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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set new standards for greenhouse gas emissions on passenger cars and light trucks. The new rule finalizes a stricter version of the measures proposed in August 2021 and tightens some of the looser regulations that former president Donald Trump se…

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(BPT) - From errands and commuting to road trips and pleasure drives, people love the freedom of getting behind the wheel and driving wherever they want — especially as travel picks up again. In fact, business and leisure travel in 2022 is expected to outpace 2021, according to the World Tra…

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Ford electric vehicle (EV) owners in California will be able to charge their plug-in vehicles on zero-carbon electricity thanks to a new deal between the automaker and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). While anyone can charge their car with carbon-free electricity by installing sola…

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Kia's first dedicated all-electric model will be able to go 310 miles on a full charge, according to official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) figures released this week. The new EV6 is an all-electric CUV that will be available in different versions. The long-range models will use a 77…

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It's one of the largest automakers on earth and a pioneer of hybrid technology. Still, Toyota has been anything but hurried in its development and adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Global competitors, large and small, from General Motors and Ford to Volvo and Mitsubishi, have mad…

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(BPT) - Winter weather is just around the corner or may already have arrived. As most drivers know, it’s not always a wonderland. Snow, slush and ice can create extremely difficult driving conditions, even for the best of drivers. Not only can the roads be bad, but our vehicles can perform p…

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Mercedes' autonomous driving system, Drive Pilot, has received the world's first regulatory approval for Level 3 driving on public roads. The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) issued its consent, enabling drivers to use the hands-free system at speeds up to 37 mph.

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Volvo Cars (Volvo) and Northvolt will build a new research and development center in Gothenburg, Sweden, to continue their work developing better batteries for the next generation of Volvo pure electric cars. The new joint R&D complex will open in 2022 and is part of a $3.3 billion inves…

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Every year, the environmental non-profit group CDP makes a list of how companies are doing regarding their impact on the natural world. This year, Volvo Cars (Volvo) scored an "A" rating in the climate change category, which means the automaker is considered a leader in how it discloses its …

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United States President Joe Biden has signed an executive order for concrete steps to reduce carbon emissions that are harmful to the environment. The goal is to achieve a 65-percent decrease in greenhouse-gas emissions by the end of the decade.

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The plan is an ambitious one, but not an unfamiliar one. As automakers worldwide from Audi to Volvo race to develop software-based connected vehicles that can offer a vast array of in-car products and subscriptions to drivers and passengers, Stellantis has announced its strategy within this realm.

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Toyota has chosen a site in Greensboro-Randolph, North Carolina, for its new $1.29 billion U.S. battery manufacturing plant. The news comes on the heels of Toyota’s announcement of a $3.4B investment in U.S. battery production through 2030.

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Despite the challenges of building and selling new vehicles during a pandemic, Volvo Cars (Volvo) sales have grown 8.8 percent in the first eleven months of 2021, compared to 2020. The total number of vehicles sold by Volvo this year is 634,257, which positions the automaker to increase its …

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(NewsUSA) - Today's car shoppers want it all -- style, luxury, efficiency, and reliability. The subcompact SUV segment continues to be popular, but there is a new option on the market -- the 2023 Kia Sportage. The Sportage, Kia's longest running nameplate, debuted the redesigned model at the…

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Carmakers are diligently developing autonomous-vehicle technology, with the end goal being fully self-driving cars. However, according to a new study by J.D. Power, the pace at which they are introducing new features is not being matched by consumer knowledge or awareness of the functions or…

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BMW has raised the performance and electrification bar to a new level. The automaker has revealed a new concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Concept XM, which previews an upcoming electrified crossover that will soon arrive in production form with the same moniker.

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(BPT) - When it comes to insurance, there are several myths that continue to persist, like the myth that red cars are more expensive to insure. That’s false, by the way. Car color has no impact on insurance premiums. Instead, factors like your driving history, annual mileage driven, the cost…

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Nissan Motor Company has revealed its plans for the next decade, including a significant shift toward electrification, deepening its proprietary technologies, and expanding global operations. The automaker says it will invest 2 trillion yen (nearly $18B U.S. dollars) over the next five years…

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Electric vehicle (EV) company Polestar has two models in its current lineup, the Polestar 1 and the Polestar 2. So, it makes sense that an upcoming EV from the company is called the Polestar 5. It won't be the company's next EV, however. That honor goes to the Polestar 3, keeping the numeric…

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(BPT) - Whether hitting the road to visit family or taking a cross-country road trip to make vacation memories, you need a vehicle that you can count on to get you to your destination. But you want your ride to be more than that: you want something that’s fun to drive and ideally good for th…

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Volvo Cars (Volvo) has invested in Spectralics, an optical and imaging technology start-up. Volvo invested through the company’s venture capital arm, Volvo Cars Tech Fund. By working with Spectralics, Volvo has early access to a promising technology that may enhance vehicle safety and transf…

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The Genesis brand recently unveiled the Electrified GV70 luxury compact crossover, the battery-powered version of the same nameplate, at 'Auto Guangzhou 2021' in China. Like so many other automakers from Audi to Volvo, Genesis has vowed to transition its model lineup to electric-only by the …

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This weekend, the Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public, and electric vehicles (EVs) will be on full display. This shouldn't be a surprise, as the show's organizers built this year's event around four pillars: autonomy, connectivity, electrification, and sharing.

