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Ford's plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing.
U.S. drivers now lease almost 80 percent of battery electric vehicles and 55 percent of plug-in hybrids.
The auto industry is at a crossroads as it shifts away from internal combustion engines to electric-powered vehicles.
Automakers with ambitious plans to roll out more than a hundred new battery-powered models in the next five years appear to be forgetting one thing: Drivers aren't yet buzzed about the technology.
2018 U.S. market's greenest year ever?; Experience Centers offer taste of Lincoln; Detroit debuts for BMW i8 coupe, new X2; What has BMW glowing; Subaru vows to improve inspections.
Hyundai Motor Group, lagging behind rivals in the introduction of electric vehicles, is stepping up plans for battery-powered cars as world governments crack down on polluting fossil fuels.
Porsche said 60 percent of buyers of its revamped Panamera four-door coupe opted for the partly battery-powered version from its sales start in June through October.
The Porsche 911 will likely get a plug-in hybrid variant mid-way through its next generation, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume says.
Tesla has kept thousands of would-be buyers waiting to see a car they started paying $1,000 deposits for 20 months ago. The chance to get up close to a Model 3 sedan can be had now for another $15.
Scientists working for American Manganese have developed a way to produce enough cobalt to power all the EVs on the road today without drilling into the ground: by recycling faulty batteries.
Rolling out super chargers along highways in Europe and North America is key to unlocking sales of electric cars, according to the head of the biggest network provider.
From LA Auto Show: Toyota off-road concept evokes FJ Cruiser, Hyundai dives into compact CUV market, Porsche times four, Honda grabs green prize; GM plans mass robocar rollout by 2019.
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