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

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The second model follows the established protocol of being smaller and likely more affordable than the. 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. Geneva Auto Show

Tata Nexon EV gives India an affordable domestic-brand electric car

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With global automakers turning their hungry eyes to the Indian market, domestic manufacturer Tata is hoping to establish itself as a serious competitor in the EV segment with its new Nexon. The Nexon is the first Tata to employ the company's modernized EV powertrain tech, dubbed Ziptron.

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Musk axes affordable Tesla Model S, X 75D

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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

California cap-and-trade spending doubles to $1.4 billion in 2018; xEV rebates, affordable housing, wildfire prevention, public transit

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Installation of a rooftop solar photovoltaic system at The Allison, an affordable housing property in San Diego, one of the more than 70,000 projects installing energy efficiency measures across the state.

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric: first drive of affordable 258-mile crossover

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Our first test-drive time with the Hyundai Kona Electric included plenty of what’s very familiar to Los Angelenos: plodding along to the next stoplight on wide boulevards, waiting another few minutes, and repeating—with occasional squirts into traffic gaps and quick merges into the carpool lane. It’s a use case that many of the

Lightning Strikes twice with second, affordable electric motorcycle

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Great as the bike may be, the best thing about the new Lightning Strike electric motorcycle may be its name. Perhaps in an effort to beat the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric bike to market, Lightning introduced its new, more mainstream Strike last week. Unlike the LiveWire or the new Zero SR/F, the Lightning Strike is a sportbike, with riders. electric motorcycles

Analysis: Higher fuel costs under lax Trump mpg rules outweigh affordability gains

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The Trump administration's proposed fuel economy regulation rollbacks could cost U.S. consumers as much as $300 billion, a new analysis suggests, calling into question EPA chief Andrew Wheeler's claims that the new proposals would save buyers money, prompting them to purchase newer, safer cars.

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MIT team proposes ARC fusion reactor: affordable, robust, compact

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Advances in magnet technology have enabled researchers at MIT to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor that might be realized in as little as a decade: the ARC (affordable, robust, compact) reactor.

2019 Kia Soul EV drops most affordable trim

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The effective price of a Kia Soul EV has gone up dramatically for 2019, in what is likely to be the model's last year of production. The company dropped the bottom Soul EVe trim from the lineup. The EVe listed for $1,700 less than the version officially called "base," according to our partners at CarsDirect.com The Soul EVe was only sold in

Tesla and Mercedes batteries, less-affordable electrics, Twitter poll results: Today's Car News

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Volkswagen's chairman says small electric cars won't be as affordable for low-income consumers as internal combustion models. A new report says Tesla is looking for new battery partners in China. Mercedes-Benz investing in battery production in Poland. And our readers weigh in on whether they'd buy an electric Cadillac. All this and more on Green. Mercedes-Benz lithium-ion batteries

2019 74

Scientists find affordable way to recapture CO2 and burn it

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Scientists at Harvard have developed a new method of scrubbing carbon from the atmosphere, and turning it into hydrocarbon fuels that could be burned in airplanes or even cars. The process has been demonstrated at a small scale and combines common technologies from the pulp and petroleum industries to capture carbon and hydrogenate it back into. global warming carbon dioxide

Affordable Audi electric, Ford police hybrids, Tesla refunds: Today's Car News

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Audi will build an upscale car on VW's affordable electric-car platform. Ford is taking orders from police departments for its more efficient hybrid police cruisers. Tesla will refund the full amount if it doesn't deliver cars in time for the full federal tax credit. And how do our readers see the future of the Chevy Volt's plug-in hybrid tech

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California providing incentives up to $12K to help low-income families afford the cleanest cars

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Renault introducing new affordable urban EV in China first in 2019, new electrification options on three popular models in 2020

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Renault will introduce a new, affordable urban electric vehicle in 2019, coming first to China, and new hybrid and plug-in hybrid options on three of its popular vehicles in 2020.

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Is 2013 the year of the affordable electric car? The Green Piece

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Could 2013 be the year when electric cars become much more affordable? Electric cars The Green Piece affordable electric car priceTuesday, 29 January, 2013. The Green Piece Column.

