By Nick Chambers ·
November 05, 2010

BMW Investing $561 Million in One Facility to Build Megacity Electric Car

Today BMW showed just how committed it is to the Megacity concept by announcing a whopping €400 million (~$561 million) investment in an existing Leipzig, Germany, manufacturing plant to get it ready to build the company's first electric car.

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By Nick Chambers ·
November 04, 2010

BMW Vision Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Reportedly to Hit Market in 2013

A German auto enthusiast magazine reports the BMW Vision plug-in hybrid supercar has indeed been approved for production and is moving steadily towards that goal with an onsale date sometime in 2013.

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By Nick Chambers ·
November 03, 2010

Honda CEO Says Pure Battery Electric Cars Make More Sense Than Plug-in Hybrids

Honda's complete about face on plug-ins continues, with the company's CEO, Takanobu Ito, saying "We can't keep shooting down [the electric vehicle's] potential, and we can't say there's no business case for it." Ito also concluded that pure battery electric vehicles make more sense than plug-in hybrids.

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By Nick Chambers ·
November 02, 2010

Another Week, Another Analysis: Plug-In Cars to Account for 9% of Auto Sales by 2020

In a sign that nobody really knows how fast plug-in cars will catch on once they get into consumers' hands and that our resolution on the topic is in fact getting worse, the in-vogue analysis from the "experts" this week says that EVs could make up 9% of new auto sales by 2020 and as much as 22% by 2030.

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By Nick Chambers ·
November 01, 2010

Company Announces Diesel-Powered, Range Extending, Towable Trailer for Electric Cars

Indiana-based start-up, Electric Motors and Vehicle Company (EMAV), announced today that they will begin selling a towable, diesel-powered, range-extending trailer for electric cars starting late next year.

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By Nick Chambers ·
November 01, 2010

How Electric Car-Friendly is Your Candidate? Plug In America Has the Answer

As America gets ready to vote tomorrow, non-profit electric car advocacy organization Plug In America has taken the time to analyze how each sitting congressperson scores on a scale of EV-friendliness.

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By Nick Chambers ·
October 29, 2010

Mitsubishi Teases Sketch of Wider U.S.-Spec i-MiEV Ahead of LA Auto Show Unveiling

Mitsubishi has confirmed that two leaked sketches are indeed the U.S.-Spec i-MiEV due to be unveiled at the LA Auto Show in two weeks. The vehicle will get a wider stance to better accommodate American tastes in vehicle size and the company is also targeting a sub-$30,000 price tag before any incentives

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By Nick Chambers ·
October 28, 2010

Claiming Battery Breakthrough, Electric Audi Drives 375 Miles at 55 MPH Without Recharging

A start-up German battery company, DBM Energy, claims they have developed a battery breakthrough that allowed a converted Audi A2 to travel 375 miles without recharging while driving at 55 miles per hour on rolling and sometimes hilly terrain with the heat on in a vehicle that has full trunk space and room for 5 adults.

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By Nick Chambers ·
October 25, 2010

Video: An Inside Look at How the Nissan LEAF is Made

Ever wonder how the Nissan LEAF will be assembled and built alongside other conventionally powered vehicles in existing Nissan manufacturing facilities?

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By Nick Chambers ·
October 05, 2010

Want to Know How the Volt Works? Chevrolet Releases Series of Educational Videos

In order to prepare future Volt owners to operate their brand new cutting edge vehicle, Chevrolet has released a series of videos explaining everything from how to judge long-term fuel economy to how to charge the battery.

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