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The Nissan and Renault alliance will be joining the race to provide automated shared rides, but it won’t be anytime soon. These self-driving car rides will be based on its electric cars – which could include the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe – but the self-driving cars and mobility services will come after 2020, and […]

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There’s no question that there are lots of plug-in electric vehicles sold in China. That’s because it’s the world’s largest car market, so it makes sense that it’s also the world’s largest market for plug-in electric vehicles. What’s not as obvious is what Chinese consumers want, at least when it comes to EV offerings. SEE […]

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The global stock of plug-in electrified vehicles crested past 2 million last year, but there’s still a long way to go, say policymakers and advocates. In its Global EV Outlook 2017, the International Energy Agency documented the total number of plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars as picking up pace since hitting 1 million in 2015. […]

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Toyota is already criticized enough for being boring. Now its CEO is saying that a market shift toward EVs will be boring and expensive. This was said by CEO Akio Toyoda even as he leads a special project team that plans to build an EV by 2020, and as it works to catch up to […]

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The European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association put out a press release yesterday that shows strong growth in what it calls “alternative-fuel vehicles” for the first quarter of 2017. Sales of such vehicles were up by 37.6 percent to 212,945 in Europe, and that followed a mild gain near the end of last year. The number of […]

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America may be a pickup truck country, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t interest in EVs. At least, that’s according to the results of a new study from the American Automobile Association (AAA). The study shows that 30 million Americans say they’re likely to buy an EV, with millennials especially interested at one in five. […]

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The Green Alliance says the United Kingdom will have problems if it doesn’t upgrade its energy networks as EVs and solar panels become more popular. Ini a new report, the think tank says if the UK doesn’t improve its networks by 2020, the increasing popularity of plug-in vehicles and solar panels will lead to power […]

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A lecturer wrote that it will be another 10 years before electric vehicles truly “matter” in Forbes this week. Leaving aside the fact that one could argue that despite their small market share, hybrids and plug-in vehicles already matter, at least when it comes to the conversation about automobiles and the automotive market and industry, […]

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Daimler is leaning towards plug-in vehicles over fuel cells in its zero emission vehicle strategy. At an automotive congress in Stuttgart, Germany, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said that battery-powered vehicles are getting attention much more than fuel cell vehicles at the company, according to Smart2Zero. The German automaker just recently reset its schedule for rolling […]

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New York State is launching a rebate program for EVs this spring. New York is one of eight states that follows California’s lead when it comes to emissions standards. But the state doesn’t mandate sales of zero-emissions vehicles from automakers, nor does it offer incentives to consumers for buying them. Until now. Starting later this […]

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