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German Officials Raid Daimler Offices On Suspicion of Diesel-Related Fraud

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:56:20 +0000

German prosecutors have raided Daimler’s offices in Germany. The parent company of Mercedes-Benz is under investigation for possible fraud related to false advertising and the possible manipulation of exhaust-gas aftertreatment in its diesel cars. Reuters reports the Stuttgart prosecutor’s office said 23 prosecutors and around 230 employees, including police and state criminal authorities, were involved […]

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Americans Prefer Google Over Uber for Self-Driving Cars

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:00:03 +0000

A new survey of drivers in the U.S. and Europe found that tech giants and traditional automakers are more trusted than Uber and Tesla to bring autonomous vehicles to roads. Connected car service company Inrix conducted a survey with 5,054 drivers in the U.S, France, Germany, Italy, and U.K., to gauge their usage of connected […]

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Workhorse Taking Reservations For Consumer-Oriented W-15 Plug-In Pickup

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:54:39 +0000

Workhorse has announced that it is considering producing a consumer version of its W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup after receiving strong interest in the vehicle. The W-15, which was first shown earlier this month, is powered by a pair of electric motors located in the front and the rear of the vehicle. The two motors are good […]

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Chevy Bolt EV Can Charge at 55 kW

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:35:20 +0000

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is capable of charging up to 20-percent faster than it does on today’s DC chargers, according to initial results in a newly published report from a Canadian research institute. The Bolt’s peak charging rate has been the subject of some speculation. General Motors spokespeople have generally said the Chevrolet Bolt […]

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Daimler Breaks Ground On Second Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:45:12 +0000

Daimler has officially begun construction of its second lithium-ion battery plant, which the German automaker says will be one of the largest in the world. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Saxony Minister President Stanislaw Tillich, together with Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche and other executives, toured the existing battery factory in Kamenz on Monday, where the […]

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The All-New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Has Everything You Need to Keep Your Kids Entertained

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:43:30 +0000

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the most technologically advanced 7-passenger hybrid available and with the optional Uconnect® Theater System featuring dual touch screens with built-in apps and games, your kids will never get bored. Plus, parents are in control all the time. See it all in action here.

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Tesla Extends Free Lifetime Charging Program, Adds New Referral Program

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:02:49 +0000

Tesla has extended its free unlimited charging incentive through a new “referral program” that will be in place until the end of the year. The automaker’s former offering was free unlimited lifetime charging for new vehicle owners, but that incentive program was supposed to end on Jan. 1 of this year. Tesla then extended the program […]

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BMW Chief Says Electrified & Connected Vehicles Higher Priority Than Sales Volume

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:00:31 +0000

As it seeks to keep its competitive edge, BMW’s CEO says it will place a higher emphasize on vehicle electrification and connected, automated features. The revelation by CEO Harald Krueger came while speaking with journalists Thursday at the company’s Munich headquarters. Sales have been particularly strong for the automaker, with BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce divisions […]

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Nissan’s Electric Vmotion 3.0 Likely To Be A Crossover

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:10:03 +0000

Nissan will roll out a concept car this year showing a new direction in electrification. That new electric car is likely to be a crossover model, and it will be separate from the Nissan Leaf’s platform design. Automotive News revealed more about Nissan’s plans from discussions with executives last month at the Shanghai auto show. […]

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CEO Mark Fields ‘Retires’ From Ford

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:31:29 +0000

Mark Fields was at the helm of Ford since mid-2014. Replacing Fields as Ford CEO is Jim Hackett, former CEO of Steelcase Inc. Hackett has led Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016 and served on the American automaker’s board from 2013 to 2016. Ford said in its official statement that Fields “is retiring,” but […]

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