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In light of its massive diesel scandal, Volkswagen is pushing its efforts towards electrifying vehicles. During Volkswagen’s New Year’s reception in Brussels, CEO Matthias Müller confirmed the German automaker will “introduce about 20 additional models with electrical or plug-in hybrid drive trains by 2020.” Müller also emphasized the necessity for industrial companies and policymakers to […]

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The company that invented the minivan over 30 years ago knows its customers, so when it overhauled its outgoing Town & Country and renamed it, Chrysler called its fuel-sipping plug-in variant simply the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid. The “Hybrid” name that’s meant not to confuse mainstream buyers may on the other hand be slightly confusing to […]

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BMW plans to boost the range of its all-electric i3. Speaking with Automotive News, Ian Robertson, a BMW AG board member, revealed that the lithium ion battery pack found in the i3 will be improved this summer, offering a “much more usable range.” Though the exact range figure wasn’t released, a boost of roughly 50 […]

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The popular Tesla Model S handles the former three elements, offering a blistering fast sedan, more than 270 miles of range and a network of fast-charging stations that will give the car an additional 170 miles after just 30 minutes of charging. But with a price tag that can easily reach six digits, the Model S just isn’t […]

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When it goes on sale later this year, the $37,500 Chevy Bolt will be the first electric car priced in the realm of a Nissan Leaf but with battery about as big as an entry level Tesla Model S. The Bolt’s 60-kwh pack is actually the size of what was supplied in the outgoing 208-mile […]

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We are a couple days away from Chevrolet’s production Bolt reveal at the Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 6. HybridCars.com will have a correspondent at the show and while all specifications may not be revealed we should at least be able to answer one first question: Will the interior room in the production Bolt live […]

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With a $335 million incentive package approved by Nevada’s governor last Saturday for its planned $1 billion factory, and a first production electric car projected by 2017, Faraday Future’s shorthand – FF – might be interpreted as fast-forward. That is, it could assuming the California-based company realizes bold aspirations leaving more questions than answers – […]

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Yesterday Ford said it will invest $4.5 billion for electrified vehicle technologies in plans that include bringing 13 new electrified cars to market by 2020. At a press conference held at its Dearborn, Mich. headquarters, Ford CEO Mark Fields reaffirmed the auto giant’s commitment to electrified vehicles as he discussed plans to electrify over 40 […]

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Mitsubishi will show off a new all-electric compact crossover concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. Called the Mitsubishi eX Concept, the crossover blends the looks of the brand’s “dynamic shield” front end with Mitsubishi’s twin-motor all-electric powertrain that drives all four wheels using the brands S-AWC system. The Japanese automaker says that the eX […]

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Many of the challenges affecting the electric vehicle segment don’t seem to perturb Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. In an interview with Reuters’ Fred Katayama, Ghosn indicated that the company sets its EV strategy based on consumer need and emission regulations. Rising issues such as the Apple car rumor and fluctuating oil prices seem to have […]

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