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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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    Nissan Taking Note e-Power Hybrid Overseas After Beating Prius In Japan

    Nissan is ready to broaden its vehicle electrification sales by taking the Note e-Power hybrid global after nudging past the Toyota Prius. The automaker launched the e-Power option to the Note subcompact hatchback in its home market last November – only to see it sell like hotcakes and beat the leading Prius in Japanese market […]

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    BMW Chief Says Electrified & Connected Vehicles Higher Priority Than Sales Volume

    As it seeks to keep its competitive edge, BMW’s CEO says it will place a higher emphasize on vehicle electrification and connected, automated features. The revelation by CEO Harald Krueger came while speaking with journalists Thursday at the company’s Munich headquarters. Sales have been particularly strong for the automaker, with BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce divisions […]

    Nissan’s Electric Vmotion 3.0 Likely To Be A Crossover

    Nissan will roll out a concept car this year showing a new direction in electrification. That new electric car is likely to be a crossover model, and it will be separate from the Nissan Leaf’s platform design. Automotive News revealed more about Nissan’s plans from discussions with executives last month at the Shanghai auto show. […]

    CEO Mark Fields ‘Retires’ From Ford

    Mark Fields was at the helm of Ford since mid-2014. Replacing Fields as Ford CEO is Jim Hackett, former CEO of Steelcase Inc. Hackett has led Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016 and served on the American automaker’s board from 2013 to 2016. Ford said in its official statement that Fields “is retiring,” but […]

    Waymo has Fancy Wipers for its Self-Driving Car Sensors

    Google’s Waymo is heading to the real world to see how everyday people take to self-driving cars. The company is starting a free, experimental service this month that will carry people around the Phoenix, Arizona area in its self-driving test cars. But to get those cars ready, Waymo added new hardware and interior designs that […]

    Consultant Says EV Recharge Times Could Drive Plug-in Hybrid Sales

    Will overwhelmed infrastructure lead to doubled or tripled recharge times for EVs? And will that drive sales of plug-in hybrids, given their increased powertrain flexibility, including the ability to switch to internal-combustion engine power? One consultant says yes, that’s what will happen. SEE ALSO: VW Reveals Nationwide EV Charging Plans Nicholas Meilhan, a Paris-based consultant […]

    Audi Rolling Out Three New All-Electric E-tron Models By 2020

    This month during Audi’s annual general meeting in Germany, chairman Rupert Stadler said the company will launch three new battery electric models by 2020. Stadler said they’ll be battery-electric e-tron models. One of them, the Audi e-tron Quattro SUV, will be the first out next year. News of the all-electric SUV had already been released […]