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2017 BMW i3 Electric Car: 100- To 110-Mile Range, Battery Pack Retrofit?

2017 BMW i3 Electric Car: 100- To 110-Mile Range, Battery Pack Retrofit?

The BMW i3 electric car is due for a range boost in the near future, Harald Krüger--the company's CEO--said recently. But BMW hasn't publicly discussed the matter further. Now, a new report claims the range boost will come courtesy of a new battery pack, which could also be retrofitted to... read more

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2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Honda Clarity On Sale Late In 2016; Plug-In Hybrid To Get 40 Miles Of Range

The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell hydrogen fuel-cell car will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2016, and initially it will be sold only in California. It will be followed in 2018 by... read more November 18, 2015 by 

Audi Q7 e-Tron 3.0 TDI Quattro (European model), Madrid, Nov 2015

Audi Q7 e-Tron 3.0 TDI Quattro: First Drive Of Diesel Plug-In Hybrid SUV

Last week may not have been the ideal time for Audi to show off its second plug-in hybrid vehicle, since its Q7 e-tron SUV is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine... read more November 16, 2015 by 

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe FWD 4-door Limited Grille

Hyundai 'AE' Hybrid To Beat 2016 Prius On MPG? Detroit Debut On Tap

While we don't yet know the model name, we do know Hyundai is expected to launch its first dedicated hybrid vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show in January. That car--codenamed... read more November 11, 2015 by 

2012 Hyundai i-oniq concept

Is Hyundai Ioniq The Name For New Hybrid, Electric Models? (UPDATED)

Hyundai plans to launch a barrage of new hybrid and electric models over the next few years, in a bid to boost its share of the green-car market considerably. Among the new... read more November 4, 2015 by 

2016 Chrysler 200

'Most' Of Fiat Chrysler's U.S. Vehicles Will Be Hybrid By 2025, CEO Says

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will soon launch a hybrid version of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan as part of a redesign of that model that will be unveiled at the... read more November 4, 2015 by 

Carlos Ghosn

Nissan And Fuel Cells: 'Not In A Hurry' Because 'Too Early,' CEO Ghosn Says

Nissan has sold more battery-electric cars than any other automaker by roughly a factor of two. But while Japanese rivals Honda and Toyota bet heavily on hydrogen fuel cells... read more November 3, 2015 by 

2012 Tesla Model S

Most Tesla Engineers Now Working On Model 3: Executive

Elon Musk has said that the Tesla Model 3 electric car will be shown to the public in March 2016. Tesla Motors will begin taking orders for the car then, and production will... read more October 30, 2015 by 

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

Tesla Model 3 Affordable Electric Car May Be Built In China Too, Eventually: Musk

Tesla Motors may build its upcoming Model 3 sedan in China to meet local demand, CEO Elon Musk says. The company currently imports all cars sold in China from the U.S., but... read more October 27, 2015 by 

Honda Fuel Cell Preview Drive, Tokyo 2015

2018 Honda Plug-In Hybrid To Offer 40-Mile Range, Use Fuel-Cell Vehicle's Platform

Later this week, Honda will unveil the production version of its hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. And roughly two years after that car goes on sale... read more October 27, 2015 by 

Nissan electric car concept debuting at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan's Tokyo Autonomous Concept: Next Leaf Electric Car--Or Not?

As we head out to the Tokyo Motor Show, the teaser photos and previews are starting to come in thick and fast. One from late last week was a shadowy image issued by Nissan of... read more October 26, 2015 by 

Honda FCV

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell May Be Its Electric Car And Plug-In Hybrid Too

Honda officially revealed the production version of its hydrogen fuel-cell sedan at the Tokyo Motor Show. The company released two photos late last month that show the car... read more October 26, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3

BMW i3 Electric Car To Get Longer Range Next Year, CEO Says

The BMW i3 electric car will get a longer range next year, and it will soon be followed by another "i" model, the carmaker's chief executive says. That would expand the BMW... read more October 22, 2015 by 

Aston Martin RapidE concept

All-Electric Aston Martin RapidE: Now THIS Is A Tesla Competitor! (Video)

Almost any new electric car tends to be pitched as a "Tesla competitor" these days, down to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV subcompact hatchback. Yesterday, however, British... read more October 22, 2015 by 

Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept

2017 Chevy Bolt EV Development: GM, LG Chem Reveal Deep Partnership

When General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV concept last January at the Detroit Auto Show, the 200-mile electric car was a shock to the industry... read more October 21, 2015 by 

VW Driver magazine, Spring/Summer 2007 issue, distributed by Volkswagen to its owners in the U.S.

Even In 2007, As VW Designed Dirty Diesels, It Said Electric Cars Were The Future

Many journalists tend to have pack-rat tendencies, but sorting out old press kits, files, and magazines can have unexpected rewards. So it was for auto writer John Rettie... read more October 20, 2015 by 


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