2019 BMW i3 to get bigger battery with 153-mile range

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The 2019 BMW i3 will get a larger battery, good for 153 miles of range, up from 115 miles for the 2018 model, the automaker announced Friday. BMW refers to the new battery in the 2019 model as the 120 amp-hour battery, which delivers total energy storage of 42.2 kilowatt-hours with the i3's 350-volt high-voltage power system. The new battery will

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq preview

Green Car Reports

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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What's the most exciting electric car for 2019?

Green Car Reports

Tons of new electric SUVs are hitting the market for 2019. That's the result of our Twitter poll last week, which asked, "What's the most exciting electric car for 2019?" None, though, can apparently hold a candle to the entry-level Tesla Model 3, in our Twitter followers' estimation. In response, fully 58 percent of our Twitter followers chose. Audi e-tron Polls

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BMW recalls chargers for 2018, 2019 plug-in models

Green Car Reports

BMW issued a recall for the charge cords of virtually all the 2018 and 2019 plug-in vehicles it has built for sale in the U.S. According to the recall notice on the NHTSA's website, capacitors in the charge cords could fail, resulting in a shock hazard or a fire. DON'T MISS: Ford recalls Focus Electric, Fusion Energi, and C-Max Energi charge cords

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Which electric SUV are you most excited about for 2019? Twitter poll results

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A few weeks ago, Green Car Reports asked our Twitter followers which new electric car for 2019 they were most excited about. Yet 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the electric SUV, with at least 10 new models coming from established and. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they chose the base, $35,000 Tesla Model 3 over three upcoming luxury electric SUVs. Polls

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric: first drive of affordable 258-mile crossover

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Our first test-drive time with the Hyundai Kona Electric included plenty of what’s very familiar to Los Angelenos: plodding along to the next stoplight on wide boulevards, waiting another few minutes, and repeating—with occasional squirts into traffic gaps and quick merges into the carpool lane. It’s a use case that many of the

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Jaguar launches roadshow for 2019 I-Pace

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As it plans to bring the first luxury electric Tesla competitor to market, Jaguar is taking the I-Pace on the road to give consumers a chance to drive and spend time in it. Jaguar calls it the Jaguar Electrifies Experience, and it kicks off Oct. 3 in San Francisco and runs through Oct. 7 in Los Angeles, Florida, and New York City. Dealers will

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace gets official range, MPGe ratings

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Now that it has finally delivered the first retail example of its I-Pace, Jaguar has released official range and MPGe estimates for this new luxurious electric crossover. As we reported on Monday, the I-Pace is rated at 234 miles of range, a little short of the 240 that Jaguar indicated it was aiming for in earlier press drives. For comparison. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2019 Ford Fusion Energi gets longer electric range

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Ford is boosting the battery size and electric range of its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan for 2019. The new battery will store 9 kwh, up from 7 kwh, to give the 2019 Fusion Energi a range of 25 electric miles, up from 21 miles. The bigger battery should make the Fusion Energi more competitive with alternatives such as the Toyota Prius Prime. plug-in cars

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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 Kia Soul EV drops most affordable trim

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The effective price of a Kia Soul EV has gone up dramatically for 2019, in what is likely to be the model's last year of production. The company dropped the bottom Soul EVe trim from the lineup. The EVe listed for $1,700 less than the version officially called "base," according to our partners at CarsDirect.com The Soul EVe was only sold in

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace real world review: 3 days with the sexy electric crossover

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The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace will arrive in dealerships for. To the world’s surprise, the first all-electric luxury utility vehicle to follow the Tesla Model X into production did not come from the German makes of Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz. Instead, it arrived from that trio’s smaller, scrappier British rival, Jaguar Land Rover. Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2019 Honda Insight review update: Putting the Civic on notice

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That sound you hear isn’t the 2019 Honda Insight’s hybrid powertrain whirring along. The 2019 Insight isn’t just a better hybrid, it’s a better compact car. It’s the undertaker coming for the vaunted Honda Civic nameplate. I spent a week moseying around in an Insight Touring, a well-equipped $29,000 compact sedan with. Fuel Economy

2019 Honda Insight video review

Green Car Reports

This 2019 Honda Insight is the third Honda to wear the name and perhaps it’s. You could be forgiven for not remembering the two Honda vehicles that have worn an Insight badge before. The first was a quirky hatchback two-seater that struggled for acceptance with mainstream buyers. The second was a Prius-like Prius fighter, egg shape and all. Videos

2019 Chevy Cruze's upcoming CVT rated at 33 mpg combined

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Fuel economy estimates posted to the EPA's website for the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Cruze show some changes—plus a big surprise. The latest ratings reveal that the EPA has certified a gas-fueled Cruze with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that boosts city fuel economy estimates by 2 mpg compared with the 6-speed. Fuel Economy

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2019 Nissan Leaf to cost $30,885, long-range battery still to come

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The 2019 Nissan Leaf doesn't cost any more than it did last year, but it also won't deliver any additional electric range—yet. The Leaf S, Leaf SV, and Leaf SL will cost $30,885, $33,385, and $37,095 including an $895 destination charge. That's before any government tax credits or rebates. The Leaf is eligible for a full $7,500 federal tax

