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Here come the Kia crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Kia is gearing up for a run at the fast-growing subcompact crossover segment with a dedicated hybrid model, spy photos suggest. About the size of a Honda HR-V, the unnamed Kia is likely to share a platform with a Hyundai model.

Self-driving cars get 32-acre city at University of Michigan to hone skills

6:39 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015 | UPDATED: 7/20/15 2:58 pm ET -- adds details
A simulated city opened Monday on the north campus of the University of Michigan to test how self-driving cars will travel in the future without mowing down pedestrians or causing colossal crashes.

Tesla Model S option offers 'Ludicrous' 0-to-60 time of 2.8 seconds

3:04 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2015
Tesla Motors, channeling a moment from the Mel Brooks comedy “Spaceballs,” announced a $10,000 option on its newest Model S variant that...

Nissan likely to purchase LG batteries, report says

10:19 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2015
Nissan may follow alliance partner Renault by purchasing batteries for its future electric cars instead of exclusively building its own, CEO Carlos...

Toyota will recall 625,000 Prius hybrids for software glitch

5:23 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2015
Toyota will recall about 625,000 Prius hybrids globally, including 120,000 in North America, to fix a software glitch that could shut down the hybrid...

BorgWarner to buy electric, hybrid motor maker Remy for $950 million

8:50 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015
BorgWarner said today it agreed to buy Remy for about $950 million to help compete in the fast-growing market for electric and hybrid vehicles.

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With hydrogen, high pressure to get it right

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015
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Hyundai-Kia, tech firm get $6M U.S. grant to develop wireless EV charging

3:20 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2015
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Toyota's next Prius hybrid takes on fastback styling

12:30 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2015
The next-generation Toyota Prius hybrid may be getting a lot closer in looks to the 2016 Chevrolet Volt.

Rich Russians beg Tesla to sell them 'IPhone on wheels'

6:54 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2015
Almost 100,000 Russians follow Elon Musk's social media page, yet the Tesla founder seems to be promoting his dream car everywhere but here, forcing...

Toyota claims top range for hydrogen-powered Mirai

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Toyota Motor Corp.

Financial aid for hydrogen infrastructure

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Japan's three biggest automakers plan to help cover the cost of operating hydrogen stations in the country to popularize cars powered by fuel cells.

BMW begins tests of fuel-cell car developed with Toyota

6:45 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
BMW will test a vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells -- developed with Toyota -- for the first time on public roads this month as the German...

Tesla vehicle sales rise 52% in Q2

7:54 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
Tesla Motors beat its car-sales forecast for the second consecutive quarter with a 52 percent surge in the three months through June.

Nissan drops Pathfinder hybrid

7:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Nissan has quietly discontinued the hybrid version of Pathfinder crossover as U.S.

Japanese automakers to subsidize hydrogen station operating costs

6:25 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Toyota, Nissan and Honda plan to help cover the cost of operating hydrogen stations in the country to popularize cars powered by fuel cells.

Toyota Mirai rated at U.S. range of 312 miles

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Toyota says its high-stakes hydrogen car will have a U.S. rating of 312 miles between refueling stops, farther than the Tesla Model S.

Next-gen Prius may be ill-timed, but not ill-fated

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
While the timing isn't ideal, dealers, analysts and Toyota itself are all bullish on the prospects for the next-gen Prius.

Bosch positions for electrification growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
German supplier Robert Bosch and Japanese battery partner GS Yuasa are “on a good path” toward developing a lithium ion battery that...

Lexus builds functional hoverboard prototype

11:23 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2015
Toyota is heading back to the future. The Lexus brand has actually built a working model of a hoverboard. It's real, but not for sale. Yet.

Tesla's gigafactory buzz takes root in Reno

8:36 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
Tesla's $5 billion “gigafactory” may be the best thing to happen to northern Nevada since the silver rush of the 1850s and the gaming...

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