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Fisker is parting ways with battery technology supplier Nanotech Energy for the upcoming EMotion all-electric luxury sports sedan. Its Fisker Nanotech joint venture was going to use battery cells made from graphene for the EMotion’s battery pack. The JV, called Fisker Nanotech, came to be with founder Henrik Fisker’s announcement of Fisker Inc., in October […]

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With the Model 3’s arrival for retail customers imminent, Tesla is dropping the cheapest version of the Model S. That’s the rear-wheel drive Model S 75. At $69,500, it is currently the lowest-priced version of the four-door electric sedan. It is also the only rear-drive version of the Model S. The entry-level Model S is […]

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Toyota may be ready to plunge into China’s “new energy vehicle” electric car market as early as 2019. While the company wouldn’t confirm the plan as reported by Reuters, a Toyota spokesman on Friday confirmed that electric vehicles will be introduced to that market. “We are going to introduce EVs in China with a few […]

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London Taxi Co. has reinvented itself as the London Electric Vehicle Co. and is preparing to bring electric taxi rides around the world. Going that route has brought in an initial order of 225 electric vehicles for delivery in the Netherlands, said CEO Chris Gubbey. Owner of the company, Chinese automaker Geely, had invested 325 […]

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General Motors has been tapping into engineering experience that goes back to astronauts driving its Lunar Rover on the moon. GM’s Chevrolet brand paid tribute Thursday to engineers who’d designed the all-electric Lunar Rover. It had been driven by Apollo 15 astronauts on the moon during a trip there in July 1971. It may be […]

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Automotive executives and German government officials have reached agreement on software upgrades that could resolve the diesel emissions cheating scandal. Engine software updates on about 9 million diesel cars in Germany will cost automakers nearly 2 billion euros ($2.33 billion), coming out to about 100 euros ($116.77) per car. The software updates would mean the […]

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If there were an encyclopedia entry for “unrealized expectations,” the promise of the Mitsubishi Outlander’s coming to North America might be featured, but don’t let that dissuade you as it could be here by year’s end. Positive indicators include at least two Canadian dealer websites taking pre-orders for the plug-in hybrid that’s been said to […]

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The next-gen Bugatti Chiron hypercar will get hybrid tech to help make it even faster, according to the company’s CEO. “Electrification will happen,” said Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer. The current Chiron uses a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 that makes an absolutely massive 1,479 horsepower. It’s an evolution of the Veyron’s engine that started at 987 horsepower […]

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Continental is weighing in on what it thinks the future of autonomous driving will look like, and developing its own autonomous testbed. Known best for tires, Continental is also a major supplier of automotive electronics and systems. The company has built a vehicle to demonstrate driverless mobility and to develop and test autonomous driving systems […]

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The Boring Company has received federal approval to build a series of tunnels that will link major East Coast cities together and significantly cut travel time between them. The tunnels would house Boring Company founder Elon Musk’s innovative ‘Hyperloop’ – a system in which train car type pods are launched through a tunnel with a […]

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