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

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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.

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

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

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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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Volkswagen Tiguan Plug-In Hybrid Concept Shown In Detroit

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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.

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

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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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First Detroit Electric SP:01 Built, Sold--But U.S. Won't Get It

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The first Detroit Electric SP:01 sports car has finally rolled off an assembly line, but it's not headed for anyplace near the company's namesake city. Despite its name, the Detroit Electric sports car isn't being built in the U.S.--and Detroit Electric set up a production facility in Leamington Spa in the U.K. UK plug-in cars Detroit Electric

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Detroit Electric reveals Tesla-rivalling first car

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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

Detroit Electric finalising SP:01 electric sports car

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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

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

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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.

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

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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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Detroit Electric signs joint venture with China’s Far East Smarter Energy Group; $1.8B investment

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Detroit Electric has signed a joint venture deal with Far East Smarter Energy Group of China, which has helped secure a total investment of $1.8 The joint venture will invest US$370 million into Detroit Electric’s European operations over the next four years. The focus of this new technical and manufacturing center will be the development of a family of Detroit Electric vehicles for launch in the coming years.

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Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

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In a demonstration of its ongoing development of advanced alternative powertrains, Audi unveiled the new h-tron quattro fuel cell concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

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BMW to introduce BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid at Detroit show

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BMW will stage the world premiere of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and the US premiere of the BMW Concept X2 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January in Detroit.

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Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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Smart electric concept heading to Detroit

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There may be more than a month to go until the showcase event, but mouths are already watering among green car fans after Daimler became the latest to announce it will use the Detroit Motor Show to debut an exciting new concept. Electric cars Green cars Latest news smart Daimler Detroit Motor Show North American International Auto Show smart fortwo Smart-for-UsAre you ready for the North American International Auto Show?

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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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Detroit Auto Show Preview: New Green Production Cars

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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

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

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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.

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

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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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Aramco opens R&D center in Detroit area; fuels research with focus on novel fuels/engines systems for reduced CO2

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The Aramco Research Center-Detroit was inaugurated as one of three US-based research and development (R&D) centers aimed at expanding the global research capabilities of Saudi Aramco, the leading global integrated energy and chemicals company. Specific areas of research being conducted at Aramco’s new Detroit center include fuel combustion and emissions, technology integration and strategic transport studies.

Is Detroit Responding To Tesla Patent Offer With Collective 'Meh'?

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Last month, electric car maker Tesla Motors took the unusual step of opening up its patents to other automakers. Automakers usually guard their patents very closely, ensuring them as much competitive advantage as they can get away with before someone builds something better. Open Tesla''s patents may now be, but as far as America''s Big Three

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

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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.

Detroit Electric and Integrated Energy sign MOU on EV sales and V2X project in S. Korea’s Jeju Island

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Korea-based Integrated Energy, and Detroit Electric, which plans to bring a new electric sportscar—the SP:01 ( earlier post )—to market in 2015, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Integrated Energy to conduct retail sales of Detroit Electric pure electric vehicles, and to implement a joint V2X project which will include a pilot program in South Korea.

A Polite Note About Tesla To Media Colleagues (Especially In Detroit)

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Automotive journalists talk among ourselves, just as most people in most professions do. And because this site consistently covers Tesla Motors and its electric cars, we've had a number of colleagues at other outlets reach out to us with questions about the Silicon Valley carmaker. They all boil down to variants on one theme: "What's up with. future Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Silicon Valley

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Born in the USA: Electric cars return to Detroit

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After an absence of more than 70 years, Detroit Electric is returning, with new plans to production electric cars. First established in 1907, the carmaker has ambitions to become Detroit’s four carmaker and the first to produce a fully electric sports car in Michigan.

Acura NSX Supercar Unveiled In Detroit: This Time It's a Hybrid!

