This fall the electric car segment is about to get the boost that it needs with the arrival of the 2017 Chevy Bolt with its 200-mile driving range. The Bolt will be followed by other 200 mile range EVs from other automakers, like Tesla and Nissan. Hyundai is now confirming plans to throw its hat in the segment with its own 200-mile range electric car.
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While GM has had success with the Chevy Volt that is now well into its second generation, its cousin, the Cadillac ELR hasn't met the same fate. Sales of the ELR were doomed from the start, largely because of its $75,000 sticker price and now production has officially stopped.
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Volvo has unveiled two new concept cars, which are a preview of its upcoming 40 Series lineup. The 40 Series concepts are a preview of the next-generation S40, V40 and XC40 models.
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A new report claims that GM and Lyft are going to start testing self-driving versions of the Chevy Bolt EV next year on public roads. GM recently invested $500 million in Lyft and now its reportedly looking to buy Cruise Automation Inc., a self-driving technology startup for $1 billion.
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Ever since the MINI Rocketman concept debuted back in 2011, there have been off and on-again reports about a production version. While it's unlikely that a traditional gas powered version will ever enter production, MINI is reportedly throwing around the idea of a fully electric version.
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As expected, BMW is giving the 2017 i3 a battery upgrade, which now means that it can travel up to 50% further than before, which gives it a driving range up to 114 miles. A new version with of the 2017 BMW i3 has a capacity of 33 kWh thanks to the higher energy density of the lithium ion cells, but the best part is that the battery dimensions remain unchanged.
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Production of the ill-fated Fisker Karma ended in 2012 and two years later Henrik Fisker's company was bought by China's Wanxiang Group Corporation. Now the automaker is back with a new name, Karma Automotive and the original Karma sedan has a new name Revero.
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VW is close to introducing its new three-row full size SUV and it's giving the world a preview of the new SUV with the T-Prime Concept GTE that is debuting this week at the Beijing Motor Show.
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Honda has announced that the Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle will be produced in electric and plug-in hybrid versions starting next year. Both new additions will be based on the same platform as the fuel cell version and this also means that the Clarity will be the first vehicle to be offered in fuel cell, plug-in hybrid and electric versions.
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Honda has unveiled the updated 2017 Accord Hybrid, which gets styling updates and a new hybrid powertrain. The best part is that Honda has finally figured out how to increase production of the Accord Hybrid, which Honda expects will be double of the last model.
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With all the news about the 200-mile range Tesla Model 3 and upcoming Chevy Bolt, will anyone care that the 2017 Focus Electric will be able to drive up to 100 miles on a single charge? While Nissan, Chevy and Tesla are set to end range anxiety with their upcoming 200 mile range EVs, Ford feels that the upgraded 2017 Focus Electric will be enough to win over buyers.
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VW has released a few teaser photos of its new SUV concept that is going to debut this month at the Beijing Motor Show. VW calls the concept a "high-tech" SUV concept with its 376-hp hybrid powertrain and digital interior.
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Toyota has unveiled the uBox concept, which was designed by students at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research in South Carolina. Toyota and the University teamed up for two years to immerse students in every aspect of automotive development, with the end result being this box on wheels concept, creatively called the uBox.
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As we reported a few days ago, Tesla is giving the Model S a few updates, with the most noticeable update being its new front fascia that features a smaller grille and new headlights.
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It's being reported that Tesla is going to reveal some updates to the Model S later t this month, which will include some styling updates, more features and maybe even a larger battery option.
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After so much anticipation Tesla has finally unveiled the Model 3, which will be its first electric car that most people can actually afford. With buyers waiting outside of Tesla stores for up to 40 hours to be the first on the reservation list, the wait is finally over!
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Tesla is finally going to give the world a look at the much anticipated Model 3 sedan tonight. Production is expected to kick off by the end of 2017, but the version of the sedan that we see tonight may differ from what rolls off the line next year.
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Although Jaguar's current lineup is anything but "green" especially with the introduction of the F-Type SVR, that will soon change. Jaguar will reportedly add an electric vehicle to its lineup within the next two years according to Ian Callum, Jaguar's head of design.
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Acura has unveiled the restyled 2017 MDX at the New York Auto Show, which gets updated styling and a new hybrid version.
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Toyota has unveiled the 2017 Prius Prime plug-in hybrid today at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The new Prius plug-in hybrid can now travel twice as far as the old model and is expected to be rated at 120 MPGe - higher than any other plug-in hybrid.
