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In the premium compact crossover category, the BMW X3 is a long-standing favorite. So when the German automaker introduced the X3’s plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) variant for the 2020 model year, it made a lot of sense, especially for buyers in the segment looking for fuel savings an…

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The C40 Recharge may not be Volvo Cars' first fully electric vehicle (EV) but is the automaker's first vehicle designed as an EV from the ground up. According to a new set of interviews with the car's designers, the C40 Recharge's design was inspired by its Scandinavian roots.

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(NewsUSA) - Good housecleaning has never gone out of style, but it has taken on a new priority in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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(NAPSI)—After over a year of staying close to home, lots of people are ready for summer fun. However, warm days can mean much higher energy bills—but you can do something about that. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program has a few tips to help you prep your home so y…

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Toyota has never sold a fully battery electric vehicle (BEV) in the U.S., but that will change in 2022 when the production version of the Toyota bZ4X concept arrives. The concept made its U.S. debut at a media event at the company’s North American headquarters in Plano, Texas this week.

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You may think that by driving an electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), you’re doing everything you can to help solve climate change by minimizing or eliminating tailpipe emissions. But when you recharge your EV or PHEV, there’s a good chance that you are triggering…

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Powered by BMW's latest fifth-generation eDrive technology and sized similarly to the ever-popular 3 Series sedan, the new BMW i4 has the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y in its sights, in addition to a growing list of sportback-style all electric vehicles. It will go on sale in the first quarter of 2022.

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Like Tesla before it, Polestar has launched a new mobile service program for its luxury electric vehicles. There’s no clever name for the do-it-anywhere repair service, but the idea is to make it easy for Polestar owners to get their cars taken care of without needing to visit a dealership.

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Ford sees profit and growth in the electric vehicle segment. Following up on the release of the all-electric F-150 Lightning (and the commercial version, the F-150 Lightning Pro), Ford has fleshed out its plan to make more EVs, and to make more money from those electric cars and trucks.

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Volvo has announced that its Torslanda manufacturing plant is fully climate neutral. Located just outside of Gothenburg, Sweden, and inaugurated in 1964, Volvo’s oldest and most prolific car factory churns out 300,000 vehicles per year. Volvo previously achieved climate neutrality at its Skö…

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As the automotive industry shifts to electrification and the EV market continues to grow at an increasingly rapid pace, concerns around charging infrastructure are rising. To that end, the Audi brand, which plans to quadruple its global lineup of electric models to 20 in the next four years,…

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved the Clean Miles Standard, a program specifically intended to reduce carbon emissions from transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft. It is the first of its kind in the nation and aims to transition ride-hailing fleets to zer…

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Ford’s long-awaited all-electric pickup truck is finally about to arrive. The 2022 F-150 Lightning promises to reshape the electric vehicle market in the U.S., giving shoppers one of the first chances to buy an electric truck at a price that’s not wildly out of line with the cost of a tradit…

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To improve environmental responsibility across the entirety of a vehicle’s life cycle, automakers are developing and executing sustainable component material sourcing and construction strategies. For example, tire maker Pirelli has announced a new 22-inch tire option for the 2022 BMW X5 xDri…

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(NAPSI)—Online shopping and e-commerce have opened new doors for gardening enthusiasts, offering unprecedented access to rare and exotic plants and seed products from around the world at the click of a button. But before you buy plants or seeds online from overseas sellers, you should know t…

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Kia has taken the wraps off the U.S. version of the 2022 EV6, the brand’s first dedicated all-electric vehicle. The battery-powered crossover SUV is the first product under Kia’s ambitious Plan S strategy to introduce 11 new electrified models worldwide by 2026. The Korean automaker joins br…

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Lightweight, stable, and fast-charging, solid-state batteries have long been considered the missing link for fully scalable electric vehicle adoption. However, prolonged charging and recharging of a solid-state battery rapidly deteriorates it, rendering it useless for automotive applications.

