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In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said he wanted the U.S. to become the first country with one million plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) on the road by 2015, but the U.S. Energy Secretary last week conceded the goal won’t be met. To date fewer than 300,000 plug-in hybrids and all-electric […]

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Nissan’s all-electric e-NV200 van is proving popular award-wise in the UK. The electric van received last week its sixth industry award in as many months, winning the Best Green Van honor at the Business Van of the Year awards in London, held by the Business Van magazine. Nissan stated the model won at the independent […]

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If a German-language report is correct, Porsche is developing its first dedicated all-electric Tesla competitor, the Pajun. According to Auto Motor und Sport, “there is speculation” the Pajun will be on the market by 2016. The Pajun, called by some a “baby Panamera” has been reported upon previously, but rather than receiving a multitude of […]

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Following its promise, the Electric Circuit went on all through last week with one announcement per day during the Montreal Auto Show. We reported on the first few announcements last week, announcements relating to the expansion of Quebec’s Electric Circuit EV charging network. The first of such had to do with Nissan Canada supporting the […]

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Toyota has for a while heard criticism against “fool cells,” as Tesla CEO Elon Musk called them last June, and this week Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter answered Musk’s latest panning of the technology. The occasion was with CNBC’s Phil LeBeau at the J.D. Power Automotive Summit in San Francisco Thursday. It […]

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Wrightspeed’s aftermarket microturbine-powered plug-in series hybrid powertrain is gaining momentum, with more orders and a new facility planned in the immediate future. The company’s main product is the Route, a retrofit Range-extended Electric Vehicle (REV) powertrain built for commercial vehicles. Typical applications include medium-duty trucks, such as delivery trucks, and heavy-duty purpose-built vehicles, like garbage […]

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After a two-year investigation into Hyundai and Kia for exaggerating fuel economy ratings, a federal judge approved a record-breaking fine this week but didn’t set aside extra funds for electric vehicle programs. In all, the mpg overstatements will cost the Korean automakers $755 million. Almost half of that is a $360 million fine from the […]

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Ford is expanding its Silicon Valley presence with the opening of its Palo Alto’s Research and Innovation Center. Ford said the opening of this new Research and Innovation Center allows the company to grow its global research team and accelerate its innovation in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data. SEE ALSO: Ford […]

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Toyota’s Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle made its East Coast debut yesterday at the DC Auto Show. At the show, Nihar Patel, Toyota’s Vice President of North American Business Strategy called for government and industry stakeholders to help kick start the hydrogen infrastructure needed to make fuel cell zero emission vehicles available to more drivers. […]

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Mazda is back in the TUDOR United SportsCar Series with a race car powered by a diesel engine. At this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Mazda’s two SKYACTIV Prototype cars will have the only diesel powerplants in the season-opening TUDOR United SportsCar Series race. The inline four-cylinder 2.2-liter Mazda engine continues into 2015 with its […]

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