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    Bob Lutz Critiques Tesla Motors in TV Interview

    Former GM vice chair and Chevrolet Volt protagonist Bob Lutz had more statements to make about the future of Tesla Motors and its products to CBS MoneyWatch. “I’m certainly a great fan of the Model S. The Model X isn’t working too well because it doesn’t have enough roof structure, so those doors are never […]

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    Japan Has More EV Charging Stations Than Gas Stations

    While Japanese automakers have been advocating leadership in hydrogen-powered cars, the country has taken a lead in electric vehicle charging stations. Japan now has more charging stations than gasoline stations, according to a recent study by Nissan. The Japanese automaker reports that there are more than 40,000 charging ports nationwide compared to fewer than 35,000 […]

    Carmakers, Market & Fleets

    Analyst Says Chevy Bolt Could Sell Between 30,000-80,000 Units in 2017

    While massive pre-orders for the pending Tesla Model 3 have seemingly eclipsed the 2017 Chevy Bolt, one analyst predicts GM’s 200-plus-mile EV could sell as many cars as Tesla sells globally this year. In an interview with Barrons, Kelly Blue Book analyst Karl Brauer estimated a broad potential range of sales for the 2017 Bolt […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Tensions Expected to Follow Release of Federal Fuel Economy Report

    Automakers and U.S. environment regulators may begin clashing over the “54.5 mpg” fuel economy target. Federal regulators will soon be releasing a review of future mileage targets, with tougher standards scheduled to take effect in six years. It could spark more debate over U.S. car buyers’ willingness to pay for emissions-cutting technology such as plug-in electric […]

    Hyundai Going Solo on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

    While several automakers have partnered to share the costly development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group says it will continue to go solo. The automaker has been contacted by other automakers for potential alliances, according to an article posted today in WardsAuto, but has passed these up. Some of that has to do […]

    Volkswagen Invests $300M into Service Claiming It’s ‘Better Than Uber’

    Volkswagen has invested $300-million in Gett, a global ride hailing provider. Formerly known as GetTaxi, Gett currently operates in 60 cities worldwide and is considered one of the fastest growing ride hailing providers in the mobility-on-demand market. Last month, the Volkswagen Group announced plans to launch a legally independent company to develop mobility services and […]

    Faraday Future May Open Second Plant in SF Bay Area

    Faraday Future may follow rival Tesla Motors’ lead by building an auto factory in the San Francisco Bay Area. The electric car startup has been in discussions with Vallejo officials to build a factory on the former Mare Island naval base near the coast of San Francisco. The Vallejo City Council will vote on whether […]

    Toyota and Uber Team Up To Explore Ridesharing

    Toyota and Uber have announced a partnership to explore a possible ridesharing collaboration. The two companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will explore collaboration, starting with trials in countries where ridesharing is expanding, taking various factors into account such as regulations, business conditions and customer needs. As part of the partnership, […]

    Consumer Reports Says 2016 Prius Achieves Its EPA-rated Fuel Economy – Sort Of

    In its proprietary fuel economy testing, Consumer Reports says the 2016 Toyota Prius gets 52 mpg overall, matching the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 52 mpg combined, but this number is arrived at completely differently. The 2016 Prius is fully redesigned with improved engine, transmission, aerodynamics, and more – all meant to make it more fuel […]