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VW To Decide On QuantumScape Solid-State Battery Technology By Summer

VW To Decide On QuantumScape Solid-State Battery Technology By Summer

Volkswagen will soon decide whether to pursue an entirely new type of battery technology for its future electric cars. The German carmaker has acquired a small stake in battery startup QuantumScape, and could make use of the company's solid-state batteries. Like many other makers, VW is expected to... read more

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Purported Audi Q6 electric crossover teaser image. Image via Autocar.

UPDATE: Audi Q6 (Tesla Model X Competitor) Confirmed: Sleek Electric SUV May Beat It On Range

With the all-new 2016 Audi Q7 now launched at last week's Geneva Motor Show, and a diesel plug-in hybrid model to follow, luxury maker Audi can turn its attention to its next... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
Honda FCV Concept

Honda Fuel-Cell Vehicle U.S. Sales Date Gets A Little Fuzzier

Honda is expected to join Toyota and Hyundai in offering hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in the U.S., but the timeline for that may have become a bit fuzzier. The Japanese... read more March 5, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

GM Officially Confirms It Will Build Chevy Bolt Electric Car With 200-Mile Range

Six days ago, Reuters broke the story that GM would indeed build and sell the Chevrolet Bolt electric car, but that production would start late next year--not in 2017 as... read more February 12, 2015 by 


 
nanoFLOWCELL Quant F prototype, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Quant F Electric Luxury Limo With Flow Cell Battery: Geneva Show Preview

Last year at the Geneva Motor Show, Germany's nanoFlowcell AG revealed a striking electric concept car called the e-Sportlimousine, with novel battery technology and bold... read more February 12, 2015 by 


 
Fiat 500X development test car in camouflage near Fiat Chrysler HQ, Auburn Hills, Michigan, Jan 2015

Is The Next Chrysler Compliance Car An Electric Fiat 500X?

For those not familiar with the term, a "compliance car" is a zero-emission vehicle built in small numbers and sold largely or exclusively in California. Its sole purpose is... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
Honda City spotted in Torrance California (courtesy of Temple of VTEC)

Will U.S. Get Honda Fit Sedan To Join Hatchback, HR-V? Test Car Spied

U.S. buyers can already get the new 2015 Honda Fit hatchback, and they'll soon have the Fit-derived HR-V subcompact crossover utility vehicle as well. But could there be a... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
next-generation 2017 Chevrolet Spark testing in South Korea  [photo: BobaEdream.co.kr]

2017 Chevrolet Spark: Photos Of Updated Minicar Leaked In Korea

The Chevrolet Spark minicar, among the smallest five-door hatchbacks sold in North America, has been an unexpected success for General Motors. The company has boosted imports... read more February 9, 2015 by 


 
Kia Trail'ster Concept teaser image, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Kia Trail'ster Concept In Chicago: New 'DE' Dedicated Hybrid SUV? (UPDATED)

Kia has now issued another teaser photo of the "rugged runabout" crossover utility vehicle concept it will unveil next week at the Chicago Auto Show, and it now has a name... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

New, Smaller Porsche Four-Door Sedan To Be Electric Only: Rumor

It's pretty clear by now that the German luxury automakers, at first startled and shocked by the all-electric Tesla Model S, plan to fight back. But the latest report out of... read more January 30, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Should GM Name Its Bolt Electric Car The 2018 Chevrolet EV2?

Without a doubt, Chevrolet dominated the news in plug-in electric cars at the recent Detroit Auto Show. It unveiled not only the new 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, but also... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
Infiniti LE Concept at New York Auto Show, April 2012

Once More, Infiniti Electric Car Is Killed Off (Or Postponed?)

The electric-car headlines at last week's Detroit Auto Show clearly belonged to the Chevrolet Bolt concept, a subcompact 200-mile electric car. But another news item is just... read more January 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan To Have Longer-Range Electric Cars 'Relatively Quickly,' Exec Says

"Range anxiety" has always been one of the main concerns for buyers of affordable electric cars, and that issue is now receiving significant attention from automakers. This... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 
2016 BMW 3-Series eDrive plug-in hybrid prototype

BMW Unveiled Not Just One, But Three Plug-In Hybrids Last Week

If there was any doubt that we'll see a spate of new plug-in hybrids over the next few years, a set of three different announcements from BMW last week should put that to... read more December 1, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt sneak peak for owners, Los Angeles, Nov 2014

UPDATED: 2016 Chevrolet Volt To Launch In January: What We Know So Far

For most of 2014, there was very little news about the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, and its sales in 2013 and 2014 have been stagnant at roughly 2,000 cars a... read more December 1, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

Hyundai And Kia Target # 2 Slot In Green Vehicles By 2020

While they had to backpedal on misstated gas-mileage figures over the last couple of years, Hyundai and Kia are moving forward with ambitious green-car plans regardless. The... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 

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