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    Chevy Bolts Are On Their Way To Dealers

    Indicators are good the first Chevy Bolts will be delivered by month’s end, and a watchful fan snapped a great shot of photographic evidence that this is so. Posted to the enthusiasts forum a few minutes ago, the image said to be taken today on I-75 as they leave Lake Orion, Mich,. by reader […]

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    November 2016 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 November were up 4 percent from a strong year-ago result and down 1 percent from October 2016. Through the first 11 months […]

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    Fiat Chrysler Rumored to Show Pacifica EV at CES

    Fiat Chrysler automobiles may be showing an all-electric version of its Pacifica Hybrid at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month. According to Bloomberg , the automaker that gave the world its first plug-in hybrid minivan may go one better with an all-electric model as it seeks to meet increasingly stringent […]

    Report Says Used EV Batteries Should Be Recycled, Not Reused

    Even though they still have leftover storage capacity once they’ve degraded too far for automotive use, lithium-ion batteries should be recycled, not reused. At least, that’s what a new report says. Automakers have been experimenting with alternative uses for these batteries, but a report from Lux Research suggests that recycling the battery packs would be […]

    California Scaling Down PG&E Proposal to 7,500 Charging Stations

    California Public Utilities Commission will vote next week on a controversial proposal where a utility may get the green light to install 7,500 charging stations. That proposal has been scaled back quite a bit since its initial offering. In early 2015, northern California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. proposed spending $654 million to install […]

    Renault Displaying Longer Range Kangoo To Business Customers in Brussels

    Renault’s commercial vehicle division will be displaying the new longer-range Kangoo Z.E. all-electric electric van next month at the European Motor Show in Brussels. Renault Pro+ will present the new Kangoo on Jan. 13 with its new motor/battery package that will increase the model’s driving range by more than 50 percent. Renault says that its […]

    Chevrolet Cuts Price On New Cruze Diesel

    Pricing for the new Chevrolet Cruze diesel has been announced with the car starting at $24,670. That base price nets you a Cruze sedan with a six-speed manual, while bumping up to the nine-speed automatic pushes the price up to $26,270. To get the diesel engine, the Cruze must be at least an LT trim […]

    Daimler Considers Building EVs in China

    To keep the Mercedes-Benz sales momemtum growing in China, parent Daimler could manufacture electric cars and batteries locally, according to the company’s marketing head Hubertus Troska. Since the beginning of 2016, Mercedes cars have carved a 28-percent sales increase in China after refreshing designs that gave a sportier appearance along with an upmarket feel that […]