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Used car prices for electric cars continue to show signs of a soft market and loss for plug-in vehicle owners. InsideEVs had reported last month that off-lease and trade-in EVs were showing signs of “dirt cheap prices.” The Fiat 500e was auctioning as low as $4,000, and a few Tesla Model S vehicles are selling […]

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Ford Motor Co. has become convinced that fully autonomous is the necessary route to go for safe self-driving cars. Having Ford engineers fall asleep during autonomous vehicle test rides has created a convincing argument in favor of going with fully autonomous vehicles, reports Automotive News. Dozing off had happened before during long test rides, and […]

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For those of you who haven’t heard of Maven, it’s a car-sharing app that’s owned by General Motors. And in a neat bit of corporate synergy, GM is adding its new Chevrolet Bolt EV to the fleet, at least in Los Angeles. The Bolt has a promised range of 238 miles and has now been […]

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General Motors will be offering 10 Chevrolet and GMC vehicles by 2018 with diesel engines as it seeks to fill a gap left vacated by VW’s emissions cheating scandal. Meeting increasing federal fuel economy and emissions standards has also motivated GM to stay in the diesel engine category. The company sold 757,000 diesel vehicles worldwide […]

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Cars may be getting more advanced safety features, but U.S. traffic-related deaths are on the rise. According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 40,200 deaths occurred last year on the road, a rise of 6 percent. It’s the first time since 2007 there were more than 40,000 fatalities. The increase likely comes from the […]

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Approximately 2,840 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are being recalled worldwide. According to the Japanese automaker, the Mirai is being recalled due to an issue with the output voltage generated by its fuel cell system. Toyota said that under certain driving conditions, there is a possibility the output voltage generated by the fuel cell […]

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One key to getting more EVs on the road is to make more chargers available in public places. And, of course, getting more chargers out there might help boost EV sales. When asked to think about public charging stations, most folks would probably think about the Northeast or California. But at least one utility in […]

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Tesla is preparing to enter the Korean market in May following the South Korean government’s approval. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport completed Tesla’s registration, which was first submitted for certification in December. Tesla said it will be ready to begin Korean sales in May, and will establish Tesla service centers. These company-run service […]

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Automakers appear to be bracing for a long-term battle with environmental groups over the federal government’s 2025 fuel economy and emissions rules. Environmental groups are threatening legal action if the rules gets weakened. More is being revealed following a letter sent Friday to President Donald Trump by 18 auto industry executives asking him to reinstate […]

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Converting over to an electric car only brand is an option being explored by Opel’s chief executive as the European automaker braces for General Motor’s possible sale of Opel to PSA Group. Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has been putting a plan together to go this route if necessary, reported German monthly Manager Magazin. He’d been […]

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