Ford isn’t worried about low gas prices fueling EV avoidance

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-EFord could be seen as giving mixed signals about its dedication to fully electric vehicles in the next decade. On one hand, it’s definitely invested. Ford was among just a few automakers to side with California and 22 other states to oppose federal efforts to quash the Golden State’s right to set its own emissions rules. And it’s…
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Dual-nozzle hydrogen dispensers could help get fuel-cell drivers on their way faster

Air Liquide hydrogen fueling stationHydrogen stations for fuel-cell vehicles remain rare, but French company Air Liquide is introducing higher-capacity stations that could at least cut waiting times for drivers. The rate of transactions at a station, known in the industry as “throughput,” remains one of the major advantages for gas stations over their hydrogen counterparts. In…
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Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV: 5 geeky details show Ford's commitment to EVs

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-EA special group within Ford, called Team Edison, has been navigating a daunting challenge—to thread the needle between performance enthusiasts and tech-savvy electric-car fans, assuring that the inner workings of a mammoth company wouldn’t stifle the project along the way. That project, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, remains due for…
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Hyundai Kona Electric: The new favored police patrol car for Europe?

Hyundai Kona Electric police cars in SwitzerlandAs cities look to reduce air pollution, some are equipping their police forces with electric cars. The Hyundai Kona Electric is proving to be a popular choice, in Europe at least. Police forces in Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom currently use Kona Electric patrol cars, Hyundai said earlier this month in a press release. The Ioniq and…
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Connected EVs could help power the grid: California utility studies how

Southern California Edison Charge Ready electric-car charging programCalifornia has more electric cars than any other state, and a local utility wants to put them to work powering the grid. Southern California Edison (SCE) plans to launch a demonstration project for “vehicle-to-grid” or “V2G” technology, in which vehicles both charge and discharge power to the grid. More than 200,000 electric cars are currently on…
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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Prices rise significantly, and so does mpg

2020 Hyundai Sonata HybridThe 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers the best EPA-rated highway rating of any sedan on the market. While that is going to save some gas money, the automaker announced Wednesday that the new sedan will cost more than its predecessor, a difference that may take longer to pay off with savings from the pumps. A well-equipped Sonata Hybrid is no…
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Dyson electric car would have had 600-mile range, founder claims

Patent drawing for Dyson electric car due in 2021British inventor and entrepreneur James Dyson made headlines with plans to develop an electric car, only to scrap the project in October 2020. In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, Dyson disclosed more details of the project, which apparently progressed to the point of building a working prototype. Codenamed N526, the prototype was a 7-seat…
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Polestar will deliver its electric cars in these cities first

Polestar SpaceVolvo spinoff Polestar will open its first United States retail locations later this year in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, the automaker said in a press release Monday. Set to open in the second half of 2020, these showrooms will be operated in partnership with local dealers. New York and Los Angeles will get one showroom each…
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2021 Toyota Venza is hybrid-only, and an urbane alternative to the RAV4

2021 Toyota VenzaToyota was going to do it eventually. The carmaker announced in 2017 that, by 2025, every one of its vehicles will have an “electrified” option—almost inevitably a hybrid version, in Toyota’s EV-resistant parlance. Given that, it seemed inevitable there would be a niche model other than the Prius where Toyota wouldn’t…
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2021 Toyota Sienna minivan goes all-hybrid

2021 Toyota SiennaThe idea of minivans at the center of American suburban life is as obsolete as video-rental stores or answering machines. That said, the idea of sliding side doors, easy access for kids, and space, space, and more space is all fresh again to a new generation of families and active types, albeit with more of a niche approach. With the 2021 Sienna…
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