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Is 2019 Cadillac XT4 crossover the next plug-in hybrid for luxury brand?

Is 2019 Cadillac XT4 crossover the next plug-in hybrid for luxury brand?

Spy shots are continually fascinating, for both future buyers and auto journalists. They can reveal hints about the shapes, design aspects, and powertrains of vehicles that may not hit showrooms for as much as two years. Some recent spy shots of the 2019 Cadillac XT4 small crossover utility vehicle... read more

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Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept

Volkswagen e-Golf to end when ID electric hatchback launches?

The Volkswagen e-Golf will arrive in dealerships this spring with a higher-capacity battery pack that gives the electric car an EPA-rated 124 miles of range. The number... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept, 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles

Daimler to build large electric semi truck; Urban e-Truck results good so far

Following successful trials, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler plans to produce a small run of all-electric large commercial trucks for the European market. These trucks will be... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla granted patent on metal-air battery charging

When it comes to Tesla and electric-car batteries, the eyes of most analysts are currently on the automaker's "Gigafactory," which began battery-cell production earlier this... read more February 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in Maven car-sharing fleet, Los Angeles [photo: Dan MacMedan fo

GM's Maven car-sharing adds Chevy Bolt EV electric cars (in LA)

With the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV electric car now in its third month of sales and rolling out to additional states every month, the industry is focused on its sales numbers... read more February 17, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla now tells electric cars about charger status en route

Unlike most automakers, Tesla doesn't schedule redesigns, updates, and new features for its cars to coincide with traditional model years. Aided by the fact that most of its... read more February 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV electric range: can 238 miles stretch to 300 miles?

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has an official EPA-rated range of 238 miles per charge on the combined test cycle. That gives it the longest range of any electric car currently... read more February 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Plug-in hybrids to catch on more quickly than electrics: Toyota

Toyota has been by far the most reluctant of recent converts to the idea that battery-electric vehicles might be practical and desirable. Only within the last year has the... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Niro, San Antonio, Texas, Dec 2016

All-electric Kia Niro EV to come in 2018, says Kia exec (updated)

South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia often share the underpinnings of their vehicles, though there's no "badge engineering" and the two brands compete in the marketplace... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric car using DC fast-charging station at BP in Metrolina area of Charlotte, NC

Should electric-car makers subsidize fast charging for owners?

By now, purchase incentives are a well-proven and valuable tool in increasing electric-car adoption. But what if incentives were applied to more than just the cars? Different... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
Renault Zoe electric cars on the Outer Hebrides

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Dec 2016

The Renault Zoe closed out 2016 as the best-selling electric car in Europe. While the Nissan Leaf continues to lead in worldwide sales, the smaller electric car from Nissan's... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric utility in Kansas leads push to get electric cars on roads

When it comes to promoting electric cars, California is rightfully viewed as the most active. But efforts are not limited to the Golden State. If one electric utility has its... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV is basis for 'huge range of electric cars': GM CEO Mary Barra

It's common practice in the industry for automakers to base multiple different models on the same basic platform or architecture. This allows them to amortize the development... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices: hybrid starts at $23,035, electric at $30,335

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is the South Korean automaker's first dedicated green model. It will offer three powertrain options in the same body shell: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]

Smart to be all-electric in U.S. and Canada; gasoline goes away this fall

When the tiny Smart ForTwo launched in the U.S. a decade ago, it got a huge boost in sales from both novelty and soaring gas prices. While its EPA ratings never approached... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
Bollinger Motors

Bollinger Motors promises all-electric off-road 'sport utility truck'

There seems to be no shortage of startups planning to build new battery-electric vehicles from the ground up. While companies like Lucid Motors and Faraday Future are... read more February 14, 2017 by


 

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