2019 Hyundai Ioniq preview

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The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq returns this year as an inexpensive alternative for green car shoppers on a budget. Its lineup has fully matured now; the Ioniq is available as an affordable hybrid, a slightly more expensive plug-in hybrid, or a fully electric model available in limited areas. We say: green, greener, or greenest—no bad pick. The most. Plug-In Hybrids Preview

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2019 Chevrolet Volt offers 7.2kW charger, improves convenience

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kW charging system on the 2019 Chevrolet Volt cuts recharging times nearly in half by adding about twice the all-electric driving range per hour of charge. With about twice the range added during 240V Level 2 charging sessions, the 2019 Volt’s 7.2 A new 7.2

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan sets wind-cheating record

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With the 2019 A-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it's raised the aerodynamic bar. Mercedes-Benz claims that the new 2019 A-Class sedan has the lowest aerodynamic drag of any. Efficiency comes in many automotive forms: electric powertrains, continuously variable transmissions, smaller-displacement engines. More aerodynamic designs help efficiency, too. Fuel Economy Mercedes-Benz A Class

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid first drive

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When it comes to an electrified luxury crossover like the 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, the default knee-jerk reaction is to throw out that last one. READ THIS: 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: the. Electrified cars are all too often about numbers: electric-only range, charging time, kilowatt-hours, and, of course, value. Except… don’t. plug-in cars

EPA proposes biofuel requirements for 2019

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a proposed rule under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program that would set the minimum amount of renewable fuels that must be supplied to the market in calendar year 2019, as well as the biomass based diesel volume standard for calendar year 2020. The advanced biofuel standard for 2019 would be increased by almost 600 million gallons—up 13.8%—over

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2019 is the year of the electric SUV

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In car terms, we're already getting rolling on model year 2019, and it's shaping up to be the year of the electric SUV. Until now, pure electric cars have consisted mostly of small hatchbacks or expensive luxury cars, with one ultra-expensive SUV, the Tesla Model X. With the rollout of the Jaguar I-Pace, consumers who want an electric car but need

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Slow-selling Infiniti Q70 Hybrid quietly axed for 2019

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The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid won't make it to 2019, the automaker announced last week. Infiniti dropped the full-size, electrified luxury sedan from the lineup after 2018. The car debuted in 2011 as the M37 Hybrid, but sales of the hybrid version always paled in comparison to the gas V-6 and V-8 versions of the big luxury sedan. Although it was renamed

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New Subaru Crosstrek plug-in hybrid coming for 2019

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Subaru announced Friday that its long-awaited Crosstrek plug-in hybrid will go on sale as a 2019 model. Last month, Car and Driver reported that Subaru filed the trademark name Evoltis with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, leading to speculation that the name could be applied to the expected plug-in hybrid version of the Crosstrek. Subaru. California CARB plug-in cars

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2019 Ram drops weight, gains 48V eTorque mild hybrid system

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FCA pulled the wraps off the new 2019 Ram 1500 at the Detroit Auto Show. The eTorque mild hybrid system is one of several changes made to the powertrains for the 2019 Ram 1500. For the 2019 model year, the iDFSO feature is improved to be active in third gear and higher.

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Kia Niro EV crossover now on sale in Korea; N American sales in Q1 2019

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European sales of Niro EV will follow at end of 2018 and North America in Q1 2019. The Niro EV is to be Kia’s second globally-sold electric vehicle after the Soul EV, and will go on sale in Europe at the end of 2018 and North America in Q1 2019.

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Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

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Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles. Just what form an Indian-market electric Kia will take remains unknown, especially since the automaker doesn't currently sell cars. India Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2019 Audi e-tron prototype first ride: Soothingly familiar

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At 5 o’clock in the morning, the only sound heard at the summit of Pikes Peak, 14,114 feet above sea level, is the ceaseless whipping of the wind. Inside the Audi e-tron electric crossover SUV prototype, I hear almost no sound at all. Silence, like the e-tron itself, is soothingly familiar. That’s something that can’t be said

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New 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup: planned for all powertrain types

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For the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup unveiling Saturday night, Chevy's executives and engineers stayed ruthlessly on message. Vehicle launches at auto shows include a dance between automakers, which only want certain information revealed, and journalists, who want to put specific news items into a bigger and broader context. The company said. Pickups Detroit Auto Show Chevy powertrains

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Mitsubishi to introduce 2019 Outlander PHEV at Geneva; redesigned powertrain

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will stage the global premiere of the new 2019 model year Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at the upcoming Geneva show. The 2019 model year Outlander PHEV features a next-generation system with both EV and SUV breakthroughs.

