Volkswagen of America unveils the 2021 ID.4 electric SUV

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This compact SUV, which will be available in rear-wheel drive 201-hp 82 kWh (launching first) and all-wheel-drive 302-hp 82 kWh configurations, offers three years of fast charging with Electrify America for no additional cost. sits squarely in the middle of the compact SUV segment.

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Jato Dynamics: global auto sales up 5.6% in 2016, SUVs continue to surge

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Global demand for SUVs continued, with significant sales increases in the segment across South East Asia, Europe and China. Segment ranking showed that SUVs were the largest drivers of growth, with its volume accounting for almost 29% of all cars, pickups and LCVs sold last year. The majority of these registrations were in the C-SUV subsegment, but the smallest subsegment (B-SUV) posted the highest growth of 28.0%. Global automotive industry sales rose 5.6%

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Volkswagen launches model offensive in China; 8 SUVs this year

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Volkswagen is planning an extensive model offensive in China; the brand will double its SUV range by 2020. During Auto Shanghai 2019, Volkswagen announced that the share of SUVs is expected to rise to up to 40%. The Volkswagen brand presented five new SUVs, four of them as world premieres. SAIC VOLKSWAGEN showed the T-Cross and the soon to be launched Teramont X, FAW-VW the SUV Coupé Concept and SMV Concept.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: The legendary SUV brand’s first plug-in hybrid


In Europe, it was smaller Jeeps—the subcompact Renegade and compact Compass family SUV—that got their plugs first. One’s the best of the dwindling segment of 7- and 8-seat vehicles that aren’t hulking SUVs.

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Hyundai Nexo SUV, Rivian electric pickup in 2020, Nissan eyes end of EV tax credits: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, a bit of clarity on a mysterious auto startup, some verdicts on the Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell SUV, and a look at how Nissan and others may handle the end of electric-car tax credits. What will happen when electric-car tax credits expire, and how will each maker handle it? All this and more on Green Car Reports. Turns out their answers may. Today in Car News

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Flash Drive: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance

Clean Fleet Report

More Power Raises Performance For The All-electric SUV. Clean Fleet Report has previously reviewed the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, and our opinion is Ford has a winner with this all-electric SUV. seconds for the GT Performance, are plenty fast for a SUV and will satisfy all driving needs.

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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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As with the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas full-size SUV ( earlier post ), the new Tiguan is based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture. First, it gives the automaker a very competitive offering in the compact SUV segment in the US—a segment which is booming in the US. Select compact SUVs. type compact electric SUV. Volkswagen of America is in the process of rolling out its all-new long wheelbase 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan ( earlier post ).

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First drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine PHEV sets a high bar for full-size luxury SUV plug-ins in US

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Bottom line, subjectively, Volvo has set a high bar for the coming crop of full-size luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs, from design to performance. The 3-row, 7-seat SUV weighs 5,059 lbs (2,295 kg) in its PHEV version (4,627 lbs/2,099 kg conventional), yet delivers the performance, handling and feel of a smaller luxury sporty sedan, even up and down twisty canyon roads. Luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs coming to US market. In 1999, Ford acquired Volvo as part of its Premier Auto Group.

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Ford Investing $550M to Retool SUV Plant to Produce Focus Small Car and EV

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The plant, formerly the Michigan Truck Plant and the production site for Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigators SUVs, is one of three North American light truck plants Ford is retooling to build fuel-efficient global small cars in the coming years. At the plant, Ford and United Auto Workers are developing modern new operating practices to ensure high quality and even greater efficiency. “We’re Local property tax incentives for new investments at the site.

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AlixPartners study finds post-crisis auto industry facing new set of challenges; sales projected below historical levels for foreseeable future

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In sync with its past annual auto studies, AlixPartners continues to predict that US auto sales will climb more slowly, and to a lower peak, than many others are predicting. Specifically, the firm estimates US auto sales will reach just 12.7 AlixPartners also estimates that on-going unemployment and underemployment could cost the auto industry up to 1.5

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Tesla’s Elon Musk shares brutally honest take on Dems’ revised EV proposal


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared a brutally honest take on the US Democrats’ revised EV tax credit proposal, which happens to be heavily pro-union. Under the revised proposal, the $7,500 tax credit would still be uncapped for automakers.

Denali Hybrid | New York Auto Show

Hybrid SUV Blog

Here comes another super-sized hybrid SUV. Making its debut at the 2009 New York Auto Show (beginning 4/10/09) will be the next green offering from GMC, the 2009 Yukon Denali hybrid. To soften the blow, some buyers may be eligible for up to $2,200 in hybrid tax breaks. This is an 8 passenger hybrid SUV with nearly 6,000 lbs. Next to the platinum hybrid Escalade , this has to be the most flashy, thumb your nose at the recession, SUV on the market.

China and the Electric Car | Autos | Smart Spending | Mainstreet

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Although thundering trucks and SUVs still crowd U.S. Last fall, Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings unit of Berkshire Hathaway (Stock Quote: BRK.A ) paid $230 million for a 10% stake in BYD Auto (short for “build your dreams”), based in Shenzhen, China. Related Slideshow: Top Green Cars View » BYD’s all-electric E6 automobile debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in January and it’s expected to enter the U.S.

