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BMW energy storage, Mercedes electric SUV, Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid pulled: Today's Car News

BMW energy storage, Mercedes electric SUV, Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid pulled: Today's Car News

Today, BMW debuts an energy-storage system that uses i3 electric car batteries, a Mercedes-Benz electric SUV concept is expected for the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is pulled form the U.S. for the 2017 model year. All this and more on Green Car Reports. BMW will use i3...

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid pulled from VW's U.S. lineup in 2017

Volkswagen released details on its 2017 lineup for the U.S. yesterday, including the launch of its crossover-like Golf Alltrack wagon, some new Beetle versions, and greater... read more 16 hours ago by


 
Battery storage system electrified by BMW i

BMW electric-car batteries to be used as home energy-storage devices

Tesla Motors was the first carmaker to branch out from selling electric cars to offering standalone battery packs for energy storage, but others have followed the company's... read more 17 hours ago by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW to offer TDI diesel owners $7,000 plus buyback: rumor

With terms of a final settlement between Volkswagen and the EPA on 482,000 TDI diesel vehicles due to be announced next Tuesday, Judge Charles Breyer has imposed a gag order... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015

Tesla in VA, Small SUV crash tests, Ambitious electric-car plans: Today's Car News

Today, Virginia car dealers continue their attack on Tesla Motors and its direct-sales practices, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds that small crossover... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
2012 Nissan Leaf in the autumn outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [photo: Ricardo Borba]

Electric cars a key part of climate-action plans in Ontario, Quebec

In the past two months, the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec announced aggressive climate-change policies, both featuring strong plug-in electric vehicle support... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Hyundai Tucson, IIHS small front overlap crash test

Some small SUVs may stint front passengers on safety: IIHS

In a recent test of small crossover-utility vehicles, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that front-seat passengers may not be as well protected as... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Which countries have plans for all new cars to be electric, and when?

Plug-in electric cars currently make up a fairly small percentage of the millions of new vehicles sold globally. But within the next two decades, they may be the only new... read more June 23, 2016 by


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

Virginia dealers double down on Tesla attack, demand probe of sales

Tesla Motors continues to battle Virginia car dealers over the opening of a second company-owned retail store in the Old Dominion State. In March, the Virginia Automobile... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Tesla buys SolarCity, 200-mile Nissan Leaf, replacing an old Toyota Prius: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla Motors moves to buy SolarCity, the next-generation Nissan Leaf is slated to get a larger battery pack and 200 miles of range, and options for replacing an old... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Rogue

Nissan Juke, Rogue crossover SUVs to offer all-electric versions?

It's a frequent complaint from car shoppers: all the affordable electric cars are small hatchbacks or sedans, but I want an SUV. Indeed, there's only one all-electric... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
Tesla gallery at Nordstrom

Want a solar panel with your electric car? Tesla bets you do in SolarCity bid

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is betting that electric car buyers want home solar panels in addition to batteries. In fact, he’s betting nearly $3 billion on the idea. On... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota hints it may be more friendly toward electric cars: report

Toyota has shown very little interest in battery-electric cars. The company has taken the position that hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains are more practical choices... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Has Germany's long love affair with diesels finally collapsed?

It's been 80 years since the first Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicle went into volume production. Over that time, German makers have developed, refined, and promoted the... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Panasonic to build electric-car battery cells at Tesla gigafactory this year: report

Panasonic is currently Tesla's sole supplier of battery cells for its electric cars, and a partner in the carmaker's massive lithium-ion cell "gigafactory" in Nevada. The... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
Jen Smith with her new 2016 Toyota Prius Four

Replacing my old Toyota Prius hybrid: what are my options?

The opening photo tells the story: when Jen Smith needed to replace her faithful 2006 Toyota Prius, she ended up buying the new fourth-generation Prius that debuted this... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
 

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