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    Plug-in Vehicles Are The Best Used Car Bargains

    Have you been eyeing a new battery electric (EV) or plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) but shied away because of price? If so, you should consider looking into the used car market. Prices for plug-in vehicles, both electric and hybrid, categorized as one to three years-old have dropped precipitously, making them some of the hottest selling […]

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    Tesla May Be Bringing EV Chargers to Gas Stations

    Tesla Motors may soon be adding another retail store chain to its charging network, and this one is quite different than Nordstrom. According to the Washington Post, the automaker has been in preliminary talks on installing its chargers at Sheetz gasoline and convenience stores in six states in the mid-Atlantic region. The Times does not […]

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    Hydrogen-Powered Race Car Runs Laps at Le Mans

    Ford’s GT claimed first place in its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of the first of its four outright victories in the 1960s, and Porsche’s 919 Hybrid snatched a second consecutive Le Mans victory. The unheralded news of this year’s Le Mans race, however, is a hydrogen fuel […]

    Hybrid Car News

    NHTSA Opens Preliminary Evaluations of Tesla Autopilot After Death

    Following a death of a Model S driver operating the car in its semi-autonomous Autopilot function yesterday, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is opening a preliminary evaluation. Today Tesla Motors issued a blog post outlining that it had proactively contacted NHTSA when it learned of the incident yesterday. “It is important to emphasize that […]

    Ford Focus Electric Recalled For Transmission Differential

    Today, Ford Motor Company issued a recall for more than 900 Ford Focus Electric sedans. The recall stems from a problem with the car’s transmission differential assembly. Ford’s recall notice said that in certain vehicles, it is possible the differential pinion shaft could wear out, resulting in a shaft fracture that would cause the vehicle […]

    Survey Finds Many US Drivers Interested in Owning Self-Driving Cars

    Almost three-quarters of U.S. drivers are interested in riding in a self-driving car, and 80 percent say they would pay extra for the new technology, according to a survey report. AlixPartners surveyed 1,517 U.S. drivers to find that when presented with the attributes of self-driving cars, 73 percent said they would want autonomous vehicles to […]

    BMW Reportedly Partnering with Mobileye and Intel on Self-Driving Technology

    BMW Group is reportedly ready to announce a development partnership for autonomous vehicle technology with Mobileye and Intel. According to people familiar with the matter today, BMW CEO Harald Krueger is expected to join senior executives from Israeli collision detection software maker Mobileye and U.S. chipmaker Intel for an event Friday announcing details on the […]

    Navigant Study Expects PEV Sales to Grow 62 Percent in North American this Year

    Significant growth is expected in the North American plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market this year and beyond, according to a new study by Navigant Research. In 2016, growth will be driven by sales of the Tesla Model X, the second-generation Volt, and by the introductions of the Chevrolet Bolt, the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid electric […]

    Automaker Alliance Seeking to Influence Midterm Evaluation of Federal Fuel Economy Rules

    The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers says U.S. regulators have underestimated the cost of achieving fuel economy targets and are giving California too much power over federal policies. As federal authorities review the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules for 2022-2025 in a so-called midterm evaluation, this news comes from the lobbying effort on behalf of […]