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The Dodge Charger Hellcat has been compared to Tesla’s P85D as an alternate “world’s fastest” sedan, and while that is one point of contention, there’s also a stark contrast in sales practices over the electric versus gas-powered muscle cars. While Tesla has fought for its factory direct sales model as a more ethical way, a […]

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In a renewed effort to slash California green car sales tax and spur more purchases, Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) is sponsoring a bill to reduce present taxation of 7.5 percent to 3.06 percent from 2016-2020. Types of vehicle new purchases that could take advantage of the legislation – if it passes several committees prior […]

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By 2025, Bosch says electrified powertrains will be in 15-percent of all new cars and eventually become stock equipment for SUVs. That prediction comes from Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. Denner spoke at the Car Symposium in Bochum, Germany earlier this month. “Electrification will take combustion engines […]

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As Volkswagen moves forward with boldly stated plans to become the global electrified vehicle market leader, it’s off to a slowish start with another plug-in hybrid concept to add to a stable of a slow-selling EV, and slow-selling hybrid – but it says more is coming. In September 2013, Volkswagen announced that its goal was […]

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Magna is set to unveil a plug-in hybrid sports car concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. To be called MILA Plus, the sporty concept is said to have an all-electric range of 47 miles (75 km) and a vehicle weight of 3,351 pounds (1,520 kg), achieving CO2 emissions of 32 grams per kilometer. Motivation-wise, […]

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The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car picked up another award: 2015 UK Car of the Year. BMW’s plug-in hybrid also won the title of Performance Car of the Year. The jury of these UK Car of the Year Awards explained vehicles are judged by 27 of Britain’s automotive journalists. Each judge uses their expertise […]

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As part of the second-generation family lineup to debut early March in Geneva, Audi’s R8 e-tron boasts nearly 280 miles range in Europe, 678 pounds-feet of torque, and 0-62 in 3.9 seconds. A Tesla Model P85D by contrast promises an EPA-rated 253 miles range, 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 3.4 seconds, and 864 pounds-feet torque, […]

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To stimulate the electrified vehicle market, the White House has developed a mixture of rebates and subsidies. But this may not be the most effective tactic, according to a pair of business management professors. Anton Ovchinnikov, associate professor at the Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and Gal Raz, associate professor at the […]

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A week ahead of its public debut, Audi has released photos and details on its new hybrid wagon. Audi’s prologue Avant concept is a station wagon that doesn’t appear very wagon-like, with a design far removed from the original 1977 Avant wagon. It’s part of Audi’s new prologue series. The prologue coupe, which is very […]

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Toyota’s city electric vehicle, the i-ROAD, will be part of a carsharing experiment in Japan. The trial is set to start April ten and will go on until September 30, 2015. Both Park24 Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation are partners in this carsharing project which will be held in central Tokyo. Park24 has approximately […]

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