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In an unexpected move, Toyota’s hydrogen-powered Mirai will pace a NASCAR race. Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle will pace the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway this coming Saturday night, April 25. The Mirai four-door, mid-size sedan will lead the Sprint Cup Series field to the green flag. […]

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The shape of things to come for top-of-the-range Volkswagen products has been shown in Shanghai with the unveiling of the C Coupé GTE plug-in hybrid concept. A four-door concept car designed with the Chinese market in mind, this “coupe” is powered by what VW calls an innovative plug-in hybrid drive system. The plug-in hybrid system […]

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The maker of the BMW i8 two-speed e-axle has been recognized once again for its work. GKN Automotive has been honored with a coveted Automotive News PACE award for its two-speed eAxle technology, found on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. The Automotive News PACE award is known around the world as the industry benchmark for […]

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On Saturday, April 18, 148 owners of the all-electric Nissan Leaf met-up at the third annual Branchez-Vous event, marking one of the largest gathering of Nissan Leaf vehicles in Canada. Branchez-Vous 2015 also saw a significant number of 100 percent electric vehicles gathered in one place in Canada: 301. SEE ALSO: What Do We Know […]

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Expanding its manufacturing operations in China, Johnson Controls is beginning production of advanced lead-acid batteries for start-stop vehicles. “We’re excited to announce the delivery of our first batch of locally-manufactured batteries to power start-stop vehicles for local and global automakers in China,” said Kenneth Yeng, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Power Solutions China. […]

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Cadillac has announced the CT6 plug-in-hybrid version of its newly reveled flagship as expected in Shangahi. According to the automaker, the new four-cylinder turbo-based PHEV system is projected to more than double the fuel economy of its conventional powertrain siblings. “The first-ever CT6 is a technological showcase throughout, making it an ideal platform for Cadillac […]

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KBB.com has compiled a list of the ten best green cars for 2015 and placed for the second year in a row the BMW i3 at the top of its ranking. Each year the KBB.com editors compile a list of the most efficient vehicles available and then pick 10 standouts featuring a variety of price […]

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Volvo Cars has revealed its XC90 PHEV will start at $68,100 before any tax incentives. Considered the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, Volvo will bring its XC90 T8 Twin Engine to the United States this summer. This PHEV version of the new XC90 is powered by Volvo’s 2.0 liter supercharged and turbocharged […]

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Car sharing provider E-Car Club is launching in Scotland with a fleet of Renault electric vehicles. E-Car Club will be partnering with St. Andrews University and Transport Scotland in St. Andrews.The UK car sharing club has chosen a fleet of eight ZOE EV hatchbacks and two all-electric Kangoo Van Z.E. for its first launch in […]

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), announced earlier this week the upcoming availability of its new plug-in hybrid electric SUV for the Asian marketplace, to be named Energy. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., EDI describes itself as a global leader in advanced zero emissions, high-efficiency hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions provider. The vehicle is a full-size Chinese […]

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