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(NAPSI)—Communities are more than groups of people who live together in the same geographical area. In their truest sense, communities transcend the physical spaces they occupy to become places that harbor a feeling of fellowship cultivated by shared common interests, values, attitudes and g…

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Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has announced that it will spend $7.4 billion in the U.S. by 2025 in order to build electric vehicles as well as promote a hydrogen ecosystem, urban air mobility, robotics, and autonomous driving technology. The automaker, which sells Genesis, Hyundai, and Kia vehic…

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Global automakers are rapidly executing plans to electrify their vehicle lineups and build millions of zero-emission vehicles to alleviate climate change. However, concerns remain about the long-term environmental effects over the entire lifecycle of an electric vehicle, from mining the raw …

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Transitioning the American consumer from gas-powered to electric vehicles is a massive undertaking. Critical to this task is the federal income tax credit for EVs, which attracts consumers and helps offset the higher costs of electric vehicles. However, because credit eligibility expires whe…

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(NAPSI)—Asthma affects more than 24 million people in the U.S., including more than 6 million children, reports the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In addition, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. If any of them is someone you care for, you should know t…

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(NAPSI)—Backyarding—the trend to use the backyard for everything from tele-working to working out to relaxing—has a different purpose for each person. Identifying your backyard’s role in your family’s health and happiness is key to cultivating a purposeful outdoor space customized to your ne…

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Ford and BMW AG have invested $130 million in solid-state battery start-up Solid Power. The announcement comes as automakers strive to find more cost-effective, rechargeable battery solutions for their electric vehicles.

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This week, General Motors announced that it is introducing Ultium Charge 360, an integrated charging solution for electric vehicles (EVs). This solution offers features designed to make it easier for those who own GM’s EVs to recharge their batteries.

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The solid-state battery is a new type of battery that could revolutionize electric vehicles (EVs). Relative to the lithium-ion batteries that are currently used to power EVs, solid-state batteries offer numerous benefits. They are smaller and lighter yet have greater energy density and are m…

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Ford plans to invest $185 million to establish a new battery lab that will propel the brand’s efforts to manufacture its own energy cells for future electric vehicles. This initiative will help the Blue Oval bring battery development in-house. Currently, the company procures its batteries fr…

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In an announcement from Honda’s new global president and CEO, Toshihiro Mibe, Honda revealed plans to sell only fully electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles worldwide by 2040. That makes Honda the latest major automaker to formally declare a move away from the internal combustion engine (I…

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Cadillac's first all-electric vehicle, the 2023 Lyriq SUV, will arrive at dealerships in the first half of 2022 with a price tag that starts at $59,990. The new rear-wheel-drive EV sports a range of over 300 miles and an interior dominated by a 33-inch-diagonal advanced display screen. In ot…

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A renewed sense of energy and movement is afoot in both the public and private sectors to reduce carbon emissions, the primary driver of climate change. The Biden administration is set to announce an aggressive new emissions goal at the 2021 global climate summit that kicks off tomorrow. Man…

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The Shanghai Auto Show is a global showcase of established brands and innovative upstarts from virtually all corners of the automotive world. The show has become an increasingly important venue for future mobility and technology with a greater lean toward electrification than ever.

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(NAPS)—More Americans suffered extended power outages in 2020 than any year since Superstorm Sandy struck the New York area in 2012, according to Generac, owners of Power Outage Central, a real-time outage tracking service that monitors outages throughout the United States.“In 2020, more tha…

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(NAPSI)—Just as people across the country celebrate Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program celebrates all the ways people collectively act to protect the planet from climate change. From switching to renewable energy sources and investing in electric vehicl…

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There’s no question electric vehicles are the future. Most automakers ranging from Acura to Volvo have announced plans to electrify some or all of their vehicle lineups by the end of this decade. But the road they and society will take to get there is not yet fleshed out.

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(StatePoint) Having kids can mean having a lot of stuff, not all of which is made from eco-friendly materials. However, if you’re like many parents, you want your children to have a clean, healthy planet to live in when they grow up. Going green while parenting might sound challenging, but i…

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Based on the same electric vehicle platform as the Volkswagen ID.4 and sized similarly to the Q5 compact SUV, the new 2022 Audi Q4 E-tron and sportier-looking Q4 Sportback E-tron will go on sale by the end of 2021. Audi says the base price will be less than $45,000 before applying federal in…

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As the competition among electric vehicles continues to grow, automakers are looking for new ways to make their EVs more attractive to discerning buyers looking for greater practicality and affordability in a zero-emission vehicle. To that end, Polestar has announced new variants of its elec…

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