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    World’s Most Efficient EV Yields Equivalent of 26,135 MPG

    A team of graduate students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Records for the “Most Efficient Electric Vehicle.” On an Audi test track in Bavaria, the tiny project car toppled the previous Guinness record by chalking up 765.53 miles/kilowatt hours. That’s the equivalent of about 26,135 U.S. […]

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    Sooner Than Some Think, Lyft Will Launch GM’s First Autonomous Electric Car

    General Motors will offer its first autonomous EV through its affiliated ride-sharing partner, Lyft, and things are coming together on an accelerated pace. In January this year, GM announced it invested $500 million in Lyft and it has made Pam Fletcher, its former executive chief engineer for electric vehicles, its new executive chief engineer of […]

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    GM CEO Mary Barra Talks To WIRED About Future Mobility and Chevy Bolt EV

    Chevrolet’s first 200-mile range EV, the 2017 Bolt, is due later this year, and GM chief Mary Barra says this is a portent of more electrification to come. In a half-hour video interview with WIRED Executive Editor Scott Dadich, Barra outlines her view. The interview is good enough that General Motors posted it to its […]

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    European Commission Releases Strategy to Speed Up Low- and Zero-Emission Vehicle Deployment

    The European Commission is taking measures to speed up deployment of low- and zero-emission vehicles and alternative energy sources. The commission just released its “European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility” to move towards low- and zero-emission vehicles. It also embraces deployment of low-emission alternative energy for transport including advanced biofuels, renewable electricity, and renewable synthetic fuels, […]

    Porsche Creating 1,400 New Jobs to Build Tesla-Competitive Mission E

    Porsche will be increasing its hiring with 400 more newly created jobs than previously reported as it prepares to build its Mission E and compete with Tesla and Silicon Valley. In all, the German automaker has raised the number of new jobs it will create to more 1,400 from more than 1,000 already announced. More […]

    Apple Brings Back Former Leading Executive to Head Up Project Titan

    Apple Inc. has brought back a former senior executive to lead its Project Titan electric car initiative, according to people familiar with the matter. Bob Mansfield, previously a top executive under former chief executive Steve Jobs, will be running the company’s secret autonomous, plug-in electrified, vehicle project. Mansfield is known for having lead the hardware […]

    Mazda Still Plans Diesel Engines For North America

    Mazda isn’t letting Volkswagen’s massive Dieselgate scandal hamper its plans to bring diesel engines to North America. The Japanese automaker has been working on bringing its diesel engines to the U.S. for the majority of this decade, but has been delayed numerous times, leading many to believe it would never happen. But in an interview […]

    Tesla Scrambles To Finish ‘Gigafactory’ to Meet Model 3 Launch Date

    Tesla Motors has yet to deliver its electric vehicles on schedule and has struggled to build them. Now the California auto manufacturer is reportedly behind the proverbial eight ball again In a recent interview with the New York Times, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is scrambling to finish the $5 billion gigafactory in […]