Electric Cars

 
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Pininfarina updates B0 Concept as Bluecar EV, more production details

Pininfarina gave up contract manufacturing last year to focus solely on building electric vehicles (EVs). At the Geneva Motor Show this week, the company has reworked their B0 Concept into a more palatably-named BLUECAR EV, with more details on its expected production plans. The B0/Bluecar EV was... read more

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Mitsubishi’s first EV edges closer to launch with unveiling of Prototype i-MiEV

Joining Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV Sport Air Concept at this week’s Geneva Motor Show is the new Prototype i-MiEV, a closer to production version of the Japanese... read more March 3, 2009 by


 
2009 Mitsubishi i MiEV Sport Air Concept

Mitsubishi takes the covers off its i-MiEV Sport Air Concept

While the idea of an electric sports car is not a new one, mainstream carmakers have been slow to consider the proposition of a performance electric vehicle (EV). Niche... read more March 2, 2009 by


 
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Peugeot’s first electric car will be a rebadged Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi's highly anticipated i-MiEV electric car prototype is set to be revealed this week at the Geneva Motor Show, but ahead of the car's unveiling the Japanese company... read more March 2, 2009 by


 
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European Volt Makes Official Debut As The New Opel Ampera

The Chevrolet Volt is still nearly two full years from production, but the Opel-branded version of it is already on display in Geneva. Today General Motors finally pulled the... read more March 2, 2009 by


 
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Magna Steyr Mila EV Concept unveiled

One of the unseen forces of the automotive industry, Magna Steyr is a contract manufacturer that produces some of the best cars in the world, including the Aston Martin... read more March 2, 2009 by


 
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Volkswagen and Toshiba working together on electric vehicles

Tesla's Roadster and Model S have garnered much of the hybrid and electric press of late, though new entries from Ford and Honda have also gathered some attention. Now... read more February 12, 2009 by


 
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Nissan pursuing U.S. federal loans for EV program

The past several weeks have been tough ones for Nissan, facing the closure of its Michigan design studio, a forecast loss of $2.6 billion and the cutting of 20,000 jobs... read more February 10, 2009 by


 
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VW joins ranks of carmakers investigating thermoelectric generators

Finding ways to make cars more efficient isn't always about improving the engine, changing the fuel or adding a hybrid system to the mix. Sometimes it's about recapturing... read more February 10, 2009 by


 
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Huge demand delays Mini EV test leases in U.S.

In a sign that Americans may truly be ready to embrace electric vehicles, including living with any shortcomings and paying a significant price premium, demand for... read more February 9, 2009 by


 
2009 Opel Ampera teaser

Video: Technology behind the Opel Ampera explained

General Motors recently gave us a preview of a new plug-in hybrid vehicle based on the Chevrolet Volt that the company plans to sell in Europe under its Opel division. The... read more February 5, 2009 by


 
Mission Motors Mission One electric motorcycle

Mission Motors Unveils Electric Motorcycle With 150-Mile Range And 150-MPH Top Speed

Today’s Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference held in Long Beach, California, saw the unveiling of a new all-electric motorcycle that its makers claim... read more February 4, 2009 by


 
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Fiat and Chrysler deal may be completed by mid-February

Fiat and Chrysler first released a joint statement announcing they had signed a non-binding term sheet to establish a global strategic alliance just over two weeks ago but... read more February 3, 2009 by


 
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More details emerge on Ford’s upcoming electric compact

Ford confirmed at last month’s Detroit Auto Show that it would launch an all-electric compact car in 2011, co-developed with automotive parts supplier and independent... read more February 2, 2009 by


 
2010 Toyota Prius petrol-electric hybrid

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrids averaging 65mpg in initial testing

Major carmakers are rushing to develop a new generation of plug-in hybrid vehicles including industry giants Toyota and GM, which hope to have the technology ready for sale... read more February 2, 2009 by


 
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Texas considering $5,000 tax credit for plug-in hybrids on top of federal incentives

With all the talk of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reconsidering allowing states to implement their own fuel-economy emissions and regulations, and the negative... read more January 28, 2009 by


 
 

 
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