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    Federal Guidelines Balance Safety and Innovation in Self Driving Cars

    The federal government issued long-awaited guidelines late Monday backing fully autonomous vehicles that can save lives. In a joint appearance, Anthony Foxx, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and Jeffrey Zients, director of the National Economic Council, released guidelines that encourage technology innovations from companies balanced with concerns over public safety. The guidelines provide […]

    Chevrolet

    2017 Chevy Bolt EV Priced From $37,495; Premier is $41,780

    Today Chevrolet made official what its marketers had let slip in January by disclosing the 2017 Bolt EV in LT trim will start at $37,495 including destination charge. The automaker additionally said a Premier trim will also be offered for $$41,780 including destination. The first all-electric car at this price to offer over 200-miles range […]

    News

    California Removes ‘Green Sticker’ Cap For Unlimited PHEV Solo-HOV Lane Access

    All this year California plug-in hybrid consumers have waiting for a resolution over a limit reached last December for “green stickers” enabling solo driver access to HOV lanes, and now the state has again begun issuing the desirable decals. After hashing it out, legislators have decided to allow an unlimited number of applicants to receive […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Survey Finds Four Out of Five Want Driver Control in Autonomous Vehicles

    Eighty percent of surveyed consumers don’t want to own a car in the future missing steering wheels and pedals. A Future Autonomous Vehicle Driver Study commissioned by Kelley Blue Book found four out of five people think a human driver should be able to take control of self-driving cars. While a few companies, including Google […]

    2017 Renault Zoe Getting New 200-Mile Battery — Nissan Leaf to Follow?

    Last week we reported that the 2017 Renault Zoe was expected to have a larger battery giving it a 200-mile driving range, which has now been confirmed. Behind that news is the implication that the 2018 Nissan Leaf could follow, given that the two companies are joined by an alliance. The information about the Zoe […]

    EPA’s Chris Grundler Raising Hackles for Automakers at Ann Arbor Testing Grounds

    The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air-quality and transportation office in Michigan is raising hackles for automakers – especially Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and its $5.1 billion tab. Chris Grundller, director of the EPA’s transportation and air quality office, says that FCA needs to spend $5.1 to comply with U.S. fuel economy standards for […]

    Next-Gen Toyota Prius Could Ditch Regular Hybrid Propulsion and Go Plug-in

    For all those who’ve alleged Toyota is not so interested in plug-in technology, that assessment may have been premature. According to an Autoblog interview with Shoichi Kaneko, assistant chief engineer for the Prius Prime, the carmaker may make the next generation Prius Liftback exclusively plug-in hybrid. The Prius Liftback hybrid is by far the highest-volume […]

    Model Sondors, a $10,000 Crowdfunded Electric Car

    Storm Sondors successfully crowdfunded an electric bicycle, AND now he wants to do the same with a battery electric car with a $10,000 price tag. The Sondors eBike crowdfunding campaign was Indiegogo’s second largest ever project, raising more than $6 million for a high-profile fat tire, electric bike. Sondors not only built the 50-mile range […]