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Ontario to introduce rebates to boost electric truck demand

Canada's biggest province, Ontario, will introduce a new rebate program worth up to C$75,000 for buyers of electric trucks, in a move that could boost purchases of models by Tesla and rivals like China's BYD.


Continental to showcase 2 battery charging systems at CES

Continental has developed two battery charging systems that aim to tackle the obstacles of range, weight and cost often associated with charging technology.

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EV credit survives compromise tax bill

U.S. House and Senate negotiators have agreed to spare the electric-vehicle tax credit as part of a compromise package on tax reform, according to a Republican familiar with process, Bloomberg reported.

UPDATED: 12/12/17 4:59 pm ET - corrected
Aptiv preps new tech center in Boston

Aptiv, formerly Delphi Automotive, will open a technology center in Boston next year to expand engineering efforts and advance autonomous-vehicle programs.

UPDATED: 12/13/17 1:45 pm ET - adds year of debut
VW Jetta gets new look, platform in quest to win sedan shoppers

VW believes that much-improved driving dynamics, more technology and a more fuel-efficient gasoline powertrain in a redesigned Jetta that is moving onto the brand's global MQB platform will draw sedan customers to U.S. showrooms.

UPDATED: 12/12/17 3:06 pm ET - adds details
Tesla wins largest Semi truck preorder yet, from PepsiCo

PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions.

Volvo's Drive Me takes detour on road to full autonomy

Volvo's Drive Me autonomous driving project is taking some detours compared with promises the automaker made when it announced the program four years ago, but Volvo says the changes will make its first Level 4 vehicle even better when it arrives in 2021.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Only Musk can get away with this

Burning through $1 billion per quarter, or $8,000 per minute? Anyone but Elon Musk would be waving a white flag or contemplating leaving the country (planet).

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