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All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

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Not all electric vehicles have wheels. Electric boats have actually been around for quite awhile, and now a California startup is trying to expand use of electric powertrains to another type of watercraft. Free Form Factory is partnering with Zero Motorcycles to use the motorcycle company's electric-powertrain components in a "stand-up personal. California plug-in cars electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Boats

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Bollinger Motors promises all-electric off-road 'sport utility truck'

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There seems to be no shortage of startups planning to build new battery-electric vehicles from the ground up. It aims to launch what it calls the "world's first all-electric on- and. While companies like Lucid Motors and Faraday Future are focusing on high-end luxury models, a newer company named Bollinger Motors is taking a different approach. Off-road New York Trucks plug-in cars Startups

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So how about all-electric supersonic aircraft, then?

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But could supersonic planes carrying large number of passengers make a comeback—and with electric power no less? That's the vision of Luke Workman, a designer of lithium-ion battery packs who believes all-electric supersonic aircraft are attainable. Supersonic airliners haven't flown since 2003, when the last Concorde was retired. DON'T. emissions Batteries aircraft

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The Country's Cleanest Yellow School Bus Is All-Electric

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Electric passenger cars get the lion's share of attention, but interest in electrified commercial vehicles is growing as well. A group of companies are now collaborating to make all-electric school buses a more common sight on U.S. That includes one type of vehicle built for a very important job: carrying children to and from school. roads. DON'T. emissions plug-in cars Commercial vehicle Buses

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How to turn long-haul trucking all-electric? Tractor swapping!

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Current battery technology places the same range restrictions on electric commercial trucks as on electric cars. So while electric trucks may be suitable for local delivery service and other short-range operations, they can't cut it in long-haul trucking at the moment. However, Swiss rail-infrastructure company Furrer+Frey has a fairly simple and. Trucks plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleet semis

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All-electric Kia Niro EV to come in 2018, says Kia exec

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Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Ioniq ElectricSouth Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia often share the underpinnings of their vehicles, though there's no "badge engineering" and the two brands compete in the marketplace. The recent Kia Niro hybrid wagon and the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid hatchback, for instance, share the same powertrain, platform, and other hidden components. But while the 2017.

Renault Zoe Leads 2015 European Sales Of All-Electric Cars

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While sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids fell slightly last year in the U.S., Almost 100,000 battery-electric cars were sold in the European Union last year: 97,687 units, to be precise. Renault sales New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan Renault Zoethe sales data for Europe was more encouraging. Data for plug-in hybrids isn't immediately available.) And that's close to half again as many.

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Jaguar to prioritize all-electric sedan, SUV over sports cars

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The success of Tesla Motors has made quite an impression on the main German luxury carmakers, all of which plan future products that can compete with the automaker from Silicon Valley. The British luxury brand is reportedly planning a pair of all-electric models: a large sedan and an. Now it appears Jaguar may be planning to target Tesla as well. plug-in cars Jaguar Land Rover

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California Launches Country's First All-Electric School Bus

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The Kings Canyon Unified School District recently launched the first all-electric school bus in the United States, Inhabitat reports. The bus is a modified SST Trans Tech model based on a Ford E-Series van chassis, with an electric powertrain from It may not be capable of space travel, but one California district has found a magic school bus.

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BYD partners with U.S. firm to launch all-electric garbage truck

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Here's an electric vehicle that really, truly stinks. While automakers are moving in the direction of more electric cars, several companies are also making efforts to electrify commercial vehicles. The humble garbage truck will be the next to be electrified—which, if nothing else, will eliminate the unpleasant noise from huge diesel trucks. emissions China Trucks BYD plug-in cars Commercial vehicle

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Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

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The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. After a decade of condemning electric cars as suitable only for the smallest vehicles in around-town use, the world's largest car company is changing its tune. Batteries lithium-ion Future Cars research and development plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Hyundai to launch all-electric SUV in 2018 with 200-mile range

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Carmakers need to launch more plug-in electric vehicles to meet global regulations on emission reduction and energy efficiency. Now we learn that Hyundai is planning to launch a dedicated all-electric SUV with 200 miles of range within two years. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Tucson Fuel CellAnd small to mid-size SUVs are the fastest-growing segment in auto markets around the world.

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Volkswagen Budd-e Concept: 373-Mile, All-Electric Van Signals The Future

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On the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Volkswagen has revealed the Budd-e concept, a vehicle that follows up on some of the purpose and utility of the Microbus, yet looks to the next decade, as a compelling template for an all-electric family vehicle.

