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Electric Ford Transit van conversion shown by Inventev at Detroit Auto Show

Electric Ford Transit van conversion shown by Inventev at Detroit Auto Show

When an automaker doesn't offer a vehicle for a specific market segment, sometimes the aftermarket will fill in the gap. In the U.S., all-electric commercial vans are one of those gaps. Such vehicles are available in other markets, but so far, not on sale from major makers in North America. DON'T... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car wins North American Car of the Year award

Media days at the Detroit Auto Show always open with the announcement of the year's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, and this year is no exception. But... read more January 9, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

VW ID Buzz concept: all-electric Microbus could arrive in 2022

If you pronounce the word "buzz" with a German accent, it sounds like "bus"—which is almost surely why VW's second all-electric concept vehicle is called the Volkswagen... read more January 8, 2017 by


 
Chrysler Portal concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Chrysler Portal concept: all-electric minivan for CES offers some self-driving (specs updated)

It was widely rumored that Chrysler would reveal an all-electric minivan at this week's Consumer Electronics Show—and now we have the details. But the Chrysler Portal... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]

Green car preview at Detroit Auto Show

Media days for the 2017 Detroit Auto Show begin amidst significant uncertainty about green cars and their future in the U.S. It remains unclear how the incoming Trump... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype

Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

The Ford Transit Connect small van has proven popular among U.S. taxi drivers. In some cities, you're just as likely to find Transit Connect taxis plying the streets as... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
Hyundai Ioniq autonomous prototype

Most autonomous cars shown at CES are electrified: preview

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become a major venue for automakers. Increased interest in connectivity and autonomous driving, as well as... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

Electric VW Microbus-like concept to appear at Detroit Auto Show

The original Volkswagen Microbus is an iconic design that is still instantly recognizable decades after the last ones were sold in the U.S. That might explain why rumors of... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Rinspeed Oasis concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Rinspeed Oasis electric urban car to appear at CES, Detroit Auto Show

Swiss design firm Rinspeed does not produce vehicles for sale, but it has built quite a number of unusual concept cars over the years. Its latest work will be displayed at... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
2018 Toyota C-HR

Another tiny SUV? No AWD for 2018 Toyota C-HR subcompact crossover

The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show was awash in crossover utility vehicles, including a new model from Toyota that stretches the definition of that category. The 2018 Toyota C-HR... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Mazda CX-5

Mazda diesel to arrive fall 2017, it says, in new CX-5 crossover (updated)

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover is an entirely new design, Mazda says, although you might not see it at first glance. The small Japanese maker unveiled the new... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Jeep New Compass Limited

2017 Jeep Compass launched in LA, new small SUV for growing Jeep lineup

Jeeps are no longer exclusively classic SUVs (and actually haven't been for a while now). Despite some grumbling from fans, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) division has... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jaguar I-Pace electric concept at LA Auto Show: video walkaround

Electric vehicles are hardly a new concept any more, but they've largely been the province of Nissan and Tesla. Add another nameplate to that battery-powered mix. The future... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: 124 miles of range, more motor power, LA Auto Show debut

Later this morning, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf will be unveiled at the second of two Los Angeles Auto Show media preview days. Along with the many updates made to other... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Mini Countryman

New 2017 Mini Countryman, including plug-in hybrid: 'biggest Mini yet'

Over the past few years, Mini models have been getting bigger, to point where most aren't particularly "mini" anymore. That might seem to go against what the brand is... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Spark Activ

2017 Chevy Spark Activ: fake crossover jacks up minicar into SUV wannabe

General Motors insists on calling its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV a crossover utility vehicle. That's despite the fact that its award-winning 238-mile electric car isn't available... read more November 15, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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