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Electric cars are better for the environment than fossil fuel-burning vehicles, but they still rely on the grid, which can be variously dirty or clean depending on what sources it uses for its energy. The new Lightyear One is a prototype vehicle that would improve that by collecting the power it needs to run from the sun. Read more


Michigan is ground zero for the US auto industry, which is why the Center For Automotive Research, an independent organization that conducts research, forecasts trends, develops new methodologies, and advises the auto industry on public policy, is located there. Each year, the Ann Arbor-based group hosts a conference for industry leaders. Read more


Proterra has authorized shares to raise $75 million, a new round of funding that would push the electric bus maker’s valuation past $1 billion, TechCrunch has learned. Read more


Automakers need to invest in better battery technology and purpose-designed vehicle architectures to improve vehicle performance and introduce more affordable electric options for the public. Read more


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Battery-electric price parity with internal combustion engines will be the tipping point that brings broad market acceptance for the emerging technology -- and that tipping point is closer than it may appear, said Reinhard Fischer, senior vice president for Volkswagen Group who heads strategy for VW brand in North America. Read more


Over the last few years, Henrik Fisker has been trying to launch a new EV startup under his own name after his original effort failed in 2013 and other companies took over. Read more


Jaguar confirmed that it will build a new range of electrified vehicles at its Castle Bromwich plant in the UK, with the next-generation all-electric Jaguar XJ set to be the first new EV in the group. Read more


Hyundai Motorsport has begun work on its first ever electric race car in an exciting new project that will herald a new motorsport era for the company. Read more


Continental is putting more focus on the electric future of mobility. This is due to the tightening of political targets, that are leading to an increasingly disruptive market in which future technologies are determined by regulations. Read more


Jay Leno told CNBC on Tuesday that electric cars are the future and that the days are numbered for gasoline-fueled cars. Watch


(Reuters) - BMW Group said on Wednesday it would double its production capacity for electric vehicle batteries at its U.S. plant in South Carolina as it ramps up manufacturing of plug-in hybrid vehicles to include the X3 vehicle in addition to the X5. Read more

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