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Nissan’s next-generation Leaf prototype can drive over 310 miles on a single charge

Nissan’s next-generation Leaf prototype can drive over 310 miles on a single charge

Range anxiety continues to be one of the main reasons that electric cars have not taken off as fast as automakers would have liked. Nissan claims that this is one of the main reasons that sales of the

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Volkswagen is working on a 186-mile range electric car

Volkswagen is working on a 186-mile range electric car

In the next few years electric cars are set to finally take a big jump forward with the arrival of several models that will have a driving range around 200 miles - much longer than today's models. Chevy

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Nissan e-NV200 is the world’s first electric seven-passenger minivan

Nissan e-NV200 is the world’s first electric seven-passenger minivan

Back in 2013 Nissan introduced its second electric vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van. The small van is the perfect delivery van for an urban environment, due to its small footprint and its fully electric

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General Motors finds a new use for used Chevy Volt batteries

General Motors finds a new use for used Chevy Volt batteries

The number of electric vehicles hitting the market continues to grow each year and with that comes the concern about what we'll do with all the lithium-ion batteries that power the EVs. General Motors has

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LINDO Smart is a quirky electric car designed to take on city traffic jams

LINDO Smart is a quirky electric car designed to take on city traffic jams

Here in the U.S. you probably have a higher chance of seeing a unicorn than a small three-wheeled rickshaw, like the Piaggio Tuk Tuk, but in several countries around the world, small rickshaws are the

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TEST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric car for the real world

TEST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric car for the real world

Motor Trend gave the VW e-Golf electric car its highly coveted Car of the Year award this year and just about every other major automotive publication has raved about the new e-Golf, but in the real world

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Falling price of battery packs may usher in age of affordable electric cars

Falling price of battery packs may usher in age of affordable electric cars

A new study from the Stockholm Environment Institute has found that the price of lithium ion battery packs has been falling far faster than previously reported, with the price per kWh dropping by a

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TEST DRIVE: BMW i3 vs. Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive—which electric car wins?

TEST DRIVE: BMW i3 vs. Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive—which electric car wins?

There are now more electric cars on the market than ever before and not everyone of them is alike, but two EVs will likely be compared to each other more than the others - the BMW i3 and Mercedes-Benz

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TEST DRIVE: 2015 Kia Soul EV feels more refined than the gas-powered version

TEST DRIVE: 2015 Kia Soul EV feels more refined than the gas-powered version

Let’s say you’re in the market for an electric car, but don’t want something as quirky as a Mitsubishi i-Mi-EV or Nissan Leaf. While many of us would love to have the keys to a Tesla Model S, the

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Revolutionize your daily commute with the stylish and futuristic Spark e-bike

Revolutionize your daily commute with the stylish and futuristic Spark e-bike

Canadian company Shocke bikes designed a new kind of electric bike that’s guaranteed to spice up your daily commute. Introducing the Shocke Spark, a stylish and sleek all-terrain electric bike that

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BMW and Volkswagen team up to install up 100 DC fast chargers on high-traffic U.S. routes

BMW and Volkswagen team up to install up 100 DC fast chargers on high-traffic U.S. routes

BMW and Volkswagen have announced a new partnership with ChargePoint that will create express electric vehicle charging corridors along heavily-traveled routes on the both the East and West coasts of the

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the cheapest electric car you can buy, but can you live with it?

TEST DRIVE: 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the cheapest electric car you can buy, but can you live with it?

Lets say you’re in the market for an electric car, but can’t swallow the idea of paying over $40k for something like the BMW i3. Well there is one electric car that has a price tag much closer to a

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Tesla’s new battery swap station will give electric vehicles a full charge in 3 minutes flat

Tesla’s new battery swap station will give electric vehicles a full charge in 3 minutes flat

Last year, Tesla announced plans for a new battery swap technology that would give Model S owners the ability to replace their depleted battery with a fully charged one in less time than it takes to fill

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Tesla’s updated Roadster 3.0 can travel 400 miles on a single charge

Tesla’s updated Roadster 3.0 can travel 400 miles on a single charge

Lithium-ion battery technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past few years - and Tesla just packed the state of the art into a Roadster update package that gives the electric vehicle a range of

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The World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery is Coming to Southern California Edison

The World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery is Coming to Southern California Edison

Battery developer AES Southland just announced that it will deliver the world's largest lithium ion battery to Southern California Edison. The massive 400MW battery can provide 100MW of power for a total

