2020 Kia Optima Hybrid, shorter-range Audi E-tron, Tesla Megapack: Today's Car News

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Audi plans a more affordable, shorter-range E-tron in Europe. The Kia Optima Hybrid merges back in for 2020 with minor changes. Audi's new version of the electric E-tron. Tesla is introducing a larger stationary battery pack for businesses. And a California startup company wants to turn CO2 into gasoline. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Audi E-tron delays, EVgo Autocharge, Hyundai-Kia EV app: Today's Car News

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Hyundai and Kia release an app to customize settings and performance for plug-in cars. Audi faces more battery delays for its long-awaited E-tron electric SUV. Rivian reveals the company plans six new models. EVgo turns on the first non-Tesla fast chargers with one-step Plug'n Charge. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Rivian won't stop at a. Car Sharing Today in Car News Rivian

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Kia Soul and Niro electrics, Mitsubishi Evo comeback, Audi e-tron GT: Today's Car News

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At the LA Auto Show, Kia revealed two upcoming electric cars, the 2019 Niro EV and 2020 Soul EV. Audi introduced its second all-electric model, the e-tron GT. Mitsubishi recycled its rally-star Evo name for a new performance electric crossover concept. And our Twitter followers told us what they're thankful for in our latest Twitter poll. All this. Tesla Autopilot

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Model 3 California coup, Audi’s EV team, Toyota RAV4 Prime price: Today’s Car News

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Audi starts an EV-focused team that sounds a lot like Ford’s Team Edison. And could the Kia Stinger go all-electric? The Tesla Model 3 is outselling some longtime chart-topping nameplates in California. The RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid has a price tag.

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Back to school: Top five seven seaters for the school run

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Ford Nissan Citroen Audi Kia Q7 Sorento S-MAX X-Trail Top 5You may be sad and/or relieved that the summer holidays are soon to be over depending on whether you’re a teacher or a parent. If you fall into the p.

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Top five SUVs for the summer holidays

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Jaguar Volvo Audi Land Rover Kia Home Slider Top 5With the sun shining (in theory) and the kids soon to be stumbling around the house for six weeks uttering the words every parent loathes to hear (“I’.

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How important is it that your next electric car be made in the U.S.? Take our Twitter poll

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Hyundai and Kia, plan to import new electric models, the HyundaI Kona Electric, and the Kia Niro EV and Soul EV, from Korea. Thus far, the vast majority of the electric cars sold in the U.S. have been made here. Now that the market is expanding, with new competitors arriving from both Europe and Asia this year, that may no longer be true. Batteries Polls

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Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for March 2019

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As more and more long-range electric cars such as the Audi e-tron quattro, the long-range Nissan Leaf Plus, and the Kia Niro and Soul EVs make their way onto the market, some are starting to offer great deals. Every month, our partners at CarsDirect.com sift through all the deals offered that month to find those that represent the best long-term. plug-in cars deals

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Best Car To Buy winners, Car of the Decade, plug-in Jeeps: Today’s Car News

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The Audi E-Tron is our Best Car To Buy 2020. Read why the E-Tron won, and read more about the other two finalists, the Porsche Taycan and Kia Niro EV. Cue that extra New Year’s confetti: We name our annual Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2020. This and more, today at GCR.

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Plug-in hybrids, Tesla surge, Rivian funding, Best Car To Buy: The Week in Reverse

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Read up on our Best Car To Buy finalists, the Audi E-Tron, Kia Niro EV. Which plug-in hybrid offers the longest electric-only range? What’s our pick for the most influential new passenger vehicle of the past decade?

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Which electric SUV would you buy? Take our Twitter poll

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Mainstream automakers, from Audi, BMW and Jaguar to Hyundai and Kia have announced new electric SUVs that are either already on the market or will be in the next few months. The Tesla Model Y will be the first model from the company to launch into a sea of electric competitors. The Model Y is not expected to go on sale until late next. Polls

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Top five things you need to know about hybrids

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With reviews of the Hyundai Ioniq, Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, Kia Niro and ToIt’s safe to say we’ve gone hybrid mad at ContractHireAndLeasing in 2017.

