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In the “near future,” Volkswagen plans a fleet of more than 20 electrified vehicle models for the Chinese market. As part of Volkswagen’s recent sustainability report, Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann wrote about the different requirements for the Chinese market and how Volkswagen plans to address them. Heizmann, a member of Volkswagen’s group board of management […]

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Peugeot-Citroen is close to finalizing development of a plug-in hybrid, as well as release by 2020 of its second-generation electric vehicle in European markets. The news was announced by PSA CEO Carlos Tavares during an April 29 annual shareholders’ meeting and he added the French automaker is forming a new division which will focus solely […]

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Yesterday Daimler and the governor of Nevada celebrated the first running demonstration of an 18-wheeler semi-tractor trailer driven autonomously on its public roads. In fact, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Daimler AG board member Wolfgang Bernhard were in the vehicle driven on Las Vegas’ U.S. Highway 15. Called the Freightliner Inspiration truck, that much kinetic energy […]

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Porsche has been going green with electrification and now it’s adding a new trick to its arsenal. According to Autocar, the German automaker is preparing a BMW 5 Series competitor that will be available with electric and hydrogen fuel cell variants. Through a series of patent applications filed in Germany, China and the U.S., details […]

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Fisker’s new corporate parents are providing support for current Karma owners. The “new Fisker” has announced that it has appointed authorized CSP (customer support program) providers to assist current owners with service and parts needs. According to the automaker, current Karma owners will get parts and labor for covered repairs free of charge up to […]

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A carmaker with plans to build a subcompact car powered by compressed air has just receive a big boost towards building its first U.S. factory. Pat Boone, a 1950’s musician best known for rock ‘n’ roll hits like “Ain’t That a Shame,” teamed up with Ethan Tucker from Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM) to pitch the […]

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Borrowing a description from one of dozens of awards received, Chevrolet says its first-generation Volt was a “moonshot” so in what way has the 2016 Chevy Volt been improved in order to top that glowing description? Now that we know pricing starts at $33,995 for the base 2016 LT, $38,345 for the LTZ, and GM’s […]

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During a recent Chevrolet-sponsored Facebook discussion for the 2016 Chevy Volt it was learned the premier “LTZ” version will have a starting price of $38,345 including $825 destination and this has since been confirmed. There is no press release to go with the news, but the media rep for the $33,995 price announcement for the […]

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A couple of the findings from the 2015 Continental Mobility Study include that contrary to widely held beliefs, millennials think driving is important, but they don’t see electric vehicles as viable transportation options in the medium term. Unknown is whether these findings shall continue on ad infinitum or prove as transitory as the latest fashion. […]

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Last month was apparently a lightbulb moment for car shoppers in California and Oregon as Chevrolet saw a 509.3 percent sales increase for its Spark EV flying off of dealer lots. Its 920 sales crushed its previous best, May 2014’s 182 sales and until now the subcompact EV has more often cruised at the sub-100 […]

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