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Hybrid and electric drivetrain technology will soon be developed in California’s Silicon Valley. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) announced this week it will open its global innovation center and headquarters in the Silicon Valley. EDI added an office location has been selected in Milpitas, California, close to automotive and technology innovators like Tesla motors, Cisco, Sandisk […]

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”This sleek ’66 ZelectricBug is done!” That is how David Benardo of Zelectric Motors announced the completion of the company’s second electric vehicle, yesterday. But what is a ’66 ZelectricBug? It is a good old Volkswagen Beetle which has been fully restored to its former glory, but also adapted to modernity by the integration of […]

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Hyundai has announced a new six-speed automatic transmission for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) at the company’s annual International Powertrain Conference held yesterday in Namyang, South Korea. The company explained the new six-speed automatic transmission integrates the electric motor and applies a number of technologies that deliver tangible benefits to the customer. The new unit will […]

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Tesla’s Supercharger network has now been expanded to Scotland with its Friday opening of a new location at the Edinburgh Airport. The company said this location is part of a network expansion that will soon allow Model S owners to drive anywhere in the UK relying only on Superchargers. As it is in the U.S., […]

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This year’s Electric Mobility Canada conference will focus on the role electric transportation will play in creating livable cities at a time of rapid global urbanization. Electric Mobility Canada’s (EMC) sixth annual conference and trade show will be held in Vancouver this week, October 28 to 30. The EMC expects its EV2014VÉ Conference and Trade […]

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The electric version of Volkswagen’s Golf has been rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined MPGe. The EPA also gave the fully electric 2015 e-Golf an official range of up to 83 miles. Volkswagen observed that compared to other compact electric vehicles (EVs), these numbers make […]

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Kia Motors America’s 2015 Soul was awarded at the 11th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards. The award event was held recently at Local Motors in Chandler, Ariz. For the third consecutive year, local media and athletes rated the Soul best in the urban category after static and dynamic evaluations. “Winning the Active […]

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The McLaren P1 GTR hybrid race car will be the most powerful track-only model ever produced by McLaren Automotive. McLaren said this new lap-time-minded hybrid model will offer an on- and off-track driving experience like no other, with unique access to the technologies and expertise within the McLaren Technology Centre. Dynamic testing is well underway […]

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General Motors is in the midst of installing solar panels at Ohio’s Lordstown Complex, the plant where GM builds the Chevy Cruze. General Motors said its new 2.2 megawatt ground-mounted solar array will be complete by the end of 2014. When the last of more than 8,500 solar panels are in place, it will be […]

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Yesterday Daimler AG announced it has reorganized its cooperation with Tesla Motors Inc. In doing so, the German automaker terminated the share-price hedge it initiated in 2013 and has sold its approximately 4-percent stake in Tesla. Daimler explained it initially acquired a 9.1 percent interest in Tesla in May 2009 for an estimated $50 million. […]

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