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The average fuel economy of new cars sold has increased over the years but not without minor setbacks, and June’s average window sticker was one of them, declining 0.1 mpg to 25.4 mpg. This tick backwards was documented by researchers Michael Sivak, Ph.D. and Brandon Schoettle of the Sustainable Worldwide Transportation University of Michigan Transportation […]

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Volvo is applying its safety and luxury ethos to child seats. The company is showing off the Excellence Child Seat concept that builds off the XC90 Excellence Lounge Console concept that debuted earlier this year. This new baby-friendly concept gives parents the ability to swivel the seat counter-clockwise when seating the child and then locking […]

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Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick recently said that when Tesla Motors’ vehicles become fully autonomous, he is interested in buying every one of them. The comments were relayed by venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson during last month’s Top 10 Tech Trends dinner, as reported by Charged EVs. Uber is a ride service that swaps fleet-owned taxis and […]

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The European Commission announced it’s funding a new solar fuels research project, which will be spearheaded by Volkswagen AG. Just under 6 million euros ($6.6 million) has been allocated for the study under Europe’s research and innovation program Horizon 2020. Volkswagen AG has been named as the lead coordinator and will be joined by 11 […]

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Nissan has axed two of its hybrid SUV models. The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 models won’t have hybrid variants, disappearing after just one year on the market. Nissan confirmed the news on its website with a splash image saying that the “Pathfinder Hybrid is no longer available” pointing customers to the regular gasoline […]

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Today from Japan, Toyota, Honda and Nissan overcame previous lack of unanimity on the subject of fuel cell vehicles and agreed to morally support one another and financially support the country’s fledgling hydrogen industry. The occasion was a rare joint press conference held by JAMA, the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association. With each expressing varying degrees […]

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Nissan’s 2,074 Leaf sales in June were nearly flat next to May’s 2,104 as the carmaker continues to keep the car relevant in the eyes of buyers. Despite the 2016 Chevy Volt’s presence on the horizon cannibalizing 2015 Volt sales down more that 35 percent this year, and implicitly threatening the Leaf, so far Nissan […]

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The big news from General Motors today is sales are up, trucks and SUVs are leading the way – and the Volt is hanging on until the 2016 replacement begins deliveries in a couple months from now. Specifically, 2015 Volt sales were 1,225 units, down 31.1 percent from 1,777 sold in June 2014, and below […]

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The 2016 Honda Fit is getting a small price increase. Entering the second year of its third generation, the 2016 Honda Fit will start from $16,610 including destination, $140 more than the 2015 model. That price will get you the standard Honda Fit LX with a six-speed manual transmission and standard features including roofline spoiler, LED tail […]

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Range Rover has announced pricing for its new diesel-powered engines. Land Rover revealed that the 2016 Range Rover Sport Td6, featuring a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 engine will start from $67,445 including destination. Compared to the standard Range Rover Sport, the diesel model will demand a $2,500 premium while returning 22 mpg in the city […]

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