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Lexus UX small crossover may get hybrid version that Toyota C-HR won't

Lexus UX small crossover may get hybrid version that Toyota C-HR won't

For better or worse, many Toyota models ultimately donate their underpinnings to the Japanese automaker's Lexus luxury brand. That may not give certain Lexus models the pedigree some purists desire, but it's a fact of life in the modern auto industry—and an effective way for Toyota to...

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2017 Renault Zoe

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan 2017

It's a new year, and that means a reset of the tally of European electric-car sales. In January, the top-selling European-market electric car of 2016 maintained its status... read more March 16, 2017 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

VW's Electrify America submits electric-car charging plan to EPA, CARB: now what?

Volkswagen has submitted a plan for electric-charging infrastructure to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. VW's "Electrify... read more March 16, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid Air priced slightly below Tesla Model S at $60,000

The Lucid Air electric car will be available in a base model with less power and a lower range than the high-end model unveiled last year, but at a much lower price. A Lucid... read more March 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Chevy Bolt EV tested by Tesla Model S owner: his assessment

Fleeing my home in New York’s Hudson Valley for California during February and March has a number of charms. Currently at the top of the list: reading about Winter... read more March 16, 2017 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Tesla battery bet, next Audi electric car, governors support renewable energy: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla offers South Australia battery energy storage within 100 days of signing a contract, Audi will follow the e-tron SUV with a smaller electric car, and a... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

More details emerge on low-cost electric car from Renault-Nissan for 2020

The Renault-Nissan Alliance's plans for future electric cars are beginning to come into focus. The two automakers have dominated global battery-electric car sales with the... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback, San Francisco Bay Area, Oct 2015

After Audi e-tron, next electric car to be compact BMW i3 competitor

Next year, the Audi e-tron luxury electric crossover is expected to arrive at U.S. dealers, bringing Audi into direct competition with the Tesla Model X roughly three years... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription

Small turbo engines get good MPG ratings; real-world use may be a different story

Automakers may gradually be putting more emphasis on plug-in electric cars and conventional hybrids, but they are far from done with plain old internal combustion. Over the... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla offers South Australia battery storage within 100 days

If only we could all be as optimistic, and energetic, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Even as Tesla gears up for mass production of the Model 3 electric car and a hoped-for annual... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
wind farm

Bipartisan governors' group urges Trump to back solar, wind power

The new presidential administration seems poised to take a radically different approach to energy policy than its predecessor. That approach is founded on denial of accepted... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
Rendering of BMW i5 electric crossover utility vehicle, from patent drawings [Indian Autos Blog]

Which luxury brand will do best in electric cars? Poll results

Within the next two years we will see new all-electric luxury cars from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz appear in actual showrooms. All four of those makes have shown... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

EPA emission-rule review, Volvo electric car, Nio Eve concept: Today's Car News

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to reopen the comment period for emissions rules, Volvo plans to launch a long-range electric car by 2019, and the Nio... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
Nio Eve concept, 2017 SXSW

Nio Eve concept is yet another Chinese luxury electric SUV, this one autonomous

Chinese startup NextEV is the latest company attempting to replicate the success of Tesla with a long-range electric car. NextEV launched its Nio brand last year in dramatic... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
Donald Trump

EPA to reopen emission-rule review; how important is this step?

Tomorrow is expected to be the day when President Donald Trump announces the EPA will reopen the comment period for the vehicle emissions standards it finalized in the waning... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Volvo XC60

Volvo plans a long-range electric car for 2019, details to come (updated)

The electric car that Volvo has long planned for 2019 could join a growing group of long-range, mass-market models like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the upcoming Tesla Model 3, and... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
 

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