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Electric-car hopeful Faraday Future wants to test autonomous cars in Michigan

Electric-car hopeful Faraday Future wants to test autonomous cars in Michigan

Chinese-backed carmaker Faraday Future is still likely a few years away from releasing its first electric car, but the company is quickly expanding its operations and footprint. Faraday broke ground on a factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this year, and is reportedly looking into a second... read more

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Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Doubles Down On Fight For Direct Sales In Michigan, Detroit Three's Home Turf

Tesla Motors can't sell its electric cars in the home state of the Detroit Three automakers, but it's long wanted to change that. Last October, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder... read more August 5, 2015 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

FTC Calls Michigan's Tesla Ban 'Protectionism' For Dealers

Tesla Motors has had varied success in its efforts to fight state laws making its direct online-sales model illegal. The electric-car maker lost a round in Michigan last... read more May 13, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Owners Take Protest To Michigan; Dealer-Backed State Ban Targeted

Tesla Motors' direct sales business model has met considerable opposition from auto-dealer associations in several states. Lobbying efforts have ensured that there are some... read more May 12, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

Wintry Michigan: Not The Best Place To Drive An Electric Car?

Not every car is ideally suited to every environment. A Mazda MX-5 Miata likely won't get very far on a muddy off-road trail, and a gigantic Cadillac Escalade ESV isn't much... read more February 11, 2015 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Michigan Gov Snyder Signs Anti-Tesla Bill Called 'Corrupt Politics At Its Worst'

As expected, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder yesterday signed a bill that bans Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers online in the state. The bill... read more October 22, 2014 by


 
Tesla Store  -  Portland OR

Michigan Car Dealers Slip One Over On Tesla, Ban Direct Sales: UPDATED

Tesla Motors and its supporters have rallied numerous times against attacks on the electric-car maker's company-owned stores, but a Michigan bill banning its online... read more October 16, 2014 by


 
University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Facility to test self-driving cars, Ann Arbor, MI

Michigan's Mock City: Where Robot Cars Will Drive (And, Ideally, Not Crash)

Seven years ago, dozens of professional stunt drivers in identical Ford Tauruses drove for hours through a ghostly and abandoned suburban California subdivision of one-story... read more June 9, 2014 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Plug-In Electric Cars Now Have Battery Cells Made In U.S.

Over the next few months, the Chevrolet Volt will get just that little bit more American--as its battery cells are now produced in the U.S. Korean battery maker LG Chem... read more August 5, 2013 by 9


 
Michigan state capitol, Lansing (photo by Brian Charles Watson)

Michigan Jumps On The 'Tax Electric Cars' Bandwagon, Too

Elected officials in yet another state have proposed levying taxes on electric cars. And just to make things interesting, this time the debate is happening in Michigan... read more April 25, 2013 by 23


 
General Motors' plan for powertrain expansion and work consolidation (February 2013)

GM Moves Electric, Fuel-Cell Work To Michigan From CA, NY

General Motors has announced more shuffling of its future-tech facilities. Back in October, the automaker shut down a fuel cell center in Honeoye Falls, New York and shifted... read more February 1, 2013 by 1


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Hybrid And Plug-In Car Sales Slow In Michigan, Report Says

Hybrid cars have well and truly hit the mainstream. After years of slow sales around a decade ago, Toyota has now sold over 4 million hybrids. And Honda recently passed its... read more November 2, 2012 by 5


 
Ford Start Concept

Ford's Gas Mileage Goals Spawn 3-Cylinder Engine, New Hybrids

Smaller, more efficient engines that equal the power of larger, lazier ones are how automakers all over the world plan to raise fuel economy. Today Ford [NYSE:F] doubled down... read more June 2, 2011 by 9


 
Prototype of adapted vehicle hoist to permit NuTankX gasoline-tank swapping

Startup Offers Gasoline-Tank Swaps Derived From Electric Car Concept

Cars with electric drive motors are now midway through their second decade, and ideas from hybrids and electric cars are starting to filter back into mainstream gasoline... read more April 1, 2011 by 7


 
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Senator Stabenow: $7,500 Electric-Car Credit Should Be Rebate

It's long been known that purchase rebates--buy a car, get a check--are a more effective incentive for purchase of any kind of car than an income-tax credit, which may take a... read more February 8, 2011 by 2


 
Ford Focus at the Michigan Assembly Plant

Three Different Electrified Ford Focus Models To Be Built At Single Michigan Plant

It’s well documented that Ford is planning an all-electric version of its new global Focus--heck, we’ve even test driven a very early prototype based on the... read more December 15, 2010 by 3


 

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