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Increasing the range of your car keys with just your head | Car Hacks

In this episode of Car Hacks, Amr discovers whether or not he can really increase the range of our Audi A4's key fob using his head ... literally.

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Renault Kangoo ZE will get a range boost to about 170 miles

Utility EV's longer range an attempt to increase fleet sales.

More details to come at the European Motor Show in Brussels next month.

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Chevy is the first to sell 100,000 plug-in vehicles in US

Will Nissan or Tesla be next?

Apparently selling lots of Volts saves a lot of fuel as well.

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Tesla surpasses the 300-mile single-charge range barrier

Tesla boosts combined rating by 24 miles, highway-only rating by nine.

Tesla Model S 90D gets 294-mile combined rating by the EPA.

What will Elon Musk announce Thursday that will 'end' range anxiety'?

A short Tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he will "end range anxiety" for Model S drivers with an announcement this Thursday. Yeah, we want to know more, too.

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Why it's difficult to accurately test the efficiency of a plug-in car

Unclear Wording In SAE J-1634 Standard Doesn't Help

The EPA's test to certify the range of electric vehicles and plug-ins is a convoluted mess in many cases that often doesn't accurately evaluate driving range. Green Car Reports takes a look at the problem in a recent deep dive and finds a relatively simple solution.

Bibendum 2014: Odd, old data still being used to counter EVs

There's a lot of information on display at the 2014 Michelin Challenge Bibendum. We've spent time this week trying to sponge it all in but one of the charts caught out eye today. In a session on hydrogen vehicles – about which we'll have more later – a representative from Air Liquide, Jean-Baptiste Mossa, shared a chart about how hydrogen vehicles fall in a sw

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2015 Chevy Volt gets larger battery, though range remains the same

The Chevrolet Volt isn't changing much for the 2015 model year. According to specifications uncovered by Inside EVs, though, the new Volt's battery does have a slightly larger capacity. According to the spec sheet, this doesn't translate to increased range. Real world driving, though, might tell a different story.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class ED has 87-mile range, 84 MPGe

Well, that extra weight had to be felt somewhere. With Mercedes-Benz getting ready to start US sales of its B-Class Electric drive this summer, the big question was how well its range would stack up against other electric vehicles sold in the States. Turns out, the Benz is a bit of a juice hog.

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What to do if you run out of juice in your Tesla Model S

After writing about their Tesla Model S running out of juice on the side of the road between Las Vegas and Barstow, CA recently (read about it here), the fine folks at Teslarati figured they had some 'splainin' to do. The brief explanation

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Is 120 miles just about perfect for EV range?

When it comes to battery-electric vehicles, our friend Brad Berman over at Plug In Cars says 40 miles makes all the difference in the world. That's the approximate difference in single-charge range between the battery-electric version of the Toyota RAV4 and the Nissan Leaf

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How EV savings rise as temperature falls

The Polar Vortex has created a bit of a mathematical optical illusion when comparing the effect of cold weather on gas-powered cars and electric vehicles. Cold weather reduces EV range by a greater percentage than it reduces gasoline fuel economy, but because EVs cost so much less to "fuel," the savings for EV drivers actually increase as the temperature drops. Got all that? Here's the math.

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Bosch sees 180-mile EVs as 'minimum' by 2020

While less than expected electric-vehicle sales in many parts of the world have many industry watchers pooh-poohing the growth prospects for plug-in cars, German component maker Bosch sees a bright future.

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Tesla adds $6,500 'Performance Plus' option to Model S; adds range, improves handling

Tesla Motors is adding a special performance package for its all-electric Model S that not only will add miles of single-charge range, but will make sure those miles aren't driven sideways.

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'Real world' electric vehicle test easily beats EPA ratings

Some Republicans decry what they say are the liberal leanings of the federal government, but when it comes to rating the single-charge range of electric vehicles, the feds' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is decidedly conservative.

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Motor Trend tests Tesla Model S, finds 0-60 in 3.9 sec and 100.7 MPGe

Tesla has said the highest-end Model S has a range of 300 miles (at 55 miles per hour), but until recently, it's been tremendously difficult for anyone outside the company to verify this number. When the EPA did its testing thing, it came up with a 265-mile range estimate for the version with the

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Motor Trend tests Tesla Model S, finds 0-60 in 3.9 sec and 100.7 MPGe

Tesla has said the highest-end Model S has a range of 300 miles (at 55 miles per hour), but until recently, it's been tremendously difficult for anyone outside the company to verify this number. When the EPA did its testing thing, it came up with a 265-mile range estimate for the version with the

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'Leafhack' gives Nissan Leaf more range, with drawbacks

A Troy, MI-based company is selling a system for Nissan Leafs that could add an additional 40 miles of range to the battery-electric car thanks to the installation of an additional lithium-ion battery, Green Car Reports says.

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Nissan debuts new battery capacity estimators

One small step for man, one large step against range anxiety.

Tesla Model S Impresses With Stellar EPA Ratings

Tesla's long awaited Model S has finally been EPA tested and it appears all those 'pie in the sky' range claims have been validated. The EPA's new test for EVs--more stringent than before--has pegged the top-end, 85 kWh battery Model S to have a range of 265 miles. Not bad.

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