A carmaker with plans to build a subcompact car powered by compressed air has just receive a big boost towards building its first U.S. factory. Pat Boone, a 1950’s musician best known for rock ‘n’ roll hits like “Ain’t That a Shame,” teamed up with Ethan Tucker from Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM) to pitch the […]

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Chrysler has issued a safety recall for the Fiat 500e to fix a software issue that can potentially stall the car. Posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week, the recall includes 2013 to 2015 Fiat 500e cars. Chrysler said that 5,660 cars are affected, which is estimated to be the entire […]

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Chevrolet is using a lower price and new cash incentives to try and perk up sales on its 2015 Spark EV. When factoring in other federal and state tax breaks, buyers can potentially pick up the electric vehicle (EV) for as low as $14,995. The MSRP of a 2015 Spark EV with mid-grade 1LT trim […]

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Chevrolet announced that it is creating a hybrid version of the Malibu sedan for next year, borrowing technology from the Volt to build the hybrid’s powertrain. The Malibu Hybrid takes technology from the Volt, but its overall powertrain will be brand new. For the base drive unit, engineers are using a slightly modified system from […]

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Chinese automaker BYD plans to lease 200 E6 EVs to Uber for road testing in Chicago. According to Reuters, 25 of these E6 vehicles are already on the roads for Uber with plans to expand that amount during the year. In conjunction with Green Wheels USA, Uber is attempting to make leasing a vehicle for aspiring rideshare hosts […]

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Earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, Nissan unveiled its subcompact Sway concept showing a potential design direction for Nissan production cars in this class. Nissan said it had the European market in mind when styling the fuel-sipping conventionally powered vehicle, but Nissan’s global design chief Shiro Nakamura was reported as saying this could lead […]

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Volkswagen is releasing a Limited Edition version of its battery electric e-Golf, with a $2,000 price break for the new model. To bring the price down, VW has swapped out the leatherette seats for cloth, downgraded the LED headlights to halogens and is running 16-inch steel wheels instead of aluminum alloys. Pricing for the e-Golf […]

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Nissan has confirmed that its next-generation Leaf will have a battery range long enough to drive from New York City to Baltimore on a single charge. In light of the just-introduced Chevrolet Bolt concept, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said from the North American International Auto Show earlier this week that the next Leaf’s range may […]

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Having successfully completed redesigns on the compact Mazda3, mid-size Mazda6 and CX-5 SUV in the last few years, the company has revealed the results of its latest efforts. After seven model years in North America, the Mazda2 subcompact will be replaced by an all-new version, which although called a “2016,” will arrive early in calendar […]

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Today the BMW Group started regular production of its i3. The BMW i3 production represents, amongst other, the first time that carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been used in automotive volume production. The i3’s body structure consists entirely of this lightweight and durable material, allowing the extra weight of the batteries for the electric drive system […]

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