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Jaguar E-Type Zero electrics will enter production

The I-Pace powertrain fits perfectly in the old E-Type

The I-Pace powertrain fits perfectly in the old E-Type.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger unveils the electric Mercedes-Benz G-Class of his dreams

This EV conversion belongs in an action film.

Arnold finally combines his loves of luxury off-roaders and clean energy.

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WAVE 2015: Metron 7 sets new record of 513 miles on one charge

This Beats 457-Mile Effort The Team Accomplished Last October

The converted EV called Metron 7, previously a Mazda5, drove 513 miles on one charge this week as part of WAVE 2015.

Adomani EV school bus approved for use in California

Your children or grandchildren may very well be riding an electric bus to school soon, and probably sooner still if they live in California. We've just recently seen the funding of the National Strategies demo buses. Now another fully electric school bus has been approved in the Golden State. The California Highway Patrol

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Black Zombie electric Mustang launches Blood Shed Motors [w/videos]

Say Hello To The First Of Many Classic Muscle Car EV Conversions

As patient zero of Blood Shed Motors, the classic pony car has received a powerful electric transplant.

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Zap returning to US with 1,000 EV fleet conversion deal

Electric-vehicle maker Zap is ready to make its big US splash. No, really. And the China-based company has some muscle behind it from Tianjin Battery Company Ltd., also known as Lishen.

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Tesla tires turning on Stretchla Vanagon EV conversion project

It is one thing to say you are going to Frankenstein a Tesla Model S with a pair of Siamese-twinned Volkswagen Vanagons and quite another to actually start taking your newly-acquired, smashed-up electric sedan apart in an effort to bring it back to life. Domenick Yoney

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This zippered VW Bus is getting a Tesla Model S drivetrain [w/video]

Do-it-yourselfers who made a habit of converting traditional vehicles into plug-in electrics may not have been driven entirely away by factory-made EVs. In fact, one of them will be fusing an old, stretched Volkswagen Vanagon with a new Tesla Model S powertrain, and making the world's coolest Kombi is not as impossible a task as it might sound.

Smith Electric Vehicles will build big electric trucks in Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Smith Electric Vehicles are working together to create an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago. Smith Electric Vehicles was drawn to the city by the mayor's voucher system designed to accelerate conversion from diesel to zero-emission electric vehicles, a large number of fleets that are interested in going electric and development incentives offered to Smith. Smith is saying it wi

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Retrofitted BMW M3 electric will compete in Pikes Peak race

Last year, a BMW i8 plug-in hybrid was featured in the Tom Cruise-starring Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. This year, another BMW electric-drive vehicle is looking to make a star performance, and without the editing or tricky camera angles.

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Translogic examines the power of plug-in hybrids for commercial fleets

The crew at Translogic took the time to stop by and see the the team at ALTe Powertrain Technologies. Founded by a group of former Tesla Motors executives, the company focuses on building plug-in hybrid conversions for fleet vehicles. From creations like a Ford F-150 with a 2.0-lit

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PBS visits Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention, sheds light on DIY scene

Last September's inaugural Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention (EVCCON) held by the EVTV guys was, by any measure, a resounding success that combined a higher-than-expected turnout (both of participants and cars) with a well-rounded itinerary of activities and discussions. Ironically, given that the organizers are in the business of making a weekly EV-focused web-tv program, the only thing mi

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Amp annouces $57,400 price, first dealer for Jeep Grand Cherokee EV conversions

Ohio-based Amp Electric Vehicles may not have the newest concept vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but it did bring in a big politician: Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH, pictured), who touted the work that Amp is doing by converting two SUV models – the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Sebastian Blanco

EVTV launches contest for $20,000 in EV components [w/video]

Jack Rickard of EVTV telling you to enter contest – Click above to watch video after the jump

eBay find of the day: 2001 Chrysler Sebring EV conversion

For those of you who can't wait for a factory-built electric vehicle, and can't swing the cash for a Tesla Roadster, a seller on eBay is offering up a recently converted 2001 Chrysler Sebring. This is the previous-generation Sebring, before the design went from plain to hideous.

Zap gets USPS contract to convert mail truck to electric power

News from Zap's California headquarters has been quiet of late, with not much more than a few tidbits about a possible electric SUV and more orders for the Zaptruck reaching our screens. This week, though, we heard about a new possibility for Zap's electric vehicles (EVs) to hit the road:

Gas To Electric, City of Santa Monica make up in plug-in vehicle conversion fight

Paul Pearson's legal fight with the City of Santa Monica (and, originally, the California DMV) has taken an unexpected turn. While the City has been going after Pearson for his work converting gas cars to electric drive. Pearson, president of the Santa Monica-based Gas To Electric (G2E), was the target of a

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