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    Why Electrified Vehicles May Be The Remedy For Volkswagen

    Analysts are carefully watching Volkswagen to see if it can recover from its diesel emission scandal, and a few are wondering if electrified vehicles will be the answer. “VW is actually in a strong position to innovate their way out of this mess,” said analysts with Lux Research. “They have been spending the most on […]

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    Chevy Bolt Production Confirmed For 2016

    As has been unofficially reported until now, this week General Motors confirmed it will begin production of the 200-plus-mile range Chevy Bolt next year. The occasion for the disclosure was a presentation by Executive Vice President and President, North America Alan Batey speaking to analysts at GM’s annual Global Business Conference in Michigan. The Bolt […]

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    September 2015 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 continued at an extremely high level, albeit down from August 2015 (a normal seasonal trend), but up significantly from September 2014. […]

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    Tesla Model X Towing Capacity Cut To 3,500 Pounds With 22-Inch Wheels

    Tesla Model X buyers wanting to tow up to its full 5,000-pound capacity will need to opt for the 20-inch wheels, says the automaker. This disclosure, as have several of late, did not come through the publicity department at Tesla, but via a paying customer experiencing bumps in the car-ordering road anticipating a $145,000 Signature […]

    Owners Of Affected Diesel Engines May Not Like Volkswagen’s Fix

    As if Volkswagen isn’t facing enough challenges, another obstacle to fixing its out-of-compliance diesels may come from an unlikely source: uncooperative customers. The new worry stems from the realization that bringing the 2.0-liter diesel engine into emission compliance will negatively affect driving experience and fuel economy. This may make owners hesitate to have the repair […]

    nanoFlowcell AG Planning 1,075 HP Electric Supercar Production, New Swiss Facility

    As nanoFlowcell AG looks to begin small series production of its radical Quant F, it has announced plans for a new “QUANT City” development center to take its fuel cell ambitions far beyond. Unlike hydrogen fuel cell vehicles from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, and others, nanoFlowcell’s technology uses a salt-water-based fuel cell system it says is […]

    Tesla Model X Should Be Eligible For $25,000 Tax Deduction

    In addition to state and federal tax credits, the Tesla Model X may be eligible for up to a $25,000 tax deduction known as the “Hummer Tax Loophole.” It falls under IRS Section 179, but was given its nickname after many companies used it to deduct the purchase of large SUVs – gas-guzzling SUVs, and so […]

    Is A Tesla Model Y In The Works?

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted a mysterious series of tweets last Friday, including one referencing a Tesla Model Y. Just as puzzling, he later deleted them. In the Twitter conversation, a Tesla fan asked if the Model 3 crossover will have falcon wing doors, similar to the configuration on the Model X. “There will be […]

    US VW CEO: Top Brass Learned About Cheat in September, ‘Major Fix’ Planned

    Volkswagen’s U.S. CEO Michael Horn revealed more details on the company’s emissions scandal during his Congressional testimony. He said Volkswagen’s top executives both in the U.S. and Germany did not know software meant to cheat on emissions tests had been installed in over 11 million diesel-powered cars, saying he learned about the defeat devices “just […]