New Karma in Detroit!

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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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Downtown Detroit, a charging desert, finally gets DC fast chargers

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auto industry has long been downtown Detroit. Detroit almost made it to the end of the decade without a single DC fast charger. The home base for the U.S.

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

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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. Greenius on the job at Gompers Elementary School in Detroit. And now Detroit has hit bottom and many are ready to give up on both the city and its people.

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2019 Honda Insight prototype to debut at Detroit auto show

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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.

Michigan, Cavnue to create corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles between Ann Arbor and Detroit

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This public-private partnership will explore the opportunity and viability of this project working with state and local partners, stakeholders, and communities across the corridor from Detroit to Ann Arbor.

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Ford, Bedrock and Bosch exploring highly automated vehicle technology in Detroit to help make parking easier

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Ford Motor Company, Bedrock and Bosch are launching a demonstration project with connected Ford Escape test vehicles that can drive and park themselves inside Bedrock’s Assembly Garage in Detroit using Bosch smart infrastructure.

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GM rolls last Chevy Volt off Detroit assembly line

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GM built the last 2019 Chevy Volt on February 15, and in a ceremony last Tuesday it rolled off the assembly line at GM's Hamtramck factory in Detroit—after. With the end of Chevrolet Volt production last week, it looks more like pure electric cars are winning the race to transform driving over more complicated, if versatile plug-in hybrids.

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2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

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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.

Tesla layoffs, US-built VW electric car, an electrified Detroit: The Week in Reverse

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Which Chinese automaker showed an electric minivan in Detroit? Detroit Auto ShowWhat upcoming SUV will underpin a new "elegant" electric from Lincoln? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending January 18, 2019. Last week, the CES show in Las Vegas was something of a disappointment for visitors.

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

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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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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.

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

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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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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.

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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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GM to invest $2.2B at Detroit-Hamtramck to produce all-electric trucks and SUVs; GM’s first fully-dedicated EV plant

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billion at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. Detroit-Hamtramck will be GM’s first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant. Hourly employees at Detroit-Hamtramck are represented by UAW Local 22.

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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.

ArcelorMittal opens tailored blanks operation in Detroit

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ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks, a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, selected the city of Detroit as the company’s first wholly-owned manufacturing operation in the state due to its proximity to leading automakers, access to talent and support from local and state governments. The city of Detroit approved a tax incentive package to support the operation.

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News from Detroit

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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.

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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GM plans to go all-renewable with Detroit-area facilities—including EV assembly

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General Motors and DTE have partnered for what is claimed to be the largest renewable energy investment yet in the automaker’s home state of Michigan—allowing GM to assemble its upcoming electric vehicles, like the GMC Hummer EV, with clean power.

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Bollinger electric off-road trucks head toward production with Detroit reveal

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Bollinger Motors has officially revealed what it calls “its next step toward production,” with "beta-prototype" versions of its B1 electric SUV and B2 electric pickup, in a Thursday evening event near its new Detroit-area headquarters, in Ferndale, Michigan.

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Report: Cruise Origin electric self-driving shuttle will be made in Detroit

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The news comes via the Detroit News, citing.

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2020 Detroit Auto Show cancels amid COVID-19 pandemic; expected conversion of TCF Center to field hospital

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The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will cancel its June 2020 show in Detroit in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping across the world and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s expected plans to repurpose TCF Center into a temporary field hospital. To date, the USACE, Detroit District, has performed seven assessments on locations nominated by the State, including the 725,000 sq.

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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.

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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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GM offers to make electric pickup in Detroit, as UAW pushes for more US-made gas vehicles

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GM has committed to building an electric pickup truck in Detroit in its ongoing attempt to negotiate a new contract with the UAW. Last Friday, Detroit's WDIV-TV detailed the latest in negotiations between General Motors and the UAW Friday as the two seek to resolve a contract stand-off that currently has more than 45,000 U.S.

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

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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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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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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.

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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

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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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Motiv Power Systems secures $60M to scale EPIC all-electric chassis, establish Detroit operations

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These funds will support the overall growth of Motiv, including opening a new engineering and manufacturing facility in Detroit, Michigan, as well as facilitate further growth in the large-fleet customer segment. Establishing an engineering and manufacturing center in Detroit will strengthen its Midwest presence, bring Motiv closer to customers and partners in the region, and enable manufacturing growth through its partners.

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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 Electric Opens Showroom Near Car Assembly Plant In England

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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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VW unveils long-wheelbase Tiguan at Detroit

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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. As with the new Atlas ( earlier post ), the Tiguan is based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture. Compared with the current model, the new Tiguan has far more interior space; at 185.2

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Detroit Electric to outline future product plans at LCV 2017

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>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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Infiniti readies electric SUV concept for Detroit auto show

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Tesla has rocked the luxury car market in the U.S. to its core with the Model S and Model X, and is now doing the same to the aspirational lower end of the car market and even the mainstream market with its Model 3. That's the place where automakers like Acura, Audi, BMW, Infiniti, and Lexus have thrived for decades. In response, Infiniti is

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VW to unveil new electric ID concept model in Detroit

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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. Volkswagen will present a new I.D. Like the I.D.

2016 65

EQC delayed, Mini plug-in rated, Detroit charging, Best Car To Buy 2020: Today’s Car News

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Downtown Detroit ends the decade a little less of a charging desert. The Mercedes-Benz EQC isn’t arriving in the U.S. this year or next year. The latest plug-in hybrid model from Mini has been rated by the EPA for range and mileage.

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Changan opens Detroit RD center

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Chang’an Motor has established the first R&D center by a Chinese automaker in Detroit; opened 18 January, the center will focus on chassis development. People’s Daily. According to Xu Liuping, president of Chang’an Motor, the R&D center will play a key role in the company’s overseas expansion following its already operating R&D centers in Italy, Japan and Britain.

Detroit Electric SP:01 Sports Car: Final Design Announced

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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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First production Detroit SP:01 EV rolls off assembly line

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The first production Detroit Electric SP:01 ( earlier post ) has rolled off the line at the company’s Leamington Spa (UK) manufacturing facility. The new SP:01 is destined for one of Detroit Electric’s export markets to be delivered to the EV company’s first customer. Every Detroit Electric comes with built-in bi-directional charge and discharge capability.

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