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New electric taxi to make London’s black cabs a little greener

Interior space has been prioritized with six passenger seats, and as a purpose-designed London cab it’ll also have to meet the 25-foot turning circle requirement of all black cabs — designed to negotiate the tight entrance circle at the Savoy Hotel.

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2014 electric motorcycles: buyer’s guide

There are many two-wheeled electric vehicles out there that are more properly considered scooters or dirt bikes, but this guide covers only motorcycles (plus a scooter or two) that are safe to use on all highways.

Tesla's Model S is rated for a top speed of 130 mph.

From Nissan Leaf to Tesla Model S: the big electric car jump

We took delivery of our Leaf in February 2011, and over the next two-plus years recorded more than 16,000 trouble-free miles. But with the consistently positive reviews of the upscale Tesla Model S, this year we decided to make the big jump to that car.

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Tesla cars to use AT&T wireless internet service

While it won’t help the distracted driving problem, in-car Internet access is becoming a popular option among tech-conscious customers, and a new source of revenue for car makers and data providers.

U.S.-backed electric car maker Fisker misses early goals, delays production

Government-backed electric car company Fisker Automotive is delaying plans for production after missing its early manufacturing goals. According to a report by the Washington Post, the delays are being blamed on regulatory issues, and the company is brushing off any comparisons to Solyndra, another clean-energy company that received half a million in government loans, which filed for bankruptcy in September.

Is your city ready for electrical vehicles?

Ford has identified the 25 most electric vehicle (EV) ready cities in the U.S., based on the company’s latest research. The 25 cities are dotted all over the country from Hartford to Honolulu. A previous Pike research report highlighted 6 cities expected to be early EV adopters: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and Houston.

Ferrari Shows Biggest CO2 Cut Amongst Supercar Brands, But Is There More To The Numbers?

Governments around the world are bowing to public pressure to reduce the levels of greenhouse gases their respective countries produce, and more often than not, the first sector they look at is the auto industry. Here in the U.S. the government has imposed a tough 34.1 mpg fleet-wide fuel economy standard for 2016, while in Europe the government wants to put a limit on CO2 levels — something that could have disastrous effects for niche players like Ferrari.

Ultracapacitor maker Ioxus raises $21M

Capacitor maker Ioxus announced today that it has raised $21 million to ramp up development and production of ultracapacitors — a nascent battery space that could more useful than traditional batteries in electric cars.

BMW Hires Lead Electric-Car Engineer From Chevy Volt Team

Not so long ago, the notion of luxury German brand BMW hiring an engineer from General Motors might have been a stretch. The company prefers to promote engineers from within its Munich engineering headquarters.

Nissan ups electric car production: every third car a Leaf

The Leaf may be the first full-scale, all-electric production car from a major automaker to be sold in the U.S., but Nissan hasn’t exactly been quick to get it into the hands of customers.