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California’s Air Resources Board has presented a list of options on how Volkswagen can spend $800 million as part of the recovery from its diesel emissions cheating scandal. The wish list came via a presentation on its website Thursday showing how the automaker can spend the $800 million share out of a total $14.7 billion […]

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Porsche’s chief has predicted the upcoming Mission E electric supercar will make up 10 percent of the company’s sales. After it launches in 2019, the 600-horsepower Mission E will make for one out 10 of its cars sold globally, said CEO Oliver Blume. “We have calculated a quantity in the order of about 20,000 for […]

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Last night Nikola Motors took the wraps off its prototype Nikola One hydrogen-powered electric semi-truck at its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since appearing out of nowhere last June – and soon claiming 7,300 pre-orders before a running prototype was shown – the startup company’s technology has captured the public’s attention with its potential […]

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Today BYD unveiled SkyRail, another part of its “green dreams” at the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City. The company’s President and Chairman Wang Chuanfu unveiled the Chinese company’s SkyRail electric monorail before 500 guests, including more than 40 mayors, from over 93 cities. SkyRail is part of BYD’s urban transportation solution, which aims to […]

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Six Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicles have arrived in Europe weeks before the first examples show up at Honda dealerships in California. The six Clarity Fuel Cells are part of the European Union’s Hydrogen for Innovative Vehicles (HyFIVE) initiative. They’ll end up with drivers in London and Copenhagen. These cars are six of 185 fuel […]

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Self-driving cars will hit the roads in Canada’s Ontario Province shortly after the beginning of the new year, marking a Canadian first. Ontario launched the Automated Vehicle Program in October 2015 but had received no applications for permits and public testing through at least July 2016, Automotive News Canada reported. It took nearly a year […]

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Challenges facing wider market adaption of EV adoption are widely documented. Those challenges include, in no particular order: Falling fuel prices, charging times that are still perceptibly too long and ranges that are still too short. While noting the first of sub-$40,000, 200-plus-mile EVs are on their way, one Business Insider report suggests issues will […]

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Tesla Motors yesterday notched a victory to open a store in Richmond, Va,, the state’s capitol city. Reversing his 2012 ruling that denied a Tesla dealer license, Richard Holcomb, commissioner of Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles, cited overwhelming public support, as well as unique sales and service requirements as reasons to approve a dealer license. […]

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China and the U.S. are showing the highest potential for growth in plug-in electrified sales, while three countries fall into the “Hesitators” category of a new Accenture study. Although plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) sales should be strongest in China and the U.S., the study finds that technological, economic and political factors, including the influence of […]

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The Volt could very well have its best sales year on record if it repeats the performance it saw in November. A total 2,531 sales were several hundred more than any month this year, and the best on record for more than three years for the extended-range EV which launched as a second generation car […]

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