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Even though electric vehicles still only account for a sliver of the global market, Big Oil is beginning to take them seriously as a long-term threat to the industry. While preserving a finite resource is still probably the way to go, oil companies are accustomed to making money and have now begun revising their forecasts […]

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Volkswagen is looking into the possibility of building robots to complete the task of plugging your car in to charge. That’s thanks to a new Cooperation Contract between VW and Kuka, an automation specialist. The contract intensifies the partnership between the two companies that are developing robots to make future mobility easier. “In future, robots […]

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California is looking at a bill that could make available up to $3 billion in rebates for purchasing electrified cars in the state. The bill, AB 1184, passed in the assembly and heading for the state senate next week doesn’t specify set amounts for incentives, but does emphasize providing more of the funds to low-income […]

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The Aston Martin RapidE will enter production in 2019 as the brand’s first fully electric car. The British automaker first previewed its all-electric model less than two years ago with a concept, and the production model will be based on the Aston Martin Rapide AMR. The all-electric model will be limited to 155 units and […]

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Panasonic is ready to take the lead offering solar panels embedded into mass-produced electric car roofs. The Japanese electronics giant started this move in February partnering with Toyota by adding its 180-watt array of solar cells into the roof of new Prius Prime plug-in hybrids. Battery range is increased through this passive technology that Prius […]

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Los Angeles is bringing its BlueLA electric car sharing service to disadvantaged communities, funded in part by the state’s cap-and-trade dollars. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and state officials on Friday opened BlueLA’s first demonstration station in the Pico Union neighborhood. It comes from the mayor’s Sustainable City pLAn, and is aimed at meeting Angeleno’s mobility […]

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Generous incentives are still needed to “jump-start” sales of electric cars, says Carlos Ghosn. In a media interview this week, the Renault-Nissan Alliance chairman and CEO gave his perspectives on the importance of government subsidies to move electric car sales forward. “It is very difficult to make the electric car an attractive buy without government […]

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Student engineers from a Dutch tech university are working on bringing electric cars to roads made entirely from recyclable, natural bio-based materials. The engineering team from Eindhoven University of Technology this week presented their car, called Lina, at a media event in the Netherlands embassy in London. Flax has served as a key composite in […]

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China will be reducing its strict mandate for selling plug-in electrified vehicles in that market. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said on Friday that the mandate will be softening, coming from talks in Berlin prior to a Germany-China summit held this week. While several global automakers have big plans for selling PEVs in China, they would […]

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This is our first look at what the remnants of Saab will become. National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has announced a new car-sharing and ride-hailing program that will offer users access to a pair of models called the 9-3EV and 9-3XEV. The 9-3X model will be a small crossover, while the regular 9-3 will be […]

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