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    Interview: Running the First US Retail Hydrogen Station Is An ‘Epic Effort’

    In order for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to proliferate, infrastructure has to proliferate, and recently we spoke with one of the key people on the ground floor. According to Michael Dray, technical operations manager for California State L.A. Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, progress has been made since Jan. 8 when the station became the […]

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    Toyota Sells Eight-Millionth Hybrid Globally

    As spy photos of the 2016 Prius are circulating, and 20 years after hybrids were first developed, Toyota has sold its eight-millionth hybrid wolrdwide through July 31. The car being developed back in 1995 was of course the Prius, which was released in 1997 to Japan, and 2000 to the U.S. The eight-millionth hybrid came […]


    Volt Enthusiast Posts First Drive Review of 2016 Chevy Volt

    A Chevy Volt enthusiast in Canada has just posted a first-drive report for the 2016 Chevy Volt. In short, most aspects of the new car impressed or were better than KickinInCanada’s 2012 model. The review, printed below in its entirety was put on yesterday, and this poster is experienced and knowledgable about the Volt, […]

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    UK Extends £5,000 EV Rebate to February 2016

    The U.K. is adding £200 million to its EV rebate program, which will extend the £5,000 new vehicle credit for an three additional months to February 2016. Previously set to run out this fall, U.K. government officials said they are expanding the rebates to spur more sales of low emission vehicles. “The U.K. is now […]

    California And Nevada Among Four States Vying For Faraday Future EV Factory

    Although aspiring carmaker Faraday Future prefers to keep most of its plans a secret, it has revealed locations currently under consideration for a new EV factory. “We’re still actively talking to four states,” said company spokesman Marcus Nelson. “We have talked to California, Nevada, Georgia and Louisiana.” Nevada, which successfully snagged a deal with Tesla […]

    Video Highlights Hand-Made-in-Japan Toyota Mirai FCV Production

    A video of Toyota’s Mirai fuel cell vehicle being hand-built is dramatic without a word being spoken. Consisting of 19 minutes of video at the Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Japan, workers put together with fastidious care a Mirai from bare body shell to finished car. Notably absent are robots, and this hands-on process is […]

    Hyundai Teases Cleaner-Designed 2017 Elantra Interior

    After numerous teaser photos of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai Elantra, here is the first look at the new model’s interior. Last week, the Korean automaker released a teaser sketch of the all-new Elantra’s styling, revealing a model that appears to be heavily inspired by the new Genesis sedan. It appears that the upscale treatment will […]

    IIHS: Front Crash Prevention Systems Better Than Ever

    Vehicles that offer automatic braking are on the rise and the systems are better than ever according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS put 19 different new vehicles (photo from previous testing) with front-crash avoidance systems to the test and fourteen of the models were given a […]

    China Set To Overtake US In 2015 As EV Sales Leader

    China has been aggressively adding new initiatives to spur adoption of electrified vehicles, and its efforts are paying off. Looking only at passenger vehicles, if sales continue at the current rate, about 121,000 EVs will be sold in China by the end of the year. The U.S., in comparison, will reach 112,000 sales if it […]