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    What our corner of the world seems to be waiting for is electric pickups. We check out the best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for this month. And a new report shows how much enforcement efforts have slacked off at the EPA under President Trump. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In back-to-back tests of 4-cylinder and V-8 Chevrolet Silverado pickups, Car and Driver found the V-8 actually gets better mileage on the highway. Unlike cross-town rival Ford and Michigan startup Rivian—and Tesla, of course—GM has been mostly mum on electric pickups. Now the company has...

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    Would a Porsche Taycan Turbo confuse the Mission for sports-car brand's electric car?

    The Porsche Taycan—since way back in its early 2015 Mission E Concept days—has been discussed by Porsche in two distinct ways. On one hand it’s a Tesla rival, capable of meeting higher standards of performance than the Model S or Model 3. And on the other hand it’s at the...

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    Super-fast Porsche charging, no Hyundai diesel, best deals: Today's Car News

    Hyundai decides to bin its plans for a diesel-powered version of the new Santa Fe. Porsche ups the ante on fast charging speeds. A report reveals who's really funding the campaign to unwind fuel-economy and emissions rules. And we check out the best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars for...

  • FastCharge 450-kilowatt charging station prototype
    Porsche already has a prototype that will charge faster than its 350-kw Taycan

    The Porsche Taycan, when it arrives toward the end of 2019, will likely have the quickest, highest-power DC fast charging of any production vehicle. But Porsche apparently is already setting its sights higher. Yesterday, as part of a research consortium that includes BMW, it presented a prototype...

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    Short(er)-range Tesla, Porsche Taycan wagon, U.S. cuts CO2: Today's Car News

    A new shorter-range Tesla Model 3 drops into the mix—but not the $35,000 model that many deposit-holders have been waiting for. Porsche will add a more utilitarian hatchback design to its upcoming Taycan electric-car lineup. And VW gives its vehicle lighting more of a message. All this and...

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    Porsche adds wagon to upcoming Taycan electric lineup

    Porsche announced Friday that it will expand its high-powered upcoming electric-car lineup from one model to two, with a new stretched-roof crossover hatchback joining the standard Taycan liftback. The Taycan electric sedan is a Tesla Model S competitor scheduled to go into production in 2019. It...

  • 2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

    Diesel is dead. At least, for Porsche it is. In a statement on the automaker's website, Porsche announced it would stop building diesel-powered cars and instead focus on electric cars. “Porsche is not demonising diesel. It is, and will remain, an important propulsion technology. We as a sports car manufacturer, however, for whom diesel has always played a secondary role, have come to the conclusion that we would like our future to be diesel-free," Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said in a statement. For Porsche, diesel sales were only a small fraction of its overall sales. Between its Macan...

  • Porsche Mission E concept
    Porsche Taycan specs trickle out ahead of debut next year

    Porsche this week teased us with a few specs of its upcoming Taycan electric sedan ahead of the car's 2019 debut. The Taycan, the production name for Porsche's Mission E concept car, is designed to compete with the Tesla Model S. To compete with Performance versions of the Model S, the Taycan will...

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    Porsche Mission E to be called Porsche Taycan

    Porsche announced Friday that its long-running Mission E electric sedan will be called the Porsche Taycan when it starts production next year. The 2020 Porsche Taycan (pronounced "tie-con") takes its name from the horse on the Porsche crest, according to the automaker, which itself was taken from...

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    So nice, why not twice? Two hybrids planned for next-generation Porsche 911

    Taking a page from its successful Cayenne and Panamera E-Hybrids, which have seen the biggest sales jumps of any plug-in cars in recent monthly sales reports, Porsche is planning to build two new hybrid versions of its defining 911 sports car. The 911 is being redesigned for 2019, code named 992...

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
    2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid first drive

    Electrified cars are all too often about numbers: electric-only range, charging time, kilowatt-hours, and, of course, value. When it comes to an electrified luxury crossover like the 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, the default knee-jerk reaction is to throw out that last one. Except…...

