Hyundai has announced the pricing for the hybrid and electric versions of the 2017 Ioniq. The Ioniq will be the first vehicle to be offered with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full-electric powertrains.
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Diesel fans won't be able to walk into a VW dealer anymore to buy a diesel powered car, but that doesn't mean that diesels are dead. Several automakers still offer them and Chevy has announced that its new Cruze diesel sedan has received a 52 mpg highway rating.
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Lexus has announced that the 2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid is going to debut early next month at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
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General Motors and Honda have announced plans to team up to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each automaker. The auto industry's first manufacturing joint venture will be based within GM's existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan.
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Earlier this month, VW unveiled the I.D. Buzz concept at the Detroit Auto Show, which signaled the possible return of the iconic Microbus. While VW made no production promises at the show, there are now reports that a production version could arrive by 2022.
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Chrysler is considering a production version of the electric Portal concept that it revealed earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne reportedly told reporters at this month's Detroit Auto Show that the automaker is considering a production version of the concept, but it wouldn't arrive until after 2018.
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Sales of the VW Beetle have continued to decline, but that doesn't mean that VW is ready to say goodbye to the iconic Beetle. VW is reportedly mulling the idea of an all-electric Beetle, which could make it more appealing.
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Now that the Honda Insight and CR-Z models are gone, Honda is finally getting serious about electrified models. The revamp started with the revised Accord Hybrid, which will be followed by the Clarity Fuel Cell and the Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in hybrid models that are going to arrive this year. Honda has now confirmed that a new dedicated hybrid will be added to the lineup next year.
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Audi is getting ready to expand its crossover lineup with the addition of the Q6 and Q8 models. Audi is giving us a preview of what the new Q8 flagship SUV will look like with the debut of the Q8 concept this week at the Detroit Auto Show.
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VW has unveiled the latest vehicle from its new family of I.D. electric concepts - the I.D. Buzz. The I.D. Buzz concept follows the debut of the I.D. hatchback that debuted a few months ago in Paris and is simply "a Microbus for the future."
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Faraday Future has just unveiled the concept we've been waiting for - the FF 91, which previews its first production model. The FF 91 electric SUV concept is powered by a 130 kWh battery pack and sends the power to the ground via four electric motors with a total output of 1,050 horsepower.
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Ford made a big announcement this morning by revealing its plans to introduce more electrified models, including an F-150 Hybrid, Mustang Hybrid and Transit Custom plug-in hybrid. The models, plus a new 300-mile range fully electric SUV are part of 13 new electrified models that Ford is going to release over the next five years.
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Chrysler has unveiled a minivan for millennials, with the debut of the new Portal concept. The Portal minivan concept is debuting this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
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After unveiling the electric I.D. concept a few months ago at the Paris Motor Show, VW has announced plans to unveil another I.D. concept next month at the Detroit Auto Show.
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Kia has announced that new 2017 Niro hybrid has received a Guinness World Record title for consuming less fuel than any other hybrid car that has driven across the USA from coast to coast. The Kia Niro set the record by averaging 76.6 mpg over the 3,715 mile trip and only consuming 4.1 tanks of gas.
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Silicon Valley-based Lucid Motors has unveiled its new Air electric sedan, which is expected to go into production in Arizona in 2018. With over 1,000 horsepower, two electric motors and a driving range up to 400 miles, the Air is a noteworthy new entry in the EV segment.
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Chrysler is reportedly going to debut a new electric version of the Pacifica minivan next month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Chrysler is also going to skip the Detroit Auto Show that kicks off a few days after CES, which is the first time the automaker will not debut a new car or truck in Detroit in seven years.
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Chrysler has announced that the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid minivan now holds the title as the most fuel-efficient hybrid ever, since the EPA has certified it with a 84 MPGe rating.
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As more electric cars enter the market, the need for fast-charging network of re-charging stations is becoming even more necessary. Tesla has its supercharger network for its and even BMW, VW and Nissan have teamed up to create a similar network. Now four automakers have announced a partnership that will help launch a fast-charing network in Europe.
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Fuel cell vehicles have yet to become anywhere near as popular as traditional electric cars or hybrids, but they could find a few more homes thanks to the attractive pricing. Honda has announced that you can now lease a 2017 Clarity fuel cell vehicle for only $369 a month for 36 months.
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Buick has unveiled the Velite plug-in hybrid concept at the Auto Guangzhou 2016 in China. The Velite concepts a preview of future new energy vehicles under the brand's Buick Blue strategy.
