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    Video: Jay Leno rides the Lightning LS-218 electric motorcycle
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    Electric motorcycles are fairly proven tech at this point, with multiple options available to riders. The real challenge now is continuing to improve performance to add range, cut weight and boost power. Jay Leno is back on two-wheels again this week for a ride on the Lightning Motorcycles LS-218 ...

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    Report: Yamaha considering electric leaning trike?
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    Recent patent filings appear to indicate that Yamaha might be thinking about bringing a leaning, three-wheeled electric scooter to the US. While the idea of a trike cycle is hardly new – after all Yamaha already has its own Tricity – this one would have its dual wheels in the back ...

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    Official: Well hello, Carice, you Porsche-aping EV cutie
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    Ah, the joy that comes open-air motoring with the in your hair and the roar of the exhaust behind you. Well, maybe not as much anymore. In recent years, vehicles like the Tesla Roadster have made the concept of the electric sports car palatable. Now, Dutch automaker Carice is following suit with ...

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    Report: Chinese Tesla Model S buyers to get free license plate... a $15k value
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    Tesla buyers in in Shanghai, China, are getting even more of an incentive to choose its electric sedans. Each purchase of a Model S in the city will come with a free license plate. That might not sound very important, but Shanghai operates under a government-organized auction system to ...

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    Report: Yamaha PES1 and PED1 electric motorcycles headed for production
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    A big player in the two-wheeled world is hopping into the electric market. Yamaha's PES1 (pictured above) and PED1 (pictured right) battery-powered concepts are going into production in the near future, the company announced. Both bikes originally debuted at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. According ...

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    Report: Detroit Electric moves production plan from Detroit to Holland [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that this was the first time Detroit Electric had announced plans to build cars in Holland. This plan was first announced last August. Detroit Electric has dropped plans to build its Lotus-based SP:01 electric sports car in The Motor ...

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    Official: Saleen Tesla Model S announced as tuner's first EV
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    Saleen has made its name on building some of the meanest modern muscle cars around, which was why it was so surprising when it announced in December that its next project will go electric. Has the famed pony car modifier lost its mind? Or is it right in thinking the performance potential of the ...

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    Breaking: BMW i3 starts near $35,000; NA first deliveries January 2014
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    While in Germany at the first early pre-production drives of the hotly anticipated BMW i3, BMW people finally hinted at a price ballpark. Numbers being tossed around by pundits have actually been pretty close to what BMW is discussing internally - between $35,000 and just over $40,000. We have ...

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    Study: West coast cities dominate Greenest Car Shoppers list
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    Cars.com has released a list of the ten US cities with the most environmentally conscious car shoppers. Not surprisingly, west coast spots made up the bulk of the locations. The site found its results by compiling data pulled from visitors who shopped for hybrids or other green cars. While ...

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    Report: Ford Focus EV's slow sales trigger massive incentives
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    The Detroit News reports Ford is having real trouble moving its new Focus Electric. As a result, the automaker is offering substantial incentives in an attempt to lure in more buyers. How substantial? Try $10,750 off of a three-year lease. What's more, the EV can now be had for $37,995 ($2,000 ...

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    Report: Indianapolis plans for all-EV, hybrid fleet
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    Indianapolis is moving to replace its entire vehicle fleet with electric and plug-in hybrid options. The Detroit News reports mayor Greg Ballard signed an executive order this week that will see Indianapolis replace its sedans with EVs. Over time, the municipality will work in natural ...

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    Paris: Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Concept merges entry-level luxury and plug-in tech
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    Mercedes-Benz showed off a number of alternative fuel B-Class models at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, including the B200 Natural Gas Drive and this machine, the B-Class Electric Drive. Using a 100-kilowatt (134-horsepower) electric motor, the hatch can whir to a top speed of 93 miles per hour and ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz adds B-Class Electric Drive to Paris debuts
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    We already knew the next-generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class would be getting an all-electric variant, but instead of wearing the E-Cell name, it shall be dubbed Electric Drive. As a matter of fact, all future electric models from Mercedes-Benz, Smart and AMG will carry the Electric Drive name. A ...

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    Report: Tesla investor says Detroit 3 has lost electric car war, should go build flying cars instead
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    Tim Draper, co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a multi-billion venture capital firm that supports Tesla, came to Detroit on Thursday slinging either inspiration or insults, depending on what side of the fence you sit on. "Don't live in your reality distortion field here in Detroit," Draper ...

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    Official: Study says EV battery pricing could plunge by 70% by 2025
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    Reuters is reporting on a new study that suggests the cost of lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles could plummet dramatically by 2025. Consulting firm McKinsey & Co. conducted the study, which indicated increasing oil prices and tougher fuel economy standards could force automakers ...

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    Confirmed: Mercedes to market Tesla-powered 2014 B-Class EV in U.S.
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    Looks like another Tesla Motors investor will be looking to cash in on their connection. Autoweek reports Mercedes-Benz will offer their B-Class in the U.S. with Tesla propulsion. The magazine says their source at the German automaker confirms plans for a B-Class electric-only vehicle. While ...

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    Two Wheels: Smart bringing electric scooter to U.S. in 2014, will be part of Car2go
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    In a blink-and-you'd-miss-it announcement during an event in Berlin, the head of marketing and sales for Smart, Martin Hülder, told us that the third model in the Smart e-Mobility range – after the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive and eBike – will be the Smart electric scooter (or ...

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    Official: BMW i3 gets luxury makeover for opening London BMW i Store
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    BMW has unveiled a new luxury version of the company's i3 Concept as part of the opening celebrations for the manufacturer's first i Store in London. Designers lathered the cabin in premium wood, leather and natural fibers, all with an eye toward sustainability. The wood trim is carved from ...

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    Video: Renault plugs Twizy EVs into Eiffel Tower, raves it up
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    If you've been slacking on your doctor-recommended dose of electronic beats and French weirdness, Renault has you covered. The company has turned out a new video for its Twizy pod car featuring a gaggle of youth prowling Parisian streets in the early hours of the morning. The fleet of ...

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    Report: Market for clean air credits grows as Cali's ZEV mandates hit automakers
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    Automakers are buying and selling zero emission vehicle credits ahead of more stringent ZEV mandates in California. The state now requires larger automakers to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles they sell, including electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen models. Manufacturers that ...

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