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Apple's next release: the Apple Car?

Of course, rumours about an Apple car have been swirling for some time. But, this gives everyone a tangible timeline to work with. We now have at least four years to speculate.

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Province plugs in to electric cars

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty sees the future of transportation as a vast network of charging stations and robot-controlled battery swap shops that will keep millions of electric cars in the provinc

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Auto research and development funding urged

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm says the U.S. federal government needs to invest more in research and development for auto-related alternative energy technologies such as the batteries for electric ca

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Chinese automakers hit Detroit

Two more Chinese automakers showed off their models here yesterday, but it remains unclear when any of them will actually jump into the North American. market.

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China's auto firms face uphill battle

Chinese automakers looking to make the jump to the key U.S. market are facing increasingly strong headwinds, including a global financial crisis that has slowed growth where they already sell cars and

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Automakers pin hopes on electric cars

Automakers are in a new race to be the first to market with an all-electric car so they can claim the mantle as the world's greenest automaker.

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Detroit auto show track for electric cars

The track, which runs through a forest of about 100 Michigan maple, pine and birch trees and around two ponds with waterfalls, will let automakers display cutting-edge electric vehicles.

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Cars only part of electric puzzle

There is an electric revolution under way in the auto industry. And it goes well beyond the Chevrolet Volt and other plug-in concept cars that have been the primary public face of that revolution to d

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Automakers plug electric cars at auto show

Nissan Motor Co, BMW's MINI, General Motors Corp and Volkswagen's Audi were among the automakers who promised, at the Los Angeles auto show, to bring electric cars to market in the next few years.

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Electric cars next big thing, says Ghosn

The reality today is there are zero electric cars on the market, Ghosn said. There is a trend toward electric cars, no doubt about it. ... In many countries, people want to make themselves more indepe

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Plug-in owners get creative to recharge

Owning an electric vehicle requires more than global-cooling ambitions. It takes guile, planning, sharp vision, a silver tongue and a 15-metre extension cord.

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GM flexes electric muscle

Sometimes a promising project that stalls prematurely can still pay off in the long run. Take, for example, GM's foray into the world of electric cars in the 1990s.