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Tesla Providing ‘Perfect Company Car’ Perks On New Website

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:46:10 +0000

Tesla launched a new corporate sales website page, geared toward providing the “Perfect Company Car.” Like other Tesla website pages, users can review a series of benefits gained by going with a Tesla vehicle. Saving on fuel costs, and having plenty of space for passengers and storage are among them. Tesla Model S owners are […]

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Buick Launches Chevy Volt-Based Velite 5 in China

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:29:38 +0000

Buick is launching its first electric car in China, the Velite 5 plug-in hybrid, and it shares much with the Chevy Volt. Revealed at the Guangzhou auto show in China in November as the Velite Concept, the Velite 5 seems to be utilizing much of the Chevrolet Volt’s powertrain. Like the Volt, its gasoline engine […]

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Auto Analysts See Fuel Efficiency Moving Forward Regardless of White House Decision

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:24:40 +0000

Even if the Trump administration rolls back the Obama administration’s 2022-25 fuel economy targets, they may eventually fall in place through other market forces, auto analysts say. Consumer demand for fuel-efficient vehicles and aggressive emissions targets overseas may be more important than decisions by President Donald Trump. The president has directed the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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Volkswagen Storing Bought-Back Diesels In Old Football Stadium

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:20:00 +0000

All those cheating diesel vehicles have to go somewhere. As a result of its massive TDI diesel scandal, Volkswagen has been buying back numerous vehicles from owners and storing them at various locations. One of those locations is the now defunct Pontiac Silverdome, which was once the home of the Detroit Lions. The Silverdome first […]

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Daimler Chief Reflects On How Tesla Has Put a Shine On Electric Cars’ Image

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:17:56 +0000

Tesla has broken the “granola image” of electric cars and its limited audience, opening doors for competitors like the EQ subbrand, Daimler’s chief said. During an interview last week at the South by Southwest (SXSW 2017) conference in Austin with German magazine T3N, CEO Dieter Zetsche reflected on the German automaker’s 2009 investment in Tesla, […]

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State Department Reverses Obama Decision and OKs Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:59:00 +0000

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline transporting Canadian tar sands oil from Alberta through the U.S. has been approved by the State Department. Canadian oil company TransCanada can now construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities at the border in Montana for importing the crude oil. Previous Secretary of State John Kerry rejected the pipeline in […]

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London May Bring In Tesla Police Cars

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:51:35 +0000

Tesla may see its break into the police car market through a contract with Scotland Yard. London’s police department has been in talks with Tesla CEO Elon Musk that could bring in up to 700 Tesla vehicles customized for the client. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, chief of Metropolitan Police, has been in talks with Tesla on […]

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Renault Zoe Hot Seller in Home Country During February

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:02:09 +0000

The all-electric Renault Zoe drove up total French plug-in vehicle sales 7.4 percent over the previous year. Zoe sales in its home country grew 32 percent to 1,565 units sold. That made for 69 percent of passenger battery electric vehicle sales in that market. Avere-France, the association for development of electric mobility, reported 3,121 plug-in […]

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Study: Automakers’ Cost to Meet US MPG Targets Is 40 Percent Less Than Originally Estimated

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:56:49 +0000

The cost of automakers complying with toughening federal fuel economy standards could be far less than expected. This is according to the International Council on Clean Transportation, an independent research group, which released a report concluding automakers costs could be reduced by 34 percent to 40 percent per vehicle in the 2022 through 2025 phase. […]

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Citroen E-Berlingo Electric Minivan Targeted to Personal and Business Use

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:59:44 +0000

French automaker PSA’s Citroen division just launched the E-Berlingo, an electric version of its multi-functional Berlingo minivan. Citroen wants to tap into the appeal and functionality of its 20-year-old plus Berlingo with the benefits of electrification. In the past, the Berlingo has served as a leisure activity vehicle for owners, and its modular design has […]

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