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Is Chevy Actually Testing New Marketing For The 2016 Volt?

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Marketing sales Plug-In Hybrids dealers Chevy Volt plug-in cars dealerships Test driveThe new 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid keeps and expands on all the good points of the first-generation Volt, while fixing a number of the old car's quirks. As we wrote in September, "The new Volt's a great car, and brings practical electric drive to U.S. drivers without a shred of range anxiety." But, we noted, "We just hope that Chevrolet's.

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Electric Cars Aren't Selling Because Makers Can't, Don't Market Them: Report

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Advertising Marketing Japan sales Germany Study plug-in carsElectric-car sales have grown more or less steadily over the past years, but the segment still represents a tiny fraction of total new-car sales. Factors like range, charging infrastructure, and low production volumes all contribute to caution on the part of the car-buying public. But could it also be that automakers just aren't very enthusiastic.

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How Would You Market VW Out Of Its Diesel-Emission Scandal? NPR Suggests Tactics

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Marketing Volkswagen diesel scandalThe past two months haven't been easy for Volkswagen, to say the least. The carmaker continues to feel the fallout from an ongoing emissions-cheating scandal, with no plan yet revealed to fix the 482,000 diesel cars confirmed to have "defeat device" software. In the meantime, customers and dealers remain frustrated as Volkswagen cars lose value.

Saab Owner NEVS To Launch Five Electric Cars By 2018, For Chinese Market

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has spent more time dealing with financial problems than advancing its plan to build electric cars, primarily for the Chinese market. Since purchasing the remains of Saab in 2012, NEVS has only built a handful of cars, mostly gasoline versions of the Saab 9-3. But in its latest announcement, the company now. China plug-in cars

Opinion: Oil Market ShowdownCan Russia Outlast The Saudis?

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November 27, oil consuming countries will celebrate the first anniversary of the Saudi decision to let market forces determine prices. Subsequently, to defend market share, the Saudis increased production, which exacerbated market oversupply and further pressured prices.

Electric-Car Battery Costs Fell 8 Percent A Year For Market Leaders: Study

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Five years into the era of modern electric cars, the biggest cost remains the battery pack. Now there''s data to confirm that not only are the costs of the battery cells falling, but that they are falling at rates pretty much in line with historical declines. A study published last month not only suggested that battery costs have already fallen. Green Manufacturing battery pack costs lithium-ion plug-in cars

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Lux suggests how LG Chem might overtake EV battery leader Panasonic

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Panasonic’s 39% share of the battery market for plug-in vehicles makes it the leading supplier, but its reliance on a single deal with EV leader Tesla leaves it vulnerable, according to the consultancy. Among their findings: Plug-in market is still in its infancy.

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New Toyota Film Appropriates Musk 'BS' Comment On Hydrogen For Its Title

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Marketing Carbon Footprint Videos Elon Musk hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell renewable energy Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk once notoriously called hydrogen fuel-cell cars "bull *"," and for a moment, it may seem that Toyota agrees.

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2015 Nissan Leaf: Discounts, Deals On Leases, Financing Increase

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If you're considering a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car, now might be a good time to make your move. Amid those market currents, Nissan is boosting incentives on the five-door hatchback. Sales have stayed essentially flat for the past few months, and more cars are starting to come off leases. DON'T MISS: Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars. car buying plug-in cars deals lease price

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2015 Chrysler 200 Four-Cylinder: Gas Mileage Review

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The 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan is a good-looking, comfortable, and modern entry in a very competitive segment of the car market. The 200 for 2015 has a pair of engine options Part of the Fiat-led product renaissance at Chrysler, it replaces the grim, dated previous 200 derived from the old Sebring and largely relegated to car-rental fleets.

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Custom Tesla Model X Thanks Company's Veterans, Model S Too

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Marketing Tesla Motors plug-in cars military PromotionsSeeing a Tesla Model X electric SUV on the roads at all is still a rare occurrence; seeing one in flat black is even rarer. That's because there's only one that looks like the Model X in these photos, snapped at a Supercharger site 10 days ago by our Tesla-owning author George Parrott. After chatting with the two gents in the photo, he learned.

