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Mercedes-Benz Joining Formula E Electric Racing Series

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:02:09 +0000

Mercedes-Benz will be competing against other automakers in the Formula E electric racing series starting in 2019. The automaker is transitioning its motorsports division over from German racing series Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) to focus on Formula E. The company had played a visible role as a manufacturer sponsoring DTM for several years. The motorsports group will […]

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UK Banning Gasoline and Diesel Powered Cars By 2040

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:35:56 +0000

The United Kingdom is following France’s lead with a ban on the sale of vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel by 2040. Internal pressures have been mounting as well, with the British government having lost legal cases filed by campaign groups. The national government has been taking measures along the way, including a May proposal […]

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US DOT May Propose Capping Fuel Economy at 2021 Level Through 2025

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:08:42 +0000

The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering issuing fuel economy requirements for automakers lighter than the Environmental Protection Agency’s version. DOT said Tuesday that the new rules may start a year earlier than planned in the EPA’s proposed rules, covering 2021 model year vehicles. Lower fuel economy increases through 2025 would be part of the […]

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These Hybrid Cars Get Double The US Average MPG

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:04:53 +0000

Did you know you can spend the average low-30s price for a new car with average 26 mpg, or – if you care to save where it counts – you can buy a hybrid for less than the U.S. average price with double the U.S. average fuel economy? Hybrid cars are meant to be thought […]

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VW Executive to Plead Guilty In Wake of U.S. Emissions Probe

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:20:36 +0000

Oliver Schmidt, former top executive at Volkswagen’s environmental and engineering center in Michigan, is ready to plead guilty in a U.S. District Court in Detroit next month.

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20 EVs With 200-plus Miles Range Due By 2020

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:31:56 +0000

Two years ago there was only one 200-plus-mile range EV sold, Tesla’s Model S, but that is due to quickly change. In two years from now, the tally of 200-plus-mile range EVs for sale or pending production launch could be up to 10, and by the end of 2020, there could be at least 20 […]

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Tesla Model S Wins Back Consumer Reports Top Safety Ranking

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:44:08 +0000

Consumer Reports has officially reinstated the Tesla Model S to it top safety rating ranking for fixing its emergency braking system. The consumer safety magazine had taken the Model S off that list in April after reviewing the vehicle and finding that Tesla’s software update for the automotive emergency braking (AEB) wasn’t adequate. The latest […]

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Mini 3-Door To Come in Battery Electric Version Starting 2019

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:43:05 +0000

BMW will be bringing its flexible electrified vehicle architecture over to an all-electric Mini in 2019. An all-electric variant of the brand’s core 3-door small car model, also known as the Mini Cooper, will start production that year. Car buyers will be able to consider a traditional gasoline or diesel engine version, a plug-in hybrid, […]

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Star Wars’ Inspired EV Promises Out-Of-This-World Driver Experience – Video

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:45:58 +0000

Costing a mere fraction of a Nissan Leaf, a lightweight electric car that reaches its top speed in seconds with comfortable seating for two is now taking pre-orders. Future generation drivers need to be of smaller stature and under 130 pounds, but in exchange they get a 12-Volt EV with easy recharging at home, with […]

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Toyota To Reportedly Launch Long-Range EV in 2022 With Much Better Battery Than Today’s Teslas

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:29:07 +0000

While EV fans have castigated Toyota for largely sitting out EV sales this decade, it may make up for that early next decade with a long-range EV utilizing solid state battery technology. According to a report from the Chunichi Shimbun daily on Tuesday, the solid state battery is expected in a car with quick-charge capability […]

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