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Average U.S. fuel economy fell in April

1:37 pm U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the US dropped one-fifth of a mpg last month from March, according to a monthly report by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

2016 Chevy Volt gets a $1,115 price cut

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2015
Chevrolet is dropping the price of the redesigned Chevrolet Volt by $1,115. When it arrives this fall, the 2016 Volt will carry a sticker price of $33,995. Some buyers will be able to get it for as little as $26,495, after federal tax credits.

Tesla unveils batteries for homes, businesses

6:26 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2015
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a suite of batteries to store electricity for homes, businesses and utilities, saying a greener power grid...

Musk bulks up Tesla batteries in leap beyond cars

6:51 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2015
Billionaire Elon Musk thinks he can pave the way to a better energy future by turning the mattress-shaped batteries in Tesla’s electric car...

Toyota plans $4.2B share sale to fund fuel cell r&d

6:55 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2015
Toyota plans to replace as much as 500 billion yen ($4.

Next BMW i to be based on 5 series, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
BMW will add a plug-in hybrid based on the 5 series to its i subbrand, according to a German auto magazine.

Toyota: Output of fuel cell cars will top out at 3,000 a year

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
Japanese customers have a three-year wait for Toyota's new Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car, because the automaker can't make more of the cars.

To EV or not to EV: The China question

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
As automakers race to comply with China's increasingly stringent emissions rules, they are conflicted about the best electric-vehicle strategy and...

Audi prepares electric SUV to fight Tesla but bets on plug-in hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Audi is set to launch a full-electric SUV with a 310-mile range that will challenge Tesla's Model X crossover, but CEO Rupert Stadler remains...

Toyota makes noise with Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

10:18 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
For all its silence, Toyota's Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle actually can be pretty noisy.

BMW will expand i lineup with plug-in hybrid based on 5 series, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
BMW will add a third model to its i subbrand called the i5 that will be based on the 5 series, a report said.

EVs need more fed support, study finds

11:32 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
A study commissioned by Congress says the federal government must to do more to support the market for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Tesla to unveil home and utility batteries April 30

6:51 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
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Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept lands in Shanghai

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2015
Volkswagen, continuing a march upmarket, unveiled the C Coupe GTE concept this week at the Shanghai auto show.

VW says it could cut battery costs with single design

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015
Volkswagen's r&d boss says using a single type of lithium ion battery cell for all VW, Porsche, Audi and other group electrified vehicles could lead...

Cadillac CT6 to offer plug-in hybrid electric technology

3:28 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2015
Cadillac will add an available plug-in hybrid electric propulsion system to its upcoming range-topping CT6 sedan.

Toyota plots Prius comeback

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2015
As Toyota prepares to introduce a redesigned Prius later this year, both car and company are at turning points.

Ford eyes 'high volume' use of carbon fiber

9:24 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015
Ford today said it has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore “high-volume” automotive uses for the...

Toyota engineer doubts electric cars will spread even with rapid chargers

6:50 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Battery-powered electric vehicles don't have a practical future as a long-range alternative to conventional cars even if technological breakthroughs...

2016 Cadillac ELR to get $10,000 price cut, more power

11:24 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2015
Cadillac said it will slash $10,000 from the price of the light-selling ELR plug-in hybrid for the 2016 model year.

Hanergy's solar-car plan draws skepticism

7:16 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
Plans by Hanergy Thin Film Power Group to build a car powered only by solar panels remain a mystery two months after being publicized, and analysts...

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