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 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 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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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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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.

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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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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 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.

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2020 Kia Soul EV First Drive: 243 electric miles in the box

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I’m snaking the 2020 Kia Soul EV around a bend in the Korean countryside, happy to push faster after weathering Seoul’s famous morning traffic earlier, but I can’t escape two recurring thoughts. The first is that, if anything, real-time range estimates are conservative, or at the very least, nearer to the real world than ever

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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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2020 Aston Martin Rapide E: Track-ready electric car shown at Shanghai

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The 2020 Rapide E is based on the Rapide AMR, the most extreme-performance version of the gasoline-powered Rapide sedan. The ultra-exclusive Aston Martin Rapide E was revealed in production-ready form today at the Shanghai auto show. It’s seen by Aston concurrently as a path into electric cars as well as another in a long line of. Shanghai Auto Show Aston Martin Rapide E

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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SEAT unveiling MEB-based el-Born EV at Geneva; in-market in 2020

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The car is expected to hit markets by 2020. SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will unveil its el-Born electric vehicle concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show.

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

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The Audi Q4 e-tron concept gives an advance look at what will be the fifth series production electric vehicle that the manufacturer will introduce by the end of 2020. Audi unveiled the Q4 e-tron concept compact electric SUV at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Harley-Davidson 2020 LiveWire electric motorcycle available for pre-order at $29,799; 2 new electric concepts

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The 2020 LiveWire is now available for US dealer pre-order at h-d.com/LiveWire with an MSRP of $29,799. These two concepts are further statements towards that our commitment to lead in the electric mobility space that begins this fall with the production 2020 LiveWire.

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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.

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2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback to debut at New York show; 40 mpg highway

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Toyota will introduce the all-new 2020 Yaris Hatchback at the New York International Auto Show this month. The 2020 Yaris Hatchback employs extensive sound-absorbing measures, including a noise-insulating windshield, to block noise paths into the cabin. The vehicle gets its high appetite for fun and low appetite for fuel from a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 106 horsepower. Estimated highway fuel economy is 40 mpg US (5.88 L/100km). High-compression (12.0:1)

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Sunseeker and Rolls-Royce to present first production yacht with MTU hybrid power in 2020

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British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce will present the first yacht fitted with an MTU series-production hybrid propulsion system in 2020. This latest hybrid technology will feature in a brand new model launching in 2020 and will allow owners a choice of multiple operating modes from all-electric with zero emissions through to use of the twin 12-cylinder diesel engines delivering efficient class-leading performance.

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2020 Ford Escape revealed: Hybrid returns teasing nearly 40 mpg, plug-in hybrid version with 30 electric miles

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With the introduction of a new 2020 Escape, Ford is bringing back this model, which once had a very loyal following from taxi companies, public agencies. The Ford Escape was the first Ford hybrid and the first hybrid SUV to hit the market. That was 15 years ago, and Ford has been sitting out seven model years with no Escape Hybrid in the lineup.

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Road-trip mission: 2020 Porsche Taycan charging is free and very fast

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The 2020 Porsche Taycan will be the first production model built on an entirely new 800-volt architecture that helps allow much faster road-trip charging than any other electric car—with the potential to add more than 60. As Porsche is finding out with its Taycan electric car, it’s not always easy being the first—or the fastest.

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq: First look at refreshed interior, new features

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Although the Hyundai Ioniq lineup of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric models has only been for sale in the U.S. for about two years, this rival to the Toyota Prius is already due for some significant changes later this year, for what will be its third model year. Based on early details released yesterday for the European-market version. Plug-In Hybrids

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Nissan electric crossover due in 2020 closely follows IMx concept

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Despite its bold, early moves into the mass production of electric cars with the Nissan Leaf, which originally reached the market in late 2010, Nissan has taken a long, long time to release a true electric-car Second Act. With the arrival of a yet-unnamed fully electric crossover utility vehicle sometime next year—the first vehicle to be. Detroit Auto Show CES

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Oil prices could double by 2020, boosting electric car sales

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That's the conclusion of Bernstein research, an investment research company, which forecast last week that oil could hit $150 a barrel by 2020, just a couple of years from now, according to an. Despite short term peaks and valleys, and a recent agreement by OPEC to ease production restrictions, the overall trend in oil prices is on the rise.

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EPA finalizes RFS volumes for 2019 and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that establishes the required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2019, and biomass-based diesel for 2020.

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2020 Tesla Model Y reveal, more VW diesel charges, Audi reuses batteries: Today's Car News

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The 2020 Tesla Model Y officially broke cover Thursday night in LA. The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed new charges against Volkswagen, related to its diesels. And Audi has found a unique way to reuse battery packs from its upcoming e-tron SUV lineup. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla held a big reveal party to show its. Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Electric cars cheaper than gas ones by 2020, says Chinese battery supplier

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Envision Energy, a Chinese company that bought Nissan's former AESC battery business, says it will be able to make battery packs for less than $100 per kilowatt-hour in the next two years.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC specs revealed

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Mercedes-Benz released initial specs of its newest electric car, the EQC crossover SUV, Tuesday in Stockholm. The Mercedes-Benz EQC will offer about 200 miles of range when it goes on sale in the U.S. next year. That's comparable to the Jaguar I-Pace's range of 240 miles and the Tesla Model X's range of up to 289 miles. The EQC's 80-kwh

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Next Fiat 500 to arrive in 2020 only as electric car, executive confirms

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Are you ready for a new generation of the Fiat 500e electric car? At the pace of the auto industry, and its five or six year cycles, it’s overdue. And from a report released last week, it could arrive around this time next year. Last week Fiat revealed an all-electric Concept Centoventi, which envisioned a future EV that would offer a lot

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Mercedes-Benz to supply 56 electric urban buses to Wiesbaden; shifting to solid-state battery packs in 2020

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The public transport company ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH from Wiesbaden in Germany’s Hesse region has ordered 56 Mercedes?Benz Benz eCitaro electric urban buses. With this commission, the city of Wiesbaden is switching a fifth of its bus fleet to electromobility within a short period of time.

