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Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

The Ford Transit Connect small van has proven popular among U.S. taxi drivers. In some cities, you're just as likely to find Transit Connect taxis plying the streets as traditional sedans—especially in taxi-rich New York City. But now Ford plans to put a new—and greener—spin on...

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2017 Ford F-150

Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production

Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Hyundai Ioniq autonomous prototype

Most autonomous cars shown at CES are electrified: preview

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become a major venue for automakers. Increased interest in connectivity and autonomous driving, as well as... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2016

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4: gas mileage review

The Mitsubishi Mirage is the underdog of small cars: slow, loud, and archaic, but scrappy. And it's been a much bigger sales success than Mitsubishi expected, given the small... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla upgrades Autopilot for 1,000 'Hardware 2' cars to test

Tesla Motors is now beginning to roll out upgraded software to accompany the more complex suite of sensors known as "Hardware 2" that launched in October. All Model S and... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

UK moves ahead on lower-carbon power to end coal use by 2025

The United Kingdom is increasing its use of low-carbon energy sources as it moves to phase out coal-fired power plants altogether by 2025. Renewable-energy sources such as... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Steve Wozniak and a Chevrolet Bolt EV

Woz is getting a Chevy Bolt EV after all; it arrives today

It appears that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak—also known as "Woz"—is getting his 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV after all. In September, the car's chief engineer, Josh... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric-car market share in 2020: estimates vary widely

Of the new cars sold globally in 2020, what percentage will be electric? It's a simple question, but at the moment there doesn't appear to be a clear answer. Estimates of... read more January 2, 2017 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

Renewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular. Together, all renewable-energy... read more January 1, 2017 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

Tesla Autopilot, Kia Niro hybrid, used Fiat electrics, VW diesel buyback warning: The Week in Reverse

Which electric model might be the used-car bargain of the year? And exactly what kind of car is a new hybrid we just drove? This is our look back at the Week In... read more December 31, 2016 by


 
2017 Kia Niro, San Antonio, Texas, Dec 2016

Tesla autonomous-car data, 2017 Kia Niro, Trump & ethanol: Today's Car News

Today, we drive the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid, Tesla uses data to develop self-driving cars, and President-elect Donald Trump's advisors may be against ethanol. All this and more... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Kia Niro, San Antonio, Texas, Dec 2016

2017 Kia Niro hybrid: first drive report

According to its maker, the 2017 Kia Niro is the first "crossover hybrid vehicle" sold in the U.S.—but what does that really mean? We drove150 miles in two different... read more December 30, 2016 by


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

Oregon's largest utilities plan to boost electric-car adoption

It's clear that after several years of electric-car sales, electric utilities see a role to be played in providing the infrastructure to make them practical. Two weeks ago... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Trump supported ethanol, but his team may not; is oil the reason?

As President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration draws closer, confusion still surrounds many of his possible energy policies. During the campaign, Trump indicated that he... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Renault Zoe

Long-range Renault Zoe electric car reviewed in U.K.: Forbidden Fruit

The Renault Zoe is the best-selling electric car in Europe, and it has just received a significant battery upgrade. Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September, the updated... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
Fuel gauge

Fuel-economy rules not the cause of rising auto prices: analysis

Lobbyists for big automakers, both domestic and foreign, make no secret about their desire for lower fuel-economy standards. One argument presented to support a lowering of... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
 

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