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The federal government issued long-awaited guidelines late Monday backing fully autonomous vehicles that can save lives. In a joint appearance, Anthony Foxx, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and Jeffrey Zients, director of the National Economic Council, released guidelines that encourage technology innovations from companies balanced with concerns over public safety. The guidelines provide […]

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Today Chevrolet made official what its marketers had let slip in January by disclosing the 2017 Bolt EV in LT trim will start at $37,495 including destination charge. The automaker additionally said a Premier trim will also be offered for $$41,780 including destination. The first all-electric car at this price to offer over 200-miles range […]

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All this year California plug-in hybrid consumers have waiting for a resolution over a limit reached last December for “green stickers” enabling solo driver access to HOV lanes, and now the state has again begun issuing the desirable decals. After hashing it out, legislators have decided to allow an unlimited number of applicants to receive […]

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This week a North Carolina computer programmer proved he’d discovered a previously not-known-about crash camera function in a Tesla Model S that records events from a collision. The system uses the camera eye used normally for Autopilot to capture imagery that could be considered evidence for Tesla cars that suffer an air-bag deploying crash, but […]

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an official estimated range for the all-electric 2017 Chevy Bolt: 238 miles (383 km). Chevy says that it still plans to offer the Bolt for a starting price of below $37,500, before a federal tax credit of $7,500 is applied. The car will begin arriving in select Chevy […]

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Nearly two decades after the first Toyota Prius went on sale in Japan, the cost of hybrid technology is now less than diesel, according to the original Prius lead engineer, Satoshi Ogiso. In an exclusive interview with Forbes’ contributor Bertel Schmitt, Ogiso said a cost advantage for the technology he was part of from the […]

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One of the biggest obstacles to widespread adoption of EVs is range, or lack thereof. So what minimum range will be needed for the public to feel more comfortable driving EVs? Is it the 200 miles being promised by the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3? SEE ALSO: Chevrolet Teases 2017 Bolt EV ‘Regen […]

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Are you ready for the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV? Chevrolet is getting ready for you, assuming you are, and meanwhile it is drumming up excitement for the first EV to have 200 miles range for $30,000 after subsidies. While EV watchers are eagerly awaiting its EPA certifications, dealer ordering to open for the $37,500-before-subsidy EV, […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall passenger vehicle sales for August were flat compared to a year ago and down slightly from July 2016. Through the first eight months of […]

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The California legislature allocated $133 million to the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program as the state’s annual budget went down to wire on the August 31 deadline. The clean vehicle rebate provision was part of a $900 million deal that legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday. Legislators and the governor’s office had been sparring […]

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