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Nissan Unveils All-New LEAF Electric Vehicle
Nissan Unveils All-New LEAF Electric Vehicle

Nissan is getting ready to release its first electric vehicle and to help butter up potential customers the automaker has today revealed images and details of the new car, which has been dubbed the ‘LEAF’. At the opening ceremony of Nissan’s new global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan today...Read More»

2010 Fisker Karma
2010 Fisker Karma To Make Track Debut At Monterey Historics

Fisker Automotive will show its Karma Plug-In Hybrid sedan driving under its own power for the first time—on a racetrack. The powertrain debut will be more than a ceremonial run for the press and a handful of enthusiasts. The Karma will run right amidst the vintage racing action at the Monterey...Read More»

Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car
Mitsubishi and Subaru Electric Cars Go On Sale in Japan Next Month

Friday is World Environment Day, and Mitsubishi used the occasion to unveil the final production version of its i-MiEV electric car, which goes on sale in Japan in about six weeks. The company expects to distribute about 1,400 Mitsubishi i-MiEV models to companies and municipal bodies through March...Read More»

Coda electric sedan
Take Car, Add Batteries: Tesla's Latest Sedan? Nope, It's The Coda

So here's an idea: Take an existing car, re-engineer it with a large lithium-ion battery pack, rebrand it, and sell it in the US as the first all-electric car of its kind. Aha, you say! The 2009 Tesla Roadster! Errrrr ... well ... no. It's the Coda, a new four-door, five-passenger electric sedan...Read More»

2009 Fisker Karma
Fisker Set For $85 Million More In Venture Capital Funding

_GA_googleAdEngine.createDOMIframe('google_ads_div_Article_Bottom' ,'Article_Bottom'); Today Fisker Automotive announced they're inches away from receiving $85 million in venture capital funding to help complete development and bring to production the 2009 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid electric...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
GM Asks For $2.6 Billion From DOE For Hybrid Program

A sobered, Wagoner-less GM asked Obama's Department of Energy for $2.6 billion in low interest loans. According to an updated business plan released by the company yesterday, the money would be used "to support the development of three new hybrid vehicles" says Automotive News. The three vehicles...Read More»

Tesla Model S unveiling
Tesla Model S Electric Sedan Unveiled Today In LA Rocket Factory

Tesla motors has talked and teased its all-electric Model S sedan to death. But today at noon, Pacific Time, the official unveil goes down in Los Angeles. Location: "a high-security rocket factory." The perfect locale, it would seem, for the eccentric visionary Elon Musk to do his song and dance...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
Abu-Dhabi Company To Take 9.1 percent stake in Daimler AG

Aabar Investment PJSC has announced it will pay almost 2 billion euro (approx. $2.72 billion) to take a 9.1 percent stake in Daimler AG, the parent company of the Mercedes-Benz luxury marque. This will make Aabar Mercedes-Benz' largest single shareholder. Aabar is itself an investment vehicle...Read More»

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Feuding Over Powder From South America: Sound Familiar?

Nearly half of the world's supply of lithium lies within desert salt mines in Bolivia. As demand for lithium ramps up quickly, driven by promising lithium-ion automotive battery technology in hybrid and all-electric vehicles, the quest for trade deals with Bolivia becomes increasingly political...Read More»

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