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  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
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  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
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Australians review the Tesla Model S in a Seattle to LA road trip video. The folks from CarAdvice drive the P85+ along the West Coast of the US, testing out the car, trying the Superchargers, stopping by some notable sites along the way and even making use of roadside assistance. While the video shows what it's like to take the Tesla on a US road trip, it gives viewers Down Under a glimpse of their own future. Tesla just began sales in a country that, while on the other side of the globe, also features long distances between cities and a new Supercharger network. Check out the video below or read more at Inside EVs.

A UK taxi company is introducing the Nissan e-NV200 to its fleet. C&C Taxi, which has been using six Nissan Leafs in its Cornwall taxi service since early December, has added the passenger-ready e-NV200 Combi to its stable of cabs. Mark Richards, manager of C&C's fleet, is happy with its performance and money saved after over 1,000 miles of service so far, and plans to replace the rest of the diesel fleet with EVs. The Nissan e-NV200 Combi "does everything the Leaf does but is much bigger and offers more space," says Richards. "We'll definitely be ordering more." Learn more in the video below or read more at Hybrid Cars. Learn more about Nissan's fleet EVs at the company's website.

The US Department of Energy has released a new report on EV charging behavior and its impact on the grid. The report, which covers grant projects from six different utilities, includes data from over 270 public chargers and 700 residential charging units. Most at-home charging took place at night during off-peak hours. There were some reports of problems with chargers and smart meters working together. Most public charging took place during peak hours, but was low compared to home charging. This means a longer cost recovery period due to the high cost of installation. See the report at the DOE website or read more at Green Car Congress.

The Renovo Coupe will be on display at the NVIDIA booth at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for its first public viewing. Renovo Motors CEO Christopher Heiser says, "These are very exciting times for Renovo and we think our new technology, coupled with NVIDIA's breakthroughs in automotive applications, has the potential to make a tremendous impact across the entire automotive industry." The Shelby Daytona-bodied Renovo offers 500 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque from two electric motors. It debuted at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and is currently on sale with deliveries beginning in early 2015. CES takes place in Las Vegas from January 6 to 9. Read more in the press release below.


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RENOVO MOTORS AT THE 2015 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

Renovo Coupe on Display at NVIDIA Booth to Highlight Automotive Innovation

SILICON VALLEY, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2014) – Renovo Motors, Inc., makers of the first all-electric American supercar, today announced their revolutionary Renovo Coupe will be featured at the NVIDIA Booth (#30307) at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from Jan. 6-9, 2015. Founded in Silicon Valley in 2010, Renovo unveiled the Coupe at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance after more than four years of secret research and development on their patent-pending electric vehicle technology. As the Coupe moves towards production in 2015, CES will offer the first public viewing of the latest prototype evolution of Renovo's groundbreaking platform.

Setting new standards for performance, the Renovo Coupe is powered by a patent-pending 740 volt lithium-ion battery pack. The engineers at Renovo have integrated twin sequential axial flux motors that produce more than 500 horsepower and 1,000 ft-lbs of torque. The Coupe's revolutionary powertrain, which makes all of its power available immediately from a complete stop in just 37 milliseconds, propels the Coupe from 0-60 MPH in under 3.4 seconds making it the fastest production rear-wheel drive electric vehicle in the world. The Renovo team, led by Christopher Heiser and Jason Stinson, are driven to push the limits of electric vehicle technology to achieve unprecedented levels of performance. Their team's strong backgrounds in mechatronic systems and software have enabled them to set new standards in form, function and automotive excellence.

"We are absolutely thrilled to be attending the Consumer Electronics Show and to have the opportunity to display the Renovo Coupe alongside all of NVIDIA's amazing new automotive technology. CES is the perfect stage for us to show the world what can be done with electric vehicles," said Heiser, CEO of Renovo Motors. "These are very exciting times for Renovo and we think our new technology, coupled with NVIDIA's breakthroughs in automotive applications, has the potential to make a tremendous impact across the entire automotive industry."

After being unveiled at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concourse d'Elegance in August, the Renovo Coupe continues to attract a variety of automotive enthusiasts. The Coupe was built using a genuine, factory-modified Shelby CSX9000 chassis which incorporates the classic design of a legendary supercar with Renovo's groundbreaking electric vehicle technology. The coupe is on sale now in limited quantities and will begin shipping in 2015. The Renovo Coupe will be on display at the NVIDIA Booth #30307.

About Renovo Motors

Renovo Motors, a Silicon Valley car company, is driven to create the world's most exciting vehicles. By harnessing the power of the latest electrical, mechanical, and software systems the Renovo team creates cars that redefine the driving experience. Their debut offering, the Renovo Coupe, sets multiple benchmarks in the EV supercar segment and demonstrates the performance, control, and excitement that is made possible by Renovo's patent-pending technology. For more information on Renovo Motors and purchasing details, visit www.RenovoMotors.com or contact (951) 719-1040 or media@renovomotors.com.

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