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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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Despite a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S operating with the vehicle’s semi-autonomous “Autopilot” software engaged, the federal government will not slow down the development of self-driving cars. Speaking at the Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco, National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator (NHTSA) Mark Rosekind said that “no one incident will derail the Department […]

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Data collected in “black boxes” may be the tool Tesla Motors can tap into to deflect Autopilot liability, say lawyers familiar with such cases. Tesla is under pressure to defend itself since the May 7 fatal crash in Florida involving the Autopilot system. With Tesla collecting data from its Model S and Model X vehicles […]

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Improvements in fuel economy, adoption of alternative powertrains, and increasing government mandates, will help reduce emissions and increase efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, a new Navigant Research report finds. In the United States, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) use more than a quarter of all fuel burned annually, according to Navigant Research. MHDVs make […]

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Taking a small step forward down a long road to change a soiled reputation, Volkswagen says it will build electric cars in North America by 2020. During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Hinrich Woebcken, the new head of Volkswagen AG’s U.S. operations said that a plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and a facility in […]

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An Indian court has banned older diesel cars from the streets of capital city New Delhi. New Green Tribunal, India top environmental court, has ordered New Delhi officials to immediately cancel registrations of diesel cars manufactured 10 or more years ago. The sudden decision seems to emanate from increasing concern over the harmful impact of […]

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