Mini Electric Concept revealed before Frankfurt auto show debut

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Now, we can see the first renderings of the car that will make its official debut at the Frankfurt auto show in two weeks. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW Mini EWe've known since last July that an all-electric Mini Cooper will go into production in 2019. The Mini Electric Concept is recognizable as the three-door hardtop version of the famous British small car, but numerous design.

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Elio Motors: First-Ever Auto-Show Press Event In NYC Touts '84-MPG' Three-Wheel Car

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Startup automaker Elio Motors put on its first-ever car-show press conference last week, taking the last slot on Thursday''s media schedule at the New York Auto Show. Green Auto Show Elio Motors Louisiana Startups Three-wheel Founder and CEO Paul Elio appeared at a simple podium in front of a bright-orange prototype Elio three-wheeled vehicle. He spoke briefly, then answered questions from the press. DON''T.

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Geneva Motor Show: Green Car Preview

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The 2016 Geneva Motor Show is right around the corner, and a number of electric cars, hybrids, and other green models are set to debut there. As with any auto show, there will be a mix of concept cars and more down-to-earth production models. Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto ShowThis being a European show, there will also be a few green-car debuts that fall under the category of.

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2017 Geneva auto show: green car preview

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The 2017 Geneva Motor Show marks the next stop on the annual auto-show circuit. Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto ShowWith press days beginning March 7, we aren't expecting an overwhelming number of green cars at the Swiss show this year. A smattering of production and concept cars with some green elements will debut there, though. DON'T MISS: 2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid luxury sedan to.

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Volkswagen electric-car concept teased before Paris Motor Show

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Paris Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Paris Motor ShowToday, Volkswagen sells one all-electric car under its own brand in multiple markets—the e-Golf electric variant of its well-known five-door compact hatchback—and another in Europe only, the e-UP, a battery-electric minicar. But in the wake of continuing fallout from the Volkswagen diesel scandal, the company is wrenching itself toward.

Less Energy-Intensive Heating For Electric Cars Demonstrated At Frankfurt Auto Show

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Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show Climate Control plug-in carsOnboard accessories can be a major drag on the efficiency of cars. While it's hard to imagine a new car being sold without heating or air conditioning, these systems draw a not-insignificant amount of power. And electric cars particularly, that can have a negative impact on range. DON'T MISS: Wintry Michigan: Not The Best Place To Drive An.

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Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept: 2018 Q6 Electric Car Previewed At Frankfurt Motor Show

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It's been teased and previewed and discussed and debated, and now the concept is real: The Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept debuted at today's Frankfurt Motor Show. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in carsA styling concept that is likely to reach production as the Audi Q6, a more coupe-like crossover utility vehicle similar to the BMW X6, the key feature of the concept car is its.

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Infiniti Q30 Luxury Compact Hatchback: Frankfurt Auto Show Unveiling

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Two years after unveiling a concept version of its first compact luxury car, Infiniti unveiled the real thing at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor ShowThe 2017 Infiniti Q30 takes Nissan's luxury brand into a new area of the market, with a little help from Mercedes-Benz. That's because the Q30 shares its underpinnings with the European-market.

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Debuts June 24, CarPlay And Android Auto Available

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General Motors CarPlay Android AutoThe 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan will be unveiled just over three weeks from today--although we've already seen it, more or less. A version of the next-generation Cruze was unveiled in China more than a year ago, but the version that will be sold in the U.S. won't appear until June 24. Confirmation of the 2016 Cruze's debut date came from.

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Tesla To Testify At FTC Hearing On Auto-Dealer Franchise Laws

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For the past few years, Tesla Motors has fought battles with franchised car dealers over its direct-sales model on a state-by-state basis. Feeling threatened by Tesla's company-owned stores, state auto dealer associations have campaigned against the carmaker, in some cases pursuing legislation to outlaw direct sales. dealers Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships federal government

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Next Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback to appear at Paris Motor Show

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A redesigned Hyundai Elantra GT will make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show one month from now. Paris Auto Show Paris Motor ShowWhile the Elantra four-door sedan received a complete redesign for the 2017 model year and is now on sale, the compact hatchback model known as the Elantra GT remained unchanged. Earlier this month, Hyundai announced that it would unveil a.

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan: Compact Crossover Revealed At Frankfurt Auto Show

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The Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is about to be renewed, with a completely redesigned model debuting at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. Frankfurt Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Frankfurt Motor ShowAnd right alongside the production versions of the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is a concept with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The second-generation Tiguan adopts the MQB platform used by numerous other VW Group.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Specs Released: Battery Pack, Motor Power, And More

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The production version of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car made its auto-show debut this morning in Detroit, after last week's global unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Detroit Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV But while the car was familiar, Chevy provided some eagerly sought information on the car's specifications. The capacity of the Bolt EV's.

