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SAIC-GM launched the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In on Friday in China with two price packages higher than what will come later to the U.S. The Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid joins the gasoline-engine CT6 in China with two plug-in variants priced at RMB 558,800 ($80,408) and RMB 658,800 ($94,683). RMB is another name for Chinese Yuan currency. […]

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company began testing Autopilot safety features over the weekend through a software upload to 1,000 new vehicles that have been built with fully-autonomous hardware. Tesla vehicles built after October with the fully-automated features, in what the company calls “Hardware 2,” were released initially without all the Autopilot […]

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There are those who think Tesla stands to either victoriously shine or flop in 2017, as Model 3 production begins and fully-autonomous features are added to vehicles in the factory. This is according to a Wired think piece which tips its hat to Tesla making it this far, but explores the long list of challenges […]

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The odds of Faraday Future facing imminent collapse might have gone up as the company’s chief executive left on the eve of the product launch in Las Vegas. Ding Lei, a LeEco executive who’d been serving as acting “global” CEO, has left that role with FF, according to The Verge and reported by Autoblog. Earlier […]

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The Nissan-Renault Alliance has made a 180-degree course correction on its view of future hybrids after taking a controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Speaking with British publication Auto Express, Takashi Shirakawa, head of Nissan’s European research and development, confirmed that the Japanese automaker is working on a new plug-in hybrid vehicle. Shirakawa hinted that the […]

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Manufacturers of plug-in electrified vehicles in China will be having their subsidies reduced starting next year and requirements tightened, as the government cracks down on misreporting by makers. The Ministry of Finance posted documents on its website yesterday outlining caps on subsidies and increased technical specifications required to receive funding on plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs), […]

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Volvo Cars announced it will introduce Microsoft’s Skype for Business smartphone app to its new 2017 90 Series vehicles. Accessible through a large center touchscreen, drivers of the XC90, S90, or V90 can view a list of scheduled meetings, their contact lists and with a simple tap, “Join Meeting” can connect to conference calls without […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and engine supplier Cummins have been hit with a second lawsuit alleging diesel emissions fraud similar to one filed last month. The class-action lawsuit was filed Friday at U.S. District Court in Detroit claiming FCA used “defeat devices” to cheat emissions testing on its larger Ram diesel pickups. FCA US was sued […]

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At last patience is paying off – or impatience is being relieved. Shipments of Chevy Bolts are arriving at key California dealers today and tomorrow, and buzz from first customers is resonating in the forums. “Has been placed at customer location at Mira Loma at 5:34PM EST”. Woohoo!!” said one poster on the GM-Volt.com forum […]

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WattTime, a Berkeley, Calif. nonprofit, has developed a smartphone app that will only charge an electric vehicle with energy provided by renewable energy power plants, thus reducing CO2 emissions. WattTime’s cofounder, Gavin McCormick, said using the app can curb CO2 emissions by at least 5 percent, with some regions where nuclear or solar power are […]

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