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Automakers recognize that California’s zero-emission vehicle rules, adopted by nine other states, are tightening up in 2018 and that the deadline is fast approaching. Under California’s ZEV rule, automakers have been able to earn partial credits from sales of hybrids (including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles) and low-emissions conventional vehicles toward their […]

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A convoy of four U.S. Army trucks was seen recently rumbling down a 21-mile section of I-69 about 40 miles east of Flint, Mich. It’s not an uncommon sight given that the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) is close by in Warren. What made this convoy different from others is the […]

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Large semi-trucks employing conductive technology can cruise along in the right lane of a 1.2-mile stretch of the E16 highway outside the city of Gävle, close to the Baltic Sea in central Sweden, using electric power. Called the eHighway, when the big rigs exit the test area they automatically revert to their diesel plug-in hybrid […]

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General Motors’ plans to compete with Volkswagen for sales of diesel-powered cars have been offset by a class-action lawsuit over emissions reporting. While the Chevy Cruze Diesel has been targeted for years to challenge VW, GM is in a similar position now on NOx emissions reporting. A class-action lawsuit has been filed in California by […]

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General Motors will be teaming up with the U.S. Navy to develop hydrogen-powered unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs). Fuel-cell UUVs have the capacity to operate independently 70 days at a time, and would replace more limited battery-drive systems currently in use in so-called UUVs, according to Navy officials. “If you want long endurance you really need […]

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More details on Volkswagen’s $10 billion diesel scandal settlement have surfaced. The German automaker will reportedly pay between $1,000 and $7,000 to diesel vehicle owners, in addition to either fixing or buying back the affected cars. The settlement is still being negotiated for submission to a federal judge next week, and the payment amount will […]

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BMW’s i division is hard at work building a secret prototype battery-powered i8 sports car which could result in the coupe discarding the plug-in hybrid powertrain and going fully electric in the future. According to sources speaking to British publication Autocar, the plan is the electric i8 will be based on the i division’s carbon […]

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Volkswagen has announced that it is dropping the Jetta Hybrid from its U.S. lineup. For the 2017 model year, Volkswagen’s sole North American hybrid will no longer be available for sale. Low sales volume surely drove the decision, as the hybrid accounts for less than 1 percent of total Jetta sales in the U.S. This […]

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A car by the name of Grimsel has once again beaten the world record for quickest-accelerating electric car from 0-62 mph. Designed and built by the Academic Motorsports Club of Zurich (AMZ), and nicknamed Grimsel, the all-wheel-drive electric racer blasted its way to 100 kph (62 mph) in a record-setting 1.513 seconds. This run supersedes […]

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Tesla and Toyota made MIT Technology Review’s list of the “50 Smartest Companies” in 2016. Tesla’s Autopilot technology helped the automaker make No. 5 on the ranking. Toyota came in at No. 17 after being cited for research on mobility, artificial intelligence and robotics, along with a new fuel cell model. Tesla took the No. […]

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