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

Green Car Reports

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 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.

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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Hyundai’s Hydrogen Mobility Solution wins 2020 Truck Innovation Award

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Hyundai Motor’s Hydrogen Mobility Solution has won the second International Truck of the Year (IToY) Truck Innovation Award. Hyundai Motor Company and H 2 Energy set up its joint venture (JV), Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, in April 2019. Earlier post.)

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado diesel tops pickup truck mpg race

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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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.

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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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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 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 Mercedes-Benz EQC challenges I-Pace, E-Tron at $68,895

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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC battery-electric crossover is finally coming to our shores, the automaker announced Wednesday. It will start at $68,895 (including a $995 destination fee) when it arrives here early in 2020.

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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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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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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Top MPG for a big family gets a price under $40k

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And now with the upcoming 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid it’s essentially doing that. Today Toyota revealed pricing for the 2020 model, and

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

Green Car Reports

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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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 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring plug-in hybrid range and mpg ratings released

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The most luxurious, top-performing version in the 2020 Lincoln Aviator lineup is also the one with charge port and the lowest emissions. The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring AWD is rated for 21 miles of all-electric.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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 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.

Fisker Ocean EV to make global public debut at CES 2020; Electrify America charging station network partner

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The Fisker Ocean all-electric luxury SUV ( earlier post ) will make its public debut at Consumer Electronics Show 2020 in Las Vegas. Additional details on charging packages will be released later in 2020.

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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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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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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.

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Volkswagen first to use LNG for overseas car freighters from January 2020; MAN dual-fuel engines

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The SIEM CONFUCIUS will be integrated into this service from January 2020 after its transfer from Asia to Europe. The second ship will start operations in spring 2020 in the same area.

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Audi unveils e-tron Sportback electric SUV Coupé; market intro spring 2020

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Market introduction in Europe is scheduled for the spring of 2020. On request, tires of up to 22 inches will also be available from the middle of 2020—one size larger than on the e-tron. Audi unveiled the second model in its e-tron product line.

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2020 Honda Insight doesn't budge versus Ioniq, Corolla Hybrid

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As choices among hybrid small sedans have expanded, Honda is standing pat with the 2020 Insight. The Insight was introduced in 2019 as a separate model based on the Civic sedan, but with unique sheetmetal, a nicer interior, and the Accord Hybrid's two-motor hybrid drive system. It gets no significant updates for its second model year, beyond

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.

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2020 Kia Soul EV rated for 243 miles, improved efficiency

Green Car Reports

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.

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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 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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