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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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Presently Chrysler-Fiat is promoting its 3.0-liter V6 diesel for its pending Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 pickup due to be launched in a few months, but it has General Motors to thank for underwriting this engine’s development. Ironically, the ad copy on the Ram truck marketing page proudly states: “The industry’s only light duty […]

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The Chrysler minivan, a bread and butter vehicle for the company since 1984, has never been known as a paragon of advanced technology—other than cupholders and other consumer-pleasing tech like power side doors and Stow-and-Go seats. Adding a hybrid system makes sense for a family-oriented people-mover like the minivan. Chrysler has been losing market share […]

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Chrysler confirmed its plans today to release a hybrid version of the Dodge Ram pickup in 2010. Frank Klegon, Chrysler executive vice president of product development, said the hybrid Ram was part of the company’s efforts to revive the company’s product portfolio. Chrysler’s timeline puts the company about two years behind General Motors, which will […]

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Researchers have long thought that women are more environmentally friendly than men. Now they think they know why. “Men’s resistance may stem in part from a prevalent association between the concepts of greenness and femininity and a corresponding stereotype (held by both men and women) that green consumers are feminine,” researchers, led by University of […]

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While Ford CEO Mark Fields has warned about demand for mobility services changing the automotive landscape, Ford Motor Co. has been much less visible than peers on forging deals with Silicon Valley partners. Talks with Google about self-driving cars earlier this year went nowhere, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has taken on that relationship with the […]

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The long-awaited VLF Destino is finally seeing first deliveries to owners – with one of them being Bob Lutz. Along with being a champion of the Chevy Volt while formerly serving as General Motors’ vice chair, Lutz has been a founding partner of VLF Automotive. The Destino has come out of a partnership between Lutz, […]

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Nissan’s all-electric Leaf, the leader in cumulative global plug-in electrified vehicle sales, also topped another more dubious list of 2015 models with the worst initial resale value. A study performed by used car concierge website Carlypso.com reportedly found the 2015 Nissan Leaf to depreciate 48 percent on average – the biggest immediate decline among all […]

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Pickup trucks are the most popular segment in the U.S. this year, with truck models taking the top three slots for vehicle sales to date in 2015. Models like the Ford F-150 have become “as much of a status symbol as they are a tool,” according to Karl Brauer, a senior analyst at Kelley Blue […]

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For an ordinary car, 100,000 sales worldwide is not a big deal, but considering what the Chevy Volt has been through to get this far, in this case it is. The plug-in electrified vehicle that’s plowed the ground for others to follow crossed the milestone some time last month, two months shy of its five-year […]

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