Six Tesla Superchargers Open In Norway

While one might not consider cold, oil-rich Norway to be an early adopter of electric vehicles, Tesla Motors knows that Norwegians love EVs. That’s why Tesla, which is starting to focus on overseas sales of the California-made Model S, has opened six Supercharger stations in the Scandinavian state. 90% of Norway now likes with 200 miles of a Tesla supercharger.

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Electric InEco Concept Weighs Less Than A Ton

The Frankfurt Motor Show is here, and major automakers are duking it out for a lion’s share of the attention with their latest concept cars. But there are smaller outfits there too, including a German university that rolled out the InEco Concept. It’s a small, all-electric car with the same driving range as many mass market EVs, but manages to weigh less than 2,000 pounds.

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Elon Musk To Drive Tesla Model S Across America In Six Days

The Tesla Model S has defied even the wildest expectations, shooting Tesla Motors stock into the stratosphere and increasing the profile of Elon Musk exponentially. So now is the perfect time for Musk to embark on a great American road trip. Musk claims that during six-day road trip from Los Angeles to New York City, the Tesla Model S will spend just 9 hours charging.

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Detroit Electric To Start Production In Holland

The second revival of the Detroit Electric name is banking on a carbon copy of the Tesla Roadster to get the ball rolling on this new/old brand, as well cashing in on Detroit’s resurgence as a manufacturing hub. Alas, production delays and the lack of a factory deal has sent Detroit Electric to Holland to begin production. Is this Fisker 2.0?

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Dutch Drivers Take Tesla Model S 388 Miles On A Single Charge

While officially rated at 265 miles of range per charge, drivers of the 85 kWh Tesla Model S have already managed to eek over 400 miles of range before refueling. Of course this was at an average speed of just 18 mph, but a duo of Dutch drivers has managed to go 388 miles on a single charge at more realistic city speeds.

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Video: The Nissan ZEOD RC And Its Carbon Fiber Tub

Nissan is aiming to build the world’s fastest electric car, with a goal of going 300 kph/186 mph. In order to achieve those kinds of speeds, Nissan needs to make their EV racer as light as possible. That all begins with the carbon fiber “tub”, where the human driver interfaces with millions of dollars of racing technology.

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Volkswagen e-Up And e-Golf Debut With 100+ Miles Of Range

While Volkswagen has become a leader in clean diesel cars, their hybrid and all-electric offerings have been rather paltry. That all changes though with the reveal of the Volkswagen e-Up and e-Golf, two all-electric people movers that offer at least 100 miles per charge, and a cost to operate far cheaper than comparable gas or even diesel vehicles.

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Tesla Sizing Up Europe And Asia For Factory Locations

Even though the Tesla Model S has been in production for just a year, things are looking mighty good for Elon Musk’s electric car company. While Tesla has a long way to go before it taps out the production capacity of the former NUMMI factory in California, executives are already sizing up overseas facilities that could eventually produce mass market EVs in Europe and Asia.

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