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    Report: BMW i3 with range extender is a different experience
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    One of the more popular US college basketball cheers takes place when a visiting superstar player has a sub-par performance and the student section cheers "OVER-RATED" followed by a rhythmic five-clap. The concept has apparently made its way overseas to a UK journalist reviewing BMW's new i3 ...

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    Report: Elon Musk named low-carbon advisor in UK
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    Elon Musk may not be making a ton of friends in Texas, but the folks in the UK sure seem to like the Tesla Motors head honcho. UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has appointed Musk to serve as an advisor to the British government and as it tries to speed up adoption of plug-in vehicles, the ...

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    Report: Tesla Model S will start at $88,000 in the UK
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    The United Kingdom is about to get its first official taste of the Tesla Model S, and it'll be one pricey bite. Business Insider says the impressive EV will start at 54,900 pounds ($88,000) for the 60-kWh version. There is a 5,000-pound government grant available that can drop that to a slightly ...

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    Video: Oset electric trials bike storms Billionaires Row
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    If trials riding is an art, then a certain uninhabited property on Billionaire's Row (actually, Kensington Palace Gardens) in London makes for one heck of a canvas for a performance piece video. But, if you want to perpetrate this kind of act in a high-security neighborhood, it's probably best to ...

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    Video: Chris Harris drives Drayson, loses mind
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    "*%$# me, that's fast." That's pretty much the synopsis given by Chris Harris, one of the hosts of the web series Drive, as he piloted the Drayson B12/69EV Le Mans prototype. Yes, that's the same car that last month set the high-speed record for electric vehicles under 999 kilograms (2,202 ...

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    Official: Tesla Model X will be AWD only, will cost 'slightly' more than Model S [w/video]
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    For the past few years the Model S has been the main focus of Tesla Motors, but that will soon change. In 2014, we can expect the Model X to grab an SUV-sized portion of the spotlight with the unveiling of the production prototype, first drives, and customer deliveries scheduled for the latter ...

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    Two Wheels: All across Europe, bicycles outsold cars last year
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    It may have taken a full generation for Queen's 1978 oddball anthem Bicycle Race to take effect, but by golly, folks in the band's native UK, not to mention the rest of Europe, are getting the rather operatic message. Last year, Europeans bought more bicycles than light-duty vehicles in 25 of the ...

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    Official: Bentley gets feted for cutting factory's water use by 36%
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    UK luxury automaker Bentley can't exactly brag to environmentalists about the way its vehicles burn fuel, but at least its water usage is way down. The company was the recipient of the Carbon Trust Water Standard, which is "the world's first water reduction certificate." Bentley was the first ...

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    Official: Renault Kangoo van named 'Electric Vehicle of the Year,' has sold 11,000 units
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    The vehicle may be a little funny looking (at least to some of us), but Renault is seriously celebrating both the sales and accolades of its all-electric Kangoo Z.E. utility van. The French automaker says the Kangoo retained the title of "Electric Vehicle of the Year" in the annual GreenFleet ...

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    Report: Kia Soul EV 'won't be priced to stimulate demand'
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    Anyone waiting for sales of the Kia Soul EV to set the human and hamster worlds on fire, here's a chill pill. Autocar (via EV World) is reporting that, in the UK at least, the all-electric hatch "won't be priced to stimulate demand." What that means, exactly, we don't know, but we assume it means ...

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    Official: Prince Albert unveils Venturi VBB-3, world's most powerful EV [w/videos]
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    When you're royalty, you can associate yourself with things as cool as the world's most powerful electric car, and that's just what Prince Albert of Monaco is doing. The Prince, along with Princess Charlene, made the trek out to the Beehive State to make a photo appearance with the Venturi VBB-3 ...

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    Report: Range Rover hybrids getting 40 mpg on Silk Road challenge drive
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    No, Land Rover's Range Rover hybrids can't drive on water. But they can survive some hardcore conditions. The hybrids are about half way through an intense "Silk Road" voyage from London to Mumbai and are surviving quite nicely, thank you very much. Hybrid Cars reports that the seven Range ...

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    Report: Scotland plans to go electric, ban gas-burners by 2050
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    When the Scottish government says it wants to clean up the air in its cities, it's not just blowing smoke up your kilt. Aye, laddie – or lassie, as the case may be – a newly released plan, called Switched On Scotland: A Roadmap to Widespread Adoption of Plug-in Vehicles (PDF), ...

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    Report: Drayson attempting to beat own 204-mph EV speed record in Utah
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    Diehard fans of the 1992 Nicolas Cage-starring flick "Honeymoon in Vegas" (we know you're out there) will remember a skydiving escapade involving a bunch of rhinestone jumpsuits and the Flying Elvises, Utah Chapter. It was a memorable scene. Lord Paul Drayson is looking to put his own high-speed ...

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    Report: UK getting ready to end EV subsidies
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    When it comes to electric-vehicle subsidies in the UK, the government is selling but the public isn't buying. British ministers are saying that a two-year-old program that funds 5,000 British pounds ($7,850) worth of subsidies to buyers of electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf will be ...

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    Two Wheels: Agility Saietta finds first customer, makes him Fleet Leader
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    Long is the list of bold electric vehicle designs that have been penned and prototyped over the last few years, only to whither and die on the vine. The Agility Saietta is, perhaps, one of the very boldest and it would be a small lie to say we held out much hope for its future when first it ...

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    Report: UK Transport Minister says just be patient with EV sales, infrastructure
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    It is apparently quite difficult to remember that good things come to those who wait. With electric vehicles – which some of us think are good things – the time between introduction and installation of charging infrastructure and mass deployment will, well, it'll take a while. And UK ...

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    Official: BMW invests in UK charging provider Chargemaster in advance of i3 debut
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    BMW is putting a bigger stake in its electric-vehicle initiative by investing in UK-based electric-vehicle charging infrastructure provider Chargemaster Plc in advance of the debut of the German automaker's first production electric vehicle, the i3. In addition to the investment through its i ...

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    Official: DIY electric bikes made easy with Rubbee [w/video]
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    Hey, it may not be the coolest looking thing in the world, but the newfangled Rubbee electric-bike kit will get you across town without pedaling. Or at least, some towns. UK-based Rubbee is looking to raise funds via Kickstarter to expand production for a roller-like contraption that may be ...

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    Report: Hydrogen production via electrolysis getting cheaper
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    ITM Power's managed to use electrolysis to boost hydrogen production efficiently enough to bring the refueling cost-per-mile cost of hydrogen down to about half of diesel fuel's refueling costs per mile. Yes, diesel in the UK, where ITM is based, is rather expensive (about $8 a gallon), but the ...

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