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Eight U.S. states in agreement to promote zero-emission vehicles

Eight U.S. states in agreement to promote zero-emission vehicles

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The governors of eight U.S. states say they'll use their states' tax and budget powers in an effort to put 3.3 million zero-emissions cars on the road by 2025.

Electric vehicles seen as future racetrack competitors

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Already noted for saving gasoline and having zero emissions, electric cars have a new goal, a U.S. expert says -- success on the world's racetracks.

California's new Bay Bridge opens with fanfare

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- California's new Bay Bridge opened one day earlier than announced after 11 years of construction -- more than twice as long as anticipated, officials said.
AutoOutlook: NHTSA investigates Jeep fires

AutoOutlook: NHTSA investigates Jeep fires

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is investigating reports of three major fires in Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles.
PAT NASON, United Press International

U.S. trade deficit slowing growth, destroying jobs

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Commerce Department is expected Tuesday to report the June deficit on international trade in goods and services was $43 billion.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Obama stirs passions but makes income inequality worse

Obama stirs passions but makes income inequality worse

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 31 (UPI) -- Slow economic growth and increasing inequality are ripping the social fabric of the United States -- vanquishing the dreams of working families, saddling the young with onerous student debt and frustrating retirement plans.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Nissan gives Datsun brand a Go, best cheap cars

Nissan gives Datsun brand a Go, best cheap cars

Nissan is giving the Datsun brand a Go in India.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Study: Electric cars no greener than gasoline vehicles

Study: Electric cars no greener than gasoline vehicles

BERKELEY, Calif., July 1 (UPI) -- Electric cars, despite their supposed green credentials, are among the environmentally dirtiest transportation options, a U.S. researcher suggests.
British team cracks 200 mph in electric car, sets record

British team cracks 200 mph in electric car, sets record

ELVINGTON, England, June 25 (UPI) -- A British team says it's pushed its lightweight electric powered car to a speed of 204.2 mph, a new world record for such a vehicle.
Electric car maker Tesla debuts quick battery swap system

Electric car maker Tesla debuts quick battery swap system

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- Tesla Motors has introduced a system is says will allow a swap of a car's battery pack in less time than it takes to fill up a traditional car's gas tank.

Obama appeasement of China, Japan wrecking recovery

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to report the April deficit on U.S. international trade in goods and services was $41.2 billion.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Car salesman pays $32,400 for lunch with Obama in SoCal

LOS ANGELES, June 1 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles car salesman says he dipped into his retirement savings to pay for a place at the table with President Barack Obama at a fundraiser next week.

GM details the EV Spark

DETROIT, Minn., April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker General Motors said its electric car, the Chevrolet Spark, would go 82 miles per charge up, and get the equivalent of 119 miles per gallon.

Sweden proposes extending tax breaks for biofuels, green cars

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 17 (UPI) -- Sweden says it is seeking to boost the use of electric cars and plug-in hybrids through continued tax breaks on biofuels and green cars for company fleets.

Charging station company under investigation by FBI?

CHICAGO, April 11 (UPI) -- The FBI is investigating 350Green, a company that won a contract in Chicago to build charging stations for electric cars, contractors say.
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Members of the media photograph the Dodge EV, Chrysler's first prototype electric roadster, during a media preview to showcase advance electric vehicles currently in production by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 4, 2008. The CEO's of the three automakers testified on the state of the American car industry on Capitol Hill today. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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An electric car is an alternative fuel car that uses electric motors and motor controllers instead of an internal combustion engine (ICE). Currently, in most cases, electrical power is derived from battery packs carried on board the vehicle. Other energy storage methods that may come into use in the future include the use of ultracapacitors, or storage of energy in a spinning flywheel.

The term electric vehicle is often used, implying, in context, an electric road vehicle, though in its broader sense it covers all vehicles with electrical propulsion including trains and trams.

Vehicles that make use of both electric motors and other types of engine are known as hybrid electric vehicles and are not considered pure electric vehicles (EVs) because they operate in a charge-sustaining mode. Hybrid vehicles with batteries that can be charged externally from an external source are called plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and become pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) during their charge-depleting mode. Other types of electric vehicles besides cars include light trucks and neighborhood electric vehicles.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "electric cars."
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