Tesla upgrades, Chevy Bolt EV sales, Kia green cars: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Tesla upgrades sensors and hardware in an effort to equip its electric cars for autonomous driving, LG Chem makes a claim about Chevrolet Bolt EV sales, and a Kia executive says the automaker will launch its first hydrogen fuel-cell car around 2020. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Official: Kia Soul EV delayed until 2021

Green Car Reports

Kia confirmed Thursday that its next-generation all-electric Soul EV won't arrive for the 2020 model year, but instead will be delayed until 2021. Kia spokesman Neil Dunlop confirmed the news to Green Car Reports.

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Honda Clarity PHEV, Kia’s electric push, Tesla’s unintended acceleration: Today’s Car News

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Kia plans for many more electric vehicles. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsTesla’s potentially facing an unintended-acceleration investigation. And the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid returns, but only to California.

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Hyundai And Kia Green-Car Plans, Free IN Charging, Cheapest Electric Car: Today's Car News

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An Indiana utility lets electric-car owners charge at night for free, we explain why the country''s cheapest electric car is only available to a select few, and two brands known for sensibly-priced cars--Hyundai and Kia--take aim at the number two slot in green-car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports Today''s news is all about thrift.

2014 77

Hyundai-Kia plans split offensive at green cars

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Hyundai and Kia may be part of the same automotive group, but the way each brand targets green cars will be very different. According to Yang Woong-Chul, the vice president of Hyundai-Kia, speaking at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Kia will focus on electric cars while Hyundai will work on plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell [.]. Green cars Hyundai Kia Latest news Electric cars electric vehicles fuel cell vehicles Hyundai-Kia plug-in hybrid cars

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VW ID 3 revealed, Nissan electric crossover, Hyundai and Kia fast-charge: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Hyundai and Kia are investing in very fast charging—in Europe. And the first of VW’s affordable electric cars is revealed in full. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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

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

2019 81

Kia reveals fuel cell car commitment

Green Cars News

South Korean carmaker Kia has not given up on fuel cell vehicles – declaring that they are firmly a part of its plans over the next few years. The company issued a Press release outlining its commitment to green cars and battling rising oil prices over the last 25 years: stating how it has been [.]. Fuel Cells Green cars Hydrogen cars Kia Latest news fuel cell cars green cars hydrogen cars Kia Borrego Kia Ray EV

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Kia reveals plans for Soul EV

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During its market launch for the new 2014 Soul model in the USA, Korean carmaker Kia revealed its plans for an all-electric version of the vehicle. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Kia

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Hyundai and Kia must adjust fuel economy claims

Green Cars News

South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia are being forced to backtrack on fuel economy claims for a number of their 2011-2013 models after discrepancies were revealed between agency results and tests from the company.

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Top green car stories of 2012

Green Cars News

Two appears from Renault (the company’s PRs will be pleased), plus electric car stories AND electric vans [.]. Electric cars Kia Mercedes Renault electric car van

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Kia Niro EV drive, Tesla service, electric car ads: Today's Car News

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And our latest Twitter poll asks for readers' opinions about electric-car ads. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In our first chance to drive the 2019 Kia Niro EV, we found a lot to. Koenigsegg Today in Car News NEVSTesla plans to make service quicker, easier, and automatic. National Electric Vehicles Sweden bought a stake in Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg.

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Volvo pays for charging, Kia Soul EV postponed, very small electric cars: Today’s Car News

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Volvo introduced its first electric car yesterday, and elaborated on a plan that will pay owners of its plug-in hybrids to, well, plug in. And Kia has officially nudged its Soul EV ahead one model year. This and more, today at Green Car. Today in Car News

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Kia reveals Optima Hybrid pricing

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Kia has announced the North American pricing of its 2011 Optima Hybrid – which will be its first hybrid vehicle available in the US market. The Optima Hybrid features a Kia-developed powertrain with advanced lithium polymer batteries from LG Chem and delivers up to 35miles per gallon in city driving and 40miles per gallon on [.]. Green cars Hybrid cars Kia Latest news Kia hybrid cars Kia Optima Hybrid Kia Optima Hybrid pricing

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Tesla Autopilot, VW solid-state batteries, and Kia electric cars: Today's Car News

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Future Kia electric cars are about what fits the market. And will electric cars hurt automaker profitability? All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The Tesla Autopilot system gets outranked by a rival. VW confirms plans for solid-state batteries. Volvo's parent company is reportedly in talks with Toyota over hybrid systems. Tesla's Autopilot

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Porsche kills diesels, BMW iX3 electric car orders, and Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

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Porsche declares it's done building diesel-powered cars. The BMW iX3 electric car tallies 1,000 reservations in Norway. Kia drops the most affordable Soul EV variant. And will VW build any of its electric cars in the United States? All of this and more on Green Car We ask which electric SUV has readers most interested in a new Twitter poll.

