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Watch Danish helo pilots land on a ship in rough seas, laugh in death's face

Listening to the radio comms, it's like this is a walk in the park.

Afraid of helicopters, rough seas, or ships? Don't watch this video.

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Spiri is an EV-only ridesharing service where you're the driver

The company has designed its own car, and service will start next year in Europe.

This tiny little EV weighs just 992 pounds.

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Opel tries to sell more station wagons with free underwear

The underwear boosts testosterone, which Opel thinks will boost wagon sales.

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EVs are about to get way more expensive in Denmark

Denmark could end its tax-exempt status for EVs at the end of the year, and the change could more than double the cost of the green vehicles there.

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Toyota Mirai hydrogen car on sale in Europe by end of summer

UK, Germany, Denmark Will Get Limited Number of Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Toyota will start selling the Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in Europe by September.

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Midttrafik is back with another commercial to get you on the cool bus

Denmark's Midttrafik public bus system has come out with a sequel to its epically cool bus commercial from 2012. This one is even longer, and follows the public transport's version of Cool Hand Luke simply called, "The Passenger."

Recharge Wrap-up: Formula E comes to London, hydrogen fueling comes to Denmark

California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard Survives

Denmark will get four new hydrogen fueling stations from Air Liquide. The French company will put two of the hydrogen stations in Copenhagen, one in Aalborg and the fourth in Vejle. The new fueling stations are in addition to two already existing sites in Copenhagen and Holstebro. Read more at The Daily Fusion.

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Zenvo responds to Top Gear review after its car catches fire during testing

Another day, another Top Gear controversy. This time, the boys from the BBC's hit show haven't enraged a country or British sensibilities - they've gone back to their old stomping grounds of upsetting car companies.

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Did Better Place end up hurting EV industry in Israel, Denmark?

Tennyson said that it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, but when it comes to affection towards the dearly departed Better Place battery-swapping technology, Israeli and Danish drivers of plug-in vehicles may beg to differ. Those two countries were the first markets for the company, which went out of business in May after burning through about $850 million over a five-year period. And now, drivers in those countries say the plug-in vehicle movement has been set fur

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Tesla Model S sales in Germany lag behind Leaf, Zoe, Smart ED

In some European countries – Iceland and Norway – the Tesla Model S is doing quite well. In others, according to the International Business Times, early indications are that interest in the world's best-selling luxury EV are a bit muted.

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Inventor's electric vehicle charger triggers bomb scare in Denmark

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 car and other odd equipment caused the panic, but a bomb squad cleared the car after realizing it was some kind of scientific experiment.

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Israel's 'Captain Sunshine' interested in buying Better Place

The man known to some in Israel as "Captain Sunshine" may bring bankrupt battery-swapping firm Better Place out of the dark by potentially buying the company's assets, the Jerusalem Post reports.

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Hyundai delivers first hydrogen fuel cell iX35 in Copenhagen

It's a European kind of debut for the hydrogen-powered Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell (which will be known as the Tuscon Fuel Cell when it arrives in the US). Hyundai showed off the first production ix35 in Geneva earlier this year and this week delivered 15 of the H2 SUVs to the City of Copehagen. The avant garde vehicles will be used in the city's municipal fleet as part of the city's "carbon-neutral" ambitions. The timing was good, since Copenhagen opened the first hydrogen refueling station in Denma

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Better Place founder Shai Agassi still believes in swappable-batteries, subscription miles

Shai Agassi's faith remains strong. The Better Place founder, who was removed as the company's CEO in October, still believes that a company that powers electric vehicles with swappable batteries and a subscription-based revenue model can be successful ... if operated properly.

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Better Place swaps US, Australia operations for a focus on Israel, Denmark

Better Place, the electric-vehicle battery-swapping technology developer, is swapping out its US and Australia operations to save cash and will focus its efforts on Denmark and Israel.

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Denmark, EU think charging stations will drive EV sales

European Union climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard thinks she knows the answer to "the chicken or the egg" debate when it comes to selling more electric vehicles or installing more charging stations. Hedegaard, who served as climate minister from 2007 to 2009, wants to see her home country Denmark, lead the way by providing 5,000 charging points by 2020.

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Qbeak's third prototype city EV unveiled

Qbeak, the electric city vehicle being developed by Denmark-based ECOmove, has unveiled the third prototype of the car and says the vehicle is "very close" to its finished version. The current prototype is lighter than the previous versions, which mean's the Qbeak's single-charge range has been increased. ECOMove is now putting the call out to potential partnerships with automobile component makers and says the final version will be ready in 2014.

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Better Place may lay off another 200 workers

Better Place might not be such a good one when it comes to employment, given reports that the electric vehicle infrastructure network might fire as many as 200 workers. According to the Israels business publication Globes, Better Place, which at one point employed as many as 400 people in Israel, has already pink-slipped about 140 people.

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Midttrafik commercial shows riding the bus is still cool

We can't remember ever seeing a commercial for a bus at all, much less one that was genuinely epic, but we can cross both those firsts off our bucket list thanks to an ad for Denmark's Midtraffik public bus system.

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