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    Kia releases more pics of bubbly Pop electric city car concept
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    Kia Pop concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Though details are sparse, we know that Kia's wedge-shaped, battery-powered, three-seat Pop concept, will roll onto the stage in Paris any day now. According to Kia, the sub-10 foot long Pop brings, "innovative design chic and ...

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    Kia adding fizz to Paris Motor Show with Pop Concept
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    Kia Pop Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the Paris Motor Show opens up next month, Kia will roll out a new battery powered commuter concept. Thus far, Kia has only released a few details about its door-stop-shaped Pop Concept, including its sub-10-foot length and its ...

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    Senate panel approves $3.6B for electric vehicles and chargers
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    A United States Senate bill that would provide a further $3.6 billion in funding for plug-in vehicles has made it past the first of many hurdles toward passage. The Senate Energy Committee approved the legislation, put forward by Senator Byron Dorgan, (D-ND) that would create so-called deployment ...

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    Report: UK valuation experts believe EVs will be 'worthless' in just five years
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    Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Many car buyers refuse to purchase new cars for one important reason: With a few very rare exceptions, new cars will lose a significant chunk of their initial value the moment you drive them off the lot. The biggest chunk of a cars ...

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    Gordon Murray's forthcoming electric T.27 city car in detail
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    Gordon Murray T.27 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Gordon Murray has long been considered one of the most innovative engineers and designers in the automotive world. The latest project from the mind that created the McLaren F1 supercar is the new T.27 electric city car. The T.27 is ...

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    Pininfarina unveils Nido EV prototype for modular EV platform
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    Pininfarina Nido EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Italian design house Pininfarina unveiled its Nido EV prototype today as the starting point for a new modular platform for electric and hybrid vehicles. The Nido EV is an update of the design of the 2004 Nido city car concept with ...

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    Volkswagen releases details of new lithium ion e-Golf, Jetta plug-in coming
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    Today in Berlin, Volkswagen unveiled the first of 500 electric drive Golfs produced for a consumer test that starts next year. The battery powered Golf was shown at the launch of the National Platform for Electric Mobility, a public-private partnership to promote electric vehicles in Germany. ...

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    Volkswagen unveils electric Milano Taxi concept in Hanover
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    Volkswagen Milano Taxi concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen is unveiling a new compact battery-powered taxi concept called the Milano at the Hanover Trade Show in Germany this week. The styling draws heavily on the Space Up! Blue concept that debuted at the 2007 LA ...

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    Detroit Preview: BMW Concept ActiveE set to amp up 1 Series
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    BMW Concept ActiveE – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Six months into its Mini E field test program, BMW is getting ready for phase two of its electric vehicle development. At the Detroit Auto Show next month, the Bavarian automaker will introduce its Concept ActiveE which brings ...

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    Geneva Preview: Rinspeed to unveil the UC? electric city car
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    Rinspeed UC? – click above for high-res image gallery
    When we get to Geneva next March, eccentric Swiss design house Rinspeed will be showing off a design for a new electric commuter vehicle called the "UC?" The design of the car itself doesn't appear to be particularly novel with styling ...

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    REPORT: Nissan may offer optional higher-capacity batteries at premium
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    2010 Nissan Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It looks like Tesla probably won't be alone in offering different-sized battery packs in its future electric vehicles. At a U.S. launch event for the Leaf electric car on Friday, Nissan product planner Mark Perry told Paul Eisenstein of ...

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    UK government unveils £5,000 electric car incentive program
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    The UK government has announced a £250 million ($372M USD) incentive program designed to get more plug-in and electric vehicles on British roads. The heart of the program is rebates of up to £5,000 (nearly $7,500) for purchases of full electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. This could be ...

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    REPORT: PSA will rebadge and sell the Mitsubishi i MiEV in Europe
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    Click above to view a high-res gallery of the Mitsubishi i MiEV
    France's PSA Group, which includes Peugeot and Citroen, will be jumping into the electric car game in 2011 courtesy of Mitsubishi. The Japanese carmaker will start selling its i MiEV later this year in Japan and will reportedly supply ...

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    Driven: 2009 Tesla Roadster v1.5
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    Click above for high-res gallery of Tesla Roadster v1.5 var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Driven_2009_Tesla_Roadster_v1_5_Autoblog'; Last January we landed an exclusive first drive of the Tesla Roadster. We were impressed, but well aware that the particular two-gear model we drove that wet ...

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    Did CARB kill the electric car?
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    The General Motors EV1 has turned into one of the largest scapegoats in the automotive industry. Many people believe that the futuristic electric car was put to pasture long before its full usefulness had been met, a controversial viewpoint supported by the Chris Paine film, "Who Killed the ...

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