New Karma in Detroit!

Electric Cars are for Girls

Fisker's Karma is a production-ready plug-in hybrid, - meaning TODAY, not 2010 - and it's coming to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 15th

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Hey Google! Lets Reinvent Detroit Together Using Our Creative Greenius Before The Opportunivors Scavenge It

Creative Greenius

One of the houses Power House Productions is transforming in Detroit – and none too soon. I went to Detroit last month and found myself in neighborhoods that looked like they had been attacked by enemy forces, had lost their battle and had now surrendered and in most part been abandoned.

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2019 Honda Insight prototype to debut at Detroit auto show

Green Car Reports

The end-of-year holiday season is just really starting, but information on Detroit auto show debuts next month is coming in. Detroit Auto ShowA new hybrid car from one of the pioneers of hybrid-electric vehicles is notable, and that's what Honda has delivered. The company said Tuesday morning that it will show a prototype of what will be the 2019 Honda Insight.

Green car preview at Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Media days for the 2017 Detroit Auto Show begin amidst significant uncertainty about green cars and their future in the U.S. Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsIt remains unclear how the incoming Trump Administration will treat current fuel-economy and emissions standards. Continued low gas prices are driving a boom in SUV and crossover sales, something reflected in the number new.

2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

Green Car Reports

Detroit Auto Show VideosPickup trucks took the limelight this year, but a significant green car made a quiet debut. It's an interesting and handsome model that revives a familiar name for Honda. The 2019 Honda Insight is a compact premium sedan projected to get an EPA combined rating of 50 mpg or better. The new Insight is Honda's third try at a dedicated hybrid, each of.

2019 Honda Insight prototype to debut in Detroit; 50 mpg or better projected

Green Car Reports

On Thursday, a concept version of what will be the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan was unveiled before its public debut at next week's Detroit auto show. Detroit Auto ShowAny new hybrid car from one of the pioneers of hybrid-electric vehicles is notable, and that's what Honda has delivered. Honda released photos and some details of what's called the "Insight.

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Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

Green Car Reports

Detroit Auto Show taxiThe Ford Transit Connect small van has proven popular among U.S. taxi drivers. In some cities, you're just as likely to find Transit Connect taxis plying the streets as traditional sedans—especially in taxi-rich New York City. But now Ford plans to put a new—and greener—spin on this workaday vehicle. DON'T MISS: Ford plans.

Rinspeed Oasis electric urban car to appear at CES, Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Its latest work will be displayed at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show and the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, which run within days of each other next month. Detroit Auto Show Rinspeed CES self-driving carsSwiss design firm Rinspeed does not produce vehicles for sale, but it has built quite a number of unusual concept cars over the years. The Rinspeed Oasis is a self-driving electric car designed to.

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2016 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Green Car Concepts, Production Cars

Green Car Reports

isn't going to see a shred of snow over the Christmas holidays, and Detroit in early January isn't looking too green either. Thus far, we know of just a handful of concept cars and new production models that could be described as green to be revealed or displayed at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Detroit Auto ShowThe Northeastern U.S.

ArcelorMittal opens tailored blanks operation in Detroit

Green Car Congress

During its first year of operation, ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Detroit will have substantial open floor space, providing a sustainable location that can accommodate the anticipated market growth expected over the next five years.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Plug-In Hybrid Concept Shown In Detroit

Green Car Reports

But now Volkswagen is showing a second Tiguan plug-in hybrid concept at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, hinting that the production Tiguan may in. Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsWhen the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show last fall, a plug-in hybrid concept was among the featured variants. Called the Tiguan GTE, it was never confirmed for production.

1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars

Green Car Reports

The 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 in these photos was painstakingly restored over a period of years by owner Donald Davidson, who is only the car's third owner in 98 years. plug-in cars Historic Detroit ElectricWhat a difference a century makes, more or less. It's shown with Electric Auto Association board member Chris Neff's 2014 BMW i3 REx, which may be able to out-accelerate the.

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China's GAC shows electric car, plug-in hybrid concept, crossover at Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

GAC appeared this week at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show with three vehicles, including an electric car and a concept plug-in hybrid. China Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars GACChina is now the world's largest new-car market, but no native Chinese manufacturers sell passenger cars in the U.S. At least one of those manufacturers is at least considering having a go at the U.S. market.

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News from Detroit

Plugs and Cars

BMW has recognized that they simply teed up GM and Nissan to benefit from the MINI E experience. Today they announced officially that MINI E "pioneers" will be able to extend their leases until 2011.

Q: Why is Tesla worth more than GM? A: The sins of Detroit

Green Car Reports

Detroit General Motors Elon Musk GM Tesla Motors Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA It remains unclear whether Tesla will survive as an independent company, given that it's had exactly two profitable quarters in its 12-plus years of existence. And yet, last week, Tesla briefly passed General Motors to become the most valuable U.S. automaker by market capitalization. It had passed Ford last week, and long ago surpassed the value.

