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BMW’s i division is hard at work building a secret prototype battery-powered i8 sports car which could result in the coupe discarding the plug-in hybrid powertrain and going fully electric in the future. According to sources speaking to British publication Autocar, the plan is the electric i8 will be based on the i division’s carbon […]

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You can still get your kicks on U.S. Highway Route 66, at least on some parts of it. And, the historic highway, (also known as the Mother Road, the Main Street of America or the Will Rogers Highway) could one day inspire someone to call it the Solar Highway, if a pilot project pans out. […]

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Volkswagen Group is sorry about the emissions cheating it foisted on 11 million car buyers the last seven years or more. It’s so sorry in fact that it says it will introduce on average three battery electric vehicles annually for the next 10 years. Better than bread and circuses for plug-in fans, these 30 all-new […]

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Ford’s GT claimed first place in its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of the first of its four outright victories in the 1960s, and Porsche’s 919 Hybrid snatched a second consecutive Le Mans victory. The unheralded news of this year’s Le Mans race, however, is a hydrogen fuel […]

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If Nikola Motor Company’s plans come to pass, its Nikola One series hybrid electric truck threatens to do to trucking what Tesla’s Model S has done within the auto industry. Among a list of touted benefits, the natural-gas turbine powered rig could attack one of the biggest sore spots in the global transportation picture with […]

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Arriving next summer, a refreshed 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 550e will be available with wireless battery charging. The technology being used works on a principal similar to wirelessly charging cell phones, and requires no cords or plugs to handle. British publication, Autocar, reported that the induction charging system will consist of two coils: one placed on […]

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Perhaps there’s some magic when applying famous electrical engineer Nikola Tesla’s name to an electrified vehicle. Salt Lake City-based startup, Nikola Motor, said in a press release it received 7,000 pre-orders last month for its Class 8 electric truck. That translates to $10.5 million in reservation funds, and $2.3 billion in sales if all of […]

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Have you ever given thought to buying an electrified vehicle but realized what you wanted in terms of body style or features simply did not exist? We can’t tell you how many times we’ve spoken with people who – not knowing how limited the green car market is – have said they’d buy an electrified […]

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Mercedes-Benz has previewed a plug-in hybrid hydrogen fuel-cell GLC for 2017. Yes, you read that right. Unlike other fuel-cell vehicles such as the Toyota Mirai, Honda FCX Clarity, or the like, Mercedes’ GLC fuel-cell vehicle will utilize a 9 kWh battery pack, making it rather unique. The merging of a li-ion battery with about 30 […]

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In May Europe’s cumulative total sales of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) crossed the half-million unit mark. Just the top six European countries with unit counts available at this point have purchased 502,311 PEVs, making Europe number one in passenger PEVs, with the U.S. second, and China third. The count for Europe does include about 32,000 […]

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