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More regions have recently reduced government-financed incentive programs for electric vehicles to save money, but many of these same areas are already paying far more to support the oil and gas industry. As much as $5.3 trillion is spent annually worldwide to subsidize fossil fuels, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund. […]

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Used Teslas start as low as $55,000 for a certified pre-owned Model S from the company’s program. At least that’s what the American automaker has announced. Earlier this month, Tesla launched its pre-owned sales online with models ranging anywhere from $65,000 to $105,000 but now cheaper units are making an appearance on the website. We […]

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Cameras captured Kia testing a prototype of its Niro Hybrid SUV on Germany’s Nurburgring racetrack this week. Kia first introduced the Niro Hybrid in September 2013, and then showed it once more at the Chicago Auto Show a year later. Nothing else has been heard on the Niro from the Korean carmaker in the past […]

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Sort of following a precedent set by Tesla, Ford today said it’s opening its portfolio of patents to hasten the proliferation of electrified vehicle technologies. However, unlike Tesla, they are not free. “The patents would be available for a fee,” said Ford in a statement without divulging how much this fee would be. But, Ford […]

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Hyundai has become the first automaker to offer Google’s Android Auto in-car infotainment system in their 2015 Sonata sedan. The South Korean automaker raced to implement Android Auto in a bid to beat rival companies to market. This system, which provides a sleek, colorful interface has debuted before Apple’s competing system, CarPlay. Once consumers get […]

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Yesterday the Renault-Nissan Alliance announced it would supply 200 all-electric vehicles as passenger transporters for the United Nation’s COP21 climate conference in Paris Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. Cars being provided for this summit with broad climate-remedying aims include the Renault ZOE and Kangoo Z.E, Nissan Leaf and e-NV200. The Paris summit’s goals are to […]

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Lexus has filed a trademark in Europe, hinting at a new LS model. What the significance is will remain to be seen, but there is not Lexus “LS500″ in the Japanese automaker’s line but the “h” would be nomenclature for a hybrid variant. This isn’t the first time Lexus has used the 500h designation for […]

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Audi said that a new, all-electric SUV will be one of the key vehicles to help Audi grow, along with integrating more self-driving features into its vehicles. Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, discussed the carmaker’s strategy for the SUV segment at the company’s annual general meeting in Germany last week. “We intend to continue growing […]

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The current generation Chevrolet Volt is going through a serious sales slump, selling 2,779 units during the first four months the year and leaving 6,000 unsold cars sitting at dealer lots. That represents a massive 46 percent drop compared to last years first quarter sales numbers. That leaves an outstanding number of unsold cars just […]

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Federal investigators have identified criminal wrongdoing in General Motors’ ignition switch recall. Justice Department investigators are negotiating what will likely become a record penalty to the American automaker after identifying criminal wrongdoing in General Motors’ failure to disclose a defect that resulted in at least 104 deaths. The settlement could be reached as early as […]

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