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Seeing sales on the rise, FCA is investing in order to have the capacity to build more eight-speed TorqueFlite transmissions. With sales of vehicles equipped with the popular eight-speed transmission growing, FCA US LLC stated it will invest an additional $266 million in its Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.) to increase capacity of the fuel-efficient TorqueFlite […]

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Infiniti is emulating Tesla’s retail approach in opening two retail spaces in high end shopping malls. Infiniti announced yesterday it is opening stores in two of London’s most pioneering shopping and entertainment destinations: Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City. The car company added it is joining some of the world’s most respected retailers and exclusive […]

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You can’t coach patience – or tolerance for a bucket seat full of inane questions. And if you’re going to be a Tesla Model S “co-pilot” – the all-electric carmaker’s clever name for the salesperson escorting interested prospects on a 20-30 minute test drive – you need a great deal of both. That’s one of […]

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It is official, Tesla Motors is now actively doing business in Australia, with first deliveries, opening of the first store and energizing of the first Supercharger all happening this week. Tesla delivered nine new cars to customers in Sydney today during a special evening event celebrating the arrival of the Model S in Australia. Tesla […]

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Kia Motors America’s 2015 Soul was awarded at the 11th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards. The award event was held recently at Local Motors in Chandler, Ariz. For the third consecutive year, local media and athletes rated the Soul best in the urban category after static and dynamic evaluations. “Winning the Active […]

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General Motors is in the midst of installing solar panels at Ohio’s Lordstown Complex, the plant where GM builds the Chevy Cruze. General Motors said its new 2.2 megawatt ground-mounted solar array will be complete by the end of 2014. When the last of more than 8,500 solar panels are in place, it will be […]

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Tesla has had an up-and-down history with its direct-to-consumer sales model, with states like Arizona, New Jersey, Maryland, Texas and Virginia coming down hard against the California-based start-up. Now, according to a story in the Des Moines Register, Iowa is another where dealer lobby groups have restricted how Tesla operates in the state. The issue […]

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With BMW’s new line of electric vehicles, the company is also offering a complete line of charging equipment to complement them. The BMW i Wallbox now comes in two variations: the already released Pure and the new Pro. Both deliver charging rates of up to 7.4 kilowatts, but the Pro can charge an i3 to […]

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California is already recognized as the beating heart of electric vehicles, and current Governor Jerry Brown wants the state to keep its leadership position. Brown recently signed a number of bills and approved legislation aimed at getting 1 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2023. Arguably the most important portion is aimed at making […]

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Given the increasing popularity of luxury automakers stuffing plug-in-hybrid systems into increasingly decadent vehicles, it should come as no surprise that Porsche is following suit. Porsche already has two plug-in hybrids in its stable — the 918 Spyder and Panamera S E-Hybrid — and is adding a third ahead of next week’s Paris Motor Show: […]

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