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BMW i3 REx electric-car lawsuit: range-extender power loss alleged

BMW i3 REx electric-car lawsuit: range-extender power loss alleged

The BMW i3 is the only electric car in the world sold with an optional range-extending engine to increase driving capability beyond the range provided by the battery. The "REx" option adds a small, 34-horsepower 650cc two-cylinder engine, derived from one used in BMW motorcycles, that powers a... read more

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Battery symbol

Patent Fight Erupts Over Next-Generation Electric-Car Battery Chemistry

Electric cars may still make up just a tiny percentage of the vehicles on world roads, but the batteries that power them are already a big business. As with most industries... read more April 6, 2015 by


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Lawsuit Accuses Ford Of Infringing Hybrid Technology Patents, Once More

Ford isn't having much luck with its hybrid vehicles. Don't get us wrong, they're selling well, but after complaints that Ford's hybrids couldn't hit their stated EPA mileage... read more February 23, 2014 by


 
Henrik Fisker

Fisker Fate Up In Air After Last-Minute Bid; Founders Sued As Well

The fate of Fisker Automotive is back in court after a flurry of legal moves by various parties to the bankruptcy. A court hearing is scheduled for Friday, January 10, to... read more January 3, 2014 by


 
Envia Battery Technology

Collapse of Battery Startup Envia: What Really Happened

The race to find battery technologies of the future is not one without casualties. The trail left behind Envia, one of the most promising battery startups in recent years... read more December 20, 2013 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Ohio Car Dealers Sue To Block Tesla From Selling Cars In The State

Ohio isn't just a battleground state in presidential elections. Electric-car maker Tesla has been at odds with the state's car dealers over its company-owned stores, and the... read more December 19, 2013 by


 
Envia Battery Technology

Envia's High-Energy Battery Cell Mired In Dispute, GM Cancels Deal

Researchers and development firms regularly reveal battery-technology breakthroughs. Now, Envia Systems--one company that gained much public attention by promising such a... read more December 5, 2013 by


 
ECOtality DC fast charger  -  Portland, OR

DoE Halted Ecotality Payments; 12,000 Charging Stations To Have Plugs Recalled

Electric car charging network provider Ecotality announced Monday it had suspended trading due to "material adverse developments". The company, which sells charging equipment... read more August 14, 2013 by 20


 
2012 Chevrolt Volt Gas Station Advert

Is Electricity 'Fuel'? Dutch Gas Stations Sue To Stop Electric-Car Charging

Remember all that stuff we said recently about The Netherlands being a haven for electric vehicles? Maybe knock a few degrees of conviction off that statement, as it seems... read more July 11, 2013 by 36


 
Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court Won't Reverse EPA E15 Ethanol Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has been slow to rule on many of the biggest cases on this year's docket. Maybe that's because some of the justices are prone to procrastination, or... read more June 25, 2013 by 8


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

Fisker Layoffs Followed By Federal Lawsuit Over Lack Of Notification

The last few weeks have made painful reading for fans of electric car startup Fisker Automotive. It seems fate has a few more nails to bang in to Fisker's coffin. Automotive... read more April 8, 2013 by 2


 
2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan

Hyundai Will Settle Overstated Gas Mileage Lawsuits

Last November, Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia found themselves in hot, and rather deep water. An EPA investigation found each manufacturer had overstated its gas mileage... read more February 27, 2013 by 19


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

338 Fisker Karmas Wrecked By Sandy Waiting For Recall Parts

As luxury automaker Fisker prepares to battle in the courts over its Sandy-damaged Karmas, more details have emerged as to why its cars were sitting at Port Newark in the... read more January 4, 2013 by 3


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker Insurer Won't Pay For 300 Flood-Ruined Karmas; Lawsuit Follows

Fisker Automotive's succession of calamitous events would be hilarious were it not so tragic--the stream of misfortunes so constant you begin to wonder if naming its first... read more January 2, 2013 by 4


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2013 Ford Hybrids' Gas Mileage Generates First Lawsuit

It isn't just Hyundai and Kia in deep water over misleading MPG claims--now Ford is the subject of a lawsuit over the MPG of its hybrid models. The federal lawsuit concerns... read more December 27, 2012 by 19


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Oil Industry Sues To Overturn Ethanol-In-Gasoline Mandate

Paying too much for that fast-food burger? Blame the government's ethanol targets, says the oil industry--and it's sueing the Environmental Protection Agency for what it... read more November 29, 2012 by 3


 

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