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Revised 2016 Cadillac ELR to Reportedly Debut at LA Auto Show


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The slow-selling Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid is said to arrive at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show with a series of engineering upgrades that would make it more attractive for customers.

Nissan Turns e-NV200 into VIP Shuttle


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Nissan unveiled the e-NV200 VIP Concept at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany, with the electric van getting an upgraded look and luxury features.

2015 Fiat 500e Gains Minor Updates, Now Available in Oregon


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Previously sold only in the state of California, the money-losing Fiat 500e has now been made available to EV lovers located further north in neighboring Oregon.

Battery Specialist Doubts Feasibility of $35,000 Tesla Sedan


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Dr Menahem Anderman is a known “battery skeptic” and he’s been organizing the Advanced Automotive Batteries Conference for nearly twenty years now. He’s one of the voices that always tries to cull overly optimistic statements and now he’s picking on the supposed $35,000 Tesla sedan, or what’s sometimes been referred to as Tesla’s 3-Series.

The predicted price for the new EV sedan is based on an estimation that the price per kWh will drop to under $100 by 2025. Instead, Dr. Anderman insists the price per kWh will not be any lower than $167 – in fact, he says it’s unlikely to drop below the $200 until then.

Thus, the smaller Tesla sedan will not cost $35,000, but closer to $50,000, in his view, even if the all-electric automaker manages to get its planned Nevada-based Gigafactory going until then.

Even so, the new sedan will feature a battery pack that will be a third smaller than the Model S’, so maybe we shouldn’t discount what Tesla CEO Elon Musk is saying just yet – the model will be the third name in the lineup, after the Model X crossover (pictured).

Via GreenCarReports, Rendering via RM Design

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507 EVs Gather in California, Set World Record [w/Video]


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In case you were wondering, the highest number of electric vehicles to take part in a parade is now 507. The record was set in Cupertino, California this past weekend when lots of Nissan Leafs, Fiat 500es, Ford Focus Electrics and the Model S from Tesla, among others, filled a decent sized parking lot, before setting out in a procession through town – no hybrids were allowed, not even plug-ins.

Toyota Electrifies French City with the World's Largest Fleet of i-Road EVs


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Toyota and the City of Grenoble have launched a new car-sharing service called “Cité lib by Ha:mo” in the French city located in the foothills of the Alps. With the support of three other partners, the metropolitan area Grenoble-Alpes Metropole, EDF and its affiliate Sodetrel and Cité lib, Toyota has inaugurated what it calls an innovative car-sharing service.

California Has 40 Percent of the Electric Cars in the U.S.


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The Golden State is officially the Green State when it comes to electric vehicle ownership, as there are now 100,000 of the plug-in cars roaming California.

VW Skeptical of Fuel-Cell Success Outside Japan


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There seems to be a lot of skepticism surrounding the feasible commercial success and use of fuel-cell electric vehicles.

Renault to Build Bluecar EVs for Bolloré from 2015


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Following the letter of intent signed last year, Renault and Bolloré, the owner of several electric car-sharing schemes, have announced three agreements aimed at promoting EVs.

Mercedes-Benz Applies a Subtle Makeover to 2015 B-Class MPV


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The Mercedes-Benz B-Class was the model which inaugurated the brand’s new FWD platform in late 2011, so it was only natural that the MPV was the first in line for a facelift.

MINI Reportedly Only Months Away from Approving Superleggera Roadster


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Mini’s stunning Superleggera Vision Concept unveiled this spring at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza is reportedly at least six month away from being approved by BMW bosses.

New Electric 2015 Kia Soul from $33,700, Sans $7,500 Tax Rebate


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Kia released pricing for its first battery-powered model in the US, the 2015 Soul EV, which starts at $33,700, not including an available federal tax rebate of $7,500.

Nissan Leaf-Based Venucia e30 Launches in China at $43,700


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The Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV) launched its first pure-electric model in China, marketed as the Venucia e30. Despite the different name and badging, you’ll recognize it as the Nissan Leaf, sold under the Venucia brand for marketing purposes.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Gets a Mostly Positive Review


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Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) can run on electric power alone for up to 32.5 miles (52.3 kilometers) and can do that at speeds up to 70 mph (113 km/h).

Musk Says Tesla, Toyota Could Team up for “Significant” Joint Project


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Tesla and Toyota signed an agreement a few months back that would see the Silicon Valley-based manufacturer supplying the battery packs for an upcoming electric Japanese crossover.

Daimler's Rolls Out New Denza EV in China from $58,900 / €45,700*


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Electric vehicles are the next frontier for western automakers in China and Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler wants a piece of the pie with their new Denza EV.

Tesla Chooses Reno, Nevada as Site for First (Battery) Gigafactory


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Tesla coined the term Gigafactory when company officials first began talking about a massive plant that would build all their battery packs so as to rely less on outside supply and thus control the costs much better.

You Can Buy a Brand New Nissan Leaf in Rotterdam for Just €7,450, e-NV200 from €4,950


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For business owners based in the Netherlands, electric vehicles are becoming less expensive than those fitted with conventional engines, thanks to a consistent national and local subsidies scheme.

New All-Electric VW e-Golf will Cost you a Golf and a Half at $35,445*


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If you want to save the world from internal-combustion engine CO2 emissions, then by all means, go for VW's new e-Golf, but if you want save a buck, then you might want to look elsewhere.

NEVS Reveals Saab 9-3 EV Prototype for the First Time


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We were starting to wonder where troubled NEVS’ prophesized all-electric Saab 9-3 was, but now our questions have been laid to rest by these photos of what is reportedly one of the first such prototypes.