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Fisker has announced its intention to return to the U.S. market. The new Fisker, which is officially known as Fisker Automotive and Technology Group (FATG), has announced plans to open a production facility for its range-extended Karma sedan in Moreno Valley, California. Ever since Chinese company Wanxiang bought the bankrupt Fisker in 2014, it has […]

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Legislation was approved Monday permitting an extension to the soon-to-be-reached cap on California’s “green” stickers which allow solo HOV lane access to plug-in hybrids. The state spending plan legislation, AB 95, includes provision for raising the upper limit from 70,000 stickers to 85,000. It is now awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s signature by July 1. It’s […]

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Tesla Motors announced that it will be installing thinner, cooler cables at its Supercharger stations which could eventually speed up charge times. Company CEO Elon Musk introduced an audience to the technology earlier this month during the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting. During the speech, he explained that a test station in Mountain View, Calif., had […]

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BMW is moving forward with plans to develop a fuel cell car by 2020 that is suitable for production. According to Auto Express, a senior source with BMW confirmed the company is developing a fuel cell vehicle (FCV). The first rendering, however, isn’t likely to take the next step to production. “We will still be […]

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Talk about power-to-weight ratio. Most gas cars have nothing on the Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One. With it, Rimac Racing is preparing for an all-electric onslaught against Pikes Peak’s Hill Climb this month and the lightweight racer was just verified on a dynamometer to produce 1 megawatt (1,341 horsepower). To put that in perspective, that’s the […]

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Tesla Motors is gearing up for another battle, this time taking on carmakers in its home state of California. Unlike at other times, the argument is not over the company’s factory-direct sales method, which previously has pitted Tesla against auto dealers in states like Texas and Michigan. Instead, the issue relates to California’s push to […]

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It’s been less than a year since BMW began delivering its high performance i8 plug-in hybrid to U.S. dealers, yet recent reports indicate the German carmaker is already developing a more powerful new version. Adding speed and horsepower are two goals for the next i8, according to AutoExpress. Citing un-named “insiders,” the website reported that […]

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As the time-honored saying goes (that we just made up), old Chevy Volt batteries don’t die, they just … well General Motors is working on that, and one solution is re-use as renewable energy storage. That’s what the automaker has done in an experimental but functional showcase at its Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan, where […]

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Mazda is working with a new ignition process in hopes of improving the fuel efficiency of its gasoline engines by 50 percent. This it is doing as its EPA rated fuel economy average for its current offerings already has been atop all other automakers in the U.S., without the use of electrification, and accomplished because […]

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Volvo Cars of North America is working with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to make the new XC90’s launch smoother. Customers that have long waits on the XC90 will be able to rent a Volvo XC60 for cheap, as the Swedish automaker is subsidizing the rental costs with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The offer is available to committed buyers of […]

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