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    Audi Plans Three Electric Vehicles by Decade’s End

    As parent company Volkswagen Group shifts from diesel to electric vehicles, Audi plans to have at least three EVs by 2020 as part of a new major plan. The shift in focus was presented to managers last week, and CEO Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper that it expects electric vehicles to account for 25 […]

    Power, Plugs and People

    World’s Most Efficient EV Yields Equivalent of 26,135 MPG

    A team of graduate students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Records for the “Most Efficient Electric Vehicle.” On an Audi test track in Bavaria, the tiny project car toppled the previous Guinness record by chalking up 765.53 miles/kilowatt hours. That’s the equivalent of about 26,135 U.S. […]

    Carmakers, Market & Fleets

    Sooner Than Some Think, Lyft Will Launch GM’s First Autonomous Electric Car

    General Motors will offer its first autonomous EV through its affiliated ride-sharing partner, Lyft, and things are coming together on an accelerated pace. In January this year, GM announced it invested $500 million in Lyft and it has made Pam Fletcher, its former executive chief engineer for electric vehicles, its new executive chief engineer of […]

    Hybrid Car News

    GM Reveals More on its Electrified Vehicle Batteries During Brownstone Plant Tour

    While Tesla’s Gigafactory has been grabbing attention this week, reporters also learned more about electrified vehicle batteries while touring General Motors’ Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant. General Motors had invited journalists to visit the battery assembly plant located in Brownstone, Mich., just south of Detroit. Six different battery packs that GM makes at the plant for […]

    Elio Sees Driver Licensing Process Streamlined in 41 States for its ‘Autocycle’

    Elio Motors says that 41 states have allowed for an easier licensing process for its three-wheel fuel efficient “autocycle.” Buyers of the Elio vehicle are benefiting from the new laws including the “autocycle” category, which means that Elio vehicle owners in 41 states don’t need a motorcycle license to drive the three-wheeler. With New Jersey […]

    Exclusive: 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Postponed To Next Summer

    The long-anticipated Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid was expected later this year but has once again been postponed for the U.S. and Canada. This is at least the fifth time it’s been delayed to North America since its 2013 Japan-market launch, and speaking for the U.S. market, Alex Fedorak, manager, Public Relations, today confirmed the latest […]

    Chevy Bolt Assembly Plant Is EPA’s 8th Ranked Greenest Power User

    General Motors’ Orion Assembly plant which will begin producing the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV in as soon as two months from now has been ranked by the U.S. EPA as 8th among green power users. The assembly plant which is an EPA Green Power Partnership Partner is powered by 54-percent renewable energy and was recently […]

    Nissan Engineers Hack Leaf EV, Get 150-Mile Driving Range

    Working in their spare time, a group of Nissan engineers wanted a prototype Leaf electric car for a local motorsport event. The engineers, from Nissan’s Innovation team at the Nissan Technical Center (NTCE) in Barcelona, Spain, worked on the car for six-months and created a Leaf with a 48-kilowatt hour battery pack good for driving […]