With sales figures posting significantly higher than expected, Kia Motors America is changing its market strategy for the Soul EV by looking beyond zero emission “compliance” states. After the initial debut of the Soul EV last October in California, Kia planned to send the battery electric to markets in Oregon, New York, New Jersey and […]

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Toyota Motor Corp.’s new strategy will not only change the way the company builds engines; it will give the Prius’ hybrid drivetrain a 15-percent boost in fuel economy. The Japanese carmaker said its next generation of engines will share more parts, get better gas mileage and have more power. Under the Toyota New Global Architecture […]

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Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are gaining momentum in the northeastern U.S., as carmakers parade their cars through the region in efforts to raise awareness and support for the technology. On Wednesday, the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai shared the spotlight at a press conference with District Department of the Environment Director Tommy Wells. While introducing the car […]

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Governor Chris Christie signed a bill earlier today that will once again allow Tesla to sell directly to customers in New Jersey. Earlier this week, the state Senate approved of the pro-Tesla bill in a 29-2 vote. It then went to Governor Christie, who had previously said that he had “no problem” with this sales […]

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At the end of this month on the even of the New York International Auto Show, Scion will be unveiling a pair of conventionally powered fuel sippers. The Scion iM 5-door hatchback (above, blue), and iA sedan are aimed at “young people” – presumably aged 16 to 116 – wanting practicality, style and engaging driving […]

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After showcasing its unique “flow cell” powertrain in Geneva – presented in two concept sports cars – nanoFlowcell said it’s pleased with the public reaction and wants to move forward toward possible production. “Flow cell technology has finally become instilled in the automobile industry’s collective consciousness,” said Prof. Jens Ellermann, the board of directors’ president […]

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Legislators in Georgia are working on a new law that will give Tesla Motors the ability to sell more cars within the state. Tesla sales are currently legal in Georgia, but the law restricts any carmaker from selling more than 150 zero emission vehicles directly to customers. According to the Georgia Automotive Dealers Association (GADA), […]

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On Wednesday Toyota announced it’s recalling four models of its cars including all 2,500 RAV4 EVs which it says pose a serious safety risk due to a Tesla-supplied component. In question for the California-market electric SUV that ceased production last year is the Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Assembly. Toyota says a software malfunction could lead […]

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An automaker trade group wants regulators to grant CAFE credits for autonomous technology. Collision warnings, automated braking and adaptive cruise control are more than just safety features, said Mitch Bainwol, president and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. They are fuel-efficiency boosters. Bainwol’s industry lobbying group represents 12 auto manufacturers, including Ford Motor Co., […]

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Sales figures show that in January, far more plug-in and battery electric vehicles sold in Europe than in the U.S. In Europe, sales of battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles for the month totaled more than 9,300 units. This was 40-percent higher than the 6,100 sales that posted in the U.S. And while […]

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