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2016 Nissan Leaf Range To Top 100 Miles, August Launch Possible: Report

2016 Nissan Leaf Range To Top 100 Miles, August Launch Possible: Report

Rumors of a longer-range battery for the 2016 Nissan Leaf have been percolating for a while now. Nissan has steadfastly declined to answer questions about the next model year of the world's most successful electric car, but at least one report now suggests that a revised Leaf is imminent. DON'T... read more

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Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car development prototypes in testing, Jan-Jun 2015  [from GM video]

GM Shows Chevy Bolt EV Electric-Car Prototypes Testing: Video

We learned very few new details about the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV today, but General Motors released a development video that will likely excite fans and potential buyers of... read more June 24, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Seven Barriers To Alt-Fuel Vehicles: Can Hydrogen Fuel Cells Overcome Them?

Among owners and advocates of zero-emission vehicles, few topics generate as much back-and-forth debate (to put it politely) as those cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells... read more June 24, 2015 by 


 
BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo Power eDrive prototype

BMW To Make Whole Lineup Electric, With Range Extenders, AWD: Report

German carmaker BMW may be on the cusp of the most radical transformation in its history--one that will stun the auto industry if it comes to pass. If a report from early... read more June 18, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Prius camouflaged test car, Southern California, Jun 2015  [photo by Cars Direct]

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid: Clearer Spy Shot Of High-Tailed Rear

Detroit-area residents occasionally see camouflaged development prototypes from GM, Ford, and Chrysler testing on public roads. Similarly, Southern California residents often... read more June 17, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2016 Toyota Prius 'Coming Soon': 55-MPG Hybrid To Be Sportier

While Toyota remains coy about the launch date of its fourth-generation Prius hybrid, a company executive has confirmed that the car is coming "soon." Jim Lentz, CEO of... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 
BMW vehicles in production at the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant

BMW To Build All-Electric Tesla Model X Competitor Too, In U.S.: Report

The upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron electric crossover could become a direct competitor for the Tesla Model X, but both vehicles may soon have another all-electric German utility... read more June 12, 2015 by 


 
Portion of Chevrolet Bolt EV spy shot during testing, Autoblog, Jun 2015 [photographer Chris Doane]

Chevy Bolt EV Prototype Electric Cars Now Testing In Public

When General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced the Chevrolet Bolt Concept, it changed everything in the world of electric cars. She said it would have a battery range of 200... read more June 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Plug In 5dr HB (Natl) Tail Light

Toyota 'Prius Prime' Trademark Registered; What New Hybrid Could It Be?

Trademark filings for model names usually present a mystery. What a carmaker is planning when it registers a specific name can be hard to impossible to ascertain. And so it... read more June 10, 2015 by 


 
Fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid prototype testing in Thailand  [from Headlight Magazine forum]

2016 Toyota Prius: More Spy Shots, From Thailand Testing

The all-new fourth-generation Toyota Prius is getting closer and closer to launch, as witnessed by an increasing number of spy shots of prototypes testing all over the world... read more June 1, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Not Disruptive, Future Is Tiny Electric 'Golf Carts': Harvard Scholar

Friday's the day we use for the stranger and more oddball stories in our lineup, and one of the more unusual we've seen in a while comes from Harvard University. It's an... read more May 29, 2015 by 


 
Possible fourth-generation Toyota Prius prototype. Video by Vimeo user Savior1974.

Next Toyota Prius Hybrid: 40-Percent Thermal Efficiency From Engine, Toyota Says

You may not hear about the thermal efficiency of engines much: It's the ratio of how efficiently they use the energy in the fuel they burn. Conventional gasoline engines have... read more May 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chrysler Town & Country

New Chrysler Minivan Might Get Electric All-Wheel Drive: CEO

Carmakers typically turn to electrification for increased fuel efficiency, but it can have other benefits as well. In some cases, it may even help maximize interior space in... read more May 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Porsche Panamera

Porsche Electric Sport Sedan To Target Tesla In 2018, Fuel-Cell Version To Follow?

Porsche has already built three plug-in hybrids, but the German carmaker hasn't yet shown much enthusiasm for pure electric cars. Various rumors of different all-electric... read more May 14, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Will 2015 Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed Last Year's Total?

With most of the data now in for April sales of plug-in electric cars, it's looking as though the first four months of 2015 aren't seeing notably higher numbers than those of... read more May 5, 2015 by 


 
Purported Audi Q6 electric crossover teaser image

Audi Q6 Electric 'SUV Coupe' Arrives In 2018 Or 2019: CEO

It's now clear that we'll see a slew of all-electric luxury vehicles with ranges of 200 miles or more from German makers Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz starting in 2017 or... read more April 27, 2015 by 


 

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