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    All-New Toyota Prius V Spied Track Testing

    Rumors have been that Toyota will discontinue the Prius v wagon but if spy photos are any indicator, declarations of its pending demise are greatly exaggerated. The Japanese automaker was recently seen testing a mule at the Nurburgring track in Germany that was disguised with borrowed parts from the Lexus NX, fake tail lights and […]

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    Never Minding Tesla’s Delayed Semi, Toyota Calls Its FCV Big Rig ‘The Future’

    While the world awaits Tesla’s delayed Semi due this fall, the Japanese company that brought you the Prius, Mirai FCV, and other nifty electrified vehicles is drumming up interest in an electric semi of its own. This one however happens to be a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and starting Oct. 23 Toyota’s “Project Portal” will […]

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    September 2017 Dashboard

    The monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall sales for September were exceptionally strong, as fleet sales and replacement demand from Harvey and to a lesser extent, Irma, led to the highest […]

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    SmartDrive’s SmartSense Reads Drivers’ Droopy Eyes and Reacts

    SmartDrive Systems, a producer of transportation intelligence systems, has announced a new line of driver-assist sensor technology called SmartSense to curb high-risk driving. SmartSense’s latest technology is comprised of driver-assist sensors and computer vision-based algorithms, face recordings, and video-based analytics of more than 200 million risky driving events to predict when crashes are most likely […]

    Tesla May Soon be Building Cars in China

    Reports have surfaced that Tesla has struck a deal to build a factory in Shanghai’s free trade zone. China is a lucrative market but a difficult one to crack, given that foreign companies generally partner with a local brand, such as the SAIC-GM alliance. This arrangement forces the alien company to give up some profits […]

    Nissan’s All-Electric e-NV200 WORKSPACe Concept Is a Mobile Office

    Nissan wants to electrify conference calls and work deadlines with its first all-electric mobile office, the ultra-sleek e-NV200 WORKSPACe. Built in collaboration with UK-based design firm Studio Hardie, the all-electric minivan is equipped to replicate the traditional office, starting with a 148-cubic-foot (4.2 cubic meter) load bay, a panoramic glass roof and LED floor lighting […]

    Tesla Quarreling With Consumer Reports Again

    Tesla isn’t very happy that Consumer Reports gave the Model 3 a Predicted Reliability rating without even testing the car. Consumer Reports recently released its Annual Reliability Survey and it predicted the Model 3 will have average reliability based on the amount of technology it shares with the Model S. The publication’s subscribers rated the […]

    BMW Electrifying Cruising with its new Active Hybrid E-Bike 

    BMW has unveiled a new electric bike, the Active Hybrid E-Bike, continuing the manufacturer’s quest in electrifying many of its latest models. The Active Hybrid E-Bike’s specifications look very promising, comprising of a Brose electric motor with an output of 250 W, producing 66-pounds-feet of torque with a claimed range of up to 100-km (62-miles) […]

    Huger Blitzes Indiegogo to Bring Electric Skateboards to Production

    Huger, a self-proclaimed producer of the “world’s best e-skateboards,” recently completed an Indiegogo round to bring its board to production. As of Sept. 15, Huger raised $212,265 from 460 backers on its Indiegogo page, 701 percent of its original requested amount to fund its e-skateboards into production. Currently, all orders are on track to be […]