Next-Gen MINI Lineup To Include 10 New Models

Mini has shifted to become fully integrated into the BMW family, and will grow to include 10 individual models. Mini’s traditional three-door hatchback will be the first of the Mk3 Minis to arrive before the end of next year, and go on sale in 2013. The other nine new Mini’s will be lauched by the middle of the decade, to include a new Clubman estate as well as an all-new MPV.

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Fisker Planning Multi-Gear Transmission to Help Karma Deliver "Veyron Pace"

Expand the idea to a full-size vehicle, and the results are certainly thrilling. So far, all fully-electric vehicles have had a drawback, their single-speed gearbox, which tend to neuter the driving experience.

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Nissan To Make Leaf Electric Motors In The U.S

Nissan has confirmed today, that starting in early 2013, the electric motor for the Nissan Leaf will be produced at the Decherd, Tennessee powertrain assembly plant.

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Audi A1 E-tron Wins Silvretta Electric Car Rally

Audi has once again won the Silvretta Electric Car Rally in Austria’s Montafon region. Last year, the R8 e-tron won the competition, and this year, a Q5 also competed finishing sixth place out of 32 vehicles.

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New Toyota Yaris Builds On The Model's Key Strengths

Toyota’s new Yaris is built on the strengths the Yaris has become known for including its durability, versatility, efficient engines and easy to drive nature. Toyota has now taken these key aspects into the new model and gone further to offer a sharper, more agile, more contemporary looking vehicle.

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Fisker Karma Nears Production, Leonardo DiCaprio To Get The Very First One

However, it now seems that the project is finally well on its way to hit the open road, as the first Karma is set to be delivered later this month, to none other than Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Nissan Testing New Solar Powered EV Charging System

To make your green motoring even greener, Nissan and 4R Energy has teamed up to develop a new EV charging system, that makes use of solar power.

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Mitsubishi I-MiEV Electric Car Overtakes Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf MPGe Ratings

The electric car market will become much more competitive in the next year when the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the Ford Focus Electric hit the road. An announcement was just made regarding the official miles per gallon equivalency ratings, or MPGe, putting the Mitsubishi in the EV lead for now.

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Mitsubishi Slashes EV Price To Increase Sales

Mitsubishi is becoming much more aggressive regarding future EV sales in its home market of Japan. Currently Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV sells for 3.98 million yen which equals $49,200. Government subsidies bring the price down a million yen equalling $36,900. The i-MiEV’s chief rival, the  Nissan Leaf costs 3.76 million yen which equals $46,500 before subsidies and is the more popular choice compared to the Mitsubishi.

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Chevy Beat EV Launches as Demo Project in India

As part of the celebrations for the World Environment Day, Chevrolet showcased an electric version of their Beat sub-compact car in India.

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Next-Generation Popemobile To Go Hybrid

With the Vatican looking to expand their use of green technology, the next generation Popemobile is reportedly set to employ hybrid technology, although His Holiness would reportedly prefer a fully electric vehicle powered by solar panels.

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Norwegian EV Producer Think Goes Bankrupt For The Fourth Time

Evidently, the third time wasn’t the charm for Think, the Norwegian manufacturer of small electric vehicles. The company has gone bust for the fourth time in its 20 year history. Think attempted to restructure, but was ultimately not successful.

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Fisker Beings Hiring At Delaware Plant

Fisker Automotive is looking to hire 120 workers at its newly refurbished Delaware plant as the company gears up for its second electric vehicle,  a sedan code-named Project Nina.

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Nissan Looking To Give Leaf The Ability To Power A Home

Nissan is looking to add even more utility to their electric vehicle, the Leaf, by incorporating the technology required for the EV to power a home in the case of a blackout. That’s right, in Nissan’s ideal world those with a Leaf would no longer have the need for a generator as the Leaf’s battery can store 24 kilowatt hours of electricity. That’s enough to power an average household for a full day.

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New Electric Car's Body Holds Extra Power for the Battery

Things are looking greener every day. Take this new battery-powered vehicle that’s being developed at the Imperial College London. This green-mobile not only offers a bigger battery, it can also store electricity in the car itself.

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