Automakers are racing to achieve full-self driving autonomy and it looks like Ford wants to be the leader of the pack. To claim the top spot – and cars including those with no steering wheels or pedals by 2021 – it announced a $75 million investment in Velodyne, a leading light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors […]

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Depending on who is spinning the news, plug-in hybrids may be the recipient of high praise, deep criticism, or to the dismay of advocates, they may completely fly under consumers’ radar – but sometimes even good new ideas take a while to sink in. Presented as a solution to radically cut petroleum and emissions just […]

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It appears that Mitsubishi’s plan to reinvent itself as purveyor of plug-in hybrid and battery-electric sport-utility vehicles has been put on hold. The Japanese automaker now finds itself in a quagmire because of a Japanese-market fuel-economy manipulation scandal that’s led to a rescue from Nissan Motor Co. An independent investigation has found “a corporate culture […]

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There have been significant way markers on the road toward an electrified automotive future, and 2016 has seen more than its fair share. The U.S. plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) market was essentially kicked off in 2008 with Tesla’s Roadster if one discounts prior attempts including GM’s late-90s EV1. To make up for abandoning that project, […]

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Ranking as the cumulatively best-selling plug-in electrified in the U.S., the Chevrolet Volt is crossing a 100,000 unit milestone. Also the first PEV to undergo a complete redesign, and now in its second generation, the extended-range EV may have quietly sold its 100,000th example this past weekend. As of June, the tally since launch was […]

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If you talk to plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) drivers, many will tell you why they’re sure they did the right thing in acquiring their battery electric car or plug-in hybrid, but other consumers are on the fence. On the positive attributes checklist, PEV drivers may frequently bypass or altogether divorce themselves from the gas pump, […]

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Rumors about a Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been swirling around since last year. A sleuth photographer has caught the next-generation Countryman “replenishing its thirst for electrons” confirming that it exists (unfortunately, we cannot print the copyrighted pictures). Additionally, British publication Autocar recently reported its inside sources say the model will be called the Mini […]

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No country can yet match Norway when it comes to the proportion of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs), and adding in hybrids, the tally rises to almost 40 percent. Specifically, the total of hybrid, electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles added to 38.7 percent during the first six months of Norway’s new car market, representing a […]

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Porsche just revealed the second-generation Panamera sedan last week and already the automaker’s performance-crazed engineers are at work on hotter models. That’s according to an anonymous insider speaking to Motor Trend, who described the work-in-progress car as a “Porsche 918 with a back seat.” Given that the spanky new Panamera, with its 550 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo […]

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Mitsubishi Motors is jumping on the PR bandwagon early. In a photo tease, the company announced it will take the wraps off a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept at the Paris Motor Show — that’s next September. Called the “Ground Tourer Concept,” the Japanese automaker provided few details about the concept. Billed as an upmarket SUV, […]

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