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Why Tesla and other EVs are, and are not, luxury cars

Why Tesla and other EVs are, and are not, luxury cars

With a Model S price point starting at around $70,000and a competitive set that includes BMW & Audi, a Tesla most certainly is a luxury car, or is it?

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First solar-powered Tesla supercharger nearly ready

First solar-powered Tesla supercharger nearly ready

While it may have taken awhile, the first solar-powered Tesla Supercharger is nearly ready to go online.

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Tesla targets Australian Grand Prix for test drives

Tesla targets Australian Grand Prix for test drives

Tesla accelerates as fast as an F1 Maclaren, and will be hoping to speed freaks at the Melbourne Grand Prix with a test-drive to the Albert Park circuit.

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Graph of the Day: The top electric vehicle battery makers

Graph of the Day: The top electric vehicle battery makers

Comprehensive sales figures for EV battery manufacturers in 2014 recently became available, giving us further insight into the fast-growing market.

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France offering up to €10,000 to switch from old diesel cars to EVs

France offering up to €10,000 to switch from old diesel cars to EVs

New initiative shows that France wants to stay at the head of the electric car market in Europe, alongside Norway.

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Japan now has more EV chargers than petrol stations

Japan now has more EV chargers than petrol stations

Japan now has 40,000 EV charging points, including fast-chargers and household units – more than the nation’s 34,000 gas stations.

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Agreeing on standards is a key to electric vehicles

Agreeing on standards is a key to electric vehicles

All electric vehicles will only push out traditional petrol cars if they have a longer range and can access a network of recharging stations.

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SA flags new road rules, as driverless cars head for Australia

SA flags new road rules, as driverless cars head for Australia

As analysts predict driverless cars will be on public roads in Australia by 2018, South Australia plans changes to its road laws to accommodate them as part of plans to make Adelaide carbon neutral city.

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Japan makes a big bet on the hydrogen economy

Japan makes a big bet on the hydrogen economy

Japan is looking to promote fuel cells on two fronts: automobiles and residential storage.

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US utility seeks $654m to build 25,000 EV charging stations

US utility seeks $654m to build 25,000 EV charging stations

PG&E filed a proposal yesterday for $654m in ratepayer dollars to build 25,000 EV charging stations across its service area in northern and central California.

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Here are the top 5 new clean cars for 2015 and 2016

Here are the top 5 new clean cars for 2015 and 2016

The new vehicles that can save you money on fuel while reducing global warming pollution.