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Groupe Renault joins consortium to deploy fast charging infrastructure in southern Europe

Renault-ZoeGroupe Renault has partnered with the E-VIA FLEX-E charging network, which will deploy 14 fast charging stations in Italy, France and Spain by the end of 2018. The new charging stations will be located along motorways and expressways, and will offer capacities of 150 to 350 kW.

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EVs finally starting to catch on in Germany, with Tesla in the lead

Tesla-Model-S-Jakob-Härter-CC-BY-SA-2.0-As Norway and the Netherlands have become EV capitals, Germany has lagged behind – according to conventional wisdom, because of resistance from the all-powerful German auto industry, combined with consumers’ love of high-speed, long-range driving on the autobahn.

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Punch Powertrain acquires power electronics specialist Apojee

Punch-PowertrainBelgium-based Punch Powertrain is acquiring France-based power electronics expert Apojee, which supplies inverters for Formula E, as well as components for OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in the German and French automotive industries.

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Stop the Genocide in South Africa

Stop the Genocide in South Africa

Remember Sun City? Remember Mandala? Remember the well meaning but now proven misguided concerts?

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The New Mercedes-Maybach Concept Is a 20-Foot-Long Convertible

It’s the first full-sized, open-top, true Maybach the company has produced in decades.
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Tesla Model 3 review: first drive of Elon Musk’s affordable EV

model_3_blue_driving_copyWhat’s this, then?

This is the Tesla Model 3, Elon Musk’s first foray into proper mass production and his company’s most affordable car yet.

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VIDEO: Just how does an EV work, anyway?

 

Judging from the articles that appear in the mainstream press, there’s still a lot of confusion and ignorance about how EVs actually work. Anyone who’d like a little deeper understanding of the workings of an electric powertrain, without going to engineering school, would do well to watch “How does an Electric Car work?”
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McLaren Says ‘No Discussions’ are Taking Place with Apple

McLaren Says ‘No Discussions’ are Taking Place with Apple

LONDON/NEW YORK — McLaren damped down reports that Apple Inc. had made an approach for the British Formula One team owner and supercar maker.

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Chevy Bolt EV to be Priced at $37,495 Before Tax Credit, GM Says

Chevy Bolt EV to be Priced at $37,495 Before Tax Credit, GM Says

DETROIT — The Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle will have a starting price of $37, 495, including shipping, making it $29,995 after a federal tax credit available to many buyers, General Motors said today.

The price after the tax credit is $5 less than the $30,000 estimate that GM had provided when announcing the car in early 2015.

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Google Car Project Loses Leaders – and Advantage – as Rivals Gain

Google Car Project Loses Leaders – and Advantage – as Rivals Gain

Chris Urmson, who led Google’s self-driving car project, was said to be unhappy with the project’s direction. He declined to tell Bloomberg why he was unhappy.

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