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Car Makers Gearing Up For New Era of Electric Mobility

Review of pipeline of electric cars from Japanese and European auto majors.

Published: 26-Mar-2010

Major car makers are positioning themselves for a new era of electric mobility, investing massively in a new technology that is on the edge of a market breakthrough and is expected to dominate the industry in coming years.

The Bain consultancy group has predicted that every second car sold in the next decade will come with electric technology with ten per cent of all the new cars running completely on electric engines.

Some of the cars, either fitted with an additional electric engine as a support to the conventional combustion motor or built complete with zero-emission E-Drive, could be seen at this month’s Geneva Motor Show.


Camille Jenatzy was first to break 100km/hr speed barrier in his 1899 electric car, La Jamais Contente.

Former Pirelli Tire North America CEO addresses local Rotary Club.

Roadster #750 completes road trip to Detroit despite winter driving conditions and heavy snow.

Telsa will donate the full value of production car VIN 1,000 to charities.

Subaru R1e negotiating the streets of Manhattan Island, New York City.

The range limitations of most early electric cars will matter less in tightly packed urban areas, where the daily driving distance is likely to be much shorter than in the suburbs or rural areas.


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