New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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Another significant barrier to fuel economy improvements has been the growing market share of sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and pick-ups, the market share of which increased by 11 percentage points over the last three years. SUVs now represent nearly 40% of the global LDV market.

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BYTON shows interior of M-Byte SUV production model at CES 2019

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BYTON revealed more about the interior of its first production model, the M-Byte SUV ( earlier post ), at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas.

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Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover makes US debut at CES 2019

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The first Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle from the EQ brand made its US premiere at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The EQC crossover SUV ( earlier post ) marks the beginning of a new mobility era at Daimler. Production of the EQC will start in 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.

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Complexity in basic cars: SEAT Ateca SUV has 2.2 km of wire, 100 sensors and control units

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Cars have been evolving with increasingly complex circuitry. SEAT’s Ateca crossover (SEAT is a Volkswagen Group company, the Ateca is based on the MQB platform and is related to Volkswagen’s Tiguan) features a complex arrangement of wires more than 2.2 km long.

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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SUVs once again drove sales in the global market, proving that the boom in demand for the segment was not just a fad, but a long-lasting trend that continues to appeal to consumers around the world. million SUVs were sold in 2018, with volume up by 7% on 2017.

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INFINITI unveils QX Inspiration EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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At NAIAS 2019, INFINITI unveiled the QX Inspiration midsize SUV concept, previewing the brand’s first fully electric vehicle.

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Mazda unveils CX-30 compact crossover SUV with mild hybrid technology

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Mazda Motor Corporation staged the world premiere of the second model in its new-generation lineup, the Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV, at the Geneva International Motor Show.

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The next generation of the Porsche Macan compact SUV will be fully electric

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This will be the first all-electric compact SUV from Porsche, and is due to roll off the assembly line in the Leipzig site at the start of the next decade. The Taycan—the first purely electrically driven sports car from Porsche —will be launched to market at the end of 2019, followed shortly thereafter by its derivative, the Taycan Cross Turismo. Porsche Leipzig GmbH started series production of the Cayenne SUV in 2002, with 259 employees.

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2020 Tesla Model Y first details: 300-mile electric SUV, starting around $48k

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Tesla’s Thursday night reveal event for the 2020 Tesla Model Y electric crossover SUV, just as previous events from the automaker, was raucous and packed with enthusiastic fans, including many who appeared to relish everything uttered by CEO Elon Musk.

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Fisker slots $40k electric SUV ahead of delayed EMotion flagship

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A decade ago, Fisker and Tesla were two electric-vehicle hopefuls, and it was looking like Fisker might have the better chances of success. While history certainly didn’t play out that way, it’s an odd twist that Henrik Fisker’s new venture, Fisker Inc., has dropped a teaser for its first product—a fully electric. Henrik Fisker Fisker EMotion

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Here are the electric-car models on the way for 2019

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Regular readers of Green Car Reports know we have been saying for a year now that 2019 is the year of the electric SUV. Most are SUVs, with a couple of hatchbacks thrown in. Now the year is finally here, and we thought we'd give our readers a peek at what we know about all the upcoming models. In many cases their specific arrival dates are not

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2019 Hyundai Kona–and Kona Electric–named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

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That top SUV award went to the 2019 Hyundai Kona family, which includes the Kona Electric. The Jaguar I-Pace may be one of the boldest fully electric new-product moves of this year; but contrary to what was widely expected it didn’t win this year’s North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. As Green Car Reports noted in November, when. North American Car and Truck of the Year NACTOY

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Audi Q4 e-tron previews brand's first affordable electric SUV

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Audi's plans to take on Tesla in the electric-car market aren't limited to the upcoming e-tron quattro electric SUV. Like Tesla, Audi has at least two electric SUVs in the works, and it previewed the second one at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday. The second model follows the established protocol of being smaller and likely more affordable than the. Geneva Auto Show

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Smaller electric SUVs coming from Audi, Mercedes-Benz

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German luxury automakers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan to be in the vanguard in launching new electric SUVs in 2019. For the U.S, the long-awaited Audi e-tron quattro is slated to roll out by June, while the Mercedes-Benz EQC is planned to go on sale in early 2020. Under intense sales pressure from Tesla, the stalwart German brands are not resting

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Chevrolet Bolt EV to get electric sibling, with Michigan plant investment

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The new model is widely expected to be a somewhat larger crossover SUV, though GM would not confirm that at this point. MUST READ: Long-range Cadillac SUV to lead GM's next electric-car push, in 3 years It will share the Bolt's. General Motors announced on Friday that it will build a second electric car for Chevrolet, alongside the Chevy Bolt EV. General Motors Mark Reuss Mary Barra

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Long-range Cadillac SUV to lead GM's next electric-car push, in 3 years

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On Sunday night, General Motors showed renderings of a future long-range, all-electric SUV to be offered roughly three years hence by its Cadillac luxury brand. The look at the brand's first battery-electric vehicle came as part of the 2019 Detroit auto-show debut for the 2020 Cadillac XT6, a three-row crossover utility vehicle powered by a very.

