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BMW is bringing four new plug-in hybrids to the Frankfurt auto show later this month, with each vehicle building on a different brand segment. These will add to BMW’s alternatively powered lineup, which includes the battery electric i3 and the i8 plug-in sports car. These are powered by BMW’s eDrive technology, which will also transfer […]

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Tesla has begun selling an upgraded battery for its two-door Roadster, boosting the battery electric vehicle’s range by another 100 miles. “Model S development has helped us apply new battery technology to the Roadster 3.0 packs,” a Tesla representative told us. “The cells store 31 percent more energy than the original Roadster cell. Using this […]

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As Chrysler celebrates its 90th anniversary, announced plans to rework its current fleet and add new models, which will include the brand’s first plug-in hybrid vehicles. The first to arrive will be a plug-in hybrid version of one of the brand’s most prominent models: the Town & Country minivan. Officially in its 25th model year, […]

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Although aspiring carmaker Faraday Future prefers to keep most of its plans a secret, it has revealed locations currently under consideration for a new EV factory. “We’re still actively talking to four states,” said company spokesman Marcus Nelson. “We have talked to California, Nevada, Georgia and Louisiana.” Nevada, which successfully snagged a deal with Tesla […]

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Building on its current momentum within the region, General Motors announced it will be part of a new venture to construct an electrified vehicle factory in China. GM is joining SAIC Motor Corp Ltd and Wuling Motors to build the $470 million plant. A GM representative said the factory will be dedicated to producing only […]

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Saab, currently owned by National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS), is ready to make cars again and has its sight set on electrified vehicles. The brand hasn’t had much of a presence in the U.S. since 2011, when financial shortfalls caused production to stop. After purchasing Saab the following year, NEVS put together a limited […]

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This month Nissan released its all-new Murano Hybrid in China, but the company’s plans for the hybrid model in the U.S. remains unclear. “As a key market in Nissan’s global business, China is the first market to introduce the hybrid version of Murano,” Nissan said. Nissan is looking to tap into “young urbanites” in the […]

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Henrik Fisker may no longer be part of Fisker Automotive, but that doesn’t mean he’s done building cars. At last weekend’s Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, Calif., Henrik hinted about his future. “I’m looking into starting a new company,” he said, as reported by USA Today. “There’s a whole new group of young people ready […]

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In the first year it was eligible for consideration, Tesla Motors “shot to the top” of Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. The carmaker that seemingly avoids most traditional carmaker behaviors wasn’t selected because the Model S is so technologically advanced – though that certainly helped. Forbes’ explanation for what distinguishes Tesla from […]

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To combat the buildup of used vehicles that has plagued other plug-in models, Tesla Motors has built a new showroom to help resell its used Model S sedans. The carmaker’s newly-opened 23,000-square foot store will offer both new and pre-owned Teslas to buyers. Located in Buena Park – which is about halfway between Los Angeles […]

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