Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV being built now; Europe launch this year, U.S. in 2018

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The British brand Jaguar won praise for the design of its I-Pace electric SUV on its debut at last November's Los Angeles auto show. While Audi and Mercedes-Benz have trumpeted the electric crossover utility vehicles they will offer in 2018 and 2019, a smaller competitor is keeping pace with the German giants. Now, that vehicle is already in pilot. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: gas mileage review

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For 2017, the compact crossover utility vehicle has added a new model, a hybrid that competes with the very successful Toyota RAV4 Hybrid—of which 44,000 were delivered last year. hybrid SUVLast year, Nissan sold almost 330,000 Rogues in the U.S., making it by far the brand's most popular model.

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

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Global demand for SUVs continued, with significant sales increases in the segment across South East Asia, Europe and China. Segment ranking showed that SUVs were the largest drivers of growth, with its volume accounting for almost 29% of all cars, pickups and LCVs sold last year.

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Volvo Cars reveals new XC60 premium SUV, led by PHEV model, at Geneva

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Volvo Cars revealed the much-anticipated new XC60 premium SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. The new car replaces Volvo’s highly-successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the bestselling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally.

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Bentley Bentayga SUV to be luxury brand's first plug-in hybrid

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Unlike rival Rolls-Royce, which may go directly to an all-electric model in future, Bentley has set its sights on plug-in hybrids first—and the Bentayga luxury SUV will be the first one from the brand. The plug-in versions of the Bentley Bentayga is expected to arrive next year, and will be capable of running solely on battery power and. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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So what happened to Tesla Model X electric SUV sales, anyway?

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A few years ago, before the Tesla Model X electric SUV went into production, company CEO Elon Musk said he thought it could outsell the older Model S hatchback luxury sedan. That hasn't happened. In the first three months of this year, Tesla said it delivered 11,550 Model Xes—but 13,450 Model Ses. DON'T MISS: 2016 Tesla Model X first drive. sales Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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PEUGEOT MICRO e-Kick receives Red Dot Product Design 2017 award

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The PEUGEOT MICRO e-Kick electrically assisted scooter has been awarded a Red Dot Product Design 2017 award for its high-end design and the solution that it provides in meeting sustainable urban mobility challenges. It is the first award received by PEUGEOT and MICRO for its high-end electrically assisted scooter, launched at the same time as the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV.

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for June 2017

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It should be noted there's now a separate category for "Best fuel efficient SUV," since small passenger. Now that we're into a new month, it's time to check out the best deals on green cars—this time for the month of June. As always, Cars Direct has compiled its monthly list of the most budget friendly options for buyers looking to go green. car buying Plug-In Hybrids Leasing plug-in cars deals

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Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept previews hydrogen-powered SUV coming in 2018

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The 2016 Toyota Mirai that followed it has now outsold Hyundai's hydrogen-powered SUV, but it's been known for a couple of years that the Korean maker will replace that model. The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was actually the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle offered to U.S. drivers in recent years. At this week's Geneva auto show, the company unveiled. Geneva Motor Show hydrogen Future Cars Geneva Auto Show hydrogen fuel cell

Tesla Model X gets uniform 5-star safety ratings from NHTSA, first SUV to do so

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Tesla's Model X has secured a major accomplishment: it is officially the first SUV to receive 5-star crash-test ratings in every single category. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Model X uniform 5-star ratings, which Tesla says is due to the design of the all-electric crossover utility vehicle. As in the Tesla Model S. crash tests NHTSA plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Hyundai Kona small SUV revealed, with electric version to come

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The 2018 Kona marks the brand's first foray into the subcompact SUV segment and will likely arrive in the United States next year or for 2019. Hyundai has finally shown the world its subcompact crossover utility vehicle, the 2018 Hyundai Kona. The Kona name comes from the tourist spot in Hawaii and is meant to signify the vehicle's adventurous. plug-in cars

Nissan electric SUV to be shown as concept car this year

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That all-electric SUV will likely be previewed with a Vmotion 3.0 The 2018 Nissan Leaf may be the brand's next electric vehicle to soak up attention, but several reports have indicated that Nissan plans to flesh out its lineup with an electric crossover. concept, which will follow the Vmotion 2.0 sedan concept shown at this year's Detroit auto. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Magna to produce BMW 5-Series plug-in hybrid; second electrified vehicle program to Graz line-up

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BMW’s new 530e plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) will be produced at Magna’s contract manufacturing plant in Graz, Austria, starting in summer 2017. The first BMW produced in Graz, an X3 SUV, rolled off the assembly line in Graz in 2003. Magna’s Graz facility will then be the production home for two premium electrified vehicles: the BMW 530e and the previously awarded Jaguar I-PACE.

