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Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

How Mazda plans to integrate plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles into its range of increasingly efficient gasoline and diesel models is a topic that interests parts of the global auto industry. In 2019, the small Japanese maker will offer a combustion-engine technology never before... read more

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Bollinger B1

Bollinger B1 all-electric utility truck: 10,000 signups since launch

The Bollinger B1 electric utility truck, designed by a small startup company in upstate New York and unveiled in late July, appears to have hit something of a chord. The... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car with future GM electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, Oct 2017

GM to launch two new electric vehicles within 18 months, 20 by 2023

General Motors said on Monday it will unveil two new battery-electric vehicles within the next 18 months, and will offer 20 electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles globally... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype

Toyota electric-car tech to come from venture with Mazda, Denso

Very little is known for sure about the long-range electric car Toyota will launch around 2020. Over the last two years, the company—by far the industry's strongest... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton

Volkswagen to show flagship all-electric ID sedan in Geneva: Phaeton successor?

The long, strange, sad saga of the now-defunct Volkswagen Phaeton will likely go down as an asterisk in VW's long history. The pet project of now-departed VW Group chairman... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

2019 Volvo XC40 small SUV to become brand's first electric car

Two years ago, the Volvo XC90 large SUV launched to widespread acclaim and awards as the Sino-Swedish brand's first all-new vehicle in six years. It was followed by the S90... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

VW Group makes 300 models globally, will electrify them all by 2030

Along with the gleaming concept cars and new production models unveiled at last week's Frankfurt auto show, auto-company executives also make news. Often a company's CEO or... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, announced that it will invest up to $1 billion to build electric SUVs and batteries in and around its assembly plant in... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche Mission E electric sport sedan: 200-mile recharge in 15 minutes

While there have been lots of concept cars and production announcements, the first serious German competitor to the Tesla Model S and Model X won't arrive for at least... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes EQC electric SUV reservations open in Norway, for 2019 delivery

The country of Norway has been among the most ardent in urging drivers to buy zero-emission vehicles, offering a friendly market in which automakers can launch new electric... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Volkswagen ID electric car to launch in 2020 along with new VW Golf

Volkswagen has a critical year coming in 2020, when the German brand will launch two incredibly important vehicles nearly back-to-back. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault to launch 12 new electric cars by 2022

Some car companies release their business plans and goals publicly, others don't. This morning, the Renault Nissan Alliance (now including Mitsubishi as well) released a new... read more September 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Mazda Mazda3 4-Door Sport Auto Grille

2020 Mazda electric car to share Toyota underpinnings, technology

Mazda is a tiny carmaker on a global scale, producing just 1.6 million vehicles a year. It competes with four companies (GM, Nissan-Renault, Toyota, and VW Group) that each... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
Honda Urban EV Concept

Honda Urban EV Concept to go on sale in 2019, but not for North America

If there were a favorite car among journalists and car fans at this week's Frankfurt motor show, it may have been a small, all-electric hatchback city car. Which is pretty... read more September 13, 2017 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews all-electric four-door sedan

If concept cars are meant to grab attention, then the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept—an all-electric sedan that debuted Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show—may... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Death of engines overstated, fully electric world a 'comic book' fantasy: Japanese test company

Most analysts agree the future of the automobile will slowly but increasingly come to rely on battery power. Electric cars will slowly displace internal combustion engines... read more September 7, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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