Land Rover Defender EV Built For Safari Driving

Land Rover South Africa has taken the brand’s iconic Defender off-roader and converted one to run on fully electric power, with an 80 horsepower motor good for 63 miles of silent, emissions free driving at speeds of up to 37 mph. The Defender EV also retains a full four-wheel drive system despite its electric drivetrain.

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General Motors Executive Calls Nissan Leaf "Single Purpose Car"

With the Nissan Leaf beginning to outsell the Chevrolet Volt, the competition between the two is heating up, and General Motors North America President Mark Reuss had some not-so-nice things to say about the car when asked for his thoughts.

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Nissan Leaf Outsells Chevrolet Volt In April

The Nissan Leaf outsold the Chevrolet Volt in April, reversing March’s sales numbers where the Volt handily outsold the Leaf. Nissan moved 573 Leaf EVs in April, while 493 Volts found a home amongst buyers.

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Peugeot EX1 Sets Nurburgring Electric Car Record

When Peugeot first unveiled the EX1 to the world, we all knew it would be one awesome electric car. Its sleek and futuristic design clearly screams race-inspired and now Peugeot has put it on the track just to prove how awesome it is.

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BMW North America CEO Backpedals On Electric Car Remarks

BMW North America CEO Jim O’Donnell apparently made some “disparaging” remarks about electric vehicles, including his dislike for EV tax credits, and his belief that the battery range currently available makes them an unrealistic proposition for “at least 90 percent” of the population.

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Department Of Energy, Google Maps, Teaming Up To Map EV Charge Stations

Mapping out electric car charging stations onto an open source format like Google Maps seems like something totally self-evident, but the Department of Energy and Google are undertaking an official initiative to overlay EV charge points onto of a mapping application.

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Nissan Leaf EV to Charge-Up Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Still, this electric vehicle has achieved many milestones in its short life, and now it seems to have its sights set on a peak. Pikes Peak to be exact, which is undoubtedly the most famous hill climb event in North America, probably even the world.

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New York 2011: Mitsubishi I Electric Car Priced At $20,490

The Mitsubishi i electric vehicle will start at $20,490 after a federal tax credit, coming in at nearly $5000 less than a Nissan Leaf.  The $20,490 sticker price is for a base ES model, while the upgraded SE trim with an 8-speaker 360 watt stereo, leather wrapped steering wheel, 15″ alloys and fog lamps will cost $22,490.

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Ford Compiles List Of 25 Electric Vehicle Friendly Cities

Ford has released a list of 25 cities in the United States that it labeled “electric vehicle-ready”, with the 20 initial roll-0ut markets for the Ford Focus E.V. listed, as well as 5 other cities, Baltimore, Dallas, Hartford, Honolulu and Charlotte.

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General Motors Plans To Cut Volt Costs Are "On Track"

A program initiated by General Motors CEO Dan Akerson meant to cut $10,000 from the cost of the Chevrolet Volt is well under way, according to a report by the Detroit News.

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Nissan Leaf Has Problems Starting, Air Conditioner Unit Blamed

The Nissan Leaf has been afflicted with problems starting, an issue which has apparently been identified as originating with the car’s air conditioning system.

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Siemens 22kW Charger Can Replenish Electric Vehicle Batteries In Under One Hour

Apart from their limited range, another objection to electric vehicles is that they take hours to recharge a depleted battery.

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BMW May Use A Range Extender For Electric Vehicles

Has BMW, the maker of the ultimate (electric) driving machines decided to follow Chevrolet’s example?

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Chrysler Will Reportedly Forfeit $10,000 For Every Fiat 500 EV It Sells

Gas prices are getting higher and Chrysler would like to sell you its Fiat 500 EV that uses no gas for $10,000 below cost.

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GM Developing A Buick Version Of Chevy Volt

Word was leaked yesterday about a Buick version of the Chevrolet Volt being developed by GM.

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