Tesla Model 3 Unveil By March 31, Deposits Accepted That Day


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Tesla Motors held its quarterly conference call yesterday for its fourth-quarter and 2015 full-year financial results, and some of the numbers weren't great. But for eager buyers and Tesla advocates, the most important news concerned the upcoming Model 3, the company's third generation of electric cars. Long promised t...Read more

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover Utility Vehicle Debuts At Chicago Auto Show


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The 2017 Kia Niro "hybrid utility vehicle" revealed this morning at the Chicago Auto Show marks the South Korean brand's ambitious entry into dedicated hybrids. While dedicated hybrids have traditionally been hatchbacks--think Honda Insight, Toyota Prius, even the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt--none have yet been desig...Read more

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review


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The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the first mass-market crossover utility with a hybrid powertrain since the demise of the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2012. Granted, there's the luxury Lexus NX hybrid (using some of the same underpinninngs), and the low-volume Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, with a mild-hybrid powertrain. But in terms...Read more

Will Tighter CAFE Rules Bring More Trucks, Fewer Small Cars?


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The entire auto industry was startled when Fiat Chrysler said two weeks ago it would end production of its Dodge Dart compact car and its Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan. The company intends to use the plant capacity freed up to build more light trucks, meaning its popular crossover utilities and pickup trucks. Coverage of...Read more

GM Willing To Sell Chevy Volt's Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain To Other Makers


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The biggest challenge in introducing new technologies is getting to the volume production that permits economies of scale for expensive components. Toyota is now nearing 9 million hybrids produced, over almost 20 years--but it builds 10 million cars a year. General Motors, on the other hand, has now built roughly 100,0...Read more