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Lyft Drivers To Receive First Chevy Bolt Deliveries

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:27:09 +0000

Lyft drivers will be the first to receive all-electric Chevy Bolts as they roll off the production line later this year, a Lyft executive said Wednesday. “Drivers on the Lyft platform will be receiving Bolts to drive first,” said Emily Castor, Lyft’s director of transportation. Castor spoke at the World Mobility Leadership Forum at Metro […]

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Electric Wins Over Luxury As Automakers Scale Back at Paris Motor Show

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:53:13 +0000

The 2016 Paris Motor Show is seeing a lot more electric car announcements than high-performance luxury this year as automakers respond to emissions scrutiny and cutbacks on the cost of attending auto shows. This year has seen fewer marque displays than ever in modern auto shows as automakers reroute marketing and dollars spent to other […]

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Renault Zoe Enters Market Slightly Ahead of Chevy Bolt As First ‘Affordable’ 200-Mile EV

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:30:35 +0000

While Americans and Europeans are anticipating the 238-mile range 2017 Chevy Bolt EV and Opel Ampera-e respectively, Renault is now taking orders in Europe for its approximately 200-mile range Zoe. The upgraded battery in the otherwise mildly refreshed Zoe comes seemingly out of left field, at least to an American audience. Media reports in the […]

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Kia Considering Battery-Electric Version of New Niro Crossover

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:14 +0000

Kia’s 2017 Niro Hybrid small crossover SUV has just reached dealer showrooms, and the Korean automaker is already talking about a battery electric version. This information was revealed to the UK’s Car Dealer Magazine by Kia Motors’ chief operating officer, Tae-Hyun Oh, at the opening of a new flagship dealership in London. “We have just […]

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Opel Video Features

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:52:27 +0000

In anticipation of further disclosure to the media tomorrow at the Paris Motor Show, Opel just four hours ago released a 1-minute video highlighting how exciting the life of its drivers can be. Featuring imagery associated with young love between an attractive couple, the company intersperses facts and visuals of the rebadged Chevy Bolt rated […]

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Survey Finds Four Out of Five Want Driver Control in Autonomous Vehicles

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:37:11 +0000

Eighty percent of surveyed consumers don’t want to own a car in the future missing steering wheels and pedals. A Future Autonomous Vehicle Driver Study commissioned by Kelley Blue Book found four out of five people think a human driver should be able to take control of self-driving cars. While a few companies, including Google […]

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UK Video Ad Shows ‘Simple But Advanced’ Features of Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:36:50 +0000

More details are coming out on the launch of the plug-in hybrid Kia Optima through a video ad. Kia is rolling out the 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid in the U.K., where pricing starts at 31,495 pounds ($41,659) after a 2,500 pound rebate. The UK video ad displays the “simple but advanced plug-in hybrid.” A British […]

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China Buys Half-Millionth Passenger Plug-in Car; On Track To Surpass US

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:12:19 +0000

This month China is expected to have purchased in excess of a cumulative total of 500,000 plug-in passenger vehicles, potentially surpassing the U.S. in the process. Exact counts of all “New Energy Vehicles” (NEVs) won’t be known until after the month’s end, but the nation had an estimated 493,290 in the bag through August, and […]

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2017 Renault Zoe Getting New 200-Mile Battery — Nissan Leaf to Follow?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:04:33 +0000

Last week we reported that the 2017 Renault Zoe was expected to have a larger battery giving it a 200-mile driving range, which has now been confirmed. Behind that news is the implication that the 2018 Nissan Leaf could follow, given that the two companies are joined by an alliance. The information about the Zoe […]

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EPA’s Chris Grundler Raising Hackles for Automakers at Ann Arbor Testing Grounds

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:57:50 +0000

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air-quality and transportation office in Michigan is raising hackles for automakers – especially Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and its $5.1 billion tab. Chris Grundller, director of the EPA’s transportation and air quality office, says that FCA needs to spend $5.1 to comply with U.S. fuel economy standards for […]

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