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UK Considering Bill on Automated and Electric Vehicles

A new bill introduced in the UK Parliament would govern self-driving cars and electric vehicles. The bill will require insurance for both the automated vehicle itself and the driver of an automated vehicle. It provides that the vehicle insurer will be liable for accidents caused by an automated vehicle that is driving itself; however, if an accident is caused by the human driver, the...

Electric and Hybrid Cars Selling Fast in Used-Car Market

A recent study by iSeeCars.com found that electric cars and plug-in hybrids have become some of the fastest-selling used cars. During the first eight months of 2017, six alternative-fuel cars were among the top ten quickest to sell of all one- to three-year old used cars. Three of those models were electric (Fiat 500e, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model S), and three were plug-in hybrids...

China Moves Forward with Electric Cars

China has announced its plan to require auto manufacturers to sell more alternative-fuel vehicles in the country. Companies that manufacture or import more than 30,000 vehicles a year will be required to obtain credits for “new energy vehicles” (including battery electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles) that amount to 10% of annual sales by 2019. In 2020, that...