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Report: Epic fail? Mitsubishi i-MiEV gets it charge from diesel generator during cross-Canada tour * UPDATE

Cruising down the Trans Canada Highway, a sharp-eyed Reddit user (nupogodi) noticed an unusual sight: a Mitsubishi i-MiEV pulled off to the side of the road. This particular vehicle was engaged in the Clean Across Canada tour, a cross-country trip designed to showcase the i-MiEVs abilities

Autocar says range-extenders are the future. Do you agree?

BMW Megacity – Click above for high-res image

Lotus and Fagor Ederlan Group to produce range-extender engine

Lotus Evora 414E Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Lotus and Fagor Ederlan Group to produce range-extender engine

Lotus Engineering has reached an agreement with the Spanish Fagor Ederlan Group to develop and produce a small engine for use as a range extender in electric vehicles – a system similar to that found in the Chevrolet Volt. Lotus first showed its 1.2-liter inline-three engine at the Geneva Motor Show

Next-gen Volt could use diesel, two-cylinder or rotary range extender

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

Next-gen Volt could use diesel, two-cylinder or rotary range extender

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

FEV shows off RE-EV Fiat 500 with Wankel in Vienna

At last week's Vienna Motor Symposium, FEV was on hand showing off its LiiOn-drive Fiat 500 for ride and drives. We first saw this range extended electric vehicle last year at the Sam Abuelsamid

Geneva Preview: Audi A1 e-tron extended range EV with Wankel rotary

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Getrag wants to get into the range extender business

Getrag Range Extender – Click above for high-res image gallery

Frankfurt Preview: Lotus develops a range extender engine

The latest product of Lotus Engineering's ongoing development work on alternative drivetrains is a new engine custom designed for use as a range extender in electric drive vehicles. The engineers at Lotus have developed an optimized architecture using a mono-block layout that combines the cylinder head, exhaust manifold and cylinder block into a single casting. Such an architecture allows for lower weight and reduced cost which is critical to making range extended EVs or series hybrids economica