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September 20, 2016

You can now lease a 2017 Toyota Mirai for $349 a month

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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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2017 Chevy Bolt EV officially priced at $37,495

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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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September 16, 2016

VW is bringing a new electric car concept to Paris

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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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September 13, 2016

2017 Chevy Bolt can officially drive 238 miles on a single charge

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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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September 12, 2016

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid can travel up to 31 miles in EV mode

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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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September 11, 2016

2017 Nissan Rogue gets a refresh and new hybrid model

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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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August 31, 2016

2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron starts at $39,850

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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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August 24, 2016

Tesla Model S P100D is the quickest production car in the world!

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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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August 8, 2016

Mercedes-Benz to create new electric vehicle sub-brand

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Last week Volkswagen revealed plans to create a bunch of new electric vehicles and now it's being reported that Mercedes-Benz is working on a new sub-brand for its future EVs. Following BMW with its i- sub-brand, Mercedes-Benz is currently finalizing plans for a new sub-brand that will enter the market with two electric sedans and two electric SUVs.

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August 5, 2016

VW announces plans for an onslaught of new electric vehicles

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VW has yet to recover from its diesel woes, but now that it VW is ready to move past its "clean" diesels, VW is moving its green lineup in a new direction. VW has announced that it is working on three new electric vehicle platforms, which will be used for up to 30 new electric cars.

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August 2, 2016

Chevy is first automaker to sell 100,000 plug-in vehicles

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Chevy has announced that it has sold the 100,000th Chevy Volt, making it the first automaker to sell 100,000 plug-in vehicles. According to to the automaker in addition to the 100,000 milestone, Volt owners have driven almost 1.5 billion miles in EV mode of a total 2.5 billion cumulative miles, which means that Volt drivers have saved nearly 58 million gallons of fuel.

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July 21, 2016

Tesla Master Plan 2: Commercial vehicles, compact SUV and a pickup are planned

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed the automaker's Master Plan 2, which follows its initial master plan that was released 10 years ago. Now that the original master plan is done with the introduction of the Model 3 and the purchase of SolarCity, Tesla is now ready to start its next phase.

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July 15, 2016

BMW 7 Series officially goes green with the 740e plug-in hybrid

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While it will be a few years until BMW has a fully-electric sedan that can compete with Tesla, BMW is electrifying most of its lineup with plug-in hybrid variants. Following the introduction of the X5 and 3 Series plug-in hybrids, BMW has unveiled the new plug-in hybrid version of the flagship 7 Series, dubbed the 740e.

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June 29, 2016

Nissan to release a new EV with a range extender next year

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It's no secret that the Nissan Leaf has struggled to battle other electrified cars, like the Tesla Model S and Chevy Volt with their longer driving ranges. Nissan is now reportedly going to fix that with the introduction of a new electric car with a range extender.

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June 21, 2016

Acura to race an all-electric NSX at Pikes Peak

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The Acura NSX is officially back and while the production version is powered by a hybrid powertrain, Acura has announced that it has produced an all-electric racing version. The all-electric NSX-inspired EV concept is scheduled to race in the upcoming Electric Modified Class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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June 20, 2016

Honda has killed the CR-Z

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The news isn't all that surprising, but Honda has stopped producing the CR-Z hybrid. Instead of making a big announcement, Honda quietly ended production, according to Car and Driver.

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June 9, 2016

Tesla introduces a cheaper Model S

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Tesla is making the Model S a little more attainable with the introduction of a new 60 model that now starts at $66,000.

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May 27, 2016

2017 Ford Fusion Energi can now travel up to 610 miles

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Ford has announced the specs for the updated 2017 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, which now has a longer driving range than the 2016 model. With a total driving range of 610 miles, the 2017 Fusion Energi can now travel further than any other plug-in hybrid on the market.

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May 26, 2016

Lexus may replace the CT with a small hybrid crossover

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Now that Toyota has released an all-new Prius, what does Toyota have planned for its cousin, the Lexus CT hybrid? Well fans of the Lexus CT will probably be disappointed to hear that there are rumors that the CT hatchback will be replaced by a new smaller crossover.

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May 24, 2016

Hyundai confirms plans for 200-mile and 250-mile range EVs

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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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May 19, 2016

Cadillac has officially pulled the plug on the ELR

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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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May 18, 2016

Volvo teases its new small car lineup with the 40 Series concepts

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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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May 6, 2016

GM and Lyft to test self-driving Chevy Bolts next year

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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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May 5, 2016

MINI Rocketman concept could come to life as an electric car

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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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May 1, 2016

2017 BMW i3 can now travel up to 114 miles on a single charge

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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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April 27, 2016

Fisker Karma will be resurrected as the Karma Revero this year

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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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April 25, 2016

VW T-Prime Concept GTE is a preview of VW's new full-size SUV

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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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April 22, 2016

Honda is expanding the Clarity with electric and plug-in hybrid versions

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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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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid debuts with 212-hp and gets up to 49 mpg

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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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April 19, 2016

2017 Ford Focus Electric to get 100-mile range upgrade, will anyone care?

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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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April 18, 2016

VW teases its new SUV concept ahead of its debut in Beijing

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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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April 13, 2016

Toyota's student-designed uBox concept is meant to appeal to Gen-Z buyers

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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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April 12, 2016

Tesla gives the Model S a facelift

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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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April 11, 2016

2017 Tesla Model S to get a 100 kWh battery?

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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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April 1, 2016

Tesla has unveiled its game changer! The Model 3 debuts with a 215-mile driving range

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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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March 31, 2016

Tonight Tesla may only debut the Model 3 in concept form, 225 mile range expected

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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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March 28, 2016

Jaguar will release an electric car by 2018

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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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March 23, 2016

2017 Acura MDX debuts in NYC with updated styling and a new hybrid version

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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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2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid debuts at the New York Auto Show

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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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March 21, 2016

2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid tops the segment with 46 MPG combined rating

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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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