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Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne has once again reiterated his lack of belief in electric cars as the future. At least, that’s the takeaway from a conversation he had over lunch with CAR Magazine. For example, he was asked whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) could mimic the success Tesla has had in creating a following […]

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Today Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that his company’s partnership with Google on autonomous vehicles is just the “first phase” of larger relationship. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is working to put Google’s autonomous driving system in 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans. “This first phase of the operation is very targeted. It’s designed to take Google […]

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Toyota and Mazda are in the final stages of a new agreement to collaborate on eco-oriented technology. More restrictive fuel economy and emissions regulations, along with increased pressure from the competition, led to this partnership, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. “Toyota intends to supply fuel cell and plug-in-hybrid technology … Mazda, which has lagged […]

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This past Saturday, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that he had a visit with Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook during a recent trip to California. Fiat’s CEO said he also reportedly spent 45 minutes in one of Google’s self driving cars. Marchionne, the person responsible for bringing Fiat and […]

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A former executive with the Environmental Protection Agency believes that CAFE regulations won’t be lowered during the upcoming midterm review, saying the fuel economy numbers are achievable by the auto industry. Margo Oge, called the “Queen of Cleaner Cars” by some, was the EPA’s director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality when the […]

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Last January Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said FCA has a “massive” program to develop a plug-in hybrid minivan and he’s now emphasized FCA wants to be first as the company arguably has before. What many consider one of the first modern conventional “minivans” launched in 1984 as the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager and these […]

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