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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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Toyota may be ready to plunge into China’s “new energy vehicle” electric car market as early as 2019. While the company wouldn’t confirm the plan as reported by Reuters, a Toyota spokesman on Friday confirmed that electric vehicles will be introduced to that market. “We are going to introduce EVs in China with a few […]

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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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