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Hyundai has shed some light on its next hydrogen fuel cell vehicle which is to go beyond its current converted Tucson and be based on a dedicated platform. In an interview yesterday with Autocar, Kim Sae-hoon, Hyundai and Kia’s head of hydrogen fuel cell research said something proprietary and forward looking was in store. “We […]

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Tesla Motors, fresh off the first deliveries of its Signature Series Model X, is not standing still as it looks to hire 4,500 workers in California over the next four years who’ll be dedicated to self-driving technology. According to the The Wall Street Journal, the electric carmaker which the Journal says employs 14,000 people, has […]

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Nissan’s all-electric Leaf, the leader in cumulative global plug-in electrified vehicle sales, also topped another more dubious list of 2015 models with the worst initial resale value. A study performed by used car concierge website Carlypso.com reportedly found the 2015 Nissan Leaf to depreciate 48 percent on average – the biggest immediate decline among all […]

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Tesla owners traveling during the Christmas holiday break encountered an unpleasant surprise at one popular California Supercharger site, experiencing delays of up to two hours or more. According to a post on the Tesla Motors Club (TMC) forum, owners planning to use the Tejon Ranch Supercharger site in Lebec, Calif. on Dec. 26 were warned […]

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Last Tuesday Porsche announced an agreement to phase out future wage increases for employees tasked to build its new all-electric Mission E. According to Reuters, employees at the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany, agreed to abandon future wage increases along with other concessions totaling several hundred million euros in order to secure production of the […]

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BMW is rumored to be planning an all-electric i6 sedan that would go on sale some time in 2020. According to Automobile, the i6 would join the i3 and i8 in BMW’s i-series electric lineup, and would be similar in size to the existing BMW 3-series (pictured). The publication said the i6 would come with […]

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More unofficial rumblings regarding Chevy Bolt production trickled out this week, and if they are as represented, they would fit with previous indicators that Chevrolet’s 200-mile range EV could be in dealer showrooms by end of 2016 or early 2017. In several postings made yesterday to the Chevy Volt Owners Facebook page, two people with […]

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Ford and Google are in discussions that may lead to plans for Ford to build autonomous cars for Google. According to a report published yesterday by Automotive News, sources with knowledge of the project said the two companies have been in negotiations “for a long time,” and an announcement regarding the venture could come as […]

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Last week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that the cap for green solo-access High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) stickers for plug-in hybrids had been reached. In a posting to its official website, CARB issued a statement saying that all of the allotted 85,000 green HOV stickers had been disbursed, and that future applications received […]

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Yesterday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk co-signed a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) urging it to direct Volkswagen to accelerate production of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). In an open letter addressed to Mary Nichols, CARB Chairman, and signed by Musk and 44 other prominent people, a request to release VW from obligations […]

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