Launched in December 2010, the Chevrolet Volt fleet has driven more than 1 billion total miles, with close to two-thirds of this without using gasoline in all-electric mode. The Volt’s Web site ticker keeps track based on most, but not all, of the cars’ data via OnStar, and to date close to 33 million gallons […]

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As Australians are awaiting their first Model S deliveries, Tesla hoisted a bright red example six stories up to the top floor of Sydney’s Westfield Sidney shopping center. The 4,700-pound car with its full panoramic sunroof made it by way of freight hoist without mishap and now sits pretty for people to see, including those […]

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Siemens is supporting green engineering by extending its partnership with the Greenpower Education Trust for another five years, until at least 2020. Siemens said the move will help ensure that Greenpower’s work with schools, colleges and universities to engage more young people in engineering from an early age continues internationally. Siemens added it has been […]

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As Toyota prepares to relocate from Torrance, Southern California to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, it has named its architectural firm to design its new campus for 4,000 employees. Drawings and specs for Toyota’s new corporate headquarters are to be overseen by Dallas-based Corgan as the lead architect known for sustainable designs, and in a statement, […]

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Volvo, long known for its high safety standards, aims to further streamline its products for even safer travels — that is, it wants to delete the driver. In an interview with Automotive News Europe, Peter Mertens, the company’s head of R&D, said Volvo would be doubling down in its development of self-driving vehicles. “We’ve started […]

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Actually, there are more than only 10 reasons to be encouraged that the electrification of transportation has a bright future. This round up however is in case anyone has any doubt after we gave a sober look at what yet gives critics breathing space to poke at the effort to rely on batteries instead of […]

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Bob Lutz is often called “father of the Volt” but claiming that that title too is Tony Posawatz, now a consultant at large, who was added to the board of directors for telematics company INRIX. Posawatz was the vehicle line director of the Volt during its development years through production, left GM, then took over […]

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The recent push by various governments towards the expansion of hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles has moved one step closer to reality. According to a story by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), scientists at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created the most advanced hydrogen filling pump ever, which […]

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Audi announced today it has begun taking orders in Europe for its first plug-in hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron. The car combines a 1.4-liter direct-injected turbocharged gas engine and electric motor for 204 rated horsepower. On the European NEDC test cycle, the A3 Sportback e-tron’s fuel consumption in accordance is 1.5 liters per 100 kilometers […]

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BMW is entering the premium compact segment with the 2 series, a hatchback that will break with the German brand’s rear-wheel drive tradition. BMW stated it has given the 2 Series Active Tourer a sophisticated front-wheel-drive system capable of delivering the degree of driver engagement expected of the brand’s models. The company said combining a […]

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