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Volkswagen of America just announced pricing for the 2017 all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf SE at $30,495, plus an $820 destination charge. VW says it’s a “value-oriented” price for the SE base model when technology improvement and added features are taken into consideration. Much of that comes from adding a new lithium-ion battery pack this year – […]

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Extending electric vehicle range is not all about the battery, says German supplier Bosch in revealing its new “e-axle.” The new technology takes aim at incremental efficiency by integrating three powertrain components – motor, power electronics, and transmission – into one unit that saves weight, space, and cost. The new powertrtain which Bosch predicts will […]

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Audi will be giving solar energy a push, adding solar panels to its electric vehicles for extended range and to support sustainability. This was announced yesterday along with a deal with Alta Devices to add thin-solar cells into a glass roof for Audi EVs that will generate electricity powering the car’s air-conditioning system and seat […]

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The Chevy Bolt beat the Tesla Model S 75D and its own U.S Environmental Protection Agency rating in driving range. Consumer Reports took a Chevy Bolt and a Tesla Model S out on the highway for test drives. The Bolt won with 250 miles of range versus 235 miles for the Model S 75D; and […]

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With 27-miles EPA-rated EV range, the Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid will be the second-highest range plug-in hybrid after the Chevy Volt. Its federal ratings clearly eclipse the next-down Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi rated at 19 miles. Hyundai when it launched the car was projecting 24 miles. The carmaker that this year was charged […]

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Audi has been loosely discussing its upcoming all-electric SUV for several months, and has now released a few details about the vehicle’s 300-mile battery. The automaker announced yesterday it will be collaborating with the Korean-based battery companies LG Chem and Samsung SDI to build this battery. These companies “plan to invest in the cell technology […]

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Tesla Motors’ upcoming entry-level electric sedan may be able to drive up to 250 miles on a single charge. The Tesla Model 3 will have a driving range of “at least 250 miles,” The Times-Picayune reported CEO Elon Musk and co-founder J.B. Straubel as saying. The pair commented on the Model 3 while addressing utility […]

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Can the Soul EV really attain its official UK homologated range of 132 miles? Next Green Car gave it a try. To prove the homologated range of 132 miles of the Soul EV, Kia Motors UK set up a real-world range test, neutrally conducted by external eco and green car experts, Next Green Car. For […]

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If you could have your wish, what would you like to see General Motors do to make the next Chevrolet Volt better? According to the automaker which recently polled its owners, the top requests are a lower price, a fifth seat space in back, and longer all-electric range. GM has begun shipping 2015 Volts but […]

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Presently the number of U.S. households with plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) or battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is less than 200,000, but a nationwide survey has found there is enormous room for growth with today’s electrified cars for today’s daily driving needs. The survey was conducted by Consumers Union and the Union of Concerned Scientists and found […]

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