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Samsung SDI announced today that it is buying the battery pack division of Magna International, which will further solidify the company’s foothold in the automotive market. The agreement to buy Magna Steyr will include all 264 employees as well as the current business contracts and all production and development sites. The division is based out […]

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For electric vehicles, the cost of replacing a worn-out battery can be quite significant. When weighing this into the decision to buy one – such as a Tesla Model S – two key questions arise: how long is the battery’s lifespan, and how much will it cost to replace? Launched in a slow roll-out June […]

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Audi’s new R8 will be sporting headlights combining laser and LED technologies. The company says it’s revealing the conventionally powered R8′s headlights as the first of a number of technology highlights of the top sports car. The base R8 uses LED headlights which can be supplemented by a laser high-beam lighting module as an option, stated Audi. The […]

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Volvo is expanding its vehicle-to-vehicle testing program from 50 vehicles to 1000. Volvo Cars, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration have been working together on a project to enable cars to share information about conditions that relate to road conditions such as icy patches. The information will be shared through a […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Iveco and the Israel Fuel Choices Initiative will work with Fiat Chrysler’s Magneti Marelli division to develop natural gas-powered vehicle availability, technology and availability. Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) through the Israel Fuel Choices Initiative (IFCI) has today signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Iveco (a […]

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Toyota’s hybrid vehicle battery life tends to be a lengthy one and the automaker is stepping up its efforts to recycle them. The hybrid batteries used in Toyota and Lexus models can last longer the vehicles themselves, so often they are only recovered when the cars reach the end of their useful life, or if […]

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We learned a little more about Kia’s e-AWD concept set to be shown in Chicago. Aimed to be a vehicle for the city-dweller-turned- outdoor-adventurer, Kia Motors America said its e-AWD concept will be named Trail’ster. Kia will take the wraps off the rugged Trail’ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Based on the […]

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PSA/Peugot-Citroën is putting its Hybrid Air project on hold, though the company said the move is only temporary until new partnerships are formed. Since announcing the project two years ago, both engineers and project leader Karim Mokaddem have left PSA, though a representative remarked that this is because the development phase was complete. “We have […]

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Ford is expanding its Silicon Valley presence with the opening of its Palo Alto’s Research and Innovation Center. Ford said the opening of this new Research and Innovation Center allows the company to grow its global research team and accelerate its innovation in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data. SEE ALSO: Ford […]

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Toyota is getting ready to unveil next week the RND Concept, a production ready concept car that, in the company’s words, “will make a valuable contribution to the world we live in.” In doing so, Toyota is breaking with automotive industry convention by revealing a new product outside the familiar surroundings of an international auto […]

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