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2020 Kia Soul EV captured in spy photos

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A spy photographer has captured images of an electric version of the redesigned 2020 Soul testing in Europe. Kia has announced it will build an all-electric version of its Niro hatchback for 2019, but that apparently isn't stopping the company from planning an update for the Soul EV the following year. Although the car is covered with heavy

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FCA Melfi plant preparing for production of Jeep Renegade PHEV for 2020

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The FCA Melfi, Italy plant is beginning preparations to produce the Jeep Renegade Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) scheduled for market launch in early 2020.

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Toyota to offer 2020 Corolla Hybrid in US; new sedan joins Corolla family worldwide, including hybrid model

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Details on the 2020 Corolla Hybrid for the US will be announced during Toyota’s press conference at the LA Auto Show in less than two weeks. 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan, US market. For the first time in the United States, Toyota will offer the Corolla in hybrid form.

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Volkswagen Group readying autonomous parking for series vehicles in 2020

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The Volkswagen Group is readying autonomous parking functionality for deployment in series production vehicles in 2020. Group brands Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche are currently testing autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport.

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2020 Trump budget would pull plug on electric vehicle tax credit

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In his budget aimed at cutting $126 billion or 5 percent from non-defense federal spending, President Trump proposes to eliminate the plug-in vehicle tax credit that gives electric-car buyers up to $7,500 back on their federal taxes. Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow says he expects ending the tax credit to save the government $2.5 billion over. tax credit plug-in cars

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid, Byton M-Byte, Lightning Strike: Today's Car News

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The Ford Escape Hybrid will make a comeback for 2020—with a plug-in hybrid, too. Chinese Tesla rival Byton reveals the M-byte testing in winter. The Lightning Strike electric motorcycle is out. And our latest Twitter poll asks what kind of electric-car racing matters most. All this and more on Green Car Reports. When the updated Ford Escape. Today in Car News electric motorcycles Byton M-Byte

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC, Borgward electric cars, and cleaner electric vehicles: Today's Car News

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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC makes its public debut. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC made its public debut at the 2018 Paris Chinese automaker Borgward wants to sell electric cars in the United States. Electric cars have gotten even cleaner in 2018. And the results are in from one of our latest Twitter polls. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

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BMW introducing new X5 plug-in hybrid in Europe in 2019, US in 2020

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BMW will introduce a new X5 plug-in hybrid, the BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance, in Europe in 2019, to be followed by a US model in 2020. US specific vehicle information will be finalized closer to market launch in 2020 as a 2021 model year offering.).

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Montréal installing 50 more on-street charging points for EVs; targeting 1,000 by 2020

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The city said it plans to have 1,000 stations installed across all boroughs by 2020. The city of Montréal is installing 50 more on-street charging points for electric vehicles. In August, the city installed 50 in the downtown area. The 100 terminals will now cover 7 city districts.

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Rolls-Royce introducing completely integrated MTU marine hybrid propulsion systems as of 2020

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As of 2020, Rolls-Royce will launch a range of completely integrated MTU hybrid ship propulsion systems onto the market.

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Karma gets farther from FIsker with 2020 Revero GT, electric car concept

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Chinese-owned, California-based Karma Automotive made clear several years ago that its aspirations go well beyond merely resurrecting production of the car originally known as the Fisker Karma. That car, now called the Karma Revero, is produced in very low volumes in Moreno Valley, California, is the automaker’s only product at present. China Plug-In Hybrids Shanghai Auto Show Karma Revero Karma Automotive

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE plug-in hybrid to have 60 miles of electric range?

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Mercedes's new line of more capable plug-in hybrids will start with the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE plug-in hybrid that the company says has more electric driving range than previous efforts. It will arrive late next year and will be based on a redesigned version of the mid-size GLE SUV arriving with gas power next spring. The company didn't release. Plug-In Hybrids

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Air Liquide, Idex, STEP, Toyota create HysetCo to promote development of hydrogen mobility in Paris region; 600 Hype H2 taxis by the end of 2020

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HysetCo will make it easier to roll out hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and their recharging infrastructure within the Île-de-France region in order to reach the objective of 600 taxis by the end of 2020. Toyota will deliver an additional 500 Mirais by the end of 2020, which will complete the existing fleet of 100 Hype vehicles.

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Volvo Trucks to demonstrate Volvo VNR electric trucks in California in 2019; commercialize in NA in 2020

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Sales of the VNR Electric in North America will begin in 2020. Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric Volvo VNR regional-haul demonstrators in California next year, operating in distribution, regional-haul and drayage operations.

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