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As ridesharing companies attempt to reshape the way we travel, the potential upsides for society seem innumerable. For example, fewer cars on the road could reduce emissions, fewer overall miles traveled could reduce congestion, and personal vehicle ownership could become a thing of the past.

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(BPT) - The pandemic has brought new focus to home enhancements that not only add value, but also support wellness. Today's homeowners are investing in thoughtful improvements that prioritize safety and well-being, helping to substantially increase the home's health quotient.

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(BPT) - Over the past 18 months, Americans coping with the upheaval of the pandemic retreated to the great outdoors in record numbers. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, 7.1 million more Americans enjoyed outdoor recreation in 2020 than in the year before — and an all-time record…

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Hypermiler Wayne Gerdes has spent years eking every last mile out of whatever fuel a car might be carrying. I’ve joined him on some of his cross-country drives to maximize fuel economy and the message is always the same: how you drive has a big impact on how much energy you use.

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Volvo's next all-electric vehicle, the C40 Recharge, is now a real thing. Today, the company's second fully electric model started production in Ghent, Belgium, doubling the number of electric vehicle (EV) models Volvo makes at the facility. The other, of course, is the XC40 Recharge. Volvo …

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(NAPSI)—Backyarding, the trend to move many indoor activities outdoors, is now a permanent way of life. During the pandemic, learning to work, entertain, vacation, work out and more right in one’s own backyard, became a necessity—and people are learning it’s often a better way to live.Accord…

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  • By Jessica Shea Choksey
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Advancing its vision for all-electric mobility, General Motors (GM) has announced plans to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery facility to expand its sprawling battery technology operations further. The effort adds to the almost $5 billion GM has already invested in battery development…

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  • By Amelia Dalgaard

Geely Technology Group has announced plans to roll out thousands of electric vehicle (EV) battery swapping stations across China in the coming years. The service, called E-Energee, opened its first station in Chongqing in September 2020. Ten additional stations have opened since, and accordi…

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  • By Sebastian Blanco

Cruise and Waymo, the self-driving arms of General Motors and Alphabet, respectively, have been permitted to operate their autonomous electric vehicles (EVs) as ride-hailing conveyances on some California streets. The companies were also given the green light to charge fees for their autonom…

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(BPT) - Have you been wondering if an electric vehicle is right for you, especially as more models are rolling out from automakers? Living the electric vehicle lifestyle is fun and exciting, good for the environment, and even your wallet — but there are some key things to know, like understa…

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  • By Sebastian Blanco

The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV segment keeps getting more crowded. This week, Jeep unveiled details of the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe, the first-ever electrified Grand Cherokee.

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Lucid Motors has started production of customer-quality vehicles at its new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Deliveries of the new Lucid Air to customers begin in late October; the start-up electric vehicle (EV) maker says it has more than 13,000 reservations for the large luxury sedan. Luci…

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  • By Jessica Shea Choksey

Ford Motor Company has announced a historic $11.4 billion investment to develop and manufacture next-generation electric vehicles (EVs) in Tennessee and Kentucky. Partnering with battery-maker SK Innovation, the Blue Oval brand, as Ford is affectionately known, plans to build electric F-seri…

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  • By Amelia Dalgaard

After nearly two decades, the World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its guidelines for pollutant exposure due to new evidence of air quality’s adverse effects on human health. The new Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) recommend significantly lower exposure to key air pollutants to a…

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  • By Sebastian Blanco

Spend any amount of time talking with friends about electric vehicles (EVs), and the subject of range anxiety is almost guaranteed to come up. One tactic automakers have taken to minimize people's worry about running out of juice is simply to make EVs with larger batteries and increase the e…

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Volvo has announced that it will no longer use animal-sourced leather in its all-electric vehicles (EVs). The first EV unavailable with animal leather will be the new C40 Recharge, which will arrive later this year. It won't be the last to ditch genuine leather. In making the announcement, V…

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  • By Liz Kim

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV earned the highest-possible rating—Top Safety Pick+—for its performance in the organization's battery of crash tests.

