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Tokyo announced plans to build hydrogen fueling stations, add fuel cell vehicles to its fleets and offer more incentives to electric vehicle buyers as part of its $325 million initiative to move away from nuclear power. “It’s time to introduce a hydrogen era,” said Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last week. The project includes 35 […]

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California has certified its first hydrogen fueling retail station, giving a California State University test station the green light to sell hydrogen to the public. “This is a milestone in the commercialization of hydrogen in preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles that will be powered by hydrogen,” said Michael Dray, technical operations manager […]

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The UK Chargemaster EV charging network has reached the one millionth charging session milestone. These one million charging sessions using Chargemaster’s UK network of charging points, is said by the company to have provided drivers with a total of around 9.5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity since September 2012. Chargemaster stated the figure is enough for […]

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Tesla announced it has opened a new Supercharger station in Maidstone, Kent. This addition to the Supercharger network is said to be by Tesla part of an expansion that will soon allow UK Model S owners to drive anywhere in the country and on the continent. In the UK, supercharging is free for Supercharger-enabled vehicles. […]

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Hyundai is showing a whole new side at the ongoing Detroit auto show with its latest concept: the Santa Cruz Crossover Truck. Not only will the Santa Cruz be Hyundai’s first pickup – if it advances to production – but it will also house the company’s first diesel engine for the U.S. Mike O’Brien, Hyundai’s […]

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It would appear Infiniti is quietly putting plans for its LE Concept on hold. The luxury brand offered no update on plans for the electric car, with the exception of one comment from the vice president of Infiniti America, Michael Bartsch. “We have to be a little pragmatic,” Bartsch told media at an event for […]

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The next Wrangler may include hybridization, says Jeep President and CEO Mike Manley. In an interview with Auto Express, Manley said a hybrid powertrain and a U.S.-only diesel powertrain are both under consideration for the 2017 redesign. Because off-road capabilities are paramount for many Wrangler drivers, four-wheel drive performance will be a key consideration for […]

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Quebec’s Electric Circuit has promised to make one announcement per day during the Montreal Auto Show relating to the expansion of its EV charging network. In a first step, Nissan Canada announced it will support the expansion of the Electric Circuit public charging network with a significant investment in 25 DC Fast Charging sites. The […]

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The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team is all set to unveil its 2015 race car, the F1 W06 Hybrid, on Sunday February 1 2015 at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. The team said it will present its next generation of Silver Arrows racing car in front of assembled media on the opening day […]

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Globally, Nissan has sold over 150,000 Leafs since launch, in the U.S. it’s over 71,000 and with EV acceptance accelerating, just for calendar year 2014 in Europe, the Japanese automaker reports 14,658 units sold. That places it ahead of the Renault-Nissan Aliance’s Renault Zoe’s 11,227 and Tesla Model S unit sales of 8,734 for the […]

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