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    Report: GM CEO Akerson calls out Tesla, says Cadillac will compete on EVs
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    Cadillac will be taking on Tesla Motors, the underdog EV manufacturer that's seen heaps of critical acclaim and stock market buzz with its most recent sedan, the Model S. "If you want to compete head-to-head with Tesla, and we ultimately will, you want to do it with a Cadillac," Dan Akerson, the ...

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    Report: Tesla staring down California dealer ad probe request
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    Months after the confusing announcement of Tesla's lease-like financing program, the electric vehicle maker could face an advertisement probe that has been requested by the California New Car Dealers Association, Automotive News reports, which claims that consumers are being mislead by advertised ...

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    Frankfurt: Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E Racecar a different kind of urban EV
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    The Spark-Renault SRT_01E looks like it'd be at home on any Formula One track in the world, but this is a car with a different destiny: the all-electric Formula E series. Unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show this week, the SRT_01E from Spark Racing Technology is a 200-kilowatt/270-horsepower ...

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    Frankfurt: 2015 Volkswagen e-Up! shows EV commitment at Frankfurt this season
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    We finally have some shots from the show floor of the Frankfurt Motor Show of the Volkswagen e-Up!, one of two new electric vehicles from the German automaker. The e-Up! comes equipped with a 18.7 kWh lithium ion battery and 60 kW electric motor (81 hp) with 155 lb-ft of torque, a combination ...

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    Official: Nissan's Le Mans-bound ZEOD RC electric racecar nearing completion [w/video]
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    Nissan is working away on its ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car) which is still on pace for a Le Mans arrival in 2014. As of right now, the DeltaWing-shaped car's carbon-fiber tub and chassis have been completed. The next step will be installing the twin electric motors and fitting the ...

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    Report: Toyota RAV4 EV lease gets cut in half to $299/month
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    If you're in the market for a new electric vehicle, now is definitely the time to buy or lease. Following price drops on just about every other EV on the market, Toyota is looking to push a few more all-electric RAV4 crossovers out the door over the Labor Day weekend. The Detroit News is ...

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    Video: Armadillo-T electric car folds for easy storage
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    We've seen folding cars before, but a group of researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have designed an electric vehicle that curls up like an armadillo. The folding process of the Armadillo-T prototype is particularly clever due to its four in-wheel ...

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    Report: Luca doesn't believe in electric cars, but Ferrari will build more hybrids
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    Confirming what we'd long suspected, the hybrid powertrain in the Ferrari LaFerrari was not a one-time thing. "I don't believe in the electric cars, but I strongly believe in hybrids," Ferrari boss Luca Cordero di Montezemolo tells Bloomberg. It's unclear when we'll see another hybrid Ferrari, ...

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    Report: Fiat 500e recalled over possible half shaft separation
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    The recently launched, all-electric Fiat 500e is already facing its first recall. According to The Detroit News, more than 270 of the EVs are being recalled to replace bolts that secure the vehicles' half shafts. The official number of affected vehicles has not been announced as of this writing, ...

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    Video: 50-mph electric bicycle tackles Mulholland Highway
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    Electric bicycles and electric motorcycles, like the Zero, are still kind of rare. But if this video is any indication, they have a bright future. This gentleman has rigged up a bicycle with an electric motor and a 72-volt, lithium-ion nano phosphate battery in his backpack. The custom built ...

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    Report: Inventor's electric vehicle charger triggers bomb scare in Denmark
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    A project manager and director for Swedish Television had parts of Copenhagen locked down for three hours on August 6, when his electric car invention scared passersby in an underground parking lot into thinking it was a bomb, Perth Now reports. Copper pipes and wire poking out from underneath a ...

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    Official: Smart Fortwo Electric Drive lease now $139/mo
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    Electric cars seem to be getting more affordable by the day, and the latest to get a price drop is the 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive. With sales currently limited to only a handful of states, the Smart Fortwo ED is preparing for its nationwide rollout by offering a 36-month lease of the Fortwo ...

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    Official: BMW i3 gets official worldwide [UPDATE, w/video]
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    Even though we recently drove a near-production version of the BMW i3, the car still wore light exterior and interior camouflage. Today, BMW took off that little bit of camo and made a big announcement: The i3 will go on sale in the US for $41,350 in the second quarter of 2014. That does not ...

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    Official: Renault-Nissan zero-emissions car sales whir past 100,000 [w/video]
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    The electric vehicle has gone gold at Renault-Nissan, clocking 100,000 sales in a three-year period that began with the first Nissan Leaf being sold in Silicon Valley, California in 2010. Since then, the Leaf has become the EV champion of the world, selling more than 71,000 units so far, the ...

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    Official: Mercedes knows its buyers, designs golf cart of the future
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    The Mercedes-Benz Vision golf cart isn't a golf cart at all, it's an electric luxo-buggy that you can use on the greens and that should have its own model-line designation, like Tee-Class. The Germans gathered suggestions from around the world for the ideal golfer carrier, and the top poll ...

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    Report: BMW web sales plan opposed by German dealers
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    Tesla isn't the only manufacturer that is facing a backlash over its plans to sell cars directly to customers. BMW is under fire from its German dealerships over its desire to sell its cars via the internet. BMW has plans to sell the new i3 through the World Wide Web, while a "Mobile Sales ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV [w/video]
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    Side Effects May Include Grinning and Tire Chirping For anyone who has yet to experience the joys of indoor go-karting, you're missing out. Electric karts race around the inside of former big-box retail establishments, warehouses and the like delivering more excitement than you typically get ...

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    Official: BMW i3 to start at $41,350*
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    With a week to go before the global debut of the BMW i3, BMW has announced pricing for its first-ever production electric vehicle. The all-electric version of the i3 goes on sale in the second quarter of next year with a starting price of $41,350 (*not including $925 for destination nor any ...

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    Official: Michael Andretti signs on to field Formula E team
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    The FIA's Formula E World Championship is picking up steam. We reported earlier this week that the series had confirmed a ten-race calendar that would start in 2014 and bring the series to North and South America, Europe and Asia. We also mentioned that Formula E's boss Alejandro Agag was in the ...

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    Report: Honda begins Micro Commuter testing
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    Autocar is reporting that Honda is about to start testing prototypes of its Micro Commuter, a petite EV that'll do adorable battle with the Renault Twizy if it reaches production. Honda first showed the Micro Commuter, a so called super-urban vehicle, in November. Like the Renault, it features a ...

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