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  • BYD e6

    Chinese battery firm and electric car company Build Your Dreams (BYD) have claimed their E6 all electric crossover SUV is ready for the U.S. market.  Following tightly behind an announcement at the start of May that BYD were opening a U.S. sales headquarters in Los Angeles, BYD public relation manager Du Guozhong has claimed the E6 has passed all necessary safety tests required to enable it to be sold in the U.S. market. According to a report by Chinese website People's Daily Online, BYD are aiming to sell the five seat EV for around $40,000 and have conduced thorough safety testing on both...

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    Bill Clinton: Feds Should Subsidize Buyers' Switch to Electric Cars

    Former President Bill Clinton recently visited social network digg.com  for a special Earth Day interview that touched on electric-vehicle policy and legislation. He answered user questions about many ecological and environmental topics--including third-world development and global warming--as...

  • Geek Squad Mitsubishi iMiEV
    Best Buy's Geek Squad to Receive Four Mitsubishi iMiEVs

    Beware Best Buy customers. Next time the Geek Squad drops by to accidentally crash your hard drive or drop your brand new plasma, you might not hear them coming. That's because Mitsubishi has agreed to lease Best Buy's electronics "professionals" four JDM-spec i-MiEVs (Mitsubishi Innovative...

  • Tata Nano Europa at Geneva Auto Show
    Tata Nano Hybrid Headed for the U.S.?

    Is the diminutive Tata Nano Hybrid coming to America? According to a report in The Maeil Business Newspaper out of Korea, Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Motors, says the Indian automaker could sell the gas-sipping four-seater in more established markets like those of the U.S. and Europe. Tata was...

  • Fox News
    Video: Fox News Criticizes DOE Loans to Fisker and Tesla

    While discussing two upstart electric car companies, contributors to the self proclaimed "fair and balanced" Fox News Channel (FNC) have proven that they are not smarter than a fifth grader. Jeff Foxworthy didn't even have to ask a single question. In reports criticizing recent Department of Energy...

  • MINI E
    Infrastructure Hurdles Hinder Mini E Trial

    Being a pioneer isn't easy. Just ask BMW North America CEO, Jim O'Donnell. As the German automaker continues to test 450 electric Minis (aptly called Mini Es) in New York, New Jersey and L.A., creating the charging network has proven challenging. "We are learning a heck of a lot just about the...

  • 2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

    If you like premium compact hatchbacks, Lexus has something for you - provided you live in Europe. As we've previously reported, Toyota's luxury brand will unveil their LF-Ch hybrid concept in a few days at the Frankfurt Motor Show and their most recent press release called our attention to some of the vehicle's finer qualities. The "LF" in the name stands for the Lexus "L-finesse" design language characterized by fastback profiles and flowing lines on a number of their concept vehicles. Lexus points out that the blacked-out B-pillar and the rear door handles hidden in the C-pillar give the...

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    Tesla Planning Sub-$30,000 Vehicle For 2016

    Tesla Motors wants you to know that they won't be a niche automaker for long. CEO, Elon Musk has repeatedly affirmed that he expects his electric vehicle company to compete in the mainstream market with the big boys. With a lineup consisting of two-seat sports cars costing more than $100,000, and...

  • Smart EV
    Germany Aims For A Million EVs By 2020

    Electric vehicles may be a common sight on the autobahns in the next decade. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is intent on putting more EVs on the roads and her Cabinet is finishing a plan to do just that. The program would offer financial incentives beginning in 2012 to aid in the production and...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
    VIDEO: GM Plugs Electric Cars in New Reinvention Commercial

    After months of avoiding bankruptcy like the plague, a new advertisement from General Motors tells us it's not so bad after all. The "Reinvention" commercial (see the video below) pairs nationalistic imagery with a message of a company determined to sell better, more relevant cars. "There was a...

  • Bob Lutz 2004
    Lutz To Appear On The Late Show This Wednesday

    General Motors has confirmed that former vice chairman, Bob Lutz, will bring the Chevy Volt to the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday. This comes after Letterman ripped the Volt during an April 29 episode which featured Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, and his all-electric Model S Sedan. The...

  • 2010 Lincoln MKS with EcoBoost
    Almost Here: 2010 Lincoln MKS With EcoBoost For High Performance, Higher Mileage

    Ford will fit its powerful, fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine to the top model of the 2010 Lincoln MKS

  • 1985 Buick Century, Gross Polluter, by Flickr user head36

    Cars to be turned in must get 18 mpg or less, and their replacements 22 mpg or better, under compromise legislation agreed to by the House

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