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A convoy of four U.S. Army trucks was seen recently rumbling down a 21-mile section of I-69 about 40 miles east of Flint, Mich. It’s not an uncommon sight given that the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) is close by in Warren. What made this convoy different from others is the […]

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Large semi-trucks employing conductive technology can cruise along in the right lane of a 1.2-mile stretch of the E16 highway outside the city of Gävle, close to the Baltic Sea in central Sweden, using electric power. Called the eHighway, when the big rigs exit the test area they automatically revert to their diesel plug-in hybrid […]

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BMW’s i division is hard at work building a secret prototype battery-powered i8 sports car which could result in the coupe discarding the plug-in hybrid powertrain and going fully electric in the future. According to sources speaking to British publication Autocar, the plan is the electric i8 will be based on the i division’s carbon […]

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Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz, Smart and other car and truck manufacturers, is considering a new all-electric brand name for the upcoming Mercedes electric vehicles. The report comes from Handelsblatt, a German business publication well connected in the country’s auto industry. This confirms a statement made earlier by Ola Källenius, Mercedes’ sales and marketing director […]

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After receiving a license in Michigan to test self-diving vehicles earlier this month, the mysterious Faraday Future was approved for public road testing in California. Citing an industry source, an Automotive News report says the company plans to make use of the California Department of Motor Vehicle’s approval by the end of the year. “Faraday […]

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You can still get your kicks on U.S. Highway Route 66, at least on some parts of it. And, the historic highway, (also known as the Mother Road, the Main Street of America or the Will Rogers Highway) could one day inspire someone to call it the Solar Highway, if a pilot project pans out. […]

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Ford’s GT claimed first place in its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of the first of its four outright victories in the 1960s, and Porsche’s 919 Hybrid snatched a second consecutive Le Mans victory. The unheralded news of this year’s Le Mans race, however, is a hydrogen fuel […]

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Electric vehicle adversary Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO, is now making noise about producing EVs. Marchionne told Bloomberg Television that the automaker is considering adding pure battery-electric cars to its lineup, including the Maserati Alfieri sports car and a small Fiat city car. “I’ve always thought the economic model that supports Tesla is something […]

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In the U.S., Chinese automaker BYD (Build Your Dreams) is better known for counterfeit car designs, and Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway $230 million investment to buy a 10 percent stake in the company. In China, BYD is known for its cheap compact cars, trendy SUVs and insanely fast hybrids. The fastest is called the Tang, […]

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Arriving next summer, a refreshed 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 550e will be available with wireless battery charging. The technology being used works on a principal similar to wirelessly charging cell phones, and requires no cords or plugs to handle. British publication, Autocar, reported that the induction charging system will consist of two coils: one placed on […]

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