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2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Plug-In Hybrid SUV To Debut In Shanghai Next Month

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We now have details on the production version of the X5 plug-in hybrid SUV that BMW has shown numerous times in prototype form. The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e will debut at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show next month, and is expected to go on sale in the U.S. Auto Show Green Plug-In Hybrids SUVs Sport-Utility Vehicles plug-in cars before the end of the year. DON''T MISS: BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Prototype: We Drive Future Electric.

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2016 Volvo XC90: Gas Mileage Review Of Luxury Seven-Seat SUV

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Fuel Economy Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUVFor green-car fans, the all-new Volvo XC90 seven-seat luxury crossover is most notable for its upcoming plug-in hybrid model. But that version will be just a small part of its sales, of which a majority in North America will have the company's supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine. The plug-in will arrive later this fall, but we drove the.

Audi introduces Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV SUV at Geneva; 138 mpg US

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kWh, liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, the large SUV covers up to 56 kilometers (34.8 Even the basic version of the large SUV rolls along gently and smoothly, while comfort is further enhanced by the optional adaptive air suspension with controlled damping.

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2015 Chevrolet Trax: Gas Mileage Review Of Small SUV

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Sport-utility vehicles are all about hauling stuff, so collecting a set of 40-year-old wheels seemed like the perfect road test for the new 2015 Chevrolet Trax. The subcompact SUV offered cargo space for the wheels--which, frankly, would have fit into a sedan--along with decent gas mileage on our long highway trip from upstate New York to suburban.

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Jaguar Electric SUV As Soon As 2017? 'Radical' Styling Planned

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Since a concept version was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, all eyes have been on Audi's electric crossover to be the auto-industry establishment's first true rival to the Tesla Model X. A variety of sources have reported that Jaguar will launch an all-electric SUV, and now a new.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid: Quick Drive

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Until quite recently, luxury SUVs and plugging in didn’t really go together. Yet with the introduction of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the upcoming 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e, and soon the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid, this corner of the market has entirely changed. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars luxury suvs

Lamborghini Plug-In Supercar Nixed, But Plug-In Hybrid Urus SUV Is On

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The Urus, a mid-size luxury SUV. The Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has abandoned any plans to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain in its sports cars in the near future. But instead it’s doubling down on the technology, and looking to use it where it might be best appreciated by the market: in its upcoming Urus sport-utility vehicle. Plug-In Hybrids

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Volkswagen Cross Coupe Plug-In Hybrid Concept: Mid-Size SUV Previewed For 2016

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Volkswagen continues to move steadily toward the launch of its long-anticipated mid-size SUV for the U.S. Earlier this week at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, it introduced yet another concept, this one pointing toward an updated design for the future crossover. The Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept features a plug-in hybrid powertrain and styling

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Audi Electric SUV To Target Tesla With LG Chem, Samsung Cells

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This much we know: a concept for the future Audi Q6 "coupe" SUV will be shown at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. We also know an all-electric Q6 e-tron version will target the Tesla Model X, though more conventional Q6 versions with gasoline, diesel, and possibly plug-in hybrid powertrains will be sold as well. DON'T MISS: Audi Q6. lithium-ion battery pack plug-in cars lg-chem Samsung Audi Q6

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Tesla Model X Competitor Confirmed By Audi: Sleek Electric SUV May Beat It On Range

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That would be a stylish all-electric crossover SUV that takes direct aim at the Tesla Model X, which is currently scheduled to start deliveries before the. With the all-new 2016 Audi Q7 now launched at last week''s Geneva Motor Show, and a diesel plug-in hybrid model to follow, luxury maker Audi can turn its attention to its next utility project.

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BMW Mulls Large All-Electric SUV To Counter Tesla Model X: Report

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On the higher end, we know that German luxury makers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan pricey all-electric sedans and SUVs with ranges of 250-plus. Battery-electric vehicles with ranges of 150 to 200 miles and prices under $50,000 are now on the horizon from Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla, but details of BMW's entry into that segment are less visible. Future Cars plug-in cars Tesla Model X

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox: Updated SUV Unveiled At 2015 Chicago Auto Show

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The 2015 Trax may be the new kid on the block, but Chevrolet isn''t completely ignoring its next-smallest crossover. Debuting at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox gets a handful of styling and trim changes, but is essentially unchanged mechanically. DON''T MISS: 2015 Chevrolet Trax: First Drive A revised front fascia includes a

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Tesla Model X SUV Qualifies For $25K 'HUMMER Tax Break'

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Remember the gas-guzzler tax allowance, nicknamed the "HUMMER deduction" because it allowed small-business owners to buy massive, heavy, fuel-sucking SUVs and deduct a large piece of the cost from their taxes? The HUMMER brand went away as a result of the 2009 GM bankruptcy and government-backed restructuring. But the Section 179 tax credit has. tax incentives Tesla Motors plug-in cars

