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UK technology firm Augmented Optics has revealed a new supercapacitor material it says can accept a charge in an electric vehicle as quickly as refueling a conventional car while threatening to render lithium-ion batteries obsolete. The new material intended to replace conventional batteries is a polymer based on soft contact-lens technology that may dramatically boost […]

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Challenges facing wider market adaption of EV adoption are widely documented. Those challenges include, in no particular order: Falling fuel prices, charging times that are still perceptibly too long and ranges that are still too short. While noting the first of sub-$40,000, 200-plus-mile EVs are on their way, one Business Insider report suggests issues will […]

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Earlier this month we reported that construction of startup electric carmaker Faraday Future’s $1 billion Nevada factory was halted due to financial problems, but it now looks like $600 million in funding for its parent LeEco could get the project up and running. A report from Reuters said that the money is for supporting Faraday’s […]

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Following the introduction of the I-Pace battery electric concept SUV (above photo) at the Los Angeles Auto Show two weeks ago, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said it wants to build electric vehicles in the UK The British carmaker’s CEO Ralf Speth told a business group that the Tata Motors-owned automaker, which operates three car plants […]

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This week Volkswagen revealed a new strategy to overcome its dieselgate woes: discontinue sales of diesel cars in the U.S and start production of battery electric vehicles in North America in 2021. The diesel news was first reported by European business daily Handelsblat, and was followed by a VW press release stating that the German […]

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It might be tempting to worry about the future of EVs after the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States last week. According to Bloomberg, that’s because Trump has indicated his administration would ease up on the outgoing Obama administration’s agreement with automakers to increase the fuel-efficiency of the vehicle fleet […]

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Hyundai’s 2017 Ioniq Hybrid doesn’t have the Toyota Prius’ flamboyant styling, but it does have an EPA-certified fuel economy rating that bests the Prius Eco, making it the most fuel efficient car sold in America without a plug. When it arrives before the end of the year, the Ioniq Hybrid will have a window sticker […]

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The city of Denver is planning to add 200 more EVs to its fleet by the year 2020. According to The Denver Post, the plan will save the city an estimated $800,000 over the next 10 years, as well as cutting 2,300 metric tons of emissions over the lifetimes of the vehicles. Right now, Denver […]

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Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has hinted that Renault could be launching a cheap EV in China within the next two years. Ghosn first told attendees at the New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference in Paris that the company was aiming for a car that would cost $8,000 or less after Chinese incentives. […]

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Chinese-backed Borgward, once Germany’s third-largest automaker, is planning to open an electric vehicle factory in Germany to build 10,000 cars a year. Currently headquartered in Stuttgart, the company is returning to its former home, the north German city of Bremen, where it aims to assemble its electric BX7 seven-seat luxury SUV from semi knocked-down components […]

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