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Amazon, the same company which will gladly sell you everything from barbells to a 1.5-ton belt sander, has received a patent for technology allowing EVs to be recharged by drone. Environmental tech blog GreenTechMedia first noticed the filing, issued on Oct. 3 of this year. Patent number 9,778,653 is described as an “uncrewed autonomous vehicle” and […]

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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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Honda has revealed an new all-electric vehicle called the Urban EV Concept. Built on a completely new platform which may underpin future battery-electric models, the concept was introduced in a speech by Honda Motor Co. President and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo. “This is not some vision of the distant future; a production version of this car […]

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Toyota and Mazda are taking electrified vehicles seriously enough to jointly invest $1.6 billion in a U.S. plant. Toyota Motor Corp. will also be taking a 5 percent share of Japanese competitor Mazda Motor Corp. The U.S. location will be named later, but it will have the capacity to produce 300,000 vehicles a year and […]

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If a disinformation and error-filled video co-sponsored by a front group for oil merchants the Koch Brothers has its way, people will want to think twice about “dirty” electric cars. Making the rounds by a coordinated effort including sponsored Facebook posts widely disseminated, and being picked up here and there by media, the video decries […]

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Even though electric vehicles still only account for a sliver of the global market, Big Oil is beginning to take them seriously as a long-term threat to the industry. While preserving a finite resource is still probably the way to go, oil companies are accustomed to making money and have now begun revising their forecasts […]

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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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