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

Green Car Reports

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

2019 79

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.

2019 144

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2019 84

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

Green Car Reports

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

2019 87

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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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.

2019 105

Audi e-tron electric SUV buyers can leave the charger installation to Amazon

Green Car Reports

With its e-tron electric SUV arriving in dealerships this spring, Audi is one of the. Given how often automakers expect electric-car drivers to charge at home—80 to 90 percent of the time, by most estimates—it’s surprising that more attention isn’t paid to making sure that those drivers can get the most out of home charging. charging

2019 72

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid signals the start of a big electrified push

Green Car Reports

After finding plenty of success many years ago with its Ford Escape Hybrid, and then sitting out the hybrid-SUV market for many years, the. As Ford prepares the first of several fully electric vehicles, for what amounts to a rapidly expanding niche, the automaker is also working on rolling out electrified versions of its existing mainstream lineup. Detroit Auto Show

2019 81

Continental supplying 48V Eco-Drive for Jeep Wrangler eTorque mild-hybrid system

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This allows Continental to scale the technology to meet the power and performance demands of multiple vehicle classes, including the compact Renault Scénic diesel, Audi A8 performance sedan, and the high-volume Jeep Wrangler SUV.

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Infiniti QX Inspiration concept sets design direction for brand’s electric future

Green Car Reports

And today at the Detroit auto show the brand previewed the direction of a future electric Infiniti SUV—and the brand—with the QX Inspiration concept. The future of Infiniti is electric. With entirely new proportions allowed by electric powertrains, a cleaner, simplified exterior design direction, and a warm, lounge-like interior, the. Detroit Auto Show

2019 78

VW-Ford, Nissan electric SUV, an electric Cadillac? Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Nissan reveals some details about its upcoming electric crossover SUV. Ford and VW announced a partnership to develop vans and pickups for overseas markets that could spill over into electric cars. And we ask readers if they would buy an electric car from Cadillac in our latest Twitter poll. All this and more on Green Car Reports. An announcement.

2019 56

Ford introduces hybrid version of new 2020 Explorer

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An all-new 10-speed modular hybrid transmission provides SUV capability. The Explorer ST, the newest SUV from Ford Performance, is equipped with a specially tuned 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine projected to make 400 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft.

2019 110

Leading the way: Tesla trounces luxury competitors in year-end sales tally

Green Car Reports

In the third quarter, Tesla made a point of noting that, with the Model 3 approaching full production, it became the fifth bestselling—non-SUV—car model in America. Now that Tesla has released its final sales numbers for the end of last year, we finally have a yardstick to measure the company’s sales success.

2019 84

No buybacks: FCA settlement for Ram pickup, Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners

Green Car Reports

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will settle with federal regulators and pay owners of diesel-powered truck and SUVs for noncompliant emissions software, the company announced Thursday. The affected vehicles are 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram 1500 pickups with emissions controls that. The settlement could cost the automaker up to $800 million. Diesel FCA

2019 71

Byton brings its big-screen electric SUV back to CES, a step closer to production

Green Car Reports

The China-based electric vehicle maker Byton brought a close-to-production prototype version of its M-Byte SUV to the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show this week. The debut of the vehicle, still headed for a starting price of around $45,000 and an available driving range of up to 325 miles, marks another step toward production for what was one of the. CES Byton Byton M-Byte Byton K-Byte

2019 54

Musk axes affordable Tesla Model S, X 75D

Green Car Reports

In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will quit selling low-end, short-range versions of its Model S sedan and Model X SUV. The move will dramatically raise effective prices on those models and may push potential buyers into higher-spec Model 3s instead. READ MORE: Tesla cuts prices $2,000, almost hit

2019 74

GM: Cadillac to be lead EV brand; new global BEV3 architecture

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The flexible platform will support a broad array of body styles—CUVs, SUVs and cars—and will be offered in front-wheel, rear- wheel and all-wheel configurations.

