The most important electric cars for 2020

Green Car Reports

Electric-car debuts continue apace for 2020, and not one on our list feels like a rush job from any of their respective automakers. That’s because mainstream electric cars have become deliberate automobiles themselves.

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2020 Porsche Taycan preview: Fast, electric, expensive

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The 2020 Porsche Taycan is the German maker’s sixth model line, its first-ever electric car, and remarkably expensive, starting at $152,250 for the Turbo and $186,350 for the Turbo S.

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2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV: How GM’s only electric car stacks up after 3 years

Green Car Reports

I was riding shotgun in the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car when a sign loomed up on the left side of the road: “Dismal Nitch.” Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the captions write themselves.

2019 112

2020 Chevrolet Silverado diesel tops pickup truck mpg race

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General Motors announced new EPA fuel economy ratings Thursday for its 2020 Chevrolet Silverado light-duty pickup powered by its new 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel. Fuel economy matters in pickups.

Confirmed: 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid arriving for US in early 2020, will top 40 MPG city

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The automaker has announced that this higher-mileage 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be U.S.-produced Honda is at last revealing the first electrified SUV for its U.S. lineup, and it’s a hybrid version of the brand’s best-selling model in the U.S., the CR-V.

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Volkswagen unveils 2020 Passat at NAIAS

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unveiled the new 2020 Passat at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today. While the 2020 Passat retains the underpinnings of the previous model, it has been completely restyled. Infotainment technology gets a boost in the 2020 Passat.

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2020 Ford Escape Hybrid preview: gas-electric now, plug-ins later

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By spring 2020, the Ford Escape Hybrid will once again be the most important battery vehicle in the automaker's lineup.

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2020 Hyundai Kona Electric comes better-equipped for cold snaps

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If the Hyundai Kona Electric had been more widely available in its first year, we might have called it the year’s game-changer.

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2020 Porsche Taycan 4S: Lower-priced version might offer longest range

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Porsche Monday announced that soon after the introduction of the 2020 Porsche Taycan, a Taycan 4S model will slot below the Taycan Turbo

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Audi A6 allroad returns to the US in 2020 with 48V mild hybrid system

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The Audi A6 allroad is making its US return in 2020 with a specially tuned adaptive air suspension and quattro with ultra technology.

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First drive review: 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo is the next step for EVs beyond Tesla

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Before the 2020 Porsche Taycan turned its first all-electric mile not only had we all accepted that the legendary sports-car maker could build and sell an all-electric sedan—the only sedan they’ve ever made—but also that it was inevitable.

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2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV gets 259 miles of range, nudges past Kona Electric

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For 2020, Chevrolet boosted the range of the Bolt EV to 259 miles—from 238 miles in 2019 and earlier models. According to the company, small tweaks in the chemistry of its battery cells accommodated the new range, though it says the capacity remains the same at 60 kilowatt-hours.

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Sun sets on Chevy Malibu Hybrid sedan for 2020, model discontinued

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GM spokesman Kevin Kelly confirmed to Green Car Reports on Monday that the hybrid sedan won't appear for the 2020 model year.

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2020 Ford Escape to offer hybrid and PHEV variants

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Ford has revealed the 2020 Escape; the small SUV will make its first public appearance at the New York International Auto Show.

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Review: The 2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid makes perfect sense—for now

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My co-driver is lost in text messages as we buzz the Kentucky hills outside Louisville in the 2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid.

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2020 Toyota Prius: Up to 56 MPG, now with CarPlay and Alexa for all grades

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In addition to these connected features, the 2020 Prius gets a new standard 7.0-inch touchscreen on its L Eco, LE and XLE trims, and Toyota's advanced driver

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2020 Porsche Taycan electric car: Seven things we didn't expect

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The 2020 Porsche Taycan is the German sports-car maker’s first all-electric car. It’s also the most serious competitor yet to the Tesla Model S, the groundbreaking luxury electric car that’s in its seventh year on sale. A good deal of information about the Taycan electric sedan has already been released or leaked. Much of its. Porsche Mission E

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2020 Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid arrives in Europe

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Audi released the 2020 Q5 55 TFSI e quattro—the first of its new range of plug-in hybrids—in Europe on Tuesday, with some impressive specs.

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2020 Volvo XC60 T8, 2020 V60 T8 plug-in hybrids get Polestar Engineered performance

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That's the approach Volvo is taking with its new 2020 XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered plug-in hybrid, and the latest addition to its plug-in hybrid and Polestar Engineered fleet, the 2020 V60 T8 Polestar Engineered. Lots of EV drivers know electric cars are fun to drive; why shouldn't plug-in hybrids be too?

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EPA proposes renewable fuel volume obligations for 2020

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EPA is proposing an advanced biofuel volume requirement for 2020 of 5.04 billion ethanol-equivalent gallons for 2020 is based on EPA’s production projection—0.12 The 2020 RVOs are a drop in the bucket compared to the demand lost due to a flood of refinery exemptions.

2019 96

2020 Honda Jazz goes hybrid

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The next-gen Honda Jazz has been previewed in the form of a teaser pic ahead of its reveal at the Toyko Motor Show next week

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Ford introduces hybrid version of new 2020 Explorer

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Last week, Ford unveiled the new 2020 Explorer, featuring lighter, leaner and stronger construction with its broadest model lineup to date, equipped with more powerful and efficient EcoBoost engines.

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2020 Toyota Prius, 800V is coming, CATL in the US: Today’s Car News

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The 2020 Prius gets a few more features. A major supplier indicates that 800-volt tech is coming to another major automaker’s platform in 2022. And CATL is looking at a plant in the U.S. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Ad for 2020 Porsche Taycan: Building the grand vision, seeking renewable power?

