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Last week we reported that the 2017 Renault Zoe was expected to have a larger battery giving it a 200-mile driving range, which has now been confirmed. Behind that news is the implication that the 2018 Nissan Leaf could follow, given that the two companies are joined by an alliance. The information about the Zoe […]

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Volkswagen is trying hard to put the diesel cheating scandal behind them, and one of the ways to shift consumer focus is by revealing design sketches of its battery electric car a week before the Paris Motor Show. The illustrations show a five-door hatchback with a low, ground hugging stance and a rear roofline that […]

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As part of Volkswagen’s commitment to electric vehicles, the e-Crafter battery electric delivery van was introduced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany on Wednesday. The automaker said the electric version was planned early on in the Crafter’s development process and has the same dimensions as the new gasoline and diesel models that […]

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Europe’s best-selling battery electric car, the Renault Zoe, will arrive at the Paris Motor Show Oct. 1 with an increased driving range of 200-plus miles (320 km). The report comes from French business publication BMFBusiness but doesn’t say what the new battery capacity would be. It’s also not clear if the driving range is based […]

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Earlier we reported that the price for the battery electric 2017 Chevrolet Volt in base LT trim is $37,495 including destination charges. Then we found out Canadians will pay far less. The same Bolt LT has a U.S. dollar sticker price in Canada of $32,400 ($42,795 CAD) plus destination charges, bringing the total to $33,632 […]

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Toyota began phase two of its Open Road project last Saturday in Japan to verify that its tilting electric three-wheeler i-Road works in the real world. Urban growth is quickly becoming the new way of life around the globe, and with it challenges to transportation. As city traffic congestion continues to worsen, automakers are looking […]

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More details are beginning to surface about Volkswagen’s battery electric concept car that will debut at the Paris Auto Show on October 1. As Hybrid Cars noted earlier, the concept hatchback, a prototype or thinly veiled production model, will be about the size of the VW Golf, but with the interior space of the larger […]

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French automaker Renault delivered its 100,000th battery electric car this past weekend, a Zoe delivered to a customer in Oslo, Norway. The new Zoe owner, 41-year old Åsmund Gillebo, received free charging for five years along with the keys. It’s not surprising that the milestone number was reached with a sale in Norway. Thanks to […]

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Nearly two decades after the first Toyota Prius went on sale in Japan, the cost of hybrid technology is now less than diesel, according to the original Prius lead engineer, Satoshi Ogiso. In an exclusive interview with Forbes’ contributor Bertel Schmitt, Ogiso said a cost advantage for the technology he was part of from the […]

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Spy photos have been circulating for months of what was believed to be a Jaguar battery electric small crossover SUV. Now, British publication Autocar confirms the vehicle has the green light for production. The electric Jaguar is expected to debut by the end of the year and go on sale in 2018. There is no […]

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