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Hyundai and Kia enter fuel economy settlement

Green Cars News

Korean car making giants Kia and Hyundai have entered into settlement agreements with owners and lessees of vehicles that were affected by their reduction of fuel economy ratings. Latest News Green cars Kia Hyundai

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Audi E-tron delays, EVgo Autocharge, Hyundai-Kia EV app: Today's Car News

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Hyundai and Kia release an app to customize settings and performance for plug-in cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Car Sharing Today in Car News RivianRivian reveals the company plans six new models. Audi faces more battery delays for its long-awaited E-tron electric SUV. EVgo turns on the first non-Tesla fast chargers with one-step Plug'n Charge. Rivian won't stop at a.

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Kia confirms plans for Soul electric car

Green Cars News

It has been rumoured for months and now it has been confirmed: Kia will officially develop a Soul EV model which will be put on sale during 2014. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Kia

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Kia Niro crash test, first Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD, and falling battery prices: Today's Car News

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The Kia Niro (mostly) aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. When properly equipped, the Kia Tesla has built the first Model 3 Performance AWD variant. Falling battery prices could lead to a boost in renewable electricity by 2050. And the results are in for our latest Twitter poll.

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Kia introduces two electric vehicles

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The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,Nevada, will be the setting for Kia Motors to unveil two electric vehicles. The Korean carmaker will use the event to showcase both its Kia Ray Electric Vehicle, for the first time in North America, and its Naimo Electric Vehicle concept car. Electric cars Green cars Kia Latest news electric vehicles Kia Motors Kia Naimo Kia Ray

Kia to boost hybrid, electric offerings, add fuel cell in 2020

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Kia is continuing with plans to significantly increase the number of green cars in its future lineup. The Korean automaker and its parent, Hyundai, together hope to become the second-biggest seller of green cars worldwide, after Toyota. That means more hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric cars, and even some hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars

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Solar from Hyundai, Kia; GM plan trouble, VW-Ford electrics, getting warmer: Today's Car News

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Hyundai and Kia plan to put solar panels on cars. VW won't rule out sharing electric cars with Ford. A prominent electric-car advocate takes issue with GM's plan for a national mandate. All this and more on Green Car Reports. And a new report from the journal Nature shows global warming may already be much worse than expected. As solar panels get. global warming GM

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Polluters pay, 2020 Kia Soul EV, hydrogen internal combustion: Today's Car News

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We had a first chance to drive the new 2020 Kia Soul EV. London's new pollution charge on older vehicles makes it really expensive to drive older cars into the city. And our latest Twitter poll asks what GM should do with the Volt name now that it no longer produces the car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. emissions tax hydrogen fuel cell Today in Car News air pollution

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Chevy Bolt EV vs Nissan Leaf Plus; Honda, Kia EVs for China; used EV incentives: Today's Car News

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Honda and Kia rolled out new electric cars for the Chinese market. And Ontario, Canada, buyers can get rebates on used electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. chinese carsWe recently drove both the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus and 2019 Chevy Bolt EV, then compared them. GM trademarked a possible name for the new electric sibling to the Chevy Bolt EV.

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Kia reveals new hybrid car

Green Cars News

The Los Angeles Motor Show is the latest motoring event to be adorned by a host of debutants – with Kia premiering the hybrid version of its new Optima saloon car at the event. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Kia Latest news Kia hybrid cars Kia Optima Hybrid LA Auto Show Los Angeles Auto Show new Kia Optima Hybrid

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Kia Cee’d starring at UK motor show

Green Cars News

The second generation Kia Cee’d (pictured) is now on sale in the UK – and is placing its clearest emphasis yet on lowering emissions. Green cars Kia Latest news green cars Kia Cee'd Motorexpo 2012 UKThe C-segment family hatchback is one of the stars of the on-going Motorexpo 2012 event and offers some remarkable emission figures: the 1.6litre version of the vehicle, which is exempt from [.].

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Kia to introduce new flex-fuel vehicle

Green Cars News

Kia Motors introduced a new fuel efficient, ethanol-petrol powered Soul Flex as part of the Salao Internacional do Automovel in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tags: Green cars Kia Latest news Brazil flex fuel vehicles Kia Motors Kia Soul Flex Kia Sportage Kia Sportage Flex The Soul Flex will be the first Korean flexible fuel vehicle as it can run on an ethanol-petrol mixture or even on 100 per cent ethanol or 100 per cent petrol. It [.].

