Volvo and Polestar launch performance boost for PHEV

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Volvo is launching a new electrified performance offer called Polestar Engineered, specifically developed for its upcoming 60 Series plug-in hybrid cars. The package tweaks the wheels, brakes, suspension and engine control unit for higher performance and better fuel economy. Volvo’s performance arm and electrified label Polestar has applied its engineering power to boost the new […]

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Ford Police Interceptor Utility is first pursuit-rated hybrid

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Ford has launched their Ford Police Interceptor Utility in the States. It is the first pursuit-rated hybrid SUV to ever make it onto the force. It is said to offer officers more speed and higher powers as well as some special police features. So far, electrified vehicles serving in the police force are mostly patrol […]

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Half of all BMW sales from plug-ins in Norway & Malaysia

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BMW has published their global sales data for the first 5 months of 2018 and shares of electric and hybrid cars are on the rise – 41% worldwide. In countries like Norway and Malaysia, electrified cars make for almost 50 percent of all sales. BMW says it sold over a million cars this year alone, […]

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Tesla is updating Autopilot’s ‘Hold Steering Wheel’ alert after complaints, says Elon Musk

As we reported earlier this week,Tesla’s latest Autopilot update comes with more ‘nag’ to make sure drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but some owners are complaining about their hands not being detected on the wheel even though they are gripping i…

Tesla making 9% of workforce redundant

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CEO Elon Musk continues to shake up Tesla. On Twitter he announced that his “reorg” will effectively see 9 percent of their workforce laid off. The cuts have already been made. Musk claimed the need for cost reduction for Tesla to prove they are on a sustainable mission. Tesla employees just found another email in […]

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Tesla is adjusting screen alerts to address Autopilot “nag” complaints

Elon Musk has noted that Tesla would be adjusting the screen alerts on its electric cars, addressing complaints from Model S, Model X, and Model 3 owners about the persistent Autopilot nag in the software’s current iteration. Musk’s Twitter update came as a response to Peter McCullough, a Tesla owner who aired his grievances about […]

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