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    Chevy Bolts Are On Their Way To Dealers

    Indicators are good the first Chevy Bolts will be delivered by month’s end, and a watchful fan snapped a great shot of photographic evidence that this is so. Posted to the enthusiasts forum a few minutes ago, the image said to be taken today on I-75 as they leave Lake Orion, Mich,. by reader […]

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    November 2016 Dashboard

    The monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall sales for November were up 4 percent from a strong year-ago result and down 1 percent from October 2016. Through the first 11 months […]

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    Plug-in Cars Projected To Comprise One-Third of Global Sales By 2040

    Plug-in electrified vehicle sales will skyrocket in the next quarter century, according to a new study by IHS Markit. The global consulting and analytics firm predicts PEVs will make up 15-to-35 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2040. While these vehicles only make for one percent of global auto sales, sales in 2016 are […]

    Lucid Partners With Samsung SDI for Battery Cells in the Upcoming Electric Sedan

    Lucid Motors has chosen Samsung SDI as a major supplier of lithium-ion battery cells for its soon-to-be-launched electric car. The two companies will work together jointly on the battery cells that will “exceed current performance benchmarks in areas such as energy density, power, calendar life and safety,” Lucid and Samsung said. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based […]

    Trump Appoints EPA Chief Experienced in Battling the Agency Over Emissions Rules

    President-elect Donald Trump just appointed an EPA chief who has experience taking on legal battles with the agency over Obama’s climate change policies. Announced yesterday, Trump’s appointee as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. While environmental groups and members of Congress vehemently oppose the move, it was in line […]

    Electrified Trucks Replacing Diesel For Several Global Fleets in Next Decade

    Electrified commercial trucks will see 10-fold growth through the next decade, according to a new study. Navigant Research says that growing awareness of better air quality and stricter emissions targets will drive fleets to transition over to electrified trucks and away from diesel through 2026. While diesel trucks have gotten cleaner through incremental technology improvements, […]

    Auto Trade Group Failed To Block EPA From Finalizing MPG Rules

    The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ proposal to stymie the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to finalize stringent gas mileage rules before President Obama leaves office on Jan. 20 didn’t pan out. The auto trade group, which lobbies in Washington for automakers, requested Monday that lawmakers add language in a short-term budget bill that would have […]

    South Korea Files Criminal Complaints and Hefty Fine on VW Over Diesel Car Advertising

    South Korea is continuing its crackdown on Volkswagen over the diesel emissions cheating scandal, and yesterday filed criminal complaints and a record high fine for false advertising. The government said it will also be filing criminal complaints against five former and current executives at the German automaker’s South Korea division for their part in the […]