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Ford to Focus on Trucks, EVs, Connectivity

Ford CEO Jim Hackett said on Tuesday the automaker plans to reduce engineering costs by 50% through 2022. Ford will also shift investment into trucks and electrified vehicles, and reduce costs and investment in sedans and internal combustion engines.

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J.D. Power: Tesla Owners Choose Hype Over Quality

A new report from J.D. Power finds owners of the Tesla Model S and Model X have acknowledged numerous quality issues but show no signs of disloyalty.

Hyundai Offers Subscription-Based Vehicle Ownership

Hyundai will offer a subscription-based approach to vehicle ownership with its 2017 Ioniq Electric sedan that will allow customers to acquire the vehicle for a fixed monthly fee that covers all costs of ownership, Hyundai announced ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

New Jersey Reverses Tesla Sales Ban

The electric car maker will now be able to open up to four direct-sale stores and at least one service center in the state.

Mich. Governor Signs ‘Anti-Tesla’ Bill

Governor Rick Snyder signed into law yesterday tighter restrictions on selling vehicles directly to consumers. The new law now effectively bans Tesla Motors from selling vehicles in the state.

Tesla Makes Strides on East Coast

This week, New York Governor Cuomo signed a pro-Tesla bill into law. The New Jersey Assembly also voted to allow manufacturers to directly sell zero-emissions vehicles to consumers.

Deloitte: Gen Y Prefers Hybrid Vehicles

A new study from Deloitte shows that a majority Gen Y consumers prefer an electrified vehicle over any other type of car or truck. Moreover, Gen Y consumers heavily favor hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles.

J.D. Power: Automakers Must Address Economy to Sell EVs

J.D. Power and Associates encourages automakers to address economic challenges, not just tout environmental advantages, to increase EV sales.

High Prices Will Limit EV Sales in 2012, Says Research Firm

A white paper issued by Pike Research revealed that many potential buyers will hold off on purchases of electric vehicles during 2012 due to the premium pricing of the vehicles.

GM, LG to Jointly Develop Electric Vehicles

General Motors and LG Group, which served as the battery cell supplier for the car company’s Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera extended-range EVs, are partnering up again on the design and engineering of future electric vehicles (EV).