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Tesla chief Elon Musk reserves his Twitter account to stoke the flames of public sentiment, and his latest endorsement in 140 characters or less was for the implicit endorsement of Autopilot by a top federal regulator. Speaking at a conference in Detroit on Friday, Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), […]

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If General Motors’ plans continue on pace, its first fully autonomous cars could be in limited use by a partnering car sharing service in five years, and on sale to consumers within 10. This is according to Mark Reuss, head of global product development, who spoke last week at an automotive cybersecurity conference in Detroit. […]

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Volkswagen will be suspending sales of most if its models in South Korea starting July 25 (today), as pressure mounts for the German automaker over its falsified emissions reporting. VW is preparing for an environment ministry review this month or in early August on whether to revoke certification of the 32 vehicle types offered for […]

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Japan’s CHAdeMO fast charging infrastructure has reached “critical mass” and drivers don’t have issues with keeping their plug-in electric vehicles charged, according to a Nissan newsletter. Nissan’s home country is also home to the CHAdeMO charging protocol. The standard has become Japan’s fast charging standard, with around 7,000 charging points in operation by the spring […]

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Rumors are circulating that the Nissan Leaf is about to get a range extension, thanks to a 40-kWh battery. If true, come November Leaf buyers will be able to buy the car in three trims, with the base model having a 30-kWh battery, and the mid- and top-trims will get the 40-kWh battery. The 24-kWh […]

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Tesla’s support from analysts and Wall Street investors appears to have passed through the honeymoon phase, as witnessed by responses to CEO Elon Musk’s “Master Plan, Part Deux.” Auto analysts and Wall Street investors, many of them friendly to Tesla’s leader in the past, responded largely with skepticism to Musk’s announcement released on Wednesday evening. […]

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Daimler is poised to accelerate its plug-in electrified vehicle lineup as the segment gains share and competition increases from Tesla and Audi, CEO Dieter Zetsche says. Zetsche shared insights with analysts on Thursday during a call on second-quarter results. His remarks come as rivals Tesla Motors and Audi prepare their own push to ramp up […]

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It looks like 2021 could be a benchmark year for Volvo as it says it will join BMW in having self-driving cars on the road in five years. The Chinese-owned Swedish carmaker will begin testing vehicles with advanced self-driving features next year in Gothenburg, Sweden, London and China. Eventually, 100 test cars will be on […]

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In a case of reality nearly imitating art, a Florida man armed with a pink handgun attempted to evade police in a stolen Toyota Prius, but the police had little trouble apprehending the perpetrator when he crashed attempting a high-speed escape. Perhaps if 19-year-old Jean Sugri had the new better handling 2016 Prius, as Toyota […]

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Yesterday the Obama administration announced “an unprecedented set of actions” to grow the U.S. plug-in electrified vehicle market. The initiative represents a broad collaboration between federal agencies, state governments, major automakers, utilities, and others to aid the ongoing push to make electric cars viable alternatives to the internal combustion variety. Perhaps chief in a laundry […]

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