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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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    Report: BMW gets 6,000 handraisers in UK, studies 'megacities' to increase EV sales
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    BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer recently cited "German angst" as a concern for the automaker and its efforts to generate sales from its electric-drive vehicles starting later this year. Good thing the British don't appear to share that angst. BMW has tapped 46 UK dealers to help launch the i3 ...

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    Report: BMW JV will sell China EVs under new Zinoro/Zhi Nuo badge
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    Zinoro, Zhi Nuo, po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to, let's call the whole thing on. Whatever the pronunciation, the BMW China joint venture Brilliance Automotive will use the new Z-brand to sell its upcoming electric vehicles in the country, Automotive News China says. Brilliance will make the cars at its ...

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    Report: GM's Opel may add electric side to diesel engines
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    General Motors' Opel division is confident that its slate of diesel engines will allow it to meet stricter European emissions standards set for 2020. As for the even stricter ones expected in 2025? Not so much. Stop us if you've heard this before, but that's why Opel says it will consider adding ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt fleet racks up 150 million electric-powered miles
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    Chevrolet says those on-board gas-powered generators in the Volt extended-range plug-ins are getting kind of lonely. The General Motors division estimates that Volt owners have collectively passed the 150-million-mile point when it comes to driving on electric power. That's roughly the distance ...

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    Official: Scania, Siemens partner for roof-connected electric trucks
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    San Francisco Bay Area readers, or anyone who has ridden (or driven behind) Muni buses, are more than familiar with the concept of electric-powered commercial vehicles getting energy through a roof-mounted apparatus connected to wires. Now, Sweden-based Scania and German company Siemens are ...

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    Report: Ford has low expectations for Focus EV sales
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    Ford is quadrupling the number of US dealers that will be certified to sell plug-in vehicles, but that optimism isn't being translated to the Focus Electric, apparently. The automaker says the Focus EV will account for five percent of its alt-fuel vehicle sales, at most, the Detroit News says, ...

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    By The Numbers: August alt-fuel sales almost double as gas prices rise
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    Bad news for U.S. consumers turned into good news for sellers of advanced-powertrain vehicles like the Toyota Prius and the Chevrolet Volt, as higher gas prices drove a near doubling of August alt-fuel U.S. vehicle sales compared to numbers from 2011. Domestic hybrid, electric vehicle and ...

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    Official: Two-thirds of Chevy Volt's 100-million miles have been battery-powered
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    According to those old Trident commercials, four out of five dentists recommended sugarless gum for patients who chewed gum. Well, here's something a bit greener to chew on, General Motors says this: almost two out of every three miles driven in a Chevrolet Volt are battery-powered. That's what ...

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    Official: Green Automotive will acquire Liberty Electric Cars for about $17 million in stock
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    There must be a market out there for quarter-million-dollar all-electric Range Rovers, right? Green Automotive Co., which makes all-electric buses, will acquire U.K.-based Land Rover-conversion company Liberty Electric Cars for about $17 million in stock. GAC agreed to buy Liberty Electric for ...

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    Two Wheels: Smart bringing electric scooter to U.S. in 2014, will be part of Car2go
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    In a blink-and-you'd-miss-it announcement during an event in Berlin, the head of marketing and sales for Smart, Martin Hülder, told us that the third model in the Smart e-Mobility range – after the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive and eBike – will be the Smart electric scooter (or ...

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    Official: BMW i3 gets luxury makeover for opening London BMW i Store
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    BMW has unveiled a new luxury version of the company's i3 Concept as part of the opening celebrations for the manufacturer's first i Store in London. Designers lathered the cabin in premium wood, leather and natural fibers, all with an eye toward sustainability. The wood trim is carved from ...

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    Video: Renault plugs Twizy EVs into Eiffel Tower, raves it up
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    If you've been slacking on your doctor-recommended dose of electronic beats and French weirdness, Renault has you covered. The company has turned out a new video for its Twizy pod car featuring a gaggle of youth prowling Parisian streets in the early hours of the morning. The fleet of ...

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    Study: Alt-fuel cars unsustainable without government assistance
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    According to the 2012 U.S. Automotive Industry Survey and Confidence Index by Booz & Co., alternative vehicle powertrains may take up as much as 10 percent of the total market by 2020, but only if the federal government continues to support development. Without a helping hand from Uncle Sam, ...

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    Report: Saab to be saved by mystery Swedish electric car company
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    The all-but-lifeless corpse of Saab continues to stagger forward in hopes of finding a juicy investor to sink its teeth into. Autocar reports that National Electric Vehicle Sweden is currently close to buying the brand's remaining assets. The freshly minted electric car consortium is helmed by ...

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    Video: Jay Leno checks out the Mission Motors Mission-R electric motorcycle
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    The crew from Mission Motors took the time to stop by Jay Leno's Garage to give the comedian a peek at the Mission-R electric motorcycle. The machine uses 14-kWh lithium-ion batteries paired with a 120-kilowatt motor, which means there's around 161 horsepower on hand. Mission says the combination ...

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    Report: Tesla will start repaying loans by end of this year
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    A week after Tesla Motors announced it would be able to deliver the first Model S in June, a month ahead of the original July release date, the startup automaker continued the good news by announcing it will start repaying the Energy Department loans it got in 2009. The $465 million loan was ...

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    Report: Tesla Model S may come early with more range than promised: 320 miles!
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    Mission accomplished? That's what Tesla executives Elon Musk and J.B. Straubel might be asking themselves after running single-charge mileage tests of the company's Model S sedan, which could be making the near first customer deliveries in about a month. That's roughly 30 days ahead of schedule, ...

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    Geneva: Morgan Plus E is all aluminum and fully electric
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    Morgan isn't typically one to embrace change. The company is still proudly building a V-Twin three-wheeler and sawing components from trees, but the Morgan Plus E on display at the Geneva Motor Show is a clear step into the blinding light of the future. The vehicle features the automaker's ...

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    Infiniti Emerg-E electric supercar looks sex-E in official pics
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    Been wondering what the Infiniti Emerg-E is gonna look like when it takes center stage in Geneva next month? Wonder no more, as the first official photos of the mid-engined, range-extended electric supercar have hit the web. The pics show a pretty and curvaceous design that holds its own against ...

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