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    Thursday, January 07, 2016

    CARS WITH PLUGS GROW ON

    Carmakers Forge Ahead With Electric Vehicles

    Bill Vlasic, January 6, 2016 (NY Times)

    “Although sales of electric and hybrid vehicles have struggled, automakers are charging ahead to bring new battery-powered vehicles to market...[At the International CES consumer trade show, General Motors just] introduced the production version of its Chevrolet Bolt…[It] will go on sale this year with] a sticker price of $30,000, including government incentives that total about $7,500…But even with its extended range and mass-market price, the Bolt may still face a difficult battle to lure consumers who are taking advantage of $2-a-gallon gasoline to buy larger vehicles…[S]ales of pickups and sport utility vehicles soared in 2015…[E]lectric and hybrid vehicles accounted for about 2 percent of the American market…BMW introduced a new electric car last year, and Tesla is expanding its lineup to include an all-electric S.U.V., the Model X…VW’s luxury brand, Audi, provided more details on a previously shown electric S.U.V. called the e-Tron…Electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving [seem to be] the trends…[A new study by the research firm JD Power] found that consumers ranked some automation features high on their wish list in a new vehicle. The features that are most popular include blind-spot warning for drivers, adaptive cruise control and collision avoidance systems…” click here for more

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