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Last March, Jaguar’s design head Ian Callum said that within two years the company would have something not powered by a gasoline engine available in the lineup. Now, according to Automobile magazine, the Tata-owned British automaker will have two of those somethings in the lineup: a battery-electric large luxury sedan and an all-electric small crossover […]

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The driver of a Tesla Model S that crashed in Autopilot in China is contending sales staff overplayed “self-driving” capabilities. Tesla said Wednesday that a Model S crashed in Beijing while in Autopilot mode in a minor incident without injuries. Tesla said it had reviewed data to confirm the car was in Autopilot mode during […]

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Startup electric carmaker GreenTech Automotive has missed its first loan payment to the state of Mississippi for its assembly plant. On June 30, GreenTech missed the first loan payment of $150,000 on its $3 million loan. Mississippi made the loan agreement with the company five years ago to generate good paying jobs at the Tunica, […]

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While Tesla’s Autopilot system is being investigated from a May 7 fatality, another Tesla driver credits Autopilot for potentially saving lives. On July 26, a Tesla Model X driver was able to use Autopilot to guide himself to an emergency room in Missouri. He’d been feeling intense pain that felt “like a steel pole through […]

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Nissan only sells slightly more than 1,000 battery-electric powered Leafs in all of Canada per year, but a consumer “group buy” program could provide a huge sales jolt. Bruno Marcoux, a Leaf owner from Montreal, was inspired by an electric vehicle association in Colorado, the South West Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP). Earlier this year, SWEEP […]

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Auto industry groups have been saying that hitting fuel economy standards is unattainable due to the popularity of gas-thirsty large vehicles, but Consumer Reports has reached a different conclusion. With federal agencies and California releasing a fuel economy midterm technical report last month, there have been a lot of media quotes from auto industry groups […]

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Cruise Automation is now testing a self-driving Chevy Bolt in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to a social media post. The company revealed a photo yesterday of a test model Bolt with a LiDAR unit mounted on top, parked in a Scottsdale lot. The Twitter posting said that “We’re testing @Cruise autonomous tech on @Chevrolet Bolt EVs […]

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Italy’s antitrust agency slapped Volkswagen with a $5.5 million ($5 million euro) fine over the German automaker’s massive diesel engine-fixing scandal. The antitrust watchdog said the fine related to the marketing in Italy since 2009 of vehicles equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engines with unauthorized software that tricked pollution tests. The software device switched […]

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Karma Automotive will be selling its Revero four-door coupe using a business model similar to both competitor Tesla Motors’ stores and its previous incarnation, Fisker Automotive. By year end, the Revero plug-in hybrid electric car will be available through a handful of high-end franchised dealers around the country. Karma also plans a few “brand experience […]

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BMW is taking a swipe at Tesla in a new commercial without mentioning the brand by name. The commercial shows a woman walking by what look like Tesla superchargers while pushing the tagline “wait or drive,” playing on the fact that so many customers are waiting for their pre-ordered Model 3 sedans. BMW is using […]

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