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Audi will reportedly debut a hydrogen concept at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The new concept will be based on the e-tron quattro concept (seen above) that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show but will be hydrogen powered and is tentatively called the h-tron quattro. Although official details on its specifications aren’t yet available, […]

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Earlier this week, Chevrolet reached out to a group of people in select markets offering delivery of a new 2016 Volt for a 30-minute test drive. The e-mail from Chevrolet’s “Drive My Way” program came to an undetermined number of prospects and offered the 2016 Volt for them to check out at a destination of […]

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On Wednesday LG Chem announced a battery supply deal with AES, the world’s largest Energy Storage Supply company. According to the agreement, the largest of its kind, LG Chem would supply approximately one gigawatt-hour worth of lithium-ion batteries to the Virginia-based company. To put that figure into perspective, one GWh of batteries could power more […]

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Volkswagen has announced that authorities have approved its proposed fix for about 8.5 million diesel engines in Europe. Approval by Germany’s KBA motor transport authority has been granted and will extend across the European Union’s 28 national markets. The fixes apply to the 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0-liter diesel engines, which will all receive a software […]

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Google is planning to turn its self-driving car division into a standalone company next year. The new company will also offer rides for hire, challenging Uber and Lyft with its fleet of self-driving cars. The new standalone business will fall under the Alphabet Inc. corporate umbrella, a person briefed on the strategy recently told Bloomberg. […]

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The 2016 Chevy Volt has risen on the U.S. EPA’s all-time fuel sipper top-10 list with 24-percent better gas-plus-electric fuel economy than the 2015 Volt and that version was already number one to begin with – with an asterisk. Asterisk: Not counted by the EPA are all-electric vehicles which are more energy efficient but more […]

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If a hint means what it appears to, the first 2017 Chevy Bolt EVs could be in customers’ driveways before this time next year. The revelation came from none other than President of General Motors North America, Mark Reuss in response to a Dec. 5 Facebook post by EV advocate Chelsea Sexton. Showing a photo […]

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Jaguar has announced next fall it will return to motorsports by way of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. The company bowed out from racing after a disappointing F1 season in 2004, but with the advent of electrification, the company also at work on electrified passenger cars sees synergy in the budding open-wheel EV series. […]

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Hybrid technology patent holder Paice and the affiliated Abell Foundation have settled an infringement suit with Hyundai and Kia over technology used in their hybrid Sonata and Optima. After an eight-day jury trial in October, Maryland-based Paice said its suit filed in 2012 over 2011 model year cars was ruled in its favor and it […]

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Hyundai has released a pair of teaser images for its upcoming Ioniq electrified vehicle. The Korean automaker has confirmed the upcoming Ioniq will be the world’s first car to offer a choice of three electrified powertrains: full electric, plug-in hybrid or standard hybrid. Sporting a sleek, coupe-like silhouette, the Prius fighter will also take on […]

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