Today, Samsung aims to become a big player in electric-car batteries, a new ad for the Opel Ampera-e emphasizes the electric car's "fun to drive" factor, and BMW introduces a plug-in hybrid version of the X1 crossover, but only for China. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

A new ad for the Opel Ampera-e debuting at the 2016 Paris Motor Show emphasizes the "fun to drive" aspect of electric cars.

Samsung wants to rival fellow Korean firm LG Chem in electric-car batteries. See what steps it's taking to do that.

The BMW X1 xDrive25Le i Performance is a new plug-in hybrid model that will only be sold in China, although we might get its powertrain in the next Mini Countryman crossover.

Mazda 3 compact and CX-3 and CX-5 crossovers are part of a 2.2-million vehicle recall to address a problem with corrosion in the rear-hatch areas of those cars.

Finally, the Lexus UX concept debuting at the 2016 Paris Motor Show hints at a possible subcompact crossover based on the Toyota C-HR.


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