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The UK government announced yesterday that autonomous vehicles will be allowed on UK roads five months from now. Fully driverless cars are an exciting glimpse of the future with substantial potential to improve road safety – but the UK’s car fleet has a long way to go before it makes the most of existing autonomous […]

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Drivers of new vehicles are not replacing traditional media with the Internet, but they are accessing traditional media content through alternative digital channels. This is one of the conclusions that can be taken out of the recently released J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Automotive Media and Marketing Report —Summer. The report has been conducted regularly since […]

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Massachusetts-based HBM has introduced a new solution for eDrive testing, an integrated system for measuring the performance and efficiency of electric motors and inverters. HBM, Inc. describes itself as a leading manufacturer of data acquisition systems, analysis and calibration software, strain gauges, and transducers and sensors, HBM explained making the measurements necessary to increase the […]

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Eight major automakers and 15 utilities organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are demonstrating a standards-based, open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The manufacturers involved said the open platform will simplify and streamline vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications, enabling PEVs to provide grid services and increasing the overall value proposition of plug-in […]

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BMW of North America launched its BMW i DC Fast Chargers which can charge the BMW i3 all-electric vehicle’s battery up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. The automaker unveiled this new charger at Plug-In 2014, a conference dedicated to discussing key issues for the long-term success of electric vehicles. The charger is a joint […]

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Jaguar explained its new model, the XE, will rely on aluminum to reduce weight. The upcoming Jaguar XE has been designed around a new modular vehicle architecture and uses an aluminum-intensive unibody, said Jaguar; lightweight aluminum accounts for 75 percent of the structure. Lightweight construction is a core element of Jaguar design, said the company, […]

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Chevrolet announced it is providing 12 extended-range electric Volts to help expand a unique program that matches local entrepreneurs and MBA students committed to revitalizing small businesses across America known as MBAs Across America. MBAs Across America launched last year when four first-year Harvard MBA students drove 8,000 miles across the country, offering free business […]

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In celebration of the U.S. arrival of the BMW i8, BMW created a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition. This special one-off i8 will be auctioned during the weekend of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, ahead of the official BMW i8 fall sale date. BMW said the car will be distinguished by a […]

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The 2015 line of Polaris GEM electric vehicles is now available. GEM said the lineup of transport e2, e4, e6 and light-utility vehicles eS, eL, eL XD, eM1400 feature zero-emissions and are equipped to seat two-to-six people and haul up to 1,450 pounds of payload. New for 2015, Polaris GEM is launching the eM1400 LSV […]

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VIA Motors is strengthening its ranks. CEO John Weber announced earlier this week that Michael Allman, an energy industry leader, has joined VIA’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Allman to the VIA Motors Board,” said Weber. “Michael is a respected industry leader in the energy space and brings to VIA […]

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