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Tesla may be barred from sales activity in Texas, but it wants to build a new store in San Antonio, and has just received approval from the city’s planning commission. The request now moves to the city council which will decide if it should rezone the land for Tesla’s proposed store. Tesla isn’t applying for […]

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PSA/Peugot-Citroën is putting its Hybrid Air project on hold, though the company said the move is only temporary until new partnerships are formed. Since announcing the project two years ago, both engineers and project leader Karim Mokaddem have left PSA, though a representative remarked that this is because the development phase was complete. “We have […]

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European-based Opel will be creating an electrified version of its new compact car, which will replace the automaker’s current plug-in electric hybrid. Since last April, Opel representatives have talked about adding a new battery electric vehicle (BEV) to its lineup but have given few details. According to a German Magazine, the upcoming BEV will be […]

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After a two-year investigation into Hyundai and Kia for exaggerating fuel economy ratings, a federal judge approved a record-breaking fine this week but didn’t set aside extra funds for electric vehicle programs. In all, the mpg overstatements will cost the Korean automakers $755 million. Almost half of that is a $360 million fine from the […]

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Ford is expanding its Silicon Valley presence with the opening of its Palo Alto’s Research and Innovation Center. Ford said the opening of this new Research and Innovation Center allows the company to grow its global research team and accelerate its innovation in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data. SEE ALSO: Ford […]

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General Motors is finalizing plans to develop a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in-house as it prepares for the upcoming 2025 CAFE requirements. Wards Auto reports that GM will use this new CVT in a number of models by 2019. The transmission will likely be paired with new 3-cylinder and 4-cylinder engines that GM is releasing […]

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A new study released by Consumer Reports says that for vehicle repairs, consumers are typically more satisfied using an independent shop than a franchised dealership. Only one automaker outranked both dealer and independent facilities: Tesla. Consumer Reports listed 32 automakers in its analysis. Repair facilities were judged on four criteria: quality of repairs, price of […]

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Toyota is getting ready to unveil next week the RND Concept, a production ready concept car that, in the company’s words, “will make a valuable contribution to the world we live in.” In doing so, Toyota is breaking with automotive industry convention by revealing a new product outside the familiar surroundings of an international auto […]

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Have you ever noticed how some people make relatively large long-term financial decisions based on short-term information? Take for example, a car purchase. A new car may be kept several years up to 10 years or longer. Today it is being reported all over that Americans are back to buying SUVs, trucks, and hybrid sales […]

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Hyundai is showing a whole new side at the ongoing Detroit auto show with its latest concept: the Santa Cruz Crossover Truck. Not only will the Santa Cruz be Hyundai’s first pickup – if it advances to production – but it will also house the company’s first diesel engine for the U.S. Mike O’Brien, Hyundai’s […]

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