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All-electric Audi e-tron Sportback concept teased for Shanghai auto show

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The Shanghai auto show is shaping up to be a showcase for all the green cars and concepts that were absent from last week's New York auto show. Among them is a concept for a "four-door coupe" version of the Audi e-tron all-electric SUV that'll go into production sometime next year. Shanghai Auto Show e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Aston Martin Rapide luxury sedan to go all-electric; cheerio, V-12!

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Many luxury automakers are planning new electric cars, both to meet future emissions standards and as a response to the success of Tesla. So far, though, no established automaker has discussed directly replacing an internal-combustion model with an all-electric one. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV But that may be exactly what Aston Martin is planning to do with its sleek.

Now You Can Ride An All-Electric Raft Down The Colorado River

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Highways and parking lots aren't the only places where you'll find electric vehicles these days. In fact, if you're planning to take a trip down the scenic Colorado River this summer, you may very well traverse it on electric power. Colorado River Discovery--which offers raft tours on portions of the river in Arizona--says its first all-electric.

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BYD launches two new all-electric sedans for Chinese market

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Last year, the company sold more highway-capable electric cars and plug-in hybrids than any other company in the world. Aiming to expand on that success for 2016, BYD is introducing two new electric cars for the Chinese market. Chinese automaker BYD may be largely invisible in the U.S., but it's thriving in its home market. DON'T MISS: Who Sold. China BYD plug-in cars BYD Qin

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India's ambitious goal: all electric vehicles on roads by 2030

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Several countries have committed to putting more electric cars on their roads in the near future as a way to reduce air pollution and combat climate change. But what if one country—and a very large one at that—decided to make every car on its roads electric inside of 15 years? That's the incredibly ambitious goal now being proposed by. emissions India energy policy plug-in cars transportation policy

Antelope Valley Transit orders up to 85 electric buses from BYD; first US all-electric public transit fleet

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The board of directors of the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) in California voted to award BYD a contract to manufacture up to 85 electric buses over a five-year period. All 85 buses will have a range of more than 160 miles on a single battery charge.

Transport for London launches first all-electric, long-range double-decker BYD buses into service

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Transport for London (TfL) has introduced the first long-range, battery-electric BYD Double-Decker buses into revenue service routes. TfL plans to charge the buses overnight using low-cost, off-peak electricity to provide additional cost savings.

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Mercedes explores ways to turn its Sprinter van all-electric

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Spurred by Tesla Motors and competitor German luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz is planning a handful of new electric cars. But Mercedes may also be planning an electric. The first is likely to be a crossover, to be previewed by a concept that will debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this fall, set to be followed by another crossover and two sedans. plug-in cars fleet

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2017 Audi R8 e-tron: First Details For New All-Electric Sports Car

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Before next week''s official debut of the second-generation Audi R8 sports car at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi released some advance information—including the first official details about the all-electric R8 e-tron sports car that will soon follow the gasoline version.

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Volkswagen ID Crozz concept for all-electric crossover debuts at Shanghai auto show

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The Chinese government wants more plug-in electric cars sold in the country—and quickly. The Volkswagen ID Crozz Concept shows what a future all-electric compact crossover utility vehicle might. Future Cars VW Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The Shanghai auto show this week demonstrates that multiple global automakers are stepping up to the plate, both with production cars and concepts.

Portland Tests BYD K9 All-Electric Passenger Bus: Quick Ride

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If Warren Buffett needed to catch a ride across town, we suspect he might do it exactly the way that we did this past week: in an all-electric BYD bus. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway famously invested big in China’s BYD Motors in late 2008 -- likely spurred by the company’s innovative battery technology, bullish plans for electric

All-electric Rolls Royce is company's vision for next 100 years

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All three wear the "Vision Next 100" name, referencing BMW's intent to predict the direction. How will the design of luxury cars evolve over the next 100 years? BMW is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion it made futuristic concept cars for not only its own brand, but for subsidiaries Rolls-Royce and Mini as well. plug-in cars self-driving cars

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With Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan is world's largest maker of all-electric cars

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The controlling interest in carmaker Mitsubishi it acquired last year has helped the Renault-Nissan Alliance to solidify its position as the global leader in sales of battery-electric cars. The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling all-electric car in history, while the Renault Zoe has achieved consistent strong sales in Europe.

Hyundai To Launch All-Electric 'Prius Fighter' Model In 2016: Tip

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Hyundai's ambitious plans to offer more green cars than any other maker except Toyota may have tilted slightly toward electric cars. According to the report, Hyundai has decided that it will offer an all-electric "AE" version of its forthcoming dedicated "Prius. Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Future Cars plug-in carsAt least, that is, if a tip from a source close to the company is to be believed.

