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2016 Tesla Model X electric SUV first drive by Model S owner

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Its maker is doing a great job these days of quarantining the new 2016 Tesla Model X electric crossover SUV from unwanted prying eyes. The only folks lucky enough to get up close and personal with the slick, powerful electric SUV are those who’ve plunked down deposits of up to $40,000 to order the car.

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Mercedes-Benz’ GLC F-CELL fuel-cell plug-in hybrid SUV coming in 2017

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The 9 kWh battery pack is housed at the rear of the SUV to save space. The SUV is produced at the Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant, which acts as the competence center for the model series.

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Hyundai to launch all-electric SUV in 2018 with 200-mile range

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And small to mid-size SUVs are the fastest-growing segment in auto markets around the world. Now we learn that Hyundai is planning to launch a dedicated all-electric SUV with 200 miles of range within two years. Carmakers need to launch more plug-in electric vehicles to meet global regulations on emission reduction and energy efficiency. DON'T. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

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Jato Dynamics: global auto sales up 5.6% in 2016, SUVs continue to surge

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in 2016 to 84.24 Global demand for SUVs continued, with significant sales increases in the segment across South East Asia, Europe and China. The majority of these registrations were in the C-SUV subsegment, but the smallest subsegment (B-SUV) posted the highest growth of 28.0%.

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid: An Owner's First 21 Days

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The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' that went on sale last August was only the second plug-in hybrid SUV to be sold in the U.S., Green Plug-In Hybrids Seven-seater SUV Third-Row Seats plug-in carsafter the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Since then it has been joined by the BMW X5 xDrive 40e, and coming up are the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e, the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, and others. But the XC90 is a mainstay.

Tesla Model X trailer towing: how much range impact on electric SUV?

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As with other crossover SUVs, it's expected that at least some Model X owners will use their vehicles to tow things like boats, jet skis, and other recreational toys. The Tesla Model X boasts towing capability beyond that of any other electric car.

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Jaguar i-Pace electric SUV concept breaks cover at LA Auto Show

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Luxury electric cars: seems like everyone's doing them, doesn't it? The latest to join the growing pool of pricey battery-electric sedans and crossover utilities is the Jaguar i-Pace, revealed tonight as a concept at a splashy event before the Los Angeles Auto Show. A quick look at the specs reveals 220 miles of electric range courtesy of a a. Los Angeles Auto Show Future Cars plug-in cars

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BMW i5 electric crossover SUV in 2019: latest rumor-mill roundup

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The BMW i5 electric crossover SUV (with optional range extender) will likely be unveiled at an auto show sometime next year, and go into. The next electric BMW has been the subject of intense interest and discussion for many months. Now, we think we've pieced together a rough idea of the car, its timing, its configuration, and its technology. plug-in cars BMW i5

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JATO Dynamics: European new car registrations buoyed by SUVs during February 2016

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in February 2016, marking the 30 th consecutive month of year-on-year growth, according to figures from JATO Dynamics. The SUV segment continued to rule the market last month, gaining further market share at the expense of more traditional segments. In February, SUV registrations totalled 265,500 units, up by 31% compared to February 2015, and counting for 24.4% The European new-car market double-digit growth rate is being driven by the SUV boom.

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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. for SUVs.

Most powerful Volvo ever is a plug-in hybrid SUV. Really.

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The Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid SUV is now the most powerful production Volvo ever, thanks to tweaks from in-house tuner Polestar. Polestar started out as an independent race team and Volvo tuner, and was bought outright by the Swedish carmaker last year. Over the years, it's offered everything from parts to dedicated performance. Tuning Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Polestar

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6: fuel economy review of luxury diesel SUV

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Witness the major expansion by Jaguar Land Rover to offer American buyers a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V-6 in a large number of car and SUV models. Buyer expectations of a silent, refined driving experience traditionally kept diesel engines out of the upper echelons of the automotive market, but times have definitely changed. A decade ago, the diesels. Fuel Economy

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2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco: Gas Mileage Drive Of New Compact SUV

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market right now, and the redesigned 2016 Hyundai Tucson small SUV is a better. South Korean carmaker Hyundai has aggressive plans to expand its lineup and its sales in virtually every segment, and it's launched consistently better cars for several years in a row. With gas remaining low, the compact crossover utility segment is red-hot in the U.S. Test Drive Green Fuel Economy Sport-Utility Tucson Eco

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JATO: Global car sales up by 2.8% in Q1 2016 due to SUV boost in China and Europe

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million LCVs and passenger car units were sold across all segments globally in Q1 2016—a 2.8% The SUV boom continued, with seven of the eight regions analyzed posting double digit growth. As a result of the growth, the market share of the SUV segment jumped to 27.4%

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Nio electric SUV, from Chinese NextEV, to have 'Toyota cost' and 'Tesla range'

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Among the many startups looking to repeat the success of Tesla Motors, China's NextEV has somewhat flown under the radar. But the company is now discussing concrete plans for its future electric cars under a new brand called Nio. NextEV launched the Nio brand in dramatic fashion last month with the announcement of the EP9, a 1,360-horsepower. China plug-in cars Startups NextEV Nio

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.