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Top safety marks for small cars

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The Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20, Kia Soul and Peugeot 2008 earned top marks in the study conducted by Euro NCAP and backed by European governments and motoring and consumer organisations. The Honda Jazz and Hyundai i20 performed particularly well in this category while the Kia Soul was highlighted for its performance in the programme’s whiplash testing. The fifth car that earned top safety marks was the Audi Q5, a compact crossover that is nearly the size of an SUV.

Gas Mileage For Every 2013 SUV

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Audi Q5 Hybrid. Kia Sportage. Kia Sorento. Audi Q7. Audi Q5. Audi Q7. The last time I checked, gas prices in the United States had increased every day for 33 consecutive days. The average cost for a gallon of gas at the time of this post was $3.74.

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Paice files complaint against VW Group with ITC alleging hybrid patent infringement

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The complaint alleges patent infringement by VW, Audi and Porsche and asks the ITC to issue an exclusion order that would prohibit the companies from importing certain hybrid vehicles, including the VW Jetta Hybrid, Audi A3 e-tron Hybrid, Audi Q5 Hybrid, Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, and Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid. and Kia Motors Corp, ending its legal action against those companies.

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JATO: electrified vehicles 13% of new car reg in Europe in January 2020; electrified vehicles only growth-driver

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Among the latest launches, the Volkswagen T-Cross registered 12,880 units; the Skoda Kamiq 6,079 units; Ford Puma 6,036 units; Skoda Scala 5,646; Mazda CX-30 5,561; Kia Xceed 3,231; Audi Q3 Sportback 3,080; DS 3 Crossback 2,382; Lexus UX 1,894; Tesla Model 3 1,457; Toyota Camry 1,182.

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97 SUVs For 2012

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Kia Sorento. Kia Sportage. Audi Q5. Audi Q7. Most visitors to HybridSUV.com are here for one of two reasons. Either they want to learn more about hybrid-electric SUVs, or they are looking for a sport utility vehicle that gets decent gas mileage.

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Top 10 green cars at Frankfurt

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Lexus LF-Ch – Considered a rival to the BMW 120d and the Audi A3 2.0 Kia Venga – With Honda, Nissan and Mitsubishi absent from the show, eyes turned from Japan to Korea and in particular to the Venga – a tall super-mini MPV which will be available with start/stop technology and meets Euro 5 emission standards (see article ). Tags: BMW Ford Green cars Kia Latest news Lexus Renault Vauxhall Volkswagen general motors

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Super Bowl stats: 3 commercials for alternative powertrain vehicles

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The count for other OE brands was: Audi: 1. Kia: 1. Advertisers ran 63 commercials during Super Bowl XLV, 19 of those from automakers (30%). Of those, 3 (4.8% of total) featured vehicles with alternative powertrains: one for the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid; one for BMW advanced diesel; and one for the Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle. Five commercials featured compact cars: three for the Chevrolet Cruze, and two for the Hyundai Elantra.

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Consumer Reports testing finds many small turbo engines underperforming; fuel economy, acceleration no better than in larger conventional powertrains

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The Hyundai Sonata Turbo, Kia Sportage Turbo, and Ford Escape 2.0T The 2.0-liter turbo four cylinder engine we've tested in Audis and Volkswagens usually return impressive mileage, though we haven't tested any identical model powered by two different engines for such a direct comparison.

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Tesla Model 3 Europe’s best-selling pure EV in February in its first full month on the market

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The Tesla Model 3 also achieved another record in February, as it became the top-selling premium midsize sedan in Europe—outperforming the popular Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series.

