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Honda Hybrid Minivan On Sale In Japan, Using Accord Hybrid System

Honda Hybrid Minivan On Sale In Japan, Using Accord Hybrid System

In the U.S., Honda hybrids have essentially gone on hiatus this year. For the 2016 model year, the only hybrid it sells is the aging CR-Z two-seater, which uses the carmaker's old Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) mild-hybrid system. The Accord Hybrid--and its more sophisticated full-hybrid...

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Tesla logo

Tesla Model 3 March 'Debut' May Not Be A Car, But...Pictures?

Much of the electric-car world has been waiting--eagerly, avidly, with bated breath--for next month's unveiling of the Tesla Model 3. The third-generation electric car from... read more February 4, 2016 by


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

Tesla Model 3: What We Know About Its $35,000, 200-Mile Electric Car

There are now 100,000 Tesla Model S electric cars on the roads, and its Model X crossover finally struggled into production last fall. Since that time, long-range plans by... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Scion iM drive event, Philadelphia area, Sept 2015

RIP Scion, Chevy Bolt EV Powertrain, Tesla Model 3: Today's Car News

Today, Toyota kills off its Scion "youth brand," a look at how General Motors and LG collaborated on 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV development, and everything we know so far about... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Bolt EV Powertrain: How Did GM And LG Collaborate On Design, Production?

In last fall's runup to the launch of the production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car, GM discussed working together with Korean corporate giant LG on the Bolt's... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Scion iA and 2016 Scion iM

Toyota Kills Off Scion 'Youth Brand' Focused On Small Cars

After nearly 13 years, Toyota's Scion "youth brand" is dead. Conceived as an entry-level nameplate to slot below the main Toyota brand, and focused on small cars, Scion will... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

West Coast Could Cut Oil Use In Half By 2030: Report

When it comes to purchasing and promoting electric cars and clean energy, the West Coast stands apart. California leads the nation in policies encouraging electric-car... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Diesel Scandal Erodes Trust In Germany, Auto Industry Too

The revelation that Volkswagen used "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. emissions tests shook the public's confidence in one of the world's largest carmakers... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback

Plug-In Electric Car Trends, VW Diesel Report, Electric-Car Sales: Today's Car News

Today, we have the top six trends in plug-in electric cars through 2020, Volkswagen's confirmation that it will release a report on its diesel cheating in April, and our... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Prius Family May Shrink As Low Gas Prices Dim Allure

During its tenure from 2010 through 2015, the outgoing third-generation Toyota Prius hybrid gradually spawned a "family" of models. The original Prius Liftback was joined a... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Jan: Steady, But Little To Celebrate

January has historically been a tough month for plug-in electric car sales, and last month doesn't look like it'll be an exception. Added to the usual winter slowdown in... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Top Six Trends In Plug-In Electric Cars Through 2020

Five years after the first mass-market electric car hit the market, cars with plugs haven't lived up to the most optimistic projections for their adoption. They are at least... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Vs Michigan (UPDATED): Dealership Application, Conservative Coalition, Ballot Push

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors is the fourth-largest U.S. car maker, but its home in California's Silicon Valley is far from the heartland Detroit base of GM, Ford, and Fiat... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

Diesel Has An Endpoint, Says Fiat Chrysler's Marchionne

The ongoing Volkswagen emissions scandal has many analysts, pundits, and automotive executives pondering the future of diesel in the U.S. So far, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
Denise Gray, CEO of LG Chem Power Inc.

Denise Gray, CEO Of Battery Maker LG Chem Power: Five Questions

Denise Gray is used to challenges in her career, generally over new technologies. As a young engineer at GM, she first designed electrical components, then got her first... read more February 1, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Tesla Vs Michigan, Bosch Defends Diesels, Hyperloop Test Tracks: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla continues its campaign to overturn a direct-sales ban in Michigan, supplier Bosch claims it had nothing to do with Volkswagen's diesel-emissions cheating, and... read more February 1, 2016 by


 
 

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