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Hydrogen Electric Vehicles (EV’s)

GM-UAW negotiations include plans for electric pickups, possible US battery plant 16, September 2019 - As tens of thousands of United Auto Workers members went on strike Monday morning, details emerged about General Motors' offer to the plant workers for electrified vehicles. Included in the proposed offer from GM to the UAW, the automaker listed an ele...
2020 Toyota Prius, 800V is coming, CATL in the US: Today’s Car News 16, September 2019 - A major supplier indicates that 800-volt tech is coming to another major automaker’s platform in 2022. The 2020 Prius gets a few more features. And CATL is looking at a plant in the U.S. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The Chinese batte...
CATL considers U.S. plant, targets 45 percent energy-density boost in 5 years 16, September 2019 - China’s Contemporary Amerex Technology Co., better known as CATL, has in the past several years become a global battery giant. Last week one of its senior executives revealed to Reuters that the company is considering a manufacturing expansion in...
CATL considers US plant, targets 45 percent energy-density boost in 5 years 16, September 2019 - China’s Contemporary Amerex Technology Co., better known as CATL, has in the past several years become a global battery giant. Last week one of its senior executives revealed to Reuters that the company is considering a manufacturing expansion in...
2020 Toyota Prius: Up to 56 MPG, now with CarPlay and Alexa for all grades 16, September 2019 - Toyota announced a handful of changes for its bread-and-butter hybrid Thursday, including iPhone integration via Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa-enabled smart features for the first time. In addition to these connected features, the 2020 Prius gets a ne...
Delphi teases 800V inverter for 2022 “high-performance vehicle” 16, September 2019 - Last week, in coordination with the Frankfurt auto show, Delphi Technologies announced it will be the first major supplier for the auto industry to produce an 800-volt inverter—a component that Delphi underscores is one of the enablers to allow 8...
Vintage Toyota Land Cruiser going all-electric—with a crate “V-8” 15, September 2019 - For many decades, so-called crate engines—most often V-8s—have been the basis for adding more excitement to old cars and trucks. But what about an electric motor system that’s disguised as a V-8? Electric GT, of Chatsworth, California...
Frankfurt concept cars, VW ID 3 debut, deals for Rivian and Rimac: The Week in Reverse 14, September 2019 - Which automaker looked back to the late-’70s hatchback era with an electric concept car? And why is your favorite green-car site interested in a claimed record lap time at California’s Laguna Seca track? This is our look back at the Week In...
The Concept Cars Gleam, but Executive Dread Clouds the Frankfurt Auto Show 13, September 2019 - Trade war, technology shifts and a global downturn are putting “unprecedented” pressure on automakers. Sustainability is now about survival.
Tesla tests Plaid, Audi rugged concept, Volvo plug-in hybrid: Today’s Car News 13, September 2019 - Audi shows how very futuristic concepts can still be off-road-focused. Tesla wears “Plaid” at the track. And VW shows wall chargers to go with its electric cars. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Tesla announced Wednesday that a Mod...
2020 Volvo XC40 PHEV arrives in the UK, still no concrete US plans 13, September 2019 - Volvo's plug-in hybrid variant of its XC40 compact crossover is hitting showrooms in the UK, offering a glimpse of what we can likely expect within the next model year. The XC40 PHEV is based on its T5 trim, which is the range-topper for the small Volv...
Volkswagen ID wall chargers revealed for Europe; US plans yet to come 13, September 2019 - As a companion to the launch of its new ID 3 electric car, Volkswagen is offering a series of at-home AC charging stations. In three flavors, the new ID Charger series ranges in three levels from basic charging to a high-precision, connected suite. All...
Tesla Model S laps Laguna Seca, Musk promises “Plaid” edition 13, September 2019 - Tesla announced Wednesday that its Model S "Plaid" development car lapped WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California, in 1 minute, 36.55 seconds this week. That set a track record for four-door sedans and proved that its flagship model c...
Audi AI:Trail concept splices trail-ready with autonomous-ready 13, September 2019 - Earlier this week at the Frankfurt auto show, Audi revealed a strikingly different adventure-vehicle concept car that’s designed to show, according to the brand, “a comprehensive concept for sustainable mobility off the beaten track.”...
EPA may be walking back, states may be over-taxing EVs, and top 10 green cars: Today’s Car News 12, September 2019 - The most efficient car for the 2019 model year may surprise you, states may be recouping more than just lost gas taxes from EV drivers, and the EPA chief Andrew Wheeler signaled that the final fuel-economy freeze may not be identical to the one the age...
Green Car Reports’ top 10 greenest cars for 2019 12, September 2019 - Efficiency went further and farther for 2019 model-year vehicles in almost every sense of the two words. Green Car Reports’ top 10 fuel-efficient vehicles all have one thing in common: plugs. But where they go from there is anything but common am...
Are states overtaxing EV drivers to make up for lost gas taxes? 12, September 2019 - Some states are assessing additional fees on electric vehicle owners that end up being in excess of what the average car owner pays in gas taxes, consumer advocates said Wednesday. Consumer Reports found that 26 states (up from 17 a little more than a ...
EPA chief softens stance on fuel-economy rollback 12, September 2019 - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Andrew Wheeler is sending signals that the Trump administration's plans to roll back Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards may not go forward as originally outlined. According to Wheeler, "key aspects" of ...
All-electric Jaguar XJ flagship due in 2021, with unconventional design 12, September 2019 - Jaguar teased an all-electric XJ sedan at the Frankfurt auto show Tuesday, confirming reports that the company's flagship four-door will take the fight to Tesla in 2021. This announcement confirms electrification for Jaguar's large sedan, which Jaguar ...
Retro-styled Hyundai EV hatch, Electric S-Class concept, BMW fuel-cell plan: Today’s Car News 11, September 2019 - Mercedes-Benz envisions an all-electric S-Class. Hyundai hatches an electric future with a hip design. BMW has a fuel-cell plan. And Honda prices its forbidden-fruit electric hatchback. All this and more here at Green Car Reports. The Mercedes-Benz Vis...