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Electric Cars Try to Shed ‘Niche’ Label

By Joseph B. White Getty Images Honda Fit EV It has been a rough week for electric cars. Tesla Motors disclosed that it needs to raise more capital because the launch of its new Model S luxury sedan is going slower than expected. A top Toyota Motor Corp. executive said vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells are more likely to be viable by 2020 than battery electric cars. And the Congressional Budget Office said federal tax credits that subsidize plug-in ...
3rd August 2013
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Toyota To Unveil Electric RAV4 Next Month

By Jonathan Welsh Toyota Motor Corp. Toyota’s RAV4 EV will compete directly with the Nissan Leaf. Toyota Motor Corp. said it will reveal the new RAV4 EV compact crossover on May 7 at the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium, or EVS26, in Los Angeles. The car maker, which has long said it would build a battery-powered version of the RAV4, last year confirmed¬†it would sell the coming vehicle to retail consumers, not only to¬†fleet customers. The company, which previously ...