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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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    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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    Volkswagen reconfirms EVs for 2013, next-generation vehicles to reduce weight
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    Speaking outside its Electronics Research Lab in Palo Alto, California, Volkswagen chairman Dr. Martin Winterkorn reconfirmed the automaker's commitment to bring electric vehicles to market in 2013, beginning with the eGolf compact and eUp! city car. Drawing a faint parallel to the original ...

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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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    First 4,400 Chevrolet Volt owners could get free home charging stations
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the Chevrolet Volt finally hits the market late this year, the U.S. Department of Energy will help out by providing free 240-volt home chargers for 4,400 early buyers. The chargers are made either by ECOtality (which will ...

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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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    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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    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 Preview: NLV Quant returns with less Koenigsegg
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    A year ago in Geneva, NLV Solar and Swedish supercar builder Christian von Koenigsegg turned up with a four-seat electric car that incorporated photovoltaic energy collectors in the body surface. At that time, it was nothing more than a styling buck. Next week, again in Geneva, NLV will be back ...

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    Cover It Back Up: Protoscar Lampo 2 revealed ahead of Geneva [w/video]
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    Protoscar Lampo 2 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Earlier this month, Swiss "CleanCar Shapers" (their term, not ours) Protoscar offered up a little teaser of its new Lampo 2 electric sportscar, which is headed for the Geneva Motor Show early next month. Now that we've got a whole ...

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    Report: Caterham's all-new EV coming in six months?
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    Caterham R500 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Sportscar manufacturer Caterham may or may not produce an electric vehicle within the next six months. A bit ambiguous, sure, but small companies like Caterham certainly have a bit more leeway when it comes to introducing new models to ...

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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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