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To keep the Mercedes-Benz sales momemtum growing in China, parent Daimler could manufacture electric cars and batteries locally, according to the company’s marketing head Hubertus Troska. Since the beginning of 2016, Mercedes cars have carved a 28-percent sales increase in China after refreshing designs that gave a sportier appearance along with an upmarket feel that […]

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ proposal to stymie the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to finalize stringent gas mileage rules before President Obama leaves office on Jan. 20 didn’t pan out. The auto trade group, which lobbies in Washington for automakers, requested Monday that lawmakers add language in a short-term budget bill that would have […]

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Mercedes-Benz is rapidly electrifying its model lineup as evidenced by the next-generation A-Class and B-Class versions being offered with gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid powertrains. Due up first is the subcompact A-Class (example pictured above), which spy photographers have caught testing at Germany’s Nürburgring. Both vehicles will be built on the new MFA 2 platform, which was […]

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UK technology firm Augmented Optics has revealed a new supercapacitor material it says can accept a charge in an electric vehicle as quickly as refueling a conventional car while threatening to render lithium-ion batteries obsolete. The new material intended to replace conventional batteries is a polymer based on soft contact-lens technology that may dramatically boost […]

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American agricultural machinery manufacturer John Deere showcased its new prototype battery-electric farm tractor ahead of next month’s French SIMA show (Paris International Agri Business Show). While the company has shown a variety of alternative-fuel sources in the past, including a gasoline-electric hybrid version, this concept, called SESAM (Sustainable Energy Supply for Agricultural Machinery), is the […]

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is making a last-minute effort to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to finalize fuel economy standards through 2025. Representing Daimler AG, Ford Motor Co, General Motors Corp, Toyota Motor Corp and Volkswagen AG, the Alliance on Monday urged congressional negotiators to include language in a short-term budget resolution […]

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A report recently released from oil industry consultant Wood Mackenzie predicts that a boom in electric vehicles could reduce global gasoline demand by as much as 10 percent by 2035. While battery-electric cars and trucks today represent less than one percent of total global vehicle sales, they are expected to take off after 2025 as […]

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Apple has refused to confirm or deny it is developing an autonomous electric vehicle, but a recent letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates it does have skin in the game. The Nov. 22 letter to NHTSA from Steve Kenner, Apple’s director of product integrity said Apple “is investing heavily in the […]

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Last night Nikola Motors took the wraps off its prototype Nikola One hydrogen-powered electric semi-truck at its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since appearing out of nowhere last June – and soon claiming 7,300 pre-orders before a running prototype was shown – the startup company’s technology has captured the public’s attention with its potential […]

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Self-driving cars will hit the roads in Canada’s Ontario Province shortly after the beginning of the new year, marking a Canadian first. Ontario launched the Automated Vehicle Program in October 2015 but had received no applications for permits and public testing through at least July 2016, Automotive News Canada reported. It took nearly a year […]

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