Nissan Testing Heat-Resistant Battery, Adding Two More EV Models

The Nissan Leaf has led the way in America when it comes to electric car sales, and the Japanese automaker is showing no signs of slowing down its EV onslaught. In addition to the Leaf, a compact Infini EV, and an all-electric version of the NV2000 cargo van, Nissan plans to launch two new electric models, along with a new, heat-resistant battery in the new few years.

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Detroit Electric Delays Launch Over Factory Deal

Though the Tesla Roadster is no longer in production, Detroit Electric hoped to fill the Lotus-shaped void left by Elon Musk’s electric automaker. While the company’s executives seem supremely confident, the reborn Detroit Electric is already running into snags, failing to sign a deal with the owners of a proposed factory location.

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Tesla Model S Flaw May Make It Vulnerable To Hackers

Electric cars stand to improve upon the century-old concept of the automobile in exciting and promising new ways. The Tesla Model S proved this by receiving a five-star crash test rating, and even breaking one of the testing machines. However, Tesla’s decision to use its own API, which has opened it up to the potential to being hacked.

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Tesla Motors Changes Name To “Tuosule” In China

Some people will do anything to make a buck, and trademark squatting is one way to make fast and easy money. Zhan Baosheng thought he could fleece Tesla Motors for $32 million by trademarking the “Tesla” name, so rather than pay up, Tesla will simply go by another name in China; “Tuosule”, the transliteration of the Tesla name in a dialect native to Hong Kong.

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Video: Gamer Test Drives Nissan’s Electric Le Mans Racer

Five years ago Nissan and Sony launched an initiative to find the world’s best virtual race car drivers, and turn them into real race car drivers. Lucas Ordóñez won the inaugural Nissan GT Academy and since then has gone on to have an impressive racing career that includes test-driving cutting edge vehicles like the Nissan ZEOD RC electric Le Mans race car.

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Video: Armadillo-T Is A Foldable EV For City Folk

While the shortcomings of electric cars are often discussed at length, there are some inherent advantages to ditching the traditional gas-powered drivetrain. Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, the same place behind Korea’s wireless-charging electric buses, has unveiled a foldable electric city car that can fit three to a single parking space.

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Million-Dollar EV Supercar Company Building…Electric Bicycle?

The Rimac Automobili Concept One is the stunningly beautiful and ridiculously fast million-dollar electric supercar that hails from the country of Croatia. It’s been on a world tour as of late, and as one might expect the engineering minds behind the Concept One haven’t been idle. Their next project, the world’s “most advanced electric bicycle”, isn’t quite what I expected.

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Tesla Trademarks “Model E, Could Be The EV For Everyone

By 2017 Elon Musk has promised that Tesla Motors will roll out an electric sedan with a 200-mile range and a price of around $35,000. Designed to compete with the BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-Class, a recent trademark application for the name “Model E” may indicate the name of this new, mass-market sedan.

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