Nissan Ariya electric crossover to be aimed upscale, might have been an Infiniti

Nissan Ariya ConceptNissan’s long-term push back into profitability may draw on upmarket EVs, a recent report indicates. Automotive News Europe reported Tuesday that the production version of the Nissan Ariya concept EV may have been initially an Infiniti deep within the company’s plans, well before the brand was folded in Western Europe, and could telegraph Nissan’s…
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Toyota vs. electric cars: Smart strategy, or Innovator’s Dilemma?

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, 2019 LA Auto ShowAs we enter 2020, carmaking giant Toyota produces and sells the majority of the world’s hybrid cars and SUVs. That may prove to be a problem over the next decade. The world’s most profitable mass-market carmaker has made no secret of its antipathy toward battery-electric vehicles during the past 10 years. In 2012, it canceled its plans for a…
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EVs we're missing: Electric-car highlights from the Guangzhou Auto Show

2019 Guangzhou Auto ShowAfter Shanghai and Beijing, the Guangzhou Auto Show has become China’s second-largest auto show for debuts and serves as a launchpad for many aspiring automakers in the world’s largest vehicle market. It’s also become an electric vehicle fan’s dream. Companies that have little EV presence in the U.S. or Europe seemed to be…
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LA region wants 80 percent of new vehicle sales to be electric by 2028

Traffic at the I-10 & I-405 interchange in Los Angeles, California (by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)It’s no secret that California leads the nation in pushing for electric (and electrified) vehicle volume, but the state’s southern region is moving for an even more accelerated approach, calling for 80% of new vehicle sales to be electric by 2028. This latest initiative, dubbed the Zero Emissions Roadmap 2.0, was launched by a coalition calling…
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2020 Audi E-Tron electric SUV: Range boost likely for US, confirmed for Europe

2019 Audi E-tronAudi last week revealed that European versions of the E-Tron electric SUV will get a boost in rated range of about 15.5 miles (25 km)—available now in vehicles being delivered in Europe. The added range, also enabled for the Sportback, comes via a “standard technical update” for the model line that Audi says includes…
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Hyundai on track to become world's top seller of hydrogen-powered cars

Hyundai NexoHydrogen fuel cell vehicle sales may still be a fraction of the worldwide green market, but that hasn’t stopped global automakers from jockeying for the top spot. On Monday, Business Korea reported that Hyundai sold more hydrogen-powered vehicles through the third quarter of this year than rival Toyota, outpacing the Japanese brand for the first…
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Polestar 2 electric car production ramping up in China, US deliveries in June

Polestar 2The Polestar 2, with its Swedish engineering pedigree and Chinese manufacturing base, has been shaping up to be an interesting alternative to the Tesla Model 3. And now Polestar is reassuring those interested in the electric hatchback that, at least for some parts of the world, it’s arriving soon. The automaker reported today that it’s…
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VW e-Golf electric car: With 100,000 delivered, a stage-setter for ID

2019 Volkswagen e-GolfVolkswagen’s e-Golf electric car fitted a fully electric powertrain to a model originally designed for an internal combustion engine, and it created what many fans of the car—us included—might say was more compelling than some other electric cars designed as mass-market electric cars in and of themselves. For that we’re not…
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Nissan including $250 credit for EVgo fast-charging with Leaf

Nissan EVGo fast chargersNissan and EVgo have announced a partnership that will include charging station usage for Leaf owners along with a $250 credit, the two companies announced last week. The program is called “Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo,” and will give Leaf customers access to EVgo’s network of more than 750 public charging station locations with more than 1,200…
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How many Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs will Ford build? We’ve got numbers

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-EIn presentations before and during the launch of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, the company said several times that the electric SUV that expands its pony-car range wasn’t a compliance car. Those are defined as low-volume electric cars, sold only in minimal volumes to meet regulatory requirements, and generally resented and downplayed by…
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