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Smart to be all-electric in U.S. and Canada; gasoline goes away this fall

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minicar plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV When the tiny Smart ForTwo launched in the U.S. a decade ago, it got a huge boost in sales from both novelty and soaring gas prices. While its EPA ratings never approached those of the larger Toyota Prius hybrid, the little two-seater found buyers who liked its cheeky character and the ease of parking a car less than 9 feet long. Its first-year.

Next BMW 3-Series to include all-electric Tesla Model 3 rival: report

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Tesla rocked the German luxury makers a couple of years ago when it became clear that its all-electric Model S sedan was truly appealing to a wide swath of enthusiastic luxury-car buyers. With more than 125,000 sold since mid-2012, Tesla Motors has since launched the Model X electric crossover utility and announced plans for its next product, the.

Mercedes Confirms All-Electric Luxury Car To Fight Tesla 'Very Soon'

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By now, it's well known that the German prestige brands--Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--will all offer at least one battery-electric luxury sedan or crossover utility vehicle sometime between 2017 and 2021. It's all in response to the startling success of Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors.

All-Electric Aston Martin RapidE: Now THIS Is A Tesla Competitor! (Video)

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Almost any new electric car tends to be pitched as a "Tesla competitor" these days, down to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV subcompact hatchback. An all-electric version of the Aston. Yesterday, however, British specialty carmaker Aston Martin unveiled a large, sleek, four-door sedan powered entirely by batteries that clearly targets the Tesla Model S. Future Cars plug-in cars Andy Palmer

First all-electric London double-decker bus in service; made in China by BYD

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And now these distinctive vehicles are going electric. Transport for London (TfL), the British capital's transit agency, is placing five electric buses into service as the city continues to look for ways to reduce air pollution. When it comes to buses, few are more recognizable than London's iconic double deckers.

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BMW Mulls Large All-Electric SUV To Counter Tesla Model X: Report

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Battery-electric vehicles with ranges of 150 to 200 miles and prices under $50,000 are now on the horizon from Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla, but details of BMW's entry into that segment are less visible. On the higher end, we know that German luxury makers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan pricey all-electric sedans and SUVs with ranges of 250-plus.

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Porterville, CA orders ten 40' all-electric buses from GreenPower; option for 20 more

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Canadaa-based GreenPower Motor Company has entered into a sales contract to supply 10 GreenPower EV350 40-foot zero-emission all-electric transit buses with the City of Porterville in California for deployment on all nine Porterville Transit routes.

Is this Faraday Future's all-electric Tesla Model X fighter?

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Electric-car startup Faraday Future has the ambitious goal of starting production of its first electric car within two years. So far, though, the company has divulged virtually nothing about the car it intends to launch. But this image of a camouflaged test vehicle maneuvering around a Los Angeles-area parking lot might offer a clue. CHECK OUT. Future Cars plug-in cars Faraday Future

2014 Tesla Model S P85D: First Drive Of All-Electric AWD Performance Sedan

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As a long-time Tesla Model S owner—almost two years now—I was naturally eager to get behind the wheel of the new dual-motor P85D. I’d had a couple of brief stints in 416-hp P85 loaners while my standard S85 was in for service. Those had been exhilarating enough, almost scary. What would it be like to drive a Model S with 691 hp

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BMW To Build All-Electric Tesla Model X Competitor Too, In U.S.: Report

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The upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron electric crossover could become a direct competitor for the Tesla Model X, but both vehicles may soon have another all-electric German utility vehicle to contend with. Apparently BMW may be the next German luxury brand to challenge Tesla Motors directly, by launching an electric SUV of its own.

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Cadillac To Offer All-Electric Car As Well As Plug-In Hybrid, ELR Successor

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While General Motors'' plug-in electric cars are in a bit of a sales lull this fall, the company has an expanding number of plug-in products planned for years to come. The latest to be uncovered--at least in the planning stages--is an all-electric Cadillac sedan. DON''T MISS: 2016 Cadillac CT6 Large Luxury Car To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Option The

Smaller Bentley SUV might be all-electric, competing with Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes

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Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz will each launch a new all-electric SUV within the next two years. And those pricey electric cars may soon be joined be a somewhat. The Tesla Model S may have upended the luxury-car establishment, but it's the Silicon Valley automaker's Model X crossover that most traditional luxury brands now seem to be targeting. Future Cars plug-in cars

Smart goes all-electric, 2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices, 'Greenest' and 'Meanest' cars: Today's Car News

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Today, we have news that Smart may start selling only electric cars in the U.S., pricing information for the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Electric, and rankings of the "Greenest" and "Meanest" cars in terms of environmental impact. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla's updated maintenance plans cost more, but include more services. Today in Car News