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Fuel economy up slightly in January as SUV, pickup sales level off

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2016

As the sales of SUVs and pickups leveled off in January, the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S. that month went up from December, albeit slightly, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said....
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BLOG: Eight things to know about the new Hyundai Ioniq hybrid

1:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

Hyundai is pitching its new Ioniq hybrid vehicle as the anti-hybrid hybrid: A green car with gusto and good looks. And the compact hatchback delivered on the promise during a recent test drive on the northern outskirts of Seoul....
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Electric vehicle sales fall far short of Obama goal

7:51 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

Back in 2008, with gas prices averaging nearly $4 a gallon, President Barack Obama set a goal of getting one million plug-in electric vehicles on the roads by 2015. Yet today -- with gas prices near $2 a gallon -- only about 400,000 electric cars have been sold....
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Rebranded Saab at the center of China's green car push

Jan. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

The Swedish automaker once known as Saab has emerged as part of China's push to make electric vehicles a mass-market alternative to gasoline cars, after getting a $12 billion order for EVs....
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Nissan ready for Europe's changing powertrain preferences

Jan. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Philippe Klein, Nissan's head of planning, sees changes to the powertrain mix in Europe due to the rising cost of diesels. He said Nissan and partner Renault have the right mix of alternatives, including EVs, to meet changing demand....
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Mercedes working on a range of EVs, E-class self-driving upgrades

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG is developing plans to produce a family of new battery-powered luxury vehicles, the automaker's research chief said....
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Volkswagen EV concept peers ahead to connected future

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Volkswagen is turning its attention to the future with an electric people-mover concept designed to show what connected, electric transportation could look like in 2019....
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Fire consumes Tesla Model S in Norway at recharging station

12:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Tesla officials are investigating a mysterious fire that destroyed a Model S sedan Friday at one of the company's Supercharger stations in Kristiansand, Norway, about 200 miles southwest of Oslo, the capital....
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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....
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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?...
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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