Driverless vehicles and cars wirelessly navigating the information superhighway are not the stuff of science fiction anymore. With this in mind, Canada’s province of Ontario is investing to help make connected car innovation happen. The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), on behalf of the province’s Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Research and Innovation, has […]

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General Motors’ Cadillac ELR may not be as perceptibly “disruptive” as the Tesla Model S, but its last commercial sure ruffled some tail feathers while the latest is decidedly more benign. Posted by the automaker last Thursday, the new ad explains the Cadillac with slightly modified Chevy Volt powertrain with serene visuals and a simple […]

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Yesterday former Volt line director and former Fisker CEO Tony Posawatz was announced as a new member of the Electrification Coalition (EC). His contribution to electrification was more pronounced when he was working for General Motors, where he worked over 30 years, and was in charge of the Volt from concerts stage in 2006 to […]

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This week Tesla Motor reported it would open 30 new stores and service centers in Europe while it expands its Supercharger network to make way for increased Model S sales in global markets. The American electric automaker, which Americans are still learning about, said on Tuesday it expects this year to sell double the number […]

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How about controlling a vehicle instinctively with the movements of your body? This is the direction Toyota is taking with its FV2 concept shown at the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) held in Toronto. Toyota stated this far reaching concept is a car that adopts a human-like interface – connecting both physically and emotionally with […]

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Chevrolet has a new 30-second spot for the Volt as the brand continues against resistance to get the message out about what the car can do. This is not to say anyone needs to understand the mechanics of it, but even understanding that this is a car that, 1) runs for 38 miles more or […]

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The 2014 J.D. Powers Vehicle Dependability study saw a decline this year for the first time since 1998 due to a proliferation in four-cylinder engines, it said. The poll of 2011 model year cars allowed owners to report issues, and it appears a strategy employed to increase fuel and emissions efficiency has not been without […]

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BMW Motorsport has announced it will partner with solar equipment supplier GermanPV, initially as part of its 2014 M4 DTM race sponsorship, but with hints that it will be part of BMW’s electrification effort. GermanPV GmbH develops “innovative energy concepts” including electric vehicle charging solutions using renewable energy solar carports. “We are delighted to welcome […]

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Toyota is voluntarily recalling 1.9 million 2009-2014 Prius hatchbacks worldwide due to a software issue. After monitoring its own quality reporting program, Toyota said it determined a potential fault with its hybrid system boost converter. The fault is only with the Prius, not other hybrids, said Toyota. The potential issue could happen under heavy load, […]

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The Jeep Cherokee will go after the European market with the help of a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine and a nine-speed transmission. Launched in the United States in 2013, the Cherokee will make its European debut at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show on March 4, 2014. Also making its debut in the Cherokee, is […]

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