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As part of Volkswagen’s commitment to electric vehicles, the e-Crafter battery electric delivery van was introduced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany on Wednesday. The automaker said the electric version was planned early on in the Crafter’s development process and has the same dimensions as the new gasoline and diesel models that […]

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Major automakers are ramping up their fight and exerting pressure to delay or seek adjustments to the Obama administration’s aggressive fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission targets by 2025. In a prepared statement made public on Wednesday, Mitch Bainwol, head of the industry trade group Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, said that low gasoline prices and […]

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Europe’s best-selling battery electric car, the Renault Zoe, will arrive at the Paris Motor Show Oct. 1 with an increased driving range of 200-plus miles (320 km). The report comes from French business publication BMFBusiness but doesn’t say what the new battery capacity would be. It’s also not clear if the driving range is based […]

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Just two months after unveiling a prototype, today Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off a pre-production version of its battery electric Urban eTruck. The truck, on display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany, is Mercedes’ vision of the future for short-range commercial deliveries. Based on a heavy-duty distribution truck chassis, the eTruck is […]

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Earlier we reported that the price for the battery electric 2017 Chevrolet Volt in base LT trim is $37,495 including destination charges. Then we found out Canadians will pay far less. The same Bolt LT has a U.S. dollar sticker price in Canada of $32,400 ($42,795 CAD) plus destination charges, bringing the total to $33,632 […]

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Toyota began phase two of its Open Road project last Saturday in Japan to verify that its tilting electric three-wheeler i-Road works in the real world. Urban growth is quickly becoming the new way of life around the globe, and with it challenges to transportation. As city traffic congestion continues to worsen, automakers are looking […]

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A Swedish engineering firm has developed an autonomous car that beams a big smile on the grille to let pedestrians know it is safe to cross the street. Semcon produced the concept in response to concerns that self-driving cars won’t be able to communicate with other road users, including pedestrians, in the way human drivers […]

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Top Honda executives think diesel engines are on the way out, and to keep the Civic a best-selling global vehicle are considering gasoline hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. The tenth-generation 2017 Civic has just arrived, and it was engineered from the beginning to accept gasoline, diesel, hybrid and gasoline plug-in hybrid powertrains, as well as […]

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Michigan officials are standing firm in denying Tesla Motors’s application for a state automobile dealer license. “The license was denied because state law explicitly requires a dealer to have a bona fide contract with an auto manufacturer to sell its vehicles,” said Gisgie Gendreau, spokeswoman for Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, in a statement. Since […]

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In the wake of the emissions scandal and stricter emissions regulations, Volkswagen is uncertain if or when it will again sell diesel cars in the U.S. The German automaker has been prohibited from selling diesel vehicles in the United States since late 2015 after it acknowledged using “defeat devices” to evade U.S. diesel emissions standards. […]

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