2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid will carry a price tag over $50k Hybrids February 19, 2019

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid will carry a price tag over $50k

Although Ford plans to woo electric-vehicle fans—and attract a new crowd to plug-in vehicles—with its upcoming, Mustang-inspired all-electric crossover, arriving next year, it’s the...

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Best deals, Kia Soul EV, Toyota ad, Tesla dog mode: Today's Car News

It's official on Rivian and Amazon. Tesla introduces a new Dog Mode to keep dogs cool in parked cars. Final EPA range estimates are released for the 2020 Kia Soul EV. We run... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
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Prime time: Amazon invests in electric-truck hopeful Rivian

Rivian on Friday announced that Amazon will invest in the company, as it pushes ahead to bring its lineup of electric pickups and SUVs to market. Although the amount of... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
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Commentary: Toyota Corolla Hybrid ad brags about not plugging in

In Toyota's latest ad for its new Corolla Hybrid in Britain, it's 2002 all over again. The ad shows the new Corolla Hybrid (in non-U.S. hatchback form) bypassing all kinds of... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
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Best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for February 2019

Presidents' Day Weekend typically brings deals in car showrooms. And this month is no exception. As electric-car fans wait for a slew of new models to hit the market this... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
2020 Kia Soul EV

2020 Kia Soul EV rated for 243 miles, improved efficiency

In just one model year, Kia has more than doubled the rated driving range for the Soul EV. The 2020 Kia Soul EV, which is expected to reach dealerships this spring, will go... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
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Dogs are cool, especially in Teslas with new Dog Mode

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VW auto shows, EV shoppers will pay more, Chrysler fines: Today's Car News

As Volkswagen and other automakers dial back from auto shows, in the U.S. it sees them as a way to explain electric cars to shoppers. A new survey reveals that most car... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
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Mileage or money? Fiat Chrysler pays for missing fuel economy targets

It turns out there's more than one way for automakers to meet fuel-economy targets. One is to develop and sell more fuel-efficient cars and trucks. The other—as... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
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An old tradition, auto shows, could give electric cars a boost

Last summer, Volkswagen Group chairman Dr. Herbert Diess said that he doesn’t believe new-car shows will exist (in their present form) a decade from now, and that... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
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Bill could add Washington state to roster of California EV adoptees

Just as the Trump administration is attacking California's right to require electric cars to be sold in the state, California may be gaining support elsewhere. A new bill... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
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Shoppers willing to pay more for electric cars, survey finds

Electric and alternative-fuel cars aren't just for early-adopting geeks anymore. A new survey by InnovateMR about Americans' car-shopping practices found that two thirds... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
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Rivian buzz, renewable-grid deep freeze, wireless charging deal: Today's Car News

Tech giant Qualcomm sells its Halo wireless charging business to rival WiTricity. GM and Amazon could be in talks to invest in startup electric pickup-maker Rivian. A new... read more February 13, 2019 by


 
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Qualcomm sells wireless charging patents to WiTricity

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What EV advantages should ads emphasize for the masses in 2019: Twitter poll results

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Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Report: Rivian in talks with GM and Amazon

General Motors and Amazon could soon invest between $1 billion and $2 billion into Michigan-based electric vehicle hopeful Rivian, according to a report from Reuters. If the... read more February 13, 2019 by


 

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