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Tesla Creates New Type of Lease That Combines Benefits of Purchase

Tesla Creates New Type of Lease That Combines Benefits of Purchase

Buyers are free to sell back cars after 36 months

Tesla has announced a new way to purchase the Model S that combines a lease with a traditional loan. Tesla claims that buyers will pay a net price of around $500 a month, but the actual monthly payment will be significantly higher than that. ...
03.04.2013 | 848 views | 0 comments
Detroit Electric Name Reborn with Electric Sports Car Concept

Detroit Electric Name Reborn with Electric Sports Car Concept

Cars will be built in Michigan

Detroit Electric is a little-known electric carmaker from Detroit, Michigan, that built cars from 1907 to 1939. Now two former workers for Lotus Engineering - one from the US and one from England - have reformed the company and plans to begin buil...
20.03.2013 | 2155 views | 0 comments
Norway Points Toward Successes and Pitfalls of Electric Cars

Norway Points Toward Successes and Pitfalls of Electric Cars

Country reports among highest electric car sales but with high subsidies

Norway has become the poster child for how to make electric cars succeed. However, the price of the success has been incredibly high. Norway pays yearly subsidies to electric car buyers that would be unrealistic in many countries.  Electr...
19.03.2013 | 1311 views | 0 comments
Hyundai Sends ix35 Fuel Cell to Brussels as Demonstration

Hyundai Sends ix35 Fuel Cell to Brussels as Demonstration

It is the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle built on a mass production line

Hyundai has shipped its ix35 Fuel Cell to the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, to display that hydrogen fuel cells are feasible in the real world. The car will remain in Brussels for the rest of the year to be available for test drives by...
18.03.2013 | 934 views | 0 comments
Volkswagen Electrifies Up for Frankfurt Motor Show

Volkswagen Electrifies Up for Frankfurt Motor Show

E-Up will offer 150km range and be on sale this year

Volkswagen will introduce an electric version of the Up at its investor's conference in Wolfsburg on March 14, and the car will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 10. With the e-Up, Volkswagen is bucking the gen...
14.03.2013 | 2129 views | 0 comments
Toyota Will Loan 70 Electric Cars to Grenoble, France

Toyota Will Loan 70 Electric Cars to Grenoble, France

Project will begin in 2014 and run three years

Starting at the end of 2014, Toyota will loan 70 electric vehicles, including some of its i-Road concepts to the city of Grenoble, France, for a three-year test.  The project aims to test a self-service car sharing network for one-way, in...
11.03.2013 | 5758 views | 0 comments
Automakers Searching for Alternative for EVs to Reduce CO2

Automakers Searching for Alternative for EVs to Reduce CO2

They must find a profitable way to reduce CO2

Automakers from all over the world are looking for more profitable ways to meet CO2 emission limits in Europe and North America. EVs have not been as popular as automakers had originally expected and have mostly lost money. While EV’s cr...
11.03.2013 | 1188 views | 0 comments
Land Rover Experimenting Will Pure EV Defender

Land Rover Experimenting Will Pure EV Defender

Uses small 94hp electric motor and lithium-ion battery

Jaguar Land Rover seem dead set on creating electrified, likely hybrid, vehicles in the near future. Jaguar has openly experimented with a hybrid XJ and the C-X75 hybrid supercar if Jaguar could have found a market. Now Land Rover is beginning to ...
28.02.2013 | 6115 views | 0 comments
Nissan Details Refreshed, European-Focused Leaf

Nissan Details Refreshed, European-Focused Leaf

New cars offer more range, more comfort and Euro-tuned suspension

Nissan will begin building the Leaf in Europe at its Sunderland factory in the UK this summer. At the same time, the Leaf is getting a major refresh that will give the car updated styling, more range, more comfort and a driving experience tuned to...
27.02.2013 | 3439 views | 0 comments
Estonia is First Country with National Electric Car Charging Network

Estonia is First Country with National Electric Car Charging Network

It has installed 165 chargers nationwide

Estonia is the first country in the world to have a national electric car charging network. The country financed the installation 165 fast charging stations by selling 10 million CO2 emission permits to Mitsubishi in 2011. As part of that deal, Mi...
21.02.2013 | 2830 views | 0 comments

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