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BMW has previewed its plug-in hybrid technology. As part of the BMW Group Innovation Days 2015, the German automaker showed off the 2 Series Active Tourer Plug-in Hybrid concept, which has the front wheels driven by a three-cylinder gasoline engine while an electric motor drives the rear wheels. If that sounds vaguely familiar, that’s because […]

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Having previously said affordable technology is coming into place for double-the-range-for-the-money EVs, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the UN’s global climate change summit in Paris this November will also determine pressure for the zero-emission cars. “When we know exactly where the EU, US, China will be heading in 2030, I can tell you exactly how […]

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Nissan has added Boston as its 17th market to the list of those eligible for its No Charge to Charge free charging perk for Leaf buyers. The deal offers two years of charging through a network for buyers of new Leafs effective July 1. Included in the promotion is access to a growing network of […]

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Time is running out in Britain for a generous £5,000 ($7,777) grant program for buyers of plug-in electrified vehicles. With now 35 cars to choose from, and more perks like free parking and charging offered as well, 36,000 grants have been spoken for out of an allotted 50,000 and it’s predicted the program could max […]

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The average fuel economy of new cars sold has increased over the years but not without minor setbacks, and June’s average window sticker was one of them, declining 0.1 mpg to 25.4 mpg. This tick backwards was documented by researchers Michael Sivak, Ph.D. and Brandon Schoettle of the Sustainable Worldwide Transportation University of Michigan Transportation […]

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Volvo is applying its safety and luxury ethos to child seats. The company is showing off the Excellence Child Seat concept that builds off the XC90 Excellence Lounge Console concept that debuted earlier this year. This new baby-friendly concept gives parents the ability to swivel the seat counter-clockwise when seating the child and then locking […]

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Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick recently said that when Tesla Motors’ vehicles become fully autonomous, he is interested in buying every one of them. The comments were relayed by venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson during last month’s Top 10 Tech Trends dinner, as reported by Charged EVs. Uber is a ride service that swaps fleet-owned taxis and […]

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The European Commission announced it’s funding a new solar fuels research project, which will be spearheaded by Volkswagen AG. Just under 6 million euros ($6.6 million) has been allocated for the study under Europe’s research and innovation program Horizon 2020. Volkswagen AG has been named as the lead coordinator and will be joined by 11 […]

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Nissan has axed two of its hybrid SUV models. The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 models won’t have hybrid variants, disappearing after just one year on the market. Nissan confirmed the news on its website with a splash image saying that the “Pathfinder Hybrid is no longer available” pointing customers to the regular gasoline […]

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Today from Japan, Toyota, Honda and Nissan overcame previous lack of unanimity on the subject of fuel cell vehicles and agreed to morally support one another and financially support the country’s fledgling hydrogen industry. The occasion was a rare joint press conference held by JAMA, the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association. With each expressing varying degrees […]

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