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    Automakers and Energy Companies Team Up To Sell The World On Hydrogen

    Sometimes plug-in vehicle advocates are accused of holding to conspiracy theories that deep-pocketed interests and carmakers resisting EVs want to promote hydrogen, but who needs theories when intentions are expressed in plain sight? To wit, yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 13 CEOs and chairpersons from major corporations representing total revenues of […]

    Technology

    Achates Opposed-Piston Engine Promises 37 mpg For Full-Size Pickups

    San Diego-based Achates Power has introduced a 2.7-liter opposed-piston engine that will be able to deliver 37 miles per gallon in a full-sized pickup truck. Revealed during industry days at this week’s Detroit auto show, the OP-3 turbocharged, two-stroke diesel engine kicks out 270 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of torque. At the same time, it […]

    Toyota

    2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid To Have Prius-Like Fuel Economy

    Toyota rolled out a 2018 Camry today in Detroit that has a more appealing design, a vastly improved interior, a more exciting drive character and a hybrid model the automaker said will have Prius-like fuel economy. A new hybrid system features a new 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine conneted to a continousouly-variable transmission (CVT) that […]

    Hybrid Car News

    California Utility Company Offering $500 Rebate To EV And Plug-in Hybrid Owners

    Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is now offering a $500 “Clean Fuel Rebate” for its customers in Northern and Central California who own battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The credit comes via a provision in the state’s program called Low Carbon Fuel Standard that earns credits for PG&E itself, and the company then passes them […]

    ABB Investing $90 Million in Next-Gen EV Solutions at Montreal Center

    Swiss engineering firm ABB will be investing $90 million in a new research and development center in Montreal targeted at vehicle electrification and new technologies. Development projects will include “next-generation solutions for electric vehicles.” One part of the center will be ABB’s North American Centre for Excellence in e-Mobility, which will be dedicated to energy-management […]

    Michigan Test Site Awarded Federal Autonomous Car Proving Ground

    The U.S. Transportation Department gave the nod to Michigan as one of 10 locations in a competition for self-driving car test sites as federal regulators move to implement new guidelines for autonomous cars. The American Center for Mobility (ACM) in Ypsilanti Township, a 311-acre portion of the Willow Run WWII B-24 bomber plant, will be […]

    EPA Estimates New Tesla Model S 100D For 335 Miles Range

    Tesla Motors has just launched its Model S 100D with an estimated 335 miles of range per charge, and starting price of $95,800 (plus destination). That comes from a 100 kWh battery. It’s still an EPA-estimated figure and the final figure may change slightly. However, you can pay $3,000 less if you order a Model […]

    2017 Kia Niro To Start Below $23,000

    When the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid goes on sale before the end of the first quarter of this year, it will have a base price of $22,890, without destination fee. The destination fee and prices for two higher trim levels was not divulged in an email by the automaker, but the crossover designed from “the […]

    Man Says His Chevy Bolt Started Itself And Backed Into Garage Work Bench

    One Bolt owner thinks Skynet may already be here. Fresh off its North American Car of the Year victory (despite being classified as a crossover) and just days ahead of its official media launch next week, something strange happened in Southern California. This owner alleges his Chevy Bolt backed into the work bench in his […]