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Taking a small step forward down a long road to change a soiled reputation, Volkswagen says it will build electric cars in North America by 2020. During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Hinrich Woebcken, the new head of Volkswagen AG’s U.S. operations said that a plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and a facility in […]

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A company called Future Mobility Corp. may stand out in a crowded field of Chinese startups as it gets ready to roll out a self-driving electric car. Yesterday it announced that will be introducing its first electric self-driving car by 2020. The first round of funding for that car is expected to be completed by […]

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Indian automaker Mahindra is tapping into its technology assets and team racing experience to manufacture autonomous electric cars. Mahindra plans to utilize its investments in six automotive brands, four IT brands, and other companies that specialize in production and technology. It’s also gaining insight from its electric racer that’s been part of the Formula E […]

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A car by the name of Grimsel has once again beaten the world record for quickest-accelerating electric car from 0-62 mph. Designed and built by the Academic Motorsports Club of Zurich (AMZ), and nicknamed Grimsel, the all-wheel-drive electric racer blasted its way to 100 kph (62 mph) in a record-setting 1.513 seconds. This run supersedes […]

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Panasonic is expanding its presence in China through an alliance with Beijing Automotive Group to manufacture electric car parts and components in that country. According to Kyodo News, Panasonic is teaming up with the Chinese company to manufacture parts and components, which is expected to include HVAC systems for electrified vehicles. The deal was reportedly […]

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Mini revealed an autonomous electric car in London yesterday shaped by a forecast that traditional car ownership will become optional. The Mini Vision Next 100 electric concept car is able to pick up passengers autonomously. Users of the car can change its color to fit their preferences. It parks and recharges without human intervention, the […]

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It’s well known electric cars are quieter than gasoline-powered counterparts, but will this translate into quieter streets and cityscapes as EVs proliferate? To ponder the question, Clean Technica did a bit of analysis to come up with an answer of “yes and no.” On the one hand, EVs are generally quieter not just because of […]

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Hyundai’s Genesis brand says it intends to introduce an all-electic luxury vehicle. Speaking from the sidelines of an auto show in Busan, South Korea, Senior Vice President Manfred Fitzgerald said the EV will add to other electrified vehicles Hyundai and Genesis have in store. “We will definitely go as Genesis brand down the road of […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he expects Apple Inc. to be a direct competitor for electric vehicles sales as early as 2020. Apple will “probably make a good car and be successful,” said Musk at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes on Wednesday. “They should have embarked on [the car] project sooner.” In September […]

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Hyundai will introduce electric vehicles with longer range before the end of the decade. In a recent interview with Autoblog, Hyundai’s director of its eco-vehicle performance development group, Byung Ki Ahn, confirmed that a 200-mile Hyundai electric vehicle will be introduced by 2018. Range will go even further by 2020, when Hyundai plans on adding […]

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