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Successful First Year of Formula E: Positions Electric Racing For GrowthThe inaugural year of Formula E concluded last weekend. The viability of a relatively quieter and slower single-seat fully electric series was initially questioned. Yet, the first season proved to be fascinating, competitive, and exciting. Moreover, rule changes slated for the second season promise to amp-up both industry involvement and public engagement, while advancing the technology.
Tesla and GM Square Off on Race for 200-Mile EVThe once feverish news cycle for stories about electric cars has mostly subsided. But that’s starting to change with an emerging high-profile race for the first relatively affordable EV with 200 miles of driving range. The competition will pit old-school General Motors (and its Chevy Bolt) against iconoclastic Tesla (and the Model 3).
Honda Cancels Plug-in Accord, But Plans New EVHonda announced on Monday that it would no longer offer the plug-in version of its Accord mid-size sedan. The plug-in model was never a big-seller, averaging about 40 units per month for 2013 and 2014—before sales plummeted to five sales per month since March. Yet, company executives promised a new purpose-built plug-in hybrid and EV model.