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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:05:08 +0000
Uber is launching an electric-vehicle program in Portland, and it will be encouraging its drivers to sign up. The program, which follows a similar effort launched earlier in London, gets started in late May. Through a combination of incentives and educational initiatives, the program aims to increase the amount of EVs driven by Uber contractors […]
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:18 +0000
An optimistic forecast on global sales of plug-in vehicles has been released by a major oil producer. Joel Couse, chief energy economist at Total SA, forecasts that electric vehicles will make up 15 to 30 percent of new vehicles sold worldwide by 2030. The economist spoke at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s conference in New […]
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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:08 +0000
After Consumer Reports (CR) took the Tesla Model S from the top spot in its ultra luxury car category over a missing safety feature, the brand is responding. The issue is over emergency automatic braking (AEB), which was standard on all Tesla models up until October of 2016, when it disappeared as a feature on […]
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:11:53 +0000
This specially modified Nissan Leaf AT-EV is competing in the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally. The AT-EV stands for All-Terrain Electric Vehicle and will be campaigned by electric vehicle advocate Plug In Adventures. The Mongol Rally takes place this summer and is a 10,000-mile (16,000-kilometers) journey from the U.K. to Mongolia. The Leaf is based on a […]
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:48:23 +0000
Over last weekend Fisker, Inc. founder and namesake Henrik Fisker tweeted a version of the EMotion all-electric sports car will be released this summer. The tweet for the 400-plus mile per charge, 161-mph showpiece says it will be released on Aug 17. and what’s revealed is to be a working prototype, based on previous comments […]
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:30:35 +0000
Consumer Reports has knocked down ratings on the Model S and Model X due to the prolonged absence of a standard safety feature. New models of the two electric vehicles produced between late October 2016 and now don’t come with an automatic emergency braking (AEB) system that’s standard on other cars on the market. Consumer […]
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:34:24 +0000
Waymo is opening up its self-driving test rides to the public for the first time in a step toward making the technology available to ride-hailing companies. Google parent company Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving vehicle unit opened up applications yesterday for those Phoenix-area residents interested in taking a ride in a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This comes […]
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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:39:24 +0000
While European legislators are pushing for more electrified vehicles in their quest to cut CO2, and as Americans wonder whether President Trump will slow their progress, the newly crowned world’s largest market – China – is in it mostly for cleaner air. China is also the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, but its urban […]
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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:44:15 +0000
Waymo will be adding 500 more Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans to its self-driving test fleet. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is adding to its working relationship with Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving car unit after having provided 100 Pacifica Hybrids to the project late last year. Waymo has worked closely with FCA engineers at the automaker’s Michigan facility […]
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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:40:04 +0000
The Chevrolet Bolt EV is only just rolling out to dealers across the country, but Chevrolet says it’s already managed to save 175,000 gallons of gasoline. That’s compared to an average 26 mpg car, and fuel savings for the gas-engine-free electric car come fast, in direct proportion to miles traveled. Through April 2, Chevrolet says […]
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