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    Sooner Than Some Think, Lyft Will Launch GM’s First Autonomous Electric Car

    General Motors will offer its first autonomous EV through its affiliated ride-sharing partner, Lyft, and things are coming together on an accelerated pace. In January this year, GM announced it invested $500 million in Lyft and it has made Pam Fletcher, its former executive chief engineer for electric vehicles, its new executive chief engineer of […]

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    GM CEO Mary Barra Talks To WIRED About Future Mobility and Chevy Bolt EV

    Chevrolet’s first 200-mile range EV, the 2017 Bolt, is due later this year, and GM chief Mary Barra says this is a portent of more electrification to come. In a half-hour video interview with WIRED Executive Editor Scott Dadich, Barra outlines her view. The interview is good enough that General Motors posted it to its […]


    Hyundai Getting Ready for 250-Mile Range EV by 2020

    Hyundai Motor Co. says it will be going full-speed ahead in its plug-in electrified vehicle rollout to increase range and compete with upstart Chinese rivals. Hyundai sees the technology changing so fast that it will have to roll out new EVs on a two-year cadence, boosting the current 110-mile range to around 250 miles per […]

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    Jaguar Land Rover Talking to Ford and BMW About Opening Battery Plant

    Jaguar Land Rover is in talks with Ford and BMW about building a battery plant for future electric vehicles, according to British newspaper The Times. Executives from the U.K.’s largest automaker are negotiating with U.S.-based Ford and German automaker BMW on a plant with the capacity to power several hundred thousand vehicles. The plant would […]

    Debate Stirred Up Over 54.5 MPG Target as Light Truck Sales Skew the Numbers

    Debate over the reality of meeting the 54.5 mpg by 2025 goal has been flared between environmentalists, regulators, and automakers as the U.S. Midterm Evaluation ensues. The inflated sales of pickup trucks, SUVs, and crossovers coming from cheap gas prices has changed the outlook for the 2025 target closer to “51 mpg” – realistically, somewhere […]

    Tesla and SolarCity May Be Close to a Merger Deal

    Tesla Motors Inc. and SolarCity Corp. are said to be close to a merger deal, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Saturday. The two companies are in the final stages of carrying out due diligence on each other, and could agree on the terms of a deal in the coming days, though it […]

    Musk Tweets Approval of NHTSA Administrator’s Statement on Autopilot

    Tesla chief Elon Musk reserves his Twitter account to stoke the flames of public sentiment, and his latest endorsement in 140 characters or less was for the implicit endorsement of Autopilot by a top federal regulator. Speaking at a conference in Detroit on Friday, Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), […]

    General Motors Predicts Its First Autonomous Car Could Be On Sale Within 10 Years

    If General Motors’ plans continue on pace, its first fully autonomous cars could be in limited use by a partnering car sharing service in five years, and on sale to consumers within 10. This is according to Mark Reuss, head of global product development, who spoke last week at an automotive cybersecurity conference in Detroit. […]

    Volkswagen Suspending Sales in South Korea on Eve of Ministry Review

    Volkswagen will be suspending sales of most if its models in South Korea starting July 25 (today), as pressure mounts for the German automaker over its falsified emissions reporting. VW is preparing for an environment ministry review this month or in early August on whether to revoke certification of the 32 vehicle types offered for […]