Electric pickups, Byton tech, battery business, EV affordability: The Week in Reverse

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Which company is looking for new battery suppliers outside the U.S.? What upcoming electric car is not designed to drive but to ride in? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending January 25, 2019. This week included much news about automakers working to broaden the market for. Pickups EPA global warming lithium-ion batteries

2019 74

Flow Batteries Could Back An Affordable Tesla Powerwall Rival

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As renewable-energy use becomes more widespread, energy storage could become a major business. Using stationary battery packs to store energy increases the effectiveness of wind and solar. Tesla Motors hopes to exploit this potential market with packs that use the same lithium-ion cells as its electric cars. DON'T MISS: Are Vanadium Flow Batteries. Batteries research plug-in cars energy storage

ACEA study finds cost still strong deterrent for EV uptake across Europe; calls for “realistic” targets recognizing affordability

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A new study by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) finds that the affordability of electric cars remains a strong deterrent for customers across the EU, along with lack of infrastructure and lack of investment in infrastructure.

2018 85

New California program to make clean cars affordable for lower-income residents

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The California Air Resources Board announced a new statewide grant and loan program to help lower-income consumers across California get into the cleanest new and used cars on the market. The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program, run by the Oakland-based nonprofit Beneficial State Foundation, was launched with a $5-million CARB grant.

2018 76

GM goal: profitable, affordable electric cars built in big numbers

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Automotive innovation rolls out over many years, usually decades, and usually only a few companies lead. Others hang back, waiting to see if buyers will accept new features, new powertrains, and new types of vehicles. More than six years after modern electric cars hit the market in volume, many automakers are only now deciding on their strategies. General Motors GM Mark Reuss plug-in cars Profit Mary Barra

IEA: time to tap into hydrogen’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future

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In a major new report on hydrogen, the International Energy Agency says that the time is right to tap into hydrogen’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future.

2019 88

GKN has produced more than 300,000 eAxles; affordable eAWD

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Automakers typically use GKN eAxles on the rear axle of front wheel drive platforms to offer an efficient, dynamic and affordable hybrid eAWD model. GKN Driveline has produced more than 300,000 units of its eAxle range at its eDrive centers of excellence in Italy and Japan. GKN introduced the eAxle technology in 2002, acquiring systems integration and production experience to transfer the technology from niche vehicles to high-volume mass-market applications.

PNNL leads team to accelerate development of affordable carbon fiber composites

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, along with experts from industry and academia, have developed predictive engineering tools for designing new, economical, and lightweight automotive composites.

Volkswagen Teases Affordable Compact Crossover SUV Concept For Geneva

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Volkswagen has released some limited shots of a concept-vehicle debut for the upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The concept is almost certainly a refined version of the Golf-sized crossover utility vehicle, that was first previewed by the T-Roc Concept from the 2014 Geneva show. The small crossover would be built on the same MQB underpinnings used. Geneva Motor Show

Top five cars could you afford if you gave up smoking

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Smoking is a dying habit, or so we’re told

2019 66

Which maker will sell the first affordable AWD electric SUV? Take our Twitter poll

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Utility vehicles are hot. There's no denying it. The best-selling passenger cars in the U.S. have been mid-size sedans like the Toyota Camry for a couple of decades, but now they're likely to be eclipsed by compact crossover utility models like the Toyota RAV4. Of course, the Ford F-Series line of full-size pickup trucks—with a profuse array. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Polls

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Munich university develops ‘affordable electric car’

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Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed what they hope could become an affordable electric car. Electric cars affordable electric car Munich Mute Technical UniversityCalled Mute, presumably due to the quiet nature of the vehicle as a battery-powered model, the prototype is just 3.5 metres long and weighs just 400kg. Its lightweight nature is the reason its developers think it [.].

Tesla announces more affordable 220-mile range Model X 60D

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Tesla has announced the new Model X 60D - a more affordable, lower-range, entry-level version of its hotly-anticipated electric SUV. The Model X 60D. Tesla Model X Electric vehicles

Lotus Mobile: A Portable, Affordable Solar Charging Solution?

