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Hiding The 2016 Chevrolet Volt: GM Discusses Camouflage, Teases Updated Electric Car

Hiding The 2016 Chevrolet Volt: GM Discusses Camouflage, Teases Updated Electric Car

The shape of an upcoming new car is always a well-kept secret, but the need for prototypes to test on public roads has traditionally provided the automotive press with plenty of opportunities for spying. Hunting down camouflaged test cars has become such a ritual that occasionally carmakers now...

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2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

What Do Hybrid Owners Say About Their Cars? How About Everyone Else?

As hybrid cars become more commonplace, it's worth finding out whether people's views of them are changing. A new study from the University of Michigan Transportation... read more October 1, 2014 by 


 
Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Hybrid Concept Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

Infiniti has made little secret of its desire to launch a new flagship that would finally fill the void left by the departure of its largest sedan, the Q45. Today, at the... read more October 1, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Lower-Carbon Gasoline In CA: Don't Believe Gas-Price Scare Tactics, Says UCS

When it comes to green transportation policies, California leads the way. The state has enacted numerous policies to cut transportation-related emissions, improve energy... read more October 1, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Production To Double: 1 In 5 Trucks To Get Diesel

Increased fuel efficiency has apparently struck a chord with full-size pickup-truck buyers: Chrysler said yesterday it would double production of its 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel... read more October 1, 2014 by 


 
2015 Zero electric motorcycle

Tesla China Sales, Aluminum Ford Super Duty Trucks, 2015 Zero Electric Motorcyles: Today's Car News

Today's theme is "variety." We've got a report on Tesla Motors sales in China, confirmation of aluminum-bodied 2016 Ford Super Duty pickup trucks, and an overview of the... read more September 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Jeep Renegade, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Jeep Renegade Is 'Male,' While Fiat 500X Will Be More 'Female': Analyst

The 2015 Jeep Renegade, a subcompact crossover from Jeep's owner Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, won't go on sale for a few more months--although it's now in dealerships in... read more September 30, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model S China Sales 'Robust', Electric Car Waiting List Long: Analyst

Tesla Motors sales in China are "robust," and the company may have as many as 4,000 reservations for its Model S--which it only started selling in China five months ago. The... read more September 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Honda CR-V: New Engine, CVT For Higher Gas Mileage, New Features, Mild Restyle

After a coy tease and a single photo by its maker last week, details on the 2015 Honda CR-V compact SUV are finally out. The refreshed 2015 CR-V boasts improved gas mileage... read more September 30, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla Passes 200 Supercharger Sites, Only 60 Percent In U.S.

Tesla Motors' steadily-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations for its electric cars recently hit a significant milestone. The Silicon Valley carmaker... read more September 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW 2WD Crew Cab 156" XLT Grille

2016 Ford Super Duty Pickups To Adopt Aluminum Bodies Too

Only now are selected media getting a chance to spend time with the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, which has a cab and pickup bed made of aluminum. And it will be a... read more September 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Zero electric motorcycle

2015 Zero Electric Motorcycles Get More Range, ABS, Tire & Suspension Upgrades

The 2015 Zero Motorcycles lineup was revealed this morning, and all of its electric motorcycles get some important upgrades: greater range, antilock brakes (ABS), Showa... read more September 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Camry  -  First Drive, September 2014

Wrecked Tesla, Dopey Dealers, VW Passat Plug-In Hybrid, Sakti3 Batteries: Today's Car News

We've got two Tesla stories--one in which a car-dealer rep says something really dumb--plus a debate over green transport, VW's second plug-in hybrid, and the emergence of a... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
CA Governor Jerry Brown, State Sen. Alex Padilla, and Google's Sergey Brin beside an autonomous car

Would Intelligent Cars Get Us Green Quicker Than Electric Cars?

What technologies will have the most impact on making cars greener and transportation more sustainable--and provide that impact fastest? Suppose that the key isn't plug-in... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Sakti3 Battery Firm: Key To GM 200-Mile Electric Car, $100 Per kWh By End Of Decade?

By all indications, there will be an all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV for which General Motors is targeting a range of 200 miles. And one of the keys to achieving such a... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE (European spec)

Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid To Appear At Paris Motor Show

Now that German carmakers have started to work in earnest on plug-in hybrids, expect to see a whole lot more of them in the coming years--though not always in North America... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
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