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Faraday Future falls further: two execs depart, CES car still due

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Faraday Future has promised to unveil its first production electric car at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. Faraday appeared at CES 2016 with a flashy concept car and promises to launch its first production model within two years. DON'T MISS: Faraday Future. CES plug-in cars Startups Faraday FutureBut the Chinese-backed startup may end up limping to the finish line.

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Faraday Future electric crossover teased before CES debut (video)

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Faraday Future will unveil its first production electric car at CES in January, and last week it released a short teaser video previewing that vehicle. The short video features a camouflaged test vehicle driving around a track, but offers little information about Faraday Future's first model.

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Could future VW Beetle return to rear (electric) powertrain?

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Paris Auto Show Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Paris Motor Show MQB MEB architectureAs any experienced journalist knows, you hear lots of good stuff in the corridors and private conversations of any large industry event where media are present. That applies to auto shows too. Which is how we came to hear an intriguing rumor about the possible production direction of the next-generation Volkswagen Beetle. DON'T MISS: VW ID: more.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Full View Photos Finally Leaked

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With the 2016 Toyota Prius scheduled to make its global debut in Las Vegas on the evening of September 8, you had to figure that photos of the car would leak out at some point. After years of spy shots of camouflaged Prius development mules, pre-production prototypes, and test vehicles, now we can see the actual lines of the 2016. Future Cars 2016 Toyota Prius

Faraday's Future bumpy; Nevada nervous, first car 'no Tesla'

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Green Faraday Future Startups incentives nevada plug-in carsCompany startups are, by their nature, secretive and turbulent places. Toss in a Chinese billionaire or two, a new business model for selling transportation services rather than cars, and the brutal competition in the global auto industry, and you have the recipe for frequent and disruptive change. And, more often than not (as history shows us).

Faraday Future Electric Car Concept Coming To 2016 CES

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Mysterious electric-car startup Faraday Future will unveil a concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January. This will be the first substantial clue as to what the electric car Faraday Future plans to launch in 2017 will be like. CES plug-in cars Faraday FutureEarlier this month Faraday (which prefers you call it "FF") issued a press release saying it would.

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2016 Billion Ton Report shows US could sustainably produce at least 1B tons biomass by 2040 for bioeconomy

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The 2016 Billion-Ton Report , volume 1, updates and expands upon analysis in the 2011 US Billion-Ton Update ( earlier post ), which was preceded by the 2005 US Billion Ton Study ( earlier post ). The Billion Ton 2016 is the third in the series of these Billion Ton reports.

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FANUC to build factory of the future using NVIDIA AI platform; self-teaching robots in the FIELD system

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At IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) 2016 in September, FANUC demonstrated the FIELD system that provides advanced analytics and deep learning capabilities for FANUC CNCs (Computer Numeric Control) and robots, peripheral devices and sensors used in automation systems.

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Faraday Future backer Le Eco is running out of cash, CEO admits

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Faraday Future plans to put an electric car into production within two years at a brand-new factory with a stated price tag of $1 billion. DON'T MISS: Faraday Future imperils electric-car factory. China plug-in cars Startups Faraday FutureSo far, this ambitious plan has had the backing of Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, and his LeEco tech empire. But now LeEco may be running out of cash.

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches new Vito in China; unveiling electric van of future this week

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In an event to be held this Wednesday at its “Van Innovation Campus” in Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz Vans will unveil its vision of the van of the future: connected and electrically powered. (In In the first half of 2016, Vito and V-Class continued to be the strongest sales drivers.

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This Boston dealer is excited about the electric-car future

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A major challenge for electric-car advocates is finding enthusiastic dealers who are willing to put in the effort to explain and promote them. Given the need to educate different staff on a new type of vehicle, explain the associated incentives, and respond to numerous customer questions, electric cars require dealers to invest more time than. sales dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Massachusetts

Electric-car hopeful Faraday Future wants to test autonomous cars in Michigan

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Chinese-backed carmaker Faraday Future is still likely a few years away from releasing its first electric car, but the company is quickly expanding its operations and footprint. Michigan Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Faraday FutureFaraday broke ground on a factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this year, and is reportedly looking into a second factory site in Vallejo, California. At the same.

Nissan electric subcompact below Leaf in future electric-car lineup?

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Future Cars subcompact plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan Renault ZoeThe 2011 Nissan Leaf was the first mass-priced modern electric car when it launched in December 2010. Nissan has since sold close to a quarter of a million Leafs, and together with its alliance partner Renault it has now sold more than 350,000 all-electric vehicles. But the Leaf is still with us, albeit with a slightly longer range, whereas the.

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Volkswagen’s Future Battery Packs, EV Platform: Development Details

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The Volkswagen Budd-e Concept that was revealed at CES this week marks several firsts. While there are some radically different design and interface approaches (like expanded gesture controls), several of the most important firsts in the Budd-e concern what’s claimed underneath: an all-new EV-specific platform, as well as a new battery

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Is this Faraday Future's all-electric Tesla Model X fighter?

