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After seven years, and a sharp drop-off in sales, it looks like it’s the end of the line for the entry-level Lexus CT 200h hybrid. The report comes from Car and Driver, which said that Lexus said the hybrid hatchback won’t be returning to the U.S. market for 2018. SEE ALSO: 2015 Lexus CT 200h Review – […]

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Volkswagen and Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motors) were granted approval Monday to jointly build plug-in vehicles in China. The joint venture’s approval is to locally manufacture 100,000 battery electric vehicles and it has a market valuation of 5.1 billion yuan ($740 million), according to a JAC Motors stock exchange filing. The regulatory filing started in […]

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Electric cars will become more cost effective next to conventional models – but not until 2025, says a new study. The study by London-based Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts a break-even point that year, and that electric cars will beat conventional gasoline engine cars in years following. “On an upfront basis, these things will start […]

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General Motors has been hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming defeat devices had been placed in hundreds of thousands of its diesel trucks. The class action suit was filed Thursday in the Detroit federal district court on behalf of owners and lessees of more than 705,000 Duramax-engined GMC and Chevy trucks. It asserts GM cheated […]

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A worker safety advocacy group says that injuries at Tesla’s Fremont, Calif.-based plant are much higher than the industry average. The findings by Worksafe looked at the years 2014 and 2015, with a preliminary study of 2016 data finding injury reports to be on a similar track. The advocacy group studied reports filed the federal […]

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The California Air Resources Board this week issued a letter to Volkswagen Group asking it to provide more details on the zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure it plans to implement across the United States between 2018 and 2020. CARB’s concern is over VW’s $800 million commitment to California to build out ZEV-related investments over 10 years […]

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Specifications for the upcoming Tesla Model 3 sedan have been unveiled through a leaked product sheet from an apparent inside source. The product sheet (below), which was posted on Model 3 Owners Club forum, compares the Model 3’s performance parameters and features with those of the Model S. The base Model 3’s range will sit at 215 […]

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Consumer Reports has raised Tesla’s safety scores but expects to see improvements made at highway speeds. The product review magazine has restored some of the points taken away in April from the Tesla Model S and Model X over the automatic emergency braking (AEB) system being removed as a standard feature on these vehicles in […]

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VW apprentices have created the first electrified Volkswagen GTI. Called the Volkswagen Golf GTI First Decade, it combines a 404-horsepower gasoline engine driving the front wheels with a 48-volt electric motor powering the rear. The electric motor has a maximum output of 16 hp and the two drive systems can be used separately or together. […]

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Chinese tech company LeEco is cutting back its presence in the U.S., but its Faraday Future subsidiary says it’s not feeling the impact. LeEco is laying off most of its U.S. workforce – 325 employees, about 70 percent, with a lack of corporate funding cited as the reason. The company, with its video streaming and […]

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