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Nissan’s passenger version of its electric-powered e-NV200 is starting to see taxi duty. A Cornwall taxi company has taken delivery of one of the first all-electric Nissan e-NV200 Combi models to arrive in the UK. What is the Nissan e-NV200 Combi? Take the electric drivetrain of a Leaf, insert it into a Nissan NV200 commercial […]

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It turns out the very British 2014 Hybrid Range Rover is powered by American batteries. Johnson Controls is the supplier of lithium-ion batteries for the 2014 Range Rover Hybrid. The American company said production of the cells and complete battery systems is underway at Johnson Controls’ manufacturing facility in Holland, Michigan. Hybrid batteries are a […]

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Twenty two additional BYD electric taxis will roll in Rotterdam. Rotterdam Taxi Company (RTC) indicated it is planning to add another 22 BYD e6 electric taxis to its fleet. RTC became in 2013 the first operator in Europe to put into service BYD’s electric taxi, the BYD e6. RTC CEO Sjaak de Winter signed a […]

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Honda announced its fuel cell sedan will make its North American debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 12. Named FCV Concept, Honda explained the car showcases the styling evolution of its next production fuel-cell car to follow its present FCX Clarity. It’s anticipated to launch in the U.S. after introduction […]

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Nissan’s e-NV200 electric-powered van was named winner of What Van? magazine’s Green Award. The magazine’s judges said they found the e-NV200, which costs two pence per mile to run, a worthy winner of the coveted honor and praised its arrival as a “shining example of how to introduce an ultra-low emission light commercial vehicle.” According […]

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This last weekend’s Punta del Este ePrix saw a series of new marks in the FIA Formula E Championship for the fastest pole position lap, race lap and average speed. The Uruguayan circuit provided the drivers with what Formula E (FE) called a formidable challenge, combining an uneven, dusty and narrow track with the usual […]

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Volvo Cars confirmed Tuesday it is working on a new lightweight three-cylinder gasoline engine. This new engine will be part of the company’s Drive E engine family. “We have come a long way in the last few years at Volvo. Investments from our parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, have enabled us to recapture our […]

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What does the BMW i3, the Ram 1500 Diesel and the 3-cylinder Ford Fiesta have in common? They are all powered by one of WardsAuto’s ten best 2015 engines. Every year WardsAuto evaluates newly launched engines against the previous year’s winners and awards the ten ones they see as best. Editors from WardAuto said they […]

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Ever wonder how are Leafs used by their owners? An estimated 93 percent use it as their main family car, 64 percent say it’s better to drive than a gasoline or diesel vehicle and one man even sold his Aston Martin to buy a pair of them in order to avoid domestic fights. These are […]

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A special concept EV to showcase an intended future production vehicle has been designed and prototyped by Rinspeed. Named Budii, this concept will be shown at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and will include autonomous driving technology. The electrically powered concept is intended, said Rinspeed, to become the driver’s “best buddy,” and its autopilot the […]

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