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West Coast cities Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Ore. have submitted a request for information (RFI) to automakers for the purpose of purchasing a combined 24,000 electric vehicles. The municipalities want information about what battery-electric vehicles are available as well as estimated pricing and delivery timelines before submitting a formal bidding process. The […]

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Apparently nothing is sacred in the automotive world. Those high-horsepower, gasoline-inhaling engines that emit a ferocious growl from the performance divisions of BMW and Mercedes-Benz will enevitably be electrified. That is, “electrification” on the table includes hybridization, plug-in hybridization, and even all-electric versions of the enthusiast-oriented BMW “M” and Mercedes-Benz “AMG” cars. These revelations come […]

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Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group Company (GAC) displayed three crossover SUVs at the Detroit auto show including a battery electric model named GE3. This is the second time in the past three years the company had a display at the show, and is the first time any Chinese car company was on the show’s main […]

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The governors of Colorado, Nevada and Utah announced last week that they will work together on an electric vehicle charging network covering the major travel corridors that link the states. The states will start next year on a charging network to eventually connect over 2,000 miles of mostly interstate highways that include I-15, I-25, I-70, […]

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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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