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IAV 8-speed hybrid dual-clutch tranmission can reduce fuel consumption 18% over 6DCT

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With its maximum torque of 450 N·m, the eight-speed hybrid dual-clutch transmission is suitable for use in vehicles from the compact to upper standard class and even the SUV segment.

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Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi is presenting the Audi Q8 sport concept, a new performance-oriented take on the Q8 concept study introduced at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. When driving off, the SUV immediately takes a lead of several meters ahead of the competition.

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GM delivers 246,730 vehicles in China in Feb; SUVs maintain growth momentum

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SUVs, along with MPVs, accounted for nearly 50% of GM’s deliveries in February. Led by the XT5 SUV, Cadillac kept up its momentum with double-digit growth for the twelfth consecutive month. Sales of the Baojun 510 SUV exceeded 6,000 units following its launch on 20 February and contributed to the Baojun brand’s record deliveries. The expanding SUV portfolio has helped us maintain our growth momentum.

DOE: 58% of BEV sales in US in 2016 were large cars and standard SUVs; PHEVS mainly compact and midsize

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The largest share of all-electric vehicle (EV) sales in calendar year 2016 in the US were large cars (35%) and standard sport utility vehicles (SUV)(23%), according to figures gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Video shoot shows Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV in production form

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While Audi revealed a concept version of its forthcoming e-tron all-electric SUV 18 months ago, and Mercedes-Benz followed with its EQ Concept last September, the Jaguar I-Pace concept was the surprise hit of. The British luxury brand Jaguar, far smaller than any of its three German competitors, may be looking to steal a march on all of them.

Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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Marc McGrath, Schaeffler’s President Automotive Americas, says that the company is targeting the system to the US small SUV and crossover market as an alternative to conventional all-wheel drive.

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Strong honeycomb cargo shelf in new Ford EcoSport SUV made of recycled paper; 6lb floorboard holds ~700 lbs of cargo

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The EcoSport is intended to combined space-saving convenience, SUV capability and connectivity. The adjustable cargo floorboard in the all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport is made of high-strength 100% recycled paper honeycomb.

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Schwarzenegger's hydrogen Hummer gives way to electric G-Wagen

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Now, the "Governator" has another SUV that is both gigantic and green. Arnold Schwarzenegger has always had rather unusual taste in vehicles.

GKN, SDS begin production of all-wheel drive disconnect system in China; up to 4% improvement in fuel economy

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GKN’s scalable AWD Disconnect system was first launched on the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X subcompact crossover SUVs. GKN Driveline’s Chinese Joint Venture partner SDS has commenced production of its complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system for small- to medium-sized vehicles in China.

2017 46

Volkswagen and JAC launch new JV for electric cars for mass market in China; 1st vehicle in 2018

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The company’s product range mainly includes heavy, medium and light trucks, multi-functional commercial vehicles, SUVs, sedans and buses as well as key components such as chassis, transmissions, engines and axle units. In the presence of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Berlin, Volkswagen signed a joint venture agreement with the Chinese automaker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC). Each of the partners is to hold a 50% stake in the new company.

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Nio Eve concept is yet another Chinese luxury electric SUV, this one autonomous

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Chinese startup NextEV is the latest company attempting to replicate the success of Tesla with a long-range electric car. NextEV launched its Nio brand last year in dramatic fashion with the EP9—a 1,360-horsepower electric supercar. At the time, the company noted it was developing a model that would be at least a bit more relevant to the. China plug-in cars NextEV Nio

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

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Daimler will introduce a series-production fuel-cell plug-in hybrid—the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL—in 2017. From 2017, Daimler will be unveiling the new-generation fuel-cell technology based on the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

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Skoda reveals new compact SUV – the Skoda Karoq

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With the Kodiaq receiving rave reviews, Skoda has returned to Alaska for inspiration by revealing the name for its new compact SUV – Karoq. Derived

2018 Chevy Equinox drops almost 400 lbs; about 10% of mass

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The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV has dropped nearly 400 pounds (181 kg)—approximately 10% of its mass—compared to its predecessor. Combined with this weight loss, the all-new body was designed and optimized for top safety ratings.