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: the subtly earthy type

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The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid doesn't boast about its plug-in hybrid, eco-friendly credentials. Instead of a big charge port conspicuously placed on one front fender, the Cayenne has matching covers for fuel or electricity on either side of the vehicle. They're part of its dual-nature: one part a high-performance crossover SUV that's just a. Plug-In Hybrids

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2019 Honda Insight: good-looking 50-mpg competitor for Prius hybrid

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Teased in January as a "concept" without an interior, the production version of the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan has been revealed just before this week's New York auto show. EPA ratings aren't yet final, but Honda says the new Insight is projected to achieve "up to 55 mpg" on the city cycle, and a combined fuel-economy number of "50 mpg or. New York Auto Show

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2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid first drive review: understated efficiency

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The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid—like the Camry Hybrid that it’s loosely based on—hides in plain sight. When it comes to hybrids and Toyota, one shape typically comes to mind. Hint: It doesn’t have a trunk. It’s a full-size, four-door sedan that seamlessly blends into the rest of the Avalon lineup. This year, and for the

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2019 Chevy Volt specs, Tesla Model 3 orders, and Faraday Future investment: Today's Car News

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Chevrolet reveals updates to the 2019 Volt plug-in hybrid. The 2019 Tesla opens orders for the Model 3 for all U.S. and Canada buyers. Faraday Future receives another financial lifeline. MG plans for an electric roadster to rival the Mazda MX-5 Miata. And the full Tesla Model 3 order guide has surfaced. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offered with new 4-cylinder turbo with Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation

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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck will be offered with an all-new, technologically advanced 2.7L 2019 Silverado RST. The 2019 Silverado goes on sale this fall. Turbo.

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Daimler AG Board approves Project Future corporate restructure; goes to shareholders in 2019

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The steps toward implementation will be taken in 2018 and 2019. The new structure will be submitted for approval by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting of Daimler AG in 2019.

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VW unveils 2019 Jetta at Detroit; MQB-based, lower price

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unveiled the new 2019 Jetta at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In addition, the 2019 Jetta offers a combination of both passive and active safety systems that are engineered to meet or exceed current crash regulations. Volkswagen of America, Inc.,

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2019 Chevy Volt gets faster charging, stronger regen, more luxury features

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Updates to the 2019 Chevrolet Volt will help experienced electric-car drivers maximize their electric driving and minimize the times the gas engine needs to run. The biggest improvement is a new 7.2-kw on-board charger that can effectively cut charge times in half. The advantage for Volt drivers will come when they have the opportunity to recharge

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Chevrolet introduces Dynamic Fuel Management cylinder deactivation on 2019 Silverado; Tula Dynamic Skip Fire

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The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will offer updated versions of the proven 5.3L 2019 5.3L During an industry-standard test schedule, the 2019 Silverado 2WD with the 5.3L The 2019 Silverado goes on sale this fall.

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Volkswagen to offer 48V mild hybrid version of eighth-generation Golf in 2019

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This new product strategy will come into play for the first time from 2019 onwards with the launch of the next generation of the Golf and the first I.D.—two

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2019 Honda Insight first drive mpg review: 55 mpg from hybrid sedan

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Last week, we drove the new 2019 Honda Insight sedan and found Honda's newest compact hybrid roomy and comfortable. During our drive around Minneapolis, its exurbs, and into Wisconsin, we wanted to put to the test Honda's claims that its 1.5-liter inline-4 and 96-kw electric motor combination could return an EPA-rated 52 mpg combined (48 mpg

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace: brief first drive of all-electric luxury crossover

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After less than four minutes behind the wheel of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, the electric Jaguar feels like the beginning of something. DON'T MISS: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover debuts in. A parking lot in suburban New Jersey isn’t the first place I’d look for a revolution. According to Jaguar, it’s where ours will start. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

