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UMTRI Paper Compares Advantages and Disadvantages of BEVs and FCEVs (Green Car Congress)

A new report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reviews the major advantages and disadvantages associated with battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs). The team of Brandon Schoettle and Dr. Michael Sivak also incudes information for current gasoline-powered internal combustion engines as a baseline comparison. They …

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Porsche Not Joining the Self-Driving Race: Will Focus on Hybrid and Electric (Tech Times)

Porsche Chief Executive Officer Dr. Oliver Blume has announced that Porsche will not be going down the autonomous vehicle route and will, instead, focus on making its vehicles more environmentally friendly by developing and manufacturing hybrid and electric cars. In an interview with a German newspaper, Blume claimed that most drivers still …

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Paris to Launch Electric Moped Hire Scheme (Guardian)

Electric mopeds will be available for hire around Paris from this summer following an “encouraging” trial of the public scheme, the mayor’s office has announced. The service will see 1,000 scooters gradually deployed around the French capital, available to anyone aged over 20 with a moped licence. The electric bikes, equivalent to …

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Motorway Electric Car Recharge Logos Bring Relief to Range Anxiety (Motoring Research)

Electric car motorway recharge points are to feature on information signs for the first time, with charging company Ecotricity becoming the first to add its logos to the blue signs.  The company points out it now has 260 Ecotricity pumps that, it claims, cover almost the entire motorway network. The first …

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Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept Reportedly Heading to Production (Hybrid Cars)

CAR reports that the all-electric BUDD-e concept that debuted at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be produced on Volkswagen’s upcoming MEB modular electric platform. The production model will look “a lot like this,” according to Volkswagen head of electronic development and the driving force behind the BUDD-e concept, …

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