California has certified its first hydrogen fueling retail station, giving a California State University test station the green light to sell hydrogen to the public. “This is a milestone in the commercialization of hydrogen in preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles that will be powered by hydrogen,” said Michael Dray, technical operations manager […]

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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, addressed a packed crowd at the Automotive News World Congress yesterday. In the speech he praised some competitors, criticized the technology behind others and hinted about an upcoming project. Musk said the future of electric cars is promising, which is why he isn’t concerned about competition from other electric cars, […]

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Honda didn’t launch any production models at Detroit’s annual North American International Auto Show. Instead, the company used the opportunity to talk about its three-year plan for alternative-fuel technology with a preview of one of its prototypes. On display – alongside a small-scale replica of the HondaJet and a real Honda-powered Formula One racecar – […]

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Audi is following a recent trend in the hybrid market that is bringing more SUV-like crossovers to the arena. But the German carmaker is putting its own twist on the concept by combining a diesel engine and an electric motor to power its new hybrid SUV. “In our strategy to electrify an entire product portfolio, […]

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Yesterday from Detroit Mercedes-Benz introduced its C350 Plug-in Hybrid which adds to a modest but growing assortment of electrified vehicles. The vehicle uses a 1.9-liter turbocharged inline-four that’s slightly smaller than the Mercedes gas-only C300 4MATIC sedan. Its electric motor – specific kilowatt output currently unknown – is part of the seven-speed automatic transmission. The […]

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Hyundai had two new hybrids to share with the crowds at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show: the next-generation 2016 Sonata Hybrid and the all-new 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid. Both sedans use the same platform as Hyundai’s seventh-generation Sonata, but the two hybrids stylistically separate themselves from the gas-only model with unique aero elements and […]

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This week at the International Consumer Electronics Show, BMW will demonstrate a new wireless charging system on a BMW i8. Last summer, BMW and Daimler announced that the companies were collaborating to develop a system that can recharge batteries on electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids without cords. Mercedes-Benz also said in August it would begin […]

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Tesla is releasing a new upgrade package for its Roadster that will almost double the car’s range. The company announced today that the Roadster 3.0 package will include a new lithium-ion battery in the same dimensions as existing but 31-percent more efficient and with roughly 70 kilowatt-hours capacity. The 3.0 package also includes more effective […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave owners of its Roadster a bit of a present on Christmas Day: The Roadster will indeed get nearly 400 miles range potential he said on Twitter. The news was expected from prior reports and hints, and last Friday Musk had tweeted news was coming. Specifics in the 140-character communication format […]

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For our second-annual list of 10 alternative-energy cars most anticipated for the upcoming year, the watchword for the market may be onward and upward. A year ago at this time, our U.S. sales Dashboard tracked 78 alternative energy cars for sale. Today we count 90 and while this is several cars fewer than had been […]

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