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The 2019 Honda Insight is a compact premium sedan projected to get an EPA combined rating of 50 mpg or better. Pickup trucks took the limelight this year, but a significant green car made a quiet debut. It's an interesting and handsome model that revives a familiar name for Honda. The new Insight is Honda's third try at a dedicated hybrid, each of. Detroit Auto Show Videos

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New larger 2019 Volkswagen Jetta boosts fuel economy over curren generation

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The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, unveiled in January at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit ( earlier post ) will offer improved EPA-estimated fuel economy for the model: 30 mpg city (7.8

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2019 Honda Insight prototype to debut at Detroit auto show

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The company said Tuesday morning that it will show a prototype of what will be the 2019 Honda Insight. The end-of-year holiday season is just really starting, but information on Detroit auto show debuts next month is coming in. A new hybrid car from one of the pioneers of hybrid-electric vehicles is notable, and that's what Honda has delivered. Detroit Auto Show

2019 Jeep Cherokee gas mileage review

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While plug-in electric cars are steadily growing in sales, they still pale in comparison to the hundreds of thousands of compact crossover utility vehicles sold each year by virtually every major carmaker. In 2017, Toyota's most popular vehicle became the RAV4 small SUV, supplanting the Camry mid-size sedan that had occupied that slot for two. Fuel Economy

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Volvo Car Mobility launches mobility brand M; market debut in 2019

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It will debut in Sweden and the US in the spring of 2019. It will be fully integrated into M in 2019, making the service available to all existing Sunfleet members.

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2019 Chevy Silverado will offer new turbo-4 that can run on 2 cylinders

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Chevrolet announced last week that its upcoming 2019 Silverado full-size pickup will offer a new turbo-4 in place of the base V-6 in some models. Like the V-8s in some of GM's large pickups, the new engine will have active cylinder management that cuts two of the four cylinders during light loads. Earlier this year, GM announced that two of its. Trucks

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TNGA-based 2019 Toyota Avalon features new hybrid system

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Underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) K Sedan platform, the 2019 Avalon is powered by two new TNGA powertrains: a punchy 3.5-liter V6 (2GR-FKS), and, a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) with 650-volt electric motor (A25A-FXS) and Continuously-Variable Transmission (CVT). 2019 Avalon Hybrid. Toyota unveiled the new fifth-generation Avalon at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid debuts with more evocative style, promise of improved efficiency

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The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid that debuted Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit goes where no full-size sedan has gone before. For 2019, the Avalon rides on a new platform, has updated interior and exterior styling, and comes loaded with an unusually high degree of technology. Well, except for last year's Avalon Hybrid.

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Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

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The Swedish automaker will go all-electrified come 2019; every single vehicle it launches will feature an electric motor in some usage. Volvo has announced a major leap forward in an effort to embrace an electrified portfolio of vehicles.

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Seven-Eleven Japan, Toyota launching next-gen convenience store project in 2019; fuel cell trucks and generators

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Toyota has been investigating the use of newly developed fuel cell trucks and fuel cell generators, and the project will be implemented in stages starting in 2019.

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2019 Honda HR-V: first details revealed

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A refreshed version of the Honda HR-V will be available from October, featuring tweaked styling, an updated interior and a new 1.5-litre petrol engine

Ford 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van in US adds diesel option, 4G LTE

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Ford introduced the new 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van. The 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van offers three different engines—including a diesel—capable of running on five different fuels. The 2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van goes on sale this fall.

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace to debut before Geneva; cold-weather testing video released

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But it's now planning the launch of what will likely be the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover just four weeks hence. What is likely to be sold as the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace will. Jaguar Land Rover was a relatively late arrival to the luxury electric-car game, revealing its plans in the form of a concept car only at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Jaguar I-Pace

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2019 Nissan Altima features VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine, AWD, ProPILOT Assist

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At the New York International Auto Show, Nissan revealed the 2019 Altima. The 2019 Altima goes on sale in the US in the fall, followed by other global markets at later dates. For 2019, the Xtronic transmission receives an expanded lock-up area for improved efficiency.

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