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Navigant forecasts energy storage enabling technologies revenue to total nearly $75B from 2015 to 2024

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Navigant Research forecasts that worldwide energy storage enabling technology (ESET) revenue will total nearly $75 billion from 2015 to 2024. The report analyzes the ESET global market across four distinct market segments: utility-scale storage; community storage; residential storage; and commercial storage, including global market forecasts through 2024. million in 2015 to $21.5

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, April 2015: Leaf Likely Leads After Tesla March Madness

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The Tesla Model S now owns the record for the most electric car sales in Canada in a single month To borrow from the popular song, Canada's plug-in electric vehicle market in March was "all about that S". Based on registration data, which lags by a month, Tesla sold a whopping 250 Model Ses in Canada during March – half the entire country's

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Audi’s production electric e-tron quattro may set a new standard for vehicle handling; advanced vehicle dynamics control

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If Audi can deliver on that vision, it would not only go a long way toward meeting that 25% target, but it could add a significant and distinctive new value point for electric drive vehicles in general, thereby helping to accelerate market adoption.

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2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Price Cut To $25,995; $139 Lease, No Money Down

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The suggested retail price of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car will be cut by $1,650, to $25,995, GM announced today. Chevrolet''s chief global marketing officer, Tim Mahoney, announced the price cut today in a luncheon speech at the Washington Automotive Press Association. Mahoney also said Chevy will offer the Spark EV electric minicar on. California incentives Pricing plug-in cars Prices Maryland Chevy Spark Spark EV compliance car Oregon

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Cadillac ELR A 'Disappointment,' Plug-In Hybrids For Most Models: Marketing Chief

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When it was unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, the Cadillac Converj concept was widely lauded for its looks. That was likely the last time the car that became the Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe won any praise. After an on-again, off-again, on-again history and a launch at the breathtaking price of $75,000, the ELR. sales Voltec Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

Volkswagen Group selects LG as FAST partner for high-voltage batteries

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Volkswagen launched the FAST program in February 2015. The first group of nominated FAST partners and their respective fields of competence are listed below: Batteries Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Tesla Motors Announces New Stock Sale Of $500 Million

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Finance Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Stock MarketIt had to come, and it did: Tesla Motors is selling more stock to bolster its cash position as it prepares to launch its second high-volume electric car. The California company announced this morning it would offer $500 million in new common stock And, the company noted, CEO Elon Musk "intends to purchase $20 million of common stock in this.

Will The 2016 Chevy Volt Be A 'Mass-Market' Electric Car? Should It Be?

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While battery-electric cars are pretty simple in concept, it''s often much harder for auto marketers to explain the benefits of range-extended electrics and plug-in hybrids. Last summer, Chevrolet''s chief marketing officer, Tim Mahoney, said the marketing for the new 2016 Chevy Volt would be completely rethought as well.

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Nomadic Power receives €2M grant for “MobileBattery” project; trailer-mounted Li-ion pack for vehicle and home

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Our mobile batteries have great potential in these markets that recently got a significant shot in the arm by Tesla’s announcements. Nomadic Power is based in Darmstadt, Germany, with a development center in Stuttgart and a marketing team in Palo Alto, California.

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How a tire company is doing its part to recycle and reuse; Michelin’s TREC

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According to the EPA, asphalt rubber is the largest single market for ground rubber, consuming an estimated 220 million pounds, or approximately 12 million tires. by Derek Peterson. It’s fascinating how individuals and companies continue to find creative ways to recycle and reuse.

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KPMG study finds autonomous vehicles & mobility services could add one trillion more vehicle miles traveled annually by 2050

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Autonomous driving Forecasts Market Background Mobility servicesInnovations in autonomous vehicles, connectivity, and mobility-on-demand will have a profound impact on consumers, particularly among younger and older people, according to a new study by KPMG.

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Second Toyota Mirai Video: Hydrogen Is Like First Oil Well

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Marketing Videos hydrogen FCV hydrogen fuel cell renewable energy Fuel Cell VehiclesThe town of Titusville, Pennsylvania, considers itself the birthplace of the oil industry.

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: May Availability In Early Markets

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The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has been on sale in Japan and Europe for quite some time now, but its U.S. launch has been delayed repeatedly. The model has actually undergone a thorough mid-cycle refresh during the time it has taken Mitsubishi to schedule the plug-in hybrid for U.S. distribution. Now a report confirms that the Outlander. Green Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

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around 17 million in the US—China became the top market in 2009), it only requires a 4 percent growth rate to reach that target in fifteen years. New cars in 2015 get 25 mpg.) by Henry Hewitt for Oilprice.com.

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Daimler and partners deploying world’s largest 2nd-life EV battery storage unit for grid support

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A joint venture between Daimler AG, The Mobility House AG and GETEC, it will be operated from the beginning of next year at the site of REMONDIS SE and marketed in the German electricity balancing sector. It also markets electricity.

