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    As MPG Cheating Scandal Unfolds in Japan, US EPA Increases Vigilance On Mitsubishi

    Following admission of more than two decades of misreported mpg data to Japanese authorities, the U.S. EPA says the company’s cars sold stateside are being scrutinized. “EPA has instructed Mitsubishi to provide additional information regarding their U.S. vehicles,” said the agency today in response to a query by HybridCars.com. “The agency will also be directing […]

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    Is the Apple Car Being Secretly Developed in Germany?

    A report in the Telegraph says that Apple is developing an electric car in a German research lab. If the report is true, Apple is working with a level of secrecy usually reserved for military projects. The Telegraph picked up a German newspaper report that the company has hired 20 automotive industry employees and brought […]

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    Volt-derived Malibu Drivetrain Powers Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Launched in Shanghai

    The 2016 Chevy Volt has had another grandchild. Yesterday in Shanghai, General Motors introduced its Buick LaCrosse Hybrid using a high-mpg powertrain derived from the Malibu Hybrid which itself is the offspring of the second-generation Chevy Volt. The automaker and its joint venture partner SAIC say the vehicle is a major part of SAIC-GM’s “Drive […]

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    Google and FCA Announce Self-Driving Car Partnership

    It’s now official. FCA and Google have teamed up to expand the tech giant’s self-driving car program. Up until now, Google has mostly used Toyota and Lexus models for its self-driving car prototypes, but soon we will be seeing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan sporting Google’s gear. The automaker announced that the first-of-its-kind collaboration […]

    Daimler Hires Deloitte to Assist with Diesel Emissions Investigation

    Daimler has hired auditing firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to help with an internal investigation into its diesel-engine emissions technology requested by the U.S. Department of Justice, the automaker said. Daimler is working with the DOJ and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to avert a crisis spurred by the EPA’s investigation into Volkswagen’s “defeat device” software that […]

    Tesla Adds Air Filter System to Defend Against Bioweapons

    Tesla Motors has tested an air filter system installed in the Model S and Model X to filter the air that ends up in the cabin – and has come up with a catchy name for it, “Bioweapon Defense Mode.” While health and safety have been important in the design of Tesla models, the company […]

    Chevy Volt Sales Rise Slightly in April

    The Chevrolet Volt sales saw sales in April of 1,983 units representing a mild uptick from 1,865 units in March. April 2016’s 1,983 units furthermore is 119 percent over the 905 units sold in the same month last year. For the first four months of 2016 the Volt is up 115 percent, with 5,970 units […]

    Model 3 Orders in China Make It Tesla’s Second-Largest Market

    Tesla’s vice president of Asia-Pacific Ren Yuxiang told the South China Post that China is the second-largest market for Tesla Model 3 reservations. It’s not clear which country is the largest market for Tesla Model 3 reservations since the company began last month, but it’s almost certainly the U.S. SEE ALSO: Tesla Model 3 Conjectured […]

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google Reportedly Partnering on Self-Driving Cars

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google are close to announcing an agreement to develop several dozen self-driving car prototypes, sourced have told Bloomberg. The prototypes will be based on the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, and will be the first phase of a long-term campaign to create autonomous vehicles. FCA is planning to equip the new Pacifica, which […]