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Amidst a sea of financial troubles, Chinese technology and entertainment company LeEco began construction on Tuesday of a $1.8 billion factory that will build its LeSee battery electric car with autonomous vehicle capabilities. The ground breaking is a risky move as LeEco has not been issued an official license for the plant by the Chinese […]

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A facelifted BMW i8 plug-in hybrid will arrive next year with more horsepower and additional driving range. British publication Auto Car asserts that the 2018 i8 will adopt the upgraded gasoline-electric powertrain currently being tested in a fleet of protype vehicles as well as powering two i8 safety cars used in the Formula E electric […]

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Automated mobility systems will increase transportation energy consumption in years ahead, a new study predicts. The report comes from Navigant Research, which analyzed how petroleum and alternative fuel consumption is likely to be affected by the growing use of automated mobility systems in light-duty passenger and medium-to-heavy duty goods vehicles. Navigant defines AMS as including […]

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The long-awaited Lamborghini Urus super sport utility vehicle will transform from a concept SUV to the brand’s first plug-in hybrid, says a company executive. Lamborghini R&D chief Maurizio Reggiani told Autocar that the new model will likely be revealed in 2017 and go on sale in 2018. Along with the plug-in hybrid version, it will […]

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The governors of Colorado, Nevada and Utah announced last week that they will work together on an electric vehicle charging network covering the major travel corridors that link the states. The states will start next year on a charging network to eventually connect over 2,000 miles of mostly interstate highways that include I-15, I-25, I-70, […]

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Ford is charging ahead in its goal to make a driverless car and will debut an updated version of its Fusion Hybrid development vehicle next month. Ford says the technology is getting closer to production levels and will debut next-generation updates for its driverless car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and […]

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Spanish energy firm Acciona announced Monday that its electric car will return to the most difficult and grueling race for drivers and machines in all of motorsports — the Dakar Rally. For the third year in a row the electric off-roader, named “ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered,” will be the only zero-emission vehicle entered in the storied […]

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A new package of laws and regulations drafted by the European Commission aims to reduce the use of fossil fuels by promoting biofuels within all European Union 28 member states. The “Clean Energy for All Europeans” plan attempts to reduce emissions in both the transportation and energy sectors by transitioning to clean energy through energy […]

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Panasonic has invested more than $256 million in Tesla’s Buffalo, N.Y., solar production facility, further strengthening ties between the two companies. The two companies finalized an agreement on jointly manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules at the Buffalo factory. Production of the first PV modules are scheduled to start next summer, with the goal of […]

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According to users of a Telsa forum, as well as at least one Twitter user, the wait to recharge their vehicles at a Tesla Supercharger in Barstow, Calif. was unusually long yesterday. Forum users pointed out that this particular Supercharger in Barstow was along the corridor from Los Angeles to Las Vegas – and perhaps […]

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