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Pickup trucks are the most popular segment in the U.S. this year, with truck models taking the top three slots for vehicle sales to date in 2015. Models like the Ford F-150 have become “as much of a status symbol as they are a tool,” according to Karl Brauer, a senior analyst at Kelley Blue […]

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To compensate for the lack of hydrogen refueling stations open in California, Toyota is establishing temporary stations to service its new Mirai fuel cell sedan. Toyota will be setting up trailers from Air Products & Chemicals Inc. as the mobile refueling stations, placing them at all eight dealerships authorized to sell the Mirai FCV. Only […]

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Hyundai has captured a land speed record with its new hydrogen fuel-cell powered Tuscon. The Tucson Fuel Cell hit a top speed of 94.6 mph at the Soggy Dry Lake Bed in California, capturing the top speed record set by a production hydrogen-powered SUV. Hyundai didn’t specify if they beat a previous record, but we’d […]

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The fallout from the Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal continues. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg has stepped down as member of the board of management for technical development at Audi after serving 30 years with the company. Hackenberg began his career at the Institute for Motor Transport in 1978 after graduating in mechanical engineering at Aachen RWTH University. […]

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The Volvo S90 has just been unveiled and talks of a high-performance Polestar variant have already begun. Now that Volvo has acquired Polestar, it’s no surprise the Swedish automaker is considering the performance treatment across its model range, which means a S90 Polestar and V90 Polestar are both being developed. Speaking to Autocar, Volvo CEO […]

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Since the September Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal, mass-market diesel car sales are about nil, and what was a quiet din of selling activity at best of times is now nearly silent. Last month excluding diesel pickups and trucks, the 2,798 total sales of 28 U.S. market diesel passenger vehicles did not outnumber an estimated 3,100 […]

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Last month Tesla delivered in the U.S. an estimated 3,100 of its Model S and among alternative energy cars only the Toyota Prius sold more. The popular Prius saw a healthy 8,287 sales, but other than Toyota’s usually high-flying performer, no plug-in or regular hybrid surpassed Tesla’s luxury performance electric car. Sales are estimated for […]

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In continued efforts to re-stabilize, Volkswagen AG is sharply cutting capital expenditures and non-essential projects, shifting extra funds to help support electric drive development. “We will continue to act with determination to overcome the crisis with good solutions for our customers and also in investigating this issue with dedication,” said Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen […]

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Details are murky behind the scenes of quasi-secretive Google and its effort to build autonomous cars, but another top talent has been recruited from Tesla to potentially help it along its way. Reports indicate Google has hired Robert Rose, Tesla Motors’ former lead software engineer described by some as the “brains” behind Tesla’s Autopilot program […]

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While this site normally covers alternative-energy cars, noteworthy is Volkswagen’s overall sales dropped nearly 25 percent last month as the effects of its diesel cheating scandal take hold. The German automaker announced that it sold 23,882 units in November 2015, a noticeable difference compared to last year’s November sales that tallied up 31,725 units sold. […]

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