In an information-saturated world big numbers can pass by in a blur, but how about this fact to stop you for a moment: Every single day Americans consume far more oil than other large nations – enough to fill up almost three Empire State Buildings. The 102-floor Empire State Building is over a quarter mile […]

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Never mind that next month the U.S. government will be bending its ear to automakers asking it to put the brakes on cleaner car development, September will otherwise see an intensive 30-day spate of new plug-in vehicle unveilings. Yes, as the feds are mulling whether to freeze or amend 2021-2025 fuel economy and emission rules, […]

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Although already settled under the Obama administration, at the request of automakers – and against the protests of myriad advocacies – the Trump administration is re-assessing U.S. passenger vehicle efficiency standards for next decade. Included in at least 15 national or international advocacies saying decisions previously hashed out over eight years should be left alone are […]

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Tesla’s Model X P100D is just like other family haulers: It’s ideal for taking the kids to practice, running to the store – and it sprints from 0 to 60 faster than you can read this. What? Most minivans, SUVs, and crossovers you know of don’t pin you to the seat back along with the […]

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Plug-in electrified vehicles are projected to begin outselling hybrids in the U.S. but it may not be as soon as some people think. As we reported in February, the total number of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (EV) for sale in the U.S. now exceeds the total number of hybrid vehicles. Quantity of […]

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DC fast charging networks that zap EV batteries back to service are still on the increase, and not surprisingly the most intense clustering of them is in the state of California. According to EVGo, the nation’s largest public EV fast charging network which operates 950 fast charge stations at 600 locations in dozens of states, […]

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For EV enthusiasts who’ve long lamented there are no all-electric trucks for sale, Bollinger Motors today revealed what may be an off-roading EVer’s dream come true. The completely bespoke B1 built in-house by the New York-based startup touts 60-kWh and 100-kWh battery options for up to 200 miles range, 360 horsepower, and rock-crawling dual-motor AWD […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering issuing fuel economy requirements for automakers lighter than the Environmental Protection Agency’s version. DOT said Tuesday that the new rules may start a year earlier than planned in the EPA’s proposed rules, covering 2021 model year vehicles. Lower fuel economy increases through 2025 would be part of the […]

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More rumors that Apple is working on becoming an automaker, or at least an automotive supplier, have bubbled up thanks to a report out of China. Chinese publication Yicai Global says the tech giant is working in secret with a Chinese battery manufacturer – Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) – on research and development for […]

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If a disinformation and error-filled video co-sponsored by a front group for oil merchants the Koch Brothers has its way, people will want to think twice about “dirty” electric cars. Making the rounds by a coordinated effort including sponsored Facebook posts widely disseminated, and being picked up here and there by media, the video decries […]

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