Maserati Levante SUV to get plug-in hybrid version via Pacifica minivan

Green Car Reports

At the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler unveiled its first production plug-in electric model, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. In fact, the electrical components (if not the minivan's V-6 engine and front-wheel drive) may soon end up in. Perhaps not surprisingly, its plug-in hybrid powertrain won't be unique to the Pacifica, though. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Honda hybrid minivan, SUV, or pickup coming; dedicated hybrid in 2018 too

Green Car Reports

Detroit Auto Show Future Cars Full hybridIn recent years, Honda has announced that it planned to release advanced-technology green cars in the future—without mentioning even their names, let alone any details or specifications. That's what happened two years ago with a pair of unnamed battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that later proved to be two new variants of the Honda.

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Tesla CEO Musk launches Model X electric SUV: “safest SUV ever”

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Tesla launched the delayed battery-electric Model X SUV at an event at its Fremont factory Tuesday night (the launch event itself running behind schedule as well) with an emphasis first on the safety of the vehicle; second on the innovative falcon wing lifting rear doors and second row seating; and third on performance. seconds; a “Ludicrous” P90 version of the SUV ( earlier post ) takes 3.2 Ultrasonic sensors help steer the SUV away from side collisions.

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Tesla layoffs, US-built VW electric car, an electrified Detroit: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which Chinese automaker showed an electric minivan in Detroit? What upcoming SUV will underpin a new "elegant" electric from Lincoln? Detroit Auto ShowThis is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending January 18, 2019. Last week, the CES show in Las Vegas was something of a disappointment for visitors.

2011 Detroit Auto Show: Ford C-Max Hybrid & Energi Plug-In Concepts

Green Car Reports

While Toyota dominates global hybrid production, Ford was the first company to launch a hybrid SUV: the Ford Escape Hybrid, in 2004. Now, Ford is pioneering another hybrid model: the small minivan, or as Europeans call it, the people carrier. Hybrid mini-minivan Between 10 and 10:30 am today at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford will pull the wraps off a

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KPMG survey finds global auto execs ranking fuel efficiency the top consumer priority

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When asked which vehicle categories will see global sales increases over the next five years, hybrid fuel vehicles (84%) were most frequently named by the respondents, followed by electric vehicles (77%), which was a new category option in the survey this year, cars (69%), other alternative fuel vehicles (63%), basic or introduction cars (60%), cross-overs (56%), SUVs (51%), luxury vehicles (46%), small pick-up trucks (45%), minivans (41%), and large pick-up trucks (27%).

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Sales of Nissan e-POWER electrified vehicles in Japan surpasses 500,000-unit cumulative milestone

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In March 2018 an e-POWER version of the popular Serena minivan was launched, which was followed by the all-new Kicks SUV e-POWER in June 2020. The 2021 Auto Shanghai motorshow is set to introduce e-POWER technology in the China market.

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Presidential Auto Task Force Concluded Plug-In GM Volt Likely Too Expensive To Be Commercially Successful in the Short-Term

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Following the short address on Monday during which President Barack Obama outlined the next steps for GM and Chrysler ( earlier post ), the White House posted summaries of the Presidential Auto Task Force’s assessment of the business plans provided by the two struggling automakers, which led to the terms that are currently unfolding. In the near term, Chrysler is planning to lift profitability by focusing on its more profitable truck and SUV segments.

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GAC Motor to introduce signature sedan and new electric concept car at Detroit show

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China-based GAC Motor will feature its existing sedan, SUV, minivan and NEV at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. GAC will also release its first compact new-energy concept SUV designed for the North American market, called the Enverge. A new sedan model and a concept car will also make their world debuts during GAC Motor’s press conference.

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Who will be in the driver’s seat?

Electric Auto Association

Amy Sinclair is the only woman presently serving on the board of the Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association (GGEVA) , and for many years she has been one of the few female members of this Electric Auto Association (EAA) Bay Area chapter. Women may soon become the leaders in EV purchasing.

PwC: Chinese automotive market decelerating faster than anticipated

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While overall sales growth has been slowing and market share battles are becoming increasingly competitive in the Chinese car and minivan market, the SUV and multipurpose vehicles (MPV) segments show significant strength. Looking forward, automakers will need to focus on interior cities to support long-term growth—and if they can do this while leveraging their product portfolio, they can weather the storm and maintain a stake in the most lucrative market in the auto sector.

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Toyota to Unveil New Compact Car Concept for India at New Delhi Show

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TKM), plans to unveil a concept for a new compact car designed for the Indian market, as well as display 13 other concept and production vehicles, at the 10 th Auto Expo automobile show in New Delhi from 5-11 January 2010. Other vehicles on display are to include the redesigned Prado and Fortuner SUVs and the India-market-leading Innova minivan. Toyota Motor’s production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd.

