Chevy Bolt EV Named North American Car of Year

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has been named the North American Car of the Year, the first all-electric model to be selected. [Estimated Reading Time: 40 seconds.] The award is bestowed annually by an independent panel of 60 automotive journalists for the U.S. and Canada. It is considered one of the premier new car awards. … Read more »

Outlander PHEV Coming to America – Finally!

Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV, a best-seller in Europe and Asia, is finally coming to the U.S. The plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander SUV has been promised and re-promised to American shoppers for several years but never delivered. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute.] But a Mitsubishi spokesman told AutoblogGreen that the Outlander PHEV now is slated … Read more »

13 Electrified Ford Models Coming by 2021

Mustang, F-150 and Autonomous Car Hybrids are in the Mix   Ford Motor Co. plans to add 13 new plug-in electric and hybrid models to its global lineup by 2021, including the first hybrid Mustang sports coupe and the best-selling F-150 pickup. A hybrid autonomous car for the commercial ride-hailing (think Lyft and Uber) or … Read more »

Tesla Gigafactory Starts Battery Production

Tesla said it and partner Panasonic have begun mass production of commercial quality lithium-ion battery cells at the Tesla Gigafactory, pushing the electric car and energy storage company closer to production of its Model 3 electric car. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 30 seconds.] The cells now in production at the Nevada factory are intended … Read more »

Aerovironment to Supply Chevrolet Bolt Home Charging Station

Aerovironment, which helped launch the EV era as the factory-preferred charging station for the 2011 Nissan Leaf, will help usher in a new era in battery electric vehicles as official home charging station supplier for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. [Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes.] The Bolt, which launches in California and Oregon and ultimately will … Read more »

Toyota OK With EVs

Toyota Motor says it will continue developing battery-electric cars, EVs,  even as it pushes hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 30 seconds.] The automaker, which told TheGreenCarGuy last month that it was considering  making all Prius models plug-in hybrids, says it still sees fuel-cell electrics as the “ultimate environmentally friendly vehicles.” Toyota … Read more »

Honda Clarity Fuel-Cell Surprise – $369 Lease

Honda always said that the monthly lease  for to 2017 Clarity fuel-cell electric sedan would be under $500, it just didn’t say how much under. Now we know; the automaker will lease the five-passenger, hydrogen-powered sedan for $369 a month. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 45 seconds.] That’s the second-lowest lease price for a fuel-cell … Read more »

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Tops Prius in EPA Ratings

More Hybrid, Plug-In Models Coming, Carmaker Says   The upcoming 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid sedan has received an EPA fuel efficiency rating of 58 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, beating the previous champion, Toyota’s 2017 Prius Eco Two, by 2 mpg. The Ioniq, one of a family of electrified sedans Hyundai … Read more »