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Chevy Malibu sheds weight, gains room with sculpted 2016 makeover

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2015 | UPDATED: 4/1/15 11:20 pm ET
The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will be larger, lighter, packed with new safety gear and wrapped in sheet metal that signals Chevy's ambition to turn the heads of midsize sedan buyers.... Read More »

Tesla’s Model X hits the streets

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Tesla’s Model X crossover, which goes on sale this summer, was spotted testing near the company’s Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters.... Read More »

Chevy plans hybrid version of '16 Malibu

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Chevrolet will offer a full-hybrid version of the redesigned Malibu that debuts this week at the New York auto show.... Read More »

LG Chem exec: Tesla's gigafactory to cut EV costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Tesla Motors' "gigafactory," a huge battery plant under construction in Nevada, could help suppliers of lithium ion batteries for autos finally turn...... Read More »

Tesla presses Japanese battery suppliers to innovate, take risks

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
A Tesla executive courted partners in Japan for its so-called gigafactory, praising local companies for top-notch quality and technology while...... Read More »

Toyota adding hybrid to 2016 RAV4 lineup

12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015
Toyota is adding a hybrid model at a time of low gas prices and slumping sales of alternative-powertrain vehicles.... Read More »

Automakers in race to double range of affordable EVs

1:52 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today's Nissan Leaf, betting that...... Read More »

New generation of cheaper batteries adds power to hybrids, cut fuel use

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
A new generation of hybrid cars that combine electric and gas power in new ways are emerging as a low-cost alternative for automakers and consumers...... Read More »

Chevy revives Malibu hybrid with 2016 redesign

9:00 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2015
Chevrolet will offer a hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu sedan that will exceed 45 mpg in combined highway and city driving, marking GM's...... Read More »

Mule seems to point to new life for Dodge minivan

11:30 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
Spy photographers have captured images of a next-generation Dodge minivan mule -- likely testing a hybrid powertrain -- driving in the U.S. Southwest.... Read More »

BMW CEO sees EV initiatives helping i3 sales in key markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2015
BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer sees political initiatives in a number of the carmaker's key markets as important in helping to boost sales of the i3...... Read More »

Honda Fit EV lease price lowered to $199 per month

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
Honda lowered the two-year lease price for its Fit EV electric hatchback to $199 per month, from $259, for current customers.... Read More »

BMW brainstorms its next i model

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015
BMW is weighing what type of model will join its "i" family of low-emission vehicles, said a top executive who added that the model will arrive after...... Read More »

A French billionaire's anti-Tesla dream costs 20 cents a minute

7:12 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2015
The Tesla Model S, a sumptuous, four-door electric sedan with a sticker price of $71,000, has a waiting list that stretches to months.... Read More »

Audi plans 2 new crossovers, joins VW with plug-in hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
Audi will add two crossovers to its lineup - one big and one small - and Volkswagen will offer new plug-in hybrid variants of several nameplates,...... Read More »

A123 shifts focus to rebound from bankruptcy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015
A123 CEO Jason Forcier says he is focusing on starter batteries.... Read More »

Tesla plans software update for Model S to address range anxiety

6:59 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2015
Tesla will unveil a software update for the Model S on Thursday that is designed to quell fears that drivers will run out of power, CEO Elon Musk...... Read More »

Volkswagen plans on hybrids while it waits for longer-range batteries

1:07 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2015
The Volkswagen Group plans to offer plug-in hybrid powertrains on most of its models before longer-range batteries become a reality.... Read More »

Audi will offer Q7 as diesel or gasoline plug-in hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015
Audi will offer its Q7 large SUV with multiple plug-in hybrid variants: a diesel-electric for Europe and a gasoline-electric version for the U.S.... Read More »

Ram expands CNG options

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015
Ram will offer a less-expensive heavy-duty pickup powered by compressed natural gas.... Read More »

Oregon prepares nation's first per-mile road tax

3:33 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2015
Some states, worried that rising numbers of electric and fuel-efficient vehicles will crimp their gas-tax revenues, are looking at alternative ways...... Read More »

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