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Hyundai 'AE' Hybrid To Beat 2016 Prius On MPG? Detroit Debut On Tap

Green Car Reports

While we don't yet know the model name, we do know Hyundai is expected to launch its first dedicated hybrid vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Detroit Auto Show Future Cars subcompact Fuel EconomyThat car--codenamed 'AE' for now--will go on sale within a year of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius, the car that has defined hybrid efficiency for more than a decade. And in its domestic.

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Electric Ford Transit van conversion shown by Inventev at Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Detroit Auto Show fleet sales plug-in cars Commercial vehicleWhen an automaker doesn't offer a vehicle for a specific market segment, sometimes the aftermarket will fill in the gap. In the U.S., all-electric commercial vans are one of those gaps. Such vehicles are available in other markets, but so far, not on sale from major makers in North America. DON'T MISS: Renault adds new Master ZE larger electric.

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Electric VW Microbus-like concept to appear at Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Detroit Auto Show VW plug-in cars MicrobusThe original Volkswagen Microbus is an iconic design that is still instantly recognizable decades after the last ones were sold in the U.S. That might explain why rumors of the vehicle's return are so persistent. A new VW Microbus has been whispered about multiple times over the past few years, and now the automaker has teased us with photos of.

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Obama Visits Detroit Auto Show, Checks Out Chevy Bolt EV Electric Car

Green Car Reports

presidents in history have visited the Detroit Auto Show in its century-plus of existence: Dwight D. At various points during the day, the president lauded the ongoing recoveries of the city of Detroit itself as well as the domestic automakers, including the. Detroit Auto Show obama Barack Obama plug-in cars Government loans Government grantsOnly three U.S. Eisenhower in 1960, Bill Clinton in 1999, and now Barack Obama, yesterday.

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Kia Niro 'Hybrid Utility Vehicle' First Photos Revealed At Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Today, at the more influential Detroit Auto Show, the Korean company released the images of that vehicle, to be known as two Kia Niro. Detroit Auto Show Kia NiroAs part of its parent company's push into hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric vehicles, Kia will introduce what it calls a 'hybrid utility vehicle' at next month's Chicago Auto Show. Its hybrid powertrain.

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Detroit Electric finalising SP:01 electric sports car

Green Cars News

Electric vehicle manufacturer Detroit Electric has revealed that it is finalising the dynamic testing of its SP:01 pure-electric sports car, a vehicle set to become one of the fastest production EVs in the world. Electric cars Detroit Electric

Audi unmasks Q8 concept in Detroit

Green Cars News

Audi has taken the covers off its eagerly awaited Q8 SUV Coupe concept at the Detroit Motor Show. The show car gives us an idea of what we can expect. Audi Q8

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Detroit Electric makes new partnership in China

Green Cars News

Not content with grabbing headlines with the world’s fastest electric vehicle (see article), Detroit Electric is at it again: after announcing a strategic partnership in China.

Detroit Electric reveals Tesla-rivalling first car

Green Cars News

Last month we brought you the news of the rebirth of the Detroit Electric after an absence of more than 70 years (see story), now at last we can bring you the details of its first new model. Electric cars Detroit Electric electric car

Top five cars to look out for at the Detroit Motor Show

Green Cars News

The North American International Auto Show (or Detroit Motor Show to you and I) kicks off the international auto show calendar on 8 January. Detroit Motor Show Motor show Top 5

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More sedan, smaller, entry models bite the dust in Detroit

Green Car Reports

Two years ago this month, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles essentially threw in the towel on the "automobiles" part of its name. Canceling the compact Dodge Dart and the mid-size Chrysler 200 sedans, the company doubled down on the pickup trucks and utility vehicles that had long been its profit centers. Now that decision has become a trend, spurred on. small cars Fuel Economy

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2015 Honda Fit: Video Summary From Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Undoubtedly the most important green car at a rather scattered Detroit Auto Show, the 2015 Honda Fit promises to be a strong entry in the subcompact segment when it arrives this spring.

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GM Detroit Shoot (1 of 2)

Revenge of the Electric Car

Interviewing GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz at GM's test track in Detroit. General Motors invited me to Detroit to speak on a panel at its 100th anniversary along with a small group of other “outside voices&#. Only 20 months ago, Chelsea and Bob Sexton and I visited GM to cover the debut of the Chevy Volt electric hybrid concept car at the Detroit Auto Show. Tags: Shoots Production Diary Production News Past Shoots GM Chevy Volt Detroit

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Detroit auto show, Ford Mach 1, profitable Chevy EVs, cheaper renewables: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got news from the Detroit auto show, promised profits on electric cars, yet another teaser from Ford, and some great news on renewable energy. Detroit debuts kicked off with the redesigned 2019. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran down last week's most important green-car stories. Today in Car News

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Infiniti reveals updated QX50 SUV concept ahead of Detroit debut

Green Cars News

Infiniti Detroit Motor Show QX50Infiniti has revealed what the next QX50 crossover could look like in the form of a concept. The luxury Japanese brand is aiming to take on the likes.

