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Subaru plug-in hybrid to use Prius Prime parts, coming in 2019

Subaru plug-in hybrid to use Prius Prime parts, coming in 2019

When Toyota and Mazda said last September they would form a joint venture to produce electric-car parts, that answered the question of where Mazda's future plug-in vehicles would get their electric running gear. But it sparked another question: Where did that leave Subaru, another small automaker... read more

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Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

Porsche Mission E electric sedan buyers want, expect fast "Turbo Charging"

Possibly no German carmaker was more shocked by the emergence of the Tesla Model S in 2012 than Porsche. Each of Porsche's models was a top performer in its segment for... read more January 29, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW says it can build electric cars and regular ones on same platforms: interview

As the auto industry plans more electric cars in higher volumes for the 2020s, one of the great debates is whether they will need to be designed from the ground up solely for... read more January 25, 2018 by


 
2018 Jaguar XJR575

2020 Jaguar XJ luxury sedan to be reborn as all-electric Tesla Model S competitor

Almost since the two legendary British brands were brought together in 1998, Jaguar has played second fiddle to its sibling Land Rover. The maker of traditional, sporty... read more January 24, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Los Angeles auto show

Volkwagen ID electric cars need names, but do these two work?

Volkswagen continues to invest heavily in a future of plug-in electric vehicles as it attempts to clean the diesel soot from its face following its emissions-cheating... read more January 24, 2018 by


 
Production of first NEVS 9-3 at plant in Tianjin, China is celebrated

How many billions are going into electric cars, globally? Guess the number...

Countries around the world—especially China, France, the U.K., and Norway—are aiming to phase out the sale of new fossil-fuel vehicles entirely between 2025 and... read more January 24, 2018 by


 
2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car     [photo: Chris Neff]

Today's BMW i3 to evolve into lower-tech, higher-volume 2022 BMW iX1 SUV: report

Model naming conventions that are clear, consistent, and easy to understand across decades are a crucial part of explaining a vehicle lineup to buyers. By and large, German... read more January 24, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW X2, 2018 Detroit auto show

BMW will have 25 electric cars, plug-in hybrid models by 2025

The last 12 to 18 months have seen a slew of global automakers promising rafts of new plug-in electric vehicles on sale by deadlines set several years into the future... read more January 23, 2018 by


 
2019 Ram 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show

What percent of US full-size pickup trucks will plug in by 2025? Take our Twitter poll

The big announcements at this year's Detroit auto show, now open to the public, were pickup trucks, one from each of the three U.S. automakers. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado... read more January 23, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Ford Mach 1 electric SUV due in 2020

Ford 300-mile all-electric SUV may be named Mach 1; due 2020

The big new debuts at the 2018 Detroit auto show are largely pickup trucks, one of them being the new mid-size 2019 Ford Ranger. Ford also introduced a new Bullitt Mustang... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV deliveries start in Europe this fall

The first member of Audi's forthcoming wave of electric cars is expected to start landing in European driveways this fall, possibly neck and neck with the Jaguar I-Pace. The... read more January 12, 2018 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Batteries in autonomous electric cars must be more durable: lithium-ion pioneer

We tend to take batteries for granted. Day after day, we recharge batteries and expect them to work without giving a thought to how they work or to their state of health. But... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Kia Niro EV concept debuting at 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

Concept for Kia Niro EV all-electric wagon to appear at CES

We've long known that the Kia Niro wagon would get an all-electric version to accompany the 2017 Niro Hybrid and the just-launched 2018 Niro Plug-In Hybrid. The... read more January 4, 2018 by


 
2018 Ford Fusion Energi

Ford: China will lead our electric-car effort, 300-mile electric SUV to be built in Mexico

As we start to look toward the 2019 model year, it's worth noting that Ford hasn't introduced a single new hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicle since 2013. In fact... read more December 28, 2017 by


 
Volvo 40.2 concept

Volvo to offer multiple electric cars, battery-size options, starting in 2020

Volvo has confirmed its second electric car for the brand will be a version of the V40 compact hatchback it plans to unveil within the year. Much like the all-electric... read more December 28, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Wal-Mart, Anheuser-Busch, DHL to test Tesla Semi; now UPS, Pepsi too (more updates)

An Instagram post by an "outdoor living design and construction firm serving the Chicago Southland" seems to confirm at least several hundred reservations for Tesla's new... read more December 19, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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