Audi Q7 e-Tron 3.0 TDI Quattro: First Drive Of Diesel Plug-In Hybrid SUV

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Last week may not have been the ideal time for Audi to show off its second plug-in hybrid vehicle, since its Q7 e-tron SUV is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine. With the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal now entering its third month—and no resolution apparent—the awkwardness of demonstrating a diesel plug-in hybrid was. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Diesel hybrid plug-in cars Audi Q7 e-tron

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Hyundai To Launch 400-Mile Fuel-Cell SUV By 2020: Report

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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossovers were first delivered to customers in Southern California last year, and almost 100 vehicles have been leased since then. But now Hyundai faces competition from two dedicated vehicles that haven't been converted from existing models. Unlike the Tucson, the 2016 Toyota Mirai and 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell ride. Green Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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2015 Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore Small SUVs Get IIHS Top Safety Pick Label

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The mechanically-identical 2015 Chevrolet Trax and 2015 Buick Encore received a "Top Safety Pick" label from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). DON''T MISS: 2015 Chevrolet Trax: First Drive This marks an improvement General Motors'' pair of small crossover utility vehicles has both managed to achieve impressive new safety ratings.

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Why Tesla Model X Electric SUV Is Late: Range, Towing, 'Falcon Doors'

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Electric-car fans and Tesla owners alike are eagerly awaiting the debut of the Tesla Model X electric SUV, now scheduled to go into production roughly six months from now. Like every Tesla, the Model X has been delayed a number of times--but there''s been little speculation about the reasons for the delays. DON''T MISS: Tesla Model X Caught On Video

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Will Tesla Model X Success Depend On Women Buying The Electric SUV?

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There''s no denying that SUVs and crossover utility vehicles are popular--and getting more so, if 2014 sales charts are any indication. So the upcoming Tesla Model X all-electric seven-seat SUV should do very well when it finally hits the market this year after numerous delays. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has even said that the Model X might

Infiniti QX30 Concept: Small Luxury SUV Previews 2016 Model At Geneva Show

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The 2015 Geneva Motor Show will feature a concept car previewing one of the first products of the collaboration between Daimler and Nissan. The Infiniti QX30 Concept is a compact crossover that shares a platform with the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class crossover and CLA-Class compact sedan. And it''s likely very close indeed to a production model that will

Tesla Model X: The Electric SUV Women Say They Want

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First deliveries of the Tesla Model X electric crossover are expected to take place just over a week from now. With production set to ramp up gradually after that, speculation will likely shift to whether the Model X will be as much of a success as the Model S. And it's possible that women could be the deciding factor. DON'T MISS: Will Tesla Model. women Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model X

SUVs became the largest and fastest-growing automotive segment in 2015; up 22% from 2014

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Global sales of SUVs surged 22% in 2015, supporting an overall increase in global sales of light vehicles of 1.7% SUVs overtook lower medium cars to become the largest automotive segment in 2015, accounting for 22.9% Sales of SUVs grew from 5 million units in 2000 to 20 million in 2015 and are forecast to hit 42 million units by 2031. An increasing number of consumers in key emerging markets will be in a position to trade up from smaller cars to SUVs.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid SUV Arrives This Fall

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And the company has released details of the full range of 2016 GLE models, including its first-ever plug-in hybrid SUV, to be known as the GLE 550e. It''s the third plug-in hybrid in the range, after the 2015 S. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE may seem like a new model, but in fact it''s the renamed sport-utility vehicle we used to know as the ML-Class.

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Will Cheap Gas, Soaring SUV Sales Sink Fuel-Economy Goals?

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emissions regulations are forcing carmakers to make their products more efficient over the next decade. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025. That's equivalent to roughly 40 mpg on the window sticker. DON'T MISS: Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline. CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Prius Countdown, Audi Electric SUV, Leaf Battery Upgrades: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Is Audi serious about an electric SUV? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Friday, August 21, 2015. What does Toyota plan for the fourth-generation Prius?

Mercedes-Benz publishes lifecycle analysis of its first PHEV SUV: GLE 500 e

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Mercedes-Benz has released the lifecycle analysis for its first plug-in hybrid SUV, the GLE 500 e 4MATIC (GLE 550e in the US). This enables the full-size SUV to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3

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Tesla Model X Electric SUV: Ultimate Guide To Electric Luxury SUV

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The first Tesla Model S electric sedans hadn't even been delivered when the company announced its Model X electric crossover utility vehicle in February 2012. Since then, it's become one of the most anticipated new electric cars. The Model X's incorporation of Model S styling and technology features into a more practical utility vehicle. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model X

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Major Refinements Planned

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Green Auto Show Crossovers Plug-In Hybrids SUVs Anyone in the U.S. who wants to buy a Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid crossover has had to exercise incredible patience. The Outlander plug-in went on sale in Japan in 2013, but its U.S. launch has been delayed multiple times. In fact, U.S. buyers won''t even get a plug-in version of the Outlander that''s been on sale for more than two.

