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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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This Hybrid Subaru BRZ Gets 104 MPGe

This Hybrid Subaru BRZ Gets 104 MPGe
A group of researchers from Mississippi State University has taken a Subaru BRZ and turned it into a unique hybrid test bed. The car is dubbed the “Car of the Future” and is a plug-in hybrid that uses a battery pack with 12.7 kWh of power.
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Pariss Race Car is Electrifying

Pariss Race Car is Electrifying
The image you see here are of a new electric race car dubbed the Pariss Electric Roadster. The French-designed vehicle reminds me of a mashup of an AMG GT racer with Mazda RX-8 DNA. That sounds like a strange combination, but it looks very cool.
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Scuttlebutt Suggests 100k Tesla Model 3 Reservations Possible

Scuttlebutt Suggests 100k Tesla Model 3 Reservations Possible
Tesla is set to kick off reservations for its much anticipated entry level Model 3 EV on March 31. According to reports from Tesla employees, many of the stores have taken inquiries from prospective customers, and early indications are that stores will have as many as 100 people lined up to reserve their Model 3, and estimates are ranging from 50,000 to 100,000 possible reservations right out of the gate.
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Hyundai Ioniq EV Gets 110 Mile per Charge EPA Rating

Hyundai Ioniq EV Gets 110 Mile per Charge EPA Rating
Korean automaker Hyundai is working on bringing a new EV to the US market that will be called the Ioniq Electric. The car has the same battery packs as the Kia Soul EV with 28kWh of power inside.
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Experimental Japanese EV Has No Battery

Experimental Japanese EV Has No Battery
In theory, an electric vehicle is a great thing with no need for fuel or oil changes, and producing no pollution from an exhaust pipe. The reality is that EVs simply don’t work for many drivers due to short driving ranges, and the lack of a good charging infrastructure outside most major cities.
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Fully-electric Corvette Breaks Street-legal EV Speed Record

Fully-electric Corvette Breaks Street-legal EV Speed Record
Genovation is a company that makes high-tech “green” vehicles. Along the way, they’ve also built an insanely powerful experimental EV – the Genovation eXtreme Electric (or GXE). The GXE has now laid claim to the IMRA top speed record for a street legal all electric car. 
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TechRules AT96 TREV Specs Revealed, Sounds Like Fantasy

TechRules AT96 TREV Specs Revealed, Sounds Like Fantasy
The automotive industry has seen some outlandish claims over the years with many of them turning out to be complete vaporware. It may be too early to say for sure if the Chinese carmaker TechRules is full of vapor, but some of the claims it makes for the new AT96 are hard to believe.
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Rimac Concept_One Production Version to Debut in Geneva

Rimac Concept_One Production Version to Debut in Geneva
You might remember that slick looking Rimac Automobili Concept_One electric hypercar we talked about back in 2014. The car is a sexy all electric beast packing lots of performance. The production version of that car will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this March.
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Techrules Claims Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle

Techrules Claims Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle
Don’t worry if you have never heard of a Chinese firm called Techrules. We haven’t either. It sounds like some sort of smartphone company, but claims to have a wild sounding electric car that it promises to debut in Geneva.
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Tesla Model X Throws Down World Record SUV Quarter Mile

Tesla Model X Throws Down World Record SUV Quarter Mile
The Tesla Model S and Model X EVs might not look like performance vehicles on the surface – after all they are EVs designed for driving range and zero emissions. However, if you option a Tesla correctly, they turn out to be very impressive performers at the local drag strip.
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