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Faraday Future 2018 car

Faraday Future hires ex-GM EV1 chief engineer as new powertrain boss

Latest hiring follows confirmation of technical partnership with Dragon Racing Formula E team; first Faraday Future road car is due in 2018

8 August 2016
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BMW i8 drag race

Atieva electric car prototype out drags BMW i8 in new video

Californian-based electric car start-up demonstrates the capability of its latest powertrain by racing an i8 and a Dodge Viper

4 August 2016
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Green cars
Nissan e-Bio Fuel-Cell

Nissan e-Bio Fuel-Cell revealed as world’s first solid-oxide fuel cell vehicle

Cutting-edge powertrain can use ethanol and natural gas to produce electric energy

4 August 2016
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Green cars

Ricardo 48V hybrid engine architecture can cut CO2 by 15%

New system could reach market within two years; compatible with petrol and diesel engines

1 July 2016
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Green cars
VW EV future

Volkswagen boss: 180-mile range is tipping point for EV boom

VW predicts that electric models will soon make up the largest portion of its sales figures, but diesel to remain the choice for long-distance drivers

29 June 2016
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Green cars
Electric cars

Norway considers ban on petrol and diesel cars by 2025

The four main political parties in Norway are debating a ban on fuel-powered cars; we look at how other countries are tackling harmful car emissions

6 June 2016
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Green cars
Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf to supply electricity to National Grid

Owners of Nissan's electric hatch can sell their car’s extra energy to the grid; trials are kicking off in the UK

10 May 2016
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Green cars
Tesla Model S

Tesla adds 150 Destination Chargers to its European network

Electric car maker adds new chargers to recreational destinations including restaurants, shopping centres and ski resorts

25 April 2016
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Green cars
Tesla Model 3

Seven innovative electric cars that preceded Tesla's Model 3

With the arrival of the new Tesla Model 3, we look back at some of history's most significant all-electric passenger vehicles

30 March 2016
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Green cars
Volvo S90 Plug-in

Government to review plug-in grant next year

As sales of electric and hybrid vehicles rise by a third over 2015, the government may review the plug-in grant that incentivises buyers

24 March 2016
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