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By 2025, Bosch says electrified powertrains will be in 15-percent of all new cars and eventually become stock equipment for SUVs. That prediction comes from Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. Denner spoke at the Car Symposium in Bochum, Germany earlier this month. “Electrification will take combustion engines […]

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As Volkswagen moves forward with boldly stated plans to become the global electrified vehicle market leader, it’s off to a slowish start with another plug-in hybrid concept to add to a stable of a slow-selling EV, and slow-selling hybrid – but it says more is coming. In September 2013, Volkswagen announced that its goal was […]

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President Barack Obama vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline earlier this week, but that doesn’t mean the debate over the 1,179-mile oil pipeline has ended. The next move for the president is to finally decide whether or not KXL is in the country’s national interest, and then make his final decision. His veto, he explained, stalls […]

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An all-electric Jaguar is reportedly in the works, with an estimated target date of 2018. The vehicle will probably be based off the platform of Jaguar’s upcoming SUV, though this hasn’t been confirmed by the British carmaker. The news comes from several unnamed sources and was reported by U.K.-based Autocar. Any battery electric from Jaguar […]

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Samsung SDI announced today that it is buying the battery pack division of Magna International, which will further solidify the company’s foothold in the automotive market. The agreement to buy Magna Steyr will include all 264 employees as well as the current business contracts and all production and development sites. The division is based out […]

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Gasoline vehicles may be cheaper than their electrified counterparts right now, but that may change in the next 10 years. Rod Lache, an analyst with Deutsche Bank, wrote about the price shift in a letter to clients, according to Steve LeVine with global economy website Quartz. “Over the next decade, the cost of electric and […]

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One of the most talked about companies in the auto industry this past week hasn’t been a carmaker at all, but a tech giant. Reports from numerous sources are talking about Apple Inc. and its plans to diversify into the automotive space. But while earlier accounts hinted at a gradual move to cars, new reports […]

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With 40,000 charge points installed in Japan, the country now has more places to recharge an electric vehicle than it has gas stations. This report comes from Nissan Motor Co., which also tallied a total of 34,000 Japanese gas stations. “It’s definitely the sort of number that really crystallizes that progress that’s been made early […]

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For electric vehicles, the cost of replacing a worn-out battery can be quite significant. When weighing this into the decision to buy one – such as a Tesla Model S – two key questions arise: how long is the battery’s lifespan, and how much will it cost to replace? Launched in a slow roll-out June […]

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Step aside, LaFerrari. A new hybrid supercar is about to be released. McLaren’s latest, the P1 GTR, has Ferrari beat (at least in the specs) and is now production-ready. As it is, the $1.69 million Ferrari is already wild enough, boasting 963 horsepower from its hybrid 6.3-liter V12 and 163-horsepower electric motor. But the gasoline […]

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