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The Volkswagen e-Golf is the most efficient compact EV in the US, says VW

Volkswagen is tooting its own horn with the recent 2015 e-Golf, which is the the world’s first all-electric Golf for North America. It boasts an EPA rating of the equivalent to 126MPGe city, 105MPGe highway, and a combined cycle of 116MPGe while sporting a range of 83 miles. The range might be limited, but the […]

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Report: Tesla announces joint project with Toyota

AutomotiveNews reports Tesla recently announced possibly be working with Toyota on a new project despite the fact their first joint venture, the Toyota RAV4 EV, was a bit of a flop. According to the report, Tesla’s Elon Musk recently hinted the two companies could reunite once again to work on a “significant project” in the next […]

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Kia Soul EV offers up to 93-mile range, available for $26,200

Kia released specifications and pricing on their latest model, a compliance car, that like the standard Soul, resembles a milk carton when entirely white.  Starting at $33,700 (before the $7,500) tax credit, the car’s price is inline with other EVs, save for the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which starts at $22,995 before the $7,500 tax credit. Under the […]

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Report: NEVS loses rights to Saab name

Saab just isn’t getting a break. Recently Saab’s new owner, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, filed for bankruptcy protection and is currently undergoing negotiations for restructuring. According to The Wall Street Journal, NEVS has now lost rights to the Saab name, now owned by a range of firms, including Swedish defense group, also named Saab. NEVS obtained […]

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Report: Wireless charging tech for EVs could surface in 2017

LeftLaneNews reports wireless charging could be a common feature as early as 2017, when the first consumer-ready system is launched. Electronics giant, Qualcomm, is known to be working on a new inductive charging system called Halo, briefly detailed by the company’s vice-president for business development and marketing, Anthony Thompson. “We’re in discussions at some level with all […]

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Report: Some details on the 2016 Chevrolet Volt surface

AutoBlog recently conducted a rundown of what’s currently known for the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The new model is due at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show early next year and is promised to be more fuel and electrically efficient, according to GM’s executive vice president, Mark Reuss. The current Volt is rated at the equivalent […]

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Report: The Tesla Model X predicted to outsell competition of premium SUV market

Tesla’s new Model X crossover is making a big impression–so big in fact, that Morgan Stanley predicts the new Model X could do some serious damage to the competition in the premium SUV market segment. Check out more news on the Tesla Model X. According to The Los Angeles Times, the new Model X is even expected […]

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Report: Electronics giant LG confirms battery with 200 mile range, could be used by GM

Electronics giant LG and its CFO, Cho Suk-jeh, recently confirmed to Reuters of a new battery back that could allow certain EV models to travel more than 200 miles on a single charge. Suk-jeh didn’t say who will get the battery pack first, but previous rumors and speculation point to use by General Motors. Though, nothing has […]

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Report: Audi downplays R8 Plug-In Hybrid, R8 e-tron will be made to order

Audi was rumored to be working on some seriously electrified versions of the next-generation R8, including the all-EV R8 e-tron and the R8 Plug-In Hybrid. Click here for more news on the Audi R8. But in a new report from CarAdvice, word is that the R8 Plug-In Hybrid is a no-go while the R8 e-tron will […]

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BMW announces research and development for wireless inductive charging system

BMW officially announced to be working on a new wireless inductive charging system for their plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, like the i3 and the i8. The system is planned to arrive later this year and will consist of a floor-mounted base plate with a lightweight charging coil that sits at the bottom of the […]

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