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California Outlines How It Wants To Spend Volkswagen’s $800 Million Diesel Emissions Settlement

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:20:57 +0000

California’s Air Resources Board has presented a list of options on how Volkswagen can spend $800 million as part of the recovery from its diesel emissions cheating scandal. The wish list came via a presentation on its website Thursday showing how the automaker can spend the $800 million share out of a total $14.7 billion […]

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Porsche Aiming to Sell 20,000 Mission E Supercars After 2019 Launch

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:17:31 +0000

Porsche’s chief has predicted the upcoming Mission E electric supercar will make up 10 percent of the company’s sales. After it launches in 2019, the 600-horsepower Mission E will make for one out 10 of its cars sold globally, said CEO Oliver Blume. “We have calculated a quantity in the order of about 20,000 for […]

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Nikola Motors Debuts Hydrogen-Electric Semi-Truck

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:14:33 +0000

Last night Nikola Motors took the wraps off its prototype Nikola One hydrogen-powered electric semi-truck at its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since appearing out of nowhere last June – and soon claiming 7,300 pre-orders before a running prototype was shown – the startup company’s technology has captured the public’s attention with its potential […]

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BYD Unveils SkyRail Electric Monorail at C40 Mayors Summit

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:44:24 +0000

Today BYD unveiled SkyRail, another part of its “green dreams” at the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City. The company’s President and Chairman Wang Chuanfu unveiled the Chinese company’s SkyRail electric monorail before 500 guests, including more than 40 mayors, from over 93 cities. SkyRail is part of BYD’s urban transportation solution, which aims to […]

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November 2016 Dashboard

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:15:06 +0000

The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall sales for November were up 4 percent from a strong year-ago result and down 1 percent from October 2016. Through the first 11 months […]

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Six Honda Clarity Fuel Cells Delivered to Support EU’s HyFIVE initiative

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:02:45 +0000

Six Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicles have arrived in Europe weeks before the first examples show up at Honda dealerships in California. The six Clarity Fuel Cells are part of the European Union’s Hydrogen for Innovative Vehicles (HyFIVE) initiative. They’ll end up with drivers in London and Copenhagen. These cars are six of 185 fuel […]

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Autonomous Vehicle Trials to Begin in Ontario, A Canadian First

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:03:02 +0000

Self-driving cars will hit the roads in Canada’s Ontario Province shortly after the beginning of the new year, marking a Canadian first. Ontario launched the Automated Vehicle Program in October 2015 but had received no applications for permits and public testing through at least July 2016, Automotive News Canada reported. It took nearly a year […]

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Report Claims EVs Face a ‘Nightmare’ Scenario

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:52 +0000

Challenges facing wider market adaption of EV adoption are widely documented. Those challenges include, in no particular order: Falling fuel prices, charging times that are still perceptibly too long and ranges that are still too short. While noting the first of sub-$40,000, 200-plus-mile EVs are on their way, one Business Insider report suggests issues will […]

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Tesla Wins Battle to Open Store in Richmond, Virginia

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:38:16 +0000

Tesla Motors yesterday notched a victory to open a store in Richmond, Va,, the state’s capitol city. Reversing his 2012 ruling that denied a Tesla dealer license, Richard Holcomb, commissioner of Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles, cited overwhelming public support, as well as unique sales and service requirements as reasons to approve a dealer license. […]

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Study: Strongest And Most-Challenged Global Plug-in Car Markets

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:37:35 +0000

China and the U.S. are showing the highest potential for growth in plug-in electrified sales, while three countries fall into the “Hesitators” category of a new Accenture study. Although plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) sales should be strongest in China and the U.S., the study finds that technological, economic and political factors, including the influence of […]

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