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Where will EVs have the highest market share in 2025? Poll results

Where will EVs have the highest market share in 2025? Poll results

How, where, when, and to what degree electric cars will increase their share of the world's billion-plus vehicle fleet is a topic of much debate these days. Combined with autonomy, connectivity, and sharing, the growing electrification of personal vehicles is a major transition for carmakers old... read more

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2016 Nissan Leaf SL fast-charging at NRG evGo Freedom Station, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

Electric-car range: why Japanese needs differ so radically from the U.S.

It was one of the new battery-electric vehicles anticipated for this year, a mid-size sedan from a global maker that remains the second highest-volume hybrid maker in the... read more March 1, 2017 by


 
Toyota FC Bus hydrogen fuel-cell bus

Toyota to launch fuel-cell buses next year for Olympics

It appears that Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles plans encompass more than just passenger cars. The Japanese automaker plans to begin selling fuel-cell buses in its home... read more October 24, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius design, popular in Japan, not a hit in U.S.

With the fourth-generation Prius hybrid, Toyota focused not only on improving efficiency, but on making its halo car more appealing to a wider range of consumers. Part of... read more October 7, 2016 by


 
Leaked image of Nissan Note e-Power hybrid (Japanese market version) published on Liveblog site

Nissan Note hybrid leaked, but not likely for North America

The Nissan Versa Note has never been a particularly big seller in North America. Its sedan counterpart is one of the largest and most capacious vehicles in the subcompact... read more September 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Versa Note

Range-extended electric Nissan Note to launch in November?

Nissan is known for its all-electric Leaf, but the Japanese automaker may also begin offering electric cars with gasoline-powered range extenders. Late last year, a report... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 Mirrorless concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Japan may beat U.S. to allowing camera-based side mirrors

The first Tesla Model X renderings may have shown unobtrusive camera pods in place of side-view mirrors, but production models have conventional mirrors. That's because Tesla... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

CHAdeMO DC fast-charging to run at up to 150 kilowatts, starting in 2017

As more longer-range electric vehicles go on sale, the charging infrastructure that supports them will need to adapt to bigger batteries. When it comes to DC fast charging... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

Japan wants Fukushima to be major hydrogen production center

Japan's Fukushima prefecture was the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in recent years, but the Japanese government has ambitious plans for the region. Fukushima's... read more June 2, 2016 by


 
Suzuki Jimny

Suzuki says wrong fuel-economy tests used in Japan, joining Mitsubishi

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to increased scrutiny on all carmakers' compliance with emission and related fuel-economy rules. Last month, Mitsubishi admitted to... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi retests U.S. fuel economy after EPA request, confirms 2013-2017 ratings (update)

The dominos continue to fall as more and more carmakers are investigated for accuracy in their testing of emissions and fuel economy over longer periods of time. While... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

While U.S. plug-in sales were flat last year, rest of world soared

After four years of steady growth, U.S. plug-in electric car sales were essentially flat last year. Low gas prices and increased demand for SUVs had a dampening effect on the... read more April 14, 2016 by


 
Japanese manga comic about Toyota Mirai  [from Motorfan: New Model Special Edition issue 502]

Toyota Mirai manga: hydrogen fuel cell beats electric cars, plug-in hybrids

Manga are comics created in Japan, conforming to a style set more than 100 years ago and still very much a part of popular culture. While they may look like no more than... read more March 25, 2016 by


 
Toyota Mirai showroom and hydrogen fueling station, Tokyo, Japan, May 2015

Hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles made from wind energy in Japanese test

One of the big questions surrounding hydrogen fuel-cell cars is how to produce the hydrogen used to power them. Mass adoption of fuel-cell vehicles would not only require... read more March 17, 2016 by


 
Honda Odyssey Hybrid (Japanese model)

Honda Hybrid Minivan On Sale In Japan, Using Accord Hybrid System

In the U.S., Honda hybrids have essentially gone on hiatus this year. For the 2016 model year, the only hybrid it sells is the aging CR-Z two-seater, which uses the... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Japan's Ambitious Hydrogen-Vehicle Plans Stumble, With Bureaucracy To Blame

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ambitious plans for hydrogen fuel-cell infrastructure are stumbling, thanks to bureaucratic red tape. Abe is a serious supporter of... read more December 3, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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