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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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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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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.

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Green cars at the Paris Motor Show: preview

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Fall is approaching, which means it's time for the auto-show season to get underway once again. Press days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show begin at the end of this month, and we already know several notable green production and concept cars will make their debuts in the French capital. Paris Auto Show plug-in cars Paris Motor Show

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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

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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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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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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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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.

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Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept previews hydrogen-powered SUV coming in 2018

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At this week's Geneva auto show, the company unveiled. Geneva Motor Show hydrogen Future Cars Geneva Auto Show hydrogen fuel cellThe Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was actually the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle offered to U.S. drivers in recent years. The 2016 Toyota Mirai that followed it has now outsold Hyundai's hydrogen-powered SUV, but it's been known for a couple of years that the Korean maker will replace that model.

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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

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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.

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Could future VW Beetle return to rear (electric) powertrain?

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That applies to auto shows too. Paris Auto Show Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Paris Motor Show MQB MEB architectureAs any experienced journalist knows, you hear lots of good stuff in the corridors and private conversations of any large industry event where media are present. Which is how we came to hear an intriguing rumor about the possible production direction of the next-generation Volkswagen Beetle. DON'T MISS: VW ID: more.

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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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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

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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

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2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive details released before Paris Motor Show

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Paris Auto Show plug-in cars Paris Motor ShowThe gasoline Smart ForTwo hardtop was redesigned for the 2016 model year, and now Smart is transitioning other variants to its new platform. First came the 2017 ForTwo Cabrio soft-top version, which will arrive in U.S. showrooms shortly, and now Smart is unveiling a redesigned Electric Drive model. The 2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive will debut.

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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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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Lineup Specs, Details Emerge For Geneva Motor Show

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week, with the full global lineup--hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric versions--in attendance. Green Auto Show Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsAhead of that event's media days, the company has released some additional specifications on the three vehicles. For one thing, they'll be known (at least in Europe) as Ioniq.

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Honda: hybrids, plug-ins, fuel cells to be two-thirds of Europe sales by 2025

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In place of its previous mild hybrids, the Japanese automaker is planning to produce much higher volumes of its two-motor hybrid powertrain, as seen first in the Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan. Europe Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto Show plug-in carsHonda's green-car strategy for the next decade or so appears to be coming into greater focus.

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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.

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Germans Vs Tesla In High-End Electric Cars: Will Fast Charging Follow In Time?

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Arguably the most stunning car at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show was the Porsche Mission E, a low, sleek all-electric sport sedan that is likely to go into production within three or four years. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Fast Charging Audi Q6 Porsche Mission E

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Hybrid Kinetic electric luxury car, with turbine range extender, to be built in China

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China Geneva Motor Show Pininfarina Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Hybrid Kinetic StartupsSeveral Chinese or Chinese-backed automotive startups are currently trying to replicate the success of Tesla by designing and selling their own luxury electric cars. But Hybrid Kinetic likely predates most of them. Started by the founder of Chinese automaker Brilliance, the company made headlines in 2010, when it announced plans to build hybrid.

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Looking at Lexus multi-stage hybrid system in new LS sedan, LC coupe

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The Lexus LS 500h luxury sedan that debuts this week at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show will use the same "Multi Stage Hybrid System" as the LC 500h coupe. Geneva Motor Show Geneva Auto ShowIt's a somewhat different—and arguably more complex—setup than the powertrain of the LS 600h, the previous-generation hybrid version of Lexus' flagship sedan. The LS 600h used a.

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Rimac ups power, cuts weight with Concept S electric supercar in Geneva

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At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, it unveiled a new variant of the Concept One called the Concept S. Geneva Motor Show Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars RimacCroatian firm Rimac Automobili has steadily developed its Concept One electric supercar over the past few years. And just as it prepared to unveil the Concept One in production trim, Rimac decided to get even more radical. DON'T MISS: What Does A.

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New Kia Rio to debut at Paris Motor Show next month

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So the launch of a new generation of Kia Rio during next month's media days at the Paris Motor Show is worthy of note, even if some U.S. Paris Auto Show subcompact Paris Motor ShowSubcompact hatchbacks and sedans may be a minor part of the U.S. market, but they're hugely important in the rest of the world. drivers and dealers yawn. The new model, like most updated designs these days, has a.

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