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  • By Jessica Shea Choksey

Honda has announced an initial sales goal of 70,000 units for the brand's first mainstream battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the Prologue SUV, when it goes on sale in 2024. Though pricing is unknown, the 70,000-unit sales target may be overly ambitious and perhaps an over-compensation, conside…

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  • By Amelia Dalgaard

For the first time in 15 years, Toyota unveiled a new version of its full-size pickup, the 2022 Toyota Tundra. The new Tundra features a new look, new technology, and more power.

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When a new automaker produces its first car for a paying customer, it's understandable that the company's founder and CEO would be proud enough to Tweet about it. But for Rivian leader RJ Scaringe, a simple Tweet was not enough. That's why he got behind the wheel and drove the first retail u…

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  • By Sebastian Blanco

It's unclear at what point electric vehicle (EV) critics will stop talking about range anxiety, but perhaps the first EV with a range of more than 500 miles will at least get them to temper their negativity. If so, the vehicle that will be responsible for their silence is the Lucid Air Dream…

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  • By Christian Wardlaw

For the 2021 model year, Volvo introduced its first fully electric vehicle (EV): the XC40 P8 Recharge. Equipped with a 78-kWh lithium-ion battery, dual electric motors, and permanent 4-wheel drive, the 402-horsepower EV supplies 208 miles of range and an EPA-rated 79 MPGe. It uses 43 kWh of …

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  • By Jessica Shea Choksey

Swiss truck builder and designer, Futuricum, and partners DPD Switzerland—an international shipping service—and tiremaker Continental have achieved the Guinness World Record for the longest distance traveled by an electric truck on a single charge. The record-setting vehicle, a modified Volv…

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(StatePoint) Did you know that single-use plastic is a major driver of climate change and is harmful to human health -- even when it’s recycled? According to a new report, leading consumer goods companies are driving the expansion of plastic production. And by doing so, are threatening the g…

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  • By Amelia Dalgaard

Toyota and Honda are speaking out against a proposed tax-credit plan that increases the tax incentive for electric vehicles, but only if they are union-built. The plan, set for a vote by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee, would boost the current maximum federal tax credit up …

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(NewsUSA) - Despite the reinstatement of precautions related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, travel remains possible in most areas, especially for individuals who are vaccinated. The urge for escape has prompted a surge in interest in adventure travel to experience other places, culture…

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  • By Sebastian Blanco

The world is slowly beginning to learn how to better calculate the full environmental impact of the millions of things that are produced every day. When it comes to cars, automakers are slowly beginning to not just understand their own impact, but also to share the information with the public.

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Fossil-fuel-free steel is steel made without using any fossil fuels. Traditional steelmaking requires the use of coal and its carbon-rich byproduct coke, which is harmful to the environment. Fossil-fuel-free (FFF) steel instead relies on Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology (HYBRIT) t…

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  • By Christian Wardlaw

Among the concerns consumers voice about electric vehicle (EV) ownership, recharging the battery is high on the list. The infrastructure to support EVs is growing but still isn’t as robust as what exists for fossil fuels. Moreover, even if EV charging stations were already widely available, …

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  • By Jessica Shea Choksey

As the global auto industry's shift to electrification marches on, Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled Hydrogen Vision 2040, an ambitious strategy to popularize hydrogen by introducing new fuel cell technologies and fuel cell-based mobility solutions across transportation and other industrial s…

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  • By Amelia Dalgaard

As a part of the IAA Mobility show in Munich, Mercedes-Benz introduced its latest EVs and the offering is truly eclectic. The mix includes a new compact electric SUV, a new midsize electric sedan, the company’s first electric AMG-badged vehicle, and a conceptual electric version of the iconi…

