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    April 2016 Dashboard

    The monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall passenger vehicle sales for April were up from a year ago although down modestly from March. For April and for year-to-date, hybrids were down […]


    Taxis Could Be Ideal for Bringing Self-Driving Cars to Streets

    With safety being the biggest concern for the viability of self-driving cars, taxis could be the ideal testing ground over the next five years. Jeff Owens, chief technology officer and executive VP at Delphi Automotive, says that the largest barrier for self-driving cars will be legal issues. City governments can quickly adopt the legal framework […]

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    As MPG Cheating Scandal Unfolds in Japan, US EPA Increases Vigilance On Mitsubishi

    Following admission of more than two decades of misreported mpg data to Japanese authorities, the U.S. EPA says the company’s cars sold stateside are being scrutinized. “EPA has instructed Mitsubishi to provide additional information regarding their U.S. vehicles,” said the agency today in response to a query by “The agency will also be directing […]

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    Two Top Tesla Execs Depart With Model 3 on the Way

    Two key manufacturing executives are leaving Tesla, even though the company is about to start production on the Model 3, which goes on sale next year. Tesla vice president of production Greg Reichow and vice president of manufacturing Josh Ensign, are both slated to leave the company. A spokesperson confirmed the report to Bloomberg, while […]

    IHS Study Lays Out Challenges Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Face

    Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have a window of opportunity for reaching the mass market, but that window will close if it doesn’t happen soon, according to an IHS Automotive study. While plans are in place to expand fuel cell cars from three on the market today – the Toyota Mirai, Hyundai ix35/Tucson and the Honda […]

    Ford Hoping New F-150 Will Take the Lead As Most Fuel Efficient Pickup

    Ford Motor Co. is taking steps for the Ford F-150 to beat the Ram EcoDiesel in fuel economy, but it’s still too early to tell. The redesigned 2015 F-150 received aluminum body panels instead of steel. For 2017, two models will get a new powertrain as Ford sets its sight on its goal of improving […]

    ChargePoint Secures $50 Million for a Wide Range of Charging Services

    ChargePoint, which provides networks of electric vehicle charging stations, has raised $50 million in new funding to expand its charging network for home, workplace, around town, and in other countries. When the company launched in 2007, it focused on building a network of public charging stations in the U.S., which today goes beyond 28,000 in […]

    Google and FCA Announce Self-Driving Car Partnership

    It’s now official. FCA and Google have teamed up to expand the tech giant’s self-driving car program. Up until now, Google has mostly used Toyota and Lexus models for its self-driving car prototypes, but soon we will be seeing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan sporting Google’s gear. The automaker announced that the first-of-its-kind collaboration […]

    Daimler Hires Deloitte to Assist with Diesel Emissions Investigation

    Daimler has hired auditing firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to help with an internal investigation into its diesel-engine emissions technology requested by the U.S. Department of Justice, the automaker said. Daimler is working with the DOJ and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to avert a crisis spurred by the EPA’s investigation into Volkswagen’s “defeat device” software that […]