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Last week General Motors and U.S. Army engineers showed the public how they’re coming along with a jointly developed prototype fuel-cell electric truck based on a Chevy Colorado ZH2. Featured at a hydrogen-pump equipped Arco gas station in La Canada Flintridge, Calif. GM and members of the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center […]

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It’s the only plug-in hybrid minivan on the market, but Chrysler won’t plug the plug. That is, the new Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan with a plug-in hybrid system – or any hybrid system at all, for that matter. But Chrysler doesn’t want its advertising talking about that plug-in part. With the exception of […]

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Lucid Motors is looking for outside investors and may sell the company to Ford. The California-based luxury electric car startup is looking for a new round of capital finance to get its Arizona plant ready for production. One of these talks has been centered on the possibility of an outright buyout by Ford Motor Co. […]

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The all-new Nissan Leaf will introduce the innovative “e-Pedal.” Modern cars have always had at least two pedals, one serving as an accelerator and the other for braking. But Nissan might be working on a way to get rid of the brake pedal, if the Japanese automaker’s new e-Pedal serves its purpose. The revolutionary technology […]

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Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group will add two more battery electric vehicles and double EV production next year. The Korean parent company announced yesterday all-electric versions of the Hyundai Kona and Kia Niro will be coming out in the first half of 2018. They’ll join up with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Kia Soul EV, and Kia Ray […]

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With Volkswagen’s emission crisis winding down since it erupted Sept. 2015, Daimler AG is taking center stage as the next automaker to potentially face serious hardship for dastardly diesel misdeeds. For the last few months, investigators from the United States and Germany have begun suspecting that Mercedes-Benz equipped its vehicles with defeat devices similar to […]

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We’re just 10 years away from most new cars being autonomous, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “It will be rare for a car to be produced in 10 years’ time that is not autonomous,” he said. Autocar reported that he was speaking at the summer meeting of the National Governance Association. That’s the organization […]

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A Tesla driver who initially blamed its Autopilot semi-autonomouus system for a collision that injured five people has had a change of mind. The driver is David Clark, 58, and news this week quickly went out that he’d assigned responsibility to the car’s technology for the rollover last Saturday night in Hawick, Minn. The 2016 […]

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General Motors has extended a shutdown of the plant building the Chevy Bolt in a move to trim an oversupply of GM vehicles. The Detroit automaker saw its overall new vehicle inventory hit a 10-year high in June. Promises were made to investors to scale it down from a steep 105 days supply to 70 […]

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The Volkswagen ID concept series is getting ready to make a big splash in price competition with the Tesla Model 3. In a July 13 interview with German automotive publication Automobil Produktion, VW’s chief of corporate strategy Thomas Sedran said the German automaker is preparing to launch within the next few years an all-electric Volkswagen […]

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