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    Quick Spin: 2014 Volkswagen e-Up!
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    Our Favorite European Supermini Gets Juiced Volkswagen sets targets that are entertainingly confident, its stated goal for electric mobility being "market leadership by 2018." The tiny e-Up! is the first round out of the electric cannon, one of 14 EV and hybrid models the company will put on the ...

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    Motorsport: Formula E gets wireless-charging BMW i8 safety car [w/video]
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    Racing series typically select a safety car appropriate to the kinds of racecars for which they'll be setting the pace. So you might find a Mercedes SLS pacing a Formula One grand prix, for example, and you're more likely to find a BMW M4 on duty at a DTM race and a Chevy Camaro or SS on an oval ...

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    Green: Elon Musk says 'right on' to letter asking for new Tesla Model S features
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    #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-970615{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-970615, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-970615{width:630px;height:444px;display:block;} If you want to get Tesla CEO Elon Musk's attention, taking out a full-page ad in ...

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    Green: Someone's willing to pay $16,000 for a hollow, non-working BMW i8
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    There is an unusual BMW i8 for sale on eBay right now. Unlike your average – and by that we mean "working" – i8, this one pretty much just sits there, looking pretty. See, the i8 in question is just a promotional body shell. It's full size and being sold (we think) by a legit BMW ...

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    Green: Canada's Tar Sands vs. Electric Cars
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    It's pretty common knowledge - especially if you're the type to regularly visit sites such as our sister site AutoblogGreen and its ilk - that it's simply cheaper to drive a kilometre on electrical power than on gasoline. We also know that it is inefficient to convert oil sands into usable fuel ...

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    Video: Kia Soul EV ad campaign charges up with sexified hamsters
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    It's official: Kia's adorable Soul-hawking Hamsters have crossed that line. It was one thing when they first hit the scene, and we got a small chuckle out of their trimmer looks for the refreshed, 2014 Soul. This, though, is too much. This is Kia's latest commercial for the 2015 Soul EV, and it ...

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    Opinion: Why Battery Electric Vehicles Will Beat Fuel Cells
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    Last year Elon Musk came straight out and said fuel cells are so bullsh*t. A couple months ago Slashdot ran an article asking where the future of automobiles was going: Fuel Cell or Battery Electric Vehicles. Mercedes, BMW, Mitsubishi, Renault / Nissan and of course Tesla are fully invested in ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell
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    A Crossover That Sips Hydrogen And Drips Water Hyundai leased its first Tucson Fuel Cell crossover last week, which the automaker claims makes it the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that has been offered to the public (Honda may have something to say about that...). The vehicle, which ...

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    Featured: Tesla Model S driver goes from Mexico to Alaska, loves the experience
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    As range anxiety lessens, and more chargers are installed along major roadways, increasing numbers of people are taking road trips in their electric vehicles. The Tesla Model S in particular has become the go-to vehicle for electric touring. When equipped with the 85-kWh battery pack, the Model S ...

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    Featured: GM admits Cadillac ELR no real competition for Tesla Model S
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    Last year, then-CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, made it clear that the company lookouts at the Ren Cen had California automaker Tesla in their sights. "If you want to compete head-to-head with Tesla, and we ultimately will, you want to do it with a Cadillac," he said. So, given the fact that ...

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