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    Report: 100 Via Motors PHEV utility vehicles headed to Canada
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    Canada is going to soon make a big mark in the global market for electric trucks and vans, thanks to a deal with Via Motors. Sun Country Highway, a Canadian company dedicated to the adoption of zero emission transportation, has inked an $80-million deal with Via to purchase plug-in hybrids for ...

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    Report: Nissan e-NV200 electric van in 'final development phase'
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    Nissan is ready to duplicate the success of its all-electric Leaf with its zero-emissions e-NV200 electric compact van, and the company is on schedule to start selling it to the public next year. The Japanese automaker is now in the "final development phase" for the e-NV200 after trying it out ...

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    Auctions: Quirky Kurbwatt electric postal van from 1980s surfaces on eBay
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    Here's a tough sell on eBay: an old electric postal delivery van that only gets eight miles of range. It could go up to 40 miles on a charge, but that would cost about $1,600 for a new battery on top of the $2,400 asking price. The vehicle up for discussion is a Kurbwatt electric van, which runs ...

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    Report: Mercedes puts electric van program into 'hibernation'
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    Mercedes-Benz had said its all-electric Vito E-Cell cargo van had sufficient juice to keep the model as a viable transportation option, but the same apparently can't be said for Germans' appetite for the vehicle. The Daimler division is putting future sales of the E-Cell on hold because of lack ...

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    Detroit: Nissan e-NV200 Concept makes up for its looks with utility [w/video]
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    Before we go any further, let's just acknowledge the obvious: The Nissan e-NV200 Concept has a face only its mother could love. As far as styling goes, what we see is basically the Japanese automaker's NV200 with the fascia of the electric Leaf grafted on up front. To top it all off, the e-NV200 ...

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    Official: FedEX to trial the Nissan NV200 EV prototype in London
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    The trial of Nissan's NV200 EV prototype by Japan Post last summer must have had some amount of success as the all-electric van is now poised to take on the streets of London, England. This time around, it will be rocking the colors of the courier FedEx as it begins a two-month stint of package ...

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    Mitsubishi set to launch Minicab-MiEV in Japan, will share with Suzuki
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    Good news! Mitsubishi Motor Company is finally ready to follow up its i-MiEV (sold simply as the "i" here in the U.S.) with a second all-electric offering. The 8th of December will see the Minicab-MiEV hit dealerships across Japan in both 100-km (62-mile) and 150-km (93-mile) flavors with an MSRP ...

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    Nissan to unveil Leaf-based electric e-NT400 Atlas Concept truck
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    How big can a Nissan Leaf get? How about big box truck big? While admittedly not built from the same body as Nissan's popular all-electric passenger car, the three new Nissan trucks based on the ATLAS F24 model that are making their appearances at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Truck Show ...

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    Video: Fully Charged drives the Ford Transit Connect Electric
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    In his latest episode of the plug-in-centric show Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn takes the Ford Azure Dynamics Transit Connect Electric for a spin. Here's a rundown of the Transit Connect Electric's vitals: In the U.S., the electrified van stickers at $57,400, but it qualifies for the $7,500 ...

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    FedEx to double the size of its electric vehicle fleet
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    With a whopping 19 electric vehicles, FedEx's battery-powered fleet isn't all that big. But, with FedEx Express adding more than 4,000 fuel-efficient vehicles within the next two months – including 24 of the electric-only variety – the package delivery company's fleet of electrics ...

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    Emerald Automotive (who?) wants to build hybrid delivery van in Missouri [w/video]
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    Emerald Automotive delivery van – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Hazelwood, MO will apparently soon be adding hundreds of manufacturing jobs to the region thanks to Emerald Automotive, a recent startup that designs and wants to build electric and diesel powered delivery vans ...

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    Suzuki Every electric van hits the streets of Japan
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    Following the launch of the electric Mitsubishi Minicab i-MiEV, Suzuki decided to enter the fray with its battery-powered Every van. Suzuki has reportedly manufactured 13 of the electrified vans, which will be handed out to its dealerships in Japan on a trial basis. This, according to Integrity ...

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    Deliveries of Ford Transit Connect Electric to hit 700 by end of 2011
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    Technically, Azure Dynamics – not Ford – is the manufacturer of record for the Transit Connect Electric. That's why it's AD that's thrilled to announce that sales of the electric van are booming and that production will be ramped up to meet soaring demand. AD says that some 700 ...

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    Nissan to test NV200 electric van in Japan
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    Nissan has announced that it will begin testing an electrified version of the compact NV200 van in Japan by the end of July. For the first phase of testing, the Japan Post Service will use one battery-powered NV200 for postal collection and delivery tasks for approximately two months in the ...

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    Ford Transit Connect Electric joins GSA-approved plug-in vehicle list
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    Back on May 24th, the General Services Administration (GSA), which oversees two-thirds of the 600,000-plus vehicles in the U.S. government's fleet – announced that it would purchase 116 plug-in vehicles, including 101 Chevrolet Volts, ten Nissan Leafs and five Think City electric vehicles. ...

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    GreenGo Tek wins bid to supply South Carolina with 10 electric vans
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    Michigan-based neighborhood electric vehicle manufacturer GreenGo Tek Electric (GGT) has been selected to supply the state of South Carolina with at least ten of its low-speed E-Dyne electric vans. South Carolina intends to use the plug-in vans for campus supervision, grounds maintenance, ...

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    Mitsubishi logs 100-unit order for electric Minicab MiEV
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    In early April, Mitsubishi started taking orders for the Minicab MiEV – one of eight plug-in vehicles that the Japanese automaker intends to launch by the end of 2015. Now, Mitsubishi reports that Japan's Yamato Takyubin Delivery Company has placed a 100-unit order for the electric ...

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    Volkswagen to test Elektro Caddy Maxi in Hannover, Germany
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    At Hannover Messe 2011, the "world's foremost technology event," German automaker Volkswagen unveiled a battery-powered compact van called the Elektro Caddy Maxi. Though only a prototype, VW will lease an undisclosed number of these electrified vans to the city of Hannover, Germany for two years ...

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    Europcar to offer Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell electric van rentals
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    Mercedes-Benz and Europcar, a Paris-based automotive rental company owned by French investment firm Eurazeo, have teamed up to offer commercial electric van rentals to customers on a trial basis in Hamburg, Germany and Paris by the end of 2011. The deal calls for M-B to supply Europcar with a ...

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    UK electric truck maker Modec to cease operations
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    Electric commercial truck maker Modec is to cease trading after administrator Zolfo Cooper failed in its attempts to locate a suitable buyer for the UK-based firm. Last month, Modec announced that it was suffering from "severe cashflow difficulties" and had no option but to enter ...

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