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  • By Sebastian Blanco

Automakers have been making more and more public disclosures about their sustainability efforts, with Polestar and BMW joining the chorus this week. These pronouncements often promise massive shifts in the way people worldwide buy and use their cars, and the new additions do that as well. Bu…

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Bold, sweeping statements from automakers regarding sustainable future plans are not exactly rare or surprising these days. Genesis joined the party this week by announcing an electrification blueprint that will see all of the brand's new models going all-electric, starting in 2025. That doe…

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  • By Liz Kim

Electrifying a car's powertrain results in lower tailpipe emissions. It often has another upshot: increased performance, with more horsepower and stronger acceleration on tap from the electric motor. Mercedes-Benz levels up by introducing the AMG GT 63 S E Performance, the first plug-in hybr…

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(BPT) - Our communities are feeling the impacts of climate change in many ways, both large and small. As our collective impact on the environment becomes more and more apparent, people are looking at how they can make a difference.

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  • By Jessica Shea Choksey

Subaru has revealed new images and details of the brand's first all-electric SUV, the 2023 Solterra. The automaker has confirmed the battery-powered compact crossover will offer the brand's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as a standard feature.

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  • By Amelia Dalgaard

One of Toyota's self-driving mobility pods collided with a visually impaired athlete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo late last week, causing the auto manufacturer to halt all shuttle operations temporarily. The battery-electric, fully autonomous vehicle, called an e-Palette, was suspen…

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(BPT) - It’s no secret that the U.S. housing market is booming right now. According to realtor.com, “Strong demand and insufficient supply pushed home prices up at a record-breaking 16.6% pace. The combination of historically low mortgage rates, businesses reopening and the lifting of pandem…

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  • By Sebastian Blanco

New technologies often bring with them growing pains, and electric vehicles (EVs) are no different. One example is needing a better understanding of why they sometimes catch on fire. Overall, EVs catch fire less than gas-powered vehicles, but EV fires make more headlines. This is one reason …

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  • By Sebastian Blanco

Rivian is already behind its self-announced schedule for initial deliveries of its first electric vehicle (EV) models, the R1T pickup and the R1S SUV. That the COVID-19 pandemic pushed back the initial Fall 2020 delivery date is not a surprise. Still, the coronavirus is not the only thing th…

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  • By Liz Kim

The most significant aspect of electric vehicle (EV) ownership is figuring out how, when, and where to charge the car. Currently, you can complete the task at home or at a public charging station, both of which require you to drag out cables and connect them to the charger and your EV. Under…

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  • By Christian Wardlaw

Mazda has announced pricing and specifications for its first electric vehicle (EV), the 2022 MX-30 crossover SUV. The new EV goes on sale in California in October 2021 and will cost $33,470 before applying the federal income tax credit or state and local rebates and incentives.

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  • By Amelia Dalgaard

In 1930, Harold Baggott drove a vehicle for the very first time. That car was a Ford Model T. Baggott got behind the wheel of the family milkman’s vehicle on a local farm at just ten years of age. Now 101 years old, Mr. Baggott has driven Ford’s latest innovation, the all-electric Mustang Mach-E.

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  • By Sebastian Blanco

Shifting from a gas-powered car to an electric vehicle (EV) means rethinking some of the basic interactions drivers are used to having with their cars. How you put energy into the "tank" is a big one, and that's one reason why J.D. Power recently conducted a study of EV owners to understand …

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Korean luxury car brand Genesis has introduced its first all-electric model that uses parent Hyundai's dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform. The new GV60 is an electrified crossover utility vehicle (CUV) that will lead the luxury brand to a more plugged-in future. The GV60 will use Hyund…

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  • By Liz Kim

While the rest of the automotive world is jumping on the electric vehicle (EV) bandwagon to reduce carbon emissions, another alternative-fuel option remains viable but low-key and hidden. Hydrogen fuel cells have been around for the past two decades, but the renewable energy source hasn’t go…