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Audi Electric SUV, 2016 Toyota Prius Spy Video, Tesla Stock Sale: Today's Car News

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Today, Audi confirms the battery suppliers for its electric SUV, Tesla announces a stock sale, and the 2016 Toyota Prius gets caught testing on public roads once again. Audi's Tesla-targeting electric SUV will use battery cells from LG Chem and Samsung. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Audi says it will have a range of more than 310 miles. Today in Car News

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At Entry Level

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One maker, Volvo, is positioning the plug-in hybrid version of its 2016 XC90 seven-seat SUV at the top of the range. With more than a handful of plug-in hybrid models scheduled to hit dealers over the next three years, buyers are curious to find out how those cars will be priced. But it appears Mercedes-Benz is taking a different tack, with the. Plug-In Hybrids Pricing plug-in cars

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Audi Fast Charging, Jaguar Electric SUV, BMW '706-MPG' Research Car: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at Audi's plans for an electric-car DC fast-charging network, Jaguar's reported plans for an electric SUV, and a rumored ultra-efficient BMW research vehicle. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Leaked patent images purportedly show an ultra-efficient BMW research vehicle built to rival the Volkswagen XL1. Read one owner's first. Today in Car News

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Audi’s production electric e-tron quattro may set a new standard for vehicle handling; advanced vehicle dynamics control

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The production version of Audi’s battery electric e-tron quattro SUV ( earlier post ), due out in 2018, is an important vehicle for the brand, and especially for Audi of America, which is driving many of the requirements for the C-segment electric SUV.

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Tesla Model 3 Lineup To Include SUV, Sedan; 1 Million Electric Cars By 2020

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There are relatively few confirmed facts relating to the 200-mile Tesla Model 3 electric car, but one known item is that it will be offered as a sedan. However, that may not be the only version of the $35,000 Model 3 Tesla decides to build. Tesla is likely to offer a Model 3-based crossover, further expanding the potential reach of what will be by. Green Tesla Model 3 Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Mercedes 'ELC' To Compete With Audi e-Tron Electric SUV In 2018: Report

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It's been clear for a couple of years now that the German luxury makers feel they need competitive responses to the startling emergence of electric-car maker Tesla Motors. One by one, the concept vehicles--and production plans--have appeared, first the Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept and most recently the Porsche Mission E. Mercedes-Benz has been more

BMW Electric SUV, Natural-Gas Taxes, Portland's Electric Avenue: Today's Car News

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Today, BMW mulls an all-electric SUV, Congress passes fairer tax rules for natural gas, and Portland's Electric Avenue electric-car charging area moves and expands. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We have more information on Toyota's plans to expand California hydrogen fueling infrastructure for the 2016 Mirai. Congress passes new tax. Today in Car News

Do BMW, Mercedes, Volvo Plug-In Hybrid SUVs Compete With Tesla Model X?

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In this case, "they" are the first plug-in hybrid SUV models from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and other luxury makers. We've known they were coming more for than a year, and now they're within weeks or months of landing in dealerships. Large, luxurious, plug-in. almost sounds like a description of the Tesla Model X, doesn't it? DON'T MISS: Tesla. Plug-In Hybrids Elon Musk Tesla Motors Tesla Model X

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Should The Tesla Model X Be Called An SUV? Crossover? Wagon? Hatchback?

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The Tesla Model X electric luxury vehicle has widely been referred to as an SUV or a crossover utility vehicle by the media, the company, and buyers. And indeed, it's taller and somewhat boxier than the sleek Model S "sedan," which is actually a hatchback. But we've had some energetic discussions internally about what segment the Model X falls. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV Full-Size Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Chicago Auto Show

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At today''s Chicago Auto Show, Mitsubishi showed off a new concept for a full-size SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Called the Concept GC-PHEV, the large and angular design exercise had previously been seen at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show last fall, but its appearance in Chicago represented its North American debut. DON''T MISS: Mitsubishi

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Tesla Range Boost, Mercedes-Benz Electric SUV, Nissan Leaf Pricing: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hints at a range increase for the Model S, a Mercedes-Benz executive hints that the company's upcoming electric car could be a crossover, and we compare the 2016 Nissan Leaf. to the 2012 Nissan Leaf. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Elon Musk hints at a major range increase for the Tesla Model S in an interview. Today in Car News

Porsche presents more efficient Gen 2 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer for 2015

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Porsche 919 Hybrid, 2015. 2015 energy/fuel use formulas for one lap in Le Mans. The Porsche 919 Hybrid was homologated for the top energy-recovery category (8 megajoules for one lap in Le Mans) for the first time in 2015.

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Tesla Model X Electric SUV: 257 Miles Of Range, 92 MPGe

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The Tesla Model X electric crossover will achieve a maximum 257 miles of range in production-ready form. Official U.S. Environmental Protection Agency range and efficiency ratings for the Model X were posted today, ahead of the first deliveries. The first handful of Model X crossovers are expected to be handed over to customers tonight at Tesla's. Green Tesla Model X plug-in cars