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Chevy has announced that the 2016 Malibu Hybrid is now the most fuel efficient hybrid sedan in its segment with a 46-mpg combined rating. With a 47 mpg city/ 46 mpg highway rating, the Malibu Hybrid easily tops the hybrid versions of the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Kia Optima.
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This week the 2016 New York Auto Show kicks off on March 23 and Honda has announced that it will be showing off the US-spec version of the Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle.
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Toyota has released a teaser of "the next mechanical marvel" in the Prius lineup, which is going to debut next week at the New York Auto Show.
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Chrysler has released the fuel economy specs for the 2017 Pacifica minivan, which now gets up to 28 mpg on the highway - a rating that is unsurpassed in its segment. That rating also represents a 12 percent improvement over the old Town & Country.
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With the success of rivals, like the Honda HR-V and Chevy Trax, Toyota is now about to jump into the competitive subcompact crossover segment with the C-HR. The C-HR has debuted today at the Geneva Motor Show.
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The all-new 2016 Honda Civic arrived with an all-new 1.5L turbocharged engine and now Honda has confirmed that other models in its lineup will soon offer turbocharged engines as well. Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo has revealed that the next-generation Accord and CR-V will be offered with a small turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
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Hyundai is going to unveil the full Euro-spec Ioniq line-up next week at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, which includes the Ioniq hybrid, Ionig plug-in hybrid and Ioniq electric. The Ioniq is the first model to offer three electrified powertrains, which is part of Hyundai's plan to "make low-to zero-emission mobility accessible to everyone."
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Lexus has announced that the 2017 LC 500h, the hybrid version of the new LC coupe is going to debut at the upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Lexus hasn't released the specs yet, but has confirmed that it will be powered by Lexus' next generation hybrid powertrain, the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System.
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In addition to the new Niro hybrid, Kia has unveiled the 2017 Optima plug-in hybrid, at the Chicago Auto Show. Both models are part of Kia's plan to increase fuel efficiency by 25 percent across the entire Kia model line-up by 2020.
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Kia has unveiled its first dedicated hybrid, the 2017 Niro hybrid utility vehicle. The Niro hybrid combines the efficiency of a hybrid powertrain with a SUV body, which should help it appeal to the SUV-loving buyers.
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The big game is just a few days away and this year, Toyota is running a 90-second spot, title "Heck on Wheels," that will highlight the all-new Prius.
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At last month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), VW unveiled the electric Budd-e concept that revived hopes of a new Microbus. Now a new report claims that the concept has been given the green light.
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After several unconfirmed reports, Porsche has finally confirmed that it is working on a plug-in hybrid version of the 911. At the Detroit Auto Show, Erhard Mössle, the 911 turbo's engineering head, confirmed that the hybrid 911 is in the works.
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Hybrids have been on the market over 15 years now and today they are often overshadowed by plug-in hybrids and full electric cars. At the other end of the spectrum, regular combustion-powered vehicles have caught up with hybrids in the MPG race, with models like the Honda Civic getting a very hybrid-like 42 mpg highway rating. So is there any point to looking at a standard hybrid anymore? Yes, if you still want something that gets great gas mileage and the idea plugging in your car isn't your cup of tea.
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Conversations around fuel-cell vehicles have increased significantly over the last few years, especially with the arrival of the Toyota Mirai and the upcoming Honda Clarity. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it will release its own fuel-cell vehicle next year, which will be a fuel-cell version of the GLC SUV, dubbed the GLC F-Cell.
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Late last year reports started to surface that BMW is working on an upgrades for the i3 that will ultimately give it a much longer driving range. Now BMW has confirmed those reports, since Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales and marketing recently revealed that the 2017 i3 will have a longer driving range.
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Chrysler has basically owned the minivan market since it created it in the 1980s with the Town & Country, Caravan and Voyager models. Now over 30 years later the segment has largely cooled off, so Chrysler is hoping to reinvent the segment with an all-new minivan that has debuted today at the Detroit Auto Show - the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.
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Last week, VW unveiled the fully-electric Budd-e concept at the Consumer Electronics Show and now VW is continuing with the electrified theme at this week's Detroit Auto Show. VW has unveiled the Tiguan GTE Active concept, which is a plug-in hybrid version of the next-generation Tiguan.
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Hyundai is about to take on the Toyota Prius with the 2017 Ioniq, which will be offered in electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid versions. The first version to go on sale will be the standard hybrid, which will be powered by a 1.6L four-cylinder and an electric motor.
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Hyundai has released a new batch of sketches of the upcoming Ioniq electrified vehicle that is going to debut later this month. The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to models like the Toyota Prius, but will be the first car to be offered with three electrified powertrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full-electric.
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