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Mitsubishi’s hybrid SUV won’t be making its targeted 2015 launch in the U.S., with the company delaying the plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander for another year. After debuting the SUV at the 2013 New York Auto show, Mitsubishi estimated the car would be available in U.S. markets the following year. But when battery availability […]

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Tesla’s maiden battery-swapping station was slated to open weeks ago. But it doesn’t appear that the facility is quite ready for business. According to a tweet Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted, the station was operating mid-December in “limited Beta mode.” Swapping a battery at the station was to be by invitation and appointment only, with […]

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In a series of tweets, Tesla chief Elon Musk is sharing details on the Model S P85D including that it will get a tad quicker to 60 thanks to a free over the air software update. SEE ALSO: Tesla P85D Dyno Test Produces 864 Pounds-Feet of Torque The updates have been a part of owning […]

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Toyota launched in Japan a program to test silicon carbide power semiconductors in hybrid vehicles. Using a Camry hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation said the tests will evaluate the performance of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, which it believes could lead to significant efficiency improvements in hybrids and other vehicles […]

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An electric AWD vehicle will wear the Kia badge in Chicago. Kia Motors America said it will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. The company added this off-roader, said to be bold by Kia, was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers seeking […]

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Chevrolet has notified Volt owners that it will replace the struts on the rear liftgate as part of a recent customer service recall. Chevrolet issued the notice for 2011 to 2015 Volts and 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX after a number of customers complained that the rear hatch didn’t raise completely, especially in cold weather. Some also […]

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Tesla may be barred from sales activity in Texas, but it wants to build a new store in San Antonio, and has just received approval from the city’s planning commission. The request now moves to the city council which will decide if it should rezone the land for Tesla’s proposed store. Tesla isn’t applying for […]

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Toyota is still quoting retail prices on the hydrogen-powered Mirai as if a federal tax credit is available. Though the automaker doesn’t have any insight on when the credit will return, company representatives are working to have it renewed. “We plan to work with the new Congress to restore the fuel cell vehicle consumer tax […]

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A utility company in Kansas City announced on Monday that it wants to build a large network of charging stations in the region. Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) plans to install about 1,000 charging stations to create its Clean Charge Network. Most stations will be located in the metro area, but some may be […]

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At last we get to see the actual Chevy Volt after a series of teaser videos of a masked and camouflaged car. The automaker has posted to its YouTube channel the 1:11-long advertising spot featuring the digital car in a digital world. SEE ALSO: Five-Passenger 2016 Chevrolet Volt Boasts 50-Mile Electric Range – Video Owners […]

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