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Tesla drops mid-range Model 3 battery option

It might not be that necessary now that the entry model is available

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Nobe 100 is an EV with vintage cuteness ‘that you want to lick’

Three-wheel drive and a suitcase battery: Here are specs and price

Estonian electric car has throwback looks and EV mechanicals.

Tesla seeks patent for mobile EV battery-swapping machines

It could be placed where Superchargers aren't available.

It could be placed where Superchargers aren't available.

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This electric car prototype is built for Africa's rural roads

It has a rugged, four-wheel-drive design that can handle dirt roads and off-roading.

Electric race car sets an acceleration world record

Grimsel achieved the feat with four wheel hub motors that produce a whopping 1,254 foot-pounds of torque and a body that weighs just 370 pounds.

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Quebec contemplates home EV charging station mandate

The Quebec government announced on Friday that it is currently considering a new mandate that would require new homes built within the province be outfitted with a 240V charging station for electric vehicles.

Tesla Outsells Ten Major Car Companies In California

Tesla Model S captures 12-percent of sports car market

In California, Tesla Motor Co. sold more Tesla Model S's in June than ten major auto manufacturers sold from their whole lineups.

Tesla Hopes To Build Affordable Electric Cars In Three To Four Years

Electric car sale continue to grow

Tesla Motors CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk told CBS the car company is looking to have an affordable Tesla on the market soon.

DNC Rejects Donation From Electric Car Salesman

Paul Scott wants to advocate for electric vehicles directly to the president

When Paul Scott decided to reach out to President Obama a mere letter or meeting with a lower staff member wasn't enough. The Los Angeles-based Nissan salesman is paying $32,400 out of his own retirement fund so he can make a case for stronger presidential support for electric vehicles in person.

Electric Cars Aren't Actually Dead In The Water

Author of new study says EVs are actually ahead of long-term projections

Contrary to recent reports of the electric car's pending flop, a pair of researchers say EVs are gaining in popularity among consumers and that sales are actually ahead of long-term growth projections.

BMW Unveils New Electric Brand At Los Angeles Auto Show

New "i" brand is for electric and extended-range electric vehicles.

It has the familiar blue, white and black roundel logo depicting an airplane propeller on the hood and rear door, and a familiar twin-kidney front grille. But this BMW, which the German automaker unveiled after months of teasing with concept cars, is like no Bimmer that has come before.

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Bad Karma? Troubled Fisker Delays Second Model

Carmaker's second plug-in hybrid stalls, won't arrive until 2014

Fisker Automotive told investors it plans to delay the launch of its second model by up to a year, according to documents leaked to the website InsideEvs.com.

Electric Vehicles: Two Big Unknowns

Electric vehicles accounted for a tiny fraction of the annual 10-million new vehicle sales in the United States in 2009, and an even smaller proportion of the country's overall vehicle fleet, which experts at the Earth Policy Institute figure is about 246 million vehicles. But with the number of EVs expected to grow, what happens when there are more of them on the road?

EV Fuel Economy Labels: Your Mileage May Vary (A Lot)

The EPA has finally weighed in with its (long awaited) fuel economy numbers for the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. While the results are impressive – 93 and 99 miles per gallon equivalent for each of the two vehicles, respectively – the more important story is that consumers are likely to remain confused about just how fuel-efficient this new automotive technology is.

Auto industry analyst predicts we'll have more than 100 hybrid and EV models in U.S. by 2015

Forecasting the future of the automotive market ain't no easy task. The complex forces at work, including widely ranging government incentives and automaker's often-rosy outlooks, make predicting the future for emerging technologies all the more difficult. Will hybrids be a boon to the automotive industry? Will electric vehicles bomb? Predictions regarding the automotive industry's future are simply guesses based on some facts, complex tracking of trends, significant speculation and, sometimes,

Report: Electric CUV coming from Kia in 2013

According to Reuters, Kia is looking to jump into the EV fight with an electrified CUV. Parent company Hyundai said that it's planning to turn out a total of 2,500 battery-operated vehicles by 2012. A total of 500 of those will be Hyundai BlueOn models, but the rest of the fleet will be made up of the new Kia-badged creation. The early fleet will be sold to Korean government agencies as a large-scale test, but commercial sales are supposed to start shortly thereafter. Reuters quotes Hong John-he

20 Audi A1 e-trons hitting the streets of Munich

Audi A1 e-tron – Click above for high-res image gallery

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