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
    2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: the subtly earthy type

    The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid doesn't boast about its plug-in hybrid, eco-friendly credentials. Instead of a big charge port conspicuously placed on one front fender, the Cayenne has matching covers for fuel or electricity on either side of the vehicle. They're part of its dual-nature: one part...

  • Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

    In addition to the 189 fast chargers at dealerships, Porsche executives say the company would be partnering with other charging networks to give Mission E drivers access to 500 fast chargers across the country

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    Porsche execs on 2020 Mission E, more electric cars to follow

    Auto journalists often relish interviews and roundtable sessions with German executives and engineers. They usually haven't been beaten into submission and forced to stick to scripted talking points, as have too many of their U.S. counterparts. Most German auto executives also speak excellent...

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    Cutting carbon, meeting real-life emission tests, new electric cars to hurt profits, VW says

    Well, that's awkward. At its annual media briefing on Wednesday, Volkswagen Group executives said the costs of meeting new emission tests in the EU, lowering carbon emissions globally, and launching multiple new electric models would eat into the company's profits. With the company's diesels in...

  • Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs
    In pictures: Volkswagen TDI diesels await their fate in Pike's Peak shadow

    It might be the world’s largest single-company junkyard and pick-a-part business, if not for the prominent "No Trespassing" and "Drone-Free Zone" signs. Instead, it’s a massive storage facility in Colorado for thousands of disgraced VW and Audi TDI diesel vehicles awaiting whatever fate...

  • Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept
    Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept: second electric model previewed

    A design study for the second version of the Porsche Mission E electric sport sedan broke cover Tuesday at the Geneva auto show. The closely guarded concept car is effectively a shooting brake version of the low-slung Mission E sedan that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt show and will go on sale by...

  • 2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
    Porsche kills off its diesels, because customers no longer want them

    Of the three brands caught up in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal in the U.S., Porsche was by far the least affected. It had sold only one diesel model, a version of its Cayenne performance SUV fitted with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel developed by its VW Group sibling Audi. Regulators approved...

  • Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

    One of the obvious challenges of even the latest electric cars is that you can't drive them coast-to-coast as quickly as you can gasoline cars. It's far from impossible to do such a trip—especially if you own a Tesla and can use the company's DC fast-charging Supercharger network—but it will take longer. Even under optimal circumstances, a Tesla trip at highway speeds will require a 20- to 40-minute stop about every 2 hours to recharge. DON'T MISS: What will get more people to consider electric cars? Take our Twitter poll It's important to note that very, very few people actually...

  • 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 power, handling, and features, and sold at highly profitable prices. Then came the Tesla Model S, a five-seat hatchback sedan that...

  • Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Porsche Mission E electric sedan to offer 300 miles of range, 400 hp, at minimum

    Though generally mum on details, Porsche has been trickling out tidbits on its forthcoming MIssion E electric sedan since it first unveiled the concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Porsche let slip another detail in late December. It had already revealed a claimed 200-mile recharge within 15...

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    Not just Porsche: Honda wants 15-minute fast charges for electric cars too

    With Porsche promising ultra-fast charging for its Mission E electric car, Honda isn’t going to let the German automaker keeps its 15 minutes of charging fame. Honda aims to develop cars that can grab enough juice from the grid for 240 kilometers (150 miles) of range in 15 minutes flat...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid
    Half of all Porsches will plug in by 2025, showing importance of electric cars

    Its customers and employees know, but the rest of the world may not quite have realized that Porsche will soon sell six separate plug-in hybrid models. They span three different vehicles—the Porsche Panamera large sedan, the Panamera Sport Turismo shooting brake, and the Cayenne sport utility...

  • Porsche Mission E concept electric car
    Porsche will thrive, remain profitable when sports car are electric: CFO

    Luxury and sports car maker Porsche isn't concerned with the sweeping changes vehicle electrification will bring. In fact, the brand believes it will maintain its steady profit and 15-percent operating margin into the future, despite the major investments in electric and plug-in cars it plans to...

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