2019 105

Which company will sell the first personal-use electric pickup? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

With light trucks—pickups and SUVs—making up almost 70 percent of the market in 2018, automakers are scrambling to build these types of vehicles with all types of powertrains, including electric models. The race is on to sell an electric car that doesn't look like an economy hatchback or a luxury sedan.

2019 55

Review: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Green Cars News

Who’d have thought that the best-selling plug-in hybrid car would be a sizeable SUV? Mitsubishi understood the market when the Outlander first appeared in 2014, combining a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and a decent battery pack, creating something that was big and green

2019 45

FCA US reaches settlements on diesel emissions at estimated cost of $800M

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FCA US will conduct an emissions recall to update emission control software in an estimated 100,000 model-year 2014-2016 Ram 1500 pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs equipped with 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engines. FCA US has reached final settlements on civil, environmental and consumer claims with US federal and state agencies as well as private class actions to resolve differences over diesel emissions requirements. The estimated total cost of settlements is $0.8

2019 81

Nissan, Infiniti, and Cadillac electrics at Detroit auto show: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

At the Detroit auto show on Monday morning, Cadillac previewed GM's new platform for electric cars, Infiniti previewed a new look for its upcoming electric lineup with a new SUV concept. Nissan reinvented the sedan with its new electric concept. And Ford previewed a new hybrid version of its mainstay Explorer. All this and more on Green Car.

2019 42

Hyundai delivers first 2019 NEXO fuel cell SUV to US customer

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Hyundai delivered its first NEXO fuel cell SUV ( earlier post ) to Tom Hochrad of Ventura, California—the first US customer to drive off in the new NEXO, the only mass-produced fuel cell SUV for the US market, featuring a range up to 380 miles.

2018 161

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

Green Car Reports

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

2018 77

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

2018 68

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: At 39 mpg, the highest-mileage SUV without a charge port

Green Car Reports

Yesterday, when we brought you our 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid first drive review, we missed one very important point. At 39 mpg, the RAV4 Hybrid is now the highest-mileage sport-utility vehicle (as the EPA lists them) without a charge port. All the more impressive is that it’s not a low, teardrop-shaped vehicle with utility compromised in the

2018 81

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

2018 50

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

2018 80

Audi details battery for 2019 e-tron electric SUV

Green Car Reports

When the Audi e-tron battery-electric SUV goes on sale next year, its 432 battery cells will drink from a 150-kw charging firehose–a rate quicker than the Jaguar I-Pace or a Tesla Model S. The high-energy battery pack, detailed by Audi in Berlin on Wednesday, has an apt, caffeinated analogy built right into its sandwich layer of lithium-ion

2018 60

2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid SUV: first drive review

Green Car Reports

But what is the aristocracy to do when its high-end luxury SUVs are banned from city streets in central London? Enter the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid SUV, the brand’s first proper plug-in hybrid. No doubt the hoi polloi are prepared for emissions-free vehicle zones, what with their bicycles and their little electric cars. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Mercedes-Benz unveils new EQC electric crossover SUV; series production in 2019

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the first member of its EQ electric vehicle line-up: the new Mercedes-Benz EQC crossover SUV. The EQC is classed as a crossover SUV. Series production of the EQC will start in 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.

2018 98

2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV deliveries start in Europe this fall

Green Car Reports

The all-electric Audi e-tron SUV will have dimensions similar to the Audi Q5 SUV and should offer enough charge from its 95-kilowatt-hour battery pack to drive roughly 300 miles. The first member of Audi's forthcoming wave of electric cars is expected to start landing in European driveways this fall, possibly neck and neck with the Jaguar I-Pace.

2018 76

All-electric 2019 Audi e-tron SUV revealed in full

Green Cars News

The all-new electric Audi e-tron SUV has been revealed ahead of it going on sale in January

2018 48

Audi e-tron premium electric SUV debuts; starting at $74,800 in US; delivery Q2 2019; reservations open

Green Car Congress

The Audi e-tron is a premium electric SUV designed for sport, family and leisure, and will enter the US market with a suggested retail price of $74,800, with initial arrival in the second quarter of 2019. The electric SUV is both dynamic and stable in changing driving conditions.

