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Tesla Motors is working double-time to resolve defective drive units in 1,100 Norwegian Model S sedans in this, one of its most important markets. EVs now enjoy 15 percent market share in the country of around 5.4 million people; the longer range, nicer Model S sales volume has surpassed the Nissan Leaf, but the units […]

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Nissan is adding Atlanta to its no-cost public charging for two years program just in time for Black Friday week. The automaker announced yesterday the “No Charge to Charge” program for Atlanta, a program that offers no-cost access to more than a dozen quick chargers spread throughout the Greater Atlanta market for two years with […]

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Infiniti won the first-ever People’s Choice Award as part of the 11th annual Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge with its SYNAPTIQ concept. The company describes its SYNAPTIQ concept as a unique answer to this year’s theme of “Sensing the Future: How Will Cars Interact With Us In 2029?” Infiniti added designers from its San […]

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Autonomous driving and driver assistance technologies are set to move forward at a quick pace over the next few years. Manufacturers rely on many different suppliers for these technologies to move forward; one such supplier involved in many innovations is Delphi. Delphi Automotive PLC just announced it will partner with Ottomatika, Inc., a company started […]

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) unveiled the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV during its press conference at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Featuring a performance-oriented yet highly efficient plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain, the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV crossover is said by its maker to hint at the future design direction for Mitsubishi Motors production vehicles […]

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In response to Volt owner requests, GM has given the Volt a GPS-enabled sense of where “home” is, and the car can be programmed to know when it arrives at its owner’s home base – i.e., the garage, or where ever that may be. Based on owner-set charging preferences for their “home” charging location, the […]

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Chevrolet unveiled two future aspects of its new midsize Colorado pickup: a ZR2 package, but mostly a diesel engine. In introducing the Colorado ZR2 concept at the Los Angeles motor show, Chevrolet unveiled a vision of how it could take the all-new midsize truck’s off-road capability to the next level while also showcasing the upcoming […]

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Toyota and Honda are not the only ones showcasing fuel cells in Los Angeles: Volkswagen also did. Volkswagen unveiled as a world premiere its Golf SportWagen HyMotion at the Los Angeles auto show. Golf SportWagen HyMotion is described by the company as a research vehicle with a fuel cell powertrain. VW said the front-wheel-drive Golf […]

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An Indiana family has won a Honda Civic Hybrid for its use of the State’s “Natural Treasures.” During this past summer, the Nature Conservancy and Honda teamed up for a sweepstakes that challenged locals to explore natural sites. Targeted at residents in Honda manufacturing states of Alabama, Indiana and Ohio, Honda said the “Natural Treasures” […]

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A special conference is being held this week to discuss the advancements of 48 volt hybrid systems for vehicles. The European Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (EALABC) will inform automotive industry executives this week of the environmental and cost benefits of advanced lead-carbon batteries now being commercialized for a new generation of low cost 48V ‘super […]

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