Kia has released two teaser photos of its new Niro Hybrid Crossover concept ahead of its debut next year. The Niro will be Kia's first dedicated hybrid model.
Honda has announced that the all-new 2016 Civic Coupe and the new Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle are going to debut next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Chevy has announced that the 2016 Colorado pickup two-wheel drive with the Duramax turbo-diesel engine is rated at 31 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient truck in America. If you choose all-wheel drive its highway rating drops slightly to 29 mpg.
Driving the brand's first ever hybrid, there's an immediate sense that the German automaker has succeeded in delivering customer satisfaction without many compromises. How VW managed to do so is by combining a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a 27-hp electric motor, regenerative braking and an all-electric, zero-emissions operation. The combination delivers impressive performance and fuel economy. Matched with a 7-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission, the outcome defies regular hybrid expectations presenting a vehicle that feels powerful yet is extremely economical.
Toyota has revealed the specs and pricing for the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid, which is the first ever hybrid version of the compact crossover and the eighth hybrid in Toyota's lineup. The RAV4 Hybrid will get up to 34 mpg in the city and pricing starts at $29,270.
Although it's failed to become the stand out model, that many hoped, the Honda CR-Z is still around. For 2016 Honda is giving the small hybrid a host of upgrades, like new styling and more features, but if you were hoping for a performance upgrade, you'll be disappointed.
It's been 25 years since Acura introduced the original NSX and now Acura is finally getting ready to release an all-new NSX for 2017. Acura unveiled the new NSX earlier this year in Detroit, but at the time Acura did not release the specs for the hybrid supercar.
Aston Martin has revealed the new RapidE concept, which is a preview of the fully-electric Rapide sedan that is scheduled to arrive sometime around 2017.
Volvo has already announced plans to add plug-in hybrid versions of its new models, but now Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce a fully electric car by 2019. As part of this new strategy, Volvo said it expects electrified vehicles to account for up to 10 percent of total car sales in the medium term.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Back to Future and to celebrate the iconic movie, Toyota is bringing actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd together to showcase its future, the Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle. October 21, 2015 - the futuristic date first introduced in Back to the Future Part II is also the official on-sale date of Toyota Mirai.
Toyota has released more details about the all-new 2016 Prius following its official introduction last month. The all-new fourth-generation Prius will be powered by the same 1.8L four-cylinder engine, but it's been reworked to help the Prius have the highest fuel economy of any vehicle without a plug.
Mitsubishi has revealed its eX electric compact crossover concept ahead its debut later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show. On the outside, the concept exhibits Mitsubishi's new Dynamic Shield design language and under the skin, it's powered by two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery that give the SUV a 250 mile driving range.
Last Friday Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to answer many questions about the Model X crossover. One of the questions centered around the upcoming Model 3 and if it would too have the same Falcon wing doors as the Model X. "Not gonna lie, I'd sell my soul to @elonmusk for one. Please tell me the Model III crossover will have these doors!", stated AwesomelyOZ. Musk's response, "there will be a Model 3 and a Model Y. One of the two will."
While automakers try to find new alternatives to steel, here's one material that we didn't see coming. Lexus has revealed an IS sedan that is made entirely out of cardboard. The best part is even though it's made out of 1,700 sheets of cardboard, the unique IS also has an electric motor that makes it drivable.
Nissan has revealed one of its latest concepts, the Teatro for Dayz, which is going to debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. It's no secret that the newest generation of drivers have less interest in cars than older generations, so Nissan is presenting the Teatro for Dayz concept, which is an attempt to appeal to a new generation.
Honda has revealed the production version of its new fuel cell vehicle ahead of its debut next month at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Tentatively called the FCV, the concept borrows many styling cues from the concept version that debuted almost two years ago at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Now that the Tesla Model X electric crossover is finally here, we now know how far it can drive on a single charge. The EPA estimates that drivers will be able to drive the Tesla Model X 90D model up to 257 miles, while the more powerful P90D model will be able to drive up to 250 miles.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that Tesla could soon have a 600-mile range electric car, which is a longer driving range than many gas powered vehicles. In an interview with Danish television, Musk stated that a 600-mile range Tesla could arrive by 2017 and that by 2020, the driving range could be even higher at 725 miles.
Rumors about a possible electric car from Apple have been circulating for a while and now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has set a goal for the new car to arrive in 2019. According to the report, Apple has labeled the electric car as a "committed project."
