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  • 2019 Hyundai Ioniq

    The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq returns this year as an inexpensive alternative for green car shoppers on a budget. Its lineup has fully matured now; the Ioniq is available as an affordable hybrid, a slightly more expensive plug-in hybrid, or a fully electric model available in limited areas. We say: green, greener, or greenest—no bad pick. The most notable change for the Ioniq this year is the addition of standard automatic emergency braking on the Hybrid SEL, the bread-and-butter trim level that likely starts at just more than $25,000 (Hyundai hasn't yet announced pricing for the 2019 models)...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    2018 Nissan Leaf preview

    The 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car represents the second generation and a thorough redesign and update of the highest-selling electric car in the world. Although we still await the last details of pricing, features, and options, we know largely what to expect from Nissan's new electric car when it...

  • 2017 Ford Focus Electric
    2017 Ford Focus Electric preview

    The 2017 Ford Focus Electric has been one of last electric cars remaining in the current model year for which we haven't had information. Now Ford has released a few specifications, and a photo of a 2017 Focus Electric window sticker sent by a reader fills in more of the gaps. The good news: after...

  • 2017 BMW i3
    2017 BMW i3 preview

    The 2017 BMW i3 gets a larger battery pack and estimated 114-mile maximum range.

  • 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, Napa Valley, California, Jul 2016
    2017 Honda Accord Hybrid preview (updated)

    The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan was unveiled in April 2016—ending a one-year hiatus for a model that now offers the highest EPA gas-mileage ratings in the Honda lineup. The new model uses an updated version of the two-motor hybrid powertrain fitted to earlier hybrid Accords, which...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV preview

    The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be the world's first mass-priced electric car with a range of 200 miles or more. That alone makes it a hugely important new market entry. Going on sale in late 2016 or early 2017, just six years after modern electric cars arrived, the Bolt EV represents a second...

  • 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

    The 2017 Honda Clarity is a mid-size four-door sedan that will ultimately be offered with three different powertrains. The Clarity Fuel Cell, the first version to launch, will be powered by electricity generated by an onboard fuel cell fed by compressed hydrogen. Then, next year, two more versions will be added: a Clarity Electric, with a large battery pack powering its electric motor, and a plug-in hybrid with at least 40 miles of electric range. DON'T MISS: 2017 Honda Clarity spy shots from testing show debut is close The 2017 Clarity powered by the hydrogen fuel cellwill go on sale before...

  • 2014 Volkswagen Golf (European spec)
    New York Auto Show Preview: Green Production Cars & Concepts

    Media days at the New York International Auto Show start a week from today, and there's a big slate of green cars coming this year. This year's show will offer everything from vehicles heading into production that you'll find in showrooms in a few months to concepts that have little chance of being...

  • BMW i3 and i8 preview, New York City, November 2011, photo by Tom Moloughney
    Sneak Peek: BMW i3 And i8 U.S. Debut Before LA Auto Show

    Yesterday afternoon, BMW hosted a Special Sneak Peek Preview Event of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 concept electric cars in New York. Both cars will make their official U.S. debut at next week's Los Angeles Auto Show. After an hour-long photo session, we were addressed by Richard Kim, exterior designer...

  • Audi e-tron Concept
    Leaked Sketches Show All-Electric Audi R4 Spyder. Is It Real?

    The Internet is often full of tip-offs, spyshots and conjecture about everything from governmental policies to new car models. With the Paris Motor Show just weeks away we’ve seen all sorts of rumours and predictions about vehicles that we’re likely to see there. But the rumor mill has...

  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell
    Yellow Is The New Green As Mercedes Bares All With SLS AMG E-Cell

    Remember the bright yellow Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell prototype we wrote about back in June? Equipped with a four-motor, all-wheel-drive system the SLS AMG E-Cell is capable of putting out more than 525 horsepower onto the road and packs electric supercar performance into the iconic gullwing body. As...

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