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McLaren pulled the cover off the P1 GTR concept during a private event at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but even if you plunked down its estimated $3,357,000 price, you wouldn’t be able to drive it home. The track-focused car is said by the British performance car company to be a preview to the final […]

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Tesla Model S drive units have been receiving warranty replacements at a significant rate, so CEO Elon Musk issued a very generous warranty update. Tesla is bent on proving electric motors are more reliable. Wholesale replacements of the drive unit after a year or two doesn’t back that up. To deal with it, today he […]

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The EcoCAR competition is starting its third iteration later this year, and will challenge 16 North American universities to showcase their vision of the future of transportation. The event, the latest in the US Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition series, is once again partnering with General Motors to supply the vehicles and other […]

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Bob Lutz is often called “father of the Volt” but claiming that that title too is Tony Posawatz, now a consultant at large, who was added to the board of directors for telematics company INRIX. Posawatz was the vehicle line director of the Volt during its development years through production, left GM, then took over […]

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While Toyota especially has proven bullish about the prospects of the future hydrogen infrastructure, questions still remain about finding a safe and stable source of hydrogen, and ultimately how much it will cost future users. Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations at Toyota, used the figures of $30 for 300 miles to refuel […]

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Formula E’s first ePrix is less than a month away and the organizers have announced an agreement that will help bring the electric racecar grand-prix championship to most households. Leading French sports channel CANAL+ is to televise live coverage of all races in the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship (FE) for the next three […]

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A battery pack replacement is not the only solution EV and hybrid vehicle owners have when faced with an underperforming battery pack. With the oldest hybrids being almost 15 years old, the trade and aftermarket industry has adapted to the new needs and changes such vehicles bring maintenance-wise. The most talked about issues has to […]

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Will GM build an electrified vehicle called the “Bolt?” It sure rhymes with “Volt,” and invokes an electrified theme of a lightening Bolt that could be quicker than Usain Bolt. Your guess is as good as ours, as GM has only patented the name without notice, and offered no further revelation beyond public disclosure Aug. […]

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What is it with Ford and its factory roofs? First in 2010, a 500-kw solar panel system was installed on the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. where — coincidentally of course — the company’s range of electrified compact vehicles are assembled. Next, a living roof was installed on the World HQ building in 2012 […]

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Chevrolet is rightly proud that of the 500,000,000-plus miles driven by its Volts since its introduction, nearly two thirds — 63 percent — were done using “grid electricity.” However, Green Car Reports lists at least two major examples in the last couple years of Volts being almost exclusively driven on gasoline power alone, greatly reducing […]

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