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BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW form Ionity for European EV charging network

BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW form Ionity for European EV charging network

When it comes to the future of the electric car market and its growth, one of the biggest difficulties is the need for a wide range of charging stations that will support vehicles from different manufacturers. Well, four of the biggest automakers are now working together to form a solution — for Europe, at least. BMW, Daimler, Ford, and the Volkswagen Group have announced a joint partnership in Ionity, a venture that aims to build a huge network of fast chargers across Europe.

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Porsche’s electric Mission E spotted on the Nürburgring

Porsche’s electric Mission E spotted on the Nürburgring

Anticipation is starting to build for Porsche’s upcoming Mission E — its first all-electric model — ahead of the scheduled 2019 release, and fueling the excitement are more frequent sightings of the vehicle on the road. While the electric car is still in development, we've mostly been treated to still images up until now, however video has finally surfaced showing Porsche test the Mission E on Germany's famous Nürburgring track.

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Nissan “Canto” will change how car maker’s EV sound

Nissan “Canto” will change how car maker’s EV sound

Some drivers don’t like electric vehicles because of one reason: the sound the make. Some have fallen in love with the acoustics of diesel engines that just can’t be accurately replicated by EVs. That sound can also have a secondary purpose: to give people around the car, specifically pedestrians, an audible warning of an approaching vehicle. That is why at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan introduced “Canto”, not a new concept vehicle but a concept sound that will give its EVs an audible personality on the road.

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Zero Motorcycles’ 2018 e-bike lineup offers 6x faster charging

Zero Motorcycles’ 2018 e-bike lineup offers 6x faster charging

Zero Motorcycles has unveiled its 2018 lineup, explaining that with its latest electric motorcycles, buyers can expect charging rates as high as six times faster than previous models. These all-electric motorcycles are for commuters ready to shed the ordinary gas tank, but who don't have hours on end to spend waiting for their battery to recharge. Depending on configuration, Zero's electric motorcycles can provide a range of more than 220 miles in the city.

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Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in US EV factory

Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in US EV factory

Mercedes-Benz has spent the last year making it clear that it's making the shift towards an all-electric line-up. It isn't the only car maker doing this, of course, but the German luxury brand is promising that its new EQ line is the start of offering an electric version of each of its models by 2022. To help make that happen, parent company Daimler AG has revealed that it's making a $1 billion investment in the Mercedes factory in Alabama, allowing it to produce EV in the US.

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Project One And Electrification Take Center Stage at Frankfurt for Mercedes-Benz

Project One And Electrification Take Center Stage at Frankfurt for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz took the Frankfurt Auto Show with both a bang and a whirr as it showcased not just a world-beating Mercedes-AMG Project One 'hypercar' - the brand's first foray into such rarefied air in well over a decade - but also several facets of its electrification strategy, which figures ever more prominently in the plans of all global automakers.

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Mini Electric Concept is an all-electric ride with production model due in 2019

Mini Electric Concept is an all-electric ride with production model due in 2019

The Mini has long been a small and reasonably fuel efficient ride. At the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt, Mini has unveiled a new electric concept car that is meant for use in urban areas. Mini say that the car shows what daily driven mobility will look like in the years to come. An all-electric series production model is due in 2019, but Mini doesn't say it will look like the Mini Electric Concept.

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Chevy admits small number of Bolt EVs have faulty batteries

Chevy admits small number of Bolt EVs have faulty batteries

Many early Chevy Bolt drivers are probably excited to be among the first to own the compact all-electric vehicle, however it's almost always these early buyers that experience the most problems. Unfortunately that seems to be the case with the Bolt, as Chevy has revealed that a very small number of the cars have battery issues that could result in drivers left unexpectedly stuck without a charge.

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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is 20 feet of electric drop-top luxury

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is 20 feet of electric drop-top luxury

Last year, Mercedes-Benz revealed the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept, the closest thing you could get to a luxury yacht for the road, and now the German carmaker is back with the convertible version. Meet the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, a near 20-foot long all-electric coupe, complete with its "boat tail" and 24-inch wheels. If last year's concept was a land yacht, the Cabriolet is a land speedboat.

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Infiniti reveals 1930s style Prototype 9 EV at Pebble Beach

Infiniti reveals 1930s style Prototype 9 EV at Pebble Beach

The gorgeous vehicle you're seeing here is Infiniti's new Prototype 9, but it's more than just a flashy concept that borrows the design of 1930s Grand Prix race cars; it's also a fully functioning electric car. Ok, so it's not much more than the combination of those two things: a fancy design experiment that Nissan's luxury brand is showing off at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance car show. But everything from the long nose to the spoked wheels is just wonderful to look at.

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Tesla driver breaks 1,000km-single charge long distance EV record

Tesla driver breaks 1,000km-single charge long distance EV record

For a while now it's been a goal among electric car enthusiasts, especially Tesla owners, to set new records in how far they can drive their vehicles on a single charge. Tesla's Model S P100D has an official range of just over 500 kilometers/315 miles, but that's taking into account the natural factors of driving, like frequent stops, changes in speed, etc. But how far could it go if the driving was optimized for range?

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Tesla Model 3: Everything you need to know

Tesla Model 3: Everything you need to know

After many, many months of waiting, the first production Model 3s were given to their owners during a big ceremony at Tesla's Fremont, California factory on Friday evening. The first 30 cars were rolled out while CEO Elon Musk took the stage before an audience of journalists, special guests, and, of course, the very first customers. A with the flashy presentation, the final pricing and spec details of Tesla's first mass-market model were revealed.

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