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Nissan Leaf with 24kWh battery discontinued

Nissan Leaf with 24kWh battery discontinued

If you are in the market for a new Nissan Leaf EV and were hoping to get in on the sub-$30,000 starting price the car debuted at this year, you might be too late. Nissan started to roll out a Leaf in September that has a different starting price and a larger battery. The new starting price for the updated leaf is $32,450.

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First Chevy Bolt EVs will Land on the West Coast

First Chevy Bolt EVs will Land on the West Coast

There is a lot for EV shoppers to be excited about with the Chevy Bolt EV. The vehicle has a 238-mile EPA estimated driving range and will start at $37,495 before any state or federal tax incentives on the purchase of an electric vehicle are figured in. The only piece of the puzzle outstanding as far as Bolt hopefuls are concerned is when would the Bolt would land in dealerships and where would they be available to purchase.

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German Bundesrat says nein to all diesel and gas cars by 2030

German Bundesrat says nein to all diesel and gas cars by 2030

There is a big push all around the world to eliminate cars that run on gasoline and diesel fuel. There is more than one reason for this push with one big reason being a reduction in pollution and another being to reduce dependence on foreign oil since many countries don't sit on enough oil reserves to provide for the country's needs.Germany is one of the nations in Europe that wants to move away from vehicles powered by fossil fuels and word has surfaced that the country wants to ban gas and diesel vehicles by 2030.

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Maserati says it will begin producing an electric model by 2020

Maserati says it will begin producing an electric model by 2020

Italy's Maserati is one of a handful of luxury car makers that has been talking about jumping on the all-electric model bandwagon for a while now, but it looks like the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) brand is finally ready to commit. Maserati engineering head Roberto Fedeli told Car & Driver in an interview that they are planning to reveal their first EV by 2019 at the earliest, with production to start in 2020, and that the model would probably be a grand-touring coupe.

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Rinspeed Oasis self-driving EV concept is a two-seat city runabout

Rinspeed Oasis self-driving EV concept is a two-seat city runabout

Rinspeed is a name that many car guys and gals associate with extremely hopped up Porsche cars. The company has unveiled a new concept that will be on display at CES 2017 come January called the Oasis. Frank M. Rinderknecht designed the car and it is meant to be an alternative to city driving for two people who don’t actually want to have to drive.

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GLM G4 is Japan’s Tesla-rivaling EV sports car

GLM G4 is Japan’s Tesla-rivaling EV sports car

The 2016 Paris Motor Show is currently underway, and so far we've seen several of the futuristic, high-tech EV concepts from car makers like Volkswagen and Mercedes, not to mention standard model announcements from the likes of Honda and Audi. But there's also some unexpected surprises, like the GLM G4 concept, a 500-plus horsepower sports sedan with an electric platform from Japan. In fact, Green Lord Motors (GLM) is often referred to as the 'Tesla of Japan,' and it's clear it takes the nickname to heart.

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Meet Volkswagen I.D. – The EV future VW is betting on

Meet Volkswagen I.D. – The EV future VW is betting on

It's been a tough year for VW, but the German automaker is using "dieselgate" as a launching point for an ambitious electrification strategy detailed at the Paris Motor Show 2016 today. First in Volkswagen Group's EV assault is this, the VW I.D. Concept, a preview of the roughly Golf-sized, all-electric car it aims to have on the market by 2020 and - if all goes according to plan - have autonomously driving around cities by 2025.

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Modified Tesla Model S hearse offers EV ride to the afterlife

Modified Tesla Model S hearse offers EV ride to the afterlife

Do you really, really like electric cars? And by that I mean do you believe it's past time all mass-market cars abandon the combustion engine? Well, when the time finally comes for you to depart this world, take comfort in the fact that your remains can take their final car ride in an all-electric hearse made from a modified Tesla Model S.

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This Volkswagen I.D. is the “electric Golf” for 2020

This Volkswagen I.D. is the “electric Golf” for 2020

Volkswagen has big ambitions for its electric car fleet, and it's previewing the first model at the Paris Motor Show this week, the distinctive VW I.D. Expected to go on sale in 2020 alongside Volkswagen's Golf, the "compact electric car" will be the first such compact vehicle to use the automaker's new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) which underpinned the BUDD-e microbus concept at CES.

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Smart will offer EV option on every car model in 2017

Smart will offer EV option on every car model in 2017

Smart, the Mercedes-Benz-owned maker of those really tiny Fortwo city cars, is a manufacturer that you think would have gone all-electric some time ago. While that hasn't been the case, the company is making a big move in that direction later this year. Starting with the 2017 model year, all of Smart's vehicles will come with the option of an electric version.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV starts at $37,495 before federal tax credit

2017 Chevy Bolt EV starts at $37,495 before federal tax credit

Chevrolet has promised an affordable EV with a long driving range for a while now and those promises are finally coming true. When Chevy first started to talk up the Bolt EV we didn’t know exactly how much it would cost, but we did know that the vehicle would have an EPA-estimated driving range of 238-miles per charge. Chevy originally said that the car was expected to go on sale for under $37,500.

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There are still more questions than answers about the Chevrolet Bolt EV

There are still more questions than answers about the Chevrolet Bolt EV

It was a moment of celebration for one of the American auto industry's stalwarts: the Chevrolet Bolt EV would, at 238 miles, go further than Elon Musk's upstart Tesla Model 3. Cue flag-waving in Detroit, not least because the Bolt EV is expected to arrive at dealerships later this year, versus the late 2017 promised for the "cheap" Tesla. Nonetheless, while the early feedback has been fairly glowing from drivers given previews at the electric car's wheel, there's still a lot Chevrolet has to do before the Bolt EV is anywhere near ready for primetime.

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