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    Toyota Hybrid Sales Pass 10 Million Worldwide

    Toyota has just passed the 10-million mark for hybrid sales worldwide. The Prius is Toyota’s most well-known hybrid, and of course the world’s first mass-market hybrid, but the company now sells much more than just the Prius. Toyota offers 33 different hybrid models across the world, covering 90 countries and regions. The brand is aiming […]


    ‘Father of the Prius’ Has High Hopes Plug-in Prius Will See Strong Sales

    Toyota’s “father of the Prius” is confident the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid will sell much faster than the original hybrid Prius. Speaking at a media event launching the Prius Prime in Japan, Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada said he expects Prius plug-in hybrids to pass the one million unit sales mark in less than 10 years; […]


    Smart Transitioning Over to Electric-Only Vehicles in North America

    Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz USA hope to revive Smart cars by making it an electric-vehicle only brand. For the U.S. and Canada markets only, the parent company will stop selling the gasoline-powered Smart ForTwo coupe and convertible later this year. The Smart lineup will consist exclusively of the all-electric Smart electric-drive coupe and cabrio. Low-priced […]

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    Hyundai Launches Electric Carsharing Service in Korea

    Hyundai and its captive finance unit will be launching an electric carsharing unit in April. Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Capital will make their vehicles, including electric cars, available through a carsharing service in South Korea. Hyundai Motor launched a carsharing test drive in Korea last December. Users could try out a Hyundai Ioniq electric sedan […]

    BMW and Mobileye Sharing Sensor Data To Support Autonomous Driving

    BMW and Mobileye are partnering to share real-time sensor data from BMW vehicles equipped with Mobileye’s mapping system supporting autonomous driving. Mobileye’s Road Experience Management data generation technology will be added to BMW models entering the market in 2018. This will “crowd-source” real-time data with vehicles equipped with Mobileye’s camera-based Advanced Driver Assist System technology. […]

    Shell and Toyota Opening Seven Hydrogen Stations in California

    Shell and Toyota are partnering to add seven new hydrogen fueling stations in California as both companies bet petroleum will be fading away in the future. It’s part of California’s zero emission vehicles and greenhouse gas reduction campaign, with an expected 100 retail hydrogen stations to be in place by 2024. Green Car Congress reported […]

    BMW Recalls US i3 REx for Problems With Fuel Line

    BMW AG has recalled more than 19,000 i3 range-extended (REx) vehicles sold in the U.S. due to potential fuel vapor leaks that could cause a fire. The recall affects 2014 to 2017 model year models manufactured between March 2014 and December 2016. BMW discovered the car’s fuel tank vent line can rub against the sleeve […]

    GM Readying Thousands Of Self-Driving Chevy Bolts To Roll Out in 2018

    General Motors plans to be the first company to bring thousands of self-driving vehicles to roads through its partnership with ride-hailing firm Lyft. Two sources familiar with GM’s plan told Reuters last week that thousands of self-driving all-electric Chevrolet Bolts will roll out by 2018, with most of them going to Lyft. The automakers has […]

    Tech Companies Fight State Laws Favoring Automakers Over Startups In Self-Driving Car Testing

    Tech companies and advocacy groups are battling potential new state laws that would only allow automakers to test autonomous vehicles in those states. A handful of states are considering enacting what’s usually called Safe Autonomous Vehicle acts that would bar technology companies and only allow vehicle manufacturers to test drive self-driving cars. The legislation kicked […]