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Recharge Wrap-up: Ridesharing jeopardizes taxi medallion values

Filed under: Green, CODA, Alternative Fuels, Electric A number of short green car news items. Today, how ridesharing is putting the hurt on taxi medallions and how EVs can get cleaner over time. Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Ridesharing jeopardizes taxi medallion values Recharge Wrap-up: Ridesharing jeopardizes taxi medallion values originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, [...]

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China’s answer to Elon Musk seeks license to build electric car

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, China, Electric Chinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting is trying to get a license to build electric cars in China, and he thinks that they could be a revolution there. Even if Jia doesn’t make it, other companies are getting ready to jump into China’s emerging EV marketplace. Continue reading China’s answer [...]

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Bultaco returns with new offroad electric bike

Filed under: Green, Europe, Motorcycle, Bikes, Electric Spanish motorcycle brand Bultaco is back on the scene with its latest electric cycle. The Brinco is an electrically assisted moped made to traverse rough roads, with disc brakes and lots of suspension travel at the front and rear. Its four-horsepower motor can go about 19 miles on [...]

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Tesla starts real-world beta testing of Model S battery swaps in California [UPDATE]

Filed under: Green, Tesla, Electric Tesla has finally launched its long-awaited Model S battery swap technology. The first station, still in a limited beta test phase, is now open between Los Angeles and San Francisco in California. Continue reading Tesla starts real-world beta testing of Model S battery swaps in California [UPDATE] Tesla starts real-world [...]

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Tesla Model S drivers put way more miles on their cars than Nissan Leaf owners do (we think)

Filed under: Green, Nissan, Tesla, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, Green Culture, Electric Just a few weeks ago, Nissan announced that its customers have driven over a billion electric kilometers in the four years that the world’s best-selling EV has been on the road. That heady milestone means, Nissan says, that the Leaf has saved 180 million kilograms [...]

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There’s a familiar ring to this 1966 video of GM’s hydrogen ElectroVan

Filed under: Green, Videos, GM, Toyota, Emerging Technologies, Electric, Hydrogen “What we need is fuel cells that can run on a hydrocarbon fuel and air.” Continue reading There’s a familiar ring to this 1966 video of GM’s hydrogen ElectroVan There’s a familiar ring to this 1966 video of GM’s hydrogen ElectroVan originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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Recharge Wrap-up: Honda FCV Concept comes to Detroit, Toyota seeks young green energy fellows

Filed under: Green, Detroit Auto Show, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Electric, Hydrogen Honda will bring its FCV Concept to the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The hydrogen-powered concept made its Japanese debut in November, and will now make its way to North America for the first time. The FCV concept improves [...]

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Report: Tesla China president steps down after fewer than 9 months on the job

Filed under: Sedan, China, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Tesla, Electric In July, 2013, before Tesla had delivered its first car to China, CEO Elon Musk called the country a “wild card.” A year on, that continues to be the case, with media reports all over the spectrum concerning how Tesla is doing in China. The immediate future won’t [...]

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Official: BMW to show car that can park itself in a multi-story garage at CES

Filed under: Concept Cars, CES, Technology, Hatchback, BMW, Electric, Smartphone Automatic parking systems are something of a novelty, in their present form. Sure, modern parallel parking systems work well enough. And they’re great if you lack the special awareness required to complete such a task. But frankly, how often is the average owner of such [...]

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Official: Renault reveals tiny two-stroke twincharged diesel

Filed under: Hybrid, Technology, Renault, Electric, Diesel, Emissions The Renault-Nissan Alliance bills itself as the worldwide leader in electric vehicles with a claimed 58 percent of the global market share. In the highly competitive world of increasingly efficient powertrains, development can never stand still if the company wants to maintain that dominance. Renault just held [...]

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Featured: The billion-dollar potential of the ordinary American school bus [w/video]

Filed under: Electric, Technology For the better part of seven decades, the ordinary American school bus has remained exactly the same. Someday soon, it could undergo a radical change. Next year, three California school districts will soon participate in a experiment that will examine whether school buses can be used beyond their traditional scope of [...]

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Official: Ward’s announces 10 Best Engines 2015

Filed under: Performance, Electric, Diesel Ward’s Auto has named its 10 Best Engines for 2015, covering a range of powerplants from fuel-sippers to fire-breathers. As with past years, forced-induction reigns supreme, with seven of the ten engines featuring a turbo or supercharger. This year is slightly different, though, as two of the seven blown engines [...]

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U-Turn: What you missed on 12.8.14

Filed under: Hybrid, Crossover, Nissan, Volvo, Electric, Emissions, Humor, Technology We drive the 2015 Nissan Murano We found plenty to like in the 2015 Nissan Murano after taking it for a spin out on the West Coast, starting with its bold new style. There aren’t any major drivetrain updates over the previous generation, but the [...]

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Report: Harley-Davidson Livewire electric bike would cost $50k if made today

Filed under: Concept Cars, Videos, Motorcycle, Electric Harley-Davidson President and COO Matt Levatich rode into the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s yearly confab on a Project LiveWire – that’s the un-Harley electric motorcycle concept, its loudest noise coming from riders singing its praises and shocked onlookers reappraising the brand. While we know that the LiveWire is [...]

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Report: Harley-Davidson Livewire electric bike would cost $50k if made today

Filed under: Concept Cars, Videos, Motorcycle, Electric Harley-Davidson President and COO Matt Levatich rode into the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s yearly confab on a Project LiveWire – that’s the un-Harley electric motorcycle concept, its loudest noise coming from riders singing its praises and shocked onlookers reappraising the brand. While we know that the LiveWire is [...]

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