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Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

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With the coupe-like design, the sleek lines will cause you to pause about buying a crossover SUV. This great-sounding system has SiriusXM, AM/FM/HD radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. doesn’t have a ranking system for the cars, crossovers, minivans and trucks we review.

GM Introduces GMC Granite Concept at NAIAS; Urban Utility Vehicle

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The GMC Granite concept, unveiled at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, If brought to market, the Granite would be the smallest GMC ever—it is a full 2 feet (0.6 Those dimensions create unique proportions that depart from conventional minivan, SUV or crossover designs, GM says.

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Ducker: automotive aluminum content to hit explosive growth from 2015 to 2025; 50 years of uninterrupted growth “guaranteed”

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NA aluminum sheet demand for auto body and closure parts. Vehicle segments revealed as emerging aluminum content leaders are pickup trucks, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and both mid-sized and full-size sedans. lbs (248 kg), SUVs at 410.3 lbs (186 kg) and minivans at 396.5 Aluminum will comprise more than 75% of pickup truck body and closure parts; 24% of E Segment body and closure parts; 22% of SUV body and closure parts; and 18% of minivan body and closure parts.

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

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Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and Tesla are among the brands that tumbled in Consumer Reports’ (CR) latest Annual Auto Reliability Survey, which collected data from its members about their experiences with more than half a million vehicles. The Model X SUV remained “Much-Worse-Than-Average” for reliability, with ongoing problems including the falcon-wing doors and center display screen. While the Chrysler 300 improves to “Average,” the Pacifica minivan falls to “Below-Average.”

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Sneak Peak

Hybrid SUV Blog

For years, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has been the go-to hybrid crossover for well-heeled suburbanites who were too embarrassed to drive a minivan. Or too efficient to commute in a fuel-gulping SUV. Looking to improve the marketshare of its uber-efficent family wagon, Toyota unveiled a completely redesigned 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid at this year’s New York Auto Show.

Who is winning the green car race? Part II. The Green Piece

Green Cars News

The company also announced in June that it will build electric family sized minivans, SUVs and fleet vans with DOE funding (see article ) and it has formed a partnership with Daimler to provide powertrain components for the electric Smart car. BYD Auto. Tags: Electric cars Latest news NICE Car Company Tata Tesla Motors The Green Piece axiam mega BYD Auto Fisker green piece Tesla Roadster

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I Can’t Drive 55 (MPG)

Hybrid SUV Blog

Makers of SUVs, minivans, crossovers, and pickup trucks get a bit of a break. To meet the new standard, auto makers will need to use a variety of approaches. Cars and SUVs based on these powertrains would help an auto maker achieve the higher fleet average required by the new standards. Second, automakers will need to make their cars and SUVs lighter. Third, auto makers will have to improve the aerodynamics of their cars and SUVs.

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Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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We have a development program underway to create the engine and look forward to coming back to the North American International Auto Show in 2018 to show our progress and we’re even more excited to drive the vehicle later that year. The goal of the 30-month Achates ARPA-E project is to deliver a three-cylinder, 3.0-liter opposed-piston, gasoline compression ignition engine applicable to large passenger vehicles, pick-up trucks, SUVs and minivans.

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Honda’s Hybrid System Matures

Hybrid SUV Blog

In 2007, the most popular hybrid SUV search that included a specific manufacturer was for a Honda, even though no models were planned. When you look at Honda’s current vehicle lineup, some of the other vehicles not yet mentioned above include: Honda Accord Crosstour (a hybrid Crosstour could create the perfect combination of green car and SUV). Honda Odyssey (no company currenty offers a hybrid minivan in the U.S.,

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Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Following that, according Chryslers filings, will come electric-powered cars, SUVs and crossovers, some based on Fiat vehicles, according to the "viability plan" Chrysler submitted to the Treasury Department. That would be the Dodge Circuit, a car that Chrysler unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show in January and which is now prominently displayed at the New York Auto Show. Possibilities include a minivan and an Jeep Wrangler-like off-roader.

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Skip to Content Massively explains Warhammer Online to the dedicated WoW player Autoblog AOL Autos Green Daily Gadling Engadget AutoblogGreen Autoblog Green Web Images Video News Local More → x Jobs Mapquest Movies Music Personals Shopping Travel Yellow Pages Send us a tip Contact us Advertise Corrections/Problems? The three leading new options to re-supply our autos with energy are charging at home, battery swap stations and fast charge stations.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?", However," he continued, "If carmakers decide not to take advantage of this offer, AFS Trinity intends to raise the funds to begin modifying existing hybrids or manufacture its own 150 mpg SUVs and, eventually, 250 mpg sedans. Auto-week ) 5/10/07 "Toyota Motor Corp.

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