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LG Chem to supply EV batteries to Daimler for new smart EV

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In addition to Daimler, top automakers Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai, Renault, Audi, Chevrolet, Kia, and GM use LG Chem batteries for EV applications. Daimler AG has selected LG Chem as the supplier of lithium-ion batteries for the smart EV that will be newly launched in 2016. Under the contract, LG Chem will provide battery cells to smart EV; Daimler will assemble the cells into the vehicle packs.

2015 85

Transportation sector stakeholders launch Veloz in California to accelerate adoption of EVs

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Veloz members include: Automakers, including GM, BMW Group, Honda, Nissan, Kia, Subaru, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford. Newly announced members: Audi, Flo, SemaConnect, ChargePoint and Webasto. In California, public and private stakeholders in the transportation sector launched a new organization— Veloz —to accelerate the adoption of EVs.

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European car market volume dropped 23.4% in September due to WLTP issues; electrics and SUVs bucked that trend

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Other market share winners included Hyundai-Kia and BMW Group, whose BMW brand was the best-selling premium brand, following a lower monthly decline at 7.4% than its rivals Mercedes, which was down by 13.7%, and Audi, which was down by 60.4%.

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Consumer Reports: Tesla and other domestic brands take big steps backwards in reliability rankings

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Seven of the top 10 brands in this year’s reliability rankings are from Japan and South Korea, including Subaru, Kia, Infiniti, and Hyundai. Three European brands, Audi, BMW, and Mini, round out the top 10. Audi and BMW both declined from last year. Audi tumbled three spots to seven on the list. Kia drops two spots but remained in the top-ten as its all-new Stinger hatchback rates “Average” for reliability, as was the Sportage.

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VM Motori Awards CGI Block and Bedplate Contracts for New 3.0L Diesel to Tupy

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Tupy’s main customers include Chrysler, Cummins, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Volkswagen, Audi, Perkins, International Truck and Engine, Mack Trucks, MAN, Diesel, Iveco, Kubota, John Deere, Bosch, Ambrake, Peugeot and other premier automotive and diesel engine manufacturers.

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ABI Research forecasts more than 143M units of OSes to support software-defined cockpits to ship in 2021

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Yet, although car OEMs like Audi, BMW, Kia, and Toyota Motor currently use Google’s Android Auto technology for search, map, and other functions, ABI Research predicts Android N will likely not appear in cars before 2020. With autonomous driving inching closer, cars are incorporating digital user interfaces, in-car LTE, and data utilization through cloud services.

2016 60

Hyundai 1.6-liter Gamma engine the smallest on Ward’s new 10 Best Engines List

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TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6 (Audi A6). DOHC I-4 (Hyundai Accent/Kia Soul). Following in the footsteps of Hyundai’s Tau V8 engine, the 1.6-liter GDI Gamma engine, which debuted on the all-new Accent ( earlier post ), has been named one of the Ward’s 10 Best Engines by WardsAuto World, and is the smallest displacement engine on this year’s list. This year’s winners and the applications tested: 3.0L N20 Turbocharged DOHC I-4 (BMW Z4/528i).

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Volkswagen Golf family named “2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year”

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The other COTY finalists were: Audi A3. Kia Sedona. Motor Trend named the Volkswagen Golf family—Golf 1.8T, Golf TDI Clean Diesel, Golf GTI and e-Golf models—as the 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year. The Golf has won COTY only once before, in 1985. For 2015, the Golf was a near-unanimous choice among our judges by virtue of its strong performance in each of our six Car of the Year criteria. —Motor Trend.

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J.D. Power: growing usage of safety technologies in new vehicles contributes to increasing vehicle appeal

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Porsche is followed in the rankings by Jaguar (855), BMW (854), Mercedes-Benz (853) and Audi (852). Audi (two): A3 and Q3. Other models receiving awards are Fiat 500; GMC Sierra HD; Infiniti QX80; Kia Sedona; Mercedes-Benz S-Class; Nissan Murano; and Volkswagen Golf.

