Electric Cars
Jon Alain Guzik
at 09:13 AM November 22 2011
Rolls Royce 102EX
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One of the highlights of the LA Auto Show was a chance to drive the Rolls Royce 102EX, a one-of-a-kind electric Phantom. Powered by two 145-kilowatt motors, one at each rear wheel, for a total of 82 metre-kilograms of torque, the 102EX has a range of about 201 kms per charge.

Dan Nosowitz
at 06:02 AM October 15 2011
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BMW Active-E Electric Car A 1 Series coupe converted to electric drive, the BMW Active-E will get 100 miles of driving range from a full charge of its lithium-ion battery pack
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A pretty basic fear of the oncoming electric car boom is a concern that charging will be similar to the old cellphone-charger fiasco. Will the owner of a 2017 Mazda Thundersnake have to find particular Mazda charging stations, or will they be able to pull up behind a Chrysler EnFuego? Those fears can be allayed, mostly: seven major automakers have all agreed to adopt a single, universal charging system.

Dan Nosowitz
at 08:44 AM October 13 2011

We all know that one of the biggest obstacles to electric car adoption is the long, often overnight recharge time. But Nissan claims that they've created a new charging system that'll fill up your car (Nissan would undoubtedly prefer to say "your Leaf") in only ten minutes--not much different than a regular trip to the Earth-killing pump.

Danika Wilkinson
at 12:00 AM September 14 2011
The new car - it's all about that single seat
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Volkswagen is bringing out the big guns...or should we say small guns? The German car company is on the verge of releasing a fully electric, one-seater car at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Staff Writers
at 03:17 AM August 18 2011
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Schluckspecht The Schluckspecht E drove 1,013.8 miles on a single charge.
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A German car nicknamed "heavy drinker" or "boozer" has set a new record for electric vehicle stamina: 1631.5 km on a single charge. The single-seat vehicle's aerodynamic shape, with the motors integrated into the wheel hubs, helped the car accomplish this feat.

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