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  • 1965 Fiat 500 at New York Museum of Modern Art

    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 shoppers are willing to pay extra for alternative fuel. A new bill in Washington could add the state to the roster of those that require EV sales, along with California. And Fiat Chrysler gets hit with a fine for missing fuel economy targets. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Auto shows seem to be dying as automakers abandon them, especially luxury automakers from Germany. But VW's U.S. division may give auto shows a...

  • Volkswagen ID Neo concept, 2016 Paris auto show
    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 “motor shows are dead.” You might think Volkswagen of America didn't get the memo. This year it's investing more of...

  • Volkswagen Geneva Show Electric Buggy concept
    Volkswagen confirms electric dune buggy concept for Geneva auto show

    A VW beach buggy made for blasting over the sand may ride again. Volkswagen confirmed Wednesday that it will show a concept electric dune buggy at the Geneva auto show in March. Rumors circulated in December that the brand was considering such a move. READ MORE: Fun revival: Electric dune buggy...

  • GAC Entranze concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    GAC Motor shows electric three-row minivan concept, delays US brand launch to 2020

    China’s GAC Motor introduced a California-designed electric concept vehicle called the Entranze earlier this week in Detroit, at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. The concept, a family hauler with three rows of seating and room for up to seven, appears with its “Slick...

  • Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Nissan electric crossover due in 2020 closely follows IMx concept

    Despite its bold, early moves into the mass production of electric cars with the Nissan Leaf, which originally reached the market in late 2010, Nissan has taken a long, long time to release a true electric-car Second Act. With the arrival of a yet-unnamed fully electric crossover utility vehicle...

  • Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Infiniti QX Inspiration concept sets design direction for brand’s electric future

    The future of Infiniti is electric. And today at the Detroit auto show the brand previewed the direction of a future electric Infiniti SUV—and the brand—with the QX Inspiration concept. With entirely new proportions allowed by electric powertrains, a cleaner, simplified exterior design...

  • Nissan IMs Concept, 2019 Detroit auto show

    At the Detroit auto show, Nissan today revealed the IMs concept, a vision that sees the sedan as existing in a quite different, all-electric “elevated” form. At face value, the IMs serves as a sedan counterpoint to the IMx concept first shown at the 2017 Tokyo show and advances some of the design and interface themes seen in that vehicle. Nissan is aiming to make at least one of its established mainstream nameplates electric-only by 2025. It also hasn’t given up on sedans and, as global product strategy VP Ivan Espinosa told Green Car Reports this past week, it’s...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid signals the start of a big electrified push

    As Ford prepares the first of several fully electric vehicles, for what amounts to a rapidly expanding niche, the automaker is also working on rolling out electrified versions of its existing mainstream lineup. After finding plenty of success many years ago with its Ford Escape Hybrid, and then...

  • Future Cadillac long-range electric large luxury utility vehicle (rendering), 2019 Detroit auto sho
    Long-range Cadillac SUV to lead GM's next electric-car push, in 3 years

    On Sunday night, General Motors showed renderings of a future long-range, all-electric SUV to be offered roughly three years hence by its Cadillac luxury brand. The look at the brand's first battery-electric vehicle came as part of the 2019 Detroit auto-show debut for the 2020 Cadillac XT6, a...

  • Audi e-tron GT Concept, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Electric cars from Audi, Porsche: Explaining platform magic

    It would be unthinkable for any automaker but Porsche to introduce a new car with a flat-6 engine hung out behind the rear axle. At this week’s 2018 LA Auto Show, the 2020 Porsche 911 duly made its debut in the hallowed configuration that has persisted since 1964. But with underpinnings...

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV
    Here’s why Kia Soul EV and Kia Niro EV both get big 64-kwh battery packs

    One key specification in the 2020 Kia Soul EV that was revealed at the LA Auto Show this week was a bit unexpected: its inclusion of a large, 64-kwh battery pack. That leaves two vehicles—the Soul EV and the 2019 Kia Niro EV—with the same big battery. And both will be arriving at U.S...

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Kia Soul EV has more punch, faster charging, and a lot more battery

    At the LA Auto Show, Kia revealed a completely new generation of its Soul—including, once again, an all-electric Kia Soul EV that makes overtures to urbanites who need box-on-wheels utility, affordability, parking ease, and some design flair but also want an electric car. The Soul EV is, once...

  • Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept, 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Electric power has come to drag racers, hill-climb cars, and Formula E racers. Why not rally cars? At least that's Mitsubishi's idea with its new e-Evolution concept that debuted Wednesday at the LA Auto Show. Unlike the winged sedan that took the off-road rally racing world by storm 15 years ago, the new model is an electric SUV. READ MORE: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gas mileage review: practical and efficient The company hints that it marks a new direction for Mitsubishi, which could indicate the small electric SUV could make it to production. Although Mitsubishi did not provide such...

  • 2020 Toyota Corolla, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid aims for 50 mpg—Prius tech meets frugal mainstream

    With the introduction of a 50-mile-per-gallon Corolla Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota is keeping true to a mission it undertook a long time ago: democratizing hybrid technology, and making it mainstream. The carmaker has long aimed to deploy its hybrid system aggressively into pretty...

  • Audi e-tron GT Concept, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Audi e-tron GT electric sports car is its take on Porsche Taycan

    The four-door e-Tron GT concept that Audi introduced Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show is “very, very, very, very, very close to production.” Those are the words of Audi design boss Marc Lichte, not ours. The design study will earn the distinction of being the first battery-powered...

  • 2019 Mazda 3, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2019 Mazda 3 sedan and hatch aim for an X factor–and that’s not electric

    Mazda has revealed its 2019 Mazda 3 compact car, in new-generation form, at the 2018 LA Auto Show. It’s not surprising, given the brand’s go-it-alone strategy this decade, that the new ‘3’ appears to take a different path than key global compact-car rivals in nearly every...

  • 2019 Toyota Prius
    Toyota Prius AWD-e earns 50 mpg with all-weather treads

    If you want one of the highest-mileage non-plug-in vehicles on the market—like the Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Niro, or Honda Insight, there’s been one quite significant deal-breaker for many Snow Belt families: All-wheel drive simply isn’t a possibility. That’s due to...

  • Volvo's "This is not a car" statement for 2018 LA auto show
    2018 LA auto show preview: 10 green-vehicle intros that matter

    Most of the major auto shows, like the Los Angeles auto show, have always had two components: news-making and car-selling. And it’s the second part—the public days—that thrives today. People are attending traditional, consumer-focused auto shows in record numbers...

  • Buick Velite concept, 2016 Guangzhou auto show

    For 15 years now, Buick has been a far more important brand in China than it is in North America: four out of five Buicks sold globally are purchased by Chinese buyers. The brand has a wider range and variety of vehicles in that country, along with numerous models U.S. buyers never lay eyes on. So Buick's announcement that it will take the wraps off a new model with both plug-in hybrid and battery-electric versions inevitably leads eager U.S. plug-in electric car fans to wonder if those cars will appear Stateside. DON'T MISS: GM to launch two new electric vehicles within 18 months, 20 by 2023...

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
    5 things about the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric we learned at the NY auto show

    After a Detroit auto show that was about little except pickup trucks and a new Jeep, followed by a tepid Chicago show, New York proved to be relatively rich in interesting new green cars. The standout was clearly the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, the 250-mile battery-electric small hatchback that...

  • Classic Mini with electric powertrain
    Classic Mini converted to electric previews 2019 Mini E to come

    With a new, all-electric Mini E set to arrive in dealerships in a year or less, BMW wants to highlight the idea of a Mini Cooper powered by batteries. That's what led it to display an "old Mini" converted to electric power at a reception before last week's New York auto show. Sadly, the car wasn't...

  • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Hyundai Santa Fe launched with diesel; hybrid, plug-in hybrid for US or not?

    Along with the 250-mile 2019 Kona Electric hatchback it launched Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled an entirely redesigned version of a much higher-volume vehicle. That's the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size crossover utility vehicle, which gains size, features, and considerably...

  • 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback returns at NY Auto Show

    The Toyota Corolla is the world's highest-selling nameplate, having surpassed the Ford Model T and Volkswagen Beetle years ago. It exists in many different models and varieties all over the world, but the U.S. hasn't always been offered the hatchback version. In fact, the Corolla lineup only...

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Hyundai Kona Electric US debut: 250 miles of range from small electric hatchback

    The biggest question around the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric has now been answered: it will have a rated range estimated at 250 miles on the U.S. test cycle. Hyundai debuted the U.S. version of the small all-electric hatchback on Wednesday at the New York auto show media days. While the company...

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