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UK’s HCVA head urgest classic vehicle owners to embrace environmental challenge

The leader of the of the U.K.’s Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance (HCVA) is urging the industry and enthusiasts around the world to embrace the challenge of the green agenda. The ‘not for profit’ alliance was launched in May 2021, with a mission to protect and promote the sector and secure its long-term future. ItRead Full Story

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The future of motorsport in the Electric Age

  Roger Atkins’ (founder of Electric Vehicles Outlook) has produced a 40-minute documentary, which looks at the future of Motorsport in the electric age. Inspired by the coverage of Formula One in the Netflix Drive to Survive series, Atkins seeks to reveal the bigger picture aspect of what motorsport is all about. Atkins suggests that whenRead Full Story

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Land Rover Defender (European Model). Photo courtesy Jaguar/Land Rover; Newspress USA.

Jaguar Land Rover to develop hydrogen-powered Defender fuel cell prototype

Jaguar Land Rover is developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the new Land Rover Defender, with testing scheduled to begin towards the end of 2021 in the UK to verify key attributes such as off-road capability and fuel consumption. The FCEV concept is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s aim to achieveRead Full Story

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2021 Porsche Taycan first EV to use the innovative payment system on Electrify Canada network. Photo courtesy Electrify Canada/Porsche

Electrify Canada debuts Plug&Charge payment technology

Electrify Canada has introduced Plug&Charge payment technology, which allows Canadians to charge their electric vehicles without pulling out their wallet, smartphone or bank card. This innovative system is now available on all Electrify Canada chargers across Canada and can be used with Plug&Charge-capable EVs including the 2021 Porsche Taycan models equipped with the feature. TheRead Full Story

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Actors Alex Winter (left) and Keanu Reeves ready their Taycans with a full charge before "Going the Distance."

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter test the Porsche Taycan electric sports car in “Going the Distance”

Porsche has produced an eight-minute film entitled “Going the Distance” to showcase its new Taycan Turbo electric sports car. In this action-packed short film, Porsche enthusiasts and fellow actors Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter embark on an epic road trip in Southern California in two cars, with one charge of electric, to showcase the driveabilityRead Full Story

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Electrify Canada arrives in British Columbia with ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations.

Electrify Canada arrives in B.C. with ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations

  Electrify Canada, established in July 2018, is announcing nine new electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station locations in British Columbia, projected to open throughout 2020. The first station, located in the city of Merritt, marked the company’s official debut in western Canada when it opened to the public in May. Electrify Canada’s stations will beRead Full Story

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Porsche and Electrify to provide three years inclusive charging for Taycan owners

Porsche Cars Canada has signed an agreement with Electrify Canada to provide purchasers of the first all-electric Porsche, the Taycan, with three years of inclusive charging at Electrify Canada public charging stations across the country. This charging benefit will be included in the price of the Taycan, which starts at $119,400 for the Taycan 4S,Read Full Story

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Lotus Evija

Lotus unveils Evija, a fully electric hypercar

The world’s first fully electric British hypercar, the all-new Lotus Evija, has been revealed. As a name, Evija (pronounced ‘E-vi-ya’) means ‘the first in existence’ or ‘the living one’. It is the first hypercar from Lotus and the company’s first model with an electrified powertrain. Production is limited to not more than 130 examples, makingRead Full Story

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2019 Quail Motorsports Gathering to feature more than 200 iconic cars

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering will once again grace the picturesque fairways of Quail Lodge & Golf Club with more than 200 of the collector car world’s finest and rarest motorcars as part of Monterey Car Week on Friday, August 16, 2019. Three new classes celebrating legendary automotive milestones will be the centerpiece of thisRead Full Story

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Aston Martin Vision Concept

Aston Martin Lagonda showcases Electric Future event

On June 26-27, 2019, Aston Martin Lagonda showcased its zero emission powertrain technologies with the company’s first Electric Future event held in London, England. Relaunched as the world’s first zero emission luxury brand in 2018, Lagonda plans to change traditional thinking and take full advantage of the latest advances in electrification and autonomous driving technologies.Read Full Story

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Infiniti Q Concept EV

Infiniti vehicles to be electric from 2021

  Infiniti Motor Company will introduce new vehicles with electrified powertrains from 2021. According to Nissan chief executive officer Hiroto Saikawa, customers can expect beautifully designed vehicles like the Q Inspiration concept, which made its debut in Detroit at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The vehicle was awarded Best Concept Vehicle andRead Full Story

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When ProPILOT drive mode is selected, the system stows the steering wheel inside the dashboard and reclines all seats, giving the driver more space and allowing the vehicle's occupants to relax and enjoy their commute.

Nissan unveils IMx zero-emission concept at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan has unveiled its IMx all-electric crossover concept vehicle at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The IMx offers fully autonomous operation and a driving range of more than 600 kilometres. At the core of the IMx’s technological features is a future version of ProPILOT autonomous technology. When ProPILOT drive mode is selected, the system stowsRead Full Story

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Tofino electric sport coupe from Electra Meccanica.

Vancouver’s Electra Meccanica files application for NASDAQ listing

Vancouver-based Electra Meccanica, manufacturer of the all-electric Solo commuter car, SoloR race variant, and Tofino sport coupe, has filed an application to have its shares of common stock listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market. “Elevating the listing of our common stock to the NASDAQ Capital Market will provide access to a larger pool of capital,Read Full Story

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Artist Ian Cook used the tires of the Nissan LEAF to drive glow-in-the-dark paint across the surface of the canvas

Nissan LEAF used to create largest glow-in-the-dark painting

Nissan has broken the Guiness World Records title for the Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting by using the Glow-in-the-Dark Nissan LEAF to paint a 207.68m2 self-portrait of the 100-per cent electric car. The painting, depicting the front of a Nissan LEAF, was created by maverick motoring artist, Ian Cook of Popbangcolour. Usually seen working with radio-controlled cars,Read Full Story

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Nissan LEAF.

BC Clean Energy Vehicle Program benefits sales of electric vehicles

The Government of British Columbia has announced a BC Clean Energy Vehicle Program, which provides incentives for British Columbia residents who purchase an electric vehicle. When the BC Clean Energy Vehicle Program goes into effect on April 1, 2015, Nissan’s all-electric LEAF will be eligible for the full $5,000 incentive in British Columbia. In addition,Read Full Story

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2015 Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle.

Ever wondered how a fuel cell vehicle works?

Fuel cell vehicles are powered by amazing technology, generating electricity from hydrogen through an electrochemical process within a fuel cell stack. Vehicles that use this technology combine the best attributes of gasoline and battery-powered cars, resulting in a clean, long-range vehicle with fast refuelling times. Earlier this summer, Hyundai leased its first mass-produced Tucson FuelRead Full Story

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