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Volkswagen to Boost EV Spending
7th December 2018

Volkswagen to Boost EV Spending

Volkswagen says it is to boost spending on electric vehicles between 2019 and 2023. A statement from the automaker said its “model portfolio is being streamlined and the number...

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EV Battery Maker Announces Georgia Plant
7th December 2018

EV Battery Maker Announces Georgia Plant

An electric vehicle battery maker plans to build a battery manufacturing plant in Jackson County, Georgia. South Korea’s SK Innovation said it plans to spend $1.67Bn on construction of...

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7th December 2018

Vauxhall Ramps Up EV Offering Thanks to PSA

British marque Vauxhall is gearing up to join the EV party with the announcement of two new electric powertrains for its models a year ahead of its planned schedule....

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Diesel Leasing Resurgent, Bucking Falling Sales Trend
6th December 2018

Diesel Leasing Resurgent, Bucking Falling Sales Trend

A survey shows despite sales of diesel-powered vehicles continuing to fall, inquiries to lease such vehicles are actually increasing. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)...

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5th December 2018

Audi Commits $16B to Electric & Other Technologies Through 2023

Audi is the latest automaker to commit large sums of capital to electric and other technologies.

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5th December 2018

Aston Martin Reveals Retrofit EV Powertrain for Classic Cars

Aston Martin claims to have devised a way of reverse-engineering classic cars to keep them on the road in a clean-air future by converting them to EV powertrains. The...

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Hyundai, Kia Correct WLTP EV Range Figures
5th December 2018

Hyundai, Kia Correct WLTP EV Range Figures

Hyundai and Kia have issued corrected figures for the process of homologating two electric vehicles to the World Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). Hyundai says the “independent organization” it...

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5th December 2018

Tested: Pre-Production VW e-Crafter – For Hard-Headed Fleet Managers?

There’s one common factor with fleet managers all over the world and that is emotion does not come into their vehicle buying process – money does. That’s why Volkswagen...

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Volkswagen Claims New Fuel Cuts Fleet Emissions
4th December 2018

Volkswagen Claims New Fuel Cuts Fleet Emissions

Volkswagen claims a new fuel it is launching can reduce fleet operators’ carbon emissions by “at least 20%” because it includes biofuels. The automaker professes to have been developing...

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EV Infrastructure Company, Fleet Operator Forge Partnership
4th December 2018

EV Infrastructure Company, Fleet Operator Forge Partnership

An electric vehicle infrastructure company is partnering with an electric fleet operator in a bid to expand the Indian market for EVs. SUN Mobility’s rapid battery-swapping tech is to...

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4th December 2018

Siemens’ Wiring Harness Software Take-Over Points to Greater EV Development

Future connected electric vehicles may be focused on the digital world but they will still need wiring harnesses which explains Siemens’ acquisition of a software specialist in the field....

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BMW’s Alphabet: Diesel OK for Fleet Use
3rd December 2018

BMW’s Alphabet: Diesel OK for Fleet Use

BMW’s fleet management subsidiary has claimed a recent study shows diesel engines compliant with modern standards are suitable for fleet use. Alphabet cited analysis by the European Automobile Manufacturers’...

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