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Wiebe Wakker talks accomplishing world tour in his electric car Special

Dutch adventurer Wiebe Wakker chatted with Digital Journal about completing a world tour from the Netherlands to Australia in his electric car in three years. He also shared insights on how technology has impacted the automotive industry.

U.S. electric car registrations double over the course of a year

The U.S. has seen considerable growth with electric car registrations, with the number of vehicles being registered growing two-fold between 2017 and 2018. The majority of these registrations were concentrated in the state of California.

Wiebe Wakker completes three-year world tour in his electric car

Sydney - Dutchman Wiebe Wakker has a major reason to celebrate. He just finished his world tour in his electric car. This journey took three years to complete and it ended in Sydney, Australia.

Stealing a Tesla gets much tougher thanks to new update

Stealing a Tesla has now become much more difficult thanks to a new update from the electric car manufacturer. The update comes flowing a recent theft of a Tesla Model S in Europe.

Elon Musk announces Friday night Tesla to remain public

What started as a Tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk ended on the Tesla blog late Friday in a statement saying the electric car company is abandoning plans to go private.

Financial woes lead to scrapping of $1 Billion electric car plant

Las Vegas - In a move that experts say could spell trouble for the company and the broader electric car industry, Faraday Future is abandoning its plan to construct a $1.0 billion electric car mega-factory in Nevada.

Chevy Bolt will be under $30,000 after tax rebate

The Chevy Bolt is set to go on sale later this year. And while the Tesla model 3 has captured the imaginations of many electric-vehicle-minded consumers, GM has a chance to make a big splash with the cost-effective appeal of the Bolt.

Electric car breaks world land-speed record

An electric vehicle built in 2013 has smashed the world land-speed record during a recent run on the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Hopes fly for three-wheeled electric car, Sparrow, made in B.C.

Vancouver - The Electrameccanica Sparrow is among the new contenders vying in the electric car market. This single-user vehicle with three wheels and odd shape is made in B.C. has gotten notice on Vancouver roads.

Aston Martin rivaling Tesla with 1,000-horsepower electric sedan

Aston Martin is getting into the all-electric luxury sedan game – big time. According to Car and Driver, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer said that the company's future electric super-sedan will:

New aluminum-air battery tested with 1,100 miles of continued use

Together, Phynergy and the aluminum giant, Alcoa Canada, demonstrated an electric vehicle (EV) capable of driving over 1,100 miles between charges using a combination of aluminum-air and lithium-ion storage technologies last week.

Elon Musk visits Norway to thank his Norwegian Tesla customers

Oslo - PayPal co-founder and US tech billionaire Elon Musk visited Norway on Friday to thank the 2,100 Norwegians who bought his Tesla S electric sports cars. Norway is the second biggest market for the vehicles after the US.

BMW electric car buyers will have to wait

Munich - Customers for BMW’s new electric division will have to wait a little to receive their new purchases, as the company deals with increased demand for its i3 electric hatchback — the brand’s first mass-produced electric car.

Nissan pastes $3,000 value on milestone LEAF

Rolle - To celebrate the delivery of its 100,000th LEAF electric car, Nissan has created a special model with an unusual $3,000 USD accessory, though the one-of-a-kind car won’t be available to consumers.

Owner of electric car arrested for charging at middle school

Decatur - The driver of a Nissan Leaf electric car was approached by police, and later arrested, when he plugged in and charged his car with an exterior outlet at a middle school in Georgia.

Toyota i-ROAD is a big hit in Geneva

Geneva - The three-wheeled electric micro car is a combination of scooter and automobile and is specifically designed for urban transport in a future world which may be coming to you soon.

Pope Benedict XVI given an electric car

The Pope gets a lot of rewards from his job, but recently he was given an electric car. The car was presented to the Pope during a special ceremony.

Tesla Roadster: First Test Drive

Ottawa - Toys come in all shapes and sizes, but it's safe to say this is a really big toy. No length of contract will make it fit into your budget but that doesn't mean it can't be the car of your dreams.

Op-Ed: GE charging stations, does your town have one? Special

Fairfield - The future of cars is here. A General Electric (GE) Charging Station has been added to a parking lot in Downtown Fairfield.

Electric Mitsubishi i-MiEv coming to N. America

Los Angeles - What's that buzz in the automotive market? It's the electric car. The latest addition to the growing worldwide horde of softly buzzing, humming, non-gas guzzlers is the North American version of the Mitsubishi i-MiEv.

GM to Partner with India's Reva to Produce Electric Car

The Indian subsidiary of U.S. automaker General Motors has entered into a partnership with Bangalore-based Reva Electric Car Company to develop and produce electric cars for the Indian market.

All-electric three-wheel car to begin production this fall

It looks like a Jetsons car and costs $25,000. The all-electric Aptera 2e will begin rolling out this fall as another auto company seeks to merge clean energy with eye-popping design.

Electric Car Charged in 20 Minutes runs at 87 mph

Mitsubishi is producing 200 electric cars in UK that are capable of running at the speed of 87 mph and consuming only 45 pounds worth of electricity to travel a distance of 10,000 miles.

