While Tesla’s Gigafactory has been grabbing attention this week, reporters also learned more about electrified vehicle batteries while touring General Motors’ Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant. General Motors had invited journalists to visit the battery assembly plant located in Brownstone Charter Township, Mich., just south of Detroit. Six different battery packs that GM makes at the […]

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The long-anticipated Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid was expected later this year but has once again been postponed for the U.S. and Canada. This is at least the fifth time it’s been delayed to North America since its 2013 Japan-market launch, and speaking for the U.S. market, Alex Fedorak, manager, Public Relations, today confirmed the latest […]

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General Motors’ Orion Assembly plant which will begin producing the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV in as soon as two months from now has been ranked by the U.S. EPA as 8th among green power users. The assembly plant which is an EPA Green Power Partnership Partner is powered by 54-percent renewable energy and was recently […]

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A Tesla Model S was traveling at 74 mph in Autopilot mode during the fatal crash in Florida, according to a preliminary federal investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report released Tuesday draws no conclusion about the cause of the May 7 crash that killed Tesla test driver Joshua Brown, 40. The Model S […]

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Last week Tesla Motors announced a plan that included battery-powered commercial trucks with no production timetable. This week Mercedes-Benz unveiled its electric Urban eTruck with sales planned in about five years, Automotive News is reporting. As the name suggests, the Urban eTruck is aimed at intercity deliveries such as grocery stores and other urban businesses. […]

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If you did not know, a Tesla Model X driver wants others to see the benefits of Tesla’s Autopilot to pass the time in bumper-to-bumper traffic while he plays Pokemon Go. The video taken on one of the most traveled highways in the U.S. – I-95 northbound nearing Washington, D.C. – comes two-and-a-half months after […]

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In a case of reality nearly imitating art, a Florida man armed with a pink handgun attempted to evade police in a stolen Toyota Prius, but the police had little trouble apprehending the perpetrator when he crashed attempting a high-speed escape. Perhaps if 19-year-old Jean Sugri had the new better handling 2016 Prius, as Toyota […]

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General Motors will offer its first autonomous EV through its affiliated ride-sharing partner, Lyft, and things are coming together on an accelerated pace. In January this year, GM announced it invested $500 million in Lyft and it has made Pam Fletcher, its former executive chief engineer for electric vehicles, its new executive chief engineer of […]

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U.S. state officials believe Audi developed the defeat device Volkswagen used to cheat on diesel emissions tests. The lawsuits allege that the Volkswagen Group’s diesel cheating began in 1999 with the software developed by Audi. After that first known instance of the company using the defeat device, Volkswagen spent much of the next decade perfecting […]

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In the aftermath of the massive diesel scandal, Volkswagen has confirmed it will no longer push diesel vehicles in the U.S. It’s not a huge surprise considering the fallout from cheating on diesel emissions tests, having to spend more than $15-billion in buybacks, compensation to customers, fines and investing into environmental projects. Speaking to Automotive […]

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