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    Recharge Wrap-up: BlaBlaCar raises $100M, NASA launches CO2 satellite
    Mazda2 With Rotary Range Extender Likely 1404657420

    BlaBlaCar, a ridesharing startup in Europe, has raised $100 million in a funding round led by Index Ventures. After recently growing to 12 countries and 8 million users, BlaBlaCar plans to us the funding for even more aggressive growth throughout Europe. The ridesharing service pairs drivers and ...

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    Exclusive: 2014 Mercedes B-Class ED battery much bigger than previously stated
    Getting 17 More Miles From 36-kWh Pack Is A $600 Option 1403555520

    There was something unexpected hiding in the new configurator for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: a $600 "Temporary range extender." Since we've never heard of such a thing, we had to click through for more. The official explanation runs like this: A suite of options to further ...

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    Why are all US-bound BMW i3 EVs with range extenders stuck at port?
    New Technology Meets EPA Rules And Things Just Take Time 1400608740

    The first BMW i3 EVs have been delivered in the US, but in a quirk of the rules, none of them have been the range-extended versions. Long-time BMW electric vehicle driver Tom Moloughney discovered this fact the hard way. His i3 REx has been sitting at a New Jersey port for over a week and he's ...

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    Report: As BMW i3 US launch nears, more details discovered

    Think of the BMW i3's gas-powered range-extender as akin to driving around with a middle linebacker in the back seat. Except that football player will have a hard time pushing the car 60 miles or so once the battery runs out. Thankfully, he won't prevent you from getting a nifty tax credit ...

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    Official: Renault testing HyKangoo postal vans with hydrogen range extenders

    Could this be the automobile sector's version of the Reese's Peanut Butter cup? Paris-based Symbio is proposing something akin to mixing chocolate with peanut butter (never a bad thing, in our book) with the idea of adding a hydrogen fuel-cell range extender to a Renault electric vehicle. ...

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    Official: KSPG testing low-noise EV range extender engine

    If you're going to add a gas-burning engine to an electric vehicle, it makes sense to have it be whisper quiet. We haven't heard the engine ourselves, but supplier KSPG AG said during the Detroit Auto Show this week that the range extender it put into a Fiat 500 for test purposes introduced ...

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    Report: BMW i3 with range extender is a different experience

    One of the more popular US college basketball cheers takes place when a visiting superstar player has a sub-par performance and the student section cheers "OVER-RATED" followed by a rhythmic five-clap. The concept has apparently made its way overseas to a UK journalist reviewing BMW's new i3 ...

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    Read This: Why the BMW i3 has such a tiny gas tank

    To give you a better idea of how small the gas tank on the BMW i3's range-extender will be, it's about equal to a quartet of those two-liter plastic Coke bottles you'll get at the supermarket for your next football bash. That's it. The German automaker is limiting the size of its ...

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    Official: New BMW i3 details show gas-powered EV aiming right for CARB HOV loophole

    The BMW i3 has been one of the most-teased plug-in vehicle concepts in recent memory. Since BMW first unveiled the car (along with the i8) back in mid-2011, we've had the promotional "Born Electric" tour, auto show appearances and, just the other day, a production version teaser image. And let's ...

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    Official: UK's Teva Motors announces extended-range diesel-hybrid truck

    One UK company has got some big names, big supporters and big countries behind its (probably) big truck. Teva Motors says it is building an electric truck that will come with a diesel-powered range extender and will have a 7.5-ton payload. The company is led by Malcolm Power, former vice ...

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    Official: BMW confirms i3 range extender "not intended for daily use"

    It's no secret that the BMW i3 has a spot in the powertrain bay reserved for a gasoline engine range extender. Given that the i3 city car is available as a pure electric vehicle, how does an additional liquid fuel powerplant fit into the picture? Green Car Reports recently wondered out loud about ...

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    Detroit: KSPG's range extender concept gives gas to EVs

    KSPG is 100-year-old automotive supplier that could, if it wanted to, produce a complete engine. That's not the company's plan, though, since it doesn't want to compete against its many customers. Therefore, the range extender concept engine that KSPG had on display at the Detroit Auto Show is ...

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    Report: 2014 BMW i3 to feature range-extending motorcycle engine?

    When BMW officially unveiled its i3 concept ahead of the car's on-stage debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, details on the car – and upcoming i8 – poured out. Click here for all of that initial info. As with any evolving advanced vehicle program, green car fans are hungry for ...

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    Angel Labs commercializes "Massive Yet Tiny" engine

    Angel Labs announced that it has inked a three-way deal to commercialize its six-inch "Massive Yet Tiny" (MYT-6) engine. The MYT runs on pure Titan biodiesel and powers an attached 40-kW genset distributed by Industrial Green Power (IGP). The agreement is a multi-year, multi-million dollar ...

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    Mahle, EVO Electric developing 2-cylinder range-extending engine

    Mahle, a leading manufacturer of components and systems for combustion engines, has teamed with EVO Electric Ltd., a company that specializes in electric drive solutions for the transportation sector, to develop a two-cylinder range-extending engine for electric-drive vehicles. The engine, a ...

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    Lotus: 3 automakers express "significant" interest in our range-extending engine

    Lotus claims that three undisclosed automakers have shown "significant" interest in its dedicated range-extending three-cylinder gasoline-fueled engine that was unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show. To date, the Lotus engine has appeared in the Proton Emas, the Jaguar Limo Green and Lotus ...

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    Rumormill: BMW Megacity to get optional range-extender

    BMW Megacity EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As more details about BMW's upcoming Megacity EV trickle out, we learn that the electric city car will be offered with an optional small internal combustion engine designed to replenish the depleted batteries while the vehicle is ...

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    Paris 2010: Exagon Motors Furtive eGT range-extended EV looks better in person

    Exagon Furtive e-GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Exagon Motors hasn't often appeared in these pages – the company built some electric ice racers last year – and so yesterday's announcement of the Furtive e-GT extended-range/all-electric sports car caught us by ...

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    Opel to debut extended range Vivaro eConcept [w/video]

    Opel Vivaro e-Concept -– Click above for high-res image gallery
    Following in the footsteps of the Chevrolet Volt, Opel has introduced the Vivaro eConcept, a range-extended electric vehicle aimed at the commercial market. Obviously, the Vivora eConcept and the Volt share little in common on ...

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    Time for REEVolution - Think will help power up UK plug-in vehicle program

    Lotus, Nissan, Think and Jaguar Land Rover. Four different auto companies, all working together in the UK electric car consortium (along with Axeon, EVO Electric and Xtrac) called REEVolution. As the name kind of gives away, the goal is to "expand and enhance technology" used in extended-range ...


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