Green Car Reports

The 2020 Porsche Taycan will be the first widely available electric car designed around 800 volts—and in Porsche's newest advertisement, the company wants to make sure the power supply is ready.

2019 101

Toyota extends battery warranty for Model Year 2020 hybrid, plug-in, and fuel cell electric vehicles

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This extension is valid for all new model year 2020 Toyota hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles. The new 2020 Toyota hybrid battery warranty is the longest offered warranty in the industry that covers first ownership and all subsequent owners.revp. Toyota’s 2020 lineup includes seven hybrid models and one fuel cell model: Fourth-generation Prius with available AWD-e features a combined EPA-estimated 50 MPG.

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Embraer expecting first flight of all-electric prototype aircraft in 2020

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The first flight of the prototype is scheduled for 2020. On the eve of its 50 th anniversary earlier this month, Embraer unveiled images of a demonstrator aircraft with 100% electric propulsion technology, which is currently under development in collaboration with WEG.

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2020 Mini Cooper SE urban electric car revives Mini E formula

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The fully electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE will bring back everything early Mini pioneers loved about the company's first electric effort, the 2009 Mini E, in a more conventional, practical package.

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Meritor has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs through 2020

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has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs that the company expects to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020. Meritor, Inc.

2019 106

New 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 4x2 pickup EPA-rated at 32 mpg highway in US; new 3.0L EcoDiesel

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Ram Truck announced EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2020 Ram 1500 powered by the new 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel also leads all trucks in fuel range. In the 2020 Ram 1500, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6’s 480 lb.-ft.

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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid arrives, promises 34 mpg combined

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Facing its first three-row hybrid rival, the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid that bowed Thursday at the 2019 New York auto show boasting one big number: 34 mpg combined, according to the automaker’s estimates. That’s 10 mpg higher than early estimates for the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid.

Toyota premieres Toyota-brand battery electric vehicles ahead of 2020 China launch

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Sales on the new models are slated to start from 2020. Toyota has plans to use the new mobility concept for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

2019 135

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e plug-in hybrid: More electric range, and quicker

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The 2020 version of this model will get refreshed styling, the luxury automaker’s latest cabin interface, and its new, third-generation plug-in hybrid hardware. Sometimes one model year makes quite the difference; and such is the case for the Mercedes-Benz GLC350e plug-in hybrid.

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2020 Kia Optima Hybrid includes more active-safety features

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The 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid joins non-hybrid Optima models in making several important safety features standard. For 2020, the Optima Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid again come only in the EX trim level. In 2019, automatic emergency braking and automatic lane control were optional on the Optima Hybrid EX and were not available on the Plug-in Hybrid. Plug-In Hybrids

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2020 Kia Soul EV rated for 243 miles, improved efficiency

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The 2020 Kia Soul EV, which is expected to reach dealerships this spring, will go 243 miles on a charge—four more miles than the Kia Niro EV—according to the EPA, in ratings that were released earlier this week. In just one model year, Kia has more than doubled the rated driving range for the Soul EV.

2019 87

2020 Karma Revero GT breaks cover–with smaller mustache

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The 2020 Karma Revero GT will trim back its signature handlebar mustache for a bushier walrus variety. And when it goes on sale late this summer, buyers will be able to order it at a new $100 million custom design center adjacent to the Karma factory in Moreno Valley, California.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata will emit less with new valve-duration tech

Green Car Reports

The company asserted the new valve tech, headed into versions of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, will produce significant improvements in emissions, fuel efficiency, and performance.

2019 93

Toyota introduces new 2020 Highlander and hybrid at New York International Auto Show; TNGA-K platform

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Toyota introduced the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander SUV at the New York International Auto Show. Arriving in Toyota dealerships in winter, the Highlander gasoline model will arrive in December 2019 and the Highlander Hybrid will make its way to customers in February 2020.

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Next-generation Fiat 500e electric car arrives for Europe in 2020

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced plans to build up to 80,000 copies of a new electric Fiat 500 at the company's Mirafiori, Italy, factory starting in 2020. The company's chief operating officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Pietro Gorlier, told Reuters earlier this month that the new 500 will be a dedicated electric car. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

2019 87

Slow-selling Chevrolet Equinox diesel won't return for 2020

Green Car Reports

Chevrolet spokesman Kevin Kelly confirmed to Green Car Reports that the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox will not be available with a 1.6-liter turbodiesel. "We We did discontinue the diesel engine option in the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox due to low demand," he said in a After two years, Chevy's experiment with a diesel-powered compact crossover is done.

2019 54

2020 Mazda 2: price and specs revealed

Green Cars News

The 2020 Mazda 2 will be priced from £15,795 when it arrives in November

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2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring plug-in hybrid is a placeholder, not a game-changer

Green Car Reports

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring plug-in hybrid has caught. Sometimes, in the long development cycle of new, greener vehicles, automakers hit an awkward stopping point. Pencils down—it’s time to turn in your work.

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Volkswagen previewing mobile quick charging station; trials in 2019, production in 2020

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The start of production is planned for 2020. As of 2020, the charging station will also be implemented in other cities and communities. Volkswagen is previewing the company’s future mobile quick charging station.

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Gen 3 Ecodiesel in 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel delivers 480 lb-ft, leading fuel economy

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The 2020 Ram 1500 will become the most powerful half-ton diesel pickup in the US, with 480 lb-ft (651 N·m) of torque, and the most capable light-duty diesel, with towing capability up to 12,560 pounds. The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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