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We’ve seen PHEV, diesel-hybrid and natural gas powered vehicles. How about combining compressed natural gas and EV technologies? Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) just did so, announcing a partnership to develop a class-4 vehicle that combines the benefits of compressed natural gas (CNG) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) describes itself […]

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Renault is raising its profile in the FIA Formula E Championship. With the championship’s inaugural race in Beijing in September, the French carmaker announced that it will step up its involvement in the new series in the form of backing for the e.dams team. Renault said it will be the title sponsor of the team […]

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Mitsubishi took the first two steps of the podium of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb’s Electric Modified Division. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) entered two MiEV Evolution III all-electric racecars, which the company said combine the best of MMC’s electric vehicle (EV) and four-wheel drive control technologies, in the Electric Modified Division of the 2014 edition […]

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Seventy of Toyota’s i-ROAD and COMS ultra-compact personal mobility electric vehicles will hit the road in Europe. As part of a three-year integrated EV car sharing and public transport test project being launched in Grenoble, France in the autumn, this will be i-ROAD’s first official on-road trial in Europe. Toyota said that this October, 70 […]

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Audi has announced this year its first lightweight suspension springs made of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) will see production in an upper mid-sized model yet to be disclosed, with more cars to follow. The incremental but not insignificant replacement for steel coil springs is being touted as saving 40 percent in critical unsprung weight for […]

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If you live in the East Coast, have heard all about the Model S, and want to see if it is all it’s cracked up to be, Tesla will be offering test drives in locations from New Jersey to New England in July and August. “What does it feel like to go from 0 to […]

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The fourth-generation Toyota Prius is being delayed half a year from its proposed spring 2015 production launch to December 2015, say unidentified sources at Toyota. Citing a number of vaguely expressed issues the company wants to make sure it gets right, sources told Automotive News the company is of necessity pushing things back. Officially, Toyota […]

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British racer Katherine Legge is the first female driver and the 11th driver to be confirmed to race in the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. Formula E said the 34-year-old former Champ Car racer becomes the first of the team’s two drivers to be announced, Formula E also announced the team has since changed […]

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Tesla has one store in Pennsylvania, another one coming soon, and last week the Pennsylvania State Senate capped the number it will be permitted to open to five. The compromise legislation came at the behest of … are you waiting to read “car dealers?” … the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. This is a trade group […]

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Renault-Nissan and Daimler will be building cars together in Mexico. The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG are expanding their cooperation with joint development of premium compact vehicles and joint production in Mexico. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche announced June 27 that their companies have agreed to establish a 50:50 joint venture, […]

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