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Indicators are that a promised built-in map-based navigation system for the Bolt EV may not yet be available and it’s not clear if it will be in time for first deliveries. With release of Chevrolet’s Bolt EV fleet order guide, conspicuously absent in its 26 pages is any mention of this feature. Early ride-along videos […]

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Google’s self-driving car project took its worst vehicle crash on Friday, without injuries. A van used by Interstate Batteries ran a red light and side struck a Lexus RX 450h hybrid crossover SUV retrofitted by Google for its self-driving car project. Google employees were riding in the car, and sat “dazed” but uninjured while waiting […]

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The ongoing deals between automakers and tech companies continued today with the Renault-Nissan Alliance inking a partnership with Microsoft Corp. Microsoft agreed to provide its Azure cloud platform for cars made by Nissan and Renault as the automaker pushes forward with developing connected and self-driving vehicles. “While the connected car experience is in its infancy, […]

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While the biennial Paris Motor Show scheduled to start four days from now was previously known as a showcase for high-performance diesel cars from French automakers, electric cars will be the recurring theme at this year’s event. Some of that comes from concern by German automakers that Tesla will be able to dominate the luxury […]

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LG Chem may be the leading supplier of lithium ion cells to Faraday Future. According to a Korea Herald article reported by Inside EVs, LG Chem signed a deal with Faraday Future for a supply worth about 2.7 trillion won ($2.4 billion) in August. The announcement had been delayed by the South Korean government’s “recent […]

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Could Nissan be working on a subcompact EV to be positioned below the Leaf in the lineup? One report seems to think so. Gareth Dunsmore, who leads Nissan’s EV operations in Europe, indicated as much to AutoExpress: “We’ve invested $5.4 billion (£4.1 billion) in electric cars such as the Leaf, so we need to ensure […]

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Volkswagen is trying hard to put the diesel cheating scandal behind them, and one of the ways to shift consumer focus is by revealing design sketches of its battery electric car a week before the Paris Motor Show. The illustrations show a five-door hatchback with a low, ground hugging stance and a rear roofline that […]

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Chevrolet chose to introduce the 2018 Equinox last night, the evening of the autumn equinox, and it came with a surprise — a 1.6-liter turbo diesel that Chevy estimates will achieve and estimated 40 mpg in highway driving. The compact crossover SUV segment is now the industry’s single-largest segment, and the Equinox crossover is Chevrolet’s […]

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Shortly after Tesla Motor’s CEO Elon Musk published his Master Plan: Part Deux last July, the electric carmaker promoted Jerome Guillen, a former Daimler Truck executive, to VP of the Tesla Semi business unit. Before joining Tesla in 2010, Guillen was an executive at Daimler’s Freightliner division in Portland, OR where he was involved with […]

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Chevrolet quietly posted its fleet order guide on Friday for the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. The car is categorized as a truck by the automaker, as it is a crossover utility vehicle. Not updated yet however is the consumer website with ordering capability for consumers. Those interested would be advised to keep their eyes on […]

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