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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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    Report: Formula E calendar set at ten races, top F1 teams being courted
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    Formula E, the open-wheel EV racing series has finalized the calendar for its inaugural season. Set to kick of in 2014, the races looks like to have been distributed quite evenly across the globe. Two American races (LA and Miami) along with a pair of South American races in Rio and Buenos Aires ...

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    Official: The 100,000th EV sold in the US is... a Mitsubishi i-MiEV
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    The news here isn't that 100,000 EVs have been sold in the US, although that's quite the accomplishment. It's that the 100,000th car is a Mitsubishi i-MiEV – a car that takes nearly a full day to recharge on a standard outlet and can only travel about 62 miles per charge (according to the ...

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    Report: Tesla could make 800 Model S EVs a week by late 2014
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    Tesla continues to impress, with high demand pushing the small, California-based company well beyond its initial projections of 400 Model S EVs per week. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, "We're above 400 a week at the current manpower, and not trivially above it." If things continue at the ...

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    Report: Ford to hack $4k off price of Focus EV amid slow sales
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    Between slow sales and a hefty price drop for its nearest rival, the Ford Focus Electric may be looking at a pretty substantial price cut. The Detroit News is reporting that Ford will drop the price of the all-electric by about $4,000 to $35,200 to be more competitive with the Nissan Leaf, which ...

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    Spy Shots: Rumored Kia Soul EV spied for the first time
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    Up until now, we've only heard rumors about an all-electric version of the second-generation Kia Soul, but these spy shots seem to confirm that the Korean automaker is developing a zero-emission version of its quirky little box-back. Our most recent report has the Kia EV showing up in the first ...

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    Official: Renault Twizy Cargo is an EV and shopping cart in one
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    We've always maintained a quiet appreciation for Europe's appreciation for small cargo conversions – panel-back versions of small passenger cars like the Opel Astra, Ford Fiesta and such. They might not be able to hold great volumes, but for light-duty nimble urban schlepping on the cheap, ...

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    Official: Nissan shows off Le Mans Prototype, says it's world's fastest electric racer [w/video]
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    Nissan has announced plans and details around its upcoming all-electric racing car, the ZEOD RC. The Zero Emission On Demand Racing car is said to be capable of a top speed in excess of 300 kilometers per hour (186.4 miles per hour), is shaped a bit like the closed-cockpit version of the ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW X1 EV for Zinoro spotted
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    BMW has teamed up with Chinese automaker Brilliance Automotive to create a joint venture in China, called Zinoro, and it appears that an all-electric version of the X1 crossover is to be the brand's first model. Spotted testing in Munich, these spy shots show a more camouflaged version of the X1 ...

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    Report: Infiniti boss ices plan for EV
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    Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen has postponed plans for an electric vehicle in order to focus on high-volume models. Automotive News reports de Nysschen is attempting to be realistic about Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's goal of nearly tripling Infiniti global sales from 170,000 units last year to ...

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    Shanghai: Detroit Electric, Geely announce strategic partnership for electric vehicles
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    The revived Detroit Electric company will be partnering with China's Geely, but the mission is not to cooperate on bringing the all-electric Tesla Roadster-like SP:01 to market. Instead, Detroit Electric and Geely will co-develop more normal passenger vehicles from Geely's Emgrand brand, ...

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    Teased: Renault offers shadowy glimpse of F1-influenced electric car concept
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    Well, what have we here? Truth be told, we're not entirely sure. The teaser image above comes from Renault, and its contents are about as opaque as the message with which it arrives: "This prototype vehicle, which features muscular styling and impressive performance credentials, provides a ...

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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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    Spy Shots: Electrified BMW X1 spotted testing
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    So here's something interesting. This might look like an ordinary BMW X1, but take a closer glance – those stickers on the side read "hybrid test vehicle," and around back, there doesn't appear to be a tailpipe at all. But does this mean that BMW is working on a straight-up all-electric ...

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