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In its Top 10 Best Cars of 2017, Consumer Reports named the Toyota Prius as its best compact hybrid, and the only electrified car of any kind to make the list. Named “Best Compact Hybrid,” there’s little wonder the Prius scored well as CR has long had a liking for Toyota products, and the new […]

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As fuel cell vehicles are slowly being introduced, automakers and hydrogen suppliers still have to overcome public safety perceptions over these new kinds of vehicles. A Bloomberg report makes the case that age-old perceptions over the 1937 Hindenburg airship disaster and H-bomb tests from the 1950s represent a major hurdle for Toyota, Shell, and other […]

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Yesterday Panasonic unveiled a next-generation solar roof panel that will be optionally used on the Japanese-market Toyota Prius Prime. With more than triple the energy generation of former 50-watt roof panels on the Toyota, the HIT™ Photovoltaic Module for Automobile could find its way onto other brand cars and will be able to power accessories […]

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SpaceX will be taking two paid passengers on a trip around the moon next year, said CEO Elon Musk. Before that trip launches, SpaceX is waiting for a spaceship under development for NASA and a heavy-lift rocket that’s yet to be flown. This ship will carry two passengers on the lunar orbit for SpaceX. The […]

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Renault-Nissan Alliance will be testing electric self-driving vehicles for mobility services in France with transport operator Transdev. The research project will start with field tests in the Paris-Saclay business district. Customers will get a ride in a driverless all-electric Renault Zoe for public transportation or on-demand rides. Transdev will provide an on-demand dispatch, supervision, and […]

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EVgo and ABB say they are bringing the nation’s first High-Power fast charging station to a supermarket in Fremont, Calif. Manufactured by Swiss engineering firm ABB, the High-Power fast charging system features a maximum charging rate of 150kW. The EVgo charging network has partnered with Lucky Supermarkets to install the charger at its Mowry Avenue […]

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The NIO EP9 has recorded the fastest autonomous lap at the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin, Texas. Announced late last year, the NIO EP9 comes from Chinese automaker NextEV and it has already set a Nurburgring lap record for electric vehicles with a 7:05.12 lap time. Delivering the equivalent of 1,341 horsepower […]

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Ride-hailing firm Lyft will be spreading its presence across the U.S. by adding 50 more cities. The announcement from Thursday follows one from the previous month about another 40 U.S. cities being added to the service network. Lyft says it’s all part of this year’s “massive expansion,” with the goal of providing millions more people […]

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Converting the city’s taxi fleet over to electric cars is part of Beijing’s goal of cleaning up its polluted air and supporting the government’s electrification campaign. China’s capitol city has announced a plan to see that all of the approximately 67,000 taxi cabs operating in Beijing be replaced with electric taxis. The process will take […]

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Workhorse Group, Inc., is moving forward in taking fleet orders for its W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup, through an agreement made with utilities in southern California. The original equipment manufacturer will be bringing 500 of its pickups with a plug to Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), a joint power authority made up of 11 municipal […]

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