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Audi E-Tron 55 Quattro review

Drive Electric

The Audi e-Tron is a large premium electric SUV with space for five adults, a big boot, all-wheel drive and a 249-mile driving range. The e-Tron looks like an Audi SUV but it also has differentiation from other models in the range in terms of its styling.

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IHS Automotive forecasts 88.6M unit global light vehicle market in 2015; 2.4% growth

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China will lead the sector’s volume growth, with particular strength in SUVs, though IHS expects the market to slow from 2014. million units, aided with increased auto finance penetration, fast dealership expansion and government vehicle scrappage programs. IHS Automotive experts also expect SUVs to remain the fastest-growing segment in China in 2015. IHS Automotive forecasts global automotive sales for 2015 to reach 88.6 million, an increase of 2.4%

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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.

Soon an Electric Vehicle Will Cost Less Than An IC Engine Vehicle !!!

Get Electric Vehicle

Auto giants were reluctant to shift their focus from gasoline cars to electric cars. The incentives and tax reduction for EVs and the penalties and increase in tax for the gasoline-powered vehicles will certainly a tiebreaker.

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Presales of Audi Q7 TFSI e quattro PHEVs begin in Europe

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The SUV, the plug-in hybrid drive of which combines a three-liter V6 gasoline engine with a powerful electric motor, is available in two power levels. The SUV starts in fully electric “EV” mode. Hybrid” mode offers two operating modes: “Auto” and “Hold”.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2: EV cousins offer different takes on “premium”


In 2019, Volvo launched the XC40 compact crossover, a boxy but stylish compact SUV with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and optional all-wheel drive. Best of all, Volvo has handed over its dashboard and infotainment software to Android Auto.

Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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Rivian, an electric vehicle manufacturer, unveiled two “Electric Adventure Vehicles”—the R1T, an all-electric pickup and the R1S, an all-electric SUV—at events surrounding the LA Auto Show this week. The R1T, a 5-passenger pickup truck, made its debut at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on 26 November and the R1S, a 7-passenger SUV, was revealed at the automaker’s press conference at Automobility on 27 November.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV: 42 mile EV range/600 total miles! A smash hit!

Current EV

In 2019, the RAV4 wasn’t just the world’s best-selling SUV; it was also the 4th best-selling passenger car overall, selling 535,000 units in North America alone. Toyota’s ground-breaking SUV reached a 10M global sales landmark in February of 2020. For an SUV, that’s amazing.

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The 2021 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron 4-door, 5-passenger EV coupe crossover is here!

Current EV

below that of the Q4 e-tron SUV. All are eligible for a $7,500 Federal tax credit. The 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback electric SUV gets the same top-tier United States safety ratings as the standard e-tron.

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Road Test: 2021 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium

Clean Fleet Report

The eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, with a subwoofer, plays AM/FM and Sirius/XM, and includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. inches of ground clearance is not as high as a SUV, but it still provided a lifted outlook on the road, besting a sedan. A Winning Formula.

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BMW’s 2021 luxury sedan, the 745e PHEV, comes with 16 pure-electric miles

Current EV

Though it was once the king of luxury saloons, it has lost market share to the wide variety of luxury sedans that have proliferated the car world in the last 6 to 8 years, and to the widening popularity of SUVs and hatchbacks, which offer customers far more practicality.

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Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

Clean Fleet Report

Edging toward SUV looks. You also get Siri Eyes Free, Alexa, Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity, Aux-in jacks, multiple USB ports, 115-volt power outlet and Bluetooth streaming audio and hands-free telephone. Impressive Efficiency. Impressive Luxury. Story by John Faulkner.

2020 Electric Vehicle Industry Report Card and trends for the new year

Plug In India

For example, when you buy an EV, there is no Road Tax and Registration Fees. It's now up-to the auto industry to launch more EV's. If there are no regulations, it will be business as usual and MNC after MNC will enter the Indian market to dump their oil-guzzling SUVs on us.

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What Does GM’s “30 New EVs By 2025” Promise Mean for the US Market?

EV Adoption

On January 28 GM announced that it plans (aspires) to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035, ending production of its cars, trucks and SUVs with diesel- and gasoline-powered engines. Under promise, over deliver.

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Mitsubishi to debut eight xEVs in next five years: hybrids, plug-in hybrids, EVs

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Concurrently, the company will focus on producing new compact vehicles and SUVs in emerging markets, and will strengthen manufacturing capabilities in China, Russia, and Thailand. The company displayed a plug-in hybrid crossover concept vehicle, called the PX-MiEV, at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2009. The vehicle is expected to carry a MSRP of $29,995 before taxes and incentives. by Jack Rosebro. Mitsubishi will introduce 8 xEVs by FY 2015. Click to enlarge.

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Flash Drive: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Crossover EV

Clean Fleet Report

Did the delightful times I’ve spent in the e-Golf and the backing of one of the world’s largest auto companies take me down a path of unreasonable suppositions? Small SUV. Small SUV. Small SUV. Tax credits/incentives (vary greatly based on location).

