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Toyota Developing Battery EV

Toyota Motor Corp. has formed an in-house venture company that will begin developing a battery-electric vehicle for a company known as a hybrid pioneer starting in December, Toyota has announced.

Elio Motors debuted its E1c engineering vehicle during the L.A. Auto Show. The production model is expected to go on sale to consumers and fleets in late 2017. Photo: Chris Wolski

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Elio Personal Transportation Vehicle May Reach Fleets

Elio Motors’ E-Series, a three-wheel, two-person personal transportation vehicles, is a step closer to production reality, according to the company.

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

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GM Expanding Alt-Fuel Heavy-Duty Pickup Lineup

General Motors is expanding its lineup of heavy-duty pickups and vans fueled by compressed natural gas and propane autogas for the 2017 and 2018 model years, which will bring its alternative fuel lineup to more than 25 vehicles.

Photo of 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell courtesy of Honda.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Retail Lease Pricing Announced

Honda will offer its 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell sedan with a retail lease price of $369 per month in California starting at the end of 2016, Honda has announced.

Photo of the I-Pace courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

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Jaguar Shows Electric Compact SUV Concept

Jaguar Land Rover showed the I-Pace concept battery-electric vehicle ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show that it plans to sell in North America in early 2018 as a Tesla fighter.

Volkswagen presented the 2017 e-Golf at Automobility LA. Photo by Amy Winter-Hercher.

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VW e-Golf Boosts Range to 124 Miles

Compared to its predecessor, the 2017 e-Golf offers an increased range by about 50%, with the aim of a driving range of up to 124 miles on a single charge.

Photo by Thi Dao.

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Electric Smart Fortwo Charging Time Halved

The fourth-generation Smart Fortwo Electric Drive increases driving range to 80 miles and improves charging so that it's twice as fast as the previous model, the Daimler unit announced ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Electric courtesy of Hyundai.

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Hyundai Offers Subscription-Based Vehicle Ownership

Hyundai will offer a subscription-based approach to vehicle ownership with its 2017 Ioniq Electric sedan that will allow customers to acquire the vehicle for a fixed monthly fee that covers all costs of ownership, Hyundai announced ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

This map shows Public Fleet Pilot Project rebates disbursed through August. Image via Center for Sustainable Energy

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Fleets Can Reduce Costs by 25% with EVs

Fleets can save up to 25% of the total cost of ownership over the life of a vehicle by replacing select cars with plug-in electric vehicles, according to a report from the Center for Sustainable Energy.

Photo of the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid courtesy of GM.

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Cadillac's 2017 CT6 Plug-In Hybrid Can Drive 400 Miles

Cadillac will offer a plug-in hybrid variant of its CT6 flagship sedan that will offer more than 400 miles of driving range when it goes on sale in the spring, Cadillac has announced.

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