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Formula E’s electric race car will be featured in action at the Bologna Motor Show. Italian racers Jarno Trulli and Michela Cerruti will drive the fully-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car at the Italian show. Ex-Formula 1 driver Jarno and Auto GP race-winner Michela both currently compete in the new FIA Formula E Championship as […]

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Most major automotive suppliers met last week to focus on 48-volt systems during the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems. Leading automakers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48-volt electrical standard. A proper standard is needed by the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of […]

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Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. has announced that it will be the first automotive company to make hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles available to the Canadian public. The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) will be available to Canadians on a 3-year lease beginning in early 2015. The rollout of the Tuscon FCEV in Canada […]

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The BMW Group is boosting the services offered under the BMW i umbrella. BMW i Ventures, the company’s venture capital company, announced a new investment in Zendrive. Zendrive is described by BMW i Ventures as a company that uses data and analytics to improve driving. On top of Zendrive, BMW i investments currently includes JustPark, […]

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Toyota has revealed some of the smart new technologies and systems it will be featuring in future models to make driving safer. To be integrated in the company’s Integrated Safety Management Concept, Toyota said these have been designed from the start to work together to help cut the number of road accidents. The new features […]

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Last Friday Ford announced its redesigned aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 will offer the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings among full-size gas-powered pickups. When equipped with the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, a turbocharged engine that includes Auto Stop-Start, the 4×2 F-150 delivers estimated ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. The 2.7-liter […]

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Porsche will enter a third Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car for the next Le Mans race. The 2015 edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours race will be held June 13 and 14. To make sure the race car is ready for the big race, it will also be entered in the May 2 […]

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The city of Saint-Hyacinthe in Quebec is now fueling its natural gas powered municipal vehicles with methane sourced from the city’s garbage. The city of Saint-Hyacinthe started this week to recover organic materials via biomethanization and to use the renewable natural gas produced to meet its energy needs. In the same breath, this fall, Gaz […]

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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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