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Porsche kills diesel cars

Of the three brands caught up in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal, Porsche as by far the least affected, according to Green Car Reports. It has sold only one diesel model in the U.S., a version of its Cayenne performance SUV fitted with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel. Regulators approved fixes to some of those engines last […]

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German carmakers in a spin ahead of diesel ban ruling

A court will decide whether German cities can ban heavily polluting cars, potentially wiping hundreds of millions of euros off the value of diesel cars on the country’s roads, according to Reuters. Environmental group DUH has sued Stuttgart in Germany’s car making heartland, and Dusseldorf over levels of particulate matter exceeding European Union limits after […]

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Renault opens electric vehicle only showroom

How to sell electric cars in these early years poses a dilemma for all automakers, according to Green Car Reports. Tesla chose to avoid existing franchised dealerships and set up its own ‘stores’, where shoppers can learn about plug-in electric vehicles and their advantages, and have questions answered by Tesla representatives. Buyers then order online. Other […]

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Toyota sees future without mass market cars

As sharing services change car use and ownership, Toyota Motor Corp’s new design chief believes that vehicles will shift towards either generic boxes on wheels for everyday use or ultra-luxury cars, wiping out the need for mass market models, according to Reuters. Simon Humphries, responsible for design at the automaker’s Toyota and Lexus brands, said […]

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Autonomous swarming electric pods

While multi-seat vans can serve the purpose of buses carrying multiple unrelated people, a California company has come up with a totally different concept, according to Green Car Reports. The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority announced yesterday it would test what maker Next Future Corporation calls the world’s first autonomous swarming electric pods. Running in […]

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Nissan to pump £9.5bn into China business

Nissan Motor Co plans to invest 60 billion yuan (£9.5 billion) in China over the next 5 years with its joint venture partner, according to Reuters. Their goal is to become a top three automaker in the world’s biggest market. Long stuck as a second-tier player in China, Nissan and Dongfeng Group said last Monday […]

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What will make people to consider EVs?

A recent study from the University of California suggested that awareness of available plug-in EVs among potential buyers was no higher in 2017 than it had been in 2014, according to Green Car Reports. Worse, only California car owners were surveyed – and that is the state in which roughly half of all the battery-electric […]

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Harley Davidson goes electric

Harley Davidson president and CEO Matt Levatich said that an electric motorcycle is an active project they are preparing to bring to market in 18 months, according to Green Car Reports. LiveWire projects gave the positive feedback it needed to dedicate resources to develop an electric motorcycle. While this may be surprising news to many […]

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What is the right ration of charging stations and EVs sold?

Electric vehicles still make up just a tiny slice of the vehicles on the road. Still, with impending regulations and more longer-range electric vehicles soon to arrive, governments far and wide recognise the need to encourage the installation and growth of public charging stations, according to Green Car Reports. Just how many charging stations is […]

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