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    Recharge Wrap-up: Toyota allowed to inspect own hydrogen tanks, Telsa tour reveals expansion
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    Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Ministry has certified Toyota to self-inspect its high-pressure hydrogen tanks. The approval allows more freedom in production timing, as outside inspectors previously had to be on site during the manufacture of hydrogen tanks for vehicle prototypes. Toyota ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Hyundai visually explains fuel cells, BYD T5 electric truck
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    Are you still unclear about how exactly a hydrogen fuel cell works to power a car? Hyundai is offering a great visual on how its fuel cells operate in cars like the Tucson fuel Cell. Basically, the anode splits the hydrogen molecule into a positive and negative ion. The negative ions are used for ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: India plans to subsidize EVs, Ultra Low Emissions Zone in London
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    India is set to heavily subsidize conversion to electric vehicles with its National Electric Mobility Mission Plan. The government will be providing automakers with cash to create electric cars. It will help customers pay for new electric vehicles, and a 35 percent subsidy for EVs and 25 percent ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Big Oil fails at renewable fuel, scientists study air with EVs, plug-in Panamera sales
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    Big Oil companies help keep renewable fuels out of your tank, a new report shows. No surprise there, right? The Renewable Fuels Association published a report card grading the country's largest retail gasoline chains on fuel offerings like E85 and E15. The report gave failing grades, with less ...

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    Official: Reva unveils Halo EV, Formula E racer at New Delhi Auto Show
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    Mahindra is being busy at the New Delhi Auto Show, unveiling two electric cars: the Mahindra Reva Halo EV concept sports car and the Mahindra Racing Formula E electric race car. If reports are to be believed, the Indian company wants to build the Halo as, well, a halo electric car for the brand. ...

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    Official: Renault KWID Concept is a flight of EV fancy with a traffic drone
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    There are few "firsts" in the concept car business that are genuinely interesting, but the remote-control drone thing that comes with the new Renault Kwid Concept is actually something that makes us go, "hmmm?" In a good way. Called the Flying Companion, the Kwid's little helicopter friend is ...

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    Two Wheels: Terra Motors dresses up Zero S electric motorcycle, calls it Kiwami
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    Terra Motors – a Japanese company best known to us for its electric tuk tuk endeavors – has unveiled an intriguing electric motorcycle, dubbed the Kiwami, at the ongoing Auto Expo 2014 in India. A quick glance of the bike on the company's Indian website reveals a sharp-looking machine ...

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    Report: India says GM flouted emissions test regulations
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    General Motors India appears to be up to some shenanigans. In July, the company had its first vehicle recall since 1995 when 114,000 Chevrolet Tavera sport utility vehicles needed to be brought in over "emission standards and other regulatory specifications," according to Reuters. A government ...

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    Report: Mahindra planning electric Verito for 2014
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    Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. will be launching an electric version of its Verito Sedan next year. EV technology made by its subsidiary Reva will be used in the e-Verito, said Ravindra Shahane, senior general manager, marketing, automotive division of Mahindra. "There are some ...

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    Official: Mahindra Reva E2O unveiled in New Delhi, headed to Iceland
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    Mahindra Reva has been making slow and steady waves with the all-electric E2O city car, taking the previous Reva model – the G-Wiz – into the modern age with the production version of the Reva NXR concept. The E2O has a range of just 62 miles from its lithium-ion batteries, and ...

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    Report: Mahindra Reva promises E2O electric car will go on sale this month
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    Mahindra Reva is determined to launch its E2O electric microcar in India this month, despite the end of federal subsidies that lower the purchase price for consumers. Although the Indian government chose to end buyer discounts, subsidies for manufacturers like Reva to buy components such as ...

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    Report: Maruti Suzuki may make India's first light-duty hybrid
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    Maruti Suzuki could make the first light-duty hybrid-electric vehicle produced in India by collaborating with its sister Suzuki affiliate in Japan, the International Business Times reports. Maruti Suzuki is looking to tread where competitors Toyota and Honda have failed; neither company has had ...

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    Official: Mahindra E2O, new version of the Reva EV, unveiled in India
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    UK alt-rock icons The Smiths famously asked, "How soon is now?" But with India-based Mahindra announcing its new electric vehicle this week, we're left to ask: "How now is soon?" Mahindra, which has been making its Reva EV since 1994, this week announced that the name of the Reva successor would ...

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    Report: India's grid not exactly ready for plug-in vehicles
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    Charging infrastructure, higher vehicle costs and less-than-desired single-charge range estimates are among the hurdles to more plug-in vehicles in the US – having the necessary juice from the grid is pretty much a foregone conclusion. Not so in India, apparently. Recent power shortages ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Mahindra Reva NXR electric car spotted in India
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    It's near the end of 2012, and the Mahindra Reva NXR electric car has yet to be launched. Still, Mahindra has confirmed that the launch will be happening before the end of the year. In the meantime, take a look at the spy shot above. The car has been spotted in India – in Delhi, Chennai ...

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    Report: Reva NXR could compete with Leaf in India, then launch globally
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    Mahindra Reva, an electric vehicle company based in India, is rolling out an all-new version of its Reva NXR, this one capable of seating four adults comfortably in the small car, compared to the previous version that seated two. Reva, a subsidiary of Mahindra Group, exhibited the Reva NXR ...

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    Report: Ratan Tata hopes to restart Nano sales after fiery start [w/video]
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    When India's Tata introduced the Nano in 2009 at about $2,500, it was a hot-seller. It was expected to set the world on fire with demand for cheap wheels. In fact, a year after its rollout, the Nano almost did set the world on fire after at least three units burned to a crisp. Sales plummeted to ...

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    Report: Mahindra gives up altogether on small diesel pickup for U.S.
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    With apologies to the Beatles, it's been a long and winding road for those waiting to get their hands on the steering wheel of a small, diesel-powered pickup from Mahindra. Here's the good news: Something definitive has finally been heard from the Indian automaker. Here's the bad news: It's bad ...

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    Report: Tata works with French company on sub-$20,000 EV
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    Yes, the car will still cost less than $20,000. No, we still don't know when it's coming out. India-based Tata Motors is working with France-based Dassualt Systems at developing more technology for the eMO ("electric mobility") electric vehicle that's so far only appeared in concept form, the ...

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    Followup: Ford EcoSport bows at the Delhi Auto Expo
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    Ford has officially unveiled the EcoSport ahead of the Delhi Auto Expo. The vehicle wears a CUV version of the company's Kinetic design language with a large octagonal grille and discreet headlights. Despite its concept looks, Ford says the vehicle could be in production in as little as six ...

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