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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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Honda has put itself in a challenging situation: selling a battery electric car that gets limited range as the market prepares for long-range electric cars. Honda’s all-electric Clarity, which debuts this spring in the U.S., will go about 80 miles on a single charge, as reported by Automotive News. This takes place about two months […]

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Charging up the hill will take on an added meaning in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Last Monday, the sponsors of the 95th Running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb announced that there will be a special “Exhibition Class” featuring two EVs: a modified 2017 Tesla Model S P100D from Unplugged […]

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Tesla has been the target of unionizing activities by the United Auto Workers Union, and in a leaked email, company chief Elon Musk has made an appeal to his workers. Much like he has in defending Tesla’s factory direct business model, Musk said that in order for Tesla to survive incredible odds against its survival, […]

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Porsche is now positioning the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid as the flagship in the Panamera line for its power delivery. The German automaker sees the all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid sports car hitting impressive performance numbers for power and torque. The Volkswagen division says it also emphasizes the “high importance of electromobility to Porsche.” The […]

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Waymo has filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco claiming Uber and its self-driving truck company stole Waymo’s self-driving car technology. That intellectual property theft of Alphabet’s Waymo unit by an Otto self-driving truck employee earned that company more than $500 million, the complaint alleges. Uber acquired self-driving startup Otto last year for $680 million. […]

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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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