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Ever wondered who installed the battery pack on the Volt or ELR you are driving? It turns out it is most likely the Evetta Osborne and Monique Watson daughter-mother duo. Both ladies work side by side at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and GM said they have installed the lithium-ion battery pack on nearly every […]

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DriveNow, BMW’s premium car-sharing program, will expand to offer street parking in multiple neighborhoods in San Francisco, beginning in areas of the Mission District. The program will also add 80 electric BMW ActiveE vehicles to the existing fleet, increasing the total number of ActiveE vehicles in the San Francisco Bay Area to 150. BMW said […]

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Audi introduced the latest generation of its 3.0 TDI engine at the 35th International Vienna Motor Symposium, held May 8 and 9. The German automaker said the new V6 diesel boasts innovative solutions in many fields of technology. “TDI engines are a central part of our technology mix for the mobility of tomorrow,” said As […]

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Today Tesla Motors issued a blog post titled “Trouble in Missouri” that sounds remarkably like one post then another it wrote in March about New Jersey issues, and actually invokes that on-going war of wills happening there. The Missouri-related post today outlines concerns where that state’s car dealer lobby allegedly orchestrated an “extraordinary final-hour maneuver […]

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Expect to see many natural gas powered pickup trucks if you are traveling through Oklahoma. The state of Oklahoma, its agencies and the city of Dallas, Texas have ordered a total of 321 Ford F-150 pickups that can run on compressed natural gas. Since 2010, Ford CNG-prepped truck sales have increased more than 250 percent, […]

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BMW Group DesignworksUSA developed a green solar carport concept aimed at charging the BMW i range of vehicles. BMW said the international media launch of the BMW i8 in Los Angeles will include the presentation of said solar carport concept developed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA for the use of renewable energy. The carport is said […]

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EV speed record holder Lord Drayson is launching a company focusing on EV wireless charging. Drayson Wireless Limited is described by Lord Drayson as a groundbreaking new venture that will seek to commercialize wireless energy technology developed over a number of years at Imperial College London. Working closely with Imperial Innovations plc, Drayson Wireless said […]

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Tesla Motors posted mixed, mostly hopeful results for its first quarter that ended March 31, but its stock at this writing is dipping 7-percent down in after-hours trading after closing 2.86 percent down. Wall Street may be receiving the company with some loss of confidence, but among positive indicators are a record Q1 production of […]

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Yesterday Chrysler announced it would introduce a plug-in hybrid version of its redesigned Town and Country minivan in 2016. Projected efficiency is in the neighborhood of 75 MPGe, and it’s been suggested but not confirmed that a nine-speed transmission would be used instead of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) – which is more customary for […]

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Volvo vehicles are driving around Gothenburg, Sweden all by themselves. Volvo Car Group’s project “Drive Me” – featuring 100 self-driving Volvos on public roads in everyday driving conditions is moving forward. The first test cars are already rolling around the Swedish city of Gothenburg and Volvo said its Autopilot technology is performing well. “The test […]

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