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept at Paris Motor Show

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Mitsubishi unveiled the latest in a series of plug-in electric SUV concepts at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Paris Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Paris Motor ShowAs with other recent concept from the Japanese automaker, though, it is unclear whether this one will translate into a future production model. The Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept is a large and fairly luxurious plug-in hybrid utility vehicle.

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BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews all-electric four-door sedan

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If concept cars are meant to grab attention, then the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept—an all-electric sedan that debuted Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show—may have fulfilled its mission.

Tokyo Motor Show Green Cars: Concepts & Production Models

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Auto-show season continues with the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which featured a number of notable green-car debuts. Tokyo Motor ShowTokyo usually boasts a few significant world launches from the local carmakers, mixed with more esoteric models designed primarily with Japan in mind. Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles seemed to be prominent this year, with the introduction of.

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How Elon Musk Controls Tesla Motors While Owning Only 27 Percent

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Tesla Motors commands outsize attention within the world of electric cars--and the auto industry in general. management Elon Musk Tesla Motors Executives plug-in carsIts CEO, Elon Musk, has a huge personal following that eagerly hangs on his every word. Or perhaps "his every tweet" would be more appropriate, Twitter often being his preferred mode for communicating and, seemingly, thinking out loud.

Opel Ampera-e ad highlights 'fun to drive' aspect of electric cars

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General Motors' European marketing people appear to be taking a different tack with the upcoming Opel Ampera-e electric car. Set to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later this month, the Ampera-e is essentially a Chevrolet Bolt EV with a nose job.

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Qoros Auto unveils drivable engineering development car with QamFree engine; near +50% boost in power & torque, -15% fuel consumption

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At the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show, Qoros Auto introduced the first drivable engineering development car—a modified Qoros 3 hatchback—equipped with the QamFree engine featuring FreeValve’s Pneumatic-Hydraulic-Electric-Actuator (PHEA) technology.

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2018 Porsche Mission E: 600-HP Electric Sport Sedan Concept Targets Tesla

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Perhaps no German prestige carmaker was more rattled than Porsche by the sudden appearance of electric-car startup Tesla Motors. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars youtube Porsche Mission E

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GreenTech Auto shutters its doors, closes Mississippi factory

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The harsh reality of high costs and the inexorable heft of the auto industry have claimed another electric-car startup. It later struck a deal with Chinese automaker JAC Motors to develop an. GreenTech Automotive opened a plant in Mississippi in 2014, first saying it would manufacture a small, two-seat electric vehicle called the MyCar there. China neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Startups GreenTech Automotive

Honda Urban EV Concept to go on sale in 2019, but not for North America

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If there were a favorite car among journalists and car fans at this week's Frankfurt motor show, it may have been a small, all-electric hatchback city car. Frankfurt Auto Show minicar Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Which is pretty remarkable, given the practical, unexciting, utilitarian, slightly nerdy image every non-Tesla electric car seems to carry among that group even today. The car in question is.

2017 Opel Ampera-e (nee Bolt EV) to debut at Paris Motor Show

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Now, Opel has confirmed that it will make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in late September. Europe Paris Auto Show General Motors Opel Ampera plug-in cars Paris Motor Show Opel Ampera-eWe already knew that at some point, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car would get a European-market twin, to be called the 2017 Opel Ampera-e. The Ampera-e project was announced by GM CEO Mary Barra back in February.

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GAC Motor officially releases all-electric SUV GE3 into the Chinese market

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China-based GAC Motor has introduced its all-electric GE3 SUV into the Chinese market; the GE3 made its international debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January. —Yu Jun, president of GAC Motor.

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New Kia Rio subcompact debuts at Paris Motor Show

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After multiple teases, the next-generation Kia Rio made its global debut at last week's media days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Paris Auto Show subcompact Paris Motor ShowWhile the subcompact Kia model isn't a particularly big seller in the U.S., it's part of a segment that's hugely important in the rest of the world. With this latest redesign, Kia has tried to make the Rio more stylish.

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VW Group makes 300 models globally, will electrify them all by 2030

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Along with the gleaming concept cars and new production models unveiled at last week's Frankfurt auto show, auto-company executives also make news. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen IDOften a company's CEO or product chief will announce directions for the future, whether they're hints about upcoming vehicles or new powertrain plans. Matthias Müller, chairman of the VW Group.

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Green Cars At Shanghai Motor Show: Plug-In Hybrids Aplenty

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China''s status as the largest new-car market in the world means the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show is now as important for car shoppers outside the country as it is for those within. Plug-In Hybrids Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars While there are still plenty of bizarre homegrown creations, the Shanghai show floor is also full of concept and production cars from global automakers. Those vehicles hint.

