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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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Autonomous car sales to top 30m by 2040

More than 33 million autonomous car will be sold globally in 2040, up from the 51k units forecast for the first year of significant volume in 2021, according to Vehicle Electronics. The rapid converge of autonomous driving and mobility services such as ride-hailing is seen as a central driver of early deployment and growth. The […]

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BMW to build electric and normal cars on same platform

As the auto industry plans more electric cars in higher volumes for the 2020s, one of the great debates is whether they will need to be designed from the ground up solely for battery power. According to Green Car Reports, doing so allows designers to offer larger cabins due to the more compact drive motors […]

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Olea protects animals and children

A platform for developing an in-cabin device to prevent hot car deaths of children and pets left unattended in vehicles has been developed by sensor company Olea Sensor Networks, according to Vehicle Electronics. The Olea Vision in-vehicle life presence detector includes a wireless, contactless device that can be installed in the cabin of any vehicle […]

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