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A new Consumers Union survey shows that despite falling fuel prices, public support for increased fleet fuel economy is strong. The survey shows that 53 percent of Americans expect that fuel economy will be improved with their next vehicle purchase and that 84 percent believe carmakers should continue to work to improve fuel economy across […]

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Gareth Dunsmore, Nissan’s European electric vehicle division head, is forecasting that 20-percent of its vehicle sales will be electric by 2020. “We’re committed to zero emissions and I passionately believe that’s where [our lineup] is headed. We believe that by 2020, where the market conditions are right, we’ll be selling up to 20-percent of our […]

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By 2020, Ford wants 40 percent of its global lineup to be offered as a plug-in or hybrid variant. To reach this goal, Ford will be investing $4.5 billion and adding 13 electrified models to its lineup, calling the is the “largest-ever electrified vehicle investment in a five-year period” for the company. The new models […]

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Over the summer, Volvo released its XC90 SUV as the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid. The carmaker is looking to turn heads once again when it shows its upcoming S90 sedan at next month’s auto show in Detroit. “With the launch of the XC90 we made a clear statement of intent,” Volvo President & […]

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A new report from Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) states that average fuel economy is improving around the world, but not at the pace necessary to meet 2050’s global targets. “The technology is not the problem – it’s the policy commitment that is failing us,” said GFEI Executive Secretary Sheila Watson. “We have brought this […]

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After considering four different states, emerging electric vehicle manufacturer Faraday Future has picked Nevada for its new factory. Faraday Future, which previously asked to be called FF, had also been talking with representatives in California, Georgia and Louisiana. Though its headquarters are based outside of Los Angeles in Gardena, it’s not surprising that FF selected […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is spending $40 million to convert its Detroit-based fleet of heavy-duty trucks from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG). Steve Beahm, FCA’s senior vice president of supply chain management, said moving to natural gas-powered trucks will provide both economical and environmental benefits. “Our transition to CNG reflects the way FCA US […]

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A consumer advocacy group is asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to slow down, following NHTSA’s announcement that it will be updating its policy on self driving cars. John M. Simpson, the privacy project director for advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, addressed the issue in a letter to Secretary of the Department of Transportation […]

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During a recent speech at a French university, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made his case for why governments need to impose a revenue-neutral carbon tax. Removing hidden subsidies and imposing a fee on carbon, Musk told audience members at public research school Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, France, will hasten the switch from fossil fuels to […]

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Pickup trucks are the most popular segment in the U.S. this year, with truck models taking the top three slots for vehicle sales to date in 2015. Models like the Ford F-150 have become “as much of a status symbol as they are a tool,” according to Karl Brauer, a senior analyst at Kelley Blue […]

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