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VIA Motors XTRUX Electric Truck: 2013 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

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Just that little bit meaner than any other production truck, as it turns out--if Via Motors' XTRUX electric truck is anything to go by. The wildly powerful range-extended truck was unveiled at this week's Detroit Auto Show. What does an 800 horsepower electric truck look like? Loosely based on the Chevrolet Silverado, continuing the GM theme to

Volkswagen ID: more details of all-electric concept car at Paris Motor Show

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This morning, Volkswagen held one of the first press conferences at the Paris Motor Show, unveiling the first of several electric cars from different makers. Paris Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Paris Motor ShowIts Volkswagen I.D. Concept is a preview of a high-volume battery-electric hatchback that will hit the market in 2020, priced "par with comparably powerful and well-equipped Golf models," the.

Formula E races to add Jaguar I-Pace electric-car race series

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Media days at this week's Frankfurt motor show seemed to be all about electric cars and concepts, from mass-market brands like Volkswagen to luxury makers like Mercedes. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Formula E ChampionshipJaguar Land Rover, however, was able to get its own share of press by announcing that its upcoming electric car would go racing. Specifically, the Jaguar I-Pace all-electric.

Tesla, Faraday: Meet Atieva, Your Newest Electric-Car Rival

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Tesla Motors, of course, is now well-established, although its Southern California counterpart Fisker Automotive declared bankruptcy and is now hoping for resurrection under a new owner. China BAIC Tesla Motors plug-in cars Beijing Auto Show Silicon Valley Faraday FutureSeems like starting an electric car company making luxury vehicles is all the rage in Silicon Valley these days.

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power plug-in hydrogen crossover launches at Frankfurt

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It's the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell EQ Power, launched Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show. Frankfurt Auto Show hydrogen Frankfurt Motor Show youtubeIt's a plug-in hybrid crossover, but it doesn't have an engine.

LA Auto Show: Green goes mainstream. The Green Piece.

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With just a week to go until the opening of the Los Angeles Auto Show (the show opens to the press on November 17 and 18th) the show looks set to be a veritable feast of greenness. The final big US motoring show of 2011, the show will [.]. The Green Piece LA Auto Show models new The Green Piece Column U.STuesday 8 November. The Green Piece Column.

Elio Motors introduces E1c engineering vehicle

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Elio Motors, the start-up vehicle manufacturer planning to launch a three-wheel vehicle that will get up to 84 mpg with a set $7,300 base price, introduced its E1c engineering vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. The E1c is part of Elio Motors’ E-Series vehicles, which are being built for testing and validation purposes. The unibody frame was developed specifically for Elio Motors by the Elio Motors engineering team, Schwab Industries and Roush Engineering.

Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA Changes Shape For Better Efficiency

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Frankfurt Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids aerodynamics Mercedes-Benz Frankfurt Motor Show youtubeWhen it comes to improving fuel efficiency, aerodynamic aids can be an important tool for automotive engineers.

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Jaguar Land Rover's Future Electric-Car, Efficiency Concepts Previewed

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With European prestige-car makers scrambling to respond to the unexpected and disruptive arrival of electric-car company Tesla Motors, a host of luxury car brands have been showing off their electric concepts. The coming Frankfurt Motor Show will see design studies by Audi and Porsche, possibly others, that point toward future all-electric. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars

Is Tesla Motors A Carmaker.Or Really A Grid-Storage Company?

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Many among the Detroit auto media were skeptical of Tesla Motors for years, correctly noting just how hard it is to start a car company and build a genuinely appealing product--electric car or not. But as Tesla continues to sell Model S electric luxury sedans, expanding into Europe and China as well as North America, some of those skeptics seem to

2015 Tesla Model S P85D: 2015 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

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Tesla Motors has shown off its Model S electric luxury sport sedan at the Detroit Auto Show since 2011. This year, its stand included both its newest and highest-performance version of the Model S--the P85D--and the standard S85D model, featuring all-wheel drive without the high-performance package. DON''T MISS: 2014 Tesla Model S P85D: First Drive

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Auto Dealers' Fight Against Tesla Stores: Elon Musk Weighs In

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Tesla Motors is facing a formidable opponent it may not have sufficiently appreciated: the auto dealers of America, and their state associations. In doing so, Tesla Motors Tesla, you may remember, is selling its electric cars online, not through franchised, independently owned dealers, and delivering them directly to buyers from the factory.

LeEco showcases autonomous EV concept LeSEE at Auto China 2016

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China-based internet company LeEco unveiled its LeSEE electric car concept this week at Auto China 2016—The 14th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition. and participated in the founding of Shanghai General Motors in 1995, serving as the Chief General Manager from 2005 through 2010.

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