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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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2014 BMW 2-Series pricing announced, confirms all debuts at Detroit next month,

BMW announced their auto show plans for the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, which will include showcasing the all-new M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe, the i3 and i8 in production form, and the all-new 2-Series Coupe. Speaking of which, in the same announcement, the Munich-based automaker confirmed that the 2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe starts at $33,025 for […]

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Report: Tesla planning a pickup model to compete with Ford F150

Elon Musk continues to be aggressive with his business strategies and product planning. To add to the fiasco, Musk apparently confirmed to be planning a new pickup to add to Tesla Motors’ portfolio. Buisiness Insider recently spoke with the CEO, who claimed the model could go directly against the Ford F150. Specifics were obviously withheld, […]

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2013 Tokyo: Mitsubishi offers a third concept to add to the crossover possibility list w/ video

The Montero has been gone for too long for some from the US market and we may be looking at indications of what its replacement may be. As indicated in the video clip, the concept comes with electronic rear suicide doors, a glowing blue touch interface down the center of the cabin, plug in hybrid […]

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