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The Lexus CT200h hybrid isn’t getting any major changes for the 2016 model year. For the 2016 model year, the Japanese automaker has added a chrome surround grille, while buyers can opt in for the Lexus Enform Remote and Lexus Enform Service Connect. Both services require a subscription with Enform Remote allowing owners to remotely […]

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If imitation is the best form of flattery, then Tesla Motors should be pleased when it sees the new electric sedan from Chinese-carmaker Youxia Motors. But it’s doubtful that Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, will see the new Youxia X as a compliment. This new sedan goes beyond being a just a battery-electric competitor, with […]

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China will be implementing new electrified vehicle initiatives next year, using some of the same strategies that helped California achieve higher-than-average EV sales. The plan, as reported by Reuters, is a two-step approach: require automakers to sell a percentage of electrified vehicles (EVs), while also expanding the available incentives for consumers that buy them. Officials […]

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German eBike manufacturer HNF Heisenberg announced that it will be using technology developed for the BMW i series to build its newest electric bicycle. The Heisenberg XF1 mountain bike features a drive unit swing arm that was originally patented by BMW Research and Technology. The swing arm was developed during the early concept phase of […]

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There’s now an electric vehicle that can go 0-62 mph in just 1.779 seconds, and it’s not a Tesla. A team of German students representing GreenTeam Formula has created the quickest accelerating electric vehicle in the world, pending confirmation from the Guinness World Records. With all the buzz surrounding the recently announced Ludicrous mode that […]

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A new study has revealed that nearly one out of 10 drivers in the U.K. took a selfie while behind the wheel of a car in the last month. That percentage rises to 15 percent when you look at younger drivers between the ages of 18 to 24 while 19 percent of 25 to 35 […]

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General Motors has opened a new 52-acre Active Safety Test Area at its Milford Proving Ground near Detroit. The American automaker promises to offer 22 different active safety technologies across its 2016 model year U.S. lineups, and will be using the new Active Safety Test Area to develop those technologies. Expect features ranging from driver […]

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A next generation BMW 5-Series plug-in hybrid prototype was spied testing at the Nurburgring recently. As posted on InsideEVs, the next 5-Series is expected to be revealed officially next year and go on sale by 2017 ealry in the year. What the powertrain will consist of is not cerain, but it may be a four […]

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Vehicles equipped with more powerful 48-volt electrical systems will start hitting the road in significant quantities in the near future. This shift will increase fuel efficiency considerably without breaking the bank. Today’s automotive electrical systems operate on just 12 volts, a technological standard that’s been widely used in America since roughly the 1960s. But German […]

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With carbon emission targets continuing to become more stringent, regions around the world are grappling with how to get more plug-in electrified vehicles on the road, but a new study may be able to provide some answers. The report creates one of the most comprehensive pictures of plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) sales, with information that […]

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