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If all amendments to present law proposed by a governor’s budget trailer bill now making the rounds are adopted, California could remove the cap on plug-in hybrid green solo-access HOV stickers to 2019 and extend already unlimited white stickers for EVs into 2025. The HOV access perk adopted early this decade for qualified plug-in cars […]

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Since last May plug-in cars like the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt and several others effectively cost $3,000 less than their suggested prices in Connecticut, but apparently the word of free money has still not spread very far. What’s this, you ask? Collusion between manufacturers? No, not quite, and technically MSRPs are the […]

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Porsche has green-lighted an ostensibly Tesla-competitive electric car’s development, has “many new products in the pipeline” besides, but its CEO says investments in EVs will not be initially healthy to the company’s bottom line. On the contrary, CEO Oliver Blume told media Porsche will take a hit on profits for an unspecified duration due largely […]

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Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess is championing the development of an all-electric car that he hopes will help VW shed some of the negative light cast by the diesel emissions scandal. Diess put out the challenge to VW’s engineers, saying that the car should be as iconic as the Golf and have an electric range of […]

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The Volkswagen dieselgate scandal is going beyond just affecting the public’s perception of the automaker. In a recent survey conducted by Autolist, it has been revealed that public trust in the automotive industry has dropped 12 percent as a result of Volkswagen admitting that it cheated on EPA diesel emissions tests. A total of 2,387 […]

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For the past couple years we’ve heard of Hyundai’s pending “Prius Fighter,” and now that the Ioniq will go on sale in the U.S. later this year, in question is what other automakers might also feel the heat? The Ioniq – its name a merger of ion and unique – is to be three cars […]

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Volkswagen Microbus fans rejoice! The BUDD-e concept is reportedly heading to production. CAR reports that the all-electric BUDD-e concept that debuted at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be produced on Volkswagen’s upcoming MEB modular electric platform. Speaking to the publication, Volkswagen head of electronic development and the driving force behind the BUDD-e concept, […]

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Google and Apple are further along with their car projects than Daimler’s CEO Dieter Zetsche originally assumed. Zetsche told German weekly Welt am Sonntag that in his recent visit to Silicon Valley, he found that both tech giants “can do more and know more than we had previously assumed.” He also added that both companies […]

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It’s been half a decade since the first major manufacturer plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) came to the U.S. market, but what would make more sense – a pure EV or plug-in hybrid? To ask this question is sort of like shooting at a moving target as the state of technology and products on the market […]

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In an attempt to overcome one of the objections to electric cars – long charge times – Swiss researchers have demonstrated a setup that can replenish an EV in 15 minutes. “Our aim was to get under the psychological threshold of a half hour,” said Massimiliano Capezzali, deputy director of the EPFL Energy Center and […]

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