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Harley-Davidson’s electric bike prototype has the potential to appeal to younger riders and help broaden the company’s current clientele, according to a new review. For most of the motorcycle company’s 114-year history, Harley has been synonymous with bikes that are heavy and brash. Over the last few years, H-D began adding smaller motorcycles to its […]

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The 2016 Chevy Volt, the first plug-in car to receive a full redesign, will be revealed Monday in Detroit, and eyes are on General Motors as to how it will manage its new product. A question that will remain even during and after the initial disclosure is how the vehicle will be received this year […]

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A new study says that a significant percentage of drivers are interested in buying a partially or fully self-driving car, which will lead to a $42 billion market. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a business consulting firm and author of the study, said consumer interest in autonomous vehicles (AVs) is surprisingly strong. When combined with […]

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Johnson Controls in collaboration with Toshiba is introducing a new 12-volt lithium titanate battery stop-start system. “Johnson Controls is pursuing opportunities to develop evolutionary low-voltage energy storage systems that will help our customers meet increasing fuel regulations at a lower cost than a hybrid or electric vehicle,” said Lisa Bahash, group vice president and general […]

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Seven of the 29 hybrid vehicles offered in Canada promise lower cost of ownership than their conventionally-powered equivalent. This info came yesterday when automotive cost-of-ownership data research firm Vincentric released its Canadian Hybrid Analysis. In it, seven of 29 hybrid vehicles analyzed were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their closest all-gasoline counterparts. […]

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Assuming Nissan meets its goal to launch production autonomous-capable vehicles by 2020, if it ever boasts of having space-age technology, it will be more than hyperbole. Actually it would follow what was announced today as a five-year partnership between Nissan’s Silicon Valley Research Center and NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffet Field, Calif. to develop […]

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Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd., (GAC) will be debuting two concept cars with electric powertrains in Detroit next week. The company says the WITSTAR and the GA6 GT are both prototypes of extended-range electric vehicles (E-REVs). The WITSTAR will be capable of “round-the-clock automatic driving” with a projected range that could reach 380 […]

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Consumers shopping for a plug-in hybrid in California get an extra incentive, but it isn’t expected to last long. Beginning this month, the California DMV will grant 15,000 Green Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) decals. These allow low emission cars to drive in carpool lanes, even when the lanes are reserved for high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs) carrying […]

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Although Toyota has essentially said the time of the electric car is not yet, Nissan’s all-electric Leaf’s 3,102 sales last month handily topped those of every alternative-energy cars save one, the Toyota Prius Liftback. The Prius is a long-established car since 2000 in the United States, but placing behind the EV from competitor Nissan were […]

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Can the Soul EV really attain its official UK homologated range of 132 miles? Next Green Car gave it a try. To prove the homologated range of 132 miles of the Soul EV, Kia Motors UK set up a real-world range test, neutrally conducted by external eco and green car experts, Next Green Car. For […]

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