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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.

Enthusiast Converts 1960 DKW 1000S into Classic Electric Vehicle


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There are many things an enthusiast can do to a car to make it his own – there’s an entire aftermarket industry that offers almost unlimited options. But not all car owners are happy with customizing options designed and sold by others.

Next-Gen VW Golf will benefit from XL1’s Eco-Tech


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All the work Volkswagen has put into creating the ultra-frugal XL1 will not go to waste on a car that will only ever sell in the hundreds.

Renovo Coupe Detailed in Pebble Beach Video


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The Renovo Coupe is cool for any number of reasons, but primarily for the way it looks and the fact that it’s fully electric and completely modern and up to date.

It may look like a Shelby Daytona coupe from the sixties, but it actually rides on a modern (Shelby American) chassis and the bodywork is actually all new, redesigned by Peter Brock, the man who also penned the original.

This means the Tesla Model S’ title of the coolest Silicon Valley EV is severely under threat – it simply can’t compete in terms of looks and panache. Where it can compete, though, is in the range department, where even the basic Model S does notably better than the 100 miles the manufacturer claims the coupe can do.

XCAR caught up with the car and one of its (unnamed?) proponents and creators at Pebble Beach. It’s our first look at the car outside of the official trailer and photos.

By Andrei Nedelea

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The $529,000 Renovo Coupe is America's New Super Electric Car [w/Video]


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Let's hope there's room for another electric car from Silicon Valley, because the Renovo Coupe is stunning.

Tense Toyota-Tesla Relationship Causes Partnership To Fizzle


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Those hoping the 2010 deal between Toyota and then-startup Tesla Motors would yield EVs at mainstream prices will be disappointed.