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Geneva's new 'flash-charge' electric buses refuel in 15 seconds

Electric-bus route will connect Geneva's airport to the suburbs.

At 600 kW, these electric bus charging stations are six times better than Tesla's 100-kW Superchargers.

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Old nuclear powerplant might become Tesla's first EU factory

In January, Tesla CEO Elon Musk visited Tesla's French HQ in Chambourcy. During the event, Musk brought up the idea of building a Tesla factory somewhere in Europe, and that the French Alsace region would be a good option in terms of geography.

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Switzerland's 50-year racing ban will change with Formula E

But The First Race In The Swiss Confederation Will Likely Be Delayed

Banned since 1955, Switzerland is finally allowing racing to take place within its borders again. But logistical issues are forcing Formula E to push its race there back to next year.

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NAVYA will run autonomous ARMA electric buses on public roads

Shuttle Service Starting Spring 2016

French company NAVYA will begin using two fully autonomous ARMA buses on a public bus route in Sion, Switzerland next Spring.

Criminal complaints against VW in Switzerland; recalls expected in India

VW may recall 100,000 diesel vehicles in India. In Switzerland, there have been 600 criminal complaints against the whole illegal software issue.

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NanoFlowcell's salt-water EV gets 1,075-hp update

Automaker Showed Off Models At This Year's Geneva Show

NanoFlowcell says its electric powertrain can be powered via salt water and push the Quant F to 0-62 MPH in under three seconds.

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Watch this 124-mph car crash simulation

Switzerland's Dynamic Test Center records what happens when you crash a car going 124 miles per hour into a stationary car.

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Formula E to bring racing back to Switzerland after 60-year ban [w/video]

It's been more than sixty years since the Swiss government banned racing within its borders, but now it's opening them back up again to allow for a Formula E race to take place in Switzerland in a couple of years.

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Daimler cutting Mercedes and Smart prices by 18% in Switzerland

After the Swiss National Bank suddenly changed its foreign exchange policy, Daimler is adjusting its prices in Switzerland by 18 percent, while Peugeot SA slashes a thousand francs off its prices.

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Man orders LaFerrari for wife, dies before seeing gift delivered [w/video]

Ferrari collector Walter Hagmann ordered a Rosso Corsa example of the supercar for his wife Cornelia, but passed away slightly more than a year ago, before it could be delivered. The story is outlined in Ferrari's latest profile of LaFerrari buyers.

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Swiss hail success of drive-in brothel

Switzerland is known for many things: chocolate, watches, blonde hair, fondue, finance and now, drive-in brothels. Zürich, Switzerland's largest city, kicked off the drive-in brothel program a year ago, and is now claiming it's a resounding success.

We could have electric buses that recharge in 15 seconds

First, Swiss watches. Now this. Switzerland is home to a system that will allow battery-electric buses to get their juice in 15-second increments at bus-stop-mounted electric chargers. High-tech, indeed.

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Suspect in Schumacher medical record theft found dead in cell

The man suspected of attempting to sell Michael Schumacher's medical records to the media has been found hanging dead in his Swiss jail cell. There was no indication that anyone else was involved, according to officials, and the man's name hasn't been released.

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Theft of Schumacher's medical records linked to helicopter firm

There's always that person who has to spoil a good thing. We all celebrated when Michael Schumacher emerged from his months-long coma following his skiing accident in late December. As one of the greatest drivers in Formula One history, no one wanted to see Schumi live out the rest of his days in a French hospital bed. The good feelings couldn't last for long, though, because it was discovered that the seven-time champion's medical records had allegedly been stolen and were being offered for sal

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Could Tesla build EVs in China as soon as 2017?

A 25-percent import tariff can certainly make an automaker take notice (to wit: Toyota). In Tesla's case, that means getting production capabilities on the ground in China as soon as possible. According to Bloomberg News, that could mean 2017. Or maybe not.

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WAVE 2014 is an EV rally fit for the Alps [w/video]

Not like we would need an excuse to join a few hundred friends for a springtime plug-in vehicle drive through the Swiss Alps, but the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) is providing us with one. WAVE is putting on its annual shindig between May 31 and June 7, entrant Green Motorsport says, and the party's so big that WAVE's now giving out prizes for three categories: plug-in vehicles that are heavier than 900 kilograms (1,984 pounds), lighter than 900 kg and electric bikes.

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Tesla expands Supercharger network in central Europe

While you can't drive a Tesla from the US to Europe, Model S drivers on both sides of the pond are seeing a robust Supercharger network. Today, Tesla announced that enough stations exist in central Europe to get a Model S from Amsterdam to cities 500 or 600 miles away in the Alps. As in the US, using a Supercharger is free.

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First Tesla Supercharger in Switzerland now ready

Tesla's Supercharger network is continuing its rapid expansion throughout Europe. Tesla just opened its very first Supercharger station in Switzerland – in the the town of Lully, connecting the routes between Zurich and Geneva. It's located along Switzerland's highway A1.

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What's ex-CEO Wendelin Wiedeking doing after Porsche? Pizza

Three years after an oversize corporate appetite resulted in him departing the CEO's throne at Porsche, Wendelin Wiedeking is back in the hunger business having announced a chain of pizza and pasta restaurants called Vialino. The eatery business isn't new to the former Porsche boss, nor are business interests far from the automotive sector: the former Porsche boss made his first million in real estate before he was 30, owns a restaurant now, and still owns stakes in companies that make shoes amo

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