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    Report: Round-the-world Electric Odyssey trip reaches the Rockies

    An attempt by two French engineers to drive a Citroen C-Zero battery-electric vehicle around the world hasn't been lost in translation... yet. Xavier Degon and Antonin Guy, who started what they call the Electric Odyssey in Strasbourg, France in February, reached the Rockies this month, with ...

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    Official: BMW i8 Spyder pops the top on future mobility

    BMW i, the sub-brand within BMW with its eye towards the future of mobility, has unveiled its third concept, the i8 Spyder. Based on the i8 coupe that debuted last year alongside the i3 city car, the i8 Spyder is at once an obvious followup, but also appears to be a couple of steps closer to the ...

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    Official: MiEV Power BOX turns your electric Mitsubishi into a mini power station

    As anyone who's suffered through an extended blackout can tell you, electric power can be a precious commodity. With the advent of electric cars comes the ability to borrow back some of the energy stored in traction batteries to help deal with emergencies or other situations. Mitsubishi's MiEV ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi ships first fleet EVs to Google and IGO car-sharing service

    Mitsubishi shipped its first i electric-vehicles dedicated to fleet use to Google and IGO CarSharing this month, as the Japanese automaker looks to boost U.S. sales of the car that's been sold overseas – as the i-MiEV – for years. Mitsubishi sent the fleet i vehicles to Google's ...

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    By The Numbers: Toyota widens U.S. hybrid lead in February sales

    Last month, Toyota pitched its hybrid vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show by partnering with Hasbro to make a Monopoly-inspired road course inside McCormick Center's South Hall. The concept proved prescient as the Japanese automaker appeared to further dominate competitors such as Ford and Honda ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi ships first East Coast-bound i electric vehicles

    Mitsubishi earlier this week shipped its first i electric vehicles to the U.S. East Coast with a delivery of the cars making it to Baltimore. Mitsubishi also reported February sales of 44 i vehicles, up from 36 in January. The Baltimore-area EVs will be used by regional dealers as demonstration ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi readies i-MiEV-based prototype for Pikes Peak climb this summer

    Sending an all-electric vehicle up Pikes Peak is not new – a Nissan Leaf and a custom EV from AC Propulsion made the climb in 2011 – but that shouldn't stop anyone from trying to reach the 14,110-foot height in Colorado better, faster and in a cooler car. Enter Mitsubishi and a ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt climbs up, Nissan Leaf falls down in February 2012 sales

    Nissan's winter plug-in vehicle sales slump continues, with the Nissan Leaf dropping to just 478 units sold in February, down from 676 in January. This even though overall Nissan North America sales increased by 15.5 percent over last February's numbers. Perhaps, now that the all-electric car is ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi i steals ACEEE's "Greenest" car of the year title from CNG Civic

    For the first time in ages, the Honda Civic Natural Gas is not the "greenest" car in the U.S. This year, it's the Mitsubishi i. At least, it is according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which takes it upon itself to rank these sorts of things. The CNG-powered ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi delivers first 2012 i electric vehicle in Normal, IL

    The 2012 Mitsubishi i will be available nationwide earlier than once expected, and the first bit of expanded availability can be seen with the delivery of six of the electric vehicles in Normal, IL. These are the first of the little hatchbacks that have made it to the U.S. outside of the ...

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    By The Numbers: 2011 U.S. alt-fuel vehicle sales: a mix of ups and downs

    U.S. alt-fuel vehicle sales for December showed mixed results relative to a year earlier, as gains by Toyota and Nissan were offset by lagging sales from Honda and Ford. For the year, hybrid vehicle sales by Japanese automakers Toyota and Honda were hampered by supply issues stemming from the ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi bumps up nationwide release of its i electric vehicle

    Mitsubishi has officially confirmed that its i electric vehicle will be for sale nationwide by summer 2012 and will be available for test drives across the country in March, as the Japanese automaker looks to bump up the car's nationwide debut in response to better-than-expected consumer ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi EVs 'compete' in Indy's inaugural EV500

    Two Mitsubishi i electric vehicles were "raced" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week by professional race car drivers Roger Yasukawa and Johnny Miller. The contest? To test how quickly the EVs could be recharged with Level 3 quick-charge stations make by Contour Hardening. Yakusawa and ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi working on light-duty electric truck for farmers, contractors

    Mitsubishi has said it wants to have over half of its sales to be electric vehicles by 2020, so rumors of an all-electric truck from the Japanese automaker make an awful lot of sense. That's just what the Nikkei is reporting, saying the light-duty truck is due some time in fiscal 2012. The truck ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi delivers first i models in U.S. to Bay Area car-sharing group, residents of Hawaii

    Making the first all-electric i in the U.S. even more efficient by offering it to lots of drivers, Mitsubishi has delivered an i to City CarShare in the Bay Area. Similar to Zipcar but with a local emphasis, City CarShare is a Bay Area nonprofit that has been arranging car-shares in and around ...

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    Spy Shots: Is this BMW 7 Series an electric i sedan mule?

    Look at the BMW i line-up. You've got the all-electric i3 on the low end and the hybrid flagship i8 on the high end. What's missing? Lots. So when our intrepid spy shooters caught this oddly modified 7 Series with ActiveHybrid badging, the wheels of speculation began spinning. Ignore for a ...

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    Mitsubishi i tops 2012 EPA Fuel Economy Guide

    What's the most fuel-efficient vehicle sold in the United States? Well, for 2012 it's the Mitsubishi i, at least according to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. The two federal agencies have combined to issue the latest edition of their Fuel Economy Guide, and ...

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    Hawaii Teacher wins Mitsubishi i MIEV

    The teaching profession catches a lot of political flak these days, so it's nice to see a story like this, where a deserving educator gets what we would consider a pretty cool prize. Chad Miller, a high school teacher in Kailua, Hawaii, will be rolling around in a Mitsubishi i MIEV for a year, ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Mitsubishi i

    Light Weight, Rear-Wheel Drive And Instant Torque Bubble Up There are two simple truths about the Mitsubishi i that should help this funky little electric car sell well in the U.S. once it goes on sale later this year. First, it looks like absolutely nothing else on the road today. Second, the ...

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    Video: 2012 Mitsubishi i electric vehicle is totally Normal in Illinois

    It's all normal in Normal, Illinois. That's the gist of Mitsubishi's latest commercial pitching its upcoming 2012 i electric vehicle. First up, here's a Normal, IL primer: Normal is an incorporated town with a population of roughly 52,000. Normal is the seventh-most populous community in ...


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