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Wanxiang approved to build new Karma, Atlantic EVs in China

Published: December 27, 2016

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Plants/Manufacturing , Fisker , Electric , Hybrid Perhaps some day some of them will end up in the US.


Recharge Wrap-up: Rimac is hiring, Africa’s first solar airport

Published: March 3, 2016

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Filed under: Green , Hirings/Firings/Layoffs , Videos , Misc. Automakers , Tata , Green Automakers , Green Culture , Electric , Solar Do you want to work for Rimac Automobili? Africa gets its first solar powered airport.


Recharge Wrap-Up: No new Smart Roadster, Africa to UK on one tank, Duke’s efficient axial engine [w/videos]

Published: July 18, 2014

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Filed under: Diesel , Emerging Technologies , Hybrid , MPG , Mercedes Benz , SMART , Europe/EU , Africa , UK , Videos Smart will not make another generation of the Roadster , but a Smart SUV might be in the cards. According to Smart’s CEO, Annette Winkler, “The Roadster isn’t a profitable business case. Everybody is keen on the car, but nobody wants to pay the bill.” What Car


Ol Pejeta Conservancy wants to crowdfund a diesel hybrid safari vehicle

Published: March 24, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Green Culture , Africa Crowdfunding has not been kind to electric vehicle projects. The Derringer electric bike , while cool, didn’t make it . The ultra-fast battery charger idea raised just $2,666 out of a $50,000 goal


Joule of Denial: Optimal Energy sails into the sunset

Published: July 5, 2012

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Africa The dream of having a practical electric vehicle from South Africa has ended. At least, for now


Mobius Motors plans $6,000 SUV for Africa

Published: July 3, 2012

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Mission Africa is mission accomplished; EV goes 3,600 miles in 38 days

Published: June 22, 2012

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Green Culture , Africa First, the numbers: 38 days of driving 5,800 kilometers (3,600 miles) About 40 battery charges Six countries Those are the stats from the now-completed Mission Africa , a cross-continent trip in a “Powered by Venturi ” electric Citroen Berlingo .


Mission Africa sends electric Citroen Berlingo from Kenya to South Africa

Published: June 8, 2012

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Green Culture , Citroen , Africa Venturi does more than create whimsical concept vehicles for auto shows. The company also supports electric vehicles going on long-distance adventures, like from Shanghai to Paris .


VW may unveil single-seat EV concept

Published: August 23, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Volkswagen Volkswagen is keen to cut emissions, and the automaker is looking towards electric automobiles for help.


Global oil consumption hits all-time high of 87.4 million barrels a day

Published: August 17, 2011

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Filed under: Etc. What global recession? After falling 1.5 percent from 2008 to 2009, global oil consumption soared to an all-time high of 87.4 million barrels per day in 2010, according to the online Vital Signs report published by Worldwatch Institute.


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