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BMW plans 12 all-electric models by 2025

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Along with the company's existing i3, the first five will include the Mini Electric, due on sale later this year, the iX3 SUV next year, and the i4 sedan and iNext SUV in 2021 At its annual shareholders meeting in Munich on Wednesday, BMW laid out plans to bring 12 new all-electric cars to market by 2025, including five in the next two years.

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Kia unveils Imagine electric concept car at Geneva

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Kia Motors revealed its new all-electric concept car, Imagine by Kia, at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The design merges aspects of an SUV, a crossover and a family sedan.

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New BMW X1 xDrive25Le PHEV boosts electric range 83% to 110 km; new NCM battery technology

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At Auto Shanghai 2019 in April, BMW Brilliance Automotive will present the new edition of the BMW X1 xDrive25Le. In 2018, the predecessor BMW X1 xDrive25Le was China’s top-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in the premium SUV segment. The compact Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) developed exclusively for the Chinese automotive market with extended wheelbase and plug-in drive now achieves an electrically powered range of up to 110 kilometers (68 miles) due to its new battery technology.

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Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 performance SUV is a 48V mild hybrid

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Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the GLE 53—the performance offering for the new GLE generation.

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Audi showcasing four battery-electric models at Geneva: e-tron, e-tron Sportback, Q2 L e-tron, Q4 e-tron

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At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Audi is showing four battery-electric drive vehicles, the series versions of which will celebrate their premiere by the end of 2020. The company will introduce the series-production version of its coupé equivalent, the Audi e-tron Sportback, later in 2019.

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Jaguar J-Pace SUV: Everything we know so far

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Which electric SUV would you buy? Take our Twitter poll

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Mainstream automakers, from Audi, BMW and Jaguar to Hyundai and Kia have announced new electric SUVs that are either already on the market or will be in the next few months. The Tesla Model Y will be the first model from the company to launch into a sea of electric competitors. The Model Y is not expected to go on sale until late next. Polls

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Mitsubishi Engelberg SUV concept may preview Outlander PHEV replacement

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The Engelberg Tourer concept is a plug-in hybrid SUV similar in function if not in size to the Outlander PHEV, which was once the bestselling plug-in vehicle in Europe. The Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept unveiled at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday looks a lot like the preview of a replacement for Mitsubishi's bestselling model, the Outlander.

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Hyundai prices Kona Electric starting at $36,450

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2019 Kona Electric models are produced in Ulsan, Korea and are available now, with initial availability in California and subsequently in the ZEV-focused states in the western and northeastern regions of the US market. Hyundai is pricing the new Kona Electric CUV in the US starting at $36,450.

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Audi’s performance SQ5 diesel features electric compressor with mild hybrid system

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The new Audi SQ5 TDI diesel features a powerful V6 engine with a mild hybrid systems and an electric powered compressor to ensure that maximum torque is available to the sporty SUV at just above idle. The V6 diesel accelerates the sports SUV to highway speed in 5.1

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2021 Ford Mach E: What we know about 300-mile electric SUV

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Grab some of the pony-car attitude and affordability of the Ford Mustang. Put it into a fully electric vehicle that channels some of what makes the Tesla Model 3 Performance so much in demand, versus other EVs. Support it and nurture it. On a much-simplified level, that’s the recipe behind Ford’s electric vehicle project, which will. Mach 1

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Audi unveils MEB-based Q4 e-tron concept EV; production version in 2020

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Audi unveiled the Q4 e-tron concept compact electric SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. From the low aerodynamic drag of the body, whose Cd value is 0.28, to the sophisticated recuperation strategy, the compact SUV uses every opportunity to optimize its range.

