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

Green Car Reports

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

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Kia teases release of electric AWD concept at Chicago show

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors America will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. The concept was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers.

Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

Green Car Reports

When it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it determined that there was significant interest. Earlier this year, Kia announced the expansion of sales to Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Texas, and Hawaii. DON'T MISS: 2016 Kia. Green Connecticut Maryland New Jersey New York plug-in cars

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Kia prepping Washington and Oregon for Soul EV launch; dealers and charging network w/ fast-chargers

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors America (KMA) is continuing its progressive launch of the Soul EV and adding to the electric vehicle ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest with 20 Soul EV-certified dealers and a charging network. As an added value, select Kia dealers will allow Soul EV owners to charge at no cost.

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2017 Opel Ampera-e, California carpool stickers, Kia Rio: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we preview two new cars debuting at the 2016 Paris Motor Show: the 2017 Opel Ampera-e and Kia Rio. We also look at a vote to increase availability of carpool-lane "green stickers" for California plug-in hybrid buyers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2017 Opel Ampera-e is a re-badged version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV that will. Today in Car News

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First unveiling of Kia Niro EV; global debut at Paris Motor Show in September

Green Car Congress

Kia unveiled the new battery-electric version of Niro crossover at the 5 th International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea. Kia already offers the Niro in hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

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Kia Soul EV A Big Hit In CA; Sales To Expand Sooner Than Planned

Green Car Reports

Just over a year ago, the 2015 Kia Soul EV was introduced at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show as the Korean brand''s first U.S.-market At the time, Kia said it would launch the Soul EV in California, but would eventually expand sales of the battery-electric tall wagon to four more states.

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Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Five More States By This June

Green Car Reports

When the Kia Soul EV electric car debuted just over a year ago, Kia planned a fairly cautious roll out. The electric tall wagon would launch in California, and sales would expand to other states at an undetermined future point. Then reality struck. It turned out that buyers really liked the idea of an all-electric tall wagon with 93 miles of. Green Georgia Texas Washington State plug-in cars sales

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Kia unveils Soul EV at Chicago Auto Show

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the 2015 Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. Scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014, the Soul EV will be Kia’s first battery-electric car sold in the US. Soul EV. Click to enlarge.

Tesla Model S Road Trip, Used Fisker Karmas, Kia Soul EV A Hit: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today we follow a cross-country Tesla Model S road trip, track the market for used Fisker Karma sedans, and see why plans to sell the Kia Soul EV electric car outside California are being moved up. The Kia Soul EV has been such All this and more on Green Car Reports. We updated our February plug-in electric car sales report with more information.

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2016 Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Oregon, Washington; Some Dealers Get DC Quick Charging

Green Car Reports

The rollout of the well-received Kia Soul EV electric car is now continuing in states outside California. The electric tall wagon went on sale in the Golden State late last year, and an unexpectedly positive response led Kia to accelerate its plans to sell the plug-in vehicle in other states.

Kia Motors America expands Soul EV availability to four additional states; 10 total

Green Car Congress

Nineteen Kia dealers will be certified to sell and service the Soul EV across these four states, and customers will have access to charging stations installed at these facilities. Kia has partnered with three charger providers—Bosch, Leviton and AeroVironment.

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Tesla Model 3 Performance awd built, 2019 Honda Insight, 2018 Kia Niro hybrid, another state joins California: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which state added its name to the list of those following California's tighter emissions regulations? What hybrid car aced the battery of crash tests inflicted by the IIHS? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 22, 2018. Friday, we examined a conservative poll, funded and

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Tesla Model S P85D Buying, Electric Fiat 500X, 2016 Kia Optima Teased: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today we look at one owner''s process of trading in a Tesla Model S for the new all-wheel drive Model S P85D, a possible electric version of the Fiat 500X crossover, and the first tease of the redesigned 2016 Kia Optima mid-size sedan. California utility Pacific Gas & Electric seeks approval to build

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Tesla Model 3 sales, Honda Insight recall, Mazda electric lineup and California goes its own way: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

California overrules the EPA's emissions freeze. And Kia scraps plans for the Sorento diesel in the U.S. The Tesla Model 3 is the fifth best-selling car in the United States. Honda recalls the 2019 Insight. Mazda announces its electric lineup with a familiar engine acting as a range extender. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The Tesla

2018 70

Hyundai-Kia America and Mojo Mobility partnering on wireless fast-charging project

Green Car Congress

Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc., HATCI and Mojo Mobility are developing, implementing and demonstrating a wireless power transfer (WPT) system on a test fleet of Kia Soul EVs ( earlier post ) over three phases, at HATCI in Superior Twp.,

