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BMW cancels their plans for an i5 electric car

BMW cancels their plans for an i5 electric car

image of BMW i5 rendering 750×500 Over the last two years, one topic has often come up on BMWBLOG and other media outlet – a new addition to the BMW i … Over the last two years, one topic has often come up on BMWBLOG and other media outlet – a new addition to the BMW i family. Often referred …

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Electric Cars To Replace Petrol And Diesel Cars In Next 8 Years: Report

Electric Cars To Replace Petrol And Diesel Cars In Next 8 Years: Report

2030 is expected to mark the end of oil business, says a Stanford economist. Therefore, in the future, electric cars are expected to take over the auto industry as fossil fuels are running towards extinction. However, according to companies like Shell, the true power of fuel-based cars is still somehow, hidden. According to Tony Seba, a Stanford economist, the global …

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Toyota CEO Sounds Ambivalent About EVs, But EV Plans Still On Track

Toyota CEO Sounds Ambivalent About EVs, But EV Plans Still On Track

In a recent interview with Automotive News , the CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, was quoted discussing the company’s electric vehicles plans — seemingly making it clear that the CEO (and company namesake) remains somewhat ambivalent about the tech. This isn’t too surprising, as the company has been taking its time entering the plug-in electric vehicle market in a serious …

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Subaru still finalizing its electrification plans

Subaru still finalizing its electrification plans

Subaru ‘s built itself a hybrid before, but the automaker hasn’t yet fully embraced the industry’s move toward electrification. It’s not a race, but Subaru is definitely taking it slow and steady. Subaru is mulling whether to introduce electric versions of its current lineup or branch out and develop something new, Bloomberg reports , based on an interview with CEO …

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Toyota CEO Sounds Ambivalent About EVs, But EV Plans Still On Track

Toyota CEO Sounds Ambivalent About EVs, But EV Plans Still On Track

In a recent interview with Automotive News , the CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, was quoted discussing the company’s electric vehicles plans — seemingly making it clear that the CEO (and company namesake) remains somewhat ambivalent about the tech. This isn’t too surprising, as the company has been taking its time entering the plug-in electric vehicle market in a serious …

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2017 Smart ForTwo electric cars priced from $24,550

2017 Smart ForTwo electric cars priced from $24,550

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive – first drive, Miami, Nov 2016 [photo: Jeff Jablansky] The market for electric vehicles normally comes with a high price of entry, though Smart is proposing that its new two-seat battery-powered minicar is a value proposition. Prices for the 2017 Smart ForTwo electric coupe and cabriolet begin at $24,550 and $28,750 respectively. If you’ve followed …

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Subaru plans for all-electric versions of existing model lines

Subaru plans for all-electric versions of existing model lines

2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2017 Geneva auto show It’s now clear that every automaker, no matter how large or small, will have to develop and sell battery-electric vehicles by 2020 to 2025. Companies like GM and Volkswagen, which each make 10 million cars a year, can afford the breathtaking costs of developing expertise and engineering cars with entirely different powertrains. For …

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DC fast charging for electric cars: what’s here, what’s coming, what’s hype?

DC fast charging for electric cars: what's here, what's coming, what's hype?

Prototype EVgo 350-kw fast-charging station Fremont, CA Drivers who want to use their electric cars for trips beyond a radius from their home charging site rely on DC fast-charging sites. Now Charged magazine has written a comprehensive guide to the current state and future of DC charging. Today, most publicly available chargers using the CHAdeMO and CCS standards have an …

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Daimler begins construction on a $562 million lithium-ion battery factory in Germany

Daimler begins construction on a $562 million lithium-ion battery factory in Germany

Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in a conversation with Dieter Zetsche (Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars) and others. On Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the site of a future lithium-ion battery factory in the eastern German town of Kamenz. The factory is being developed by Mercedes-Benz manufacturer Daimler, which will …

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