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Tesla's gigafactory could make electric cars rival gas cars

The massive lithium-ion battery plant is slated to open in 2017 and is said to bring down the battery cost per kWh by 30 percent.

By July 23, 2014

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Formula E electric-car race adds Los Angeles venue

Los Angeles welcomed the new Formula E series, which kicks off next year, becoming the eighth city to sign on to the electric-car race.

By April 23, 2013

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Australian team smashes 26-year-old electric car world record

UNSW's Sunswift eVe has broken a long-standing electric car speed record and now shifts gears to make the car street-legal. And CNET got to take the car for a spin.

By July 23, 2014

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Tesla gets sporty with new electric car, the Model 3

The all-electric car company confirms that a smaller vehicle is in the works, but it probably won't go on sale until 2017.

By July 15, 2014

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Australian team prepares to break electric car world record

We take UNSW's Sunswift eVe solar/electric race car for a test drive as the team prepares to break a 26-year-old speed record.

By July 7, 2014

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Tesla's Musk hints at open-sourcing electric car tech

In shareholder conference comments and while talking to a BBC reporter, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk hints at opening up electric car technology to competitors.

By June 9, 2014

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Volkswagen e-Golf heralds new US electric car (pictures)

In November, Volkswagen brings an electric version of its Golf hatchback to the US. Here's the European version of the e-Golf as a preview.

13 Images By May 14, 2014

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New battery tech may lead to inexpensive, safer electric cars

Power Japan Plus announced its dual carbon battery technology, which promises longer-lasting and less expensive batteries for electric cars.

By May 13, 2014

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Do the BMW i3 and i8 electric cars pose a threat to Tesla?

A report on Barron's looks at BMW's long-term commitment to electric vehicles and suggests it represents a market threat to Tesla Motors.

By May 9, 2014

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Chrysler: Mild hybrids coming, says electric cars 'overblown by media'

During a presentation of its five-year product plan, a Chrysler spokesman said the company would focus on mild hybrid drivetrains in its vehicles.

By May 8, 2014