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Volkswagen is releasing a second plug-in concept this year as it moves forward with plans to become the electrified vehicle market leader. In September 2013, Volkswagen announced that its goal was “market leadership in electric mobility by 2018.” Two plug-in hybrids are debuting this year as part of that plan. Last month, VW showed off […]

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An all-electric Jaguar is reportedly in the works, with an estimated target date of 2018. The vehicle will probably be based off the platform of Jaguar’s upcoming SUV, though this hasn’t been confirmed by the British carmaker. The news comes from several unnamed sources and was reported by U.K.-based Autocar. Any battery electric from Jaguar […]

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One of the most talked about companies in the auto industry this past week hasn’t been a carmaker at all, but a tech giant. Reports from numerous sources are talking about Apple Inc. and its plans to diversify into the automotive space. But while earlier accounts hinted at a gradual move to cars, new reports […]

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With 40,000 charge points installed in Japan, the country now has more places to recharge an electric vehicle than it has gas stations. This report comes from Nissan Motor Co., which also tallied a total of 34,000 Japanese gas stations. “It’s definitely the sort of number that really crystallizes that progress that’s been made early […]

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Step aside, LaFerrari. A new hybrid supercar is about to be released. McLaren’s latest, the P1 GTR, has Ferrari beat (at least in the specs) and is now production-ready. As it is, the $1.69 million Ferrari is already wild enough, boasting 963 horsepower from its hybrid 6.3-liter V12 and 163-horsepower electric motor. But the gasoline […]

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Tesla sales in China last month were far below targeted numbers, and an internal email indicates that CEO Elon Musk is ready to fire managers to fix the problems. In a recent webcast, however, Musk said issues in China are overblown and he expects strong sales to return by the end of 2015. The latest […]

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Toyota is celebrating the 500,000th Corolla coming off the line at the Blue Springs, Mississippi, production facility. The production accomplishment was achieved faster than any other Toyota plant in the U.S.; the plant opened in 2011. “The 500,000th Corolla vehicle is a milestone we’re excited to be celebrating,” said Fred Volf, Toyota Mississippi, vice president […]

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Volkswagen announced that the company is earmarking $10 million to fund electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the next two years. Speaking at the 2015 Electric Drive Congress, Volkswagen of America’s Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy Jörg Sommer gave some insight into the automaker’s initiative. A portion of the $10 million commitment, said […]

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In five years, Tesla will be building 500,000 vehicles a year said Panasonic President and CEO Joe Taylor. He talked about the company’s partnership with Tesla at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show. That prediction is based on the assumption that Tesla’s new Gigafactory battery manufacturing plant will be fully operational, enabling the electric carmaker to […]

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PSA Peugeot Citroën is, as of the end of 2014, the top company in reducing emissions in Europe. The French manufacturer ranked first with an average of 110.3 grams of CO2 per kilometer (source: AAA DATA), compared with an average of 123.7 grams for the European market. Since 2008, the Group said it has gradually […]

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