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Mercedes-Benz will bring the all-electric Urban eTruck to users through a trial run in Europe beginning this year. The German automaker has been in talks with about 20 potential customers about participating in a test project at first in Germany and later throughout Europe. The 124-mile range Urban eTruck is part of the company’s vision […]

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Mercedes is launching the EQ Power sub-brand with the revised S-Class this summer, the company announced today. All subsequent hybrid and EV models will gain the designation, which was first revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. High-performance models developed in conjunction with subsidiary AMG are getting a positive charge at the end, EQ Power+, […]

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After every automaker doing business in the U.S. signed off on two letters asking President Donald Trump to reconsider national mpg standards, consumer advocacy groups have asked him to keep the rules in place. The groups, Consumers Union which publishes Consumer Reports, and the Consumer Federation of America, said in their joint letter that cheaper […]

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Tesla expects demand for electric vehicle batteries will be strong enough to add four more Gigafactories beyond its current Nevada plant. In a note to investors Wednesday with its quarterly financial report, the company said it will lay out those plans by the end of the year. As for “Gigactory 2,” that plant will be […]

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Subsidies for electric vehicles pose a threat to both the biofuels industry and the traditional oil industry, so the two are teaming up. Typically, the biofuels industry and the oil industry have been rivals, since biofuels have been touted by their backers as an alternative solution to fossil fuels – biofuels have been sold as […]

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers asked Tuesday to have the EPA’s new Administrator Scott Pruitt withdraw the Obama Administration’s decision to lock in vehicle emissions rules through 2025. Mitch Bainwol, CEO of the industry group representing 77 percent of U.S. auto manufacturers, wrote to Pruitt the decision was “the product of egregious procedural and substantive […]

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Volkswagen of America has gained a 50 percent increase in estimated range by the Environmental Protection Agency for the 2017 e-Golf. The revised e-Golf now has the ability to go 125 miles on a single charge, up from 83 miles previously. A new lithium-ion battery promises longer range – at 35.8 kWh in the 2017 […]

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China-based electric carmaker Future Mobility Corp. is sticking to its plan to launch an electric SUV by late 2019, even if government approval gets dragged out longer. The startup founded by former BMW and Nissan executives has courted enough financial backers to start building a $1.7 billion factory in Nanjing, but the regulatory process needed […]

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Hyundai and its captive finance unit will be launching an electric carsharing unit in April. Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Capital will make their vehicles, including electric cars, available through a carsharing service in South Korea. Hyundai Motor launched a carsharing test drive in Korea last December. Users could try out a Hyundai Ioniq electric sedan […]

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BMW and Mobileye are partnering to share real-time sensor data from BMW vehicles equipped with Mobileye’s mapping system supporting autonomous driving. Mobileye’s Road Experience Management data generation technology will be added to BMW models entering the market in 2018. This will “crowd-source” real-time data with vehicles equipped with Mobileye’s camera-based Advanced Driver Assist System technology. […]

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