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Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Carbon nanotubes have been used in everything from energy-free lights to oil spill clean-up technology, and now a team from Rice University has used them to develop a paint that transforms any surface

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Tesla’s Diamond-Shaped Nevada Gigafactory Will be Powered by Solar and Wind Energy

Tesla’s Diamond-Shaped Nevada Gigafactory Will be Powered by Solar and Wind Energy

After a recent leak finally revealed that Tesla Motors' new Gigafactory is to be built in Nevada, the company confirmed the news late last week and released a new image of the proposed design. In a joint

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Tesla Roadster to Get 400-Mile Battery Upgrade Later This Year

Tesla Roadster to Get 400-Mile Battery Upgrade Later This Year

With all the news surrounding the Tesla Model S and the upcoming Model X, it's been easy to forget about Tesla's first model, the Roadster. While a new Roadster has not been announced, Tesla is reportedly

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California Considers Waiving Environmental Laws to Win Tesla Gigafactory

California Considers Waiving Environmental Laws to Win Tesla Gigafactory

The office of California Governor Jerry Brown has revealed it is considering legislation to ease environmental compliance laws for Tesla Motors in an effort to woo the company to build its first

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Tesla Announces Plans to Deliver 100,000 Electric Cars in 2015

Tesla Announces Plans to Deliver 100,000 Electric Cars in 2015

Last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker will deliver 100,000 electric vehicles in 2015. The news sent Tesla's stock up five percent the morning after Musk released the statement.

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Tesla Motors and Panasonic Sign $200–300 Million Deal for the First Gigafactory

Tesla Motors and Panasonic Sign $200–300 Million Deal for the First Gigafactory

It's happening! After much speculation, Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors have struck a formal agreement over the Japanese company's manufacture and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the electric

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Breakthrough Honeycomb Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Boost EV Range to 300 Miles

Breakthrough Honeycomb Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Boost EV Range to 300 Miles

A team from the Stanford School of Engineering has made a breakthrough in lithium-ion battery design that is expected to result in more stable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and significantly

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All Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles Are Now Tax-Free in China

All Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles Are Now Tax-Free in China

In an effort to foster the adoption of more electric vehicles, China has announced that all electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles will be exempt from the purchase tax until 2017. Currently China's car

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Lumio Folding Book Lamp Creator Max Gunawan

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Lumio Folding Book Lamp Creator Max Gunawan

We met up with Max at the Techshop in San Francisco, CA to see the Lumio first hand. At first glance the lamp looks like a simple hard-bound book or journal, but once you open it, the book unfolds several

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Harley-Davidson Unveils Its Very First Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson Unveils Its Very First Electric Motorcycle

Electric vehicles are known for being whisper quiet, but that wouldn't be right with a Harley-Davidson chopper. In place of gas explosions making a racket, the LiveWire produces a high-pitched whir with

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BMW Delivers the First i3 Electric Car in the U.S., Pricing Starts at $41,350

BMW Delivers the First i3 Electric Car in the U.S., Pricing Starts at $41,350

After years of development BMW recently announced the delivery of the very first i3 electric car in the U.S. The 2014 i3 has been on sale in Europe since late last year, but the first buyer, Charles Rabie

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Used Toyota Camry Hybrid Battery Packs Get New Life at Yellowstone National Park

Used Toyota Camry Hybrid Battery Packs Get New Life at Yellowstone National Park

As more electrified vehicles hit the road, critics consistently wonder what we will do with all of the used battery packs that power these cars. Well, Toyota demonstrates how old nickel-metal hydride

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Wicked Laser’s Flashtorch Packs Enough Power to Cook an Egg

Wicked Laser’s Flashtorch Packs Enough Power to Cook an Egg

Wicked Laser's handheld laser products are beloved by Star Wars fans everywhere. But they also make a high-end flashlight. The latest tweak to their Flashtorch design packs up to 4,100 lumens of light,

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How Toyota Plans to Improve Hybrid Efficiency by Another 10%

How Toyota Plans to Improve Hybrid Efficiency by Another 10%

Never one to be outplayed, Toyota is working on the next-generation Toyota Prius hybrid due for release by 2016. With each new generation of Prius, the auto giant has made slight efficiency gains, but

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The Lightning LS-218 Electric SuperBike is the Fastest Motorcycle in the World

The Lightning LS-218 Electric SuperBike is the Fastest Motorcycle in the World

With a 200 horsepower electric motor and a top speed of 216 mph, the Lightning LS-218 SuperBike is not just the world's fastest production electric motorcycle - it also holds the world land speed record

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