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    AAA warns cold weather kills EV range, ignores effect on gas cars

    The AAA sent out a new press release today warning about the effects of extreme temperatures on electric vehicle range. The numbers are kind of astounding: "nearly 60 percent lower in extreme cold and 33 percent lower in extreme heat." Wow, right? Well, sort of. The AAA ran a simulated EV test ...

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    Report: Yes, it's totally possible to drive 100+ miles in a Nissan Leaf in freezing cold

    Plug-in electric vehicle drivers can potentially drive their EVs long distances under extreme weather conditions. The catch is that they have to drastically change their driver behavior. Over the past year, FleetCarma has been collecting data from 7,375 Nissan Leaf trips and 4,043 Chevrolet Volt ...

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    Followup: UK appeals court dismissed Tesla's BBC Top Gear lawsuit

    Tesla Motors' efforts to clear allegations of reduced range on its electric cars just took another hit. A British appeals court dismissed a libel lawsuit filed by Tesla against the BBC's Top Gear show. The court rejected Tesla's appeal of a court decision last year that struck out its "libel and ...

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    Report: MT attempts no-recharge LA-to-Las Vegas drive in Tesla Model S

    Some would say these Motor Trend editors hit the jackpot before and after they hit Vegas. With a three-day loan of a Tesla Model S, the magazine's editors were given the opportunity to drive from Los Angeles to San Diego, then later do a round trip from the LA area to Las Vegas and back. The ...

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    Report: Motor Trend tests Tesla Model S, finds 0-60 in 3.9 sec and 100.7 MPGe

    Tesla has said the highest-end Model S has a range of 300 miles (at 55 miles per hour), but until recently, it's been tremendously difficult for anyone outside the company to verify this number. When the EPA did its testing thing, it came up with a 265-mile range estimate for the version with the ...

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    DOE's Steven Chu says $25,000, 140-mile electric car might be here in 10 years

    Here's some non-news: the Department of Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, supports plug-in vehicles. Want proof? Click here, here or here. Want to know how he can still get headlines? By saying that electric cars that offer twice the range of the Nissan Leaf (so, around 140 miles) while costing ...

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    Official: Fisker Karma gets rated at 112 mpg from Europe's TUV

    Recently, the Fisker Karma was confirmed to be capable of 51.6 miles in electric range by the European regulatory body TÜV. This was a shade more impressive than the EPA's 32-mile EV range calculation. Now, the TUV is saying that the Karma's CO2 emissions level is 51 g/km CO2, which equates ...

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    Study: Range anxiety is clearly not a chronic disorder

    GM has made concern about "range anxiety" central to its marketing of the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt. The term may work to instill some doubt in the minds of those cross-shopping the Nissan Leaf, and in fact a study (PDF) by the Technology Strategy Board in the UK found that 100 percent of new ...

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    Learning to live with a Nissan Leaf: "I don't ever have range anxiety"

    It's quiet, it's quick, it's quirky... but (with the help of GM's marketing department) what may pop into your mind when you think about the Nissan Leaf is that dreaded phrase, "range anxiety." If you're thinking that owning a Leaf might require a prescription for Valium, Lynne Mason of the blog ...

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    Video: Arctic cold cuts Volvo C30 Electric's range down to 50 miles

    Recently, Volvo wheeled out its C30 Electric for some cold-weather testing in the Arctic. In temperatures that hovered around -33 degrees Celsius (-27.4 degrees Fahrenheit), Volvo claims that the battery-powered C30 had "no problems coping with the climate." As Obi-wan would say, this is only ...

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    Brilliant! LED headlights can add 6 miles to an electric car's range

    The average electric vehicle's battery pack has the energy equivalent of only 1-2 gallons of gas. If you had that much in your IC vehicle, you'd be looking for a gas station right about now. However, since electric motors are much more efficient than internal combustion engines, a decent ...

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    Report: Renault shooting for 150-mile range electric vehicle by 2015

    Renault Zoe concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to a report from Autocar, Renault expects to launch an electric vehicle (EV) with a range close to 150 miles by 2015. That's a 50 percent improvement over the 100-mile range listed for company's soon-to-be-released Zoe ...

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    Will more automakers list best-, worse-case scenario range estimates for electric vehicles?

    Nissan Leaf driving ranges – Click above to view additional range estimates
    Initially, Nissan insisted that its battery-powered Leaf had a range of 100 miles and other electric car seemed comfortable throwing out one number that supposedly represented a vehicle's range. However, as we get ...

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    Tesla Roadster owner tallies 40,000 miles in a single year

    2010 Tesla Roadster Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Range anxiety is an often applied to electric vehicles (EVs), but it's certainly one that has no impact on the driving habits of Hansjorg von Gemmingen. You see, Gemmingen hops in his Tesla Roadster and tacks on miles at a ...

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    Nissan to offer Leaf buyers roadside service to alleviate range-related fears

    Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When General Motors filed a trademark request for the oft-discussed term "range anxiety" the company lit a fuse, upsetting a handful of automakers. Tesla and Think immediately fired back at GM by releasing statements. First, Tesla vice ...

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    Study: Electric cars aren't the answer, unless the question is urban commuting

    Another day, another new study on electric vehicles. Some of these studies intrigue us, others just get us riled up. This one fits into the latter category, especially because it can lead to misinformed opinion columns. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) claims that electric ...

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    Nissan pegs Leaf range between 47 and 138 miles, individual results may vary

    Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What's the true range of electric cars? This is a topic that we've touched on before and again recently. We think that Nissan might have been listening this time around because it almost immediately came forward with some extremely ...

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    Concerns continue to swirl over "true" range of electric vehicles

    Nissan Leaf dash display – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here's a discussion we've had many times before. Let's say that you assess your driving habits and are convinced that an electric car with a range of 100 miles is perfectly suited to you. So you head on down to a dealership, ...

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    Milburn unveiled $1,000 EV with 100-mile range, swappable batteries back in 1920 [w/video]

    1920 Milburn electric vehicle – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Every once in awhile we come across a car that reminds us that electric vehicles (EVs) are far from new. The pristine Milburn Electric shown in the picture dates all the way back to 1920, but production began on the ...

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    Think thinks electric car buyers are ready to trade range for price

    Th!nk City - Click above for high-res image gallery
    With its first all-electric cars on the way to the U.S. later this year, Think is trying to get the market fired up about electric cars. Talk of 15-minute charge times and which cities are best suited for electric vehicle (EV) introduction, ...


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