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If hybrid vehicles continue improving at their current pace, a new study said manufacturing costs will “be cut in half before 2025,” positioning hybrids to compete directly with non-hybrids for sales. John German’s technical paper, published by The International Council on Clean Transportation, named advances through the learning process, increases in vehicle production and development […]

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German eBike manufacturer HNF Heisenberg announced that it will be using technology developed for the BMW i series to build its newest electric bicycle. The Heisenberg XF1 mountain bike features a drive unit swing arm that was originally patented by BMW Research and Technology. The swing arm was developed during the early concept phase of […]

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Are you one of those who are looking forward to battery chemistry “beyond lithium ion” before EVs can seriously challenge gasoline-powered counterparts? That won’t quite be needed, said Tesla Motors’ JB Straubel, rather it’s inevitable battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will soon be cheaper to own than and this will lead to their market domination. It […]

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Electric cars are presented as a solution for society’s needs to curb emissions and reduce petroleum consumption, but are they really environmentally friendly? The way researchers try to answer this question is by a “cradle-to-grave” life cycle analysis. This normally takes into account three phases – 1) the manufacturing process, 2) a car’s life in […]

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It’s easy to dismiss the news that another startup based out of California is building an electric vehicle – until you hear the six reasons that set this company apart. Faraday Future, which prefers to be called FF, isn’t pussyfooting around. The startup recently declared that it is building an all-electric car unlike anything else […]

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This week, the University of Michigan opened a 32-acre miniature city with intersections, streetlights and construction zones to offer a real world environment for testing autonomous technology. University officials said Mcity, the name of the test course, is “the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies […]

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For those questioning the lifespan of a Toyota Prius battery, one taxi driver has 621,000 reasons why there’s no cause for concern. That’s approximately how many miles one man has logged in his Prius taxi. Manfred Dvorak, a cab driver in Austria, tells the story of his 621,000-mile (one-million kilometer) Prius in a series of […]

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True to its word, BMW is now openly driving its new hydrogen fuel cell prototype in public. BMW gave the first glimpse of its new fuel cell vehicle (FCV) earlier this month and said testing would begin before the end of July. Now, the German carmaker is granting the first “listen” as it stretches the […]

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Meet the Tesla Model M, a stout electric motorcycle featuring a body painted in matte black and the carmaker’s signature red. Too bad it exists only on paper. The Model M has no actual links to Tesla, but is the brainchild of Jans Slapins. The London-based artist designed the concept motorcycle and posted it on […]

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A small company in Maryland, committed to “building advanced green vehicles,” is putting the final touches on an all-electric Corvette Z06. Genovation Cars doesn’t make a habit out of electrifying sports cars. Its G2 two-door (pictured below) was created and built in-house, and is available as either a battery electric or a plug-in hybrid. When […]

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