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As now five automakers have said mainstream-focused 200-mile range electric cars are pending, BMW says its current generation i3 will get up to 50-percent more range. The German automaker has not said what the next-generation i3 will offer, and its approximately 110-125-mile new range estimates may buy time as only the Chevy Bolt is due […]

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In response to mistaken reporting this week that it was investigating U.S. market Mitsubishi cars’ fuel economy compliance, California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) said this is not correct. “ARB cannot undertake an investigation of MPG ratings or data. We can investigate compliance with our GHG [greenhouse gas] requirements for vehicles certified to California new vehicle […]

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In light of the U.S. EPA saying it is following up with Mitsubishi over an MPG data reporting scandal in Japan, the automaker’s U.S. arm said its cars are clean. This disclosure came today in a statement by Mitsubishi North America confirming it is working with U.S. authorities and has internally audited its vehicles several […]

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A recent conference call between an analyst, former Chevy Volt chief engineer Jon Bereisa – and Tesla – revealed the Model 3’s battery will be a little smaller than the Chevy Bolt’s, may cost less, but Tesla still might not make a profit selling it for $35,000. All this is still up in the air, […]

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As an investigation widens in Japan on 25 years of confessed mpg data misreporting, Mitsubishi’s president and others say the company is at risk to survive. “I’m taking this as a case that could affect our company’s existence,” said President Tetsuro Aikawa in a press conference yesterday speaking of admitted misdeeds for now confined to […]

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Following admission of more than two decades of misreported mpg data to Japanese authorities, the U.S. EPA says the company’s cars sold stateside are being scrutinized. “EPA has instructed Mitsubishi to provide additional information regarding their U.S. vehicles,” said the agency today in response to a query by HybridCars.com. “The agency will also be directing […]

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At this time of inexpensive gas, larger vehicles are trending upward, hybrid sales are not doing as well, but how would a hybrid or plug-in hybrid crossover or SUV appeal to you? If you are one of the people who knows that what goes down – like fuel prices – has been predicted by the […]

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In an unfolding scandal thus far limited to Japan, Mitsubishi Motors admitted it has falsified fuel efficiency data back to 1991. The disclosure today came before a panel of three former prosecutors after last week’s admission it had exaggerated fuel efficiency for 625,000 minicars by as much as 10 percent. President Tetsuro Aikawa, who said […]

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The Chinese auto parts conglomerate with an eye on revitalizing failed Fisker Automotive continues to make strides. For starters, names and underpinnings have changed, along with production locations, and significantly improved quality is being promised for the luxury performance plug-in hybrid that could go on sale this year. According to the Wall Street Journal, the […]

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The Tesla Model 3 is arguably the biggest electric car news ever, but company head Elon Musk has already hinted that a cheaper EV to follow is in its future plans. Musk’s hint comes after the 12-minute mark in his discussion with Norway’s minister of transport and communications at the Future Transport Solutions conference, and […]

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