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    Recharge Wrap-up: First female driver for Formula E, EV subsidies grow in California, France
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    The Venturi Formula E team has signed drivers Nick Heidfeld and Stéphane Sarrazin to compete in the series' first season. The pair will be behind their respective wheels when the FIA sanctioned all-electric race series kicks off in Beijing on September 3 of this year. 37-year-old German ...

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    Report: Iran now has its first-ever electric vehicle
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    Soon after eliminating tariffs on the import of and electric vehicles and many hybrids, Iran has reportedly imported its first electric car to the country. According to Homayoun Haeri, managing director of Iran Power Generation Transmission & Distribution Management Company, the unspecified ...

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    Report: Paris ends even-odd license plate driving ban after just 24 hours
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    There can come a time when strong measures are needed to ease the effects of too many cars on city street. Today, that time came to Paris. And then it passed. Government officials in Paris announced over the weekend that a new plan would go into effect early Monday morning: only about half of ...

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    Report: Two Autolib electric carshare vehicles catch fire in Paris
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    The word for fire in French is "feu." We're not sure how to correctly translate "conspiracy theory," so we'll leave that one alone for now. Two Bollore Bluecar electric vehicles that were part of Autolib's carsharing service in Paris caught fire and were destroyed earlier this week, Plug In Cars ...

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    Official: Fiat 500L Living diesel fleet goes from Turin to Paris on a single tank
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    A fleet of Fiat 500L Living diesels has made the nearly 500-mile trek from Turin, Italy to Paris, France on a single tank of fuel, part of the first-ever Bosch Diesel Challenge. The Fiats achieved a fuel economy of about 71 miles per gallon (EU scale) in the process and received accolades from ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf EVs get free rides on SCNF trains in France
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    Being able to ship your electric vehicle up the California coast or down the Eastern Seaboard for summer vacation for free isn't exactly an option for us Americans, but the French can sure brag about doing something similar. Nissan struck a deal with French rail company SNCF that allows ...

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    Official: EIB loans Bollore 75 million euros to expand Autolib electric carsharing program
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    It looks like Parisian electric-vehicle car-sharing service Autolib just got some more juice. The European Investment Bank (EIB) loaned France-based conglomerate Bollore 75 million euros ($98 million) to expand its Autolib service throughout the French capital. Last year, Bollore received a 130 ...

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    Official: VW Golf BlueMotion concept is a diesel looker worth 73.5 mpg
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    The first Volkswagen concept from the 2012 Paris Motor Show is the new Golf BlueMotion, which has enough green blue street cred to be called "the most fuel-efficient Golf ever." How efficient does this seventh-generation Golf need to be to reach this grandiose claim? It burns 3.2 liters of ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi drops details on plug-in hybrid Outlander
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    Another entrant in the Paris Motor Show has been revealed, as Mitsubishi has announced that it will unveil a plug-in hybrid version of its updated Outlander SUV. According to Mitsubishi, this is the first ever plug-in hybrid SUV and will join a freshened version of the ASX crossover (Outlander ...

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    Official: Opel/Vauxhall Adam zooms into Europe's supermini fray [w/video]
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    We've done a triple-take with the Opel/Vauxhall Adam, and after two rounds of grainy spy shots, this third official look brings the car into crisp, clear focus. From the looks of these photos, we like it a bit more than we thought we did initially. Yes, it's got plenty of Audi A1 going on in that ...

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    Two Wheels: Smart bringing electric scooter to U.S. in 2014, will be part of Car2go
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    In a blink-and-you'd-miss-it announcement during an event in Berlin, the head of marketing and sales for Smart, Martin Hülder, told us that the third model in the Smart e-Mobility range – after the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive and eBike – will be the Smart electric scooter (or ...

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    Report: Twizy Way brings Renault's tiny EV car-sharing in France
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    Little car, little car-sharing program – for now. Next week, Renault will start testing a car-sharing program in France with the automaker's Twizy urban electric vehicles, HybridCars reports. The program, called Twizy Way, will take place in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, about 20 ...

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    Official: Got scholarship? Renault will fund electro-mobility classes in France
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    Summer may be approaching, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop thinking about school, according to Renault. The French automaker will start awarding what it calls the first "diploma" signifying expertise in electric vehicles and electro-mobility. Renault is funding courses held at the IUT ...

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    Official: 2014 Mazda6 with SkyActiv tech confirmed for Paris Motor Show
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    The gorgeous Mazda Takeri concept is making its U.S. debut at the New York Auto Show, and you'll want to take another close look at it: it will "strongly influence" the 2014 Mazda6 that we'll see at the Paris Motor Show later this year. The next Mazda6 will also follow the Mazda CX-5 in the ...

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    Video: Translogic tackles how Parisians share transportation
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    This week, our sister site Translogic heads off to Paris to check out the Vélib' bike-sharing and Autolib' electric-vehicle sharing programs. Vélib' boasts 20,000 bikes and 1,800 stations throughout the city, where anyone with a credit card can check out a bike on the fly. More ...

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    Renault Twizy says hello to Paris in Colette store window
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    It's not often that an automaker says this about its own car: "It looks like a toy and drives like a toy." Sure, Renault follows this up with, "but it isn't a toy," but by that point the message has been delivered: the all-electric Renault Twizy is not your usual vehicle. Maybe that's why a ...

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    Report: Electric Bollore Bluecar hits Paris streets as Autolib car share launches [w/video]
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    The French capital city of Paris has officially kicked off its Earth-friendly electric-car-for-hire scheme, rolling out battery "bubble cars" on Sunday and potentially sparking a revolution in transport. Hot on the wheels of Velib – Paris' self-service bicycle scheme – comes Autolib, ...

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    Paris to introduce Autolib electric car-sharing program in 2011
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    Starting next year, the French capital is going to have a lot more electrons flowing through its roadways. After two years of refining the program, the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, has finally unveiled the Autolib, a new car-sharing program comprising a fleet of 3,000 electric cars. ...

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    Paris 2010: Formulec EF01 presages electric Formula racing
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    Formulec EF01 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If the future of Formula racing is electric, it could look a lot like the Formulec EF01 that's just been revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Constructed in a two-and-a-half-year period with a number of quality partners pursuing ...

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    Paris 2010: 2011 Venturi Fétish is faster, sexier, more production
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    Venturi Fétish – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Appearing on the stand alongside the awesome Venturi America at the 2010 Paris Motor Show was an updated Fétish. While it retains a lot of similarities to the original, it has a fresh fascia, a new rear spoiler and a ...

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