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Volkswagen to Add Flat Batteries to Boost Sales of Electric Vehicles (Bloomberg)

Volkswagen AG is preparing to integrate flat batteries into future cars as the German manufacturer plans to boost its electric-vehicle lineup following its emissions manipulation scandal. The news will be announced tomorrow, according to Bloomberg, in the latest issue of the VW employee newsletter Insight.  “We are developing a special vehicle architecture that …

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales Up in Norway Almost 100% in November to 24% Market Share (Inside EVs)

Inside EVs' Graph of Norwegian Car Registrations

Norway scored one of its best months ever for plug-in electric car sales in November, exceeding 24% market share. Registrations of passenger cars reached 3,027 (2,040 all-electric and 987 plug-in hybrids). That nearly doubles the amount sold in November 2014 (1,544).  Sales have been bolstered by the strong performance of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV with …

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Video Shows Aspects of Tesla Model X Assembly (Hybrid Cars)

The president of French-language publication Guide de l’Auto has provided a video which shows the Model X at various stages of production at Tesla’s Fremont assembly plant.  It provides a unique insight into the mechanical processes behind the assembly of a new Tesla car.  The brief speaking portions in the beginning …

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NEVS Plans to Release Four New EVs in 2018 (Car Advice)

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the owner of the assets of Saab Automobile, has announced plans to release four all-new vehicles in 2018. Speaking at Sweden’s largest annual automotive conference, Stora Bildagen, NEVS president Mattias Bergman revealed the company’s intention to launch its first electric vehicle based on “significantly upgraded” Saab …

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Hyundai and Kia Sign Licensing Agreement with Paice

Graph of Leading Hybrid Patents' Owners

Read the full press release below: BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, has reached an agreement to license all of its hybrid vehicle technology to Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. Paice has now licensed all or part of its hybrid vehicle technology portfolio to Toyota, …

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Nissan Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of First LEAF Delivery with Crowd-Sourced Playlist on Spotify

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Read the full press release below: NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today launches a Spotify playlist specially curated by LEAF fans around the world in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the delivery of the world’s first all-electric Nissan LEAF. “Nissan LEAF owners are among our most enthusiastic customers, and we …

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Hidden Depreciation Effect Will Obstruct Market Penetration of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)

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Battery-powered EVs suffer from “memory effect” – the decay pattern in rechargeable batteries which reduces the usable capacity of a battery over time. Some batteries are better than others (and the hype says all batteries are perfect, but belongs with the fairies at the bottom of my garden), but whether …

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