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Aston Martin’s chief is taking lawmakers to task for an upcoming ban on gasoline and diesel vehicles for being unrealistic about how automotive technology really works. Great Britain’s announcement in July about banning the sale of new vehicles running on “petrol” and diesel by 2040 is “meaningless,” according to CEO Andy Palmer. The regulation is […]

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Eight multi-national corporations, a major airport, and a European utility have committed to converting their fleets over to electric vehicles by 2030. Announced Tuesday in New York by The Climate Group during Climate Week NYC, the 10 members of “EV100” seek to cut millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year and to curb […]

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Nikola is preparing to step up competition for heavy-duty truck electrification through a collaboration with German auto supplier Bosch. The two companies announced today a new commercial vehicle powertrain developed through their partnership. It will be part of the Nikola One and Two class 8 hydrogen-electric trucks coming to market. Nikola trucks will be able […]

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China will be allowing foreign automakers like Tesla to build vehicles without having to partner with local companies. Under new rules, foreign automakers would be allowed to establish their own wholly owned electric vehicle company in China’s free-trade zones, according to auto executives briefed on the matter. That would be a major shift for a […]

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General Motors is rolling out at least 10 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China by 2020, the U.S. automaker’s chief said. CEO Mary Barra, speaking to media in Shanghai on Friday, said that electrification will tie together with autonomous vehicles, connectivity, and shared mobility services. It’s needed to deal with China’s growing challenges over vehicle […]

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Daimler has taken the lead over Tesla in the U.S. electric truck market, delivering its Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter electric trucks to UPS and other clients in New York City. UPS is taking delivery of three of the electric medium-duty delivery trucks at “locations to be determined.” The delivery giant, and other clients, are signing deals […]

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Volkswagen of America just announced pricing for the 2017 all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf SE at $30,495, plus an $820 destination charge. VW says it’s a “value-oriented” price for the SE base model when technology improvement and added features are taken into consideration. Much of that comes from adding a new lithium-ion battery pack this year – […]

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BMW is showing its i Vision Dynamics in Frankfurt, which is believed likely to be a progenitor of the i5 when it reaches showrooms in 2021. If so, the all-electric four-door sedan concept revealed yesterday at the Frankfurt auto show would be the third model in its i-Series lineup. BMW is mulling a plug-in hybrid […]

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Opel just unveiled a plug-in hybrid version of its all-new Grandland X sport utility vehicle at the Frankfurt auto show. Without sharing a lot of details (such as range, etc.), Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller said at a preview for three new Opel models the Grandland X will be its first plug-in hybrid. The 4.48-meter long […]

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Daimler is aiming to cut production costs 4 billion euros ($4.8 billion) by 2025 to compensate for electric cars having much lower profitability under current market conditions. While speaking at the company’s investor day in Sindelfingen, Germany, on Monday, CEO Dieter Zetsche and Frank Lindenberg, vice president of finance and controlling Mercedes-Benz Cars, explained the […]

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