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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Rated: 93 Miles Range, 105 MPGe

Green Car Reports

The very first 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars are now being sold in California, adding a 19th plug-in vehicle to that state''s market. And its final EPA range and efficiency ratings may drive buyers in other states to demand that they get the chance to buy it too. Given the apparent desire for plug-in family vehicles, this tall wagon may come

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Jaguar I-Pace intro, used Fiat 500e service, 2018 Kia Niro preview, electric cars crucial: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got a rundown of the 2018 Kia Niro lineup, a date for the Jaguar I-Pace unveiling, some advice on servicing a used Fiat 500e bought outside California, and why electric cars are more important than ever. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In the array of U.S. climate-action tools, electric cars are more important than ever. Today in Car News

2018 57

Hyundai and Kia settling litigation over fuel economy reductions; valued at up to $395M

Green Car Congress

Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America have entered into settlement agreements with current and former owners and lessees of vehicles affected by the Hyundai/Kia November 2012 lowering of fuel economy ratings. The reductions in fuel economy affected approximately 27% of Hyundai 2011-13 model year vehicles, reducing their combined city/highway fuel economy by 1-2 mpg; the adjustment affected approximately 300,000 2011-13 model year Kia vehicles.

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New California program to make clean cars affordable for lower-income residents

Green Car Congress

The California Air Resources Board announced a new statewide grant and loan program to help lower-income consumers across California get into the cleanest new and used cars on the market. The funding is from California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in low-income and disadvantaged communities.

2018 76

Hyundai & Kia to pay record $100M penalty for GHG conformity violations & lose $200M+ in emission credits

Green Car Congress

Hyundai and Kia will pay a combined $100-million civil penalty, the largest in Clean Air Act history, to resolve violations concerning the testing and certification of vehicles sold in the US (“Conformity Violations”) and will spend approximately $50 million on measures to prevent any future violations. Hyundai and Kia will also forfeit 4.75 Kia will pay a $43.2-million civil penalty and forgo the use of approximately 2.05

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2015 Kia Soul EV: Electric Car Spy Shots, But Compliance Car Only?

Green Car Reports

Electric-car fan Lee Colleton shot the 2015 Kia Soul EV prototype test cars connected to CHAdeMO quick-charging stations at a Residence Inn in the California coastal town of San Juan Capistrano. Ten days ago, spy shots of a new battery-electric car--from a maker that hasn''t yet offered one yet--burst onto the scene.

2013 75

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

Green Car Congress

In California, public and private stakeholders in the transportation sector launched a new organization— Veloz —to accelerate the adoption of EVs. Veloz members include: Automakers, including GM, BMW Group, Honda, Nissan, Kia, Subaru, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford. Others: AECOM, Uber, Lyft, California New Car Dealers Association, Center for Sustainable Energy, EDF Renewable Energy, Electric Power Research Institute, Hubject, PlugShare and Proterra.

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Kia introduces 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-in Hybrid at Chicago

Green Car Congress

Kia unveiled three major hybrid offerings at the Chicago Auto Show: the 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle; the new Optima Hybrid; and the new Optima Plug-in Hybrid. Consequently, deceleration feels more consistent and linear than other hybrids, according to Kia.

2016 78

Kia Motors America providing 6 Soul EVs to UC Irvine for V2G and smart charging development

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors America (KMA) and Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. announced an expanded partnership with the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) to help develop and demonstrate Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) advanced smart charging software algorithms. Kia will provide six Soul EVs with the shared goal of creating software algorithms for use in coordinating the charging of plug-in electric vehicles to support grid resource operation.

2016 60

Kia D-Segment Hybrid set for 2011

Green Cars News

Take a look at the all-new Kia Optima – it is the Korean car maker’s replacement for the Magentis. Designed at Kia’s studios in Frankfurt, Germany and Irvine, California, the all-new Optima [.]. Tags: Kia hybrid Magentis Optima Built on an entirely new platform, the car will be launched across several markets, with the UK expected to see the Optima during 2011.

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Gas-tax hike, Kia Sorento Diesel, Bolt EV after a year, 37-mpg F-150, electric cars in CA: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got an interesting mix of stories, from a debate over how many electric cars California needs to the source of funds for an engine promised to deliver 37 mpg in a full-size Ford F-150 pickup. California. Also, your Tesla primer (it's not what you may think) and the Chevy Bolt EV after a year. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

2018 63

Kia Motors Debuts New Optima at New York Show; Powertrains Aligned with New Sonata

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors Corporation unveiled its all-new Optima midsize sedan at the New York International Auto Show. This represents Kia’s first application of GDI technology.

