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VW Beetle Hybrid Prototype Previewed Outside New York Auto Show

VW Beetle Hybrid Prototype Previewed Outside New York Auto Show

At the 2015 New York Auto Show, Volkswagen introduced four Beetle Special Edition concepts as a way to rekindle interest in the rounded retro hatchback. Just outside the show on the streets of Manhattan, however, it quietly showed off something else. An orange prototype of a VW Beetle Hybrid was... read more

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2016 Chevrolet Spark, 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Chevy Spark Video, 2016 Lexus RX Hybrid, GA Kills Electric-Car Incentive: Today's Car News

Today, we have the 2016 Chevrolet Spark and 2016 Lexus RX 450h from the 2015 New York Auto Show, and news that Georgia will kill its electric-car tax incentive. All this and... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
Elio Motors founder Paul Elio at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors: First-Ever Auto-Show Press Event In NYC Touts '84-MPG' Three-Wheel Car

Startup automaker Elio Motors put on its first-ever car-show press conference last week, taking the last slot on Thursday's media schedule at the New York Auto Show. Founder... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
Georgia license plate

Insult To Injury? GA Kills Electric-Car Incentive, Adds Last-Minute Luxury-Car Tax Break

It hasn't been a particularly good year so far for electric-car purchase incentives. As feared by advocates, last week Georgia passed a highway-funding bill that killed its... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
Battery symbol

Patent Fight Erupts Over Next-Generation Electric-Car Battery Chemistry

Electric cars may still make up just a tiny percentage of the vehicles on world roads, but the batteries that power them are already a big business. As with most industries... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
2016 Lexus RX 450h

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid Unveiled At New York Auto Show

When it first appeared back in 1998, the Lexus RX practically invented the luxury crossover-utility segment. In 2005, it also became the first vehicle of its type offered... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on ferry to Horseshoe Bay, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Mar 2015: Tesla On Top Again (Most Likely)

As expected, the Tesla Model S was a “three-peat” plug-in electric vehicle sales champion in Canada back in February, with its 48 sales comfortably exceeding... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
Georgetown, Texas, by Flickr user Matt Turner (Used under CC License)

Georgetown, Texas: Far From Green, But 100 Percent Renewable Energy--Why?

While the politics of climate change remain contentious in the U.S.--if not in much of the rest of the developed world--that doesn't have to hold up the growth of... read more April 4, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx owned by Tom Moloughney

Tesla Quarterly Sales, BMW i3 On Amazon, Mild-Hybrid Trucks: Today's Car News

Today, we look at Tesla's first-ever quarterly sales report, the prospect of buying a BMW i3 online through Amazon, and how mild-hybrid systems could increase the efficiency... read more April 3, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Mar: Leaf Surpasses Volt In Total Sales Since 2010: UPDATED

For more than four years, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt have been the highest-volume plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. Last month, for the first time in roughly three... read more April 3, 2015 by 


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Should Heavy-Duty Truck Owners Consider Mild-Hybrid Systems?

As carmakers work to meet stricter global emissions standards, many regular internal-combustion cars will adopt some degree of electrification--including systems with... read more April 3, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S electric-car road trip, Route 66 Museum, Elk City, Oklahoma  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Motors Releases Quarterly Sales: 10,030 Cars Sold Globally Jan-Mar

Tesla Motors started deliveries of its all-electric Roadster more than six years ago. Since then, the Silicon Valley electric-car maker has released its sales data in various... read more April 3, 2015 by 


 
BMW i3 on Amazon.co.jp

Buy An Electric Car Online? In Japan, BMW i3 Is Sold On Amazon

The direct online sales model used by Tesla Motors has ignited a vigorous discussion--to say the least--over the state laws that protect franchised dealers in the U.S. Now... read more April 3, 2015 by 


 
Honda Civic Concept, 2015 New York Auto Show

Plug-In Electric Car Sales, Honda Civic Concept, Fast Chargers At Gas Stations: Today's Car News

Today, we report on plug-in electric car sales for March, the Honda Civic concept from the 2015 New York Auto Show, and an Indiana gas-station chain that just installed nine... read more April 2, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Fast Chargers And Gas Stations: A Match Made In Indiana

Thanks to the flexibility of electrical supply infrastructure, electric-car charging stations can be placed virtually anywhere. They've already cropped up in places like... read more April 2, 2015 by 


 
Honda Civic Concept Live Shots, 2015 New York Auto Show

Surprise 2016 Honda Civic Concept At NY Auto Show Previews Production Car

Major auto shows are where carmakers traditionally unveil new models, but these days, they're rarely a surprise. Thanks to the Internet, both leaks and car companies' desire... read more April 2, 2015 by 


 

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