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The majority of vehicle buyers are older than 54

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by Michael Sivak. In this analysis, I compare the age composition of buyers of new light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) in 2007 and 2017.

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Report: Employers should see workplace charging as more than a perk for its workers

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Workplace electric vehicle charging is often seen as an employment perk both by businesses and their (current or prospective) employees, but that strategy could be short-sighted.

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Lifecycle CO2 balance of Mercedes-Benz EQC as low as 17.1t CO2 with hydropower

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The lifecycle CO 2 balance of the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC is as low as 17.1 tonnes of CO 2 when the electricity is produced by hydropower; 16.4 tonnes of that is from the production of the vehicle itself. On the average EU electricity mix, the lifecycle CO 2 balance almost doubles to 32.4

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GM reveals the Chevy Menlo electric car to China

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General Motors officially unveiled its new Menlo EV Friday, giving the Chinese market its first real look at the car that will spearhead the company's local electrification efforts. The Chevrolet Menlo likely would weigh in at 200 miles or less by EPA estimates (410 km NEDC).

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Changes in vehicle miles traveled often mirror changes in gasoline price

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The number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) often mirrors changes in the price of gasoline, according to data presented bybthe US Department of Energy (DOE). The figure below shows the percentage change in gasoline prices and VMT from one year to the next (e.g.,

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2020 Volvo plug-in hybrids: Bigger battery boosts EPA range, mpg

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Volvo earlier this year announced that it was adding a little more spark to its plug-in hybrid systems in its XC60 and XC90 T8 plug-in hybrids: by boosting their electric range. Both models step up to an 11.6-kwh battery pack, from the previous 10.4 kwh pack (and 9.2

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Hyundai Motor demonstrates autonomous driving tech capabilities with its first successful truck platooning trial

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Hyundai Motor Company successfully conducted the company’s first platooning of trailer trucks on the Yeoju Smart Highway replicating real-world traffic conditions. Hyundai Motor conducted the trial using two trailer-connected Xcient trucks.

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UH team reports new catalyst efficiently produces hydrogen from seawater; promising for large-scale hydrogen production, desalination

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Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a significant breakthrough with a new oxygen evolution reaction catalyst that, combined with a hydrogen evolution reaction catalyst, achieved current densities capable of supporting industrial demands while requiring relatively low voltage to start seawater electrolysis.

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Green group nudges Ford to put some "eco" in its Ecosport

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One watchdog group argues that Ford isn't doing enough to make its smallest vehicle for the U.S., the Ecosport, as "eco" as it could be—and that holds true whether the name nods to efficient or economical. The Union of Concerned Scientists is trying to light a fire under Ford, calling out its Ecosport for being a little light on that first

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BMW Group reports 8.6% increase in electrified vehicle sales in October

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Sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles worldwide were up 8.6% to 14,182 units in October, due to availability of the new BMW 330e and the BMW X5 xDrive45e. For the first 10 months of 2019, sales of electrified vehicles are up 0.1% to 110,734 units. The BMW i brand, with the BMW i3 and BMW i8, continued its positive sales trend over the first 10 months of the year, with an increase of +19.3% to 34,479 units. Sales of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 Plug-in Hybrid climbed 30.1%

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Review: Vauxhall Astra

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At what point does a facelift cease and a wholehearted update of a car begin? In the case of the Vauxhall Astra, that tipping point is now as the company introduces an entirely new range of engines

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