To everyone holding out for more electric car range for your money, it appears the industry has heard you. Just two years ago $35,000 could pay for a nicely equipped EV with 84 EPA-rated miles range, and while that’s still the case, on the horizon are five EVs that could deliver 200 miles for nearly […]

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Automakers and U.S. environment regulators may begin clashing over the “54.5 mpg” fuel economy target. Federal regulators will soon be releasing a review of future mileage targets, with tougher standards scheduled to take effect in six years. It could spark more debate over U.S. car buyers’ willingness to pay for emissions-cutting technology such as plug-in electric […]

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For the fourth generation of its best-selling model line, Lexus sent its RX to the style salon for an extensive makeover. Actually, the longer, wider, taller, roomier and more powerful crossover only evolves the formula that let the automaker sell nearly 101,000 RX models last year, but it does get your attention. Dominating the front […]

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After years of waiting, the first of the new Acura NSX hybrid sports cars has finally rolled off the production line. The company has celebrated the first serial production 2017 Acura NSX at its new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, the exclusive home to the next-generation NSX, which Honda says makes it the only […]

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Owners of GM crossovers with overstated mpg claims will receive debit cards as compensation. The move was expected after the American automaker issued a stop sale on the crossovers last week saying that the Monroney Sticker had the wrong mpg figures on it. GM expects the payment offers will be made to about 135,000 retail […]

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Yesterday Toyota announced that its cumulative global hybrid sales through April tallied to 9.014 million. The latest million took just nine months, and counted Lexus and Toyota vehicles from all markets dating back to the August 1997 Japanese launch of the original Prius. With the news, the carmaker observes its combined effect on saving fuel […]

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Uber is testing a self-driving Ford Fusion in Pittsburgh. The test car is from Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh and is a hybrid Ford Fusion outfitted with a variety of sensors including radars, laser scanners and high resolution cameras to map details of the environment. While operating in its self-driving mode, a trained […]

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The Chinese electrified car manufacturer that counts Warren Buffet as a key investor, and which led Tesla in sales last year, delivered its 50,000th Qin plug-in hybrid as quickly as it took the Chevy Volt. This was accomplished last month for the PHEV that was launched a couple years after the Volt, but whose first […]

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Tesla has filed an underwritten registered public offering of about $2-billion in shares of its common stock to raise money to ramp up Model 3 production. After receiving a surprising 400,000 or so preorders for the Tesla Model 3, the American automaker is offering about $1.4-billion in shares while CEO Elon Musk will sell the […]

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Tesla has released a statement in regards to the recently published article that it paid foreign workers $5 an hour to expand its factory. The original story was published by Mercury News, alleging that Tesla paid the equivalent of $5 an hour to foreign workers to construct a new, high-volume paint shop. The American automaker […]

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