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Kia's Chicago Auto Show Surprise is an e-AWD Crossover Concept


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Kia wants to keep us on our toes about its new concept study for the 2015 Chicago Auto Show that opens for the media on February 12.

Next Audi A4 Could Get Electrified e-Quattro AWD System


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According to a recent report, the next generation of Audi’s A4 sedan may feature a hybrid-integrated Quattro system. It will use two electric motors, one in the transmission case and one on the rear axle – the rear wheels will no longer be connected via prop shaft to the engine; they will be fully electrically-driven.

Volvo's Short Term Plan Features Plug-in Hybrids, EVs Also Possible


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After launching their XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid SUV, Volvo has definitely taken the fight to the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi - while Lexus sits in the back of the class, nodding in disagreement.

BMW Warns That Cheap Gas Makes EVs Harder To Sell


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Evolution (regardless of field) is always a step by step process. A long process. The fact that Electric Vehicles could become harder to sell in markets where the price of gas is very low, should come as no surprise.

This is BMW's i3 Super Bowl XLIX TV Spot


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After a four-year absence, BMW returns to the Big Game with a TV ad for its i3 electric hatch titled "Newfangled Idea" that will air during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

Reports Suggest Porsche's Smaller Sedan Could Be Turned Into A Tesla Model S Fighter


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The luxury sedan field might be too crowded, even for Porsche, so the long-rumored Panamera sibling may be going electric-only to make it go directly up against the Tesla Model S.

Audi Shows Off Fully-Restored DKW Electric Van from 1956


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DKW was one of the four original brands that eventually formed Audi. In 1956, it made a vehicle called the Schnellaster Kastenwagen, which roughly translates to Rapid Transit Panel Van, a vehicle powered by a 42 hp two-stroke three-cylinder engine displacing 896cc.

Future BMW 3-Series Could Help Start EV Revolution


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BMW is getting ready to re-engineer the way they build cars, focusing on developing all-wheel drive plug-in hybrids and possibly electric vehicles for their entire range in the future.

Infiniti Throttles Back on All-Electric Ambitions


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Infiniti was supposed to turn the LE concept into a production car in 2015, but plans for the model have now been halted. The company is apparently going to concentrate on more mainstream models first, before it tries to sell a niche all-electric vehicle.

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Arrives in Maryland with a $17,845 Price after Tax Credits


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The 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV will arrive in Maryland dealerships this spring, marking the vehicle’s debut on the East Coast. Already on sale in California and Oregon, the Spark EV will be priced as low as $17,845 after federal and Maryland tax credits.

Nissan LEAF Europe's Best Selling EV Four Years Running


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It looks like 2014 has been a great year not only for Nissan, which is what we're discussing here, but for the electric vehicle itself. The future is upon us whether we like it or not.

AMG Secretly Working on Porsche 918 Rivaling Hyper-Hybrid?


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According to some, they may very well be, but should it come as a surprise to anybody? Probably not, since the 918 pretty much set the benchmark on how to build a modern day hybrid supercar.

Plug-Ins Won Over Consumers Easier than Hybrids Did


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Gasoline-electric hybrids first appeared in the late 1990s in the US, the most notable model being the 1999 Toyota Prius. By their fourth year on the market, this genre of vehicle had managed to sell 100,000, but it seems they’re now being outpaced by plug-in vehicles.

Next-Gen Audi R8 Could Surface At The Geneva Motor Show


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It seems like the all-new Audi R8 could make its official debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show and that it will bring the electric e-tron version along with it.

New Chevy Volt Rendered as Traditional Three-Door Coupe


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So whenever you turn a regular five-door hatch into a three-door, the result ends up looking pretty much the same every time. This new Chevy Volt has undergone the same transformation in PhotoShop and it doesn’t surprise us.

Nissan to Continue to use Leaf as Global Image Builder


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It makes sense for Nissan to keep using the Leaf for global branding purposes as the model is both green and quite successful at the same time – it projects a good image.

The automaker has no plans to change it as it’s considered to symbolize “what Nissan is all about,” according to Roel de Vries, its global marketing boss.

Doesn't the Chevrolet Bolt Concept Look Close-to-Production?


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Those were the words used by GM CEO Mary Barra to describe the new compact EV by Chevrolet. The Bolt has neither been confirmed for production nor denied, but it’s a bit too eerily similar to a BMW i3 for them to not be seriously considering it.

Chevrolet’s New 2016 Volt is More Traditional-Looking, Sleeker


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Even though Chevrolet has changed the Volt’s style quite a bit in its transition from first- to second-gen, it’s still a recognizable shape. It’s the same story inside where you can still tell it’s a Volt, just a newer, rounder, softer one.

Tesla Quietly Shines New Light on Model X


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While the world was busy looking towards Detroit, like the huge collective eye of 'Sauron', the Tesla brain trust quietly updated the Model X's web page, giving us more information about the power configuration.

Chinese Manufacturer Copies the Renault Twizy!


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And by copies we actually mean that – were you to stick a diamond badge on the front of this Rayttle E28, you could actually fool some people. The model was created by China’s Zhejiang Litong New Energy Automobile Corporation.