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Tesla has drastically thinned the ranks of its workforce, shedding hundreds of employees even as production of the Model 3 is ramping up. Usually when we report on job losses at an automaker, they are layoffs due to excess plant capacity. In this case, however, Tesla has taken the unusual step of firing several hundred […]

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Citing demand and oversupply issues, General Motors is idling the factory making four different car models, including the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. The Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant will experience a reduction in vehicle output starting next Friday, Oct. 20. This will lead into a month-long wind down of production, culminating in a full shutdown on Nov. […]

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To help explain the driving force behind a spate of new EV announcements, one need only look towards the world’s largest car market – China. With passenger car sales somewhere north of 22 million units, the Chinese market is truly gigantic. To put it in perspective, the sum of last year’s growth nearly outstripped the Australian […]

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Sergio Marchionne, the gregarious sweater-clad leader of FCA, spoke to CNBC on Monday morning about the fortunes of electrification at his speediest marque, Ferrari. Ferrari reportedly has no plans to introduce an EV to its portfolio of offerings. Executives at Maranello have repeatedly indicated that electric cars would simply not fit in with the brand image […]

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At this month’s Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi will make the world debut of its e-Evolution Concept, an all-electric concept with Artificial Intelligence that will suggest the near-future direction of Mitsubishi Motors. The concept is intended to build on the Japanese automaker’s EV and all-wheel drive expertise, with the Artificial Intelligence (AI) taking it to a […]

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A new study, released in September by the consulting arm of professional services powerhouse PwC, projects that nearly 95 percent of the world’s new cars will be either hybrid or full-electric by 2030. Hot on the heels of news that legislatures in several countries are pushing for a future ban on vehicles powered by internal combustion, […]

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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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Internal combustion hold-out Mazda is planning to electrify, by 2035, according to a new report. Mazda is currently having great success when it comes to emissions with its gas-powered cars and CUVs. Mazda’s full-line fuel economy is the highest in the industry and the company’s 30.7 miles per gallon 2016 average beats number-two Honda by […]

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Ford Motor Company and Mahindra Group have agreed to a strategic alliance that will explore electrification, connected vehicles, and other new technologies. Teams from both companies will collaborate and work together for a period of up to three years. Any further strategic cooperation between the two companies will be decided at the end of that […]

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Leveraging economies of scale, the partnership of Renault-Nissan plans to expand their electric car offerings, according to a new strategic plan outlined this week. Following Renault-Nissan’s Fall 2016 acquisition of Mitsubishi, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan CEO and chairman of Mitsubishi, announced the company’s Alliance 2022 plan in Paris on Friday. Aiming to maintain its […]

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