Autonomous Chevy Bolt EV, VW TDI V-6 engines, BMW loses electric-car staff: Today's Car News


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Today, General Motors and Lyft plan to use the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car as an autonomous-driving test bed, the future of cars equipped with Volkswagen's 3.0-liter V-6 TDI powertrain remains uncertain, and BMW loses electric-car staff to a Chinese startup. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

We wrap up our long-term Volkswagen e-Golf test with a summary of likes and dislikes.

BMW loses staff from its "i" electric-car division to a Chinese startup, but says it is unaffected.

The Chevrolet Bolt EV will become an autonomous-car test bed for General Motors and Lyft.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid becomes the fourth plug-in vehicle to reach 100,000 sales globally.

The future remains hazy for 85,000 Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche diesel vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter V-6 engines. They were not included in the settlement announced last month.

Stricter fuel-economy standards for 2025 will save consumers up to $8,000 over the life of their vehicles, a new report says.

Finally, Toyota believes magnesium could be a viable alternative to the currently-dominant lithium-ion battery chemistry.

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