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Volkswagen has announced the station wagon version of its seventh-generation Golf, the Sportwagen, will be available in April. The 2015 Golf SportWagen replaces the outgoing Jetta SportWagen. This new generation of Volkswagen’s station wagon will be available with a choice of two four-cylinder turbocharged engines: a 1.8 liter gasoline or a 2 liter clean diesel. […]

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Crosspoint Kinetics has announced that it is working with Morgan Olson to produce hybrid delivery vans. To create the hybrids, Crosspoint Kinetics bolts on its signature Kinetics Hybrid system into Morgon Olson’s commercial-grade vans. A 50-kilowatt electric motor mounts directly to a drivechain and doesn’t require any of the van’s original components to be removed. […]

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Sales figures show that in January, far more plug-in and battery electric vehicles sold in Europe than in the U.S. In Europe, sales of battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles for the month totaled more than 9,300 units. This was 40-percent higher than the 6,100 sales that posted in the U.S. And while […]

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Mixed reports on Tesla’s China sales have been mostly one of challenges and difficulties, and the latest is Tesla is cutting staff in that country by 30 percent. According to China’s DONews, an anonymous company insider says 180-200 jobs will be eliminated in China although Tesla has not officially confirmed this. Tesla might have sold […]

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Somewhere along the timeline in Toyota’s decade-plus-plan to proliferate fuel cell vehicles, the automaker wishes to slash their price premium to that of a diesel car. Along with a present lack of hydrogen refueling infrastructure, fuel cell vehicles had been criticized for years as nigh to vaporware due to prohibitive production costs. The Mirai is […]

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Ford is now building the all-new twin-scroll 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines in the U.S. The official U.S. production start was celebrated Friday, March 6. The units destined to find a spot under the hood of North American Ford products will be built at the company’s Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio. Production of these engines […]

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Tesla Motors Inc. is continuing to grow – nearly doubling its head count and spending massive amounts of cash – but some are questioning if the company is falling behind its ambitious schedule. All told, Tesla increased its workforce from 5,859 employees in 2013 to a reported 10,161 at present. Much of the staff was […]

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California-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. has developed a PHEV drivetrain for pickup trucks. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) explained their conversion offers 100 percent OEM performance and 100 percent zero emissions during city and highway driving, while also reducing emissions and fuel use by up to 80 percent. The PHEV system has be shown on a GM […]

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With Atlanta being a very important market for the Leaf EV, Nissan is making efforts to help make charging available at more workplaces in the region. According to Nissan, Atlanta is America’s top market for sales of the Leaf. Through a new partnership funded by Nissan and Georgia Power, local employers can receive a $1,000 […]

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Volkswagen is releasing a Limited Edition version of its battery electric e-Golf, with a $2,000 price break for the new model. To bring the price down, VW has swapped out the leatherette seats for cloth, downgraded the LED headlights to halogens and is running 16-inch steel wheels instead of aluminum alloys. Pricing for the e-Golf […]

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