Canadian Study Concludes Rebates to Hybrid Buyers Not Cost-Effective for Reducing Carbon Emissions

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The study finds that the rebates had a large and positive effect on the market share of hybrid vehicles, largely at the expense of intermediate cars, intermediate SUVs and some high performance compact cars. While hybrid rebates help governments to appear environmentally progressive, Chandra suggests that some programs may serve as de facto bailouts for the North American auto industry. An Analysis of Tax Rebates for Hybrid Vehicles.

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Bosch overview of global diesel markets; optimistic about US, China

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Purchasers of SUVs, who represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the auto market, almost always opt for a diesel engine. In 2012, the share of diesel engines in the large SUV segment stood at around 80%. In general, because of the import restrictions and taxes, vehicles are very expensive in Brazil. Bosch, a leading supplier of technology for diesel engines, recently provided an overview of trends it sees in the diesel engine marketplace globally.

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VW Joke, Kia EV6 Details – EV Week in Review: March 23-30

EV Adoption

According to the Asian auto industry gurus at ZoZo Go , it’s the strongest product debut in the history of four-wheeled vehicles. auto industry is headed,” Buttigieg said.

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Price Parity is Not the Key to EV Adoption in the US

EV Adoption

According to a price survey conducted by BloombergNEF , automakers soon will be producing models that are “as affordable—and as profitable—as comparable combustion engine models, and without the help of tax subsidies.”

Legacy Automakers and the Tesla EV Narrative

EV Adoption

And if you subtract the $7,500 federal EV tax credit available for the ID.4, had auto pilot? But it doesn’t have to be this way and while this was just one example, there are hundreds of stories of similar exchanges at legacy auto dealerships. to similar-type ICE SUVs.

Ford to Invest Additional $450M in Michigan for Hybrid and Plug-in Vehicle Production; Battery System Design and Development to Be In-House Core Competency

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Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford made the announcement at the end of the first day of the media preview of the Detroit Auto Show. from a large SUV factory to build the all-new Focus starting in 2010 and Focus Electric pure battery electric vehicle in 2011. The Michigan Economic Growth Authority board approved a package of incentives and tax credits totaling $188 million.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

Hybrid SUV Blog

sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. In a 2009 interview, AutoNation CEO, Mike Jackson voiced his opinion that gasoline is too cheap and that the United States government should consider a gas tax to make sure the price does not fall below roughly $3.50

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Cash For Clunkers & Guzzlers Falls Short

Hybrid SUV Blog

If news about “Cash For Clunkers&# or “Cash For Guzzlers&# has you excited about trading in your current ride for a hybrid SUV or green car, you may be disappointed to learn more of the details. Your car, truck, or SUV must be less than 25 years old. That means if you buy a used hybrid SUV on, in the spirit of Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi episode , &# No Credit For You!&#.

Plug-in cars: Moving Forward

Plugs and Cars

I write a column for the Electric Auto Association newsletter, Current EVents. The federal consumer tax credit awaits major automaker cars that can claim them. The plan calls for 39 mpg for cars and 30 mpg for light trucks and SUVs by 2016; no automaker lawsuits; and California subscribes to the national program through 2016. Here's my June column. The trajectory remains clear, and the pace has quickened. Plug-in cars are inevitable.

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Perspective: A View Into the New GM

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On 11 August, GM invited approximately 75 journalists and auto analysts to spend a day learning about the new GM. Consumer Reports rates the Buick Enclave higher than vehicles from Toyota, Volvo, Infiniti, Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz in the Luxury- Full Size SUV category. The money that we spend on full-size trucks and full-size SUVs will be to improve their fuel economy to get them to where they need to be ” to meet the revised CAFE standards. by Bill Cooke.

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Proposed scrappage scheme meets criticism

Green Cars News

In Germany the credit has enticed customers to buy vehicles such as the Ford Ka, which achieves up to 56mpg, because it is part of a larger government plan that also includes tax based on carbon emissions. By contrast it states, the Congress scheme is weaker - you can simply buy a new SUV with only slightly better gas mileage and qualify for a $3,500 boost. The scrappage scheme is only a few days old here in the UK and it has already come under fire.

EPA Administrator broadly outlines Trump Administration thinking on fuel economy standards and California

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In order to comply with the Obama standards, auto makers need to sell many more electric vehicles. One way for auto makers to meet the standards is to lower the price of electric vehicles and raise the price of other, more popular vehicles, such as SUVs and trucks. In other words, American families are paying more for SUVs and trucks so automakers can sell EVs at a cheaper price.

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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. Other Fiat/Chrysler hybrid and electric cars and SUVs are planned after that.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Conversions are mostly for the Prius, with a few for the Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner hybrid SUVs. As for warranties , there is legal precedent that original auto warranties cannot be voided completely by modifications — only the part(s) affected by retrofit will have their warranties affected. PITCH: If you support our goals, you could support CalCars with a tax-deductible donation in any amount by credit card, check, PayPal or Google Checkout. $25