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Consumer Reports analysis finds EV owners spending half as much on maintenance compared to owners of gas-powered vehicles

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A new analysis by Consumer Reports finds that owners of plug-in electric vehicles are spending half as much on maintenance and repair as the owners of similar gas-powered vehicles. Consumer Reports (CR) analyzed its 2019 and 2020 reliability survey data for many thousands of electric and gas-powered vehicles, and found that drivers of electric vehicles are saving an average of 50% on maintenance and repair over the life of a vehicle compared to owners of gas-powered vehicles.

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Plug-in hybrids and EVs cost less to maintain and repair, finds Consumer Reports

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Electric vehicles are often sold and promoted on the basis that they’ll cost less to maintain and repair versus gasoline-powered vehicles.

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Lightning Systems electric shuttle buses now offered on CALACT purchasing contract

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Communities throughout California can now purchase all-electric shuttle buses and ADA-equipped vans from Lightning Systems on a new California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CALACT) cooperative purchasing contract. City and county governments, transportation agencies, as well as nonprofits, can order all-electric Class 3 to 5 passenger buses under the program.

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Polestar confirms Precept concept to rival Model S, Lucid Air

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At the Beijing auto show Saturday, Polestar announced that it plans to put the Precept concept shown earlier this year into production.

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Nearly half of rail tank cars with Class 3 flammable liquids met new safety standards in 2019

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Nearly half—48%—of rail tank cars carrying Class 3 flammable liquids in 2019 in the US met the new safety requirements, up from 33% in 2018, according to Fleet Composition of Rail Tank Cars Carrying Flammable Liquids: 2020 Report released today by the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Class 3 flammable liquids most commonly include crude oil, ethanol, and refined petroleum products.

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SK Innovation's Georgia plants will make batteries for 300,000 EVs annually

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Korean firm SK Innovation estimates that a pair of factories on a common site in Commerce, Georgia, will build batteries for 300,000 electric cars annually once full capacity is reached. On Monday the company announced the first hires for the Georgia site, saying it planned to create 1,000 jobs by 2021 and over 2,600 jobs by 2024. The two stages. Batteries

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Rep. Bustos introduces bill to promote adoption of high-octane, low-carbon fuels

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US Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act, legislation that leverages greater fuel octane to reduce carbon emissions from transportation, improve air quality by reducing the use of harmful aromatics and increase demand for biofuels. This legislation establishes a minimum octane standard for gasoline and requires sources of the added octane value to reduce carbon emissions by at least 30% compared to baseline gasoline.

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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR with new natural-fiber composite body kit

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The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR will tackle this year’s Nürburgring 24-hour race featuring a complete body kit made of natural-fiber composite materials for the first time. Since early 2019, Porsche manufactured the two doors and the rear wing of the small series racing vehicle out of a natural-fiber mix, sourced primarily from renewable raw materials.

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Canoo platform, Georgia battery plant, PHEV and EV costs: Today’s Car News

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The battery maker SK Innovation this week started ramping up a massive cell plant for U.S.-made made EVs. Looking at repairs and maintenance, plug-in hybrids cost less than traditional models. And Canoo has some fast fun with its bare electric-vehicle platform out in the open.

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Three fire trucks with Volvo Penta electric drivelines heading to Berlin, Amsterdam and Dubai to begin customer testing

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Volvo Penta has developed an electric driveline for leading fire service vehicle manufacturer Rosenbauer’s pioneering fire truck, named “Revolutionary Technology” (RT). The truck was officially launched at an event in Austria. The RTs will now be sent to fire departments in Berlin, Amsterdam and Dubai to begin real-world customer testing.

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All-new MG HS plug-in hybrid gets 32 miles of electric-only range

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Say hello to the MG HS – one of two new electrified plug-in models the company is introducing to the UK market

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Keolis launches a new 5G autonomous electric vehicle trial in Stockholm

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Keolis, in partnership with Urban ICT Arena, Telia, Ericsson Intel and T-engineering, has launched a new autonomous self-driving, electric minibus trial in Stockholm, Sweden, using 5G technology to control and supervise the vehicle remotely. This trial aims to explore the safe introduction of self-driving autonomous electric vehicles in complex urban areas with a view to optimizing route planning and traffic.

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MG 5 EV: All you need to know

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The all-electric MG 5 has been revealed, offering up to 214 miles of range and a practical 579-litre boot

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