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As has been the case for several months now, last month Nissan Leaf sales were down compared to the year prior but with new 2016 models now hitting dealers, Nissan says it expects things to improve. The Japanese maker of the world’s cumulatively best-selling plug-in vehicle delivered a scant 1,054 units for November, just 39 […]

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Sales for the Chevy Volt were nearly on par last month with 1,980 deliveries reported compared to October’s 2,035. Of these, says GM, 86 percent are the 2016 model year being sold for now just in California and 10 states following its zero emission rules. That roughly equates to 1,700 sales last month out of […]

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The Chevrolet Volt with gasoline backup allows for no range anxiety. Then again, Chevrolet’s pending 200-mile Bolt priced maybe $3,500 more means much less range anxiety than today’s more-common sub-100-mile EVs, so will GM cannibalize its own sales? Or, even worse, “will there still be room for the Volt” at all, or might Chevrolet look […]

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Adaptive headlights are set to be the next technology that sees widespread adoption thanks to new safety ratings. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is developing a system for evaluating headlight performance which will require vehicles to receive a ‘good’ rating to be considered a Top Safety Pick Plus, the IIHS’s top safety rating. […]

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Part of Mitsubishi’s broader plans to strengthen its tenuous foothold in the U.S. market will include new plug-in electrified crossovers beginning next year and through the decade’s end. The carmaker’s one U.S. plug-in is the i-MiEV pure EV, a converted Japanese kei car, vintage 2009, but that 62-mile-range city car loping along at less than […]

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With the VW Group’s diesel scandal yet making news, this does not mean TDI tech is being abandoned, but in the world of racing it may yet reign supreme. That said, many people will still sniff when they catch wind of a new Audi TDI, but this turbo-diesel-hybrid R18 comes with a big exemption clause. […]

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Formula E in partnership with Kinetic has announced the very first autonomous racing league called ROBORACE, which is set to commence during the 2016/2017 season. These self-driving race cars will take to the track right before the Formula E Championship cars and will compete for one hour. The league will be made up of 10 […]

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You know the neighborhood is a good one when they offer a free Model S with the purchase of a new home. Maybe the $3,199,000 selling price would be a hint as well, but an open house thrown today by Sotheby’s in the thriving Monterey County real estate market, replete with live music from members […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has ordered the Volkswagen Group to recall its vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter diesel V6 engines. Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen are all impacted by the order, which affects over 15,000 vehicles sold in California since 2009. The regulator’s demand follows Audi’s admission that vehicles equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 diesel […]

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Rules that will require plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) to emit certain sounds are being delayed. The “quiet car” rules for hybrid and electric cars have been in the works since 2013 and aim to mandate audio alerts at low speeds for hybrids and electric vehicles, or any vehicle that operates at low speeds without an […]

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