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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Toyota tests solar-powered Prius in quest for plugless EV

TOKYO -- Toyota has been experimenting with a sun-powered Prius that it hopes will one day require no plugging in.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: As more EVs hit the market, selling them could be a challenge

It only took a decade for traditional automakers to take electric cars seriously and offer more than a smattering of test-the-water models.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: S. Korea to add 1,200 hydrogen charging stations by 2040

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's industry ministry said Tuesday it plans to install some 1,200 hydrogen charging stations across the country by 2040 in line with its vision to utilize hydrogen as the main source of energy for Asia's No. 4 economy.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: You Won’t Have Much Luck Selling Electric Cars to Germans

German consumers are also shying from electric cars because of the upfront cost. Volkswagen AG’s flagship E-Golf costs 35,900 euros ($40,000) in its basic version, excluding the environment bonus, according to the company’s website. That compares with 24,000 euros for the gasoline-run IQ.Drive Golf.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Porsche Is in Talks to Buy Electric-Car Batteries From China

Porsche is in discussions to procure electric-car batteries from China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd., as global automakers widen their supplier networks to secure the key components for future vehicles.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Victory in Electric Cars Depends on Recycling. So Far, China’s Winning

Battery packs clamber up a conveyor belt before dropping into a flame-proof chamber, where they are crushed into gray metallic mush, a cocktail containing the car fuel of the future.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Indian OIl Refiner Plans Rapid Vehicle-Battery Swap Program

Bracing for a future with less-polluting fuels, Indian oil refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp is planning a pilot program for swapping batteries of electric two- and three-wheelers at its outlets by December, according to people familiar with the matter.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Hyundai Kona Electric explodes in Montreal garage

The explosion of a 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric in a Montreal, Canada, garage Saturday literally blew the doors off.

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