris Motor Show, Fedeli confirmed the poste-haste timeline. “I think that we could show something before 2020,” he […]

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Midway through the 2016 model year, Nissan has upgraded the base model Leaf S’s battery from its original 24-kilowatt-hour to the larger 30 kWh found on the SV and SL models. That gives the battery electric car, renamed the S30, an EPA-estimated driving range of 107-miles, up from 84 – and the same now as […]

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Lamborghini has been bitten by the electric car bug according to the German publication AutoBild, and will raid the Porsche Mission E battery electric car’s parts bin to build it. The electric supercar program even has a name, “Vitola,” which gives the impression that the Italian car manufacturer is serious about this. It’s possible that […]

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Honda had a surprise for those attending this week’s CEATE consumer electronics show held just outside Tokyo, a 3D printed electric car. Called Micro Commuter, the little battery powered delivery car was produced for Toshimaya, a Japanese cookie company which has plans to actually use it. This isn’t Honda’s first 3D printed car. It produced […]

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Porsche has previously stated that it planned to have a hybrid version of every model in the near future, including the 911, but the vaunted sports car will have to wait to receive electric motors and batteries. Speaking with Australia’s Motoring.com at the Paris Motor Show, Porsche’s development head, Michael Steiner, said the company has […]

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