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Given millions of years of adaptation to conditions, it's no surprise that nature is pretty good at doing what it does. Each leaf on a tree, and indeed the shape of a tree's canopy, is the work of refinements over millenia to capture the most sunlight possible to ensure the tree's growth. Why not take some of those lessons and apply them to our

Who will sell the first affordable AWD electric SUV? Poll results

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Of our eight Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award winners since 2011, five have been compact five-door hatchbacks. It's a good, sensible format, by far the most popular segment in Europe and stronger even in Canada than in the U.S. Sadly, U.S. car buyers are not only ignoring small hatchbacks but passenger sedans as well—and moving. GM Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan Polls

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IMI calls on UK Government to invest £30M in hybrid and electric vehicle training; affordability issue

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In the UK, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is calling on the UK Government to make a £30-million (US$37-million) investment in specialist electric and hybrid vehicle training for thousands of maintenance and repair technicians in the independent retail sector. IMI asserts that the investment is crucial to support the public switch to ultra low emission vehicles (ULEV).

2016 76

New catalyst could lead to affordable fuel cell cars

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Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the development of affordable fuel cells. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars affordable catalyst cheaper cleaner fuel cell hydrogenOne of the biggest hurdles for the use of hydrogen fuel cells in cars is the cost of the platinum used as a catalyst within the fuel cell. Increase in the demand for platinum-based catalysts could drive up the cost of platinum [.].

Argonne study shows high-energy X-rays give industry affordable way to optimize cast iron

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, in partnership with Caterpillar, have used high-energy synchrotron X-ray tomography to perform quantitative 3D-characterization of the distribution of graphite particles in high-strength compacted graphite iron (CGI).

2015 85

Advanced ADEPT 48V affordable mild hybrid on path to meet future ultra-low vehicle emissions

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2016 78

Maverick Synfuels introduces affordable small-scale methane gas-to-liquid modular methanol plants

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Maverick Synfuels ( earlier post ) introduced a small-scale, modular methane-to-methanol production plant that can be co-located at the methane source.

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Tesla Model 3 Affordable Electric Car May Be Built In China Too, Eventually: Musk

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Tesla Motors may build its upcoming Model 3 sedan in China to meet local demand, CEO Elon Musk says. The company currently imports all cars sold in China from the U.S., but as it seeks to grow sales volumes, local factories for key markets could prove more attractive. For the time being, though Tesla will continue to build cars in Fremont. China Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Eaton to develop affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles; liquid piston technology

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Eaton Corporation will develop an affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles, utilizing existing natural gas sources in the home and innovative compressor technology. The effort is funded in part by a $3.4-million grant from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) MOVE project. Earlier post.). The refueling system will use liquid to act as a piston to compress natural gas. earlier post.)

Fisker: Affordable “Project Nina” Plug-in Hybrids Due By 2013

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Its first mass-produced car may have won the acrimonious title of being the plug-in car with the worst fuel efficiency to date, but Californian automaker Fisker is trying to remain upbeat about its planned range of plug-in hybrid cars. So much so, the Californian automaker is keen to let everyone know that it will start production of its range of

Renault Zoe becomes most affordable EV yet

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As expected the Renault Zoe made its production-ready debut but with a surprise twist-it will cost from just £13,650 after a £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant is deducted-making it the most affordable and practical electric car we’ve seen yet. Designed from the ground-up as an electric car, Renault filed more than 60 patents during its development, [.]. Renault electric car Geneva Motor Show Renault Zoe

Tesla to begin test building affordable Model 3

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Tesla will briefly pause production at its California-based factory this month to start pilot production of the eagerly-awaited Model 3, it has been r

Renault-Nissan jointly developing new vehicle program for growth markets; CMF-A for affordability

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The program, internally named CMF-A, covers the most affordable category of cars in the Common Module Family (CMF, earlier post ), Renault-Nissan’s modular system of vehicle architecture. CEO and Chairman Carlos Ghosn confirmed that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is developing all-new vehicles to meet the specific demands of new car buyers in the world’s fastest growing economies. The announcement marks the first all-new program developed from the ground up by Renault SAS and Nissan Motor Co.,

Car Dealers Fight Higher MPG Rules, Again, Over Affordability

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You'd think that if President Obama, two government agencies, and 13 of the world's largest carmakers supported a set of new regulations to improve gas mileage, they might be popular with auto dealers too. Not so. At a Tuesday public hearing on the proposed joint NHTSA-EPA standards for fuel economy in 2017-2025 vehicles, the National Auto Dealers

Russia’s first affordable hybrid sold off for €1

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The Onexim group, owned by billionaire businessman Michael Prokhorov, has sold the rights to its Yo-mobil hybrid supermini vehicle, according to RT.com, for the price of just €1.