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Hyundai Outlines Electrification Plans

Hyundai--like nearly every other automaker--is planning to go electric. The company announced today plans that outline a future filled with mostly battery-electric vehicles. Today's announcement comes counter to previous proclamations the company would focus on fuel cell technology instead of battery based vehicles. Despite previously focusing on future fuel cell, Hyundai is actually not new to the battery-electric car game.…

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Geely Says It's Not Interested In FCA

This morning Automotive News is reporting that Chinese automaker Geely isn't interested in purchasing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The news comes as a follow-up to reports that FCA was in talks with potential Chinese suitors. We don't have such a plan at the moment," stated Gui Shengyue, executive director of Geely Automobile to Automotive News when asked if the automaker had…

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Germany Plans Diesel Car Ban

German chancellor Angela Merkel says the country will ultimately introduce a plan to ban diesel vehicles. In a recent interview with German magazine Superille, Merkel stated she feels similar moves by other European countries are "the right approach." In recent months both the UK and France have implemented plans to ultimately ban diesel engines from sale in their countries by…

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Report: Chinese Automakers Interested In FCA Merger

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has made no secret of his desire to merge the company with someone else. While thus far he's been unsuccessful at finding a suitor for the Italian-American automaker, apparently he's not done trying. According to an Automotive News report, the company has had talks with several Chinese automakers. In fact, the situation has escalated…

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GM Testing Riding-Sharing Service With Self-Driving Bolt EV's

General Motors' Cruise Automation is testing a new ride-sharing app. The company released the following video showcasing how it is leveraging self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV's for its employees to hail rides around San Fransisco. The video displays an app that isn't unfamiliar to those of other ride hailing services. Simply summons a Bolt EV and it eventually drives itself to…

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GM Recalls Nearly 800,000 Pickups

General Motors has announced a massive recall associated with some of its half-ton pickup trucks. While the recall impacts only one model year of the pickups, the large number serves as a reminder of how many trucks the company really sells. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration some 2014 model half-tons may unexpectedly lose power steering when the…

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Tesla Doubles Revenue, Losses Continue

Tesla's second-quarter earnings show strong revenue growth, but negative net incomes continue. The company reported $2.6 billion in revenue, effectively doubling it versus the same period in 2016 thanks to strong demand for the company's electric vehicles. Despite the healthy increase in revenue, the company reported a negative net income of $336 million, a larger loss than the $293 million…

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German Automakers Will Upgrade Older Diesels To Avoid Ditching Them

German automakers have agreed to software upgrades on older diesel vehicles to reduce NOx emissions. The agreement, while sounds good, is actually the automaker's attempt to avoid more costly hardware fixes and ditching diesel engines entirely. Diesel engine emissions have been strict for the last couple of decades. As such, the German automakers have spent billions developing the technology necessary…

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