Detroit Auto Show Preview: New Green Production Cars

Green Car Reports

The 2015 Detroit Auto Show opens next week and so far it''s not looking like an especially noteworthy show for green cars. While Detroit is one of the biggest stops on the global auto-show circuit, there don''t seem to be many plug-in electric, hybrid, or other efficient-car debuts lined up. That doesn''t mean there won''t be any important green-car

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Shock, Surprise: Startup Detroit Electric Won't Build In Detroit After All

Green Car Reports

It may not come as much of a surprise then to learn that Detroit Electric, a small automaker aiming to build a Tesla Roadster-like In the world of startup electric car automakers, things don''t always go to plan. With the best will in the world, release dates get pushed back, prices go up and initial promises fade away as if they were never made.

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VW unveils long-wheelbase Tiguan at Detroit

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen unveiled the new long-wheelbase 2018 Tiguan at the Detroit show. Engineered specifically to meet the desires of US customers, the all-new Tiguan adds a more sophisticated and spacious interior, flexible seating and high-tech infotainment and driver assistance features.

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VW unveils 2019 Jetta at Detroit; MQB-based, lower price

Green Car Congress

unveiled the new 2019 Jetta at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Volkswagen of America, Inc., The Jetta is one of the world’s most successful sedans, with more than 17 million models sold worldwide since it was introduced in 1979; more than 3.2

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VW to unveil new electric ID concept model in Detroit

Green Car Congress

family model—a multi-functional electric vehicle—at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. concept to appear in Detroit. concept vehicle in Detroit forges links between the origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electric future.

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Detroit Electric Opens Showroom Near Car Assembly Plant In England

Green Car Reports

The journey to rebirth for Detroit Electric has taken the historic electric-car brand far from its namesake city. Yet it seems the company, wearing the name of one of the original electric-vehicle makers and peddling an electric sports car manufactured in Europe, is finally approaching the point at which it can start selling plug-in cars to

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Chevrolet and Ford cruise into Detroit Auto Show leading with truck introductions

Green Car Congress

Chevrolet and Ford each are entering the Detroit Auto Show this week on the heels of major truck introductions: for Chevrolet, the next-generation Silverado full-size pickup; for Ford, the return of the Ranger mid-size pickup.

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2013 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Diesels, Electrics And Thomas Edison

Green Car Reports

Next week is the annual Detroit Auto Show, one of the most important events on the automotive calendar and increasingly a place for car companies to show off new green technology.

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Detroit Electric SP:01 Sports Car: Final Design Announced

Green Car Reports

ALSO SEE: Detroit Electric SP:01 - The New Tesla Roadster? The first prototype of the Detroit Electric SP:01 electric sports car was shown in Starting a new company is always somewhat difficult, but that’s particularly true in the car business. Even when the new company shares its name with one of the original manufacturers of electric cars.

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Top Ten Green Cars of the Detroit Auto Show. The Green Piece.

Green Cars News

The North American International Auto Show 2013 (or the Detroit Auto Show as we like to call it) starts its second day of press previews today, before opening to the public for two weeks of motoring delights (January 14-27, 2013). Tuesday 15 January 2013. The Green Piece Column.

Detroit Electric To Build Electric Sports Cars In.Holland ?!?!?

Green Car Reports

Detroit Electric''s first sports car will be a little less Detroit than first intended, it seems. The Detroit News reports the company The company has announced that the first of its SP:01 electric sports cars will be built not in Southeast Michigan, but in a factory in Holland, owing to delays in its plans to start production in Wayne County.

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Detroit Electric to outline future product plans at LCV 2017

Green Car Congress

>UK-based electric vehicle start-up Detroit Electric will outline its future product plans during its first appearance at Cenex’s Low Carbon Vehicles (LCV) 2017 event on 6 and 7 September at Millbrook. To help fulfil this strategy, Detroit Electric is in the midst of a major recruitment drive, with between 150 and 200 posts to fill by next spring.

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All-Electric Sports Car Coming Next Month From Detroit Startup?

Green Car Reports

Tesla did it, Mercedes-Benz is doing it, so why can't a Detroit company do it too? Detroit Electric, a famous name adopted by a five-year-old startup in the Motor City, will reveal its plans next month for such a two-seat electric sports car. In this case, "it" is building a pricey, limited-production, two-seat all-electric sports car.

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