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To keep the Mercedes-Benz sales momemtum growing in China, parent Daimler could manufacture electric cars and batteries locally, according to the company’s marketing head Hubertus Troska. Since the beginning of 2016, Mercedes cars have carved a 28-percent sales increase in China after refreshing designs that gave a sportier appearance along with an upmarket feel that […]

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UK technology firm Augmented Optics has revealed a new supercapacitor material it says can accept a charge in an electric vehicle as quickly as refueling a conventional car while threatening to render lithium-ion batteries obsolete. The new material intended to replace conventional batteries is a polymer based on soft contact-lens technology that may dramatically boost […]

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Earlier this month we reported that construction of startup electric carmaker Faraday Future’s $1 billion Nevada factory was halted due to financial problems, but it now looks like $600 million in funding for its parent LeEco could get the project up and running. A report from Reuters said that the money is for supporting Faraday’s […]

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Following the introduction of the I-Pace battery electric concept SUV (above photo) at the Los Angeles Auto Show two weeks ago, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said it wants to build electric vehicles in the UK The British carmaker’s CEO Ralf Speth told a business group that the Tata Motors-owned automaker, which operates three car plants […]

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This week Volkswagen revealed a new strategy to overcome its dieselgate woes: discontinue sales of diesel cars in the U.S and start production of battery electric vehicles in North America in 2021. The diesel news was first reported by European business daily Handelsblat, and was followed by a VW press release stating that the German […]

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Finally, after three years, electric and hybrid vehicles will be required to emit sound alerts at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially the visually impaired, can hear them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a new rule yesterday requiring all electric and hybrid vehicles to create noise at up to 19 miles per […]

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Hyundai’s 2017 Ioniq Hybrid doesn’t have the Toyota Prius’ flamboyant styling, but it does have an EPA-certified fuel economy rating that bests the Prius Eco, making it the most fuel efficient car sold in America without a plug. When it arrives before the end of the year, the Ioniq Hybrid will have a window sticker […]

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Tesla Motors is bringing automotive glass in house with the formation of the “glass technology group,” and the first car to receive new glass developed for solar roof tiles is to be the Model 3. More has to be revealed about the benefits of the glass other than it can contain heating elements, but clear […]

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Rumors and speculation about the next electric BMW have included everything from a van, a midsize sedan, a full-size sedan or an SUV, and now Autocar is reporting that it will indeed be an SUV. The British car magazine said that new sources have suggested BMW chose the SUV body style for its next model […]

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California has by far the most registered plug-in vehicles, both battery electric and plug-in hybrids, than any other U.S. state, and a new survey suggests that consumers want even more. The survey of more than 800 Californians conducted by Vrge Analytics last August found that 43 percent would consider buying or leasing an electric vehicle […]

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