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Nissan's Electric-Car Battery Future: Will It Be With LG Chem?

Nissan's Electric-Car Battery Future: Will It Be With LG Chem?

Nissan is set to close electric-car battery plants in England and the U.S. and turn to Korean maker LG Chem for some batteries. Or perhaps not. A startling and exclusive Reuters report yesterday said that Nissan is in the middle of reassessing its plans for electric-car production and global... read more

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Excerpt of rendering by Auto Express of possible design for 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car

2017 Nissan Leaf Renderings: How Conservative Will Design Be?

It's long been acknowledged that the current Nissan Leaf electric car is a radical and distinctive design, just as the landmark 2004 Toyota Prius hybrid was. But some portion... read more August 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 Limited

Ford, Hyundai Dedicated Hybrids To Target 2016 Toyota Prius?

It's been a quiet period for hybrid news lately, with the 2016 Toyota Prius launch delayed and still more than a year away. But further down the road, it appears that both... read more August 25, 2014 by 


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

GM's 200-Mile Electric Sonic EV For 2017: What We Know So Far: UPDATED

The arrival of a moderately-priced battery electric car with a rated range of 200 miles will change the entire market for plug-in vehicles. When that will happen, and from... read more August 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Four-Seat Volkswagen 'XL2' Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Coming?

For a two-seat car priced at more than $100,000, not sold in North America, and with just 250 built, the Volkswagen XL1 gets an extraordinary amount of attention. That's due... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Next-Generation VW Golf Looks To XL1 Eco Car For Better MPG

The Volkswagen XL1 is a high-technology, high-cost plug-in hybrid that, while intriguing, will do very little do directly change the automotive landscape. Like many such... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Debut At Detroit Show, First Teaser Photo Released

General Motors confirmed this morning that the revised 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car will be released at next January's Detroit Auto Show. And the company... read more August 7, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

When Will Electric Cars Compete in the Mainstream Market?

Electric-car advocates often take it as an article of faith that electric propulsion will one day compete directly with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Many would go... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
2012 Infiniti LE Concept

Infiniti LE Electric Luxury Sedan To Be Built After All, With Higher Range

Some vehicles have complex, protracted development histories--and it looks like the Infiniti LE electric luxury sedan may be one of them. Following a period in which its... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
2016 Smart ForTwo

2016 Smart ForTwo: What You Should Know About All-New Minicar

The new Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour minicar models have just made their world debuts in Berlin, and we've got the details. Thus far, only the two-seat Smart ForTwo has... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 Hyundai Tucson

Could Upcoming 2016 Hyundai Tucson Get A Diesel Engine Option?

While the keys of the first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell to be leased in the U.S. were handed over last month, the automaker is putting the final touches on the new 2016 Hyundai... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

2016 Toyota Prius Launch Pushed Back Six Months: Report

Toyota's next-generation Prius is one of the most eagerly-awaited green cars of the moment, but potential buyers may have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the... read more June 30, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze interior (Chinese spec)

2016 Chevrolet Cruze: Interior Photos Revealed For China Launch

While the current Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan continues with few changes for the 2015 model year, General Motors is busy rolling out its replacement in China. What U.S... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, Irvine, CA, Aug 2013

Nissan To Launch Plug-In Hybrids Too, In Less Than Two Years

Plug-in hybrids will clearly be all the rage among carmakers for the next couple of years. While the number of high-volume battery-electric vehicles today can be counted on... read more June 4, 2014 by 


 
Fiat 500X crossover teased during presentation of 500L MPV in Italy

2016 Fiat 500X Crossover To Be Officially Launched On July 4

While the Chrysler portion of the newly constituted Fiat Chrysler Automobile company moves ahead on its revised product plan, there will be a new Fiat coming soon as well... read more May 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf electric car on the roads of Thimphu, Bhutan

New 2017 Nissan Leaf: More Details On New Styling, Range--And Infiniti Electric Too

The Nissan Leaf is by far the highest-volume electric car ever built, with 110,000-plus on the roads now. And three and a half years after its launch, Nissan is pushing hard... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
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