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Hard parts supplier Rheinmetall Automotive expects electrification to account for more than half of sales in 2020

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Weighing around nine kilograms, these components serve to hold the rechargeable battery cells installed in two electrically powered vehicles of this OEM—a crossover SUV and a high-power sports limousine.

2017 46

Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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The goal of the 30-month Achates ARPA-E project is to deliver a three-cylinder, 3.0-liter opposed-piston, gasoline compression ignition engine applicable to large passenger vehicles, pick-up trucks, SUVs and minivans.

2017 46

Smaller Bentley SUV might be all-electric, competing with Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes

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Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz will each launch a new all-electric SUV within the next two years. The Tesla Model S may have upended the luxury-car establishment, but it's the Silicon Valley automaker's Model X crossover that most traditional luxury brands now seem to be targeting. And those pricey electric cars may soon be joined be a somewhat. Future Cars plug-in cars

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AAM develops new axle technology; lighter, more efficient for up to 1.5% better fuel economy

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AAM initially designed a QUANTUM lightweight beam axle for rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles such as pickup trucks but has expanded QUANTUM technology to include RWD and all-wheel drive (AWD) passenger vehicles, crossovers and SUVs.

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Baker Institute expert urges focus on larger light-duty trucks and SUVs to reduce gasoline use, emissions

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Collins (2017) Click to enlarge. The brief explores Environmental Protection Agency ratings versus real-world fuel economy and how more efficient pickup and SUV engines are affecting gasoline demand and growth. the old V-8 engine models) with the truck’s 2017 3.5

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Porsche and Audi to work on shared vehicle architecture; electrification, autonomy, digitization

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Development work on these has continued; Audi, for example, is refining MLB evo—the second-generation of MLB and the foundation for the battery-electric e-tron quattro SUV due out in 2018. Audi, VW and Porsche have worked together successfully for many years in the area of SUVs, and with the new development cooperation, Porsche and Audi are positioning themselves for the next decade.

2017 35

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

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A variety of sources have reported that Jaguar will launch an all-electric SUV, and now a new. 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. But another luxury brand could beat Audi to the punch. plug-in cars

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UK Government awards more than US$141M to 38 driverless and low carbon vehicle projects

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Technologies to reduce the weight and improve electrification in SUV vehicle platforms. The UK Government recently awarded £109.7 million (US$141 million) of government funding, alongside significant funding from industry, to help develop the next generation of driverless and low-carbon vehicles, as part of the Industrial Strategy and the government’s Plan for Britain.

2017 31

Novelis enters supply agreement with NIO to provide aluminum solutions for next-gen EVs

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NIO will use Novelis Advanz aluminum alloys to create a wide range of structural components and parts for its aluminum-intensive NIO electric SUV models to be launched over the next five years. Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, has expanded its automotive supply capabilities by signing an agreement with EV company NIO ( earlier post ), to provide innovative aluminum solutions for its fleet of smart, high-performance, premium electric vehicles.

2017 35

Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars

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Volvo currently offers plug-in hybrid powertrains in its top models—the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90. As the Swedish automaker redesigns its lower-level models, it will add plug-in hybrid options to them as well. But whereas the current T8 "Twin Engine" powertrain uses a 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, other models will use a. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars 3-cylinder engines

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BREAKING: Ram, Jeep diesel engines may have cheated emissions tests

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have used illegal software emissions controls to pass more than 100,000 trucks and SUVs through emissions testing, the EPA said Thursday. The agency hasn't yet called the software controls "defeat devices," but has asked FCA to explain up to eight auxiliary emissions controls devices on those cars they say help the

2017 32

Chemical company INEOS to build “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader to replace Land Rover Defender

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INEOS is determined that its new vehicle will offer a real and pure alternative to the current crop of standardized ‘jelly-mould’ SUV’s. Following the completion of a six-month feasibility study, global chemical company INEOS confirmed that it will go ahead and build a brand new “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader. Although INEOS is one of the largest manufacturers in the world, it will be the first time that INEOS has produced such a vehicle.

Audi Q4 SUV set for 2019 launch

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Audi has been busy with its SUV range recently. We’ve had the new Q2, the Q5 has had a facelift, while the Q6 and flagship Q8 have recently been annou

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