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Is Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV hurting Prius V wagon sales?

Is Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV hurting Prius V wagon sales?

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the sole mass-market crossover SUV that offers a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. That was a market pioneered by the Ford Escape Hybrid, in 2004, and one that Ford walked away from for 2013. It turns out that there seems to be a market for compact crossovers...

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Santiago, Chile, by Flickr user alobos Life (Used under CC License)

Chile is giving away solar energy, for free, because it has so much

Chile has a problem with its solar industry. It's not that the industry can't meet electricity demand for the South American country—quite the opposite, in fact. There... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Apple will build electric cars by 2020: Tesla's Elon Musk

Despite no official confirmation of its existence, plenty of buzz remains around the rumored Apple electric car. Interest in what is known as "Project Titan" largely rests on... read more June 8, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Escape, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, May 2016

2017 Ford Escape quick drive review

The Ford Escape has been a hugely popular small crossover SUV since its 2001 debut, and after a quick drive in the updated 2017 model, we're reminded why. While it's not the... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Genesis G80 Sport (Korean spec)

Tesla 'sudden acceleration,' Genesis electric cars, 150-kW CHAdeMO charging: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla refutes an owner's claim of Model X "sudden acceleration, Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand may get electric cars, and CHAdeMO DC fast-charging will run at 150... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

As more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries. When it comes to DC fast charging... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X P90D after crash while owner was parking  [photo: owner 'Puzant']

Tesla refutes owner claims of Model X 'sudden acceleration' before crash

It started with a post two days ago on the owners' forum on the Tesla Motors website. In it, an owner with the user name "Puzant" claimed that a five-day-old Tesla Model X... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
Samsung SDI battery plant in Xi'an, China

Samsung says sayonara to fuel cells, focuses on batteries for electric cars

South Korea's Samsung SDI has decided to drop its hydrogen fuel-cell division, and focus future development resources exclusively on batteries for electric cars. Samsung SDI... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
Genesis New York Concept

Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand to get electric cars as well: report

Hyundai's newly separated Genesis luxury brand may add electric cars to its lineup in the near future. The Korean carmaker previously sold the Genesis and Equus luxury sedans... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept, unveiled at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas

Tesla Model X software update, 2016 BMW X1 driven, Faraday Future 2nd factory: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promises a software update for the Model X to improve operation of its doors, we drive the 2016 BMW X1 crossover, and Faraday Future seeks a second... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
Map of electric motorcycle rider Ben Rich's Summer 2016 'four corners of the U.S.' road trip

To the four corners of the USA on an electric motorcycle

Seattle, Los Angeles, Florida, and Maine: the four corners of the continental U.S. Those points are where I intend to ride my 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle this summer... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW X1 xDrive 28i, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2016

2016 BMW X1 quick drive review

It looks like a BMW, offers relatively sporty roadholding for an SUV, and delivers a quiet, solid ride. The 2016 BMW X1 is so cleverly proportioned, in fact, that many buyers... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
VLF Destino

VLF Destino (Fisker Karma with V-8, sans electric parts) starts deliveries

The Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedan has been out of production since 2012, but two separate companies are trying to revive it. The remains of the bankrupt... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X door-control software to be updated, Musk says

Given Elon Musk's habit of revealing snippets of information when he talks, electric-car advocates, owners, and industry analysts pore over any live event at which the Tesla... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

New hood scoop feeds cool air to 2017 Chevy Silverado HD diesel truck

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD diesel pickup truck is getting a new piece of hardware to help its engine run more efficiently. Versions of the heavy-duty truck equipped... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept

Electric-car intender Faraday Future wants 2nd factory, in California this time

Chinese-backed startup Faraday Future still hasn't released details of its first production electric car, but it's already eyeing a second factory. Faraday is moving ahead... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
 

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