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LG Chem and Eguana partner on Li-ion residential energy storage system for North America

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LG Chem supplies the Li-ion cells for a number of automotive applications, with customers including Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai, Renault, Audi, Chevrolet, Kia, Daimler and GM. Eguana Technologies, a supplier of power control and conversion solutions for distributed energy storage systems and Li-ion manufacturer LG Chem have combined their technologies under a multi-year agreement to deliver a certified, fully integrated energy storage system (ESS) Eguana calls “AC Battery”.

Pike ranks Volkswagen Group as the global leader in clean diesel vehicles

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The new Pike Pulse Report: Clean Diesel Vehicles from Pike Research ranks the Volkswagen Group as the leader in this market, due to the efforts of the Volkswagen and Audi brands. Hyundai Kia Automotive Group; Fiat-Chrysler; and the automotive partnership of RenaultNissan.

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Euro Big 5 auto markets up 8.6% in April, SUVs continue to dominate; shift in segment shares

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In contrast to the top 5 brands, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Fiat and Citroen reported solid growth figures, with Mercedes posting the highest growth in the top ten, achieving +20.2% Other big increases outside the top 10 included Land Rover (+20%), Hyundai (+19%), Kia (+16%), Mazda (+26%), Honda (+63%), Jaguar (+147%) and Infiniti (+159%). As a result of the success of the new Q7, Audi was able to outsell Peugeot, and become the third best-selling brand in the SUV ranking.

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Univ. of Utah study finds many infotainment systems too distracting to be used when vehicle in motion

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Kia Sorento LX. Audi Q7 QPP. Many of the infotainment features in most 2017 vehicles are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, according to a new study by University of Utah researchers.

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ICCT: ongoing cost reductions in full- and mild-hybrid systems could bring them into consumer mainstream by 2025

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Nissan, Hyundai/Kia, VW/Audi/Porsche, BMW, Subaru, and Mercedes all recently introduced variants of a single-motor, twin-clutch hybrid system (P2).

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20 automakers commit to make automatic emergency braking standard on new vehicles no later than 2022; faster than regulatory process

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Automakers making the commitment are Audi; BMW; FCA US LLC; Ford; General Motors; Honda; Hyundai; Jaguar Land Rover; Kia; Maserati; Mazda; Mercedes-Benz; Mitsubishi Motors; Nissan; Porsche; Subaru; Tesla Motors; Toyota; Volkswagen; and Volvo Car USA.

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Calls for an international 48V electrical standard for vehicles; looming WLTP implementation

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At the 2 nd International Conference Automotive 48 V Power Supply Systems , held last week in Düsseldorf, Germany, Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), a major sponsor of the event, together with leading car makers and Tier 1 suppliers, argued the need for an internationally agreed 48V electrical standard.

2014 115

JD Power 2012 APEAL highlights ongoing downsizing trend for new car buyers in US; increasing satisfaction with smaller vehicles

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Seven brands each receive two model awards: Audi (for the A6 and A8); Dodge (Challenger and Charger); Ford (Expedition and Flex); Kia (Optima in a tie and Soul); Mini (Countryman and Coupe/Roadster); Nissan (Frontier and Quest); and Porsche (Cayenne and 911). The Audi A8 achieves the highest APEAL Study score of any model in the industry in 2012.

2012 76

Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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Broadly, Navigant expects expansion in both the higher end of the market (thereby putting competitive pressure on Tesla Motors), as Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes, Saab, and Volvo introduce their first plug-in cars. More mainstream models will come from Kia, Mahindra, Škoda, and Volkswagen.

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2018 VW Tiguan and new 2.0 TSI B-cycle engine gives VW a strong offering in compact SUV segment

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Ralf Budack is a thermodynamicist at Audi and was one of the developers of the Gen3B engine) closes the intake valves much earlier. Volkswagen of America is in the process of rolling out its all-new long wheelbase 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan ( earlier post ).

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