With Tesla and its ongoing battles with state auto dealer associations and lawmakers to operate factory direct, it has won some and lost some – and in Maryland it can now count a win. The win has a name – HB 235 – and in passing the state House with a vote of 122 yes […]

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As more and more electrified vehicles enter the world’s auto fleet, and as better battery technologies combine with higher levels of battery production, the cost of storing energy in an automobile continues to plummet. According to an article by Climate Progress, by some measures, the price – calculated in terms of cost per kilowatt-hour of […]

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According to the head of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Tesla Motors plans on paying its workers higher than nearly every other automaker in the U.S. at an average hourly wage of $25. These wage figures would be double what the majority of part supplies pay, as well as $8 higher per hour than those […]

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A research team said it has found a way to lengthen the lifespan of lithium-sulfur batteries, creating a product that could potentially replace the lithium-ion batteries currently used in electrified vehicles. The team from South Korea’s Hanyang University recently published its study on lithium-sulfur (li-S) batteries in the American Chemical Society’s Journal, Nano Letters. “Lithium-sulfur […]

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During the Geneva Motor Show last month, Porsche President and CEO Matthias Müller said it is planning release of a Macan plug-in hybrid in the next year or two.  “We’re working on it. We’ll have it in one or two years,” Müller stated frankly to IndianAutosBlog.  After denial of the possibility of a Macan hybrid last October by a Porsche […]

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The owners of the Fisker brand have released a teaser image suggesting a revised Karma may be soon be revealed. When Fisker effectively shut down in 2013 the company was working toward an “Atlantic” down-market model not unlike how Tesla is attempting with the Model 3 due below the Model S, but the new Fisker […]

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This week Cadillac revealed its flagship CT6, it’s believed news of a plug-in hybrid version will be forthcoming later this month, and this is to be the first of several new plug-in electrified Cadillacs to come this decade. The automaker is revamping its product assortment, and General Motors’ premium brand is planning for electrification in […]

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With a previously predicted release of spring 2014, Indianapolis’ BlueIndy electric car sharing service is now in need of $13 million in order to finally get its vehicles on the road. The program which would be the largest in the country has encountered a multitude of problems in attempts to launch this service throughout Indianapolis, […]

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According to Cadillac brand president Johan de Nysschen, the automaker which is believed to have revised the ELR for 2016 will elect not to continue the Volt-based model. “The ELR will continue through its lifecycle,” he said to AutoGuide in New York today, however, “I don’t’ think we will create a next-generation, compact, two-door, gorgeously […]

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Earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, Nissan unveiled its subcompact Sway concept showing a potential design direction for Nissan production cars in this class. Nissan said it had the European market in mind when styling the fuel-sipping conventionally powered vehicle, but Nissan’s global design chief Shiro Nakamura was reported as saying this could lead […]

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