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Can Chevy Spark Activ 'soft-roader' SUV-like version boost appeal?

Can Chevy Spark Activ 'soft-roader' SUV-like version boost appeal?

Sometimes, all it takes to turn a car into an "SUV" is a little extra body cladding and a slightly higher ride height. Subaru has relied on this formula for years with its Outback and Crosstrek, as has Audi with its Allroad wagon models, just to name three examples. Now, it appears General Motors...

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Rendering of solar installations at Toyota North America headquarters, Plano, Texas

Solar panels at Toyota's new Texas HQ to provide 25 percent of its electricity

Texas may be known as an oil state, but it's also a sprawling and sunny state, making it a good place to set up solar panels. Toyota hopes to take advantage of that when it... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

GM commits to more efficient, electric, and autonomous cars

General Motors will focus more heavily on electrified cars and alternatives to traditional car ownership to meet anticipated future regulations and predicted consumer trends... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept, 2014 Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show

How to turn long-haul trucking all-electric? Tractor swapping!

Current battery technology places the same range restrictions on electric commercial trucks as on electric cars. So while electric trucks may be suitable for local delivery... read more June 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla first drive, electric road trip, hybrids to supplant diesels? The Week in Reverse

Which controversial new Tesla vehicle did we finally get to drive, and what did we think of it? And, where is our electric-motorcycle riding contributor Ben Rich headed on... read more June 11, 2016 by


 
Car entering London's Congestion Charge zone [Image: Flickr user jovike]

Hybrids lose London privileges two weeks from today: here's why

Sooner or later, it can happen in a romance: the two parties decide they're just not that into one another. The state of California dumped hybrid-electric vehicles on July 1... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Honda CR-Z Alpha Final Label Edition (Japanese spec)

Honda CR-Z hybrid sport coupe production to end, apparently

The Honda CR-Z hybrid sport coupe appears to be nearing the end of its lifespan. It's the last Honda model still in production using the company's Integrated Motor Assist... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Car2Go in Chongqing, China

Tesla Model S suspension, Faraday Future in MI, Car2Go in China: Today's Car News

Today, we have everything you need to know about the controversy surrounding Tesla Model S suspension repairs, Faraday Future looks to test self-driving cars in Michigan, and... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Car2Go in Chongqing, China

Daimler's Car2Go carsharing service signs up 78,000 China users in 2 months

Daimler's Car2Go carsharing service recently expanded to China, and it's already proving very popular there. Car2Go has steadily grown to serve 29 North American and European... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept

Electric-car hopeful Faraday Future wants to test autonomous cars in Michigan

Chinese-backed carmaker Faraday Future is still likely a few years away from releasing its first electric car, but the company is quickly expanding its operations and... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla adds two Model S 60 versions starting at $66K, still 200 miles or more

The Tesla Model S electric car has been offered in several versions over its five model years to date, with faster and longer-range variants getting the most attention. Today... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

Tesla Model S 60, LAPD BMW i3, 2017 Chrysler Pacifica driven: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla adds two new 60-kilowatt-hour Model S variants, the Los Angeles Police Department purchases 100 BMW i3 electric cars, and we drive the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus

2017 Chrysler Pacifica fuel economy review

They say you never really forget how to ride a bike, but if you're Chrysler, you may temporarily forget how to build a minivan. That's just what happened for the company that... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
Volvo Concept Truck

Lighter Volvo aero truck concept is 30 percent more fuel-efficient

A lot of attention is paid to the fuel efficiency of passenger cars, but large commercial trucks need some improvements as well. Semi trucks cover significantly more mileage... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Fuel-Efficient Cars For June 2016

Planning a summer road trip? Why not do it in a brand-new car? Once again, it's time to review the month's best deals on green cars—and there are quite a few of them... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
LAPD BMW i3

LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use

Last year, the Los Angeles Police Department took delivery of a BMW i3 electric car for testing. The officers who drove the little electric hatchback liked it, apparently... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
 

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