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Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder has just signed House Bill 5606 effectively prohibiting Tesla from operating factory direct in state. The bipartisan legislation was overwhelmingly approved 38-0 in the Senate, and 106-1 in the House of Representatives. “This bill does not, as some have claimed, prevent auto manufacturers from selling automobiles directly to consumers at retail […]

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Tesla may have just announced the quickest 0-60 sedan, but just as notable is how Model S has sprinted from 0-50 – thousand sales that is – as it’s on track for 50,000 globally by the end of October. Estimated sales through the end of September are 46,928 according to various reports and Tesla’s quarterly […]

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His name is Bobby, and he’s a really fast driver. Actually, Bobby is a robotically controlled Audi RS7 piloted driving concept that drives as well as some pro drivers, and he got to show this to the world on Sunday. It happened before the start of a DTM race when Bobby and another RS7 sports […]

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With its back against the ropes, Cadillac aims to come out swinging against every major luxury brand with 5-10 new models by 2020, including an all-electric model yet to be defined. In its sights particularly are top-shelf conventional German cars, but how a future Cadillac EV would compete against a Tesla – Model 3 or […]

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An environmentally safe, inexpensive battery developed at Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University (NTU) could lead to electric cars that charge 70 percent in two minutes, and it has a shelf life of more than 20 years. Could this mean bye-bye gas station for today’s fence sitters, or is this just another hopeful battery story prompting excitement, […]

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We frequently hear of the “all of the above” approach made possible with an alphabet soup of technologies to improve mpg and emissions and over the last half decade new tech has risen markedly. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Trends report just released, powertrain technologies that once were rare are becoming increasingly common. […]

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Since launching the Prius to its home market in 1997, Toyota has globally expanded hybrid models and sales, and yesterday announced it had sold its seven millionth car. In the U.S. alone, “well over” two million Lexus and Toyota hybrids have been sold, and the automaker has two-thirds hybrid passenger vehicle market share followed by […]

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After holding everyone in suspense and sending the Internet into a speculation frenzy, Tesla has revealed “the D and something else” as tweeted last week by CEO Elon Musk. As we reported last week was believed about the first half of his tweet, the “D” is a Model S P85D with dual motors, 691 horsepower […]

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Since former GM CEO Dan Akerson hinted last year of another Chevy branded EV with 200-mile range on par with Tesla’s planned Model 3, conjecture has swirled about the possibilities. Last week at an investor meeting, GM’s global product chief Mark Reuss confirmed rumors are true that the Spark EV will have a sibling, and […]

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If you’ve read that plug-in hybrids are the new shining technological stars, and regular hybrids are no longer so special, that’s not quite fair. One could forgive mainstream journalists from saying so if on deadline and reaching for something pithy to say, and in any case, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are more prominent in […]

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