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LAPD’s Multi-million Dollar Electric Fleet Allegedly Goes Unused and Unloved

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:32:28 +0000

We know the State of California loves electric cars, but the Los Angeles Police Department may have mixed emotions. Back in June of 2016, the LAPD awarded BMW with a contract to provide 100 battery-powered i3 hatchbacks as part of a plan to enhance its public image. At the time, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti […]

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UK Watchdogs Call for 70 Percent of New Cars to be Zero Emission by 2030

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:39:32 +0000

The UK government has received an ultimatum to issue mandates for most new cars to be electric by 2030 or whiff on its emissions targets. The recommendations, made by the Committee on Climate Change, a UK clean energy watchdog group, issued the strongly worded draft aimed at the region’s Clean Growth Strategy program, its proclamation […]

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FOMM Concept One Amphibious EV Heading Toward Production

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:31:12 +0000

The Fomm Concept One, a water-cruising electric vehicle inspired by 2011’s Japan tsunamis, is now on its way toward production. An acronym for “First One Mile Mobility,” the concept was first introduced in Feb. 2014 as the world’s “smallest class 4-seater electric vehicle,” specially designed to handle close-range travel, emphasizing fewer cross-country trips and more […]

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BMW’s Tesla Model 3 Competitor to Have Solid State Battery, 435-mile Range

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:48:12 +0000

Tesla’s longest-range Model 3 can travel 310 miles on a single charge, but BMW said its competitor will have 435 miles of range when it goes on sale in 2021. Called the iNext, and based on the Next 100 concept, the new BMW will have all the features that the Tesla Model 3 has, including […]

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Mercedes Developing Solid State Batteries, Applying Micro Hybrid Tech Across Range

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:50:02 +0000

Daimler is working to develop solid-state batteries and other breakthrough battery technology but admits such advancements are likely still a long way out. Speaking to AutoGuide.com at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, board member and head of R&D at Daimler Ola Källenius said the company is working with startups and other companies to develop various […]

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Mazda is Again the Most Fuel-Efficient Automaker

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:47:00 +0000

For the fifth year in a row, Mazda is the most fuel-efficient automaker in the U.S. That’s according to the Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends Report, released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The report lists Mazda as having the highest overall Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy for the 2016 model year at 29.6 mpg, […]

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BMW Could Give the i8 Even More Power

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:43:32 +0000

BMW admits there’s customer demand for a more powerful version of its i8 sports car. Recently updated for the 2019 model year, the BMW i8 Coupe currently offers 369 horsepower and a zero-to-60 mph time of 4.2 seconds, so additional performance could get it into supercar territory with a 60-mph sprint of less than four […]

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Toyota Decides Against Consulting For US EPA

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:57:47 +0000

After several advocacies raised the alarm over the prospect of Toyota lending its management expertise to the U.S. EPA, Toyota said it has decided against it at this time. The specific division within Toyota is more accurately Toyota Systems Production Support Center (TSSC), which for 25 years has consulted with government agencies and non-government organizations, […]

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Nissan Debuts XMotion SUV Concept with Koi Sidekick In Detroit

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:09:26 +0000

Nissan’s new design language has taken center stage with the introduction of its new Xmotion SUV concept at the Detroit Motor Show. Pronounced “Crossmotion,” the six-passenger, utility-focused three-row SUV incorporates Nissan’s revised design idea for fluidity and fusion of Japanese cultural elements. It starts with its trademark V-motion grill, jagged-angled metal wheels, pillarless doors, U […]

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Ferrari to Roll Out Hybrid Supercar in 2019

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:55 +0000

In a complete about-face, Ferrari has announced a move towards a hybrid supercar and SUV to compete with Tesla in the luxury segment. In telling remarks at the Detroit Auto Show, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler, confirmed the move to a group of reporters. “If there is an electric supercar to be […]

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