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It seems the state of California‚Äôs generous electric vehicle incentives have paid off. According to a release issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the golden state accounts for nearly half of all electric vehicle sales in the U.S. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that electric vehicle sales are increasing in the U.S., but […]

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Tesla has had an up-and-down history with its direct-to-consumer sales model, with states like Arizona, New Jersey, Maryland, Texas and Virginia coming down hard against the California-based start-up. Now, according to a story in the Des Moines Register, Iowa is another where dealer lobby groups have restricted how Tesla operates in the state. The issue […]

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With BMW’s new line of electric vehicles, the company is also offering a complete line of charging equipment to complement them. The BMW i Wallbox now comes in two variations: the already released Pure and the new Pro. Both deliver charging rates of up to 7.4 kilowatts, but the Pro can charge an i3 to […]

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California is already recognized as the beating heart of electric vehicles, and current Governor Jerry Brown wants the state to keep its leadership position. Brown recently signed a number of bills and approved legislation aimed at getting 1 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2023. Arguably the most important portion is aimed at making […]

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Given the increasing popularity of luxury automakers stuffing plug-in-hybrid systems into increasingly decadent vehicles, it should come as no surprise that Porsche is following suit. Porsche already has two plug-in hybrids in its stable — the 918 Spyder and Panamera S E-Hybrid — and is adding a third ahead of next week’s Paris Motor Show: […]

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Infiniti will finally address its obvious lack of a flagship vehicle with this Q80 Inspiration concept, set to be revealed next week at the Paris Auto Show. “After showing Q30 Concept and Q50 Eau Rouge, Infiniti is eager to show the upper range of our portfolio expansion,” said Alfonso Albaisa, the company’s executive design director. […]

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The growing movement of shifting investments away from fossil fuels and toward greener alternatives garnered perhaps its most symbolically important news yet. The heirs to the Rockefeller fortune, which came well over a century ago when brothers John and William Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company, have publicly announced they would divest completely from any […]

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With the red tape cleared and the ground broken on Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Nevada, the biggest question remains whether or not the company will be able to achieve its primary goal: to lower the cost of the batteries it uses in its vehicles. While Tesla boss Elon Musk has confidently predicted that it could […]

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Toyota is playing catch-up with incorporating aluminum into its more popular vehicles, unlike rivals Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. The three North American automakers have wholly embraced the material, starting with hoods and panels in pickups and big SUVs, and spreading through — in the case of Chrysler — about 80 percent of its lineup. […]

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Given Mercedes-Benz is an automotive leader, this is a positive portent for plug-in hybrid supporters. After previewing its first-ever plug-in hybrid last week, Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the technology is going to spread through the rest of its line in the near future. “We will have a plug-in hybrid version of every volume model,” said […]

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