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Kia Motors America (KMA) wants to improve the EV charging network in advance of the Soul EV’s California arrival during the third quarter of this year. Kia is adding of 17 new DC fast chargers to California’s already-existing network of 198, charger. KMA said its EV charging infrastructure plan provides Soul EV buyers with broad […]

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All the anxiety over which horribly-executed Chinese car would land in U.S. dealerships first appears to have been all for naught. Why? Volvo — owned by Chinese automaker Geely — will be the first manufacturer to offer a model assembled in China, and there’s a chance that its potential customers may barely notice. The car […]

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Like most others in the automotive world, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is deciding where it can dive deeper into the electrification game with more hybrids and eventually EVs that could go against Tesla and BMW. In a recent talk with the head of product development for Jaguar Land Rover, Wolfgang Ziebart, Automotive News in Europe […]

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Four truck customers have been offered the chance to get behind the wheel of Ford’s new aluminum-built, EcoBoost-powered 2015 F-150. Ford started releasing last Friday the first of four videos in the “You Test” series; these videos will show, said Ford, how these customers tested the all-new F-150 at www.BuiltToughTest.com. The company explained these truck […]

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Toshiba is determined to improve the image sensors – and thus cameras – needed for self-driving vehicles. Already strong in image sensor development, the company will focus on development and sales expansion of automotive and medical imaging sensor, with future development based on the BSI (backside illumination image sensor) technology and technologies that realize high sensitivity […]

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Toyota gained Japanese government approval to build and inspect high-pressure hydrogen tanks. This thereby handles one of the main issues with hydrogen vehicles in that high tank pressures must be sustainable, durable, and reliable. The company said this approval is an important production staging post in its program to launch its first fuel cell vehicle. […]

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Saab has been going through rough water and is not yet out of trouble. Its EV-ambitious owner, National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB, has financial trouble. The Board of Directors of National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB, the owners of Saab, last Thursday applied for a reorganization. This process, in Sweden, is more or less the equivalent […]

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Chevrolet’s Cruze has now reached three million sales worldwide. The best-selling Chevrolet model crossed the milestone this month, 16 months after selling its 2 millionth model. Chevy said the Cruze has proved itself a global player among small cars and is assembled in eleven plants, sold un one-hundred and eighteen countries. “The Cruze is an […]

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The City of Shasta Lake, Calif. has installed an Envision Solar EV ARC standalone solar charging station. This EV charger, relying on fully renewable energy, will be located at the City’s Grand River municipal parking lot on Shasta Dam Boulevard and will be available free of charge to the public. The EV ARC will be […]

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Consumer Reports recently announced that two alternative-fuel offerings have been rated best in their respective classes after a recent round of testing. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel scored 82 points in CR‘s hands, helped mainly by the diesel’s impressive 20 mpg combined and 27 mpg highway observed during the test. Previous winners included the regular Ram […]

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