Golf GTI ‘First Decade’ and Golf GTE Estate impulsE revealed at Worthersee

A very special Golf GTI made its world debut at the Worthersee meeting. This and all the previous Golf GTI Worthersee specials were and devised and built by Volkswagen apprentices and this is the first with electric input. The name indicates that

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China approves VW-JAC electric vehicle venture

Volkswagen AG and China’s Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC Motor) have received approval from Chinese regulators to form a joint venture to make electric vehicles, according to a stock exchange filing. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top state planner, gave

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BYD Delivers 20 e6 EVs to Montevideo’s Electric Taxi Fleet

After the delivery of the largest e-taxi fleet in Ecaudor last month, new energy technology company BYD has recently delivered 20 units of its pure electric e6 taxi to Uruguay’s capital city. The BYD pure electric taxi fleet was launched in 2015,

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SCE offers $450 reward to any EV/PHEV drivers

Southern California Edison is offering a $450 reward to customers who drive all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. The incentive, which is being offered through SCE’s Clean Fuel Rewards Program, applies to new, used and leased vehicles. Unlike most rebate programs, second and

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Infographic: Most Popular Model S Upgrades

Tesla Model S comes with an impressive set of standard features. Thrilling acceleration, silent ride, sharp handling, and beautiful design aesthetic. It’s easy to see how Model S is revolutionizing the luxury auto market–electric or otherwise. But how do you decide which add-ons

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Robocar completes first public ran at Paris ePrix [videos]

Robocar, the world’s first fully autonomous racing car, made its public track debut, as it ran in front of the packed grandstands assembled for the Qatar Airways Paris ePrix. The Robocar, which forms the basis of the Roborace autonomous racing series, completed

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GridMotion Project: reducing EV usage cost thanks to smart charging process

Groupe PSA, Direct Energie, Enel, Nuvve, Proxiserve and the Technical University of Denmark have launched the GridMotion project with the aim of evaluating possible savings achieved by real-life electric vehicle users through the implementation of smart charging and discharging strategies for EVs.

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Tritium to trial Veefil DC fast chargers in China

Australian-based Tritium has started trials of its award-winning Veefil-RT 50kW DC charger in China, a market currently experiencing stronger growth in EV sales than the US or Europe. Tritium is developing its strategy in China in collaboration with the Hong Kong office

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2017 smart fortwo ed priced from $23,800 before incentives

Mercedes-Benz USA announced pricing for the 2017 smart fortwo electric drive coupe and cabrio. Arriving in U.S. dealers this summer, the smart electric drive coupe will start at just $23,800 and the electric drive cabrio at $28,000, excluding federal and state incentives.

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Daimler breaks ground on €500 million EV battery factory in Kamenz

Daimler is taking the next step in its electric offensive by building a second battery factory at the site of its subsidiary ACCUMOTIVE in Kamenz. For this purpose, the company is investing 500 million Euros. The production site in Kamenz will become

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