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IDTechEx believes the global sale of hybrid and pure electric cars will triple to $178.9 billion in 2024 as these vehicles are transformed in most respects. The IDTechEx market research firm is providing up-to-date ten-year forecasts in their new report titled “Hybrid and Pure Electric Cars 2014-2024.” The firm stated the report includes extensive chapters […]

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Technology allows one to follow what a car does, where it goes and how much fuel it uses. Volvo is integrating these telematics functions into its Volvo On Call program. The Swedish company said Volvo On Call now is standard in all Volvos sold in the U.S. and Canada. A company named WirelessCar is delivering […]

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Mitsubishi has improved the performance and the technology of its electric-powered Pikes Peak-bound hill-climb EV race car. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announced today it will compete in the Electric Modified Division of the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) with a pair of MiEV Evolution III 100 percent electric-powered purpose-built race cars. […]

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Audi is happy with the performance of its electrified R18 e-tron quattro race car, having just completed the only testing opportunity in preparation of the Le Mans 24 Hours at the La Sarthe race track. The three R18 e-tron quattro cars ran a total of 284 laps, which represents a tad over 3,870 kilometers (2,405 […]

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Having started Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany, the world’s largest EV rally, WAVE (World Advanced Vehicle Expedition) will run nine days through June 8. This is the fourth running of the big, long parade comprised of all sorts of electrically powered cars and bikes adding up to a new record, 507 electric vehicles. This beats last […]

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As we reported was pending, on Friday eight states added details to a “ZEV Action Plan” with intent to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the road by 2025. This action to push for about 15 percent of all new vehicles to be zero emission is a further fleshing out of plans first announced […]

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When last we spoke with McLaren in New York this year, it said hybrids were not on the agenda, but it turns out that may now be incorrect. In the near term little about hybridization has been said, and actually, details are sparse about the long term also, but at least clear according to McLaren […]

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Self-driving cars as well as new types of driver assistance have a huge impact on the technology needed in a vehicle’s steering wheel. Ford Motor Company announced it is bringing to market a new generation of steering technology that will help make vehicles easier to maneuver at low speeds and in tight spaces. At higher […]

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Four Japanese automakers are working together to make EV charging stations widely available through Japan. Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation jointly established a new company, Nippon Charge Service, LLC, (NCS) on Monday, May 26, to promote the installation of chargers for electric-powered vehicles. The goal […]

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Alcoa and Phinergy will unveil their jointly developed aluminum-air battery that they say powers electric cars to greater distances. An Alcoa-Phinergy electric car will take laps around the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve to demonstrate the technology, ahead of the Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada in Montreal. Why go with aluminum-air technology for batteries? Phinergy explained aluminum […]

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