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    Chevy Bolt EV Can Charge at 55 kW

    The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is capable of charging up to 20-percent faster than it does on today’s DC chargers, according to initial results in a newly published report from a Canadian research institute. The Bolt’s peak charging rate has been the subject of some speculation. General Motors spokespeople have generally said the Chevrolet Bolt […]

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    Nissan Leaf Generation Two To Be Revealed In September

    The long-anticipated redesign for the Nissan Leaf is to be revealed Sept. 6 in Tokyo. According to Pierril Pouret, senior vice president of Nissan in the Nordic Region speaking in Oslo, Norway Monday, Nissan’s mass-market EV will be an all-new design with some cues taken as expected from the IDS concept (pictured). “This will be […]

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    Israeli Wireless Tech Could Lead to In-Road Charging For Electric Cars

    An electric bus demonstration project in Israel may show the feasibility of adopting wireless charging technology in other countries and vehicle types, including cars consumers may one day buy. The Israeli government is working with ElectRoad, a local wireless charging technology company, to develop technology that can charge buses while in motion. The test demonstration […]

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    LeEco Cutting U.S. Employees But Faraday Future Will Continue

    Chinese tech company LeEco is cutting back its presence in the U.S., but its Faraday Future subsidiary says it’s not feeling the impact. LeEco is laying off most of its U.S. workforce – 325 employees, about 70 percent, with a lack of corporate funding cited as the reason. The company, with its video streaming and […]

    Electric Vehicle Costs May Be On Par With Standard Vehicles By 2018

    The costs of purchasing and running an electric vehicle may shrink to become even with the cost of running a standard internal combustion vehicle by as early as next year. According to research conducted by Swiss investment bank UBS, an increase in consumer demand for electric vehicles could have a significant effect on the costs […]

    New Study Touts Clean Vehicles For Creating US Jobs

    A new report by environmental and labor groups applauds U.S. jobs coming from building clean, fuel-efficient vehicles – and recommends staying the course on tough emission and mpg standards. Clean vehicle technology is supporting 288,000 manufacturing and engineering jobs in the U.S. economy, says the study by Natural Resources Defense Council and the BlueGreen Alliance. […]

    German Officials Raid Daimler Offices On Suspicion of Diesel-Related Fraud

    German prosecutors have raided Daimler’s offices in Germany. The parent company of Mercedes-Benz is under investigation for possible fraud related to false advertising and the possible manipulation of exhaust-gas aftertreatment in its diesel cars. Reuters reports the Stuttgart prosecutor’s office said 23 prosecutors and around 230 employees, including police and state criminal authorities, were involved […]

    Americans Prefer Google Over Uber for Self-Driving Cars

    A new survey of drivers in the U.S. and Europe found that tech giants and traditional automakers are more trusted than Uber and Tesla to bring autonomous vehicles to roads. Connected car service company Inrix conducted a survey with 5,054 drivers in the U.S, France, Germany, Italy, and U.K., to gauge their usage of connected […]

    Workhorse Taking Reservations For Consumer-Oriented W-15 Plug-In Pickup

    Workhorse has announced that it is considering producing a consumer version of its W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup after receiving strong interest in the vehicle. The W-15, which was first shown earlier this month, is powered by a pair of electric motors located in the front and the rear of the vehicle. The two motors are good […]