While Americans and Europeans are anticipating the 238-mile range 2017 Chevy Bolt EV and Opel Ampera-e respectively, Renault is now taking orders in Europe for its approximately 200-mile range Zoe. The upgraded battery in the otherwise mildly refreshed Zoe comes seemingly out of left field, at least to an American audience. Media reports in the […]

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In anticipation of further disclosure to the media tomorrow at the Paris Motor Show, Opel just four hours ago released a 1-minute video highlighting how exciting the life of its drivers can be. Featuring imagery associated with young love between an attractive couple, the company intersperses facts and visuals of the rebadged Chevy Bolt rated […]

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More details are coming out on the launch of the plug-in hybrid Kia Optima through a video ad. Kia is rolling out the 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid in the U.K., where pricing starts at 31,495 pounds ($41,659) after a 2,500 pound rebate. The UK video ad displays the “simple but advanced plug-in hybrid.” A British […]

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Storm Sondors successfully crowdfunded an electric bicycle, AND now he wants to do the same with a battery electric car with a $10,000 price tag. The Sondors eBike crowdfunding campaign was Indiegogo’s second largest ever project, raising more than $6 million for a high-profile fat tire, electric bike. Sondors not only built the 50-mile range […]

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McLaren’s P1 hybrid hypercar has made it around the Nurburgring in under 7 minutes, and now an all-electric version is soon to be available. The tiniest car to ever wear a McLaren badge, the single seater EV comes with butterfly doors, a three-speed transmission, and will hit its top speed in just 2 seconds. Adorned […]

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Electric vehicle racing began with Formula E and now there is another all-electric racing league about to hit the streets. The Electric GT (EGT) Championship will field 10 different teams and a total of 20 drivers, all of which will use identically prepared Tesla Model S race cars, at least for the first season of […]

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Indicators are that a promised built-in map-based navigation system for the Bolt EV may not yet be available and it’s not clear if it will be in time for first deliveries. With release of Chevrolet’s Bolt EV fleet order guide, conspicuously absent in its 26 pages is any mention of this feature. Early ride-along videos […]

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Chevrolet quietly posted its fleet order guide on Friday for the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. The car is categorized as a truck by the automaker, as it is a crossover utility vehicle. Not updated yet however is the consumer website with ordering capability for consumers. Those interested would be advised to keep their eyes on […]

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American Volt fans have long discussed how the quasi-upscale extended-range EV might have fared with a Buick badge instead of being branded as a bread-and-butter Chevrolet, and it appears the Chinese may be the first to find out. According to Chinese website Autohome, Shanghai GM gets it, and has pulled the strings and may rename […]

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After its two-year-long bid to gain a sales foothold in Michigan hit a brick wall, Tesla has filed a lawsuit against the state. The suit, filed in a U.S. District Court in Michigan, targets governor Rick Snyder and other top officials, Reuters reports. Unlike other automakers, Tesla uses a direct sales model to get its […]

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