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Plug-in hybrids to catch on more quickly than electrics: Toyota

Plug-in hybrids to catch on more quickly than electrics: Toyota

Toyota has been by far the most reluctant of recent converts to the idea that battery-electric vehicles might be practical and desirable. Only within the last year has the company moved past its decade-long insistence that all-electric cars were only suitable for tiny, low-range urban uses. Still...

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Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Solar power hits new U.S. heights: utility use exceeds home panels

No matter how you measure it, 2016 was a major year for solar energy. More solar-generating capacity was added last year than either natural gas or wind, according to the... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

More GM electric cars, Chevy Cruze Diesel lawsuit, KS electric-car charging: Today's Car News

Today, General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the Chevrolet Bolt EV will form the basis for a "huge range of electric cars," a Chevrolet Cruze Diesel lawsuit moves forward, and a... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
Renault Zoe electric cars on the Outer Hebrides

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Dec 2016

The Renault Zoe closed out 2016 as the best-selling electric car in Europe. While the Nissan Leaf continues to lead in worldwide sales, the smaller electric car from Nissan's... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

Chevy Cruze Diesel lawsuit to move into discovery phase

Shock waves from Volkswagen's admission that it had installed "defeat device" software on its so-called clean diesels to cheat on emission tests continue to reverberate... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric utility in Kansas leads push to get electric cars on roads

When it comes to promoting electric cars, California is rightfully viewed as the most active. But efforts are not limited to the Golden State. If one electric utility has its... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV is basis for 'huge range of electric cars': GM CEO Mary Barra

It's common practice in the industry for automakers to base multiple different models on the same basic platform or architecture. This allows them to amortize the development... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Smart goes all-electric, 2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices, 'Greenest' and 'Meanest' cars: Today's Car News

Today, we have news that Smart may start selling only electric cars in the U.S., pricing information for the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Electric, and rankings of the... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices: hybrid starts at $23,035, electric at $30,335

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is the South Korean automaker's first dedicated green model. It will offer three powertrain options in the same body shell: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]

Smart to be all-electric in U.S. and Canada; gasoline goes away this fall

When the tiny Smart ForTwo launched in the U.S. a decade ago, it got a huge boost in sales from both novelty and soaring gas prices. While its EPA ratings never approached... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
Bollinger Motors

Bollinger Motors promises all-electric off-road 'sport utility truck'

There seems to be no shortage of startups planning to build new battery-electric vehicles from the ground up. While companies like Lucid Motors and Faraday Future are... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

ACEEE issues latest list of 'Greenest' and 'Meanest" vehicles

Measuring the energy efficiency of a new vehicle is one thing, but ascertaining its overall environmental impact can be more complex. A debate still rages over the overall... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla updates maintenance plans; higher fees now include hardware updates

Electric cars may require significantly less maintenance than internal-combustion cars, but even they will break down eventually. So the Silicon Valley automaker offers... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan

2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots, 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel mpg, carmakers & Trump: Today's Car News

Today, we have spy shots of the 2018 Nissan Leaf, EPA fuel-economy ratings for the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel sedan, and analyses of automakers' claims that current EPA... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel sedan rated at 37 mpg combined

With the elimination of Volkswagen diesel models, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is one of the few remaining options for buyers seeking a mainstream-priced diesel car. The... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Carmakers ask Trump to review EPA rules, use discredited job projection

Just days after the presidential election, an automaker lobbying group wrote Donald Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned exhaust-emission... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
 

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