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As contradictory as it may seem, the low fuel prices we are seeing are your best friend if you want to buy a hybrid or EV these days. Ford’s Focus Electric hatchback, which sells at an average of 16 percent off MSRP, tops January’s list of best savings on new vehicles, according to TrueCar, Inc. […]

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VIA Motors reports that its first shipment of VTRUX pickups has just been delivered. Its Chairman Bob Lutz said that in addition to the 40 trucks – which were sold to fleet customers such as Verizon and Federal Express – VIA also has 200 VTRUX Vans en route. The VTRUX and VTRUX Van are plug-in […]

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Ambitious Elio Motors is building the engine of its first car from the ground up. According to Paul Elio, founder and CEO of Elio Motors, there are no shortcuts on the way to developing a $6,800 commuter vehicle that will get up to 84 mpg, even if it means becoming the first start-up vehicle company […]

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Nissan has confirmed that its next-generation Leaf will have a battery range long enough to drive from New York City to Baltimore on a single charge. In light of the just-introduced Chevrolet Bolt concept, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said from the North American International Auto Show earlier this week that the next Leaf’s range may […]

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VIA Motors has started production of its 2015 models of electrified trucks. Bob Lutz announced on Tuesday the 2015 production launch of the for now fleet-only VIA Electrified 4WD Chevy Silverado and Chevy Express cargo and passenger vans at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors, is […]

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Mazda unveiled the all-new subcompact Mazda2 for the first time in North America yesterday in Montreal, Canada, on the eve of the 2015 Montréal International Auto Show. The completely redesigned Mazda2 is the fourth model in Mazda’s line-up of new-generation vehicles that feature the company’s SKYACTIV Technology and KODO – Soul of Motion design. The […]

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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, addressed a packed crowd at the Automotive News World Congress yesterday. In the speech he praised some competitors, criticized the technology behind others and hinted about an upcoming project. Musk said the future of electric cars is promising, which is why he isn’t concerned about competition from other electric cars, […]

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Porsche is continuing to deliberate the possibility of a hybrid 911. Though the company hasn’t announced any final decisions, it appears that the direction for the powertrain has been settled. According to Bernhard Maier, Porsche’s sales and marketing division leader, a plug-in hybrid platform is the most appealing. He talked with Jason Stein, publisher and […]

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As part of Ram’s Detroit announcements, the truck brand revealed a new, more fuel-efficient Ram 1500 model. According to Ram, this new 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE further extend its claim on the industry’s highest fuel efficiency rating. HFE stands for high fuel efficiency. The 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE will deliver, according to Ram, […]

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Honda didn’t launch any production models at Detroit’s annual North American International Auto Show. Instead, the company used the opportunity to talk about its three-year plan for alternative-fuel technology with a preview of one of its prototypes. On display – alongside a small-scale replica of the HondaJet and a real Honda-powered Formula One racecar – […]

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