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Who Bricked The Electric Car? You Did!

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According to an article by Michael Degusta over at theunderstatement.com, if a Tesla electric car, such as the Roadster is parked unplugged, it will eventually become what the company calls a "brick". The vehicle can no more be started or even pushed down the road. This is the result of the car’s always-on subsystems which continually feed on the battery.

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Sony wants to power your electric vehicle

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Sometime in the middle of this decade, Sony will start manufacturing lithium-ion batteries specifically for electric cars and hybrids. Demand for these batteries will surely increase as more people buy hybrids and electric cars, so Sony says it is prepared to build dedicated plants for this purpose too.

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Nissan Screws up Leaf Orders

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Nissan messed up. Though naysayers hate on EVs because of low ranges, lack of refueling stations on every corner and expensive batteries, things looked promising for the all-electric Leaf. The EV has won several car awards, including the 2011 European Car of the Year and the 2011 World Car of the Year, and currently ranks as the most efficient EPA certified vehicle for all fuels ever. The EV has received praise from critics and was met with enthusiasm from consumers. But now Nissan has dropped customers from the waiting list for the car and asked them to reapply. This has angered customers who have been waiting for months for the car and have faced multiple delays.

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Kia Naimo Electric Crossover Vehicle Debuts in Seoul

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When the idea of a hybrid car first hit the scene, most of the unveilings were for compact looking cars. The same thing happened with electric vehicles (EVs), but that's starting to change. Moving in that direction is the newly announced Kia Naimo, an electric vehicle that happens to be a crossover utility vehicle.

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