Nissan LEAF electric car upgraded with improved range for 2016

25% increase in LEAF driving range - 155 miles (250km) on a single charge Significant battery updates improve performance New NissanConnect EV infotainment system with greater functionality; off-board telematics for remote operations Nissan has updated its LEAF electric car with a new 30kWh battery that promises to give drivers 155 miles of motoring range. It's…

The battery-powered Mini E – an electric vehicle cool enough to be seen driving by people you know

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Finally, an electric car that doesn’t resemble the sort of thing Noddy & Big Ears would drive around the surface of the Moon.

This is the Mini E, a li-ion-powered electric version of the Mini. It’s a rather severely limited edition model, with only 500 being made – and all of them already earmarked for delivery to the sort of companies that fancy having a fleet of electric Minis on the books to make them look good…

Toyota Prius explodes after retro-fitted with electric power cell

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In the quest to loosen the oily grip from the testicles of America, US car manufacturers are investing a great deal of time and money into alternative fuels. However, it seems these new methods are not always as safe as they seem to be after a hybrid vehicle exploded in testing last month…