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Honda offers facelift of slow-selling CR-Z sports hybrid

7:12 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2015
Honda hopes a facelift will give a sales lift to one of its weakest entries: the CR-Z sporty hybrid. A revamped version goes on sale in Japan in October and is expected to hit U.S. showrooms sometime the following month.

Toyota's redesigned 2016 Prius hybrid exposed during photo shoot

11:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015
Toyota's redesigned Prius is still weeks away from its global debut, but new spy photos captured this week give the clearest look yet at the fourth-generation hybrid. Caught during a photo shoot in Malibu, Calif.

Tesla Model S breaks Consumer Reports' test scale

6:43 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2015
Tesla's high-performance Model S P85D scored a 103 on Consumer Reports' ratings scale meant to top out at 100, forcing the magazine to recalibrate...

Tesla to install charging stations at 30 high-end Airbnb properties

9:51 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015
Tesla is providing charging stations to Airbnb hosts on the West Coast as part of a partnership with the home-sharing startup.

Toyota to reveal first Prius redesign since '09 in Las Vegas

6:42 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2015
Toyota will reveal the first redesign of the Prius in almost seven years in Las Vegas next month, wagering that new looks can revive demand for its...

Aston aims to launch 800-hp, all-electric Rapide in 2 years

7:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2015
Aston Martin is betting that even James Bond won't mind an 800-hp electric car.

Tesla note irks some Model S owners

1:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2015
Tesla Motors annoyed some owners of its Model S cars with an e-mail requesting that they stop hogging the free fast-charging stations the...

Hyundai, Kia spread their hybrid bets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015
Toyota bet on hybrids like the Prius. Nissan bet on electric vehicles like the Leaf.

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GM, Honda cut cost of fuel cell stack

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015
Since General Motors and Honda teamed to develop hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles two years ago, the partners have slashed the size, weight and...

JCI boosts production of stop-start batteries

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015
Johnson Controls is betting that the market for stop-start systems in North America is about to take off.

Audi prices A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid from $38,825

6:56 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015
Audi’s first plug-in hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron, will start at $38,825 including shipping when it arrives at U.S. dealerships in October.

54.5 mpg isn't a done deal, EPA official says

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
A top EPA official today shot down the notion that the agency has already decided to implement the 54.5 mpg corporate fleet average proposed for 2025.

Tesla critics still don't get it, executive says

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
Tesla Motors continues to be misunderstood and erroneously portrayed, the company's vice president of business development told an audience at the...

Tesla executive challenges rivals to make better EVs

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
A Tesla Motors executive called on rival automakers to put more compelling electric vehicles on the road and said fuel-efficiency standards should be...

Chevy Volt's electric range hits 53-mile EPA rating for 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt will have an EPA-rated electric range of 53 miles when it goes on sale this fall, a 39 percent boost from the outgoing model.

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GM, Honda join forces for one fuel cell design

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015
Nearly two years have passed since General Motors and Honda announced their partnership to develop hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles.

BMW drivers collect $1,000 to delay charging i3 in Calif. pilot

10:19 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2015
In a new pilot program, a California utility is paying drivers of BMW electric cars to delay charging their vehicles when the power grid is under...

Here come the Kia crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Kia is gearing up for a run at the fast-growing subcompact crossover segment with a dedicated hybrid model, spy photos suggest.

Self-driving cars get 32-acre city at University of Michigan to hone skills

6:39 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
A simulated city opened Monday on the north campus of the University of Michigan to test how self-driving cars will travel in the future without...

Tesla Model S option offers 'Ludicrous' 0-to-60 time of 2.8 seconds

3:04 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2015
Tesla Motors, channeling a moment from the Mel Brooks comedy “Spaceballs,” announced a $10,000 option on its newest Model S variant that...

Nissan likely to purchase LG batteries, report says

10:19 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2015
Nissan may follow alliance partner Renault by purchasing batteries for its future electric cars instead of exclusively building its own, CEO Carlos...

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