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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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Lexus says it will be unveiling the 2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid sedan next month at the Geneva Motor Show. It will follow the next-generation Lexus LS 500 that was shown in January at the Detroit Auto Show. The Geneva Motor Show will be held March 9-19, 2017. The Detroit Bureau reported that Lexus is […]

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Automakers and ride-hailing firm Lyft have asked Congress to unify self-driving car guidelines by a national standard. Executives from Toyota, General Motors, Volvo, and Lyft urged lawmakers in Washington yesterday to unify the patchwork of state laws governing testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The federal government has constitutional authority to override conflicting state laws, […]

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