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Was Paris a tipping point for electric cars? We mull it over

Was Paris a tipping point for electric cars? We mull it over

Auto shows are sometimes hot, sometimes not. A lot of it has to do with what cars are shown, whether they're pure design studies, concepts pointing toward future vehicles, or actual production cars. And whether a show has "buzz" largely depends on the cadence of when automakers choose to release... read more

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New fifth-generation Nissan Micra at launch, 2016 Paris Motor Show

New Nissan Micra debuts in Paris, not for US but Canada perhaps

While Nissan sells many different types of vehicles in the U.S., there's one that's globally very popular that has never shown up in the States. That would be the Nissan... read more September 30, 2016 by

Renault Trezor concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Renault Trezor concept in Paris; electric drive, new design language

Automakers often use concept cars to preview future styling for much more restrained production models. Even when a concept car doesn't make it into production, elements of... read more September 29, 2016 by

Lexus UX concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Lexus UX small crossover utility concept unveiled in Paris

The Lexus UX concept debuting this week at the 2016 Paris Motor Show represents the Toyota luxury brand's probe of the subcompact crossover segment. It previews a possible... read more September 29, 2016 by

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes previews new electric car lineup with Generation EQ concept

Mercedes-Benz took to the stage at the 2016 Paris auto show with a quirky new concept car that the German automaker says serves as a forerunner to its upcoming lineup of... read more September 29, 2016 by

2017 Renault Zoe

2017 Renault Zoe electric car: larger battery doubles range

The Renault Zoe electric car is by far the best-selling plug-in vehicle in Europe. Now in its fifth year, the Zoe received a significant battery capacity upgrade at... read more September 29, 2016 by

Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Volkswagen ID: more details of all-electric concept car at Paris Motor Show

This morning, Volkswagen held one of the first press conferences at the Paris Motor Show, unveiling the first of several electric cars from different makers. Its Volkswagen... read more September 28, 2016 by

Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW shows renderings of ID electric-car concept for Paris Motor Show

Volkswagen presently sells just one all-electric car under its own brand in multiple markets, the e-Golf electric variant of its well-known five-door compact hatchback. But... read more September 28, 2016 by

2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC  -  First Drive  -  April 2016

Mercedes electric SUV concept for Paris: teaser video released

Mercedes-Benz is expected to debut an electric SUV concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this fall. The concept will likely preview one of what could be up to four... read more September 27, 2016 by

2017 Jeep Compass

New 2017 Jeep Compass unveiled, replaces old Compass and Patriot too

The redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass will replace both the current Compass small crossover and the related Patriot. It was unveiled at the Goiana, Pernambuco, plant in... read more September 27, 2016 by

2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive details released before Paris Motor Show

The gasoline Smart ForTwo hardtop was redesigned for the 2016 model year, and now Smart is transitioning other variants to its new platform. First came the 2017 ForTwo Cabrio... read more September 26, 2016 by

Opel Ampera-e

Green cars at the Paris Motor Show: updated preview

Fall is approaching, which means it's time for the auto-show season to get underway once again. Press days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show begin at the end of this month, and... read more September 12, 2016 by

Opel Ampera-e

Opel Ampera-e ad highlights 'fun to drive' aspect of electric cars

General Motors' European marketing people appear to be taking a different tack with the upcoming Opel Ampera-e electric car. Set to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later... read more September 8, 2016 by

Teaser for 2017 Hyundai i30 debuting at 2016 Paris auto show

Next Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback to appear at Paris Motor Show

A redesigned Hyundai Elantra GT will make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show one month from now. While the Elantra four-door sedan received a complete redesign for... read more August 29, 2016 by

2017 Buick Lacrosse Hybrid (Chinese spec)

Buick Lacrosse Hybrid unveiled at Beijing Auto Show, for China only

General Motors is getting a lot of mileage out of the second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt's plug-in hybrid powertrain. Both the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid (without a... read more April 26, 2016 by

LeEco LeSee concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show

Faraday Future's backer shows another electric luxury sedan

Chinese electronics giant LeEco is the main backer of Faraday Future, the Los Angeles startup that plans to launch its first electric car sometime in the next few years. But... read more April 24, 2016 by


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