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Electric-car startup Faraday Future has the ambitious goal of starting production of its first electric car within two years. Future Cars plug-in cars Faraday FutureSo far, though, the company has divulged virtually nothing about the car it intends to launch. But this image of a camouflaged test vehicle maneuvering around a Los Angeles-area parking lot might offer a clue. CHECK OUT.

Future Of '84-MPG' Elio 3-Wheeler Depends On Government Loans

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Elio Motors says it's closer than ever to putting its "84-mpg" two-seat three-wheeler into production, but that still may not be close enough. The company recently secured additional funding, it says, but is still short of what it needs to start production at its former General Motors plant near Shreveport, Louisiana. It's counting on government. Green 3 Wheeler Department of Energy Elio Motors Threewheeler low-interest loans

Nissan and Renault to share common electric-car platform in future

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Renault Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan Renault ZoeThe Renault-Nissan Alliance currently leads all other makers in total global sales of electric cars. The Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling electric car in history, while the Renault Zoe is the best-selling electric car in Europe at the moment. These two cars account for the vast majority of the alliance's electric-car sales, with the Leaf.

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Electric-car intender Faraday Future wants 2nd factory, in California this time

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Chinese-backed startup Faraday Future still hasn't released details of its first production electric car, but it's already eyeing a second factory. Manufacturing California plug-in cars Faraday FutureFaraday is moving ahead with plans for a factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and has said it plans to start car production within two years. While the company would seem to have many challenges ahead.

Future VW electric-car concepts revealed in patent drawings

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At the recent 2016 Paris Motor Show, it unveiled the I.D. compact electric-car concept, and promised a future production model based on it. As it tries to recover from the "Dieselgate" scandal, Volkswagen has gotten more serious about electric cars. Now, it appears the ID could be the first of several electric-car concepts from VW. DON'T MISS: VW. VW Patent plug-in cars

PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt with an electric range of 53 miles [ 2 ] is the first commercial car that almost qualifies as a PHEVLER. These vehicles are the green machines that will provide a critical part of the renewable and sustainable society that we need for the future. [ PHEVLERs of the future should be made with flex-fuel engines that can use any blend of biofuel to serve all of their liquid fuel needs. 4 ] PHEV Vehicles of the Future - Autopedia Wiki. [

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Volkswagen Budd-e Concept: 373-Mile, All-Electric Van Signals The Future

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On the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Volkswagen has revealed the Budd-e concept, a vehicle that follows up on some of the purpose and utility of the Microbus, yet looks to the next decade, as a compelling template for an all-electric family vehicle. The Budd-e Concept, in many ways, is the first of a new generation of plug-in.

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VW CEO Müller: Automotive Future Must Not Be Left To Silicon Valley

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Like many automakers, Volkswagen Group has had a research facility in Silicon Valley for many years. In 2011, Its Electronics Research Laboratory--first launched in 1998--tripled its size and moved northward from Palo Alto to Belmont. It now has almost 100 people. But new VW Group CEO Matthias Müller seems to find the Valley's growing. VW Group Silicon Valley Matthias Muller Fast Charging Audi Q6 Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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Mercedes to launch 10 electric cars by 2025 under EQ sub-brand

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After unveiling its Generation EQ electric SUV concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz announced some ambitious future electric-car plans. Future Cars Daimler plug-in carsLate last week, the luxury carmaker said a production model based on the Generation EQ will be the first of no fewer than 10 electric cars it will sell under a new EQ sub-brand. That would seem to.

Faraday Future imperils electric-car factory, misses payment to contractor

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The Faraday Future company has said it aims to put its first electric car into production within two years. Manufacturing plug-in cars nevada Faraday FutureTo achieve that goal, the company is building a new factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, at a stated cost of $1 billion. Faraday broke ground on the factory in April, although significant work did not begin until July. Now, it may have halted.

Schaeffler and Southwest Jiaotong University collaborate on research on future rail vehicles

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Dr. Michael Holzapfel introduced Schaeffler’s comprehensive solutions for rail transport and offered insights into future innovations. Schaeffler signed a cooperation agreement with Chinese Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) to establish a joint research laboratory. The research institution is located in the National Key Laboratory for Traction Drives and will be dedicated to the research and development of axlebox bearings for rail vehicles.

Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

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Batteries lithium-ion Future Cars research and development plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. After a decade of condemning electric cars as suitable only for the smallest vehicles in around-town use, the world's largest car company is changing its tune. Yet another news story out of Japan has company executives suggesting that it has finally.

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Smaller, cheaper Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car coming in 2019, company says

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The 2016 Toyota Mirai was launched last year in Japan. Tokyo Infrastructure hydrogen Future Cars hydrogen fuel cell OlympicsTo increase the reach of its hybrid cars, Toyota launched the Prius C subcompact in 2012 as a smaller, less expensive alternative to the Prius Liftback that's the linchpin of its lineup. Now, Toyota says it may be planning to do something similar with its Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle.

