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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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Within the next two years, Mazda may reintroduce a rotary engine to its lineup as a range extender for an upcoming electric vehicle. The Hiroshima-based company is well known for being one of the last companies to deploy the Wankel engine in a road-going car. Compact dimensions, diminutive displacement, and a raucous exhaust note made the […]

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AutoMobility LA has announced its finalists for its Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Here are the finalists, in no particular order: Cerebri AI – A machine learning startup that uses customer behavior and transaction data to predict future  spend and retention. EV Safe Charge – An LA-based provider […]

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A financial analyst has predicted that oil prices will drop to $10 a barrel in the next six to eight years. Longview Economics CEO Chris Watling recently told CNBC he expects a surge in electric vehicle sales to drive an extreme drop in oil prices. He believes that alternative energy vehicles powered by electricity or […]

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Tesla has drastically thinned the ranks of its workforce, shedding hundreds of employees even as production of the Model 3 is ramping up. Usually when we report on job losses at an automaker, they are layoffs due to excess plant capacity. In this case, however, Tesla has taken the unusual step of firing several hundred […]

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Startup Green4U Technologies, Inc. is ready to showcase two new all-electric vehicle models, the heavy duty MTU-6, and Enova SUV. Both will be presented at the 2017 AUSA annual meeting in Washington, D.C. and the Taxicab, Limousine and Paratransit Association’s 99th Annual Convention in Denver, Co. Produced in Georgia, both vehicles evoke feelings of rugged […]

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Fisker Automotive has announced plans to unveil its semi-autonomous all-electric EMotion at the January 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The brainchild of mercurial car designer Henrik Fisker, the EMotion promises several Level 4 semi-autonomous features using partner Quanergy’s five S3 LiDar sensors. The EV will be capable of real-time 3-D mapping, object […]

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Tesla has some good news, and some not as good news. The good news is there’s this revolutionary new electric car base priced at $35,000 plus destination fee with 220 miles range, and with style and lessons learned from the Model S. You may have heard of it. Called the Model 3, it has an […]

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Hyliion, a startup that converts tractor-trailers to hybrids using a proprietary slide-in intelligent electric drive axle with regenerative braking power, has closed its latest investment round to drive production. The latest funding round saw a respectable infusion of money to keep the vision going from Sumitomo Corporation of Americas and Axioma Ventures. Specifically, the Series […]

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Would it surprise you to hear U.S. plug-in vehicle sales are ahead of where they were last year at this time, and they’ll finish the year at an all-time high? We’re guessing probably not. The feeling among some is progress is happening fast, by next decade a tipping point could be reached whereby conventional cars […]

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