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First impressions were very positive after the initial test drive of Metrocab’s Range Extended Electric London Taxi. This all-new British-built and engineered Range Extended Electric (REE) has been tested during this first official drive by London’s taxi drivers and Mayor Boris Johnson. Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) General Secretary Steve McNamara, and London Cab Drivers […]

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The Chevrolet Volt’s popularity has been hit or miss, but what would it take to make it the solution it was originally meant to be? We may find out next year whether GM makes it a “game changer” as intended from its December 2010 launch, or whether it will remain a minority player. Last week […]

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The BMW i3 was declared car of the year in the first-ever UK Car of the Year Awards competition. The i3 triumphed in the Best Supermini category and went on to claim the title of UK Car of the Year 2014. These new awards, which include 11 categories and one overall prize, are voted for […]

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As Tesla works toward a new entry-level electric car promised to have 200 miles range, and cost in the low 30s, General Motors says it will too – and it will carry an on-board generator. The new $30,000 range-extended GM car, reportedly to be revealed by 2016, will benefit from improved batteries, and seems to […]

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Could it be that the laboratory that once ushered in the atomic age has developed the battery chemistry that will enable affordable electric cars with 300-400 mile range? This is one implication for Oak Ridge National Laboratory‘s solid state nanotechnology based lithium-sulfur chemistry developed between 2007-2013. As we reported last month, ORNL announced it as […]

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