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

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

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Chatbot for Kia Niro hybrid vs driving the actual car

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That’s what I wanted to find out when I tested a Facebook Messenger chatbot for the 2017 Kia Niro crossover, which recently won the Guinness Book of World Records for the lowest fuel consumption for a hybrid vehicle. (It It was an interesting competition, because two people drove across the United States. A chatbot would never lie to you, right?

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

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

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid goes on sale in UK

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The Kia Niro Hybrid has been on sale in the United States since early 2017, but at its launch, the brand promised a plug-in hybrid version would arrive by the end of this year as well. launch, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has now arrived in the United Kingdom with a 36-mile rated range on battery power alone on the optimistic NEDC.

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Kia Niro EV crossover now on sale in Korea; N American sales in Q1 2019

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The new Kia Niro battery-electric CUV (crossover utility vehicle) has gone on sale in Korea, featuring an expected driving range of up to 385 kilometers (239 miles), as calculated by SAE J1364 in the United States.

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Hybrid Kia Sorento SUV

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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. Kia Press on Hybrids.

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2015 Kia Soul EV, Efficient New Volvos, China Electric-Car Subsidies: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: We test out Volvo''s more fuel-efficient Drive-E engines, China extends its electric-car subsidies, and how the 2015 Kia Soul EV came to the United States. All this and more on Green Car Reports. China will extend its electric-vehicle subsides beyond the 2015 expiration date. Will we reach "peak cars" within our

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Hyundai and Kia license Paice’s hybrid vehicle technology, ending litigation

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and Kia Motors Corp. Paice has now licensed all or part of its hybrid vehicle technology portfolio to Toyota, Hyundai/Kia, and Ford. These three companies currently account for 90% of all hybrid vehicle sales in the United States. The confidential licensing agreement with Hyundai and Kia brings an end to all litigation between the companies. Hyundai and Kia currently rank third in US hybrid car sales.

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Canadian Car Sales, Kia Soul EV, CCS Quick-Charging: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports, the Chevrolet Volt and Tesla Model S vie for first place in Canadian plug-in car sales, the 2015 Kia Soul EV is coming to the United States, and the first CCS electric-car fast-charging station opens in San Diego. The 2015 Kia Soul EV--the first Korean electric car to be sold in

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

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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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Kia Rio Ecodynamics: Forbidden Fruit At 2011 Frankfurt Show

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For fans of ultra-economical vehicles living in the United States, life just isn't fair sometimes. While the European market gets to play with dozens of high MPG turbodiesels, we're often told to make do with small capacity gasoline engines that don't come close to matching diesel, even if they're getting better these days. Latest to join the

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

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The Tesla Model 3 is the fifth best-selling car in the United States. And Kia scraps plans for the Sorento diesel in the U.S. California overrules the EPA's emissions freeze. 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

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Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv to form autonomous driving joint venture; autonomous platform to be available in 2022

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Hyundai Motor Group affiliates—Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and Hyundai Mobis—will collectively contribute US$1.6 The new joint venture will be led by Karl Iagnemma, President, Aptiv Autonomous Mobility and headquartered in Boston, with technology centers across the United States and Asia, including Korea. Hyundai first began testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in the US in 2015 with a license from the state of Nevada.

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Gas Mileage For Every 2013 SUV

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The last time I checked, gas prices in the United States had increased every day for 33 consecutive days. Kia Sportage. Kia Sorento. The average cost for a gallon of gas at the time of this post was $3.74. Just a month earlier it was $3.31.

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2012 SUV Market Update

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In 2008, when gas prices first reached $4 a gallon in the United States, drivers unloaded their SUVs, flooding dealerships with used models that collected dust on dealer lots for several months. 2012 Kia Sportage — $18,500. SUV Market Remains Strong.

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Report: LG Chem obtains patent for Li-ion battery separator in Europe, Japan

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In an emailed statement, LG Chem said that its SRS technology was key in its being chosen as the provider of lithium-ion batteries to global carmakers such as General Motors, Ford, Volvo, Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors as well as power companies including ABB. LG Chem now has SRS patents in five regions, including South Korea, the United States and China, the company said. Yonhap News reported that South Korea-based LG Chem Ltd.

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2012 SUV Market Update

Hybrid SUV Blog

In 2008, when gas prices first reached $4 a gallon in the United States, drivers unloaded their SUVs, flooding dealerships with used models that collected dust on dealer lots for several months. 2012 Kia Sportage — $18,500. SUV Market Remains Strong.

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

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As the approved supplier, Leviton will provide EVSE for local government agencies across the state of California. Leviton’s complete Evr-Green line of EVSE are designed and engineered in the United States. 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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Pike ranks Volkswagen Group as the global leader in clean diesel vehicles

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Hyundai Kia Automotive Group; Fiat-Chrysler; and the automotive partnership of RenaultNissan. In addition, some traditional diesel OEMs are beginning to explore new markets, especially the United States. Pike Pulse Grid for clean diesels. Click to enlarge.

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ALABC showcased three 48V hybrid demonstrators at AABC featuring advanced lead-carbon batteries

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The cars, two of which were produced in association with major OEMs (Ford and Hyundai/Kia), exhibit substantial environmental and fuel-efficient benefits through low-cost hybridization. The latest lead-carbon battery designs can operate between 30 to 70% state-of-charge at 12.5kW, which seems to be the target rate for micro/mild hybrid electric vehicle duty. The 48V Kia Optima T-Hybrid.

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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More mainstream models will come from Kia, Mahindra, Škoda, and Volkswagen. California’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) regulations require volume automakers to sell a minimum number of PEVs each year in the state.

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Auto Alliance urges EPA to withdraw premature Final Determination on light-duty GHG regulations, resume Midterm Evaluation process with NHTSA

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This request by the Alliance echoes a similar, earlier request by Global Automakers, the trade association representing the US divisions of 12 international automakers (Aston Martin, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Maserati, McLaren, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota).

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ACEEE ranks i-MiEV as “Greenest” car in US, Civic Natural Gas ties for second with LEAF

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With a combined city and highway fuel economy of 112 miles per gallon equivalent, the i-MIEV outpaces all other vehicles currently sold in United States. This year saw the arrival of a number of new hybrid options for drivers from Hyundai, Kia, and Infiniti, but none broke into the top twelve.

EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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The EPA report is the authoritative reference for carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions, fuel economy, and powertrain technology trends for new personal vehicles in the United States.

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Hyundai Unveils Its First Production Gasoline Direct Injection Engine

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Theta II GDI, its first Gasoline Direct Injection engine before an audience of engineers attending the Ninth Annual Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference in Korea. Some 600 specialists from Europe, Japan, the United States and Korea are attending the powertrain event.

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