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Uber has announced it is opening an autonomous vehicle research center in the Detroit, Mich. suburb of Wixom this March. The location is not only close to automotive manufacturers and suppliers along with research universities, the company will be moving into an existing structure instead of building something from the ground up to speed its […]

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BMW and Nissan have once again partnered to install 174 50-kilowatt DC fast charger locations for electric vehicles, this time in 32 states and the District of Columbia, with many of the stations already installed. The two automakers joined forces in late 2015 to fund the installation of 120 fast chargers in 19 states. “We […]

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In response to a customer on Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tesla owners can expect major hardware updates to occur “every 12 to 18 months.” Musk made the comment when responding to a customer’s Twitter question about paid upgrades for exisiting owners who want the latest equipment, possibly referring to the second generation Autopilot […]

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is now offering a $500 “Clean Fuel Rebate” for its customers in Northern and Central California who own battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The credit comes via a provision in the state’s program called Low Carbon Fuel Standard that earns credits for PG&E itself, and the company then passes them […]

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West Coast cities Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Ore. have submitted a request for information (RFI) to automakers for the purpose of purchasing a combined 24,000 electric vehicles. The municipalities want information about what battery-electric vehicles are available as well as estimated pricing and delivery timelines before submitting a formal bidding process. The […]

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Apparently nothing is sacred in the automotive world. Those high-horsepower, gasoline-inhaling engines that emit a ferocious growl from the performance divisions of BMW and Mercedes-Benz will enevitably be electrified. That is, “electrification” on the table includes hybridization, plug-in hybridization, and even all-electric versions of the enthusiast-oriented BMW “M” and Mercedes-Benz “AMG” cars. These revelations come […]

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Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group Company (GAC) displayed three crossover SUVs at the Detroit auto show including a battery electric model named GE3. This is the second time in the past three years the company had a display at the show, and is the first time any Chinese car company was on the show’s main […]

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DETROIT — Ford wants consumers to think of it as both an automotive company and a mobility company. To that end, it used its press conference at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to discuss its City of Tomorrow plan, among other news. After confirming the return of the Ranger pickup and […]

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For some people, plugging an electric car in for charging can be a pain. You have to find a plug-in charger if you’re out and about or don’t have/can’t install one at home. You have to remember to actually plug it in when you do find a charger, and while it only takes a second, […]

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The governors of Colorado, Nevada and Utah announced last week that they will work together on an electric vehicle charging network covering the major travel corridors that link the states. The states will start next year on a charging network to eventually connect over 2,000 miles of mostly interstate highways that include I-15, I-25, I-70, […]

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