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The 2015 Detroit Auto Show saw the return of a fan-favorite supercar, with a new twist. First shown as a concept way back in 2012, the 2016 Acura NSX arrives with a hybrid all-wheel drive powertrain. DON''T MISS: Honda FCV Concept: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle Coming In 2016 (Live Photos) The first-generation Acura (or Honda, in most parts of the

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Detroit would benefit from fuel economy focus

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How will Detroit get out of its financial crisis - with a broad, deep, fast change and a focus on fuel economy, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. It finds that not only would the Detroit three gain profits over base in all scenarios, but Japanese automakers’ profit gains would be smaller and the Japanese industry would lose sales while the North American industry would continue to grow.

2014 Detroit Auto Show: Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Full Details

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Audi has a plug-in hybrid concept vehicle for most months of the year, and January''s, on show at the Detroit Auto Show, is the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept. From the car''s moniker alone you can deduce most of it''s key attributes. Allroad" means it has pseudo-off road crossover styling cues, including a subtly raised ride height and plastic

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2015 Honda Fit: Full Details From 2015 Detroit Auto Show

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The all-new 2015 Honda Fit was unveiled this afternoon at the Detroit Auto Show--one of very few cars that could conceivably be deemed "green" at an event dominated by the huge new 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck. The new Fit is a complete redesign of the five-door subcompact that won raves for its interior space and versatility in its

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Detroit Electric SP:01 - The New Tesla Roadster?

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The Detroit Electric SP:01 you see above was teased last month, but readers will note its similarity to the British Lotus Elise sports car--albeit one with electric power. This is not, it has to be said, an original idea. The Tesla Roadster of a few years past also used a Lotus Elise chassis, albeit with carbon-fiber bodywork and a unique

2013 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Diesels, Electrics And Hybrids

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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. Given consumer tastes and the trends in the market, it should come as no surprise that the list of green cars, whether we’re talking compacts, diesels, electrics

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Volvo Concept XC Coupe To Make Detroit Debut

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This year''s Detroit Auto Show is a little light on truly green car content, so most attention will instead turn to downsized engines and vehicles offering subtle improvements in fuel economy. As part of Volvo''s future plans, all its five and six-cylinder engines will be phased out in favor of turbocharged fours--and the Concept XC Coupe due at

Tesla Doubles Down On Fight For Direct Sales In Michigan, Detroit Three's Home Turf

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Tesla Motors can't sell its electric cars in the home state of the Detroit Three automakers, but it's long wanted to change that. Last October, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill prohibiting carmakers from selling vehicles directly to customers in the state. The legislation came after fierce campaigning by Michigan's franchised auto. Green Michigan Politics Tesla Motors dealers dealerships plug-in cars sales state laws

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VW ID Buzz concept: all-electric Microbus could arrive in 2022

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Detroit Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) MicrobusIf you pronounce the word "buzz" with a German accent, it sounds like "bus"—which is almost surely why VW's second all-electric concept vehicle is called the Volkswagen ID Buzz. It's the latest in a series of concept studies for a modern-day Microbus, with stylistic nods to the classic Type 2 bus launched 65 years ago. It's one of the few.

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2015 Honda Fit: Video Summary From Detroit Auto Show

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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.

Fisker Karma With V-8 Emerges As VLF Destino, Including Henrik Himself

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Detroit Auto Show Bob Lutz plug-in cars Henrik Fisker VL Automotive Destino VL AutomotiveHenrik Fisker left his namesake car company in March 2013, shortly before Fisker Automotive itself went bankrupt. But now he's once again involved with the Karma luxury sedan. He's joining VL Automotive, which still plans to sell Karmas with V-8 engines in place of their original extended-range electric powertrains. DON'T MISS: Destino--The.

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Tesla Model X Electric Crossover New Interior: Detroit Auto Show Live Pictures

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Unveiled live at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is giving us new ideas as to what the interior of its Model X crossover may look like. Tesla calls it an "interior exploration", giving a hint as to the different colors and trim materials you can expect from the production Model X. The work has been done by Tesla Design Studio

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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.