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    World’s Most Efficient EV Yields Equivalent of 26,135 MPG

    A team of graduate students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Records for the “Most Efficient Electric Vehicle.” On an Audi test track in Bavaria, the tiny project car toppled the previous Guinness record by chalking up 765.53 miles/kilowatt hours. That’s the equivalent of about 26,135 U.S. […]

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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 […]

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    Tesla Scrambles To Finish ‘Gigafactory’ to Meet Model 3 Launch Date

    Tesla Motors has yet to deliver its electric vehicles on schedule and has struggled to build them. Now the California auto manufacturer is reportedly behind the proverbial eight ball again In a recent interview with the New York Times, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is scrambling to finish the $5 billion gigafactory in […]

    Audi Plans Three Electric Vehicles by Decade’s End

    As parent company Volkswagen Group shifts from diesel to electric vehicles, Audi plans to have at least three EVs by 2020 as part of a new major plan. The shift in focus was presented to managers last week, and CEO Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper that it expects electric vehicles to account for 25 […]

    Innovative Lithium-Oxygen Battery Tech Could Significantly Increase EV Range

    A new lithium-oxygen battery is being touted as potentially able to provide much longer ranges between charges for EVs. Also known as lithium-air, the tech has been in the news before with promise for five to 15-times more efficiency than standard lithium-ion batteries. However, it has been held back by a few issues such as […]

    Tesla Claims to Have ‘World’s Fastest’ Charger with 145 Kilowatt Supercharger Rollout

    Tesla has boosted power in its Superchargers to reassert its claim that it provide the “world’s fastest” charger, Electrek says. Tesla Motors has boosted some Superchargers’ power capacity from 135 kilowatts to 145 kW. That’s still ahead of the current Supercharger capacity. Tesla’s Supercharger website still says the power delivery rate tops out at 120 […]

    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 […]