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    Read This: The plan is to drive an electric tuk tuk from India to London
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    From space age electric tuk tuks to poo-powered tuk tuks, the idea of a cleaner ride is nothing new. Pictured above is yet another alt-energy tuk tuk, this one from a few years ago in Bangkok. The inventor of that solar-powered vehicle was Morakot Charnsomruad, who now sells the EVs through his ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: India plans to subsidize EVs, Ultra Low Emissions Zone in London
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    India is set to heavily subsidize conversion to electric vehicles with its National Electric Mobility Mission Plan. The government will be providing automakers with cash to create electric cars. It will help customers pay for new electric vehicles, and a 35 percent subsidy for EVs and 25 percent ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Big Oil fails at renewable fuel, scientists study air with EVs, plug-in Panamera sales
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    Big Oil companies help keep renewable fuels out of your tank, a new report shows. No surprise there, right? The Renewable Fuels Association published a report card grading the country's largest retail gasoline chains on fuel offerings like E85 and E15. The report gave failing grades, with less ...

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    Report: Nissan, Mahindra may bond over EVs
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    Like Lloyd in Dumb & Dumber rejoicing that he's got a "one out of a million" chance with Mary Swanson, electric-vehicle advocates in India can do the same. That's because both local automaker Mahindra and Japan-based Nissan say they would consider working together to promote EVs in that ...

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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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    Official: Carlos Ghosn brings Nissan Leaf EV to happy nation of Bhutan
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    The Nissan Leaf has been declared the cleanest car in the US, and it's going to have a good case to claim the same title in Bhutan. Yes, Bhutan, the country famous for measuring Gross National Happiness is about to get serious about the EV Grin. Last December, we learned that Bhutan's capital ...

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    Two Wheels: Terra Motors dresses up Zero S electric motorcycle, calls it Kiwami
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    Terra Motors – a Japanese company best known to us for its electric tuk tuk endeavors – has unveiled an intriguing electric motorcycle, dubbed the Kiwami, at the ongoing Auto Expo 2014 in India. A quick glance of the bike on the company's Indian website reveals a sharp-looking machine ...

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    Report: India says GM flouted emissions test regulations
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    General Motors India appears to be up to some shenanigans. In July, the company had its first vehicle recall since 1995 when 114,000 Chevrolet Tavera sport utility vehicles needed to be brought in over "emission standards and other regulatory specifications," according to Reuters. A government ...

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    Report: Toyota Camry Hybrid coming soon to India, 15 more hybrids due worldwide
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    For most of the world, the Prius comes first to mind when listing Toyota hybrids. For India, though, it'll be the Camry. The Japanese automaker started making a gas-powered version of the mid-sized sedan in the country last year and is now about to start producing what will be the first ...

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    Official: Global petroleum use hits record high, thanks to boom in Asia
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    An ever-increasing number of fuel efficient vehicles combined with changes in driving habits have contributed to reduced petroleum consumption in recent years in both North America and Europe. Despite this, global petroleum consumption is on the rise, according to the US Energy Information ...

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    Official: Renault-Nissan will start boosting BRIC production in 2015 with modular production
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    Renault and sister company Nissan, long advocates of electric-drive adoption, are gearing up for increased demand in emerging global markets by starting production on a modular-based platform in India in 2015. The Renault-Nissan Alliance said last week that it would start producing its Common ...

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    Report: Mahindra planning electric Verito for 2014
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    Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. will be launching an electric version of its Verito Sedan next year. EV technology made by its subsidiary Reva will be used in the e-Verito, said Ravindra Shahane, senior general manager, marketing, automotive division of Mahindra. "There are some ...

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    Official: Mahindra Reva E2O unveiled in New Delhi, headed to Iceland
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    Mahindra Reva has been making slow and steady waves with the all-electric E2O city car, taking the previous Reva model – the G-Wiz – into the modern age with the production version of the Reva NXR concept. The E2O has a range of just 62 miles from its lithium-ion batteries, and ...

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    Report: Mahindra Reva promises E2O electric car will go on sale this month
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    Mahindra Reva is determined to launch its E2O electric microcar in India this month, despite the end of federal subsidies that lower the purchase price for consumers. Although the Indian government chose to end buyer discounts, subsidies for manufacturers like Reva to buy components such as ...

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    Report: Maruti Suzuki may make India's first light-duty hybrid
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    Maruti Suzuki could make the first light-duty hybrid-electric vehicle produced in India by collaborating with its sister Suzuki affiliate in Japan, the International Business Times reports. Maruti Suzuki is looking to tread where competitors Toyota and Honda have failed; neither company has had ...

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    Opinion: Tata eMO electric vehicle still on the drawing board
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    Aystery still shrouds the presence of Tata Motors in the US auto market. The Tata eMO concept car received a lot of attention and praise a year ago at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show as an "electric mobility study." Oh, and because it sported a $20,000 price tag and roomy interior. On the gasoline ...

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    Official: Mahindra E2O, new version of the Reva EV, unveiled in India
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    UK alt-rock icons The Smiths famously asked, "How soon is now?" But with India-based Mahindra announcing its new electric vehicle this week, we're left to ask: "How now is soon?" Mahindra, which has been making its Reva EV since 1994, this week announced that the name of the Reva successor would ...

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    Report: India's grid not exactly ready for plug-in vehicles
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    Charging infrastructure, higher vehicle costs and less-than-desired single-charge range estimates are among the hurdles to more plug-in vehicles in the US – having the necessary juice from the grid is pretty much a foregone conclusion. Not so in India, apparently. Recent power shortages ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Mahindra Reva NXR electric car spotted in India
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    It's near the end of 2012, and the Mahindra Reva NXR electric car has yet to be launched. Still, Mahindra has confirmed that the launch will be happening before the end of the year. In the meantime, take a look at the spy shot above. The car has been spotted in India – in Delhi, Chennai ...

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    Report: Reva NXR could compete with Leaf in India, then launch globally
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    Mahindra Reva, an electric vehicle company based in India, is rolling out an all-new version of its Reva NXR, this one capable of seating four adults comfortably in the small car, compared to the previous version that seated two. Reva, a subsidiary of Mahindra Group, exhibited the Reva NXR ...

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