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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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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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