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The electric-powered Nissan Leaf is the only plug-in vehicle to be included in the IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards. The IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards are presented annually to automakers and brands that demonstrate a manufacturer’s ability to retain owners over repeat buying cycles. The IHS states they are the only fact-based awards of their kind in […]

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Arizona is one of four states that currently bans Tesla sales, but some legislators are hoping to change that. Yesterday, Arizona’s House Commerce Committee voted in favor House Bill (HB) 2216, allowing it to advance to the next stage of approval. If it passes, the law will allow a manufacturer, such as Tesla, to sell […]

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Despite increased truck and SUV sales these days in the U.S., a University of Michigan report indicates last month newly purchased vehicles’ average fuel economy increased and greenhouse gases correspondingly decreased as part of a continuing trend. According to the report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), new vehicles sold last month […]

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PSA Peugeot Citroën is, as of the end of 2014, the top company in reducing emissions in Europe. The French manufacturer ranked first with an average of 110.3 grams of CO2 per kilometer (source: AAA DATA), compared with an average of 123.7 grams for the European market. Since 2008, the Group said it has gradually […]

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Vehicle electrification is picking up pace and the low oil prices we are currently seeing will not change that trend. This was the message conveyed by Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, at the Car Symposium in Bochum, Germany. Bosch stated it expects roughly 15 percent of all […]

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California is offering $1.3 million in grants to fund regional efforts that support plug-in electric (PEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The funding is part of the California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP). Under Program Opportunity Notice PON-14-607, the grant emphasizes infrastructure development for PHEV and FCEV. Regions […]

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Ford announced the all-new Focus RS, a high-performance road car that debuts Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control, which contributes to performance never before seen in a Focus RS. The all-new Focus RS is equipped with a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine producing, per Ford, well in excess of 315 horsepower. EcoBoost is […]

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) had a great start of the year with January 2015 vehicle sales of 6,493 units, a 33.4 percent sales increase from January 2014. MMNA ended 2014 with a nearly 25 percent sales increase over the previous year and January marks the brand’s 11th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases. […]

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What do the Apple Watch and the Tesla Model S have in common? Probably not much on first thought, but Ukraine-based software developer, Eleks Labs, has grand plans to change all that. The Apple Watch is not scheduled to hit the stores until April (and is likely to be priced at around the $349 mark), […]

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Ian Wright, one of the originators of Tesla, is surprised by the automaker’s success, but still doubts the company’s goals are achievable. In an interview with the San Francisco Business Times, Wright talks about coming on board with Tesla co-founders Martin Eberhard and Mark Tarpenning. In the beginning, he said the company was steering in […]

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