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Amazon, the same company which will gladly sell you everything from barbells to a 1.5-ton belt sander, has received a patent for technology allowing EVs to be recharged by drone. Environmental tech blog GreenTechMedia first noticed the filing, issued on Oct. 3 of this year. Patent number 9,778,653 is described as an “uncrewed autonomous vehicle” and […]

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Thanks to electric vehicle adoption, global oil demand could be reduced to 3.5 million barrels a day by 2025. This projection was made in a recent Barclays analyst forecast research note. The 3.5 million barrel figure nearly matches Iran’s daily output of 3.8 million barrels a day, a doomsday threat to the third-largest producer of […]

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Ford is cutting costs, and sending some of the savings into EV development. Ford CEO Jim Hackett told investors one Tuesday that Ford has plans to cut $14 billion in costs over the next five years. That means the automaker will be open to more partnerships that share the costs and risks of new technologies […]

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Today, Honda teased the internet with an image of its new Sports EV, set to make its debut at the Tokyo Auto Show in October. A partial sketch of the Sports EV shows square taillights, a long hood, and sculpted rear fenders. The company promises “a striking silhouette, friendly face and supple body surfaces, all […]

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Hyundai Motor Corp. is raising the bar on its eco-car strategy and a promise that it could have one of the longest range electric vehicles out there. The South Korean automaker will be marketing its next round of all-electric vehicles at luxury buyers and those interested in the utility of a small SUV. An electric […]

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Have natural gas vehicles failed completely as an alternative to gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles? Analysis from Bloomberg seems to come to that conclusion, citing cheap pump prices and growth in electric vehicles behind it. Going back to 2008 with spiking gasoline and diesel prices, T. Boone Pickens — a giant in the oil and gas […]

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Mazda will be the first-ever automaker to commercialize a gasoline engine with compression ignition, making it 20 to 30 percent more fuel efficient than Mazda cars equipped with the Skyactiv system. Mazda Motor Corp. yesterday released its Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030, which outlines phase two of a corporate campaign supporting a sustainable planet. It includes a “well-to-wheel” […]

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Faraday Future is scaling down production plans quite a bit from 150,000 luxury electric cars a year to 10,000 at a new California assembly plant. The startup won a $13.75 million loan to set up a new factory in Hanford, Calif., located near Fresno in central California. It’s needed to start production of the FF […]

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Toyota and Mazda are taking electrified vehicles seriously enough to jointly invest $1.6 billion in a U.S. plant. Toyota Motor Corp. will also be taking a 5 percent share of Japanese competitor Mazda Motor Corp. The U.S. location will be named later, but it will have the capacity to produce 300,000 vehicles a year and […]

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Fisker is parting ways with battery technology supplier Nanotech Energy for the upcoming EMotion all-electric luxury sports sedan. Its Fisker Nanotech joint venture was going to use battery cells made from graphene for the EMotion’s battery pack. The JV, called Fisker Nanotech, came to be with founder Henrik Fisker’s announcement of Fisker Inc., in October […]

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