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Tiny EV Does 0 to 62 mph in 1.5 Seconds

Tiny EV Does 0 to 62 mph in 1.5 Seconds
There are a bunch of hypercars out there that can rocket at insane speeds to 62 mph from a standstill. The Lamborghini Aventador can do the deed in well under 3 seconds. Now a group of students from ETH Zurich and Hochschule Luzern in Switzerland have created an electric racecar that can do the deed in about half that time.
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The Blackbird Can Be Any Car it Wants to Be

The Blackbird Can Be Any Car it Wants to Be
Sometimes when watching a car commercial, I’ve noticed that cars aren’t always quite natural looking. As it turns out that might be because some cars in commercials are actually computer generated. An interactive design agency called The Mill has debuted an awesome looking vehicle called the Blackbird which can be used to help create better virtual cars.
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New Nissan LEAF Could Go 200+ Miles per Charge

New Nissan LEAF Could Go 200+ Miles per Charge
While sports cars battle for supremacy on paper with numbers for power, torque, and G force capability, the EV battles with battery size and driving range. Currently Tesla reigns supreme in that category and with its coming Model 3 even more people will be able to afford an EV that can go 200 miles or more per charge.
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Local Motors Olli Autonomous Bus Has a Supercomputer Brain

Local Motors Olli Autonomous Bus Has a Supercomputer Brain
I’ve been listening to lots of audio books as I drive around in the sweltering heat of June in Texas this summer. My favorites are the Dark Tower series. I think if Blaine the Mono had a little brother that rolled around the city driving Pubes and Grays to their deaths, it would probably look like cheerful little Olli by Local Motors.
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Smart Talks Electric Drive for Fourth-gen

Smart Talks Electric Drive for Fourth-gen
One thing that is synonymous with Smart cars is their tiny size. These cars are miniscule measuring just about 106″ long and seating two people without space for much more than a grocery bag or two.
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LAPD to Buy 100 BMW i3 EVs

LAPD to Buy 100 BMW i3 EVs
The LA Police Department has agreed to purchase 100 electric BMW i3 cars from BMW of North America to use in the department’s transportation fleet. The announcement that BMW won the bid for the 100-vehicle purchase comes after field trials of the i3 were conducted along with trials of other EVs in LA.
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Solo Single Seat EV to Launch This July

Solo Single Seat EV to Launch This July
Most of the time when you are in the car driving to and from work, you are probably alone. A Vancouver-based company called Electra Meccanica is aiming directly at these lone drivers with a new EV called the Solo.
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2017 VW e-Golf to Get a Bigger Battery and Motor

2017 VW e-Golf to Get a Bigger Battery and Motor
Volkswagen has revealed that a refreshed e-Golf EV will land this fall, at least in Germany. Presumably, the refreshed car will come to other countries as well. While a facelift is usually most noticeable on the outside, it’s what’s underneath that most will covet.
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Colorado Passes New EV Bill Making EVs Cheaper to Buy

Colorado Passes New EV Bill Making EVs Cheaper to Buy
Colorado has just become the place to live if you want access to the cheapest EVs around. Colorado legislature passed HB 1332 that improves EV tax incentives with a new $5,000 tax credit. Existing national tax credits are something that the buyer only gets at tax return season meaning you still have to pay full price for the EV to start with.
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Tesla’s Latest Easter Egg is a Rainbow Charge Port

Tesla’s Latest Easter Egg is a Rainbow Charge Port
Tesla has been into rainbow Easter eggs of late. Recently, we saw one that allowed owners of the Model S to make the autopilot lane on the car’s display look like the rainbow road from Mario Kart.
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2017/2018 BMW i8 Tipped for More Power and a Facelift

2017/2018 BMW i8 Tipped for More Power and a Facelift
Now that it’s been on the market for a couple of years, word on the street is that BMW will be giving its i8 electric sports coupe more power and some visual refinements for the next model year.
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2017 BMW i3 Gets Larger Battery and Longer Driving Range

2017 BMW i3 Gets Larger Battery and Longer Driving Range
BMW has announced a bit of an update to its i3 electric car for 2017 model year. The new version of the car gets a battery that has 50% higher capacity than previous versions of the i3.
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EPA Gives Tesla Model S 90D AWD 303.2 Miles Hwy Range

EPA Gives Tesla Model S 90D AWD 303.2 Miles Hwy Range
In the world of electric cars, most struggle to go 100 miles on a single charge. Tesla is on a completely different level with its Model S EV. Last year, the 2015 Model S AWD 90D was given an EPA rating of 285.3 miles of driving per charge on the highway.
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Immortus Solar Electric Sports Car Wants to Drive Forever

Immortus Solar Electric Sports Car Wants to Drive Forever
One of the cool things about electric cars aside from the no gas and zero emissions thing is that they have gobs of torque. This means that even when an EV doesn’t look fast, it often is.
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Some Tesla Model X SUVs Having Issues with Fancy Doors

Some Tesla Model X SUVs Having Issues with Fancy Doors
Tesla is taking some lumps over its recently launched Model X SUV. The car has fancy Falcon Wing rear doors that open up electronically without the driver having to do it manually. The catch is that several owners are having issues with those doors that prevent them from working properly.
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