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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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    Central Florida EV Summit Scheduled Oct. 20-22

    In anticipation of plug-in cars soon increasing their numbers, people with a need to know are preparing. To foster this, next month the University of Central Florida’s Electric Vehicle Transportation Center (EVTC) will host its first EV Transportation and Technology Summit. The U.S. Department of Transportation-funded research facility was established in 2013 and from Oct. […]

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    Toyota Wants to Offer Self-Driving Cars by 2020

    Toyota is planning to offer self-driving cars to the public by 2020. The Japanese automaker has been testing new automated driving technologies through a program called Highway Teammate with the aim of launching related products by 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympic Games. The test vehicle is a modified Lexus GS that features […]

    Volkswagen To Begin Recalling Over-Emitting Diesels in January

    Volkswagen has announced that its massive recall for cars fit with emissions cheating software will begin in January. German authorities still need to approve the company’s plan to fix the cars which will be presented to them on Wednesday. A software fix will be sufficient for many of the vehicles, though some will require new […]

    Tesla’s New Netherlands Factory Includes Indoor Test Track

    Tesla plans to double its production in Europe, opening a larger assembly plant in the Netherlands complete with an indoor test track. “We outgrew our last facility in Tilburg very quickly,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the plant’s grand opening in late September. “I suspect with everything that’s going to happen in the future, […]

    Tesla Model S is America’s Best-Selling Plug-in Car This Year

    Tesla will need to push hard to make its year-end global sales projection, but meanwhile its Model S leads the U.S. among plug-in electrified vehicle sales. Aside from the BMW i3, all higher volume plug-in cars are down this year compared to last, but the Model S has managed to grow its business 48.7 percent, […]

    Nissan Concept Turns Electrified Cube Into Giant Connected Device

    Older drivers may feel Nissan’s electric vehicle concept Teatro for Dayz is stimulation overload, but the carmaker is betting that young consumers will have a different take on it. The Teatro for Days concept is an electric vehicle (EV) built for a generation Nissan labels as “digital natives” and “share natives” – individuals that grew […]