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Authorities are reporting a sharp increase in Toyota Prius break-ins as a wave of battery thefts hits California. Many of these thefts are centered around San Francisco and Sacramento, and so far the Prius has been listed as the hybrid targeted most often. Used Prius batteries, some possibly obtained illegally, have been listed on sites […]

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In a few months, the Tesla Model S may be able to automatically pass slower moving traffic ahead. Amidst the debate on legalities and liabilities surrounding semi-autonomous driving, Tesla Motors said it can clearly answer the question over who would be at fault if the car crashes during automatic overtaking. The automatic overtaking feature will […]

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What happens when a Chevy Volt’s or Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid’s battery catches fire? A team which recently presented data pertaining to multiple types of plug-in car fires at the 2015 SAE World Congress found out first hand. One finding was lithium-ion battery packs can reach temperatures as high as 750 degrees Fahrenheit when ignited, […]

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A lawsuit brought by A123 Systems against Apple Inc. for allegedly poaching top-ranking employees is being settled. The controversy happened amidst the backdrop of a broader story early this year that Apple is doing something big to develop a possible autonomous electric car and to do so was cherry picking talent from existing companies. In […]

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An open source project is currently in the works to build an electric vehicle powered by in-wheel motors. The goals are ambitious: 1) Build an electric vehicle with a minimum range of 186 miles that can theoretically be put into production and sold for under $22,700. 2) Share the design so that others can replicate […]

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A team of German engineers has been showcasing an EV prototype that can drive sideways, shrink, and turning on a dime in order to tackle challenges of ever-shrinking parking spots and increasing urban congestion. The EO Smart Connecting Car 2 as it’s been dubbed, was developed in Bremen by DFKI Robotics Innovation Center. The creation team […]

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As they have for the past 10 years, automakers and engineers met during SAE’s annual World Congress to discuss fuel cell technology but this was the first year three participating carmakers had vehicles in production. The first, Hyundai Tucson FCV (pictured above) hit U.S. roads last summer. Toyota’s Mirai is already on sale in Japan, […]

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Tesla’s new Powerwall energy storage system is at this juncture incompatible with solar, impractical in other important ways, and a cost-benefit analysis suggests it may fail to live up to expectations set by its enthusiastic promoter. This view floated by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) following last week’s revelation of Tesla’s new 7 or 10 […]

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Israel-based startup StoreDot CEO Dr. Doron Myersdorf promises next year to present technology which will charge an electric car within five minutes. His words followed shortly after fulfilling a previous promise made the year prior of charging a phone from zero to one-hundred percent in two minutes last Tuesday at ThinkNext in Tel Aviv. The […]

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Following a complete teardown and analysis of a BMW i3, Detroit-based Munro & Associates says it uncovered numerous unique assembly techniques and innovative systems inspiring the firm’s head to praise its sophistication as unrivaled. “This is, without a question of a doubt, the most advanced vehicle on the planet,” said Munro, CEO of Munro & […]

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