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VinFast has officially become the first Vietnamese automaker to unveil a vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This week, the new global brand revealed two electric SUVs—the VF e35 and VF e36—as part of a planned expansion to the United States, Canada, and Europe before the end of 2022.

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a $1.4 billion plan, focusing on the state's goal to build and expand infrastructure for electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen fueling. The three-year funding initiative comes on the heels of President Joe Biden signing a one trillion…

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Nissan's latest electric vehicle (EV), the Ariya, is making waves ahead of its launch, not because of its futuristic look or innovative technology, but how the automaker will sell it. According to Automotive News, Nissan will offer the Ariya directly to consumers via online reservation inste…

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After years of producing green concepts and hybrid models, Subaru is ready to enter the all-electric vehicle (EV) game. Subaru teased the Solterra, the brand's first fully electric vehicle, earlier this year and has now finally revealed some concrete details about this new electric SUV.

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Kia's latest all-electric vehicle (EV) concept is a high-tech SUV with a flexible interior. Kia teased the Concept EV9 today by releasing a handful of digital renderings before taking the wraps off the real thing at AutoMobility LA in Los Angeles next week.

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During the waning days of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), six major automakers signed a non-binding pledge to decrease the sales of vehicles powered by fossil fuels in primary markets by 2035 and worldwide by 2040. The six automakers, including Ford, GM, Mercedes-B…

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(StatePoint) With car production hitting the brakes due to a global shortage of microchips, new car prices have hit record highs and people are holding onto their cars for longer. As a result, you may be looking for ways to keep your current ride in tip-top condition.

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A new bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives allots $1.2 trillion to rebuild the country's infrastructure and, in the process, modernize much of its transportation system.

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(NewsUSA) - Every day, data and analytics touch our lives in ways that we can't begin to imagine. As an example, it can be seen when you log on to a video call, pay for your train ticket, or order your cappuccino using your phone. Or view spending trends on your bank account using an app or …

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Concept vehicles have traditionally been safe spaces for automakers to explore unusual and potentially wild designs that question what a vehicle should look like or could be. When Volkswagen first showed off the concept for the retro-Microbus-inspired ID.Buzz all-electric van in 2017, it alr…

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Given the global microchip shortage and other supply issues, as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, times are difficult for automakers trying to sell new vehicles. It's not all chaos and bad news, though. This week, Volvo Cars announced that its sales for the first 10 months of 2021 had i…

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Mini has announced its intentions to help solve the global climate crisis. Among the most critical items is its objective of reducing its carbon footprint, not only in the driving of its cars but over its entire lifecycle, from the supply chain to production and, ultimately, recycling.

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(NewsUSA) - The electric car trend shows no signs of slowing down, and the next generation of electric cars are more than up to speed. Although widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) got off to a slower than expected start in the United States, more car shoppers are seeing the benefi…

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Toyota has given the world more details about its upcoming battery-electric vehicle, the bZ4X. This new SUV-style electric vehicle (EV) will be the first in a series of “beyond Zero” all-electric vehicles that will share the bZ name. The upcoming 5-seat bZ4X will be around the size of a RAV4…

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(NAPSI)—When it comes to taking care of cars, all those countless “do it yourself” videos make it all seem so straightforward and easy. So, too many people take matters into their own hands, only to realize after they’ve taken everything apart, only a trusted mechanic can fix the problem.As …

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Land Rover introduced the all-new 2022 Range Rover, only the fifth iteration in its more than half-century of existence of transporting royalty, celebrities, criminals, and the otherwise well-heeled. Along with the regal bearing, design, and technology that one would come to expect from Land…

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To expand electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, General Motors (GM) and its dealer network will deploy and install as many as 40,000 new Level 2 EV chargers in local communities across the United States and Canada. Although many EV owners charge their vehicles at home or work, the limited an…

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Car rental giant Hertz made a bold push towards electrification with its recent order of 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles (EVs). The move makes Hertz the first major rental car corporation to invest in electrified vehicles. It is also one of the country's most significant EV investments, matc…

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Contract manufacturer Foxconn unveiled three new electric vehicle (EV) models this week at its annual Hon Hai Tech Day. The global smart manufacturing company introduced the new EVs alongside a new all-electric brand, Foxtron, which is getting these prototype vehicles ready for other brands …

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Anyone who buys—or currently owns—a Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV) will now be able to charge their car for free at Electrify America stations for two years. Polestar announced the new deal today, saying that Polestar 2 owners can start getting free 30-minute charge sessions late this month.