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A startup firm has brought the world’s first self-driving taxi service to Singapore. Launched Thursday, Singapore-based nuTonomy, began a trial run of its free taxi-ride service in a small business district of Singapore. NuTonomy, started up by two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sees the project as beating Uber, Google, and others in […]

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A report coming from the Netherlands suggests that Tesla’s Model S sedan and Model X SUV will soon have a 100-killowatt-hour battery pack. The evidence was discovered by Dutch blog Kenteken.TV on the database of RDW, the Netherlands regulator and European authority used by Tesla to approve its vehicles for European Union roads. Three new […]

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If you are one of those who’ve not been sufficiently attracted to an all-electric car, last month 7,762 other Americans thought differently. That was the number of U.S. consumers who went all the way from thinking about it, to signing on the dotted line, to whirring away in a shiny new EV. U.S. sales from […]

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Faraday Future’s hiring spree now includes Peter Savagian, the general director of General Motors’ electric propulsion drive team, and a former chief engineer of GM’s EV1 battery-electric program in the 1990s. The California electric car start up has had success in recruiting top executives, engineers, designers and technicians from a wide scope of auto manufacturers. […]

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Spy photographers have spotted a Faraday Future development car testing with autonomous driving gear. The images captured are not a Faraday Future car — they haven’t made any yet — but the spy photo people are adamant that it is Faraday testing in the real world not far from the company’s California headquarters. The test […]

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Speaking with Autocar, engineer Ted Klaus, who heads the Acura NSX sports car program, said the Japanese automaker is planning up to five different models, including an all-electric version. The company considers the NSX a “platform” model rather than a single one-off model. This means that a variety of different models with essentially the same […]

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Toyota has been critiqued for its championing of a “Hydrogen Society” while all but sidelining battery electric cars, but it is nearly just as unenthusiastic about plug-in hybrids. Last month it introduced a revision to its only plug-in hybrid with no plans for more PHEVs, this month its chairman urged the industry to devote more […]

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Last night in preface to the revelation of Tesla’s $35,000-plus, 215-plus mile Model 3, company chief Elon Musk outlined why people should care. Musk said the car intended as a linchpin product hoped to explode Tesla’s global sales from just over 50,000 last year to as many as 500,000 by decade’s end stands to fulfill […]

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Having started sales last October in just 11 states as a 2016 model, the second-generation Chevy Volt last month transitioned to a 2017 model and all 50 states are able to get the car. One of the original plug-in electrified cars of this present li-ion battery based era, pent up demand last fall saw sales […]

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Say hello to China’s first supercar concept. Well, it’s actually two concepts, with one version geared towards track use and the other looking like a formidable street car. Both of them come from Techrules, a new Chinese R&D business that has developed what it calls Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) technology. The company wants TREV to […]

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