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A green energy company has filed a lawsuit against Tesla Motors in London, saying the electric carmaker blocked its plans for charging stations in the U.K. Ecotricity Group was talking with companies, including Welcome Break Group, to install electric vehicle chargers at service providers along U.K. highways. In the lawsuit, Ecotricity stated that Tesla used […]

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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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An analysis of the Deltawing’s viability showed a four seat version would reach close to 74 mpg on the highway. DeltaWing Technology Group, Inc. released the results of an independent engineering analysis of a four-passenger road car concept based on the patented DeltaWing narrow front track vehicle architecture. The study showed it would achieve an […]

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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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By July, Volkswagen AG said it will make a decision on the batteries for its electric vehicles: either stay with the current lithium-ion technology, or move to new solid-state batteries. QuantumScape has been developing this new battery technology, which is said to store energy better than lithium-ion (li-ion). This translates to a longer range for […]

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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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Over the next two years Mercedes-Benz will launch 10 new plug-in vehicles, releasing one every four months. The plan is part of the company’s hybrid initiative, which includes a hybrid setup that can easily transfer to different vehicle classes. This gives Mercedes the ability to use the technology on its entire fleet, from the base-grade […]

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After teasing the public for three years, Lamborghini revealed that it is finalizing plans for its next vehicle this year, which may be a hybrid SUV. Lamborghini CEO and President Stephan Winkelmann talked about the SUV last week with Road & Track Web Editor Alex Kierstein, and explained why a hybrid powertrain would be considered. […]

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Ford has already produced five million EcoBoost-powered engines. Ford announced it has hit a production milestone with its fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine technology: late last week, the 5-millionth vehicle powered by a Ford EcoBoost engine rolled off the assembly line at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. EcoBoost was first launched in 2009 on the Ford […]

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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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