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Expanding its manufacturing operations in China, Johnson Controls is beginning production of advanced lead-acid batteries for start-stop vehicles. “We’re excited to announce the delivery of our first batch of locally-manufactured batteries to power start-stop vehicles for local and global automakers in China,” said Kenneth Yeng, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Power Solutions China. […]

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Audi is debuting three new models – an SUV, a sedan and a concept wagon – at the Shanghai auto show this month as part of the brand’s plug-in hybrid expansion. The luxury brand said it is merging its quattro drive with a TFSI plug-in hybrid system for the first time, creating the all-new Q7 […]

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In order to maximize the environmental benefits of plug-in vehicles, says a new study, charging needs to be controlled to keep costs down and maximize renewable energy sources. A research team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) addressed the complicated relationship between the production costs and emissions for power companies to recharge an electrified car, publishing […]

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The Audi Prologue Allroad concept was unveiled this week earlier than expected, it was initially due for release and showcase at the upcoming 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. There were whispers in regards to a third member of the prologue fleet for Audi, ultimately proven true with the news of this next iteration A6 Allroad. Under […]

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Sales of battery electric vehicles increased by 73 percent in European markets last year, though analysts are predicting that they will be overtaken by plug-in hybrid sales very soon. As a whole, sales of electrified vehicles rose by 50 percent in 2014, with 97,791 vehicles purchased throughout the region. More than half (58,244) of these […]

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While Lexus is currently one of the leading brands for the hybrid market, the company doesn’t have plans to add any plug-ins to the fleet, saying the technology isn’t as eco-friendly. Mark Templin, group vice president and general manager for Toyota’s Lexus division, talked more about the company’s choices and priorities at the recent New […]

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Full details on the 2016 Chevrolet Volt – including specifications, standard equipment and optional upgrades – have just been released by General Motors. The only tidbit missing now is the price. GM listed all of the information in its 25-page ordering guide online. The carmaker isn’t accepting orders quite yet for the next generation Volt, […]

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According to the head of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Tesla Motors plans on paying its workers higher than nearly every other automaker in the U.S. at an average hourly wage of $25. These wage figures would be double what the majority of part supplies pay, as well as $8 higher per hour than those […]

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Chrysler has issued a safety recall for the Fiat 500e to fix a software issue that can potentially stall the car. Posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week, the recall includes 2013 to 2015 Fiat 500e cars. Chrysler said that 5,660 cars are affected, which is estimated to be the entire […]

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Chevrolet is using a lower price and new cash incentives to try and perk up sales on its 2015 Spark EV. When factoring in other federal and state tax breaks, buyers can potentially pick up the electric vehicle (EV) for as low as $14,995. The MSRP of a 2015 Spark EV with mid-grade 1LT trim […]

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