2018 101

Hyundai NEXO FCEV and Kona electric CUV win spots in 2019 WardsAuto 10 Best Engines

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Hyundai has taken two out of the ten spots in the 2019 WardsAuto 10 Best Engine competition with the all-new 2019 NEXO FCEV fuel cell vehicle and 2019 Kona Electric CUV. The 2019 Kona Electric offers 258 miles of range.

2018 134

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid first drive review: all the bits and pieces in place

Green Car Reports

The 2019 RAV4 Hybrid is Toyota’s way of flexing its corporate might. It’s as if the automaker called on each of its departments to create the new hybrid crossover SUV. The folks from design coughed up some 4Runner and Tacoma cues to give it a butch look. The Lexus team chiseled the cohesive, angular interior design. And the Prius. Reviews

2018 66

2019 Toyota Prius V to shift from wagon to SUV design, but will it have AWD?

Green Car Reports

Whether smaller crossovers or bigger SUVs, utilities have not only ended the market for traditional wagons but are eating significantly into sales of passenger sedans and hatchbacks. With gas prices remaining cheap and all vehicles getting better fuel economy these days, utility vehicles are all the rage among U.S. buyers.

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2019 Lexus UX small SUV emerges in US trim, hybrid included, at NY auto show

Green Car Reports

After a gestation period of 18 months, the 2019 Lexus UX small crossover utility vehicle is emerging in its U.S. form at this week's New York auto show. One full size smaller than the Lexus RX that launched the luxury crossover segment 20 years ago, the UX gives Toyota's luxury brand an entry in the smaller-than-mid-size crossover segment that's. New York Auto Show

2018 55

2019 Volvo XC40 small SUV to become brand's first electric car

Green Car Reports

Two years ago, the Volvo XC90 large SUV launched to widespread acclaim and awards as the Sino-Swedish brand's first all-new vehicle in six years. It was followed by the S90 sedan and V90 wagon in 2017, filling out its large luxury lineup. The 2018 Volvo XC60 mid-size crossover utility is now starting to filter into dealers, to be followed by its. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 70

2019 Seat Tarraco: all-new seven-seat SUV revealed

Green Cars News

Seat has taken the covers off its new seven-seat Tarraco – a large SUV that’s set to rival the Nissan X-Trail and Skoda Kodiaq when order books open in December

2018 41

2019 Ford Fusion Energi, Nissan electric SUV, Feb plug-in sales, silicon battery anodes: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got a longer-range Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid, a breakthrough Nissan electric SUV, some whizzy new battery tech, and our final update on last month's U.S. The 2019 Ford Fusion Energi, the company's sole plug-in hybrid model this year, gets a battery-capacity boost and. plug-in electric car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

2018 52

2019 Ford Escape to get plug-in hybrid, plus Expedition SUV hybrid, Lincoln versions too: report

Green Car Reports

GM has the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, sales of its Chevy Bolt EV 238-mile electric car have risen every month, and it plans a pair of all-electric SUVs by 2020—but Ford now offers just two vehicles that plug in. In recent years, Ford Motor Company's plans for putting more plug-in electric cars on the road have been, shall we say, murky.

2017 63

2019 Prius offered with new electric all-wheel drive system

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Toyota is offering a new electric all-wheel drive system (AWD-e) on the facelifted 2019 Prius. The front-wheel-drive (FWD) 2019 Prius will offer manufacturer-projected fuel economy estimates of 58 mpg city / 53 mpg highway / 56 mpg combined on the L Eco grade, while the LE, XLE and Limited has projected fuel ratings of 54 mpg city / 50 mpg highway / 52 mpg combined. That’s more than in some small SUVs and larger than most full-size sedans.

2018 96

Mercedes Electric Car Around 2019: Could Be SUV, Sedan, Or Both

Green Car Reports

Mercedes-Benz has already discussed an electric car, with a possible introduction date of 2019. Over the next few years, established German luxury automakers are expected to respond to Tesla's success with a series of high-end electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Both a sedan and an crossover are rumored, giving Mercedes models to parallel the Tesla. Daimler plug-in cars

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