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    Video: Watch Congress sample Toyota's i-Road 3-wheeler concept
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    Toyota brought its new i-Road, a three-wheeled, all-electric low-speed vehicle that debuted in 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show, to the Capitol for some of our elected officials to test out. As easy as it is to forget that politicians are people, too, it was refreshing to see a human side to many of ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: 1979 Chrysler ETV-1 electric car prototype
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    Electric cars may be reaching their time in the sun with successes like the Tesla Model S, but the basic concept goes back to practically beginning of motoring. EVs also saw a brief renaissance in the 1970s when automakers were trying find a way around rising fuel prices. This 1979 Chrysler ETV-1 ...

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    Report: Daimler plans sound strategy for EVs [w/video]
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    As regulations encourage wider adoption of electric cars and more OEMs get into their electric-car stride, we're getting a better idea of what the synthetic tones we'll be hearing on our electrified streets. Not only will it be unlike anything we've ever heard, it could get pretty raucous ...

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    Study: New findings suggest EVs lose value quicker than gas-only autos
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    Electric cars may be great for saving money on gas, but a new report from Kelley Blue Book, commissioned by USA Today, shows that EVs might not be a great value option for their first owners. The study found that compared to gas-powered vehicles, EVs tend to lose significantly more of their value ...

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    Video: Nissan giving away Leaf-shaped air fresheners that smell like the future
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    We had to check our calendar to make sure it didn't read April 1, but since it's not April Fool's Day, we have to assume that Nissan of Europe really has created a special air freshener scent to give away this Christmas. To create this original fragrance, Nissan looked to Dr. George Dodd, a ...

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    Official: Saleen announces 'Electric Car Project' with very little detail
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    Saleen may not be the first company you think of when it comes to electric cars. Tire-smoking modified muscle cars, sure, but not so much with the electric cars. That could, however, be about to change. The company best known for tuning Mustangs just announced that plans to develop an electric ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi reveals mid-term plans including redesigned pickup, SUV and new PHEVs
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    Struggling automaker Mitsubishi seems adamant that it will soldier on across the globe. Just last week, we told you how the brand would begin selling a pair of rebadged, Korean-built, Renault-Samsung sedans in the US market, and now comes an official statement from Mitsubishi about a mid-term ...

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    Official: Kia provides first details on Soul EV arrival, specs
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    When Bob Dylan and his guitar-driven poetry embraced the amp in the mid-Sixties, he famously endured cries of "Judas!" from at least one dejected folkie. The Voice Of A Generation had gone electric, and apparently not all of his concert-goers were ready for the transition. We suspect the Kia Soul ...

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    Report: Feds decide against investigating Tesla Model S fire
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    Despite earlier reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced it will not be filing a formal investigation into the fire that engulfed a Tesla Model S earlier this month, as the agency says there was no evidence to suggest the fire was due to a manufacturer defect or ...

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    Official: Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards honors GM Super Cruise, BMW i3
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    Our friends at Popular Mechanics have announced the winners of their 2013 Breakthrough Awards, which honor innovations and new technologies in a variety of fields, ranging from medicine to electronics to space travel. Among the winners were a pair of automakers. The BMW i3 was named one of PM's ...

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    Report: Palo Alto to require electric car charger pre-wiring in new homes
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    The city of Palo Alto, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is already on the cutting edge of modern technology, as the home of Tesla Motors, Hewlett-Packard and Stanford University. It also has large facilities run by Facebook, Apple, Google and PayPal. Outside of the private sector, ...

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    Report: GM CEO Akerson calls out Tesla, says Cadillac will compete on EVs
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    Cadillac will be taking on Tesla Motors, the underdog EV manufacturer that's seen heaps of critical acclaim and stock market buzz with its most recent sedan, the Model S. "If you want to compete head-to-head with Tesla, and we ultimately will, you want to do it with a Cadillac," Dan Akerson, the ...

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    Frankfurt: Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E Racecar a different kind of urban EV
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    The Spark-Renault SRT_01E looks like it'd be at home on any Formula One track in the world, but this is a car with a different destiny: the all-electric Formula E series. Unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show this week, the SRT_01E from Spark Racing Technology is a 200-kilowatt/270-horsepower ...

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    Frankfurt: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is ready to battle the Nissan Leaf
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    Volkswagen has never been one to put all its eggs in one basket, be it brands, models, bodystyles or powertrain technologies. Germany's largest automaker is a major player in both gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines, but it has also dabbled in hybrid powertrains more recently, and ...

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    Official: Nissan's Le Mans-bound ZEOD RC electric racecar nearing completion [w/video]
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    Nissan is working away on its ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car) which is still on pace for a Le Mans arrival in 2014. As of right now, the DeltaWing-shaped car's carbon-fiber tub and chassis have been completed. The next step will be installing the twin electric motors and fitting the ...

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    Report: BMW web sales plan opposed by German dealers
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    Tesla isn't the only manufacturer that is facing a backlash over its plans to sell cars directly to customers. BMW is under fire from its German dealerships over its desire to sell its cars via the internet. BMW has plans to sell the new i3 through the World Wide Web, while a "Mobile Sales ...

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    Official: Michael Andretti signs on to field Formula E team
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    The FIA's Formula E World Championship is picking up steam. We reported earlier this week that the series had confirmed a ten-race calendar that would start in 2014 and bring the series to North and South America, Europe and Asia. We also mentioned that Formula E's boss Alejandro Agag was in the ...

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    Report: Formula E calendar set at ten races, top F1 teams being courted
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    Formula E, the open-wheel EV racing series has finalized the calendar for its inaugural season. Set to kick of in 2014, the races looks like to have been distributed quite evenly across the globe. Two American races (LA and Miami) along with a pair of South American races in Rio and Buenos Aires ...

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    Report: Tesla could make 800 Model S EVs a week by late 2014
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    Tesla continues to impress, with high demand pushing the small, California-based company well beyond its initial projections of 400 Model S EVs per week. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, "We're above 400 a week at the current manpower, and not trivially above it." If things continue at the ...

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    Official: Renault Twizy Cargo is an EV and shopping cart in one
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    We've always maintained a quiet appreciation for Europe's appreciation for small cargo conversions – panel-back versions of small passenger cars like the Opel Astra, Ford Fiesta and such. They might not be able to hold great volumes, but for light-duty nimble urban schlepping on the cheap, ...

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