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$75,000 Cadillac ELR Coupe Price Was 'Overestimate', Chief Marketer Says

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Now Cadillac's head marketer has admitted that pricing the compact-sized coupe at $75,000 was. The Cadillac Converj concept, a range-extended electric coupe design, debuted to favorable reviews in January 2009. That was pretty much the last time much went right for the car, which went on sale in December 2013 as the 2014 Cadillac ELR. Pricing plug-in cars Prices Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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Systematic review of EV battery pack costs suggests economies of scale may push cost toward US$200/kWh without further cell chemistry improvements

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Further, they reported in their paper published in Nature Climate Change , the cost of battery packs used by market-leading BEV manufacturers are even lower at US$300/kWh, and has declined by 8% annually. Source: Nykvist and Nilsson (2015). —Nykvist and Nilsson (2015).

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Proterra extended range electric bus delivers 258 miles on one charge of 257 kWh pack

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Beyond meeting a given route’s minimum range requirements, Proterra electric vehicles are poised to make a significant impact on the transit market because of the Catalyst’s low operational cost per mile compared to diesel, CNG, and diesel-hybrid buses.

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Nissan and ENEL announce V2G system, launch smart grid trials in Europe

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In March, Nissan and Endesa, an Enel Group subsidiary, had signed an agreement at the Geneva International Motor Show pledging to work together to deliver a mass-market V2G system and an innovative business model designed to leverage this technology.

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Mercedes-Benz to begin equipping top models with CO2 air conditioning systems starting in 2017; adapting other models for R1234yf

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This would create the prerequisites for swift market penetration by this high-tech air conditioning system, the company suggests. From 2017, Mercedes-Benz will offer in Europe the S- and E-Class as the first production passenger cars equipped with CO 2 air conditioning systems. These completely newly developed systems are based on the DIN specifications defined by the automotive standards committee of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).

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With Bolt EV concept and 2016 Volt, GM ups its ante in electric vehicle market

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With lackluster sales and almost nonexistent marketing of the Chevy Volt, made some doubt GM's commitment to electrified vehicles. On Monday, at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), GM unveiled both the 2nd generation Chevy

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Has Elon Musk Cut Tesla's 2015 Electric-Car Guidance A Bit, Maybe?

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After the New York financial markets close this afternoon, Tesla Motors will release its first-quarter financial results and its quarterly letter to shareholders. The company announced last month, just after the close of the quarter, that it had delivered about 10,300 Model S electric cars. DON'T MISS: Tesla Motors Releases Quarterly Sales: 10,030. Green Elon Musk Financial New car sales Tesla Motors plug-in cars sales

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What Comes After Lithium-Ion Batteries To Power Electric Cars, And When?

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All mass-market plug-in electric cars on sale today have one thing in common. They are powered by battery packs composed of cells with lithium-ion chemistries. But to surpass current limits on range and charging speed--as well as to lower the cost and weight of battery packs--researchers are diligently looking for ways to augment or replace. Batteries research research and development plug-in cars

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Samsung SDI to supply cylindrical Li-ion batteries to JAC Motors for new EV; 50 million 18650 cells next year

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China’s electric vehicle market is rapidly growing and since it is crucial to maintain our position as a leading manufacturer, we are supplying cylindrical 18650 batteries along with the existing squared [prismatic] ones.

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Scania adds hybrid truck

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Scania was also the first to market a complete engine range based on three different biodiesel platforms. In 2015 Scania gave the green light for using HVO in existing Euro 5 and Euro 6 engines.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid: Quick Drive

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Yet with the introduction of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the upcoming 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e, and soon the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid, this corner of the market has entirely changed. Until quite recently, luxury SUVs and plugging in didn’t really go together.

Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car To Get Global Showcase At 2020 Olympics

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Green Japan Marketing Olympics hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are set to become a global showcase for hydrogen fuel-cell cars. Japan is already planning to use the games as an opportunity to expand its hydrogen infrastructure and put more fuel-cell vehicles on its roads. And similar to earlier Olympics, the global event will focus huge media attention on the one carmaker that.

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Kia Soul EV A Big Hit In CA; Sales To Expand Sooner Than Planned

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Just over a year ago, the 2015 Kia Soul EV was introduced at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show as the Korean brand''s first U.S.-market market electric car.

ABI Research: Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and BMW continue to dominate ADAS market

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Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and BMW continue to be the top three players in the consumer Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) market, according to a new competitive assessment from ABI Research. Thus, OEMs whose sales are strong in this region demonstrate the largest market share.

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