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And Why Established Automakers Haven't Done It

Many automakers have announced electric models with 200 miles or more range will arrive in their showrooms in the next couple years. Are any of these "Tesla beaters", or are they pretenders to the throne. Also, what's taken them so long to get with the battery-powered program?

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Two Small Luxo-Coupes At Opposite Ends Of Brand's Performance/Economy Spectrum

Reviewer Gary Witzenburg takes a look at two very different Cadillac coupes: the plug-in ELR and the performance-oriented ATS-V.

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Looking Back, The Price At The Pump And The Decline In Fuel Efficient Sales Don't Line Up

Looking at the numbers, Autotrader's Mark Strand tells us you can't predict green car sales by looking at the price of gas. It just doesn't work that way.

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On Average, One Mile Of Electric Range Will Cost You $384.36 Today

On a cost-per-electric-mile basis, the Tesla Model S is the cheapest EV you can buy today. The most expensive? A BMW i3.

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Automaker Has A Lot More Going On Than Just Making Cars

Honda showed off its UNI-CUB mobility seat and the Walking Assist Device at the 2015 SAE World Congress.

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Can Lower EV Charging Cost By Up To 45 Percent, Siemens Says

A new wi-fi EV charger from Siemens called the VersiCharge SG talks to your utility and your car and phone so you can get the lowest possible cost as you charge your EV.

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It's A Small Deal, If You Can Excuse The Pun

At the 2015 SAE World Congress, Honda announces that its fuel cell stack has individual cells that are just one millimeter thick, which allows a smaller, more powerful powertrain.

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New Shape, Same Capacity For New PHEV

The new Cadillac CT6 PHEV will have the same capacity battery pack but the shape is different. And it's an important difference.

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Nanotechnology Will Usher In The Next Big Electric Vehicle Thing

Futurist Ray Kurzweil talks about exponential change and the 'law of accelerating returns' at the 2015 SAE World Congress. Oh, and microscopic fuel cells.

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GM Has Promised A Lot In The Past, But Delivering Has Proven To Be Another Story

EV expert Chelsea Sexton takes a look at the history of plug-in vehicles at GM, and finds that the company could've been a contender for true leadership.

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Company Introduces New "Let Your Gas Savings Make Your Payments' Plan

Paul Elio says the new "Let Your Gas Savings Make Your Payments" plan will cost you triple for gas, but that's actually a good thing, since the 84-mpg trike can pay for itself.

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Over 1,357 Mostly Highway, Miles, We Get 42 MPG

Over 1,300 miles in a diesel-powereed Chevy Cruze between Michigan and West Virginia, our columnist find a deeper appreciation for oil burners.

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The Things You Learn Spending The Night In A Tesla Model S

AutoblogGreen editor Sebastian Blanco went to Phoenix to sleep in the Airbnb Tesla Model S. Here's what he learned.

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When You Talk To The Fans, You Find People Who Are Loving EVs

We spent the day wandering around the Formula E debut in Miami, watching the many fast cars and wondering what the many fans thought about these electric speed demons. Turns out, people like fast things.

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In February, Leaf Sales Were 1,198, Volt Down To 693

With the just-released February numbers, we discover that cumulative sales for the Nissan Leaf are 74,590 and the Chevy Volt has 74,592 since 2010.

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We take a walk about the Washington Auto Show with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz – and are then told we can't film him. So, instead, we just go look at the mostly empty displays on the first (and only) media day and made a little video.

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Automaker Asks Feds To Bring Back H2 Incentives

The $8,000 federal tax credit has expired and may not return, but Toyota is still advertising the 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle as if it's available.

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Secretary Moniz Announces New $55 Million Funding Program

Five years after Tesla got off to a good start with its ATVM loan deal, Energy Secretary Moniz says the DOE is offering two new programs – one for $55 million and one for $35 million – to help advanced vehicles.

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Questions Need Answering With GM's New Electric Concept

When you talk to GM representatives, you learn that the company seems serious about building the Bolt EV Concept, but this is still a concept. And that $30,000 price tag is also a big question mark.

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At some point in 2015, most likely in the first three months, cumulative sales of the Nissan Leaf will finally reach a higher number than those for the Chevy Volt.

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California EV Company Hits One Billion Kilometer Milestone 1.5 Years Earlier

Just a few weeks ago, Nissan announced that its customers have driven over a billion electric kilometers in the four years that the world's best-selling EV has been on the road. That heady milestone means, Nissan says, that the Leaf has saved 180 million kilograms of CO2 emissions around the world.

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