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Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Plug In’s (HEV and PHEV)

Report: Cruise Origin electric self-driving shuttle will be made in Detroit 24, January 2020 - General Motors is reportedly planning to build the Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant—the former assembly plant for the Chevrolet Volt, as well as the plant expected to make GM’s electric pickup and som...
Canada fines VW, Mercedes EQC production, FCA and Foxconn: Today’s Car News 24, January 2020 - Mercedes-Benz says full speed ahead on its EQC electric SUV. FCA is in talks with that company that made your iPhone. And the VW scandal is still costing the automaker—this time in Canada. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. More than four ...
FIat Chrysler and iPhone maker head toward electric-vehicle venture 24, January 2020 - If you thought the idea of a Sony electric car at CES 2020—hypothetical as it might be—earlier this month was wild, what about the idea of Fiat Chrysler working together with Foxconn to develop electric cars? Yes, that’s the same Foxc...
Mercedes unfazed by battery-supply issues for EQC, still targeting 50,000 in 2020 24, January 2020 - The Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV was originally supposed to be on U.S. streets and highways by now. Daimler called the decision to delay sales in the U.S. until 2021 a strategic one, so it could focus on Europe. Yet based on a report from Reuters, ci...
Diesel damages: Canada slaps VW with new fine for environmental violations 24, January 2020 - Volkswagen AG has been fined a total of C$196.5 million ($150 million) for the environmental effects of dirty diesel vehicles that were part of the automaker’s diesel scandal. That’s a very small amount of the U.S. penalty, which included $...
Hyundai and Kia electric trucks, EPA mpg rule, Toyota Prius analysis: Today’s Car News 23, January 2020 - The EPA backs off its plan to gut fuel efficiency rules and freeze targets. Hyundai and Kia partner with a UK company for commercial EVs. And we look back—and ahead—at the Toyota Prius. This and more, today at Green Car Reports. The U.S. EP...
Toyota Prius was a hybrid trendsetter 15 years ago. Now what? 23, January 2020 - The Toyota Prius has already secured a spot as an icon of automotive history and one of the most influential products of this century. It’s also far surpassed Toyota’s initial expectations. Sales of the Prius peaked in 2007, however, and To...
Hyundai and Kia invest in UK electric commercial-vehicle maker Arrival 23, January 2020 - The UK-based electric-vehicle startup Arrival has already earned plenty of attention over the past couple of years for its refreshingly different, futuristic and eye-catching electric commercial-vehicle designs. As much as the designs are a standout&md...
Report: EPA eases up on plan to rework mpg rules 23, January 2020 - A draft of the final rule for the Trump administration’s plan to relax national fuel economy regulations is currently in White House review, with a requirement for annual 1.5% mileage increases from 2021 through 2026. It now includes carrying ove...
Climate Change Could Blow Up the Economy. Banks Aren’t Ready. 23, January 2020 - Like other central banks, the E.C.B., which met on Thursday, is scrambling to prepare for what a report warns could be economic upheaval.
Climate Change Could Cause the Next Financial Meltdown 23, January 2020 - The E.C.B., which meets Thursday, is among central banks trying to prepare for what a report warns could be a coming economic upheaval.
Climate Change Could Cause the Next Financial Meltdown 23, January 2020 - The E.C.B., which meets Thursday, is among central banks trying to prepare for what a report warns could be a coming economic upheaval.
Tesla Value Hits $100 Billion. Will Elon Musk Get a Big Bonus? 22, January 2020 - The chief executive could get a stock award worth hundreds of millions if the carmaker’s market capitalization is sustained in the months ahead.
Cruise Origin, Canoo countdown, Tesla in Michigan: Today’s Car News 22, January 2020 - The Cruise Origin jumps ahead to a completely driverless future. Canoo starts taking names for its subscription service. And Tesla is finally good to service its vehicles in Michigan. This and more, today at Green Car Reports. The California startup Ca...
In Michigan, Tesla cleared to service its cars—but still not actually sell them 22, January 2020 - Tesla’s direct sales-and-service model works beautifully in some states, while in others it’s still definitely a work in progress. Don’t blame Tesla for this one; the reason why is rooted in dealership-franchise laws—specificall...
Cruise Origin launches the driverless future of electric mobility 22, January 2020 - During the launch of the Cruise Origin driverless car, GM’s Cruise declared driving as we know it—and ride-sharing as we know it—obsolete. “This is the end of the human-driven, gasoline-powered single-occupant car, and the begin...
Canoo opens waitlist for subscription-only EV, offers Tesla-like referral perks 22, January 2020 - The California-based mobility-services company Canoo has officially opened its waitlist. Canoo will be an automaker by some definitions, with a set of unique, futuristic vehicles; but it diverges from conventional automakers in nearly all other respect...
Cruise Origin is connected and electric, aims to leave the human-driven car behind 22, January 2020 - GM’s Cruise dedicated a good part of its presentation, of its fourth-generation driverless car called the Cruise Origin, to declaring driving as we know it—and ride-sharing as we know it—obsolete. “This is the end of the human-d...
Making Yellow School Buses a Little More Green 22, January 2020 - Some school districts are replacing diesel buses with electric models to benefit students and the environment. But the change is expensive so utilities like Dominion Energy are helping offset the cost.
Making Yellow School Buses a Little More Green 22, January 2020 - Some school districts are replacing diesel buses with electric models to benefit students and the environment. But the change is expensive so utilities like Dominion Energy are helping offset the cost.