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30Bibendum 2014: Odd, old data still being used to counter EVs

There's a lot of information on display at the 2014 Michelin Challenge Bibendum. We've spent time this week trying to sponge it all in but one of the charts caught out eye today. In a session on hydrogen vehicles – about which we'll have more later – a representative from Air Liquide, Jean-Baptiste Mossa, shared a chart about how hydrogen vehicles fall in a sweet spot for vehicle emissions and range. Maybe you can notice the number that stood out.

48Is this 1,000-mile EV for real? [w/video]

Phinergy and Alcoa show off a modified Citroen C1 with two battery types

If the groups behind it are to be believed, this little electric vehicle could travel 1,000 miles on a single charge. Battery developer Phinergy and metal manufacturer Alcoa have teamed up to demonstrate their aluminum-air battery in a small electric vehicle at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, and our friends at Autoblog Québec were there to check it out.

137BMW i3 REx rated at 117 MPGe, 39 mpg with 72-mile EV range

The numbers haven't made their digital way to the EPA's website yet, but we can now confirm that the BMW i3 with range extender will be officially rated at a combined 117 MPGe with 39 mpg once the battery runs out. That puts the amazing little city car just ahead of the pure-electric Fiat 500e (116 MPGE, combined) and behind the Honda Fit EV (118) and the Chevy Spark EV (119). In the plug-in hybrid category, it's at the top of the class, beating out the Honda Accord PHEV, which is rated at 115 M

47AAA warns cold weather kills EV range, ignores effect on gas cars

The AAA sent out a new press release today warning about the effects of extreme temperatures on electric vehicle range. The numbers are kind of astounding: "nearly 60 percent lower in extreme cold and 33 percent lower in extreme heat." Wow, right? Well, sort of.

87Yes, it's totally possible to drive 100+ miles in a Nissan Leaf in freezing cold

Plug-in electric vehicle drivers can potentially drive their EVs long distances under extreme weather conditions. The catch is that they have to drastically change their driver behavior.

154UK appeals court dismissed Tesla's BBC Top Gear lawsuit

Tesla Motors' efforts to clear allegations of reduced range on its electric cars just took another hit. A British appeals court dismissed a libel lawsuit filed by Tesla against the BBC's Top Gear show. The court rejected Tesla's appeal of a court decision last year that struck out its "libel and malicious falsehood" case against BBC. Tesla had asserted that the popular British automotive TV show had faked a scene that appeared to show a Tesla Roadster running out of power, which the Palo Alto,

AddMT attempts no-recharge LA-to-Las Vegas drive in Tesla Model S

Some would say these Motor Trend editors hit the jackpot before and after they hit Vegas.

AddMotor Trend tests Tesla Model S, finds 0-60 in 3.9 sec and 100.7 MPGe

Tesla has said the highest-end Model S has a range of 300 miles (at 55 miles per hour), but until recently, it's been tremendously difficult for anyone outside the company to verify this number. When the EPA did its testing thing, it came up with a 265-mile range estimate for the version with the 85-kWh battery pack. Tesla is even offering a prize of some sort to anyone who drives a Model S over 400 miles on one charge.

AddFisker Karma gets rated at 112 mpg from Europe's TUV

Recently, the Fisker Karma was confirmed to be capable of 51.6 miles in electric range by the European regulatory body TÜV. This was a shade more impressive than the EPA's 32-mile EV range calculation.

AddRange anxiety is clearly not a chronic disorder

GM has made concern about "range anxiety" central to its marketing of the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt. The term may work to instill some doubt in the minds of those cross-shopping the Nissan Leaf, and in fact a study (PDF) by the Technology Strategy Board in the UK found that 100 percent of new electric vehicle owners did have some level of concern about running out of juice before reaching a destination when they first got their cars. However, it turns out range anxiety is not a chronic disorder.

AddLearning to live with a Nissan Leaf: "I don't ever have range anxiety"

It's quiet, it's quick, it's quirky... but (with the help of GM's marketing department) what may pop into your mind when you think about the Nissan Leaf is that dreaded phrase, "range anxiety."

AddReport: Renault shooting for 150-mile range electric vehicle by 2015

Renault Zoe concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddTesla Roadster owner tallies 40,000 miles in a single year

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddNissan to offer Leaf buyers roadside service to alleviate range-related fears

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddNissan pegs Leaf range between 47 and 138 miles, individual results may vary

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddConcerns continue to swirl over "true" range of electric vehicles

Nissan Leaf dash display – Click above for high-res image gallery

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