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A Volkswagen executive in South Korea is the first to receive a jail sentence over the diesel emissions scandal. The sentencing by a South Korean court for one-and-a-half years in prison is for an executive listed only by the surname Yun. He was convicted of fabrication, obstruction of work, and violation of an environmental law. […]

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Mercedes-Benz is preparing to tap into a hot concept: delivery vehicles with drones. The automaker launched its Vision Van concept at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, an electric van carrying packages and drones ready to complete deliveries. It’s based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, and it was first shown in September. Vision Van is powered […]

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During his keynote presentation yesterday at the Consumer Electronic Show, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn stated that a second-generation Leaf is coming “in the near future,” though he gave no information regarding driving range or a date and model year. It is known that Nissan has already developed a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery as suggested on the […]

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One of the newest automakers on the scene, Faraday Future, says that is has 64,124 reservations for its new all-electric FF 91 SUV. All of those reservations rolled in within 36 hours of the FF 91 being revealed, but there is a catch. Faraday didn’t break down how many of those were priority reservations, which […]

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Toyota is combining its fascination for artificial intelligence with demand for customized mobility in Concept-i. Launched this week at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the concept car has been designed around Toyota’s philosophy that “vehicles of the future should start with the people who use them.”  For the new design exercise, Toyota has tapped into […]

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A Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype will take the stage at next week’s North American Auto Show in Detroit. The mention of the hybrid taxi was buried in a Ford announcement earlier this week along with a hybrid F-150 pickup, a 300-mile all-electric SUV, two hybrid police vehicles and a hybrid autonomous car. Ford […]

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Among the biggest news for electric vehicle owners coming out of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is ChargePoint’s debut of its new 400-kW DC fast charger. Called “Express Plus,” the entirely new charging architecture can add hundreds of miles of range in less than 15 minutes, meaning EV owners will no longer […]

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Today Audi and tech supplier Nvidia launched the first phase of a nearly decade-long partnership using artificial intelligence to delivery fully automated driving. These fully automated vehicles are scheduled to roll out in 2020, and Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America and Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO of Nvidia, announced the collaboration today during […]

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From now through 2025, automotive executives see battery electric vehicles as the top global trend, but more than three-quarters of them predict BEVs being overshadowed by hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in the long run. This is according to KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2017, which found that of almost 1,000 senior executives interviewed, 78-percent […]

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Electric car maker Tesla started producing lithium-ion battery cells yesterday at the company’s gigafactory outside Reno, Nev., alongside its longtime battery partner Panasonic. Tesla and Panasonic’s new jointly designed cylindrical 2170 cells will first be used to power Tesla’s Powerwall 2 home energy supply unit, and the Powerpack 2 commercial solar energy storage product. Cells destined […]

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