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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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Now’s the time to book your tickets if you want to see a Formula E race in person on U.S. soil. Tickets for the 2015 Miami ePrix, which will be held March 14, 2015, are now on sale via the Formula E website. This Miami race will be the fifth round of the first edition […]

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As 2014 winds down and with 2015 about to unfold, alternative-energy transportation had ups and downs this year, but the trend is generally upward and more progress is in sight. Looking at the most telling of markers – actual new car sales – hybrids fell back from 2013 levels while plug-ins climbed higher, and diesel […]

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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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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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It seems the state of California’s generous electric vehicle incentives have paid off. According to a release issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the golden state accounts for nearly half of all electric vehicle sales in the U.S. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that electric vehicle sales are increasing in the U.S., but […]

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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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Carlos Ghosn, through his role as Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO, finds himself at the head of the company that has sold the most electric vehicles in the last few years. Last month, the Renault-Nissan Alliance sold its 200,000th zero-emission car. The Alliance’s Nissan Leaf, which was launched four years ago, is by far the top-selling electric […]

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