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Biofuels are better than electrified vehicles for hitting carbon reduction targets, according to a study commissioned by automakers and oil companies. “Integrated Fuels and Vehicles Roadmap 2030 and Beyond” is a new 138-page study that’s biased toward biofuels as the European Union creates new fuel efficiency and emissions targets for 2025 to 2030. The EU […]

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California has been called the El Dorado State, the Grape State, the Golden State, but having purchased nearly half of all plug-in cars ever sold in the U.S., you can call it The ZEV State. Actually, with its Air Resources Board (ARB) setting Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) rules for about a quarter of the U.S. […]

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This summer after the first half year of plug-in electrified vehicle sales results were in, Europe had surpassed the U.S. for the first time, and since then it’s never looked back. Although its total passenger vehicle market of 12.5-million units last year was smaller than the U.S.’ 16.5 million, Europe is up 86 percent year […]

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Though last week’s software update has unlocked “autopilot” capabilities on newer Tesla Model S sedans, some countries have yet to give the technology the green light. Included in the 7.0 software update is a new user interface with a range of self-driving features. These allow any capable Model S to steer itself down the highway, […]

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Tesla plans to double its production in Europe, opening a larger assembly plant in the Netherlands complete with an indoor test track. “We outgrew our last facility in Tilburg very quickly,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the plant’s grand opening in late September. “I suspect with everything that’s going to happen in the future, […]

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As of this coming Saturday, Nov. 1, every vehicle sold in the European Union will come standard with electronic stability program, also known as ESP. All newly registered passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of up to 3.5 tons must be equipped with the anti-skid system according to this new […]

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The Jeep Cherokee will go after the European market with the help of a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine and a nine-speed transmission. Launched in the United States in 2013, the Cherokee will make its European debut at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show on March 4, 2014. Also making its debut in the Cherokee, is […]

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) started retail sales yesterday of its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. The first units reached The Netherlands – the designated launch country in Europe – after production started late August at MMC’s Okazaki plant, near Nagoya, Japan. Much expected by dealers and customers in a region forecasted to be its largest […]

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Despite long-standing preferences for diesel engines in Europe, increasingly strict EU emissions regulations, rising diesel prices, as well as more-efficient gasoline-burning engines have industry insiders predicting diesel’s days as a dominant fuel in Europe are numbered. Presently, 50 percent of new cars sold in the UK use diesel engines, and in Spain and France, this […]

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Tesla Motors presented its Model S and Supercharger charging system at this year’s Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt. Tesla declared in a press release that having begun the first European deliveries of Model S this August in Norway, followed by Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, the IAA is an important […]

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