Electric-car fast-charging networks: Competition heats up

Published: January 23, 2015

Yesterday's announcement of the agreement among BMW, Volkswagen and ChargePoint to install roughly 100 electric-car DC fast-charging stations by the end of the year spawned two separate e-mails from competitors.

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Mitsubishi hints at a new Montero for the U.S.: Chicago show debut? - Published: January 23, 2015

The original Mitsubishi Montero, sold here through the 2006 model year, attracted a strong cult-like following among off-road enthusiasts and others who appreciate rugged, traditional body-on-frame SUVs.

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Porsche unveils 911 GTS Club Coupe at new U.S. headquarters - Published: January 22, 2015

In addition to a new facility and test track, the new HQ is also home to an all-new car: the 911 GTS Club Coupe.

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2016 Honda Pilot teased before Chicago Auto Show debut - Published: January 22, 2015

As you can see from the rendering above, designers have ditched the Pilot's chunky, Lego-like exterior in favor of one with sweeping lines, obtuse angles, and what appears to be some sheetmetal creasing below the beltline.

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Diesel engines selling well in large luxury SUVs and crossovers - Published: January 22, 2015

Diesels seem to be doing well in another segment: larger SUVs, particularly those from luxury makers, such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

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Toyota edges out VW and GM to remain world’s biggest automaker in 2014 - Published: January 21, 2015

Toyota has announced it sold 10.23 million vehicles in 2014, a 2.5 percent gain on the 9.98 million it sold the previous year and the first 10-million-plus annual sales figure for the Japanese giant.

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Gas mileage remains first priority for buyers, JD Power says - Published: January 21, 2015

J.D. Power believes the consistent emphasis on fuel economy is a sign consumers know that gas prices won't stay low forever.

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BMW raises prices, but not on you - Published: January 21, 2015

BMW has raised its wholesale prices on all its cars and crossover SUVs--but it's hoping that dealers will resist the urge to pass the hikes on entirely to new-car shoppers.

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Cadillac chief confirms compact crossover, rear-wheel-drive compact sedan - Published: January 20, 2015

Johan de Nysschen said a lack of product in two key segments, those of the compact crossover and compact sedan, have hurt the brand’s sales.

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RIP, Scion iQ: Which of the other Scion models will survive? - Published: January 20, 2015

The itsy bitsy iQ is being pulled from the American market after selling just 2,040 units in 2014.

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2015 Ford F-150 has lowest lifecycle carbon footprint [Study] - Published: January 20, 2015

Basing results on a Crew Cab body with the 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V-6--the most efficient engine available--researchers calculated that the F-150 has the lowest environmental impact of any pickup when manufacturing and a lifetime of use are factored in.

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