Green Car

Hyundai Ioniq spied at shoot in California

1:28 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Hyundai's new eco-car, the Ioniq, was recently spotted at a commercial shoot in southern California. The Ioniq, set to debut in South Korea next month, has not been shown in public.... Read More »

Nissan, BMW build fast-charging EV stations in 19 states

3:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

U.S. electric-car drivers have access to an additional 120 DC electric fast-charging stations nationwide thanks to a partnership between BMW and Nissan.
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Fuel economy, reality set for collision

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

EV costs, 54.5 mpg by 2025, the Paris accord and $2 gasoline are on a nasty marketplace collision course. Ford CEO Mark Field asks: Can we talk about this?... Read More »

Saab successor Nevs signs $12 billion China electric car deal

9:07 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which bought the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile, announced a 78-billion-yuan ($12 billion) deal today to supply 150,000 electric cars to Chinese leasing firm Panda New Energy.... Read More »

Cheap gas spurs SUV sales and puts U.S. climate goals at risk

10:16 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

Surging demand for trucks and SUVs fueled by cheap gasoline is holding back improvements in U.S. fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions, a government report said today.... Read More »


BLOG: Chevrolet's 2016 Malibu hybrid priced from $29,520

10:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

With the base Chevrolet Malibu hybrid available for less than $30K, the new midsize sedan costs less than the Volt -- even though it uses a lot of modified Volt hardware.... Read More »

Hyundai Ioniq sedan gets green styling

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

Hyundai's new Ioniq sedan, which will come with three different electrified powertrains, will sport coupe-like styling with design flourishes that telegraph its environmental credentials while delivering “class-leading” aerodynamics, the company said.... Read More »

Fields: Why electrified models are a good bet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

In an interview with Automotive News, Ford CEO Mark Fields spells out why the automaker is making a $4.5 billion investment to develop more than a dozen electrified vehicles that it knows few consumers want to buy right now.... Read More »


BLOG: Carlos Ghosn: It's time to get serious about getting the carbon out of our cars

12:03 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

The time for debate has passed. If the world is to reduce manmade greenhouse gas emissions that are the cause of global climate change, we must accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy now, starting with cleaner transportation.... Read More »

VW to add flat batteries in bid to expand range of EVs

6:26 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Volkswagen AG is preparing to integrate flat batteries into future cars as the German manufacturer plans to boost its electric-vehicle lineup following its emissions manipulation scandal.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia will pay Paice to end case over hybrid engines

6:48 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay royalties to a Baltimore company to end a patent-infringement fight over hybrid engines.... Read More »

Toyota lowers global sales target for new Prius

Dec. 9, 2015 11:04 CET

Toyota has cut its global sales target for the new Prius as falling fuel prices reduce demand for fuel-efficient cars in key markets such as the U.S.... Read More »

New awd Toyota Prius not U.S.-bound, for now

6:33 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius went on sale in Japan today, complete with a new all-wheel-drive version arriving just in time for the onset of snowy driving.... Read More »

Hyundai Ioniq first to offer 3 electrified powertrain options in 1 body

7:52 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Hyundai will launch a new vehicle in January dubbed the Ioniq featuring three electrified drivetrain options in one body type, as the South Korean automaker fortifies its green-car lineup and targets rivals such as the Toyota Prius.... Read More »

Average U.S. new-vehicle fuel economy slips to 25 mpg

12:50 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

The continued combination of low gas prices and strong pickup and SUV sales led the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S. in November to fall from October, albeit slightly, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said.... Read More »

A peek at the production Chevy Bolt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

The production version of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle, caught during a photo shoot near Palm Springs, Calif., closely resembles the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid with its grille and side styling.... Read More »

A bit nuts and Jukey: What people are saying about the Scion C-HR

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2015

With the new C-HR, Scion looks to get a piece of the nascent but burgeoning subcompact crossover market. Here's what some critics and journalists are saying about the C-HR, which debuted in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.... Read More »

FCA invests $40 million to convert parts transport fleet to CNG

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

Fiat Chrysler has invested $40 million to convert 179 trucks that transport parts between plants in the U.S. and Canada to run on compressed natural gas rather than diesel.... Read More »

Japan's plans to fuel world's cleanest cars hits roadblock

6:26 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has big plans for his country to lead the way in clean cars. His bureaucrats are getting in the way.... Read More »


Acrimony lingers as Ford, Toyota go solo in race for hybrid pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Long after a Toyota-Ford hybrid pickup partnership unraveled, the rivals are racing to roll out their own products. It's a battle between two champions - one in hybrids, the other in pickups - for what will be a niche but growing segment.... Read More »

Mitsubishi CEO promises an electrified U.S. rebound

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Mitsubishi will fortify its fragile U.S. rebound with three electrified crossovers in five years, a bolstered listening post in Washington D.C. and an advanced technology office in Silicon Valley. CEO Osamu Masuko wants to channel limited resources into areas where the carmaker is strongest.... Read More »

Mercedes GLC will get a fuel-cell variant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Yet another powertrain variant is in the works for the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the recently renamed and redesigned compact crossover.... Read More »


Finally, China charges its EV drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Five years after China launched its drive to make itself the world leader in electrified vehicles, it is finally starting to build an EV charging infrastructure.... Read More »

Five U.S. states, D.C. seek joint plan to cut auto sector emissions

1:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

Five states and the District of Columbia plan to develop a joint market-based approach to try to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles across a large area of the Northeastern United States, their governors and mayor announced today.... Read More »

Cadillac's plug-in play: Hybrids first, then EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Cadillac plans to equip most of its vehicles in coming years with plug-in hybrid versions to meet tightening regulations, especially in China, brand boss Johan de Nysschen said.... Read More »

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