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Daimler showcases semi-automated Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot; driving 20 km BRT route

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Daimler is highlighting its development of the semi-automated Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot. The technology of the CityPilot in the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus is based on that of the autonomously driving Mercedes-Benz Actros truck with Highway Pilot presented two years ago.

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Jaguar i-Pace electric SUV concept breaks cover at LA Auto Show

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Los Angeles Auto Show Future Cars plug-in carsLuxury electric cars: seems like everyone's doing them, doesn't it? The latest to join the growing pool of pricey battery-electric sedans and crossover utilities is the Jaguar i-Pace, revealed tonight as a concept at a splashy event before the Los Angeles Auto Show. A quick look at the specs reveals 220 miles of electric range courtesy of a a.

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Chrysler to reveal new electric car at CES, possibly a minivan: report

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Future Cars CES plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA The Fiat 500e electric minicar is aging, and with the introduction of the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV this month, the three-door hatchback's 84 miles of range becomes woefully uncompetitive. So Fiat Chrysler Automobiles needs a new all-electric vehicle to comply with California zero-emission vehicle rules, despite its CEO's frequent complaints that.

DOE seeking input on H2@scale: hydrogen as centerpiece of future energy system; 50% reduction in energy GHGs by 2050

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Source: DOE workshop April 2016. The H2@Scale initiative will develop and enable the deployment of transformational technologies that produce and utilize green, low-cost hydrogen to achieve an economically competitive, deeply decarbonized future energy system across sectors.

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2016 Toyota Prius 'Coming Soon': 55-MPG Hybrid To Be Sportier

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Future Cars Fuel Economy 2016 Toyota PriusWhile Toyota remains coy about the launch date of its fourth-generation Prius hybrid, a company executive has confirmed that the car is coming "soon." Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America, didn't release any specifications on the car when he mentioned it during the groundbreaking for an expansion of the Toyota Technical Center near Ann Arbor.

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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept coupe: all-electric powertrain hints at future plans

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It's not too surprising that a large, elegant, uber-luxe streamlined coupe with gullwing doors might be shown to depict a future design direction for its high-luxury Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand. As the famed Monterey Car Week moves into high gear today, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new concept car: the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6.

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Workhorse range-extended electric pickup truck announced for future

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Last year, Amp Electric brought the Workhorse truck group from Navistar (formerly International), with the goal of developing electric commercial vehicles. Since then, Workhorse has delivered 125 electric delivery vans to United Parcel Service (UPS). Now it plans to expand into the pickup-truck market as well. CHECK OUT: Amp Electric's Workhorse. plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleet Startups Range Extending Workhorse Trucks

Electric cars as bad as coffee or refrigerators: why we fear new things

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future plug-in cars innovation transportation policy consumer confidence BooksElectric cars face opposition not just from entrenched interests that benefit from the use of fossil fuels, but from car buyers as well. Shoppers continue to express concerns about things like range anxiety and availability of charging stations, among other factors. Many are simply unfamiliar with electric cars—and thus suspicious of.

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Now, finally, the Germans are getting scared of Tesla?

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Mercedes-Benz Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in carsWhen the Tesla Model S launched four years ago, the all-electric luxury sedan certainly had its critics. Many of them were executives at German luxury carmakers, quick to dismiss the upstart American carmaker as a quixotic but doomed effort. But as the Model S won plaudits, achieved respectable sales, and captured the public's imagination, that.

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Tesla Model 3 demand startled everyone, even Musk; now what?

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Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3To say that the auto industry has been startled by the volume of deposits on the Tesla Model 3 would be an understatement. The number of potential buyers worldwide who have sent Tesla Motors $1,000 to reserve a place in line to buy the car is now approaching 400,000, said longtime executive Diarmuid O'Connell. And at least one financial.

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Two-Thirds Of 2030 Hondas Will Be Electrified Or Zero Emission: CEO

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Green Future Cars hydrogen plug-in carsFifteen years is a short time in the life of the auto industry, just two complete product cycles for the average high-volume vehicle.

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Volkswagen electric-car concept teased before Paris Motor Show

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Paris Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Paris Motor ShowToday, Volkswagen sells one all-electric car under its own brand in multiple markets—the e-Golf electric variant of its well-known five-door compact hatchback—and another in Europe only, the e-UP, a battery-electric minicar. But in the wake of continuing fallout from the Volkswagen diesel scandal, the company is wrenching itself toward.

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Hyundai to launch all-electric SUV in 2018 with 200-mile range

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Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Tucson Fuel CellCarmakers need to launch more plug-in electric vehicles to meet global regulations on emission reduction and energy efficiency. And small to mid-size SUVs are the fastest-growing segment in auto markets around the world. Now we learn that Hyundai is planning to launch a dedicated all-electric SUV with 200 miles of range within two years. DON'T.

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