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As we reported on Friday would happen, today the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association held an event acknowledging plug-in electrified vehicle number 50,000 at the country’s Drammen Harbor. Today the registration plate EL 60000 was granted to a Tesla Model S purchased as number 50,000. The plate is 10,000 above because the “EL” plate series began […]

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At a media roundtable today in Shanghai, GM fielded questions as to whether it might begin local production of its Chevrolet Volt for the EV-hungry Chinese market. “Electrification is a part of the strategy” for China, said CEO Mary Barra evading a direct answer but with a response that did not explicitly say no either. […]

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With all-wheel drive courtesy of four individual motors, the Toroidion electric supercar concept boasts quick battery swapping and 1,341 horsepower (1 Megawatt). Designed and built in Finland, the company was founded in 2011 to compete in the 24 Hours of LeMans. The one megawatt (1,000 kilowatts) comes by two front 200-kilowatt motors offering direct drive, […]

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No country has more clearly demonstrated a unified effort to switch to plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) than Norway, and this Monday it’s expected to reach a 50,000-unit sales threshold on generous incentives propping up the enterprise. As it reaches this ceiling limit of PEVs eligible to receive financial and convenience-oriented benefits encouraging their sale, the […]

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General Motors has managed to keep under wraps core details of what may be a new benchmark for luxury plug-in hybrid sedans. What we do know is GM says the CT6 plug-in hybrid will be something special, and able to hold its head up proudly even in the company of the best sedans the Germans […]

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Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost Mustang is about as far a cry as you’ll get from a Prius and still be considered fuel-efficient, but that it is, at least within qualified terms. Its turbocharged four is the first in three decades since the ’84-’86 SVO was dreamed up to offer better fuel economy in an era still […]

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Volvo says it “underestimated” how popular its XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV would be but in light of popular demand, all future models will offer hybrid variants. These, said Volvo UK managing director Nick Connor to Auto Express, could be offered at all price levels, not just top level. A Volvo spokesperson followed up with […]

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Never mind all the suggestions floating out there that the Bolt EV concept that was nearly surprise-revealed January in Detroit sounds too much like “Volt.” And forget all the reports that Chevrolet may name it something else. Without confirming exactly when it will be put into production a name has been decided, says Chevrolet: Its […]

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With Tesla and its ongoing battles with state auto dealer associations and lawmakers to operate factory direct, it has won some and lost some – and in Maryland it can now count a win. The win has a name – HB 235 – and in passing the state House with a vote of 122 yes […]

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A previously expected refresh for the Cadillac ELR was canceled last month in Geneva but today the automaker announced the 2016 model will be quicker and cost less. Base pricing was lopped a full $10,000 to $65,995 before incentives and this includes delivery fees. The ELR now boasts a 0-60 time of as low as […]

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