While EV fans have castigated Toyota for largely sitting out EV sales this decade, it may make up for that early next decade with a long-range EV utilizing solid state battery technology. According to a report from the Chunichi Shimbun daily on Tuesday, the solid state battery is expected in a car with quick-charge capability […]

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Word has it that General Motors is mulling whether to discontinue the Chevrolet Volt in 2020 and replace it in 2022 with a crossover-style variant, but would this be desirable? According to Reuters, which cited “people familiar with the plans,” the Volt is one of six presumably under-selling vehicles the automaker is thinking about canceling. […]

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The all-new Nissan Leaf will introduce the innovative “e-Pedal.” Modern cars have always had at least two pedals, one serving as an accelerator and the other for braking. But Nissan might be working on a way to get rid of the brake pedal, if the Japanese automaker’s new e-Pedal serves its purpose. The revolutionary technology […]

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With Volkswagen’s emission crisis winding down since it erupted Sept. 2015, Daimler AG is taking center stage as the next automaker to potentially face serious hardship for dastardly diesel misdeeds. For the last few months, investigators from the United States and Germany have begun suspecting that Mercedes-Benz equipped its vehicles with defeat devices similar to […]

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After 17 years of rising to utterly dominate the U.S. “green car” landscape, the Toyota Prius Liftback has hit a plateau and may actually finish 2017 as a second-best seller. An unthinkable prospect before this year, just one year ago, the car that’s come to symbolize the word “hybrid” still enjoyed two-and-a-half times the sales […]

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Sporting a stylish new look, the 2018 Honda Fit has begun arriving at dealerships in the U.S. Priced from $17,065 including destination, the 2018 Honda Fit is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine delivering up to 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. For the 2018 model year, Honda has added the new Sport trim […]

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With automakers rushing into the EV market like Forty-niners, they inevitably look towards Tesla. Volkswagen is no exception to that trend and now Herbert Diess, VW’s CEO, says the automaker will be able to “stop” the current EV-leader because it has “abilities Tesla doesn’t have.” Those abilities, for the record, are global scale and manufacturing […]

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Even though electric vehicles still only account for a sliver of the global market, Big Oil is beginning to take them seriously as a long-term threat to the industry. While preserving a finite resource is still probably the way to go, oil companies are accustomed to making money and have now begun revising their forecasts […]

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A new supercar called the Boreas Project quietly made its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last month. Hints of its pending arrival were given in June, when DSD Design & Motorsport released teasers of a new hypercar designed to compete with Pagani and Koenigsegg. Now that the Boreas Project has debuted, it […]

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Today along with the unveiling of its 10th-generation Accord lineup, Honda revealed its again-revised Accord Hybrid. The Accord Hybrid was only first released in 2015, then pulled from sales for 2016 as the automaker revised it for 2017 – and brought production to Japan and closer to suppliers – and now again, it has been […]

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