Lately automakers have found ways to make some seriously powerful cars produce surprisingly respectable mpg numbers to assuage their federally induced consciences, but there are some notable exceptions. Among many of the most-coveted internal combustion chariots, it remains true that if you want it all, you will still have to pay. And pay again. Most […]

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Among America’s 10 most fuel-efficient cars, you might expect only late-model examples, but two on the EPA’s official list – and up to five unofficially – are dated from the mid-1980s and early ’90s and ranked alongside the Toyota Prius PHEV, Chevy Volt, and BMW i3 REx. One of the EPA-acknowledged cars is actually a […]

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In addition to hopefully re-launching the Karma series hybrid, Fisker Automotive’s new owners aim to introduce a second plug-in model within the next three years. However, both Lu Guanqiu, chairman and founder of Wanxiang Group Co., which bought Fisker during a bankruptcy auction earlier this year, and Pin Ni, president of the company’s U.S. unit, […]

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Nissan says it intends to make autonomous drive systems commercially viable by 2020. Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced yesterday the Japanese carmaker’s launch timetable for the latest vehicle automation technologies aimed at accelerating consumer adoption of Autonomous Drive systems. The Nissan CEO said new technologies including automated lane controls […]

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The 6th Annual REFUEL Clean Power Motorsports Event, an EV race, will be held this coming Sunday July 20 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. For the sixth year running, Speed Ventures will welcome electric cars and motorcycles to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California to showcase cutting-edge clean transportation technology in a motorsports setting. […]

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Tesla Motors has settled a lemon law suit filed in April with former customer Robert Montgomery and the “King of Lemon Laws” attorney Vince Megna for $126,836. Megna, who compares Tesla and its fans to the Wu Tan Clan, asked in a video initially whether Tesla would “fight like dogs” or “do the right thing” […]

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Chargemaster has installed its 10,000th EV charging point, marking a significant milestone in the company’s five year history. Chargemaster describes itself as the UK’s largest provider of electric vehicle charging points. The company said the 10,000th charging point has been installed on behalf of Leicester City Council as part of a group of new units […]

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Electric motor manufacturer GKN is entering an electric race car in UK’s renowned Festival of Speed hill climb. GKN announced June 24 it is making its debut in the hill climb with an electric race car and a stand that offers an engaging introduction into the challenges of automotive engineering. The TMG EV P002 electric […]

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General Motors announced it is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities. The company’s processing center in Swartz Creek and engine plant in Flint will each feature 150 kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays. These are expected by General Motors (GM) to generate a combined 400,000 kilowatt hours […]

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One great way to experience an EV is to show up at one of various test drive events held across the country. One such event will be held this coming weekend in Berkeley, California. The “Experience Electric – The Better Ride” campaign will offer free test drives of the latest electric cars on Saturday, June […]

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