Green Cars

Honda will show fuel cell car in Tokyo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015
Honda will unveil a near-production version of its hydrogen fuel cell fastback sedan at the Tokyo Motor Show late this month, throwing down a challenge to the Toyota's Mirai fuel cell vehicle released this year.

Honda will show fuel cell, autonomous driving vehicles in Tokyo

10:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015
Honda will unveil two visions of the future at October’s Tokyo Motor Show: A near-production version of its hydrogen fuel cell fastback sedan and a bell-shaped, omnidirectional, autonomous driving concept vehicle.

Fisker Automotive changes name to Karma Automotive

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015
Fisker Automotive, once the maker of the luxury Karma plug-in hybrid, has changed its name to Karma Automotive and will don a new logo.

2016 Chevy Volt rollout includes attack ads on Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius

6:42 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015
The revamped Chevrolet Volt won't be available nationally until late next spring, but a series of attack ads targeting the Nissan Leaf and Toyota...

Apple aims to 'ship' electric car in 2019, report says

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015
Silicon Valley technology giant Apple has set a goal of finalizing an electric car in 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported.


Creative concepts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015
Automakers at Frankfurt this year displayed concept cars bursting with ideas about form, from the regal smoothness of the Mercedes-Benz IAA to the...

Audi's EV push won't stop with e-tron quattro

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015
A second EV will join Audi’s U.S. lineup after the e-tron quattro concept.

Hyundai waves big green flag for high-performance N line

2:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015
Hyundai, led by the M Series chief engineer hired from BMW, is moving forward with a high-performance line, possibly with new engines, crossovers and...

Mercedes confirms Tesla fighter

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015
Mercedes-Benz will bring out an electric-powered Tesla fighter in the next few years.

Rolls-Royce mulls electric car as new regulations dawn

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars may develop an electric vehicle as tighter regulations on auto emissions pushes even the most elite auto manufacturers to look...

Google: No plans to become an automaker

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015
Google does not intend to become a vehicle manufacturer, the company's managing director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland said on Tuesday at the...

VW will transform lineup into 'smartphones on wheels,' Winterkorn says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015
Volkswagen plans to enable its cars to send and receive data as well as drive on their own.

Porsche, Audi EVs zero in on Tesla

5:50 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015
The high-performance electric car market is shaping up to be a high-profile battleground featuring some of the world's most glamorous brands after...

Fourth-gen Prius: A new billboard for Toyota

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015
For all the ink devoted to Tesla, it's the Toyota Prius that has reigned for two decades as the face and brand name of fuel-efficient transportation...

China's BAIC opens r&d center in Silicon Valley

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015
Chinese automaker BAIC Motor has opened an r&d center in Silicon Valley -- a facility that will help the company develop technology for electric...

State-owned China automaker teams with U.S. electric-car startup Atieva

1:57 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015
One of China's largest state-owned automakers said it has opened a technology research center in California's Silicon Valley and is teaming with U.S.

Tailfins, edge and dictionaries: What people are saying about Toyota's redesigned Prius

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2015
Toyota's Prius, a household name that has come to define hybrid cars for nearly two decades, was reborn in Las Vegas on Tuesday with the introduction...

Toyota boosts mpg, interior space on retooled 2016 Prius

12:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2015
Toyota's redesigned Prius -- benefiting from smaller and lighter hybrid components, denser batteries that pack more energy and an improved gasoline...

Chevy to limit availability of 2016 Volt

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2015
Chevrolet plans a limited rollout of the redesigned 2016 Volt, earmarking the next-generation plug-in hybrid for California and other green-car...

First Tesla Model X buyers now picking colors, 'Ludicrous Mode'

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015
The first customers who reserved Tesla's Model X all-electric SUV have been alerted that, at long last, they can choose their paint color, wheel size...

Internet entrepreneurs back Chinese electric vehicle startup, NextEV

3:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015
A group of deep-pocketed China-based internet entrepreneurs and financial investors, including Tencent and Hillhouse Capital, is backing an effort to...

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