'Schwarzenegger Cuts Taxes to Entice Tesla'

Thanks to a new tax break, Tesla, an electric car manufacturer, will continue to produce its environmentally friendly technology in California.

Canada: 100 per cent Electric Car Approved

The ZENN (zero emissions, no noise) has been approved for sale in Canada by Transport Canada. The ZENN is an urban vehicle that is already being sold in the United States, Mexico and Europe.

98 Years Ago They Had Electric Cars, Now We Have Social Diseases on Wheels

The great intellectual vacuum called industrial economics has a few skeletons in its overcrowded closet. Not least of these is the original electric car. Nearly a century ago, these things were ordinary suburban runabouts. Henry Ford's wife had one.

Future of Electric Car Just Got Brighter With Development of Powerful Battery

Utilizing technology licensed from M.I.T., a Massachusetts company is developing a safe, long-lived battery powerful enough to run a hybrid car at up to 155 miles per gallon and reduce gasoline consumption by 70%.
 

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The Dubuc Tomahawk is a kit car that fits a Corvette chassis  allowing an owner to fit in a choice o...
The Dubuc Tomahawk is a kit car that fits a Corvette chassis, allowing an owner to fit in a choice of gasoline or electric powertrain to suit individual needs and wants.
Dubuc SLC
The BMW i3 city hatchback is the brand s first fully-electric car  debuting in Europe in November 20...
The BMW i3 city hatchback is the brand's first fully-electric car, debuting in Europe in November 2013, in North America in spring 2014, and in China and Japan in fall 2014.
BMW Group
Electrameccanica Sparrow in Vancouver  B.C.  February 2015
Electrameccanica Sparrow in Vancouver, B.C., February 2015
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Faraday Future s production model sedan  the FF91  was unveiled in 2017.
Faraday Future's production model sedan, the FF91, was unveiled in 2017.
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Tesla electric car in a display room at Westfield Shopping Centre  London.
Tesla electric car in a display room at Westfield Shopping Centre, London.
The Model 3 is Tesla s third-generation car. Image taken at Wesfield  London.
The Model 3 is Tesla's third-generation car. Image taken at Wesfield, London.
Tesla Model 3 achieves 345 km of range per charge while starting at only 35 000 USD before incentive...
Tesla Model 3 achieves 345 km of range per charge while starting at only 35,000 USD before incentives.
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The Nissan Leaf is a compact five-door hatchback electric car manufactured by Nissan.
The Nissan Leaf is a compact five-door hatchback electric car manufactured by Nissan.
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File photo: Electric car being charged in Amsterdam.
File photo: Electric car being charged in Amsterdam.
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Tesla global sales passed 250 000 units in September 2017. Image taken at a showroom in London.
Tesla global sales passed 250,000 units in September 2017. Image taken at a showroom in London.
The Dubuc Tomahawk is a kit car that fits a Corvette chassis  allowing an owner to fit in a choice o...
The Dubuc Tomahawk is a kit car that fits a Corvette chassis, allowing an owner to fit in a choice of gasoline or electric powertrain to suit individual needs and wants.
Dubuc SLC
Tesla Model S Sedan - winner of Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year award.
Tesla Model S Sedan - winner of Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year award.
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The Dubuc Tomahawk is a kit car that fits a Corvette chassis  allowing an owner to fit in a choice o...
The Dubuc Tomahawk is a kit car that fits a Corvette chassis, allowing an owner to fit in a choice of gasoline or electric powertrain to suit individual needs and wants.
Dubuc SLC
 WalkCar  is the world s smallest electric portable transporter to travel on sidewalks and then fits...
"WalkCar" is the world's smallest electric portable transporter to travel on sidewalks and then fits neatly into a backpack.
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BMW i8.
BMW i8.
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The BMW i3 city hatchback is the brand s first fully-electric car  debuting in Europe in November 20...
The BMW i3 city hatchback is the brand's first fully-electric car, debuting in Europe in November 2013, in North America in spring 2014, and in China and Japan in fall 2014.
BMW Group
Electric cars in China are becoming more popular and a few  such as this one  also have sleek design...
Electric cars in China are becoming more popular and a few, such as this one, also have sleek designs as well.
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Nissan s newest supercar  dubbed the ZEOD  for zero emissions runs on batteries.  The car was built ...
Nissan's newest supercar, dubbed the ZEOD, for zero emissions runs on batteries. The car was built incorporating the DeltaWing-style construction for speed
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The BMW i3 city hatchback is the brand s first fully-electric car  debuting in Europe in November 20...
The BMW i3 city hatchback is the brand's first fully-electric car, debuting in Europe in November 2013, in North America in spring 2014, and in China and Japan in fall 2014.
BMW Group
Tesla offers three car models: the Model S  Model X and Model 3. This image is from a Tesla showroom...
Tesla offers three car models: the Model S, Model X and Model 3. This image is from a Tesla showroom in London.

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