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Lyft, GM will now rent you a car for your ride hailing job

Published: March 15, 2016

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Filed under: Green , GM , United States General Motors and Lyft will launch Express Drive in April specifically targeted for ride-hailing drivers who need vehicles.


Chicago 2016: Almost 600 vehicles, but only 18 with a plug

Published: February 12, 2016

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Filed under: Green , 2016 Chicago Auto Show , AutoblogGreen Exclusive , Green Automakers , Green Culture , Crossover , SUV , Truck , Electric , Hybrid I took a walk through the Chicago Auto Show today, and found only a few plug-in vehicles among the 600 on display.


Kia Niro crossover is the company’s first dedicated hybrid

Published: February 11, 2016

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Filed under: Green , 2016 Chicago Auto Show , Kia , Crossover , Hybrid Kia’s first dedicated hybrid is a crossover, dubbed Niro.


The Kia Optima is now available as a plug-in hybrid

Published: February 11, 2016

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Filed under: Green , 2016 Chicago Auto Show , Kia , Sedan , Hybrid Kia blows in to the Chicago Auto Show with two versions of the new Optima, one hybrid and one plug-in hybrid, offering varying degrees of electrification.


Wheego working on two new models, coming to China first

Published: August 28, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Green Automakers , Electric Wheego Electric Cars is not dead yet, it turns out, and says it will bring two new EVs to market. These will be sold in China first, then the US. Continue reading Wheego working on two new models, coming to China first Wheego working on two new models, coming to China first originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:27:00 EST.


BYD to lease 200 E6 EVs to Uber for testing

Published: March 18, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Driving , United States , Hatchback , Commercial Vehicles , Electric Uber is working with BYD to lease the automaker’s E6 five-door hatchback EV to the ridesharing drivers in Chicago, as part of the pilot program. The test already includes about 25 drivers and could grow to around 200. Continue reading BYD to lease 200 E6 EVs to Uber for testing BYD to lease 200 E6 EVs to Uber for testing originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:44:00 EST.


350Green EV charging company execs accused of fraud

Published: March 9, 2015

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , United States 350Green executives are charged with fraud over vehicle-charging networks planned for Chicago. Continue reading 350Green EV charging company execs accused of fraud 350Green EV charging company execs accused of fraud originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:28:00 EST


Kia Trail’ster Concept brings traction for the Soul in Chicago [w/video]

Published: February 12, 2015

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Filed under: Design/Style , Green , 2015 Chicago Auto Show , Kia , United States , Hatchback , Concept Cars , Hybrid The Kia Trail’ster concept tries to give the Soul some offroad-ready looks, but the really interesting part is its hybrid all-wheel drive powertrain. It combines a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder up front and an electric power for the rear axle to make a total of 220 hp and 285 lb-ft. Continue reading Kia Trail’ster Concept brings traction for the Soul in Chicago [w/video] Kia Trail’ster Concept brings traction for the Soul in Chicago [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:00:00 EST


Chevy Bolt 200-mile EV going into production near Detroit

Published: February 12, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Plants/Manufacturing , 2015 Chicago Auto Show , Chevrolet , Electric GM says it will build the 200-mile all-electric Bolt in Detroit, but doesn’t say when production will start. Continue reading Chevy Bolt 200-mile EV going into production near Detroit Chevy Bolt 200-mile EV going into production near Detroit originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:30:00 EST.


Recharge Wrap-up: RFS reform bill reintroduced, KAMAZ to build autonomous truck

Published: February 5, 2015

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Misc. Automakers , Ethanol , Autonomous Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ plans autonomous commercial vehicle.


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