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BMW details the new X5 eDrive before New York debut


April 15, 2014 – BMW joined hybrid SUV makers’ club with its X5 eDrive concept showcased in 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. In a few days, BMW will unveil an upgraded version of X5 eDrive at the 2014 New York Auto Show, and here are some official updates on the same [...]



Free fill-ups in High Point? For electric vehicle owners only, thanks to a local company


April 15, 2014 – Most drivers wouldn’t think to pull into a local home decor provider for a fill-up, but High Point electric vehicle owners now can do that — and recharge their batteries for free. Phillips Collection, a family-run business supplying furniture, accessories, sculptures and other items to high-end retailers [...]



2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Now In Production


April 15, 2014 – The first U.S.-market production electric car to wear a three-pointed star is on its way to showrooms. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive has entered production at the Mercedes assembly plant in Rastatt, Germany, according to Autocar. Based on the B-Class hatchback sold in Europe, the Electric Drive is expected to go on sale in the U.S. this summer [...]



GM to upgrade Detroit plant to build next generation Volt, paper says


April 09, 2014 – General Motors plans to invest $450 million at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and a battery assembly facility in suburban Detroit to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt, The Detroit News reported. The investment, which GM plans to announce during an Automotive Press Association luncheon Tuesday in Detroit [...]



Apple Car: A Ripening Idea


April 09, 2014 – The Tesla Model S electric car costs $70,000. The Apple iPhone 5s costs from $199 to $399, depending on the gigabyte storage. But they both use lithium-ion batteries. And that may be the common denominator linking the two companies.AppleCar. AppleAuto. iCar. MacMotors. Use your imagination. Point is, there may be an Apple-branded and manufactured automobile down the road [...]



Is Tesla's Gigafactory Becoming A Gigafarce?


April 09, 2014 – Since late February, the buzz in the battery business has focused on Tesla Motors' (TSLA) audacious plan to build a lithium-ion battery gigafactory somewhere in the southwestern US. The scale and scope of the project are nothing short of gargantuan: a single factory that will integrate the entire lithium-ion battery supply chain [...]



500,000 Annual Tesla Cars by 2020 Is "Not Particularly Lofty"


March 27, 2014 – Honda and Toyota will both launch fuel-cell vehicles for the consumer market in 2015, according to Reuters, citing a Nikkei newspaper. As another feasible zero-emission alternative to electric vehicles, fuel-cell technology is often paraded as a superior green choice to lithium-ion for the future automotive market [...]



Why Electric Airplanes Are Posed to Take Off


March 27, 2014 – Imagine sliding open the door to your hangar, unplugging the power cable snaking from your airplane to a quick-charging station on the wall and taking to the sky in a sleek four-seater powered only by the smooth, quiet, nonpolluting whir of an electric motor connected to rows of lithium battery packs nestled in the wing. It’s a techno-utopian fantasy right now [...]



Cadillac Takes on Tesla With Plug-in ELR


March 27, 2014 – Finally, there's an electric car that rivals Tesla's eye-catching Model S. The sleek, new-for-2014 Cadillac ELR coupe is arguably as sexy looking as the sporty Model S, and like the Tesla, it's a plug-in vehicle that's capable of traveling for hours without stopping [...]


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