Obama green-car rules, next Hyundai fuel-cell SUV, autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid: Today's Car News

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Today, the outgoing Obama administration aims to quickly enact more green-car rules, the next Hyundai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle may get a boost in range over the current Tucson Fuel Cell, and a second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous prototype will begin testing in the new year. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The successor to the. Today in Car News

2016 Tesla Model X first drive review

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That's the 2016 Tesla Model X six- or seven-seat SUV, and courtesy of an owner in just that situation, we've finally been able to spend a few hours driving the luxury crossover. When you want to buy a Tesla electric car, and you've got four kids, there's only one choice on the market. Unlike other automakers, Tesla Motors almost never makes cars. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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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

Dutch sports car brand Spyker developing electric SUV

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The history of the modern incarnation of Dutch brand Spyker is a short but troubled one. After launching in 2000 with a sports car called the C8, Spyker made the costly error of entering Formula One. It then made an even costlier error of trying to save Saab, which ultimately still went under and saw its assets sold off to National Electric. Future Cars Spyker plug-in cars

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Electric-car sales, plug-in Mercedes fuel-cell SUV, VW diesel delay: The Week in Reverse

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And, what unique feature does the fuel-cell powertrain in a future Mercedes-Benz GLC crossover SUV include? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, June 17, 2016. Which huge global automaker promised to launch 30 all-electric cars over the next 10 years? Friday, we. The Week In Reverse

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2011-2015 VW Touareg Hybrid SUVs Recalled For Battery Tray Fix

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The recently-discontinued Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV is being recalled to address an issue with the tray that holds its battery pack. VW needs to fit a drain to the battery trays of just 825 2011 through 2015 models in order to ensure the trays drain water sufficiently. If water collects in the tray, it could cause an electrical short in the

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Jaguar to prioritize all-electric sedan, SUV over sports cars

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The success of Tesla Motors has made quite an impression on the main German luxury carmakers, all of which plan future products that can compete with the automaker from Silicon Valley. Now it appears Jaguar may be planning to target Tesla as well. The British luxury brand is reportedly planning a pair of all-electric models: a large sedan and an. plug-in cars Jaguar Land Rover

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2016 Honda Pilot Seven-Seat SUV Rated At 22 Or 23 MPG Combined

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The 2016 Honda Pilot gets a slight bump in fuel efficiency as part of a ground-up redesign. Fuel Economy Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUVThe new Pilot was unveiled back in February at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, and we now know that it will achieve an EPA-rated 23 mpg combined (20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway) with front-wheel drive and the optional nine-speed automatic transmission. That's an.

Next Hyundai fuel-cell vehicle to be another SUV

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The current Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was the first of the modern crop of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles to go on sale, and it's also the only one with a crossover utility vehicle body. As the name suggests, it's a (previous-generation) Tucson fitted with a fuel-cell powertrain. Now it seems that Hyundai may make its next fuel-cell vehicle a crossover. hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

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BMW energy storage, Mercedes electric SUV, Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid pulled: Today's Car News

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Today, BMW debuts an energy-storage system that uses i3 electric car batteries, a Mercedes-Benz electric SUV concept is expected for the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is pulled form the U.S. for the 2017 model year. All this and more on Green Car Reports. BMW will use i3 electric-car batteries for home energy storage. Today in Car News

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Average new-car fuel economy keeps falling as SUVs surge

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The average fuel economy of new cars sold in April fell again as SUV sales remained strong. in April 2016 was 25.2 Two separate analyses show a drop in fuel economy last month, continuing a trend witnessed throughout 2015. The sales-weighted average window sticker fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S. mpg, according to researchers Michael. sales Fuel Economy New car sales

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Next Nissan Leaf to be followed by electric SUV, sports car?