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2019 Chevy Volt gets higher prices with more equipment

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In June, we heard that the 2019 Chevrolet Volt will come with a faster charger and more luxury features. Now, CarsDirect has learned how much those features will add to the price. The price of the base Volt LT model will go up $300 to $34,395, including destination and before any applicable federal or state tax breaks. The top-level Volt Premier. Plug-In Hybrids

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2019 Honda Insight hybrid earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

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In its latest round of safety tests, the IIHS has awarded the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid its Top Safety Pick+ award. The 2019 Insight aced all of the insurance. The Top Safety Pick+ is the Institute's highest award, given to cars that perform well in a wide battery of crashes, headlight evaluations, and automatic emergency braking tests. crash tests IIHS

2019 is the year of the electric SUV

Green Car Reports

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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2019 Honda Insight recalled for rearview camera failure

Green Car Reports

The 2019 Honda Insight hybrid hasn't been on sale for long; and yet Honda is already recalling more than 6,000 of them for a rearview camera failure. The problem affects another 226,000 vehicles—2018 Accord models, possibly including some Accord Hybrids. The screen may show up blank, with only lane guidance lines appearing under certain

2019 Toyota Prius C preview: $900 price increase, fewer options

Green Car Reports

The 2019 Toyota Prius C will cost $900 more, with a sticker of $22,450, including destination, based on a recent official price list released by Toyota and shared by our partners at CarsDirect. The most affordable hybrid on the market just got a little less so. Toyota has replaced its traditional Prius trim lines—One, Two, Three, and

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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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EIA: Permian region expected to drive US crude oil production growth through 2019

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million b/d in 2019. In particular, the Permian region in western Texas and eastern New Mexico is expected to account for more than half of the growth in crude oil production through 2019. million b/d in 2019. million b/d of GOM production in 2019. million b/d in 2019.

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2019 BMW Z4: official pics, specs, release date

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The all-new 2019 BMW Z4 has been revealed in full at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance ahead of it going on sale in spring 2019

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Which electric SUV are you most excited about for 2019? Take our Twitter poll

Green Car Reports

For 2019, no fewer than 15 companies have announced that they will introduce new electric SUVs. Last week, our Twitter poll asked broadly which electric cars our followers were most excited about for 2019, and none of those SUVs took the prize. Instead, by an overwhelming majority, our Twitter followers chose the long-promised, still-not-delivered. Polls

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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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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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Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

Green Car Reports

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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New 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup: planned for all powertrain types

Green Car Reports

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

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: the subtly earthy type

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric rated at class-leading 258 miles of range by EPA

Green Car Reports

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric boasts the greatest range of any electric car built by a full-range automaker: 258 miles, according to the EPA. That bests the Nissan Leaf's 151 miles and Chevrolet Bolt EV's 238 miles, and it nearly ties the Tesla Model S 75D's 259-mile range. The news was first reported by Inside EVs. The official range rating is

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2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid first drive review: understated efficiency

Green Car Reports

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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Slow-selling Infiniti Q70 Hybrid quietly axed for 2019

Green Car Reports

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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2019 Hyundai Nexo: first drive of 380-mile fuel-cell crossover utility

Green Car Reports

Pretty much any story on a new vehicle these days notes that new-car buyers are snapping up utility vehicles, while traditional sedans languish on sales lots. That puts Hyundai right on trend with its latest hydrogen-powered entry, the Nexo, which it dubs a crossover utility vehicle. It succeeds the earlier Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, also a. California hydrogen

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Charging cord for 2019 Volvo XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid may start fire, will be recalled

Green Car Reports

A certain charging cord included in a small number of 2019 Volvo XC60 crossover SUVs may overheat and shock owners, or start a fire, the automaker said this month. Volvo announced a recall for 35 Volvo XC60 T8 crossover SUVs earlier this month to replace the charging cords. The small number of affected owners should have already received a. Plug-In Hybrids

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2019 Honda Insight, Chevy Bolt EV fast charging, and fuel economy commentary: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

We take a broader look at the 2019 Honda Insight. The 2019 Honda Insight GM works to create an ultra-fast charging system for the Chevrolet Bolt EV. We explain how readers can make themselves heard about the EPA's proposed freeze in fuel economy standards. And will electric cars displace hybrid vehicles? All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

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What's the most exciting electric car for 2019? Take our Twitter poll

Green Car Reports

We've reported that 2019 will be the year of the electric crossover SUV, with new models coming from Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz, in addition to a Mustang-like mystery SUV from Ford, and several new electric SUVs from startup automakers. That led us to wonder which new electric cars our readers are looking forward to the most in 2019.

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London EV Company to trial its electric van in 2019

Green Cars News

London EV Company, manufacturer of the world’s most advanced electric taxi, has announced that it will start customer trials of its new electric van in the second half of 2019

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

Green Car Reports

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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2019 Honda Insight prototype to debut at Detroit auto show

Green Car Reports

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 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

Green Car Reports

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

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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