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As Volkswagen moves forward with boldly stated plans to become the global electrified vehicle market leader, it’s off to a slowish start with another plug-in hybrid concept to add to a stable of a slow-selling EV, and slow-selling hybrid – but it says more is coming. In September 2013, Volkswagen announced that its goal was […]

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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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Gasoline vehicles may be cheaper than their electrified counterparts right now, but that may change in the next 10 years. Rod Lache, an analyst with Deutsche Bank, wrote about the price shift in a letter to clients, according to Steve LeVine with global economy website Quartz. “Over the next decade, the cost of electric and […]

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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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For electric vehicles, the cost of replacing a worn-out battery can be quite significant. When weighing this into the decision to buy one – such as a Tesla Model S – two key questions arise: how long is the battery’s lifespan, and how much will it cost to replace? Launched in a slow roll-out June […]

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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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In just 2014 alone the nations comprising the 10-largest plug-in electrified vehicle consumers added 293,245 new PEVs to the road, significantly increasing the cumulative total to around 712,000 since 2003. At the end of 2013 there were an estimated 405,000 PEVs sold among all nations which means things are accelerating, even if in other quarters […]

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On January 20 the United States Postal Service put out a request for bid to replace by 2018 its aging fleet of Long Life Vehicles with at least the possibility of an alternative-energy drivetrain in consideration. The present vehicles custom-designed by Grumman Corp., intended to last 24 years, are at the end of this cycle. […]

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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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