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BMW Mulls Large All-Electric SUV To Counter Tesla Model X: Report

BMW Mulls Large All-Electric SUV To Counter Tesla Model X: Report

Battery-electric vehicles with ranges of 150 to 200 miles and prices under $50,000 are now on the horizon from Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla, but details of BMW's entry into that segment are less visible. On the higher end, we know that German luxury makers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan pricey... read more

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Image from Faraday Futures online sites, July 2015

Faraday Futures: Startup Promises Long-Range Electric Car In 2017

Over cocktails, two former Lotus colleagues met up in Irvine, California, the mecca for car design. They realized they shared a common dream: to create a next-generation... read more July 20, 2015 by 


 
BMW i8 hydrogen fuel cell concept

BMW Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Prototypes Now Testing, Production "Sometime After 2020"

As the cost of advanced technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of vehicle travel rises, car companies have increasingly partnered to share those technologies and their... read more July 7, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Uber CEO To Tesla: Sell Me Half A Million Autonomous Electric Cars In 2020

Tesla Motors is one of several automakers planning to put a self-driving car on sale sometime in the next few years, and it already seems to have at least one big fan. This... read more July 7, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

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... read more July 2, 2015 by 


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

Tesla Model 3: Speculating On Batteries, Power, Price, Versions

The upcoming Tesla Model 3 may just be the most anticipated and significant electric car ever. Scheduled to hit the market in late 2017 with a price tag of $35,000 and a... read more June 30, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze unveiling, Detroit, June 2015

Chevy Cruze Hybrid Coming Soon To Join Diesel, Gasoline Models?

Sometimes a few words can make all the difference. In last week's seminars and presentations on the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan, GM discussed its 1.4-liter... read more June 29, 2015 by 


 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presenting at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015

Nissan Leaf With 250-Mile Range: Ghosn Shows R&D Car, Video At Annual Meeting

While Chevrolet beats the drum for the Bolt EV 200-mile electric car it will likely launch before the end of next year, Nissan has been relatively quiet about its plans to... read more June 25, 2015 by 


 
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 CarsDirect]

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 


 

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