Late last week news broke that Volkswagen has been using software on almost 500,000 diesel Volkswagen and Audi models to manipulate the EPA's emissions tests. The EPA and California Air Resources Board revealed that the software breached the Clean Air Act, which could bring heavy fines to the automaker and now VW's CEO has issued an apology.
Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it is working on a new electric vehicle that will go head to head with the Tesla Model S. According to Thomas Weber, Daimler board member in charge of Mercedes-Benz car development, Mercedes-Benz will release a new electric vehicle in the next few years that will have a driving range between 250-310 miles.
Nissan has revealed the new Gripz compact crossover concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Designed by designers in Europe and Japan, Nissan says that the Gripz concept "blends the ability and practicality of a compact crossover with the excitement and performance of a sports car."
Electric vehicles seem to be making all the headlines so far at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and the VW group is part of the news with its new plug-in concepts. Audi has unveiled the e-tron quattro concept, which is a preview of its new electric SUV that is going to arrive in early 2018.
The 2016 Nissan Leaf now has the longest driving range of any electric vehicle in its class, thanks to a new larger 30 kWh battery that gives it a driving range of 107 miles. It may not seem like a lot, but that's a longer driving range than the Leaf's rivals, like the VW e-Golf, BMW i3 and Fiat 500e.
Toyota has officially unveiled the much anticipated all-new fourth-generation 2016 Prius at an event in Las Vegas. The new Prius is the first vehicle based on Toyota's New Global Architecture and as predicted has a ten percent fuel economy improvement over the current model.
Tesla's CEO has announced via Twitter that it's much anticipated entry-level model, the Model 3, is going to be revealed in March. It's expected that the Model 3 will debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Following its debut in March, Tesla will start taking reorders for the Model 3.
The Tesla Model X is finally about to arrive in the hands of those people that placed their reservation for the electric SUV when it was first revealed three years ago. Tesla still hasn't officially revealed the production version, but the online configurator for the Model X has powered up - giving us a look at the production version of the Model X Signature.
Toyota is going to reveal the all-new fourth-generation Prius on September 8, but two photos of the new Prius have surfaced.
It looks like the Honda CR-Z hybrid is going to get another refresh and a few photos of the refreshed hybrid have surfaced online ahead of its debut.
Audi has released a batch of teaser images that preview the new e-tron quattro concept that is going to debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept is a preview of the new Q6 crossover coupe, which will also be offered in an electric version that will take on the Tesla Model X.
Aston Martin has confirmed plans to build an all electric version of the Rapide sedan, which should arrive sometime around 2017. Andy Palmer, Aston Martin's CEO confirmed the plans last weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Imagine how cool it would be to drive an electric vehicle without ever having to worry about stopping to charge it. The technology sounds out of this world, but it could soon become a reality, since Highways England has announced that it will soon start testing in-road wireless charging technology. The technology would charge electric vehicles wirelessly from under the road's surface - allowing EVs to be driven longer distances without having to stop and charge the car's battery.
With the exception of the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima hybrids and the Kia Soul EV, Hyundai and Kia haven't really played very much in the "green" segment, but that's about to change. It's being reported that between the 2016 and 2018 model years, Hyundai and Kia are going to introduce four hybrids, two plug-in hybrids and an electric car in the U.S.
Tesla has released a video that shows off a new charging prototype for the Model S. The prototype is a robotic metal snake that can automatically plug into the charging port on the Model S.
It's taken quite a while, but Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has announced that the Model X SUV is set to debut in September. In an official letter, Musk discussed the status of the Model X and that the Tesla is currently "building more validation vehicles, executing final engineering and testing work, enabling our new manufacturing equipment and finalizing arrangements with our suppliers."
Audi has released the pricing for its first plug-in hybrid, the 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid, which will start at $38,825 when it arrives later this year. The A3 e-tron is eligible for several federal and state tax incentives, including a $4,168 federal tax credit.
Chevy has announced that the all-new 2016 Chevy Volt can travel up to 53 miles in electric mode, which is nearly a 40 percent improvement over the first-generation Volt. The EPA has also certified that the new Volt has a combined rating of 106 MPGe.
One of the biggest criticisms of the current Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the fact that it only has an all-electric driving range of 11 miles, which is much lower than the 38 miles that the current Chevy Volt can travel. Thankfully it's being reported that the next-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid will have a longer range of 30-35 miles.