Nissan Leaf With 48-kwh Battery Debuts At ECOSeries

options, there haven’t been any major updates to the Leaf. At a recent fuel economy “racing” event called the ECOseries, a Nissan Leaf with a battery twice the size of the production model debuted. Is this an indicator of things to come?

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More Bicycles Than Cars Sold In Spain For The First Time

Perhaps it is merely a sign of the times, or maybe it is the beginning of a permanent shift in mindset. Whatever the long-term trend though, for the first time on record bicycle sales outpaced car sales in Spain, a country that has long embraced and loved the automobile. Could the same happen here?

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Human Waste Fueling Spanish Vehicles

Spanish firm All-gas is using human waste to create biofuel, in what is a remarkably unique development. The facility in Chiclana de la Frontera, Southwest Spain, uses waste water to produce algae-based biofuel. The 12m Euro project is part of Spain’s strategy to encourage alternative energy and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.

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Prepare Your Inner 10-year-old: Spain is Building Poop-mobiles

Would you drive a poop-mobile? In a bid to reduce the country’s dependence on imported oil, Spanish energy company All-gas is spending over $15 million to research biofuel sourced from the algae that grows in sewers. You know- on poop.

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Video: Volar-E Electric Race Car Boasts 1,000 Horsepower

Electric supercars have suddenly become quite popular with the well-heeled elite, and companies with almost no automotive experience are designing performance EVs to tap into this emerging market. Spanish industrial firm Applus Idiada just unveiled the Volar-e, an all-electric supercar they claim has a peak output of 1,000 horsepower.

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Video: Spanish Utility Company Hopes To Bring Wireless Fast-Charging To The Masses

Wireless inductive charging has already made an impact in the world of smartphone users, allowing effortless recharging by just placing your phone on a specially-made pad. Wireless charging could be a huge boon for electric vehicles, and a Spanish utility company has made a lot of headway in wireless fast charging that could refill an EV to 80% capacity in just 15 minutes.

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