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As parent company Volkswagen Group shifts from diesel to electric vehicles, Audi plans to have at least three EVs by 2020 as part of a new major plan. The shift in focus was presented to managers last week, and CEO Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper that it expects electric vehicles to account for 25 […]

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A team of graduate students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Records for the “Most Efficient Electric Vehicle.” On an Audi test track in Bavaria, the tiny project car toppled the previous Guinness record by chalking up 765.53 miles/kilowatt hours. That’s the equivalent of about 26,135 U.S. […]

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General Motors will offer its first autonomous EV through its affiliated ride-sharing partner, Lyft, and things are coming together on an accelerated pace. In January this year, GM announced it invested $500 million in Lyft and it has made Pam Fletcher, its former executive chief engineer for electric vehicles, its new executive chief engineer of […]

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Chevrolet’s first 200-mile range EV, the 2017 Bolt, is due later this year, and GM chief Mary Barra says this is a portent of more electrification to come. In a half-hour video interview with WIRED Executive Editor Scott Dadich, Barra outlines her view. The interview is good enough that General Motors posted it to its […]

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Hyundai Motor Co. says it will be going full-speed ahead in its plug-in electrified vehicle rollout to increase range and compete with upstart Chinese rivals. Hyundai sees the technology changing so fast that it will have to roll out new EVs on a two-year cadence, boosting the current 110-mile range to around 250 miles per […]

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It doesn’t take much to figure out that “e” prefix before Wazuma stands for electric vehicle. And in this case, the “e” produces 361 pounds-feet of torque, which should send chills down your spine since the torque is produced right off idle. Your first impression of the E-Wazuma might be “extreme,” “insane,” “dangerous,” or even […]

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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. Factoring an adjustment for the different number of selling days each month for 2015 and 2016, overall sales for June were down modestly from a […]

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Startup car company Elio Motors said back in 2013 it would deliver its economical three-wheeled, front-wheel-drive vehicle in 2014. The following year it promised production would begin in 2016. Now, after showing off its first test vehicle, the E1A, another production date is on the calendar — 2017. Unveiled in front of automotive suppliers and […]

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Following an early May death of a Model S driver operating the car in Florida in its semi-autonomous Autopilot function, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening a preliminary evaluation. Today Tesla issued a blog post saying it had delivered information to NHTSA following the car’s careering into a tractor trailer which had […]

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Have you been eyeing a new battery electric (EV) or plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) but shied away because of price? If so, you should consider looking into the used car market. Prices for plug-in vehicles, both electric and hybrid, categorized as one to three years-old have dropped precipitously, making them some of the hottest selling […]

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