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VW Plans to Electrify China With More Than 20 EVs


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Due to the heavy pollution it is facing, China is promoting the use of electric cars by introducing incentives and more strict emission rules.

Porsche’s Sub-Panamera Model Will Get Tesla Model S-Rivaling EV Variant


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We have a distinct hunch that the upcoming mid-sized model from Porsche, currently known as the Pajun, will be a hugely desirable car.

One thing that would make it even more so, or at least give it an even better image, would be a fully-electric version (since plug-in hybrids are so 2013), and that’s exactly what it’s getting, according to reports.

Detroit Electric Reveals SP:01’s New Fastback Coupe Design


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Sometimes appearances can be deceiving, but not in this case: Detroit Electric’s teaser photo released earlier this month previewed a significant design change for the SP:01 electric sports car.

Toyota Also Dumps Some of its Tesla Shares


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Only a few days after Daimler sold its remaining 4 percent stake in Tesla, Toyota is the next major stockholder to dispose some of its shares in the electric carmaker.

Ford Cuts Focus EV’s Price by a Further $6,000 on Weak Demand


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It’s no secret that Ford has failed to attract EV buyers with its Focus Electric in the US, and the fact that the automaker has operated a second consistent price cut speaks for itself.

First Fuel-Cell-Powered Hyundai ix35s Reach UK Customers


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As it itself states, Hyundai is the first automaker to ever sell hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in the UK. The Korean automaker is rolling out its fuel-cell ix35 around the world, in markets where it stands a chance.

Tesla Could Sell 50,000th Model S by end of October


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Tesla shifted its 25,000th Model S early in January of this year, and it’s taken them another nine months to get close to doubling the figure. Now, it's been suggested that the 50,000th example will reach its owner by the end of this month.

Nissan Starts Delivering Electric Taxis to Rome, Madrid and Barcelona [w/Video]


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Electric taxis may become an ordinary sight in Europe’s major cities, with Nissan delivering the first Leaf cabs to Rome and Madrid and the first e-NV200 taxis to Barcelona.

Visio.M Is a Concept for an Electric Vehicle of the Masses


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Researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) and specialists from the auto industry have worked together on the Visio.M project, recently revealed in Germany.

Daimler to Sell Stake in Tesla but Continue Cooperation


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Daimler has just announced that it is giving up its four percent stake in Telsa Motors, for which it expects a return of $780 million. This, however, won’t affect the two companies continued cooperation, as the partnership has been deemed “very successful” by Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche.

Michigan Governor Signs Bill To 'Strengthen' Ban On Tesla's Direct Sales Model


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Yet another state has clamped down on its dealership laws, as Michigan tries to stop Tesla from opening up a showroom. And even General Motors came out to support the state's actions.

EVs Make up 15% of New Car Purchases in Norway; Nissan Leaf 3rd Best-Seller


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While EVs are struggling to make a difference in the grand scheme of cars sales around the world, Norway is showing us that their large scale use is feasible. The northern European country is loving using electrics sales of which have really taken off.

EPA Says EVs Making (Green) Presence Felt in the US


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The EPA (or Environmental Protection Agency) has announced that for the first time ever, electric vehicles (plus other alternatively-fueled vehicles) are beginning to make a “measurable and meaningful impact.”

The information came as part of a larger annual report called Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends 1975 - 2014 - you can find it here; it's worth checking out as it contains lots of fairly easy to understand graphs.

Detroit Electric SP:01 Ditches Roadster for Coupe


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Tesla Motors’ success has inspired other companies to try and bring electric vehicles to market, and Detroit Electric is one of those preparing to start producing their first model.

Kia Previews SEMA Lineup with Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV


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Although Kia promises that its 2014 SEMA Show lineup will “highlight the imprint motorsports has left on the brand’s DNA,” we struggle to see anything motorsports-related at the Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV.

Unplugged Performance Works with BBS for Unique Tesla Model S Rims


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Unplugged Performance is a company specializing in Tesla Model S mods. It offers individual exterior styling enhancements or a full body kit that’s now being complimented by a newly released set of rims, developed in collaboration with BBS.

Italy’s First All-Electric Supercar is Called Tecnicar Lavinia


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The Lavinia EV supercar has been in the works at Tecnicar, in Italy since late last year. It’s an 800 PS machine that’s expected to hit 100 km/h or 62 mph in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 300 km/h or 186 mph.

Start Bidding Now if You Want to Be the First VW e-Golf Owner in the US


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The first 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf in the United States is auctioned online before retail sales of the all-electric model begin next month. VW of America and Global Green USA today announced the auction, which is hosted online at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf.

GM to Launch a New EV in 2017, May Be Based on the Sonic


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General Motors is reportedly planning to add a new electric model to Chevrolet’s lineup that would sit alongside the Volt plug-in hybrid and the Spark EV.

New Dual-Motor Tesla Model S P85D Has AWD and 691HP [w/Videos]


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It’s now official: Tesla’s “D” does, in fact, stand for dual-motor, which is the Silicon Valley-based manufacturer’s idea of all-wheel drive. It not only features all the advantages of having instant torque vectoring capabilities and the inherent grip/handling benefits, but it also promises “insane” performance too.