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Giant tech firms and global car companies are in an intense race to launch autonomous vehicles, but this week a three-year old startup beat all of them to the finish line. nuTonomy, a spin out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), introduced the world’s first self-driving taxis to the streets of Singapore, beating the […]

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It appears that Mitsubishi’s plan to reinvent itself as purveyor of plug-in hybrid and battery-electric sport-utility vehicles has been put on hold. The Japanese automaker now finds itself in a quagmire because of a Japanese-market fuel-economy manipulation scandal that’s led to a rescue from Nissan Motor Co. An independent investigation has found “a corporate culture […]

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Globally, governments have been ordering green vehicles for their fleets for years, everything from a Toyota Prius hybrid to the BWW i3 electric vehicle. So, an order for 651 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrids for police duty in a country such as Norway, China or the U.S. wouldn’t raise an eyebrow, but Ukraine? This is a […]

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Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will be paying a penalty of 50 billion yen ($480 million) this fiscal year to compensate car buyers for manipulating fuel efficiency ratings. The Japanese automaker has admitted to falsifying test data for 20 models, which have been minicars sold in Japan. The Japanese automaker said it used “desktop calculations” instead of […]

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Nissan Motor is in talks with Mitsubishi Motors to settle a 30-percent stake in the automaker now under investigation for a widening mpg cheating scandal. According to an exclusive report in the Nikkei Asian Review, Nissan will meet Thursday with the Mitsubishi board to settle a proposed $1.84 billion (200 billion yen) commitment to help […]

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Mitsubishi has admitted to submitting falsified fuel economy data for more vehicles than it originally disclosed. The Japanese brand said today that it suspects that nine current models and a number of cars that aren’t sold anymore all have incorrect fuel economy ratings thanks to intentionally manipulated data. Mitsubishi is currently investigating the matter, though […]

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As headlines blare that Mitsubishi is being investigated for mpg misreporting in Japan, its Outlander PHEV has quietly become the fourth plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) to sell more than 100,000 units. Launched in Japan in January 2013, the cumulative global milestone set in March places Mitsubishi’s all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid in the company of other PEVs […]

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In response to mistaken reporting this week that it was investigating U.S. market Mitsubishi cars’ fuel economy compliance, California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) said this is not correct. “ARB cannot undertake an investigation of MPG ratings or data. We can investigate compliance with our GHG [greenhouse gas] requirements for vehicles certified to California new vehicle […]

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In light of the U.S. EPA saying it is following up with Mitsubishi over an MPG data reporting scandal in Japan, the automaker’s U.S. arm said its cars are clean. This disclosure came today in a statement by Mitsubishi North America confirming it is working with U.S. authorities and has internally audited its vehicles several […]

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Following admission of more than two decades of misreported mpg data to Japanese authorities, the U.S. EPA says the company’s cars sold stateside are being scrutinized. “EPA has instructed Mitsubishi to provide additional information regarding their U.S. vehicles,” said the agency today in response to a query by HybridCars.com. “The agency will also be directing […]

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