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    Report: VW XL1 priced at $169,000 in UK, only 30 will be sold there
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    Volkswagen has announced the pricing of its XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid for the UK, according to Car magazine. The small, uber-efficient two-seater will start at £98,515, or roughly $168,930 at current exchange rates. Additionally, only 30 units of the XL1 will be sold throughout the UK, ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Toyota i-Road and COMS in France, Tesla tours Northeast, EV attitudes in UK
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    Toyota's i-ROAD and COMS teeny, tiny, city EVs are joining the Citélib carsharing fleet in Grenoble, France. The ultra-compact EVs, which will become available in October, are meant to supplement the Grenoble metropolitan area's existing public transit infrastructure, which includes trams, ...

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    Video: Porsche 918 Spyder roars electric through London
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    The Porsche 918 Spyder can be an object of lust for anyone who appreciates the finer things in the automotive world, but for us greenies with penchant for speed, the car is an icon. This gorgeous, all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid offers 887 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque, can do 0-60 in ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: First female driver for Formula E, EV subsidies grow in California, France
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    The Venturi Formula E team has signed drivers Nick Heidfeld and Stéphane Sarrazin to compete in the series' first season. The pair will be behind their respective wheels when the FIA sanctioned all-electric race series kicks off in Beijing on September 3 of this year. 37-year-old German ...

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    Official: EVs, hybrids finding a home in Scottish Car Clubs
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    Car clubs in Scotland are getting some electric love from their government. The UK is putting £1,000,000 ($1.7 million US) of new funding toward electric vehicles, specifically encouraging the clean growth of car clubs Scotland. Those funds are expected to provide as many as 30 additional ...

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    Official: Zap-Map puts all of UK's charging points in one place
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    The UK has a total of 6,181 individual charging points at 2,539 electric-vehicle charging locations around the country. And the number is growing. Next Green Car, which publishes a green-car guide in the UK, has a feature tied to EV-station mapping system Zap-Map that will do the counting for ...

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    Report: Elon Musk hints at opening Tesla's EV patents [w/video]
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    During the Q&A portion of Tesla's annual shareholder meeting last week, CEO Elon Musk said something that caught our ear: "I'm contemplating doing something fairly significant on that front [promoting EVs] which should be kind of controversial with respect to Tesla's patents. But I probably ...

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    Report: Ecotricity says Tesla acting the bully in UK supercharging situation
    Dale Vince calls Tesla's email 'shocking' and 'brutal' 1402070340

    As Tesla Motors stands ready to expand its presence in the oh-so-polite UK, green-energy company Ecotricity is accusing the California-based automaker of being a little less than civilized. The term bullying is being thrown around, and Ecotricity founder Dale Vince told The Guardian that Tesla's ...

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    Car2go shuts down in the UK
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    Until now, the trajectory of the Car2go carsharing service has been growth, growth, growth. But the expansion has hit a snag in jolly old England, where Daimler has announced it will shut down operations there. This means that the two Car2go UK locations, London and Birmingham, will no longer ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV arrives in UK with 'no' price premium
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    For UK buyers who are interested in a plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV just got a little bit sweeter. The reason is that the base model of the vehicle will be available with or without a plug for the same price at the base diesel model. "If it's not going to save people ...

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    Report: India's Reva e20 EV ready to take on Norway, Sri Lanka
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    That electric-vehicle magnet that is Norway has attracted yet another automaker. This time, it's India-based Mahindra that is looking to bring its battery-electric Reva e2o to the country sometime soon, India's Financial Express says. Mahindra is eying the UK and Sri Lanka for new sales as ...

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    Report: Ford UK exec says EVs are a good way to lose a fortune
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    Stateside, Ford execs are quick to point out the automaker's expansion in the plug-in sector. And despite a minimal presence in the pure EV space, the Blue Oval has been promoting its plug-in vehicles as part of an overall effort to boost fleetwide fuel economy. Too bad the company's UK chief ...

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    Report: Green Tomato Cars, BYD scrap electric taxi deal for London
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    Splat! That's the sound that the agreement that London taxi company Green Tomato Cars had with Chinese electric-vehicle maker BYD made as it hit the proverbial pavement recently. The deal has fallen through, but no reason was given, according to the UK's Telegraph. In October 2012, Green Tomato ...

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    Official: Nissan installs 1,000th CHAdeMO fast charger in Europe
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    While the European Union hasn't been very supportive of CHAdeMO stations, the fast chargers are seeing significant growth in the European electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, with Nissan installing number 1,000 at the Roadchef Clacket Lane Services in Surrey, UK recently. In the past year, the ...

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    Official: Ecotricity offering 1,000 free EV miles to new customers
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    Ecotricity is offering electric vehicle drivers in the United Kingdom an lengthy incentive for using green energy: 1,000 miles of free fast charging per year. Called "Green Electricity + Car," the program will power customers' homes with renewable power allow them to charge their cars through ...

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    Official: Renault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to just 189 pounds
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    Contrary to the long-held rivalry between the French and the British, France-based automaker Renault wants to make things a little nicer for green-car enthusiasts just across the Channel by cutting the lease price on its battery-electric Renault Zoe and the batteries that come with it. Renault ...

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    Report: Robert Llewellyn fast-charges long-distance Leaf EV drive in UK
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    A British actor likely best known in his country for his role in the 1980s and 90s comedy series Red Dwarf has just made a pretty good case for driving green automobiles. Last week, Robert Llewellyn has completed an 862-mile round trip between London and Edinburgh in a Nissan Leaf and says he was ...

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    Official: UK all-electric car-sharing service debuts with three Renault EVs
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    Fans of the old Schoolhouse Rock cartoons (there are more of us than you think) know that three is the magic number, and that's the approach a new UK carsharing club is taking with its launch. The E-Car Club bills itself as the UK's "first entirely electric pay-per-use car club" and it debuted ...

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    Official: Nissan sells 100,000 Leaf EVs worldwide
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    Nissan sold 22,610 Leaf electric vehicles in the US last year, but the bigger story (literally) is how the company is selling the EV around the world. After selling the 99,999th Leaf to a woman in Virginia, Nissan sold the 100,000th Leaf to a man named Brett Garner in the UK. For the record, it ...

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    Official: Extended-range Metrocab taxi will do 75 MPGe through London
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    Frazer-Nash is finally ready to take its extended-range plug-in taxicabs to the streets. The left-hand side of the street, at least. The UK-based company, along with development partner Ecotive, has been working on the Metrocab for a decade and is finally ready to start cab-driver trials. From ...

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