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Volkswagen is releasing a second plug-in concept this year as it moves forward with plans to become the electrified vehicle market leader. In September 2013, Volkswagen announced that its goal was “market leadership in electric mobility by 2018.” Two plug-in hybrids are debuting this year as part of that plan. Last month, VW showed off […]

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Magna is set to unveil a plug-in hybrid sports car concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. To be called MILA Plus, the sporty concept is said to have an all-electric range of 47 miles (75 km) and a vehicle weight of 3,351 pounds (1,520 kg), achieving CO2 emissions of 32 grams per kilometer. Motivation-wise, […]

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The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car picked up another award: 2015 UK Car of the Year. BMW’s plug-in hybrid also won the title of Performance Car of the Year. The jury of these UK Car of the Year Awards explained vehicles are judged by 27 of Britain’s automotive journalists. Each judge uses their expertise […]

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President Barack Obama vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean the debate over the 1,179-mile oil pipeline has ended. The next move for the president is to finally decide whether or not KXL is in the country’s national interest, and then make his final decision. His veto, he explained, stalls […]

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As part of the second-generation family lineup to debut early March in Geneva, Audi’s R8 e-tron boasts nearly 280 miles range in Europe, 678 pounds-feet of torque, and 0-62 in 3.9 seconds. A Tesla Model P85D by contrast promises an EPA-rated 253 miles range, 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 3.4 seconds, and 864 pounds-feet torque, […]

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To stimulate the electrified vehicle market, the White House has developed a mixture of rebates and subsidies. But this may not be the most effective tactic, according to a pair of business management professors. Anton Ovchinnikov, associate professor at the Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and Gal Raz, associate professor at the […]

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A week ahead of its public debut, Audi has released photos and details on its new hybrid wagon. Audi’s prologue Avant concept is a station wagon that doesn’t appear very wagon-like, with a design far removed from the original 1977 Avant wagon. It’s part of Audi’s new prologue series. The prologue coupe, which is very […]

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Toyota’s city electric vehicle, the i-ROAD, will be part of a carsharing experiment in Japan. The trial is set to start April ten and will go on until September 30, 2015. Both Park24 Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation are partners in this carsharing project which will be held in central Tokyo. Park24 has approximately […]

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A development project in the Northeastern U.S. released a new plan for zero emission vehicles in the region that includes adding 10,800 hydrogen-powered vehicles to the roads. New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and New Jersey make up the region. Each state has its own individual outline as part of the […]

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Texas lawmakers are debating a set of bills that would allow Tesla to sell its electric vehicles directly to Texans. The proposal has been sent to state legislators under two different bills. Reps. Eddie Rodriguez, Jodie Laubenberg, Rod Simmons and Tan Parker co-authored House Bill 1653. Sen. Kelly Hancock sponsored a second and identical proposition, […]

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