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Thanks to elegantly effective incentives and penalties rewarding electric cars, and charging high emitters, France has become the fifth nation to buy 100,000 plug-in electrified vehicles. The country that was home to last year’s landmark climate change accord has been on a roll, with its domestic press stretching to compare to Norway, which actually just […]

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French automaker Renault took to the 2016 Paris Motor Show to show a new concept, pointing the brand’s way into the future. The concept is claimed to be, of course, all-electric and fully autonomous, though it’s mostly an exercise in future design than technology. One of the most visually striking features are the small hexagonal […]

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Porsche’s plush 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in, one of two gasoline plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) planned to join the new Panamera line, made its debut at the Paris Motor Show. The Panamera was the German performance automaker’s first four-door sedan when it debuted in 2009, and was a polarizing entry that was met with […]

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Last month the 500,000th plug-in electrified vehicle was sold in the United States. Counting all plug-in hybrid and battery electric passenger vehicles back to 2008, the tally of leased and purchased PEVs through the end of August now make the U.S. the second major market after Europe to have crossed this milestone. Europe, which last […]

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Toyota showcased a new hybrid crossover concept during the Paris Motor Show, the C-HR. Toyota explained the C-HR Concept is built on a new platform and measures 4,350mm long, 1,850mm wide and 1,500mm high. A lower centre of gravity and greater structural rigidity will contribute to much improved driving dynamics. Interesting, but Toyota did not […]

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From the Paris motor show this week, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler confided he is unsure global emissions regulations will not stifle its ability to sell its electrified products. “We have to comply,” he said to Automotive News in an interview during press days before the show was open to the public. “And we have to […]

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As part of autonomous vehicles’ development, features that can be integrated in today’s cars like brake assist need to work all around the world. With this in mind, Ford went to Paris to test its emergency braking assist system. Ford said it has put its automatic braking technology, Active City Stop, to the test in […]

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According to Nissan, a certain nurse from Paris, France known simply as Mrs. Lailler, has become the 10,000th Nissan Leaf customer in Europe, further cementing Nissan’s assertion that the zero emission car is the best-selling electric vehicle of all time. Mrs. Lailler will be driving her Nissan Leaf on visits to patients and using it […]

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