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2020 Tesla Model Y: Latest price, range, specs for new crossover SUV

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The 2020 Tesla Model Y has the potential to amount to an even greater sales success than the Model 3, as it borrows some of the same underpinnings of that sedan and marries it to what so many American families today want: a crossover utility vehicle shape. The California carmaker may have been prescient in seeing a sweet spot for electric

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Tesla unveils Model Y electric crossover

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Model Y, leveraging Model 3 technology, is a mid-size SUV that will start, according to Tesla, at $39,000 for the Standard Range version, and will also come in Long Range, Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive, and Performance variants.

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Rivian announces $700M investment round led by Amazon

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The investment comes on the heels of Rivian’s reveal of the all-electric R1T pickup and R1S SUV at the LA Auto Show last November. Rivian announced an equity investment round of $700M led by Amazon.

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Ford plans to revamp Michigan plant for 2023 electric car production

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Ironically, the plant won’t be where Ford will ramp up production next year of its Mustang-influenced all-electric performance SUV; but the move represents an important shift for Ford. Ford Motor Company yesterday announced a plan to build future electric vehicles at a Michigan plant that currently makes the Ford Mustang.

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Volkswagen to build MEB EVs in Chattanooga beginning in 2022; $800M investment in plant

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In addition to Chattanooga, Volkswagen is building the first dedicated EV production facility in Zwickau, Germany, starting MEB production by the end of 2019. CROZZ SUV concept, first shown at the North American International Auto Show last year.

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FCA recalls 850,000+ gasoline vehicles due to problem with catalytic converters

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Fiat-Chrysler of America (FCA) will recall more than 850,000 gasoline-powered passenger cars and SUVs due to a problem with their catalytic converters. Because of the large number of vehicles and two generations of engines involved the actual recall will occur in phases, by model year: 201: Q1 2019. 2012: Q2 2019. 2013/14: Q3 2019. 2015/16: Q4 2019.

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BMW reveals prototype iNext electric SUV in winter testing

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After revealing the concept-car at a private event last September, BMW has revealed the, well, next iNext. Following the concept, the next version of the car is a test mule, complete with camouflage covering, undergoing cold-weather testing in northern Sweden—a typical place for automakers to test things like heaters, cold starts, and power

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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe revealed

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Following the arrival of its regular SUV-shaped sibling, a facelifted Mercedes GLC Coupe has been revealed

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Toyota and Suzuki lay out details of collaboration

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Production of the Suzuki-developed compact SUV Vitara Brezza will begin at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation have agreed to begin considering concrete collaboration in new fields. Toyota and Suzuki have been considering the concrete details of such collaboration since having concluded a memorandum of understanding toward business partnership in February 2017. Earlier post.).

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Piëch Automotive unveiling Piëch Mark Zero electric sports car at Geneva; 500 km range, 80% charge in 4:40 minutes

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Three vehicle variants are in planning: a two-seater, a four-seater and a sporty SUV. Piëch Automotive will unveil the Piëch Mark Zero electric sports car concept at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

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What past name should Ford revive for a future electric vehicle? Twitter poll results

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From the Tesla Model Y to two upcoming Audis, the electric SUV looks to be the next big automotive trend. Perhaps the most anticipated, if least known, is Ford's upcoming 300-mile, high-performance, off-road SUV, which the company originally dubbed Mach 1. Like children, they'll all need names. MUST READ: 2021 Ford Mach E: What we know about. Polls

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Tesla Semi opens for $20,000 reservations, no update on arrival date

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A lot has been made of Tesla's next upcoming model for consumers, the Model Y SUV. Only, it turns out it may not be the next model that goes on sale. Another Tesla just opened for reservations, four days before the company is scheduled to open orders for the Model Y: the Tesla Semi truck. The company has been testing the Semi since late 2017, and. Tesla Semi

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Tesla Model Y: Comparing some of the details vs. Model 3

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk prefaced his introduction of the company’s more affordable upcoming electric SUV, the Model Y, Thursday night, by noting how hard achieving at-scale mass production of Model X has been—and what a difficult year 2018 had been for him and Tesla.

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Two new V6 engines with 48V mild hybrid system for Audi Q8; gasoline and diesel

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Audi is expanding the engine line-up for its luxury SUV, the Q8—as well as its roll-out of its 48V mild hybrid system ( earlier post )—by adding two V6 engine versions.

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Audi e-tron Sportback electric SUV edges closer to production form

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We've seen and driven the upcoming Audi e-tron quattro electric SUV, and this week got a look at the more affordable Q4 e-tron as well as four new plug-in hybrids coming from Audi. In between, the brand is also scheduled to release a fastback version of the e-tron Quattro SUV, called the e-tron Sportback. Auto-industry observers got their first

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