Two surveys are showing automakers have real challenges ahead in getting consumers to see the benefits of purchasing plug-in electric and self-driving vehicles. Harris has surveyed 1,052 U.S. residents to find that 67 percent of them didn’t know anyone who owned an all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid-electric vehicle. Lack of knowledge over how the technologies […]

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Google is setting up shop in Michigan, near the Detroit Big Three. The tech giant has been working on self-driving cars and will open a self-driving technology department in Novi, Michigan. Google said that it has spent the past few years working from the Greater Detroit area and many of its current partners are based […]

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The Volkswagen Group may be working on resolving its massive diesel scandal, but it isn’t doing so quietly. In a court filing, the Volkswagen Group argues that the fines levied against it in the U.S. are excessive, although it remains fully committed to settling the government’s claims. The German automaker presented its response because the […]

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Toyota and Uber have announced a partnership to explore a possible ridesharing collaboration. The two companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will explore collaboration, starting with trials in countries where ridesharing is expanding, taking various factors into account such as regulations, business conditions and customer needs. As part of the partnership, […]

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In its proprietary fuel economy testing, Consumer Reports says the 2016 Toyota Prius gets 52 mpg overall, matching the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 52 mpg combined, but this number is arrived at completely differently. The 2016 Prius is fully redesigned with improved engine, transmission, aerodynamics, and more – all meant to make it more fuel […]

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After years of waiting, the first of the new Acura NSX hybrid sports cars has finally rolled off the production line. The company has celebrated the first serial production 2017 Acura NSX at its new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, the exclusive home to the next-generation NSX, which Honda says makes it the only […]

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Hyundai will introduce electric vehicles with longer range before the end of the decade. In a recent interview with Autoblog, Hyundai’s director of its eco-vehicle performance development group, Byung Ki Ahn, confirmed that a 200-mile Hyundai electric vehicle will be introduced by 2018. Range will go even further by 2020, when Hyundai plans on adding […]

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A recent study has found that nearly half of drivers prefer to not have any self-driving features in their vehicles. University of Michigan researchers Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak surveyed 618 drivers on their preferences of both partially and completely self-driving vehicles, as well as overall preferences for having self-driving versus conventional vehicles. The survey […]

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Owners of GM crossovers with overstated mpg claims will receive debit cards as compensation. The move was expected after the American automaker issued a stop sale on the crossovers last week saying that the Monroney Sticker had the wrong mpg figures on it. GM expects the payment offers will be made to about 135,000 retail […]

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This year, the Tesla Model S will compete at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the very first time. Piloting the car will be Blake Fuller, founder and CEO of Go Puck wearable battery packs as well as Braille Battery, the official supplier for numerous motorsports organizations including IndyCar. So it comes as no […]

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