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Jaguar Land Rover to make only electric or hybrid cars from 2020

The UK-based manufacturer promised that all new models from 2020 will be fully electric or hybrid.

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2018 Nissan Leaf First Drive | Electrifying the masses
KAMINOKAWA, Japan — After an agonizing trickle of details and teasers, Nissan has finally pulled the wraps off the next generation of the world’s best-selling EV nameplate, the Leaf.

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Honda is firing back at Tesla and other automakers by rolling out 2 electric cars by 2018

Honda is taking aim at Tesla and launching two electric cars by 2018.

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Next month Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi will unveil their EV platform
While the 2018 Nissan Leaf is a great step forward, in reality it’s a nice facelift. Just look between the A and C pillars and you’ll see that it remains the same car with the same wheelbase, only the front and back changed.

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Electric vehicle charging stations to be regulated

With the increase in the number of electric vehicles in Sri Lanka, the number of charging stations too has experienced a significant growth.  (more…)

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All Maserati models to use electrified drive from 2019

Italian luxury car maker will spearhead Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ push for electrification, starting with the Alfieri

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BMW’s all-electric i3 gets a lot more liveable with a new battery pack and nearly 200 kilometres of range

2017 BMW i3 Range Extender

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Sono Sion Unveiled, World’s First Production Solar Car!

Sono Motors Sion – offering “Infinite Mobility”

Today Sono Motors unveiled its prototype electric and solar car, the worlds first series production bound solar powered car, with deliveries expected in 2019.

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Lightweight, compact and high-efficiency powertrain for EVs
The EV powertrain produces the power of the car in place of an engine.

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New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK

 

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government has announced.

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Electric Bike Company’s beach cruiser is the perfect $1300 e-bike for summer
Electric bicycle companies are a dime a dozen these days, so when we were contacted by the somewhat-unimaginatively-named “Electric Bike Company,” I didn’t expect much.  I hadn’t heard of them before, but found out they were headquartered nearby, in sunny Newport Beach, California, so figured why not take a trip to the beach and have a look at what they have to offer?
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The Tesla Model 3 Will FINALLY Be Available To Test Drive This Year
Telsa knew it had struck gold the moment it announced open preorders for the upcoming Model 3 sedan. The company received over $11 billion in preorders in less than a week, from people who hadn’t even seen the car yet.

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Nissan may bring its Leaf -EV to India this year to gauge customer response

“But this (Nissan Leaf) initiative will not be big, it will be a small volume initiative; more to explain to our customers what our brand is about. There is some discussion about bringing it to India this year but it is still to be confirmed,”

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Mercedes to make electric cars at its China factory with BAIC

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BMW venture arm invests in U.S. electric-bus maker Proterra

You can’t buy one at your local car dealer, but electric transit buses have a significant role to play in reducing vehicular emissions and expanding the spread of electric-vehicle technology.

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EV Batteries

In the early 1900s, the electric vehicle was reserved for dignitaries the likes of Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Clara Ford, the wife of Henry Ford. They chose this transportation for its quiet ride over the vibrating and polluting internal combustion engine. Environmentally conscious drivers are rediscovering the EV with a choice of many attractive products. (more…)

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How to negotiate for a new Nissan Leaf battery pack: electric-car owner advises

In designing, testing, and producing the Nissan Leaf, the first modern electric car sold in volume, Nissan made a design decision that some other companies didn’t.

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The First EV To Enter The Mongol Rally Is A Nissan Leaf

Nissan has plenty of racing pedigree having entered the legendary 24 Hours Of Le Mans, but it very rarely gets its wheels dirty in the rugged world of rallying. (more…)

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New Tariff to Facilitate Electric Vehicles

SRI LANKA’S SINGLE PHASE DOMESTIC CUSTOMERS TO GET TOU TARIFF

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Riding in prototype autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car: what it’s like (video)

Autonomous Nissan Leaf – Fully Charged

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Lessons learned from early electric car: 2011 Nissan Leaf at 90,000 miles
Being a pioneer isn’t easy.
When you’re pioneering new automotive technology, it can be challenging and sometimes costly. Just ask anyone who owned an early turbocharged sport sedan, for instance.

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Electric cars and cheap solar ‘could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020’

Solar power and clean cars are ‘gamechangers’ consistently underestimated by big energy, says Imperial College and Carbon Tracker report

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Electric Car Price Guide: every 2017 all-electric car, with specs

It’s a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: pricing.

Many electric cars are more expensive than their regular counterparts, though in general they cost far less to run on a per-mile basis. (more…)

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EV Batteries

In the early 1900s, the electric vehicle was reserved for dignitaries the likes of Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Clara Ford, the wife of Henry Ford. They chose this transportation for its quiet ride over the vibrating and polluting internal combustion engine. Environmentally conscious drivers are rediscovering the EV with a choice of many attractive products. (more…)

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Here’s How Electric Cars Will Cause the Next Oil Crisis

A shift is under way that will lead to widespread adoption of EVs in the next decade

With all good technologies, there comes a time when buying the alternative no longer makes sense. (more…)

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Next Nissan Leaf: Pro Pilot self-driving included, 200-mile range or more confirmed

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn confirmed that a second-generation Nissan Leaf electric car is coming “in the near future,” though he didn’t specify a date or model year. (more…)

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