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Cadillac ELR bundles fast charger to combat EV range anxiety

Cadillac ELR bundles fast charger to combat EV range anxiety

Cadillac is throwing in a high-speed charger to sweeten the deal for 2014 ELR buyers, addressing range anxiety with a 240V home charging station that should get drivers of the luxury coupe back on the road in pure-EV mode quicker. As we found when we drove the ELR last November, the car can operate in either fully-electric or range-extended modes, with the latter kicking in the gas engine when the batteries get low. However, the higher voltage charger should mean drivers can spend more time without burning fuel.

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Entry-level Tesla EV still three years away tips Musk

Entry-level Tesla EV still three years away tips Musk

Tesla has done very well for itself in the world of electric vehicles. The company has what many consider the best EV on the market in its Model S. The biggest issue with the Model S for many people is that the car is out of their reach price wise. The Model S starts at about $70,000 and fully equipped versions can go for much more than that.

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Toyota accuses Tesla’s Musk of fuel-cell myopia

Toyota accuses Tesla’s Musk of fuel-cell myopia

Toyota has dismissed fuel-cell skepticism from rivals, with a senior exec calling out Tesla's Elon Musk and others by name and accusing them of myopia when it comes to eco-friendly car tech. "Personally, I don't care what Elon, Carlos, or Jonathan say about fuel cells" Toyota SVP Bob Carter said at the Automotive News World Congress this week, referring also to Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and former VW America chief Jonathan Browning. "If they want to "plug in and tune out" other technologies, that's fine." Carter's outspoken comments come as Toyota announces another sales milestone for its hybrid fleet.

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Toyota i-Road first-drive experience

Toyota i-Road first-drive experience

Toyota has been showing the i-Road three-wheel electric concept vehicle here at CES 2014. This may be the first time many have seen this concept, however it was actually introduced nearly a year earlier at the Geneva Auto Show in Tokyo, where SlashGear was first allowed to get behind the wheel. While it may only be a concept today, and one that's highly unlikely to make it to the US market, the technology and overall setup are still more than interesting as a leaning, all-EV approach to urban mobility. Read on for our full drive report!

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Tesla might sell itself to GM in 2014: analyst

Tesla might sell itself to GM in 2014: analyst

Tesla is arguably the tech world's favorite electric vehicle manufacturer. Its CEO Elon Musk founded Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal. Now an investment trader and analyst is predicting Big Three auto maker General Motors could very well purchase Tesla sometime in 2014. Can a person like Musk let Tesla go at such an early juncture, with so many plans for new Tesla models in the pipeline? We're skeptical.

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Samsung electric car patents tease EV expansion potential

Samsung electric car patents tease EV expansion potential

Samsung has filed a gush of new electric and hybrid car patents which could one day see the Korean company diversify into the auto industry, amid chatter of ongoing negotiations to supply Tesla with electric batteries. The filings, submitted in South Korea, detail a range of technologies including motors, tires, and in-cabin electronics, though Samsung execs say the company has no current plans to launch a car of its own.

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Tesla opens for EV business in China: Heavy traffic predicted

Tesla opens for EV business in China: Heavy traffic predicted

Telsa has begun taking orders for the Model S in China, with the first deliveries of the EV expected to begin early in 2014, and car industry analysts predicting a huge increase in demand. Having opened a showroom in Beijing in November, its first in the Chinese market, Tesla began accepting preorders online, taking reservation down-payments of around $41,000 apiece. However, the overall price of the car is expected to be considerably higher than in the US market.

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