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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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    All-electric Saab 9-3 test fleet reportedly to launch in early 2011
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    During a media launch for the 2011 Saab 9-5, company executives revealed plans to introduce a test fleet of electric vehicles based on the upcoming 9-3. As Inside Line reports, Saab execs confirmed that the test fleet of EVs will roll out in early 2011 and will be deployed at various locations ...

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    Poll: Chevrolet Volt takes on Nissan Leaf
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    Proving once again the old adage that there's more than one way to skin a cat battery, Chevrolet and Nissan have each designed new eco-friendly vehicles that are set to go head-to-head for sales supremacy starting at the end of this year. Though both automakers arrive at the same basic ...

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    Porsche testing three electric Boxsters in 2011
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    2010 Porsche Boxster – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Porsche has been ramping up its vehicle electrification program, ranging from the plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder concept and the 911 GT3R Hybrid racer to the new Cayenne hybrid that recently went into production. The latest addition ...

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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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    Honda announces plans to sell plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle by 2012
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    At a news conference yesterday in Japan, Honda chief executive officer Takanobu Ito outlined the company's future plans to roll out advanced technology vehicles. Among the highlights: Ito revealed Honda will introduce both a mid-size plug-in hybrid and an electric commuter vehicle in the U.S. and ...

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    BMW teases Megacity EV, first volume production vehicle with carbon fiber structure
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    BMW Megacity Vehicle – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW has released the first teaser images of its upcoming Megacity electric vehicle and also confirmed that not only will the body panels be formed from carbon fiber, but so will the structure. The Megacity will become the first ...

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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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    Nissan Leaf will break the EV silence with a digital whistle [w/video]
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    Nissan Leaf EV sound - Click above for video after the jump
    As we get closer to seeing significant numbers of electric vehicles come to market, various standards are starting to emerge that cover things like how these vehicles are to be charged and how to measure range and equivalent mileage. ...

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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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    Report: Industry facing shortage of EV engineers
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    It was to be expected, but the rapidly changing auto industry is experiencing a shortage of mechatronic engineers to assist with the development of EV cars and systems. As it is, there are plenty of electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, but those who are adept at integrating mechanics ...

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    Tesla Model S factory plan timeline unrealistic?
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    Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Autopia has brought a healthy dose of skepticism to the claims that Tesla will be delivering the Model S sedan to customers by 2012. Wired's automotive wing unearthed a report by the Downey Patriot that says that if the electric car ...

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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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    Report: Nissan expecting Leaf shortages thanks to high early demand
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    Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nissan has begun taking $99 registrations for its all-electric Leaf, and the early results are very encouraging. The Japanese automaker has reportedly already received 7,000 pre-orders in the U.S. and another 4,000 orders in Japan. ...

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    Officially Official: Nissan sending out Leaf registration emails, will take money Tuesday
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    We found an email in our inbox today that should make a lot of long-term plug-in vehicle fans happy. For the first time in about forever, a major OEM is taking orders on an all-electric passenger vehicle. Yes, Nissan is about ready to take your money in exchange for a purchase or a lease on the ...

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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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    Report: First Infiniti Leaf rejected due to staid styling, lack of luxury
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    Highlighting the classic conundrum of creating a bespoke luxury car from more plebeian underpinnings is a report from Automotive News that Infiniti was forced to reject the initial designs for its version of the Nissan Leaf electric car. Apparently, those first attempts, which came in from ...

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    Report: Diesel and electric vehicles two of many options to meet CAFE regulations
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    2010 Volkswagen Golf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    New CAFE standards set to take affect in 2015 have automakers in a hurried frenzy. Meeting target CAFE numbers of 35.5 miles per gallon within the short five-year time frame is no easy feat. Current standards, set at a fleet average ...

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    Geneva 2010: Kia Venga EV, sorry we missed you the first time around
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    Kia Venga EV concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Apparently, we we missed at least one interesting machine from the recently concluded press days at the Geneva Motor Show. Kia showed off a battery electric version of its new Venga B-segment hatchback. Like the rest of Kia and ...

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