Ethical sourcing for electric-car minerals: Toyota, Honda, VW, Ford, others sign pledge

Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrainAs automakers develop more efficient electric motors, EVs pulling electrons from dirtier, coal-powered grids are as clean or cleaner than even the most efficient fossil-fueled cars when it comes to equivalent tailpipe emissions. But electric vehicles still have a supply-chain problem. A partnership between some of the world’s largest automakers is…

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Ethical sourcing for electric-car minerals: Toyota, Honda, VW, Ford, others sign pledge

Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrainAs automakers develop more efficient electric motors, EVs pulling electrons from dirtier, coal-powered grids are as clean or cleaner than even the most efficient fossil-fueled cars when it comes to equivalent tailpipe emissions. But electric vehicles still have a supply-chain problem. A partnership between some of the world’s largest automakers is…

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BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

Ionity multi-brand European charging networkA group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch “Ionity,” a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent’s infrastructure for electric-car travel. When it’s finished in 2020, Ionity will include 400 charging stations across multiple countries, supporting all electric cars that adhere to the Combined…

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Lincoln, Mercedes, Toyota ace latest IIHS crash tests; Chevy, Ford, Tesla less impressive

Three large sedans are among the safest new cars you can buy, according to the IIHS. Three others, including two Detroit mainstays and the Tesla Model S? Not quite as impressive. The insurance industry-funded crash-testing organization bestowed its top award upon certain versions of the 2017 Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Toyota…

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Lincoln, Mercedes, Toyota ace latest IIHS crash tests; Chevy, Ford, Tesla less impressive

Three large sedans are among the safest new cars you can buy, according to the IIHS. Three others, including two Detroit mainstays and the Tesla Model S? Not quite as impressive. The insurance industry-funded crash-testing organization bestowed its top award upon certain versions of the 2017 Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Toyota…

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