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Last week Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne expessed skepticism over the upcoming Tesla Model 3, specifically in its ability to generate a profit. When asked by Automotive News about the nearly 400,000 preorders that the Model 3 has racked up since a pre-production version of the car broke cover, Marchionne didn’t hold back his thoughts […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is spending $40 million to convert its Detroit-based fleet of heavy-duty trucks from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG). Steve Beahm, FCA’s senior vice president of supply chain management, said moving to natural gas-powered trucks will provide both economical and environmental benefits. “Our transition to CNG reflects the way FCA US […]

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There are an even dozen electric vehicles (EVs) offered in the U.S. and their sales range from quite respectable to so little as to give fodder to critics. As a type of vehicle, EVs are a slim minority of the U.S. sales total at 0.40 percent but they have an outsized reputation and more EVs […]

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FIAT has announced its new 500X crossover will arrive in the U.S. market in the second quarter of 2015 as a 2016 model, starting at $20,000. “The Fiat 500X is the next step of FIAT expansion in the North American market,” said Jason Stoicevich, Head of FIAT Brand North America, FCA US LLC. “Personalization is […]

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Seeing sales on the rise, FCA is investing in order to have the capacity to build more eight-speed TorqueFlite transmissions. With sales of vehicles equipped with the popular eight-speed transmission growing, FCA US LLC stated it will invest an additional $266 million in its Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.) to increase capacity of the fuel-efficient TorqueFlite […]

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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has scored a perfect “100A” in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2014. This is the second year in a row that it has been nominated as a CDP global leader. The company said this accomplishment recognizes Nissan for its eco-friendly corporate policies and transparent information disclosure about its environmental […]

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Automakers located in the U.S. will try to have vehicles talk to utility companies during a special field test this week. Eight global automakers are joining forces for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use […]

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Fiat has introduced during the 2014 Paris Motor Show the 500X, the latest member of the 500 family. The Italian company describes the 500X as a crossover not only in terms of vehicle segments, but also in terms of its potential customers. With two versions on offer, there is a 500X to suit every need […]

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Fiat’s fully electric 2015 500e is now available in California and Oregon. Fiat said the 500e is available for $199 a month for 36 months with $999 due at signing. Sales of the Fiat 500e expanded to Oregon earlier this year; the all-electric Fiat had been sold only in California since its introduction in 2013. […]

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A consortium of organizations involved in California’s Bay Area wants people to discover electric cars. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and a consortium of electric vehicle organizations launched May 14 a new electric vehicle awareness campaign: “Experience Electric — The Better Ride.” The regional initiative is designed to […]

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