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New owner of Fisker is a Chinese billionaire, ready to go dry to compete against Tesla

Fisker is being put back in the game after a tumultuous start-up with an abusive CEO and problems with battery fires, thanks to Chinese billionaire and chairman and founder of China’s Wanxiang Group Corp., Lu Guanqiu. His list of accomplishments and appearances are nothing short of massive and after acquiring Fisker Automotive for less than […]

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Volkswagen confirms 2015 e-Golf for US shores later this year

Volkswagen got on the PR wire to inform the world that the 2015 all-electric e-Golf will be hitting our dealerships later this year in the fourth quarter. The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is propelled by a 110hp electric motor also good for 199 lb-ft of torque. With an average range of 70-90 miles and weighing in […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz to eventually offer an S-Class EV

Top Gear reportedly learned that Mercedes-Benz will eventually add an S-Class EV to the portfolio at some point. After speaking with Dr. Uwe Ernstberger, the doc confirmed that ” a complete electric car will be done in the future.” However, the model was described to be quite a ways away. “We have to work on the […]

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2014 Chicago: Kia electrifies the Soul for 2015 in the Windy City

Kia finally revealed the all-electric version of the Soul at the Chicago Auto Show today for the 2015 model year. Building upon the Soul’s already profound success, Kia seeks to see if younger buyers are willing to experiment with EVs. None of the hip appeal of the Soul is lost as the 2015 Kia Soul […]

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Report: BMW’s executives think public chargers unimportant to success of EVs

WardsAuto reports that BMW’s board member, Herbert Deiss, does not think a sufficient public charging infrastructure is important to the success of the electric vehicle, which sort of like saying a good gasoline infrastructure isn’t important to the success of the internal combustion engine. Deiss referenced his own personal use of the company’s latest i3 […]

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Report: Nissan will build EV sports cars

The now ubiquitous Nissan Leaf, of which there have been over 100,000 sold, will no longer be Nissan’s only stamp in the consumer EV market. A report indicates that there are investments being made in the development of electric sports cars and beyond. Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s Design Chief, spoke with Motor Authority about the opportunity and […]

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Report: Study finds EVs depreciate faster

In the current heyday of cars like the Nissan Leaf, interest in the cars is strong as a result of usable real world commuting range, and with charging stations becoming more plentiful near the urban centers for which EVs were designed, things should be looking up for this new chapter in motoring history. It is […]

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Report: Tesla updates Model S software amidst worries over unsafe charging

Today saw the next chapter in the fight between electric car makers and their sometimes fiery batteries: Tesla has offered a mandatory software update to alleviate concerns at some level that their cars have a tendency to be set alight by simple things such as charging or roadway debris. Earlier this year, two Tesla Model […]

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Report: Ford trademarks “Model E” name, could suggest new entry-level EV

Word through enthusiast site FordAuthority is that the Dearborn automaker has just filed trademark rights for the name, “Model E.” Judging by the name, it could potentially suggest that a new mass-market EV could be on the way. Consider this: Ford was originally famous for name their models with “Model,” such as the famous Model […]

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Report: General Motors in the works with a new compact EV, to have a 200-mile range

During an exclusive interview with GM’s current CEO, Dan Akerson, amidst the appointment of the American auto giant’s new leader, Mary Barra, Akerson disclosed that General Motors is in the works with a new compact EV. Details were kept to a minimum, but the new model was described to offer a range of around 200 […]

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