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    Official: Renault Zoe pulls out multiple wins at Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN 2014

    The Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN was held this past weekend and the spunky Renault Zoe electric vehicle drove away the big winner. The little car came in first place not only in the overall category, but also in the regularity, energy consumption, autotest and teams' challenge sections. As the company ...

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    Official: Prince Albert unveils Venturi VBB-3, world's most powerful EV [w/videos]

    When you're royalty, you can associate yourself with things as cool as the world's most powerful electric car, and that's just what Prince Albert of Monaco is doing. The Prince, along with Princess Charlene, made the trek out to the Beehive State to make a photo appearance with the Venturi VBB-3 ...

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    Official: Rimac Concept_One shows up in Monaco with $980k sticker price [w/video]

    It takes a lot to stand apart at an exposition as jam-packed with glitzy treasure as the Frankfurt Motor Show and impress the hordes of automotive journalists there assembled, but we were suitably impressed when we laid eyes upon the Rimac Concept_One at the Messe this past September. The ...

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    Official: Ampera, the Chevy Volt's Euro sibling, wins Monte Carlo's alt-fuel rally

    The Chevrolet Volt's European sibling took home a checkered flag that might as well have been green instead of black and white. The Ampera extended-range plug-in hybrid vehicle won the this year's alt-fuel version of the Rally Monte Carlo on a combination of strong driving performance and ...

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    Official: Opel enters six Ampera plug-ins in Rally Monte Carlo alt-fuel race

    Think James Garner in "Grand Prix," only quieter. General Motors' Opel division is entering six Ampera extended-range plug-in vehicles in an alternative energy version of the Rally Monte Carlo this week, as the company looks to boost exposure for the European version of the Chevrolet Volt. The ...

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    Official: Lexus LS 600h L Landaulet for Monaco Royal Wedding blows our minds [w/videos]

    Staffers here at Autoblog have been fortunate enough to drive cars like the Porsche Panamera and Bentley Continental at our weddings, but it takes a very high-ranking person to get an automaker to build a special vehicle just for the knot-tying ceremonies. His Highness Price Albert II of Monaco ...

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    Monaco commissions a Lexus LS 600h for "the other royal wedding"

    The BMW M3 Royal Edition may have been an April Fool's Day hoax – the British royal couple will use a variety of coaches to travel between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey for the ceremony – but the heir to the throne of the United Kingdom isn't the only prince getting ...

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    EV20 Alliance sets big electric vehicle target: one million by 2015

    Just who is the EV20 Alliance you ask? In a nutshell, it is a global alliance of business and government leaders that hopes to significantly expand the production and adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) over the next five years. The group is ambitious, and hopes to get a million EVs on the road. ...

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    Nissan will bring Leaf electric car to Salon EVER in Monaco

    2010 Nissan Leaf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The tiny European state of Monaco has announced the final details for the next Salon EVER , devoted to ecologic vehicles and renewable energies. The exhibition will be held March 25-28, 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum and, for this edition, ...

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    Monaco gets four Mitsubishi i-MiEVs

    The Principality of Monaco is best known for Formula One cars screaming through the streets every spring and a harbor full of mega-dollar yachts filled with the beautiful people. When those people head ashore, there's a good chance they will be motoring in something very fast and very expensive. ...

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    Prince of Monaco test drives the all-electric Venturi Volage

    As you know, Monaco wants to position itself as one of the leading EV countries in the world. Of course, the country's small size helps keep range anxiety in check. HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco enjoyed himself during the Grand Prix de Monaco last weekend when the Venturi Volage was in town. The ...

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    Tesla Roadster races 387 km (240 miles) on a single charge in France, Monaco

    Not long ago, the guys at Top Gear had the chance to enjoy a Tesla Roadster (sadly, the video of that much-discussed event is no longer available). Two things Jeremy Clarkston and crew criticized were the Tesla's range and brakes. The Roadster has now made a strong counter-claim about its range. ...

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    Nissan-Renault lands in Monaco with EVs too

    Nissan will be joining Mitsubishi in providing electric vehicles the sunny principality of Monaco. The Nissan-Renault alliance and officials of the Riviera enclave have signed a deal that will see the automakers supplying battery-powered vehicles by 2011. Over the next couple of years the existing ...

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    Mitsubishi iMiEV joins the beautiful people, heads to Monaco

    Click above for high-res image gallery of the IMiEV
    Mitsubishi and Nissan-Renault Alliance seem to be in a see-saw battle to see who can sign up more governments to use and/or support their electric vehicles. The latest round goes to Mitsubishi, which has signed up the Principality of Monaco for ...

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    Mitsubishi MiEV visits Monaco, readies Euro homologation

    The little Principality of Monaco is keeping up its role in the media spotlight for their EV efforts. The small country will soon be the location of the first European tests of the all-electric Mitsubishi MiEV, still expected to go on sale in 2010. Of course, the Japanese vehicle will probably be ...

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    Live in luxury and drive electric: Monaco to have nationwide EV charging network

    OK, I admit that the term "nationwide" in the headline is a bit grandiose-sounding. After all, the Principality of Monaco is a really small country (just 1.95 km² or 0.76 sq mi). This is like the Vatican being "the first country to fully offset CO2 emissions."In any case, it seems that ...

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    Bono + Monaco = Tesla in Europe

    We know that the Tesla Roadster is headed to Europe. Part of getting ready for the European market means doing a little bit of promotion, and so Tesla Motors presented the Roadster at the Top Marques Monaco event this past weekend. Tesla's vice president of sales, marketing, and service, Darryl ...

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    Venturi improves the about-to-be-launched Fetish

    April 2008 was the month when Venturi intended to launch the Fetish, a carbon-fiber EV sportscar which makes the Tesla look like a bargain. Instead of offering the car this month, Venturi has instead announced that they have managed to improve the Fetish engine - which now gets 300 HP and 380 Nm of ...

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    Prince Albert II gets his chance in the BMW Hydrogen 7

    click to enlargeA lot of green cars have made their way to the EVER MONACO exhibit: the Th!nk City, the Citroën Berlingo Venturi, the Venturi Astrolab and the Citroën C5 Airdream. You don't think BMW would let a chance like this slip by without trotting out the Hydrogen 7, do you? They ...

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    Venturi Astrolab in Monaco

    Although introduced in the Paris Motor Show in 2006, the Venturi Astrolab was spotted again at the EVER Salon in Monaco (Green Cars Autoshow). The concept, which showed an interesting tandem lightweight (only 280 kg!) architecture, was designed to provide the maximum surface available to recharge ...


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