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Aston Martin and Letv Make Agreement on Connected Electric Vehicles (Pure Green Cars)

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Aston Martin and Letv signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on a research partnership for the development of connected electric vehicles.  The technologies researched from this agreement could feature in the future RapidE, the first all-electric Aston Martin. The new research partnership will also begin a feasibility study focused on bringing …

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Volkswagen Will Display Electric Microbus at CES Tech Show (Autocar)

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The Volkswagen Microbus will return with an electric concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, prior to an official announcement confirming the van’s return to the German car maker’s line-up. Due for production at Volkswagen’s Puebla factory in Mexico from 2017 the vehicle will showcase the company’s new …

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Tesla Beta Firmware 7.1 Restricts Autopilot (Teslarati)

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The new Autopilot update apparently restricts its capabilities to speeds below the posted speed limit and potentially disables Autosteer under the same conditions. The new Autopilot and Autosteer restrictions seem only applicable to highway driving while Tesla’s active cruise control (TACC) appear to be unaffected by the latest update. The changes are provoking backlash as Tesla …

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Annual Fuel Cell Vehicle Sales to Exceed 228 000 by 2024 (Electric Cars Reports)

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Electric Cars Reports has written that according to Navigant Research, annual sales of FCVs are expected to exceed 228,000 by 2024.  FCV supply is expected to remain constrained until the appropriate infrastructure is rolled out.  However Navigant Research expects this to be the case based on early interest in the …

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Nissan Unveils New IDS Electric Concept Car (Transport Evolved)

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Fully autonomous and fully electric was the mantra behind Nissan’s new IDS concept car, unveiled ahead of the official opening of the Tokyo Motor Show.  The Nissan IDS Concept car is powered by a next-generation 60 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, features fully-automatic coach doors and wireless inductive charging.  While the …

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