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    Official: Zap readies new urban EV 'Urbee' for smoggy China

    Zap Jonway is introducing an urban electric vehicle whose name frankly makes it sound a little bit like a stuffed animal. It's called the "Urbee." Batteries are included. Zap Jonway, whose Zap parent is based in Santa Rosa, CA, and whose Jonway subsidiary is in Zhejiang, China, showed off the ...

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    Kenguru wheelchair EV needs $500,000 to finally reach production [w/video]

    Remember the Kenguru electric car, the little city EV that was designed with wheelchair users in mind? It was supposed to be available by now, since deliveries were reportedly "imminent" in the middle of 2012. Unfortunately, things haven't worked out quite as they were supposed to, which means ...

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    Report: Innova Dash NEV offers 90 miles of 35-mph cruising for $13,000

    The latest in the charging-range-per-dollar market offering? Try $3,000 for about 45 miles. Sadly, it's the second 45 miles. That's the ratio that is being offered by Illinois-based Innova, the most recent entrant in the neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) market, the Los Angeles Times reports. ...

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    Official: Alvarez low-speed EVs unveiled in Vegas, coming soon to EcoCentres

    Every now and then, a new electric vehicle pops up unexpectedly on our radar, fully realized and just about ready for sale. They're usually low-speed electrics, and that's exactly the case with the line-up of EVs from Alvarez Electric Motors Company that was unveiled in Vegas last week at the ...

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    Opinion: GreenTech's low-speed MyCar may hurt electric vehicle momentum more than help

    Thanks, but no thanks. That's what the ostensible electric-vehicles advocates at Plug In Cars are saying about GreenTech Automotive and its proposed MyCar neighborhood-electric vehicle. With ex-Democratic National Committee chief Terry McAuliffe as its chairman, GreenTech is more notable for ...

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    Report: Pennsylvania may make neighborhood-electric vehicles street legal

    Pennsylvania, one of the last states holding out against legalizing neighborhood-electric vehicles (NEVs) – such as those from Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), pictured – for street use, may change its laws to allow NEVs on some streets with speed limits as high as 35 miles per hour, ...

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    Report: Greentech Automotive's MyCar is actually getting built

    What the world apparently needs now, according to the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Terry McAuliffe, is a U.S.-made, low-speed electric vehicle. Yes, in the age of the Nissan Leaf and the Mitsubishi i, Greentech Automotive began building the MyCar in Horn Lake, MS on ...

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    Will GreenTech vehicles go to Europe?

    Founded in 2009 by former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe, GreenTech Automotive is currently prepping its first neighborhood electric vehicle, the MyCar, for launch in the U.S. and distribution throughout Europe. Roughly the same size as a Smart Fortwo, the MyCar will be ...

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    Greentech Automotive gets a second act, wants to make MyCar in MIssissippi

    Greentech Automotive was founded in 2006 by former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe, but you could be forgiven if you forgot about the company over the last five years. McAuliffe, who managed the unsuccessful presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2008 and lost a ...

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    What if everyone in your town drove a golf cart? In Peachtree City, GA, they do!

    What would it be like if everyone in your town did all their local driving in golf carts? One only has to look to Peachtree City, GA, a planned community just south of Atlanta, to get an idea. Almost every family in this town of 35,000 has one of the low-speed, low-carbon vehicles. That makes ...

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    Pike sees only 695,000 NEVs on the streets by 2017

    The total number of neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) on roads throughout the world will increase slowly but steadily from 479,000 in 2011 to 695,000 by 2017, according to a study conducted by Pike Research. During that time period, annual NEV sales will shoot up from 37,000 vehicles to nearly ...

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    CT&T exec denies automaker is withdrawing from U.S.

    We've recently heard reports that claimed that South Korean automaker CT&T is struggling in a pretty serious way. According to the Houston Chronicle, CT&T has "abandoned its pledge to the three states [Hawaii, Pennsylvania and South Carolina] – without notice – and deserted ...

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    Report: CT&T abandoning plans to build NEVs in U.S.?

    South Korean automaker CT&T made a splash in three states (Hawaii, Pennsylvania and South Carolina) in 2009 when it announced that it would hire hundreds of Americans to build its quirky e-Zone low-speed electric vehicle in the U.S. Unfortunately, things have dried up a bit since ...

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    Stetson University swaps SUV for Miles ZX40S NEV

    How much utility is there in an SUV? How about in an NEV? Stetson University's public safety department can find out now that it is slightly greener after replacing an aging sport utility vehicle with a battery-powered Miles ZX40S. Yep, that's right, the department has ditched its gas-guzzling ...

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    Nebraska still working on low-speed NEV bill

    Even though highway-capable electric vehicles are here, there is still a place for NEVs. That place is, apparently, Nebraska. In late April, lawmakers there advanced a measure that would allow low-speed neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) onto streets with a posted speed limit of 35 miles per ...

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    More GEMs on the horizon: Chrysler offers new 2011 low-speed electric vehicle options

    The last time we heard about GEM, the news wasn't good. In fact, the electric vehicle announcements from Chrysler haven't been all that positive for a while now, but that doesn't mean it will always be so. In fact, Chrysler announced today that the its wholly-owned subsidiary Global Electric ...

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    Video: NEVs lookout, Onya Cycles' Front End Loader is the new electric grocery getter in town

    Onya Cycles! Front-End Loader – Click above to watch video after the jump
    It's crude and looks like nothing more than a dreamy garage project created in a single weekend, but Saul Griffith's electric Front-End Loader aims to answer the question: who needs a car when you've got pedals and ...

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    A canary? CA electric vehicle dealership closes as market gets tough for NEVs

    Businesses that have tried to capitalize on a perceived demand for zero emissions cars in the last few years are finding their lot in life to be just as difficult, if not more so, than as those selling traditional vehicles. In 2007 and 2008, as gas prices steadily climbed north of $4 a gallon, ...

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    DC 2010: Columbia's Crossline low-speed electric vehicle due later this year

    Columbia Crossline – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's another entry in the low-speed electric car wars, and this one is in it to win it. That's the message we got from Columbia marketing manager Greg Breckley, who was at the Washington Auto Show with his company's new car, the ...

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    Forget the Tata Nano, Oklahomans can get a new electric car for $865!

    When automotive talk turns cheap, the most common vehicle that comes up is the Tata Nano, which currently holds the title as the Cheapest New Car in the World and is only available in India. So, Americans, how would you like to snag a brand-new electric car for the low, low price of just $865 ...


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