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As automakers produce electric cars in greater numbers, public charging infrastructure will become even more crucial to lure new buyers and convince them the cars can be practical.
In place of its previous mild hybrids, the Japanese automaker is planning to produce much higher volumes of its two-motor hybrid powertrain, as seen first in the Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan.
President Trump pledged to review fuel efficiency standards set in place during the Obama administration, telling auto plant workers in Ypsilanti, Mich. on Wednesday afternoon that his administration will ensure the regulations do not lead to job losses and factory closures.
Dozens of U.S. cities are willing to buy $10 billion of electric cars and trucks to show skeptical automakers there’s demand for low-emission vehicles, just as President Donald Trump seeks to review pollution standards the industry opposes.
It marks five consecutive years of CO2 increases of at least 2 parts per million, an unprecedented rate of growth.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump plans to visit both Nashville, Tenn., and metro Detroit and said the visit will highlight “the need to eliminate burdensome regulation that needlessly hinders job growth.”
In a startling admission of the end of the oil age, the Wall Street Journal headlined recently: “Energy Companies Face Crude Reality: Better to Leave It in the Ground: High costs, low prices and tough new environmental rules forcing companies to cancel plans to produce oil.”
Norway said that electric or hybrid cars represented half of new registrations in the country so far in 2017, as Norway continues its trend towards becoming one of the most ecologically progressive countries in the world.
California carmaker Tesla is sitting on, at last count, 373,000 pre-orders for its more affordably priced Model 3 sedan.
Imagine if you could gas up your GM car only at GM gas stations. Or if you had to find a gas station servicing cars made from 2005 to 2012 to fill up your 2011 vehicle.