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    Volkswagen e-Golf was the top-selling electric car in the 17 West European markets during the first two months of 2015, ousting the Nissan LEAF from first place. According to AID Newsletter’s data, the e-Golf posted 2,150 regional registration during the opening two months of this year. The sector’s previous front-runner, the Nissan LEAF, had to make do with the runner-up […]

    e-Golf Dethrones LEAF as Europe’s Top-Selling  Electric Car
  • Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for ‘Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting’

    Nissan has broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting by using the Glow-in-the-Dark Nissan LEAF to paint a 207.68m2 self-portrait of the 100-percent electric car. The painting, depicting the front of a Nissan LEAF, was created by maverick motoring artist, Ian Cook of Popbangcolour. Usually seen working with radio-controlled cars, Ian was quick to accept Nissan’s […]

    Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for ‘Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting’
  • LG Chem to Supply Batteries for New Smart EV

    South Korea’s LG Chem has been selected by Daimler AG as the supplier of lithium-ion batteries for new Smart EV that will be newly launched in 2016. Based on the results of mass supply contract, LG Chem will be providing battery cells to Smart EV and the cells will be installed into packs by Daimler. Smart is a brand of […]

    LG Chem to Supply Batteries for New Smart EV
  • China Racing to Run NextEV Powertrain in Next Formula E Season

    China Racing will run a powertrain built by Chinese EV technology firm NextEV in season two of the FIA Formula E Championship. NextEV were one of the eight manufacturers selected to build components for season two, when the regulations regarding the powertrain are opened up to allow competition. China Racing has released some technical details of the new powertrain, which […]

    China Racing to Run NextEV Powertrain in Next Formula E Season
  • Europcar Expands EV Options In London With Nissan LEAF Launch

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    Europcar Expands EV Options In London With Nissan LEAF Launch
  • Formula E Monaco ePrix Track Revealed

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    Formula E Monaco ePrix Track Revealed
  • UK Government Announces Incentives For Electric Motorcycles

    Motorcycles and scooters will join cars, vans, trucks and buses in the UK‘s government drive for greener vehicles, Business Minister Matthew Hancock announced on Friday. Up to £7.5 million will be set aside to boost the uptake for electric motorcycles and help bikers bridge the cost gap between a zero emission electric motorcycle and conventional petrol versions. The grant could […]

    UK Government Announces Incentives For Electric Motorcycles
  • Kia Soul EV Named “Best Value In America” by Vincentric

    The 2015 Kia Soul EV has been honored as a 2015 Vincentric “Best Value in America” award winner in the Electric/Plug-in Hybrid category.  Vincentric is a leading source of cost-of-ownership data and analysis within the automotive industry. “The Kia brand has always stood for value, and even as we’ve grown and matured, adding ever more refined and diverse models to […]

    Kia Soul EV Named “Best Value In America” by Vincentric
  • TransPower Announces New Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Achievements

    TransPower, a provider of clean vehicle and stationary energy storage technologies and products, announced that it has achieved several significant new milestones in its development of battery-electric, hybrid, and fuel cell propulsion technologies for heavy-duty vehicles including trucks, tractors, and buses. Two of these milestones occurred the day before yesterday, when TransPower conducted a demonstration of four fully functional battery-electric […]

    TransPower Announces New Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Achievements
  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e PHEV SUV Revealed

    For the first time in its SUV history, Mercedes-Benz offers a plug-in hybrid model, the 2016 GLE550e 4MATIC, which combines maximum efficiency with outstanding performance. The 2016 GLE550e 4MATIC is company’s third plug-in hybrid in the range, after the 2015 S 500 Plug-In Hybrid and the 2016 C 350e. The Mercedes-Benz GLE550e 4MATIC celebrates its world premiere at the upcoming […]

    2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e PHEV SUV Revealed

ELECTRIC CAR NEWS »

Study: Electric Vehicles May Be More Useful Than Previously Thought

Study: Electric Vehicles May Be More Useful Than Previously Thought

March 31, 2015 at 7:23 am

In the first study of its kind, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) quantitatively show that electric vehicles...

 

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The BMW X5 xDrive40e Plug-in Hybrid SUV

The BMW X5 xDrive40e Plug-in Hybrid SUV

March 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

BMW X5 xDrive40e is the first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand. Permanent all-wheel drive and the BMW EfficientDynamics eDrive technology endow the...

PLUG_IN HYBRIDS »

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e PHEV SUV Revealed

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e PHEV SUV Revealed

March 26, 2015 at 8:19 am

For the first time in its SUV history, Mercedes-Benz offers a plug-in hybrid model, the 2016 GLE550e 4MATIC, which combines maximum efficiency with outstanding performance. The...

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Mercedes-Benz’s “Intelligent Drive” philosophy: Intelligence=efficiency

Mercedes-Benz’s “Intelligent Drive” philosophy: Intelligence = efficiency

March 23, 2015 at 5:16 am

At Mercedes-Benz “Intelligent Drive” stands for the networking of systems, sensors and algorithms for enhanced comfort and safety. The drive system also benefits...

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