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LeEco will be selling its Silicon Valley property less than a year after buying it – another sign that the Chinese tech conglomerate and its electric car subsidiaries face an unstable financial future. In initially buying the 49-acre property from Yahoo, Inc, LeEco was looking to establish a strong foothold in the U.S. to market […]

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The new Porsche Panamera introduced us to the Turbo S E-Hybrid powertain which is set to spread to at least on more model. Porsche confirmed to Motoring.au that the Cayenne will be adopting the new hybrid powertrain, which has a total system output of 680 horsepower and 628 pounds-feet of torque. It is comprised of […]

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President Donald Trump’s directive on Wednesday to extend the fuel economy and emissions review period, and possibly weaken the rules, is not being accepted in California. The California Air Resources Board is meeting Mar. 23-24, and is expected to finalize the state’s clean car policy for 2022-2025. Automakers were thrilled with Trump’s announcement, and will […]

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Nevada’s treasurer is ratcheting up pressure on Faraday Future to meet its plant construction obligations – and this time has added Tesla to the protocol. State Treasurer Dan Schwartz wants an audit done on both company’s manufacturing plants by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Online news source This Is Reno reported Schwartz wants […]

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Opel has confirmed that it will continue with plans to produce the Chevy Bolt-based Ampera-e along with follow-up models under its new ownership. Company CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann told German automobile magazine auto motor und sport that more electric vehicles will follow the Ampera-e. He declined to comment on an earlier report that he’d been planning […]

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When Porsche eventually brings the Mission E to market, it will do so with a number of different derivatives offering varying power levels and equipment. The Mission E will be sold in escalating trim levels – much like the rest of the brand’s models – company chairman Oliver Blume told British publication Autocar during the […]

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Plug-in vehicle sales could spike by nearly three quarters if 30 U.S. cities are able to get a good purchase deal and support from vehicle manufacturers. The cities have up to $10 billon to spend purchasing about 114,000 plug-in electrified vehicles for their fleets. The move, coordinated by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, would bring […]

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The Lucid Air will start at $52,500 after a $7,500 federal tax credit, the company announced today. This is a surprise departure from the initial reports that indicated a much higher base price. It also means that the base Lucid Air will undercut the current Tesla Model S 60 by $9,500, is not far off […]

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Acura is ready to bring its first-ever hybrid SUV to dealers next month. Deliveries of the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid will start in early April. Built on the conventional MDX SH-AWD, it will start at $51,960, just $1,500 over the gasoline-only version. The luxury brand is targeting customers who want it all – performance, refinement, utility, […]

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A dedicated evangelical hypermiler in California has just squeezed out more than 300 miles from his Chevrolet Bolt EV on a single charge. Beating the EPA’s 238-mile range estimate was no easy task. Spread out over 100 freeway and 200 city miles, Glenn Williams achieved this astonishing figure in near perfect conditions, while 50 and […]

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