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    Which Automakers Offer Plug-in Hybrids?

    When counting the number of automakers that currently offer plug-in hybrids for sale in the U.S., one could view the glass as half empty or half full. Half-empty portrayals have said progress has come slower than some anticipated since 2011 when the new powertrain type began with one model – the extended-range Chevrolet Volt. The […]

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    Top 5 Best-Value Hybrid Sedans

    Of 23 hybrid sedans sold in the U.S., five happen to sell among the best in no small part because they’re the ones that deliver the best mpg compared to non-hybrid stablemates. Compared to otherwise nearly identical non-hybrid siblings rated in the mid-20s to low 30s, the hybrids on this list get between 13-16 mpg […]

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    Tesla Fighting With Iowa Dealers Over Test Drives

    Tesla has had an up-and-down history with its direct-to-consumer sales model, with states like Arizona, New Jersey, Maryland, Texas and Virginia coming down hard against the California-based start-up. Now, according to a story in the Des Moines Register, Iowa is another where dealer lobby groups have restricted how Tesla operates in the state. The issue […]

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    Chevy Trax Will Start At $20,995

    Chevrolet announced its newest U.S. model, the small urban Trax, CUV, will start at $20,995. The Trax is powered by a 1.4L turbocharged engine good for an EPA-estimated 26 city and 34 highway mpg. It has 10 air bags, MyLink infotainment with a seven-inch touch screen, rearview camera, remote keyless entry and a 60/40-split fold-flat […]

    Tesla To Reveal ‘the D and something else,’ Says Elon

    Set your count-down timers: Tonight CEO Elon Musk tweeted the company will unveil “the D” – presumably a Model D? – and “something else” Oct. 9 at the Paris Motor Show. “About time to unveil the D and something else,” goes the whole tweet. What else? Could it be a Model S upgrade, something more […]

    Tesla Aims To Conquer Japan

    As a testament to the company’s ambitions, Tesla’s Model S has been available in Japan since early September. This new market availability follows the introduction in June of the Model S in right-hand drive configuration to the UK market. Japan, like the UK, requires drivers to be on the right side of the cockpit, as […]

    Jaguar To Include Diesel With XE Sedan For US

    Jaguar’s entry back into the tough U.S. compact luxury arena will include a four-cylinder diesel engine when it goes on sale in 2016 as a 2017 model. Tomorrow the automaker will be featuring the pre-production sedan in Paris, and wants to have in place all-wheel-drive and the diesel – with six-speed auto only – before […]

    550-Horsepower V6 Hybrid System In Infiniti Q80 Concept

    The all-wheel-drive Q80 Inspiration concept signals what to expect from Infiniti in a production version maybe as soon as 2016, and one aspect of the large flagship being shown in Paris is its hybrid powertrain. Infiniti has already shown its performance hybrid powertrains – first in 2011 with the M35h, now in the Q50 – […]

    $47 Million For GreenTech EV Company

    A name you may have heard before, EV company GreenTech Automotive has raised $47 million in a recent equity round. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and exchanges Commissions, 94 investors contributed to the $47 million; the company was originally aiming for $60 million. GreenTech Automotive (GTA) describes itself as a U.S. automotive […]