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Tesla could be the next big thing in roadside rest stops. That is, in an effort to expand and improve its Supercharger network, Tesla is mulling the restaurant and convenience store business. Or, more likely, it could end up in one or more partnerships with companies that are already in these businesses. The notion of […]

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Bentley is entering the race toward electrification with its first electric vehicle to begin production in 2019. The new electric vehicle is a medium-sized, two-seater sports car modeled after the EXP12 Speed 6e concept presented at March’s Geneva Auto Show. According to Motor Authority, it is expected to share Porsche’s J1 electric platform, the same […]

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Suzuki is set to introduce a new compact offroad concept called the e-Survivor at the 45th annual Tokyo Motor Show in October. Its appearance is jarring to the eye, likened to a more futuristic-looking version of the Suzuki Jimny. It is also comparable in looks to a sportier, miniature version of a Jeep Wrangler. According […]

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Consumer Reports is giving consumers fuel economy numbers for HD trucks, and is lobbying Congress to do the same. Light-duty trucks, the 150 and 1500 sizes known as half-tons, tear up the sales charts every year, and the companies that make them are adding smaller engines, more gears, turbos, and even diesels to try and improve […]

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Jaguar aims to unveil a new all-electric model later this decade called the Road Rover. According to Autocar, the first vehicle in the series will be an all-electric model that will focus its sales in the U.S. and China. Very little has been revealed about its specifications, other than it may feature a 300-mile range […]

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Uber’s recent controversies are affecting the company. Regulator Transport for London (TfL) has found Uber unfit to operate as a taxi service in London and has stripped the company of its license. TfL has said Uber’s “approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential […]

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A Komatsu quarry mining truck in Switzerland is now the largest all-electric vehicle in the world. According to Green Matters, the Komatsu truck coined the “e-Dumper” weighs in at almost 50 tons with wheels 6.5 feet in diameter, capable of holding up to 65 tons of stone. Its 700-kWh battery pack weighs 4.5 tons and […]

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Aston Martin’s chief is taking lawmakers to task for an upcoming ban on gasoline and diesel vehicles for being unrealistic about how automotive technology really works. Great Britain’s announcement in July about banning the sale of new vehicles running on “petrol” and diesel by 2040 is “meaningless,” according to CEO Andy Palmer. The regulation is […]

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As part of Volkswagen’s ambitious efforts to reorient itself toward vehicle electrification, the brand has started to solicit proposals from cobalt producers for ten year’s worth of supply starting in 2019. According to cobalt industry sources, Reuters reports the deadline to submit proposals is by the end of September with finalized contracts due by the […]

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The current base model Tesla Model S will soon be discontinued. The move has been expected with the introduction of the Model 3, but now Tesla has confirmed to Electrek the rear-wheel-drive Model S 75 will be axed Sept. 24. Currently, the entry-level Model S starts from $70,700 including destination, but once it’s gone that […]

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