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VW, like almost every other automaker is working on an electric car that will be able to beat the 200 mile barrier, but for now VW still has the e-Golf. While the updated 2017 e-Golf won't be able to travel as far as the Chevy Bolt, it has been improved with a battery that gives it a 50 percent longer driving range.
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It's been rumored several times that Jaguar is going to release an electric SUV and now it's given the world a preview with the I-Pace concept. The I-Pace concept is a preview of the new Jaguar's new electric SUV that will arrive by the second half of 2018.
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Hyundai is currently working on a longer range version of its upcoming Ioniq electric car that will be able to drive at least 200 miles between charges. That means that Hyundai will throw its hat in the ring with other models, like the new Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3 and even the next-gem Nissan Leaf.
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Buick has released a teaser of its new Velite concept, which is going to make its global debut at the Guangzhou auto show on November 18. The concept is a preview of Buick's new line of green vehicles that will be launched under the Buick Blue sub-brand.
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Honda is getting ready to launch the 2017 Clarity fuel cell vehicle later this year. The EPA has confirmed that the Clarity fuel cell will have a driving range of 366 miles and fuel economy rating of 68 MPGe combined, giving it the best range rating of any electric vehicle without a combustion engine, including fuel cell and all-electric vehicles, in the U.S.
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Audi is working on an all-electric SUV that is expected to arrive by 2018. Although earlier rumors suggested that it would be called the Q6, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has confirmed that it will simply be called the "e-tron."
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that the automaker will have a new product unveiling on October 17th. Musk did not reveal any details about the debut other than saying that it's "unexpected by most."
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Last week Mercedes-Benz announced plans to introduce a new sub-brand of electric vehicles, BMW already has its i sub-brand, but it wants to stay ahead of its competitors. BMW has confirmed that it is working on fully-electric versions of the next-generation X3 and a new MINI model.
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While there are a few fuel cell vehicles on the market, like the Toyota Mirai, it's no where near as cool as this Chevy Colorado ZH2! GM has unveiled what is likely the most capable fuel cell vehicle to date with the Colorado ZH2 concept.
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2020 can't come soon enough, since that's the year that Volkswagen is planning on introducing the first of its several new electric cars. We've already seen one preview with the Budd-e concept and now the new I.D. concept previews a new electric hatchback.
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Some new sketches of Volkswagen's new electric car concept have been released before the sheet is officially pulled off the concept this week at the Paris Motor Show.
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When the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle arrived in showrooms late last year, Toyota priced it at $57,500 or you could lease it for $499 a month for 36 months, with $3,649 due at signing. Now Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2017 Mirai, which can now be leased for a easier to swallow $349 a month for 36 months with $2,499 due at signing.
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Last week Chevy announced that the 2017 Bolt electric car will have an EPA-rated 238 miles of range on a full charge. Now the automaker has announced that the Bolt will start at $37,495 before any of the available federal or state tax credits. Factoring the available $7,500 federal tax credit brings the price of the Bolt down to $29,995.
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Volkswagen has released a few teaser photos of its new electric car concept that is going to debut later this month at the Paris Motor Show. The concept is expected to be a preview the automaker's next-generation of electric cars.
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Chevy is slated to begin production of the much anticipated 2017 Chevy Bolt EV by the end of the year. Chevy has now announced that the Bolt will have an EPA-estimated driving range of 238 miles. Initially Chevy estimated that the Bolt's driving range would be around 200 miles, so now the new estimate gives the Bolt a longer driving range than the base Tesla Model S 60 model.
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Porsche has unveiled the next new model in the second-generation Panamera lineup - the 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid packs 462-hp and can travel up to 31 miles in EV mode.
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Nissan has unveiled the updated 2017 Rogue, which gets a freshened exterior, an updated interior, more tech features and the addition of a new hybrid model.
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Since Audi had to stop selling its A3 TDI in the U.S. that has meant that A3 Sportback fans that love the versatility of a hatchback, have only been able to get the plug-in hybrid A3 Sportback e-tron. Although Audi probably lost some diesel fans, the A3 Sportback e-tron now accounts for nearly 13 percent of all A3 sales in the U.S.
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Tesla has announced the introduction of a new version of the Model S, the P100D, which is now officially the quickest production car in the world that is currently on sale. With a 0-60 mph time of an insane 2.5 seconds, the Model S P100D is the third fastest production car ever produced, but the quickest one that you can actually buy new today. The Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder were faster, but you can't buy a new one.
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