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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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2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid: two different battery packs, 'best-in-class' fuel economy claimed

Masato Katsumata is Toyota's chief engineer for the global Camry sedan program—so when he speaks, it's worth listening. Following yesterday's Detroit Auto Show launch... read more January 10, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. 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


 
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


 
Second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid automated driving research vehicle

Fusion Hybrid again used for latest Ford autonomous test vehicle

If you see a Ford Fusion Hybrid mid-size sedan cruising along with no apparent input from the driver, rest assured that you are not hallucinating. Since 2013, Ford has used... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
Teaser photo for next Volkswagen I.D. electric-car concept, to be shown at 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


 
President Barack Obama sits in 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2016

Obama Visits Detroit Auto Show, Checks Out Chevy Bolt EV Electric Car

Only three U.S. presidents in history have visited the Detroit Auto Show in its century-plus of existence: Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960, Bill Clinton in 1999, and now Barack... read more January 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Fusion

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Energi: Software Tweaks For Drivability Improvements

The 2017 Ford Fusion, unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, enters its fifth model year with what the industry calls a mid-cycle refresh: a few styling updates, some new... read more January 15, 2016 by


 
Kia Niro 'hybrid utility vehicle' teaser shot

Kia Niro 'Hybrid Utility Vehicle' First Photos Revealed At Detroit Auto Show

As part of its parent company's push into hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric vehicles, Kia will introduce what it calls a 'hybrid utility vehicle' at next month's... read more January 11, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active concept, 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen Tiguan Plug-In Hybrid Concept Shown In Detroit

When the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show last fall, a plug-in hybrid concept was among the featured variants. Called the Tiguan GTE, it... read more January 11, 2016 by


 
From left to right: Gilbert Villarreal, Bob Lutz, Henrik Fisker

Fisker Karma With V-8 Emerges As VLF Destino, Including Henrik Himself

Henrik Fisker left his namesake car company in March 2013, shortly before Fisker Automotive itself went bankrupt. But now he's once again involved with the Karma luxury... read more January 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Specs Released: Battery Pack, Motor Power, And More

The production version of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car made its auto-show debut this morning in Detroit, after last week's global unveiling at the... read more January 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: Plug-In Minivan Offers 30 Miles Of Electric Range

Chrysler’s Town & Country was one of the first minivans on the market when it arrived in 1989 as a spinoff of the original Dodge Caravan, and its mix of... read more January 11, 2016 by


 
Detroit Auto Show logo

2016 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Green Car Concepts, Production Cars (UPDATED)

Detroit this coming week will be bitterly cold, and it's not looking too green either. Thus far, we know of just a handful of concept cars and new production models that... read more January 10, 2016 by


 

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