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Chevy Bolt Green Lit, Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Concept, Tesla Model X Spied: Today's Car News

Chevy Bolt Green Lit, Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Concept, Tesla Model X Spied: Today's Car News

We're at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show today bringing you the latest green-car news, including the debut of the Kia Trail'ster concept and General Motors' confirmation that it will build the Chevrolet Bolt electric car. We've also got photos of an undisguised Tesla Model X testing on public roads. All...

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Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

GM Officially Confirms It Will Build Chevy Bolt Electric Car With 200-Mile Range

Six days ago, Reuters broke the story that GM would indeed build and sell the Chevrolet Bolt electric car, but that production would start late next year--not in 2017 as... read more February 12, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Trax

2015 Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore Small SUVs Get IIHS Top Safety Pick Label

General Motors' pair of small crossover utility vehicles has both managed to achieve impressive new safety ratings. The mechanically-identical 2015 Chevrolet Trax and 2015... read more February 12, 2015 by 


 
nanoFLOWCELL Quant F prototype, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Quant F Electric Luxury Limo With Flow Cell Battery: Geneva Show Preview

Last year at the Geneva Motor Show, Germany's nanoFlowcell AG revealed a striking electric concept car called the e-Sportlimousine, with novel battery technology and bold... read more February 12, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

Testing Hydrogen Vs Electric Cars, Infiniti QX30 Concept Teased, Audi Buys Fuel-Cell Patents: Today's Car News

Today we look at a way to test battery-electric cars against hydrogen fuel-cell cars, a teaser for an Infiniti Geneva Motor Show concept, and Audi's purchase of patents for... read more February 11, 2015 by 


 
First 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell delivered to lessee at Tustin Hyundai, June 2014

How To Test Hydrogen Vs Electric Cars: A Challenge To Automakers (In Our Dreams)

The amount of animus between some proponents of plug-in electric cars and those who support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles is remarkable, and sometimes disturbing. Each side... read more February 11, 2015 by 


 
Audi A7 h-tron quattro

Audi Buys Patents For Fuel-Cell Technology From Ballard Systems

Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota have made most of the headlines in hydrogen fuel-cell development lately, but the Volkswagen Group may soon increase its presence. Audi announced... read more February 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

Wintry Michigan: Not The Best Place To Drive An Electric Car?

Not every car is ideally suited to every environment. A Mazda MX-5 Miata likely won't get very far on a muddy off-road trail, and a gigantic Cadillac Escalade ESV isn't much... read more February 11, 2015 by 


 
Teaser for Infiniti QX30 concept debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Infiniti QX30 Concept For Compact SUV To Debut At Geneva Show

The field of luxury compact crossover utility vehicles will get a little more crowded next year, when Infiniti launches its QX30--the Japanese brand's smallest SUV yet. Now... read more February 11, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Vs Franchised Car Dealers In Texas, Arizona: Battles Continue

The battle between Tesla Motors and car-dealer groups has flared up again on two familiar fronts. Both Texas and Arizona have seen skirmishes before between Tesla and groups... read more February 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf (Euro spec)  -  Driven, Portland OR, July 2014  (credit: NWAPA)

VW To Spend $10 Million On Electric-Car Charging Sites, Asks Governments To Step Up Too

Volkswagen plans to invest millions of dollars into U.S. electric-car charging infrastructure, but doesn't want to go it alone. The German carmaker plans to spend $10 million... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
Honda N-Truck and N-Camp travel trailer concept, Japanese Camping Car Show, Feb 2015

Honda N-Truck Kei Concept: World's Tiniest Travel Trailer, Too Cute For Words

Sometimes there are cars that just make you grin. So how can you not love a tiny Japanese kei car, their minier-than-minicar class, converted into a pickup truck with its own... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
2016 Fiat 500X

Tesla Model S P85D Buying, Electric Fiat 500X, 2016 Kia Optima Teased: Today's Car News

Today we look at one owner's process of trading in a Tesla Model S for the new all-wheel drive Model S P85D, a possible electric version of the Fiat 500X crossover, and the... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D  [photo: owner George Parrott]

Why I Had To Trade My Tesla Model S For A Brand-New P85D

Last October, Tesla announced an all-wheel-drive version of the Model S electric car, with up to a mind-boggling 691 horsepower, and said deliveries would start as early as... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
Teaser for Kia Optima concept debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

New 2016 Kia Optima Sedan To Debut At Geneva Motor Show

The Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan recently went through a redesign cycle, so now it's time for the related Kia Optima to get a refresh. Kia plans to unveil a concept version... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
Fiat 500X development test car in camouflage near Fiat Chrysler HQ, Auburn Hills, Michigan, Jan 2015

Is The Next Chrysler Compliance Car An Electric Fiat 500X?

For those not familiar with the term, a "compliance car" is a zero-emission vehicle built in small numbers and sold largely or exclusively in California. Its sole purpose is... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
 

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