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Tesla is looking at sharing its Supercharger network with other automakers. The news comes directly from its CTO, JB Straubel. It’s not the first time that sharing the Supercharger network has been floated. CEO Elon Musk mentioned previous discussions back in 2015. But nothing ever came of it. At the time, there were only a […]

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Chinese electric automaker BYD is adding to its U.S. offerings with a battery-electric refuse truck and 60-foot transit bus. Shown at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif., BYD said the class 8 truck is the first heavy-duty refuse truck built by an original equipment manufacturer that’s 100 percent battery electric. The company said the […]

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Volkswagen revealed more on the all-electric I.D. crossover, along with a few teaser photos. The German automaker will show the concept crossover utility vehicle next week at the Auto Shanghai motor show. The design combines a four-door coupe to navigate through urban environments with a sport utility vehicle to handle off-road terrain for those living […]

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Travel to almost any major city in the world and you’ll find a familiar sight: a sheen of brown haze that hovers over the city called smog. Much of this smog comes from cars, SUVs and pickup trucks — those mechanical gasoline or diesel powered things most of us drive everyday. Along with the smog […]

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Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz USA hope to revive Smart cars by making it an electric-vehicle only brand. For the U.S. and Canada markets only, the parent company will stop selling the gasoline-powered Smart ForTwo coupe and convertible later this year. The Smart lineup will consist exclusively of the all-electric Smart electric-drive coupe and cabrio. Low-priced […]

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Korean automaker SsangYong Motor says it may be rolling out three battery electric vehicles by 2020 at the latest, according to UK boss Paul Williams. The carmaker is in the testing phase of its first EV, an electric version of its Tivoli crossover SUV, Williams told Autocar. “SsangYong has a strategy for hybrids and EVs, […]

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Uber has announced it is opening an autonomous vehicle research center in the Detroit, Mich. suburb of Wixom this March. The location is not only close to automotive manufacturers and suppliers along with research universities, the company will be moving into an existing structure instead of building something from the ground up to speed its […]

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Fossil fuels will still dominate global energy demand in 2035, but its share of the market is dropping through growth in energy efficiency, electrified vehicles, and renewable energy. This is according to oil company BP’s annual Energy Outlook which forecasts that oil, gas, and coal will make up 75 percent of the world’s energy in […]

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BMW and Nissan have once again partnered to install 174 50-kilowatt DC fast charger locations for electric vehicles, this time in 32 states and the District of Columbia, with many of the stations already installed. The two automakers joined forces in late 2015 to fund the installation of 120 fast chargers in 19 states. “We […]

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In response to a customer on Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tesla owners can expect major hardware updates to occur “every 12 to 18 months.” Musk made the comment when responding to a customer’s Twitter question about paid upgrades for exisiting owners who want the latest equipment, possibly referring to the second generation Autopilot […]

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