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Kia focus on green growth

Green Cars News

Kia will bring a raft of “green” vehicles to Europe as part of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group’s commitment to develop environmental technology. And Kia will be fully involved in this process with petrol and diesel hybrid vehicles set to follow the introduction of its emission-reducing cee’d ISG models within the next two years. Kia is also working on plug-in hybrids and has some of the most advanced fuel cell vehicles operating anywhere in the world.

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Bolt EV in winter, 2018 Kia Niro, electric-car tax credits, 2018 Nissan Leaf news: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

What happens if you buy a used Fiat 500e electric car outside California and it needs service? Which two automakers may start to run out of electric-car tax credits this year? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, February 2, 2018. Friday, we wrote that it's taken. The Week In Reverse

2018 57

Nissan leads with transfer of California ZEV credits out for year ending 30 Sep 2014

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Nissan led with California ZEV credit transfers out during the last report period. ZEV (zero emission vehicle) credits from its balance account, according to the latest report by the California Air Resources Board (ARB)—just edging out Tesla with 650.195 credits.

2014 101

Leviton selected as sole supplier of electric vehicle chargers for the DGS California program award

Green Car Congress

Leviton has been selected as the sole supplier of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) by Pacific Lighting Management for the Department of General Services (DGS) California Program Award. As the approved supplier, Leviton will provide EVSE for local government agencies across the state of California. Leviton was the clear choice for us as their EVSE equipment is renowned for its quality and safety along with being the only brand sanctioned by Ford, Kia, Honda and Toyota.

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President Obama announces 54.5 mpge, 163 gCO2/mile target for MY2025 light-duty vehicles; California on board

Green Car Congress

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) worked closely with auto manufacturers, the state of California, environmental groups, and other stakeholders for several months on the program. Light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards, 1978-2025.

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Hyundai showcases new fuel efficient engines

Green Cars News

South Korean car maker Hyundai seized the opportunity at the 11th Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference, by releasing two new powertrains: the Gamma 1.6 It has reduced engine out emissions to meet California’s [.]. Green cars Hyundai Latest news Euro6 Gamma engine Hyundai engines Hyundai-Kia new Hyundai engines

Hyundai Motor Group launches new mobility service venture in LA: MoceanLab

Green Car Congress

The goal is to transition the fleet to fully electric vehicles with a gradual expansion of a combined 300 vehicles of Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation.

2019 78

Gas Mileage For Every 2013 SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

In fact, some areas of California are already at more than $5 per gallon. Kia Sportage. Kia Sorento. 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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2012 SUV Market Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

million travelers from Southern California would take overnight trips of at least 50 miles over the three-day weekend, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. 2012 Kia Sportage — $18,500. SUV Market Remains Strong.

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2012 SUV Market Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

million travelers from Southern California would take overnight trips of at least 50 miles over the three-day weekend, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. 2012 Kia Sportage — $18,500. SUV Market Remains Strong.

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Baidu introduces Apollo 3.5, Apollo Enterprise in major advancements to Apollo autonomous driving ecosystem

Green Car Congress

udelv, a California-based autonomous delivery van company, is one example of companies leveraging Apollo 3.5 Baidu is collaborating with global and national auto brands to deploy these solutions in production vehicles, including Ford, Chery, BYD, Kyundai Kia, Great Wall, and WM Motor.

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Tesla leads with transfer of ZEV credits for year ending 30 Sep 2013

Green Car Congress

Tesla by far dominated the transfer of ZEV credits in California in 2012. California ZEV credit balance by automaker, as of 30 September 2013. Intermediate manufacturers under the ZEV regulation are BMW, Hyundai, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Subaru and Volkswagen.

2013 109

Hyundai delivers keys to first Tucson Fuel Cell customer; leasing for $499/mo, with unlimited free fueling; first drive

Green Car Congress

The fuel cell vehicle currently is available at three southern California Hyundai dealers: Win Hyundai in Carson; Tustin Hyundai; and Hardin Hyundai in Anaheim. Within the group, Kia, which is set up in North America as a competitor to Hyundai, is focusing on battery-electric vehicles.

2014 147

Recargo progressing with WCEH fast-charger buildout; subcontract with Supercharger builder Black & Veach

Green Car Congress

million from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to help complete key routes of the West Coast Electric Highway (WCEH), a network of fast charging and Level 2 electric vehicle stations expected to stretch from Canada to Mexico.

2016 129

Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

Green Car Congress

At a media preview in Santa Barbara this week, Hyundai executives said the the hybrid will be moving into showrooms shortly, the battery-electric version in April (in California initially), and the plus-in hybrid in Q4.

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