Green Cars

Mitsubishi CEO promises an electrified U.S. rebound

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Mitsubishi will fortify its fragile U.S. rebound with three electrified crossovers in five years, a bolstered listening post in Washington D.C. and an advanced technology office in Silicon Valley.

Acrimony lingers as Ford, Toyota go solo in race for hybrid pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Long after a Toyota-Ford hybrid pickup partnership unraveled, the rivals are racing to roll out their own products. It's a battle between two champions - one in hybrids, the other in pickups - for what will be a niche but growing segment.

Japan's plans to fuel world's cleanest cars hits roadblock

6:26 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has big plans for his country to lead the way in clean cars. His bureaucrats are getting in the way.

Mercedes GLC will get a fuel-cell variant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Yet another powertrain variant is in the works for the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the recently renamed and redesigned compact crossover.


Finally, China charges its EV drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015
Five years after China launched its drive to make itself the world leader in electrified vehicles, it is finally starting to build an EV charging...

Five U.S. states, D.C. seek joint plan to cut auto sector emissions

1:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Five states and the District of Columbia plan to develop a joint market-based approach to try to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles across a...


Fat margins can fund greener cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
The auto industry must focus on making more sustainable vehicles, but the long current sales boom can pay for the green research.

Cadillac's plug-in play: Hybrids first, then EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Cadillac plans to equip most of its vehicles in coming years with plug-in hybrid versions to meet tightening regulations, especially in China, brand...

Kia aims Niro 'hybrid utility vehicle' at U.S. consumers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Last week, Kia released the first design sketches of the Niro, which shares a name with a concept Kia unveiled in 2013 at the Frankfurt auto show.

Why Toyota offers 2 battery choices in next Prius

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Toyota is offering two battery choices in the upcoming fourth-generation Prius.

GM, Army to test Chevrolet Colorado fuel cell

9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015
The Chevrolet Colorado pickup has been selected by the U.S. Army to test a General Motors-designed hydrogen powered fuel cell powertrain.

Geely plans hybrid, electric versions for 90% of models by 2020

8:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
Geely said it will equip more than 90 percent of its models with alternative-energy powertrains in the next five years, the most ambitious plan by a...

Kia greenlights Niro in green-car rush

1:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015
Kia, shedding light on its longstanding plans for a dedicated hybrid family, plans to take on the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt with a...

Hyundai prices 2016 Sonata plug-in hybrid from $35,435

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid, the first car of its kind for the automaker, will hit select U.S.

Karma Automotive links with BMW for electric drive technology

9:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015
Karma Automotive, the Chinese-owned company once known as Fisker, is working with BMW to access some of the German automaker's electric drive and...

GM to provide fuel cell vehicle to Army for testing

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015
Another GM powertrain is headed to an Army vehicle, and additional details about the fuel-cell project could be released as early as next week.

Secretive EV startup plans $1 billion factory in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015
The secretive electric vehicle startup Faraday Future says it is considering several states for a $1 billion U.S. assembly plant.


TALK FROM THE TOP: Hachigo steers back-to-basics strategy at Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015
Takahiro Hachigo took over as Honda Motor Co. CEO last June as the company was recovering from several body blows.

Average U.S. new-vehicle fuel economy slips in Oct., study finds

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015
Thanks to lower gasoline prices and the continued strength of pickup and SUV sales, the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S.

Chinese-backed startup targets Tesla with $1 billion U.S. plant

11:52 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015
Faraday Future, the startup backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, has big dreams of taking on Tesla Motors, starting with a $1 billion...


Japan Inc.'s 2020 vision: Self-driving cars on the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015
Japan's big automakers, long known for their fondness for automation, finally are ready to make a big push into self-driving cars.

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