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Faraday Future is assuring naysayers that it is indeed real and is promising to unveil its first production car at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Last year at the same show in Las Vegas, the mysterious automaker seemingly appeared out of nowhere with a radical race car concept. This year, however, the car it unveils […]

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Toyota President Akio Toyoda will be heading up the company’s newly formed electric car group, indicating that the Japanese automaker is taking all-electric vehicles much more seriously. Toyoda, grandson of the company’s founder Kiichiro Toyoda, has been leading the automaker since 2009. He’ll be joined by two of Toyota’s executive vice presidents, Mitsuhisa Kato and […]

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California-based electric car startup Lucid Motors will be manufacturing cars in Arizona to lower costs, according to the LA Times. While the company had been proud of its home state of California during the Los Angeles Auto Show earlier this month, Lucid announced Monday it will be building cars in Casa Grande, Arizona. “We’re a […]

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In-house fighting is stirring up rivalry between Volkswagen and its Audi and Porsche premium brands as the automaker cuts costs to face the diesel emissions cheating scandal. Senior executives have spoken to Reuters about the internal conflict to develop and manufacture the next generation of electric cars as the company emerges from the “Dieselgate” scandal. […]

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Self-driving car startup nuTonomy is bringing an electric test car to streets of its Boston hometown. Cambridge, Mass.-based nuTonomy will begin testing an electric car in the city by the end of the year, the company said today. The test will start with just one car, a Renault Zoe electric car equipped with nuTonomy’s self-driving […]

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Automakers are gearing up for the next round of tougher emission standards in the U.S. and beyond with electric car showings at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. That will be followed soon by first shipments of the $37,495 Chevrolet Bolt, which goes on sale next month. The question remains over whether enough car […]

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Toyota Motor Corp. is slowly opening up to adding all-electric vehicles to its product lineup to meet regulatory compliance, according to a company executive. While the Japanese automaker in not manufacturing any battery-electric cars at this time, Toyota realizes it must be flexible enough to introduce electric cars in markets with regulatory mandates or where […]

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BMW AG’s top labor representative scolded management for falling behind rivals in the race to roll out more electrified vehicles. In a rare public rebuke of the German automaker, labor leader Manfred Schoch, who also serves as deputy chairman of BMW’s supervisory board, expressed concerns on the timing during an interview on Thursday with Bloomberg […]

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Hyundai has revealed some details on its upcoming trio of electrified vehicles. According to the Korean automaker, the all-electric Ioniq will be available in the U.S. by the end of 2016, while the hybrid will join the range early next year. The plug-in hybrid will be the last to arrive, sometime by the third quarter […]

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Since the launch of the BMW i3 in November 2013, BMW has sold more than 100,000 all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles around the world, according to a company press release. As for the breakdown, BMW said that the i3 accounted for more than 60,000 of the 100,000-plus units sold. That makes it the most successful […]

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