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Mazda has long been fond of the rotary engine and talk of using it as a range extnder has been seen before of the past couple of years. Now the company is believed likely to produce a plug-in hybrid based around a 330 cc (0.33-liter) single rotor Wankel rotary rear mounted in its new Mazda2. […]

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Black London taxicabs may soon turn green under the hood. London Mayor Boris Johnson took a first look Friday, Dec. 20 at the all-new Range-Extended Electric Powertrain (REEP) Metrocab from UK-based Ecotive and its technology partner Frazer-Nash Research. Ecotive said the mayor also couldn’t resist the temptation to get behind the wheel of this new […]

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Saks Fifth Avenue will offer an exclusive special-edition 2014 Saks Fifth Avenue ELR electrified luxury coupe this holiday season through the 2013 Saks Holiday Catalog. The 2014 Saks Fifth Avenue Special Edition Cadillac ELR, limited to 100 units, will include a 2014 Cadillac ELR with a White Diamond exterior paint color only available through this […]

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The BMW i3 was officially launched yesterday to the general public in the UK. BMW stated the i3 is the world’s first premium car designed from the ground up to be powered by an electric drive system. According to the Bavarian company, the use of lightweight CFRP for the passenger cell compensates for the extra […]

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A company in North East England is developing a range extender that is designed to reduce the range limitations of electric vehicles (EVs). Range anxiety is a major barrier preventing EV take-up. Hyperdrive said its new system has the potential to be integrated into an existing EV in series with the vehicle’s powertrain to reduce […]

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Lotus has been awarded today with the 2013 SAE World Congress Tech Award for its Evora 414E Range Extender Hybrid concept. The Lotus Evora 414E Range Extender Hybrid was chosen by the Editors of the SAE’s Automotive Engineering International Magazine, for its design and engineering innovation, uniqueness, potential for “real-world” production application, and potential benefit […]

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Bit by bit, Cadillac is releasing details about its ELR model, a vehicle to become the brand’s first electric vehicle with extended range capability. As many of you know, the follow-up to the Volt will be released early in 2014. General Motors said that paddle shifters take on new meaning in the ELR. Unlike traditional […]

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The Audi A1 e-tron extended-range electric vehicle will undergo additional testing this year in the NPE (National Platform of Electrification) in Germany. These test will include UQM Technologies’ PowerPhase systems which provide the electric drive in the e-tron. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is promoting this program to demonstrate and further develop […]

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