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Kia Optima Diesel Mild Hybrid Planned, But Not For U.S. Market

Green Car Reports

The Kia Optima Hybrid has been the Korean brand''s green-car mainstay for four years now, but now Kia is taking its hybrid technology in a new direction--at least for some parts of the world. Kia is preparing a mild-hybrid version of the Optima, fitted with a diesel engine, most likely aimed at the European market. The Kia Optima Mild Hybrid

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DOJ investigates Tesla, Kia e-Niro, and VW electric car plans: Today's Car News

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The Kia e-Niro gets an official range rating. VW shares plans for more than two dozen new electric cars. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The Department of Justice plans to investigate Tesla and CEO Elon Musk. And the results are in from our latest Twitter poll. The DOJ will reportedly investigate Tesla and Musk over the CEO's "funding

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2015 Kia Soul EV: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

Green Car Reports

The fourth of our five nominees for Green Car Reports'' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Kia Soul EV. It''s the Korean maker''s first-ever electric car sold in the U.S., DON''T MISS: Green Car Reports'' 2015 Best Car To Buy: The and an adaptation of the popular compact "tall wagon" that was entirely redesigned for the 2014 model year.

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Kia plans further expansion into China

Green Cars News

The strategic importance of the Chinese automotive market continues to grow, with Kia now announcing its plans to build a third manufacturing plant in the country. With positive sales in the market, Kia is aiming to meet increasing demand. When it completes the Dongfeng Yueda Kia Plant 3, which will have an annual capacity of [.]. Green cars Kia Latest news China China automotive market Dongfeng Yueda Kia China Kia Plant

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Kia

Green Cars News

Where we stand: December 2010 The second largest automobile manufacturer in South Korea, Kia has been taking significant steps forward in recent months as it bids to be among the frontrunners in the green car race. Manufacturer Spotlight Kia manufacturersThe Paris Motor Show 2010 was particularly important for the company as it took the opportunity to unveil a [.].

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Jaguar E-Type Zero production, fuel-economy standards, and 2020 Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

The 2020 Kia Soul EV steps out in front of the camera in a new round of spy photos. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Jaguar plans to put the electric E-Type Zero into production. A study shows little support for reduced fuel economy standards in the United States. And what exactly are WLTP standards? Jaguar will produce the E-Type Zero

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Kia introduces electric car in Korea

Green Cars News

Korea will soon boast its first production electric vehicle from a major carmaker when Kia introduces the Ray EV. This new electric car boasts a range of up to 86miles on a single charge and is powered by a 50kW electric motor as well as a high capacity 330V, 16.4kWh lithium-ion polymer battery that is [.]. Electric cars Green cars Kia Latest news electric vehicle Kia Ray Kia Ray EV Korea

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New Kia Sorento to boast improved fuel economy

Green Cars News

Keep your eyes peeled for the new Kia Sorento (pictured) – due to go on sale later in the year, it will boast a host of changes focusing on improving its fuel economy and lowering its emissions. Green cars Kia Latest news green cars Kia Sorento SUVThe vehicle, which will be manufactured in Korea, will include a host of different diesel and petrol engines [.].

Kia to debut new Picanto at Geneva Motor Show

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The latest automaker to make plans for the event is Kia, which will unveil the next generation Picanto city car at the event. Green cars Kia Latest news Geneva Motor Show 2011 Kia Picanto Kia Picanto flex-fuel Kia Picanto LPG new Kia PicantoIt may still be several months away, but new vehicles continue to be announced for the Geneva International Motor Show in March.

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Hybrid Kia Sorento SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Making its debut in Germany this week is the Kia Sorento Diesel-Hybrid crossover, a concept vehicle that will join other green cars from Kia ( Cee’d & Forte LPI) under Kia’s new EcoDynamics badge. 2011 Kia Sorento official website.

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Tesla Autopilot, Kia Niro hybrid, used Fiat electrics, VW diesel buyback warning: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which electric model might be the used-car bargain of the year? And exactly what kind of car is a new hybrid we just drove? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, December 30, 2016. Friday, we published our first drive of the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid, which Kia says is a.

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Kia outlines 5-year plan for more green vehicles; Optima PHEV, Niro hybrid, FCV; $10.2B investment

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Kia Motors outlined its mid- to long-term plans for the development of a greatly increased range of environmentally friendly vehicles, with the goal of becoming a leader in the low-emissions car market by 2020. The new investment by Hyundai Motor Group, Kia’s parent company, totals 11.3

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A123 expands, BMW electric plans, fuel-economy battle, Kia Niro chatbot: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, BMW's electric-car plans may have changed, Tesla solar roof tiles can be preordered, A123 is bigger than you think, and VW plans even greater reductions in the environmental impact of carmaking. All this and more on Green Car Reports. If you're interested in the new Kia Niro hybrid

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Kia lifecycle certification

Green Cars News

Building a car that returns lots of miles to the gallon while emitting as few nasty emissions as possible is a key definer of green cars. Most of a car’s impact on the environment – over 80 per cent – comes as a [.]. Kia Weekly Column weekly columnThe lower the CO2, the better. The higher the mpg, the better.

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Kia Optima Hybrid achieves fuel economy world record

Green Cars News

The record has been achieved by hypermiler Wayne Gerdes and his colleague Chris Bernius while driving through all 48 adjoining states in a Kia Optima Hybrid. Green cars Kia Latest news fuel economy fuel economy world record Guinness World Record Kia Optima HybridA new Guinness World Record has been set for the lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid petrol vehicle.

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