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Over the summer, Volvo released its XC90 SUV as the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid. The carmaker is looking to turn heads once again when it shows its upcoming S90 sedan at next month’s auto show in Detroit. “With the launch of the XC90 we made a clear statement of intent,” Volvo President & […]

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Yesterday Ford said it will invest $4.5 billion for electrified vehicle technologies in plans that include bringing 13 new electrified cars to market by 2020. At a press conference held at its Dearborn, Mich. headquarters, Ford CEO Mark Fields reaffirmed the auto giant’s commitment to electrified vehicles as he discussed plans to electrify over 40 […]

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Volkswagen has acknowledged that it needs to make changes to its testing practices following the massive diesel scandal. After announcing that the CO2 issue with its TDI models is much smaller than expected, the German automaker has outlined some changes it plans to make in hopes of avoiding another controversy. For starters, Volkswagen has admitted […]

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A new report from Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) states that average fuel economy is improving around the world, but not at the pace necessary to meet 2050’s global targets. “The technology is not the problem – it’s the policy commitment that is failing us,” said GFEI Executive Secretary Sheila Watson. “We have brought this […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will pay a $70 million fine to conclude a U.S. investigation. The company is being fined after it admitted in September that it failed “to provide Early Warning Report data to NHTSA as required by the TREAD Act of 2000.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the time called […]

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After considering four different states, emerging electric vehicle manufacturer Faraday Future has picked Nevada for its new factory. Faraday Future, which previously asked to be called FF, had also been talking with representatives in California, Georgia and Louisiana. Though its headquarters are based outside of Los Angeles in Gardena, it’s not surprising that FF selected […]

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Today Chevrolet announced the 2016 Malibu Hybrid LT will start at $28,645 including $875 destination charge. The LT is the sole mid-to-upper trim level being offered for Chevrolet’s all-new full hybrid hoped to jump to the head of the competitive midsized sedan class when it goes on sale late next spring. First shown at the […]

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A charging station newly opened in one of China’s biggest cities is capable of rapidly recharging 30 electric buses, all at the same time. “Each new bus takes only 10-15 minutes to complete recharging the battery,” said a representative with the charging station. “Charging each bus takes place 2-3 times per day, during driver breaks, […]

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Toyota may have an all-new Prius, but it’s being realistic with its sales potential. With gas prices dropping worldwide, Toyota has lowered its sales target for the new Prius to global annual sales of 300,000 to 350,000 units. That’s the lower end of the spectrum compared to the 300,000 to 400,000 sales target for the […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is spending $40 million to convert its Detroit-based fleet of heavy-duty trucks from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG). Steve Beahm, FCA’s senior vice president of supply chain management, said moving to natural gas-powered trucks will provide both economical and environmental benefits. “Our transition to CNG reflects the way FCA US […]

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