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While the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt EV have gotten the lion's share of electric-car press lately, the Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling plug-in vehicle in history. The 200,000th Leaf was sold globally sometime in January, putting the electric hatchback at roughly twice the volume of any other plug-in electric car to date. With the Leaf. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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SUVs so hot that Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200 may never return

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Earlier this year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles updated its five-year plan, with the Italian-American carmaker focusing more heavily on trucks and SUVs. Two casualties of this truck fever were the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 sedans. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne previously said the company would attempt to outsource manufacturing of these models to. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

VW T-Cross Breeze Concept in Geneva previews new small SUV

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Right now, Volkswagen has two crossover SUVs in production: the new second-generation Tiguan that will come to North America next year, and the larger, pricier Touareg premium utility vehicle A concept introduced this morning at the Geneva Motor Show, however, points the way to a new and smaller SUV from VW--and the company says it'll be one of.

Next MINI Countryman SUV To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Version

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Plug-in hybrid SUVs seem to be the "in" thing among luxury carmakers, with Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo all rolling out plug-in versions of recent large utility vehicles. And that trend may soon extend to yet another brand, one known for making vehicles that are a bit smaller. The next MINI Countryman crossover may get a plug-in hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars MINI Countryman plug-in cars

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Hyundai electric SUV, True Zero hydrogen stations, CAFE progress: Today's Car News

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Today, Hyundai will reportedly launch an all-electric SUV in 2018, First Element Fuel unveils the True Zero brand name for its hydrogen fueling stations, and carmakers continue to meet fuel-efficiency goals. Hyundai will launch an all-electric SUV in 2018 with 200 miles of range, a new report says.

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EPA: 2025 target of 54.5 mpg may not be met; SUVs, trucks, cheap gas to blame

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A pair of U.S. federal agencies said yesterday that while automakers had complied with the first five years of stricter fuel-efficiency laws, the industry seemed unlikely to meet 2025 targets for improving gas mileage. Rather than hitting the projected 54.5-mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy—which translates to about 38 mpg on new-car window. emissions EPA NHTSA CARB CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Can Chevy Spark Activ 'soft-roader' SUV-like version boost appeal?

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Sometimes, all it takes to turn a car into an "SUV" is a little extra body cladding and a slightly higher ride height. Subaru has relied on this formula for years with its Outback and Crosstrek, as has Audi with its Allroad wagon models, just to name three examples. Now, it appears General Motors is about to try the same thing, albeit on a. subcompact Fuel Economy

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Maserati Levante SUV to get plug-in hybrid version via Pacifica minivan

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At the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler unveiled its first production plug-in electric model, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Perhaps not surprisingly, its plug-in hybrid powertrain won't be unique to the Pacifica, though. In fact, the electrical components (if not the minivan's V-6 engine and front-wheel drive) may soon end up in. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Skoda reveals first close-up images of Kodiaq SUV

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Set to be premiered in Berlin next month, Skoda has revealed the first close-up images of its large SUV - Kodiaq. The exterior details of the model g. New car launches New cars Paris Motor Show Editors Picks

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Tesla 'Master Plan' update defends Autopilot; electric SUV, pickup, autonomous bus coming

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In August 2006, Elon Musk issued a "Top Secret Master Plan" for Tesla Motors, outlining the goals of what was then a small and largely unknown company. He said Tesla would sell a low-volume electric car, use the proceeds to create a higher-volume model, and then use money from that car's sales to develop an electric car that was truly affordable. Elon Musk Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars solar energy storage self-driving cars

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Honda CR-V Hybrid SUV debuts in Shanghai, U.S. sales all but confirmed: UPDATE

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It took until last year for the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to arrive, quickly racking thousands of. hybrid SUV Shanghai Auto ShowIt's one of the more frequent questions on consumer car sites: why aren't there any hybrid crossover utility vehicles? The Ford Escape Hybrid reigned alone in the first segment from 2004 through 2012, and then Ford simply walked away from the segment.

Mercedes to launch 10 electric cars by 2025 under EQ sub-brand

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After unveiling its Generation EQ electric SUV concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz announced some ambitious future electric-car plans. Late last week, the luxury carmaker said a production model based on the Generation EQ will be the first of no fewer than 10 electric cars it will sell under a new EQ sub-brand. That would seem to. Future Cars Daimler plug-in cars

Euro Big 5 auto markets up 8.6% in April, SUVs continue to dominate; shift in segment shares

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to 958,400 units in April 2016, according to the latest figures from JATO Dyanmics. million, April produced further gains across the top five European markets with SUVs driving higher volume and counting for 24.4% Unlike the circumstances of a decade ago, the growth is largely driven by the outstanding expansion of the SUV segment. The appeal of SUVs continues to gain further momentum at the expense of more traditional models.

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