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Expanding its manufacturing operations in China, Johnson Controls is beginning production of advanced lead-acid batteries for start-stop vehicles. “We’re excited to announce the delivery of our first batch of locally-manufactured batteries to power start-stop vehicles for local and global automakers in China,” said Kenneth Yeng, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Power Solutions China. […]

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As we reported on Friday would happen, today the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association held an event acknowledging plug-in electrified vehicle number 50,000 at the country’s Drammen Harbor. Today the registration plate EL 60000 was granted to a Tesla Model S purchased as number 50,000. The plate is 10,000 above because the “EL” plate series began […]

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At a media roundtable today in Shanghai, GM fielded questions as to whether it might begin local production of its Chevrolet Volt for the EV-hungry Chinese market. “Electrification is a part of the strategy” for China, said CEO Mary Barra evading a direct answer but with a response that did not explicitly say no either. […]

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Last week, Nissan Electric shared a tweet that the Seattle Police Department, specifically the Parking Enforcement division, will be putting to use 28 Leafs in an effort to “stay green” as Nissan put it. While some other cities prefer a more extravagant approach to purchasing police vehicles, the Emerald City went with a different school […]

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Audi is debuting three new models – an SUV, a sedan and a concept wagon – at the Shanghai auto show this month as part of the brand’s plug-in hybrid expansion. The luxury brand said it is merging its quattro drive with a TFSI plug-in hybrid system for the first time, creating the all-new Q7 […]

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In order to maximize the environmental benefits of plug-in vehicles, says a new study, charging needs to be controlled to keep costs down and maximize renewable energy sources. A research team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) addressed the complicated relationship between the production costs and emissions for power companies to recharge an electrified car, publishing […]

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The Audi Prologue Allroad concept was unveiled this week earlier than expected, it was initially due for release and showcase at the upcoming 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. There were whispers in regards to a third member of the prologue fleet for Audi, ultimately proven true with the news of this next iteration A6 Allroad. Under […]

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Sales of battery electric vehicles increased by 73 percent in European markets last year, though analysts are predicting that they will be overtaken by plug-in hybrid sales very soon. As a whole, sales of electrified vehicles rose by 50 percent in 2014, with 97,791 vehicles purchased throughout the region. More than half (58,244) of these […]

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KBB.com has compiled a list of the ten best green cars for 2015 and placed for the second year in a row the BMW i3 at the top of its ranking. Each year the KBB.com editors compile a list of the most efficient vehicles available and then pick 10 standouts featuring a variety of price […]

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Volvo Cars has revealed its XC90 PHEV will start at $68,100 before any tax incentives. Considered the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, Volvo will bring its XC90 T8 Twin Engine to the United States this summer. This PHEV version of the new XC90 is powered by Volvo’s 2.0 liter supercharged and turbocharged […]

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