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    Workhorse Taking Reservations For Consumer-Oriented W-15 Plug-In Pickup

    Workhorse has announced that it is considering producing a consumer version of its W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup after receiving strong interest in the vehicle. The W-15, which was first shown earlier this month, is powered by a pair of electric motors located in the front and the rear of the vehicle. The two motors are good […]

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    Chevy Bolt EV Can Charge at 55 kW

    The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is capable of charging up to 20-percent faster than it does on today’s DC chargers, according to initial results in a newly published report from a Canadian research institute. The Bolt’s peak charging rate has been the subject of some speculation. General Motors spokespeople have generally said the Chevrolet Bolt […]

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    Nissan Leaf Generation Two To Be Revealed In September

    The long-anticipated redesign for the Nissan Leaf is to be revealed Sept. 6 in Tokyo. According to Pierril Pouret, senior vice president of Nissan in the Nordic Region speaking in Oslo, Norway Monday, Nissan’s mass-market EV will be an all-new design with some cues taken as expected from the IDS concept (pictured). “This will be […]

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    Lexus Says Farewell to CT 200h

    After seven years, and a sharp drop-off in sales, it looks like it’s the end of the line for the entry-level Lexus CT 200h hybrid. The report comes from Car and Driver, which said that Lexus said the hybrid hatchback won’t be returning to the U.S. market for 2018. SEE ALSO: 2015 Lexus CT 200h Review – […]

    VW Gets Greenlight In China For Building EVs With JAC Motors

    Volkswagen and Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motors) were granted approval Monday to jointly build plug-in vehicles in China. The joint venture’s approval is to locally manufacture 100,000 battery electric vehicles and it has a market valuation of 5.1 billion yuan ($740 million), according to a JAC Motors stock exchange filing. The regulatory filing started in […]

    Study Predicts EV Prices Will Break Even With Gasoline-Powered Cars In 2025

    Electric cars will become more cost effective next to conventional models – but not until 2025, says a new study. The study by London-based Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts a break-even point that year, and that electric cars will beat conventional gasoline engine cars in years following. “On an upfront basis, these things will start […]

    Class-Action Suit Alleges Emissions Cheating By GM Duramax Diesel Trucks

    General Motors has been hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming defeat devices had been placed in hundreds of thousands of its diesel trucks. The class action suit was filed Thursday in the Detroit federal district court on behalf of owners and lessees of more than 705,000 Duramax-engined GMC and Chevy trucks. It asserts GM cheated […]

    Worker Safety Group Says Tesla Plant Injuries Higher Than Industry Average

    A worker safety advocacy group says that injuries at Tesla’s Fremont, Calif.-based plant are much higher than the industry average. The findings by Worksafe looked at the years 2014 and 2015, with a preliminary study of 2016 data finding injury reports to be on a similar track. The advocacy group studied reports filed the federal […]

    California Answers VW’s $800M Dieselgate Settlement To Build ZEV Infrastructure

    The California Air Resources Board this week issued a letter to Volkswagen Group asking it to provide more details on the zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure it plans to implement across the United States between 2018 and 2020. CARB’s concern is over VW’s $800 million commitment to California to build out ZEV-related investments over 10 years […]