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High- and low-rollers alike can catch a free ride on a self-driving shuttle bus by pushing a button in the Fremont Street entertainment district of downtown Las Vegas. The small oval-shaped shuttle, made by French company Navya and named Arma, has a human attendant, but no steering wheel or brake pedal. Using GPS, electronic curb […]

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In its third attempt, the Acciona 100% Ecopowered 4×4 battery-electric car completed the grueling Dakar Rally in South America, finishing 53rd in its class. Without consuming a drop of gasoline or diesel fuel or emitting a single gram of CO2, the Acciona team drove the 100% Ecopowered EV over the 5,600-mile rally course that stretched […]

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West Coast cities Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Ore. have submitted a request for information (RFI) to automakers for the purpose of purchasing a combined 24,000 electric vehicles. The municipalities want information about what battery-electric vehicles are available as well as estimated pricing and delivery timelines before submitting a formal bidding process. The […]

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Lexus is bringing the small UX Concept crossover SUV to market, including a hybrid model, and is finally about to release a longer RX450hL hybrid with space for up to seven. The UX Concept’s hybrid version, first shown at November’s Paris Auto Show, will replace the aging CT200h hatchback, which will be phased out without […]

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San Diego-based Achates Power has introduced a 2.7-liter opposed-piston engine that will be able to deliver 37 miles per gallon in a full-sized pickup truck. Revealed during industry days at this week’s Detroit auto show, the OP-3 turbocharged, two-stroke diesel engine kicks out 270 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of torque. At the same time, it […]

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Infiniti’s on-again, off-again electric car is back on again as the company will debut an all-electric car in 2020 according to Roland Krueger, the luxury automaker’s president. A prototype EV has already been driven by Krueger, who described it as “very good,” British publication Auto Car reported. He told the publication that electric vehicles have […]

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Apparently nothing is sacred in the automotive world. Those high-horsepower, gasoline-inhaling engines that emit a ferocious growl from the performance divisions of BMW and Mercedes-Benz will enevitably be electrified. That is, “electrification” on the table includes hybridization, plug-in hybridization, and even all-electric versions of the enthusiast-oriented BMW “M” and Mercedes-Benz “AMG” cars. These revelations come […]

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Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group Company (GAC) displayed three crossover SUVs at the Detroit auto show including a battery electric model named GE3. This is the second time in the past three years the company had a display at the show, and is the first time any Chinese car company was on the show’s main […]

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Late yesterday, Volkswagen confirmed it had negotiated a $4.3 billion draft settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, and will plead guilty to criminal misconduct to resolve its diesel emissions cheating. The guilty plea is part of the civil and criminal settlement that enables the German automaker to move forward in the process of restoring it’s […]

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Coming out of the shadows, electric vehicle startup Rivian Automotive completed the purchase of the former 2.4-million square foot Mitsubishi factory in Normal, Illinois. Rivian, founded by MIT graduate R.J. Scaringe as a spin-off of Mainstream Engineering in 2009 in Florida, originally planned to develop a $25,000 mid-engine, rear-drive sports coupe with better-than Toyota Prius […]

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