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Official: The 2016 Chevrolet Volt gets teased, debuts at Detroit next year

A new teaser for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt was released recently along with a statement, confirming the new  Volt’s arrival at the 2015 North American International Auto Show next January. Of course, details were kept to a minimum, though the included press statement said the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be more stylish than the outgoing model. Other spy photos suggested a more curvaceous body. Specifications too are in the unknown, though GM’s former CEO, Dan Akerson, said the new model is to feature a “significantly” improved powertrain with greater…

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Official: BMW working on wireless inductive charging for EVs and plug-in hybrids

BMW is officially developing and researching a new wireless inductive charging system for their plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, like the i3 and the i8, in attempts to make the lives of plug-in electric vehicle owners easier by ridding the charging experience of annoying wires. Planned to arrive later this year, the system is made up of a floor-mounted base plate while a lightweight charging coil sits at the bottom of the car. BMW will most likely have its technicians come and install the charge plate at the desired location of your residence,…

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Report: Audi supposedly preparing a new line of high-performance EVs

Audi is apparently continuing its barrage of electric vehicles as Reuters reports that the Ingolstadt-based automaker is preparing an entire new line of electric vehicles, consisting of several high-performance models, like the R8 e-tron, and some crossovers even. That said R8 e-tron is expected to initiate the introduction of the lineup. Originally, the R8 e-tron was cancelled due to concerns over total range on one charge–though this upset the higher-ups at the automaker and as a result, Audi’s chief engineer at the time was fired for cancelling the project. Now…

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Report: Nissan LEAF to receive drastic improvements in tech for next generation

Nissan has some big plans for the next generation LEAF EV, according to a recent report from AutomotiveNews, After speaking with Nissan’s executive vice president, Andy Palmer, word is that the new LEAF will benefit greatly from new and improved battery technology to offer greater range. Specifics weren’t shared with AN, but Palmer did indicate at one point that EVs need to have a range of up to 300 km or 186 miles in order to stay competitive with uprise in hydrogen fuel cell technology from Honda and Toyota. Why Nissan isn’t…

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Report: Chevrolet may introduce a new entry-level volt

Word via AutomotiveNews is that Chevrolet may be in the works with a more affordable and compact version of the Volt to take the role as an entry-level model. According to the report, there will be two versions of the Volt when it gets redesigned for the next generation, justifying the General’s recent investment into its Detroit-Hamtramck and Brownstown plants. Details are limited, but the new entry-level Volt could use a smaller battery pack, reducing its electric-only range. Prices are expected to be $5,000 less than the larger standard Volt, making…

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