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Kia introduces Korea's first production electric vehicle

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The Kia Ray EV’s unique navigation system locates closest recharging stations

Kia Motors has launched Korea's first production electric vehicle. The Kia Ray EV is a zero-emissions city car with a range of up to 139 km (86 miles) on a single charge. Read more »

Mazda develops a regenerative braking system capable of improving fuel economy by approximately 10 per cent

The new i-ELOOP system, the first of its kind in the world to use a capacitor, will begin to appear in Mazda vehicles from 2012

Mazda's new i-ELOOP regenerative braking system for passenger cars efficiently converts the vehicle's kinetic energy into electricity as it decelerates, using the electricity to power the climate c Read more »

BMW i8 Concept Spyder with BMW eDrive unveiled at Beijing Auto Show

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In future, the designation eDrive will identify the drive technology for all electric and plug-in hybrid cars from BMW i

The BMW i8 Concept Spyder is celebrating its world premiere at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing (23 April - 2 May 2012) and the rear-end of the car clearly bears the eDrive emblem for the new technology. In future, the designation eDrive will identify the drive technology for all electric and plug-in hybrid cars from BMW i. Read more »

Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. voted International Van of the Year 2012

By fitting the battery under the floor of Kangoo Van Z.E., Renault has kept the same load capacity and dimensions as the internal-combustion version

With 104 points out of a possible 168, Kangoo Van Z.E. won the coveted International Van of the Year prize, beating the Iveco Daily, Fiat Ducato and VW Caddy. Read more »

Smart Urban mobility - now on two wheels

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Braking energy is recuperated and converted into electrical energy and stored in the lithium-ion battery

smart, the makers of the nifty tiny cars that are ubiquitous on city streets, have announced the production of an electric bike - the smart ebike. Delivery in Europe and the US is set to commence in 2012. Read more »

Renault & British Gas lead the charge for electric vehicles

Charging points are more convenient and safer than plugging vehicles directly into the home electricity system and will cut the charging time by a third

Renault has announced that British Gas will be its preferred supplier of vehicle charging points for its new range of 100% electric zero-emission car and vans in the UK. Read more »

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