Honda shows FCV concept: Unveiled in Tokyo last year, the concept now made its North American debut in Detroit. The hydrogen-powered vehicle is said to have a 300-mile range and will become available in Japan in March of next year. Furthermore, Honda announced a plug-in hybrid and all-electric car for 2018, without giving any further details.
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Drive of Fame: Unveiling the next-generation Volt at the Detroit Auto Show was not enough for GM. It also presented the plug-in hybrid to a group of Hollywood stars. The goal is to use their influence to promote greener vehicles. And to make sure they are also seen driving one, GM also loans them the vehicle.
Golf GTE priced in the UK: 28,035 pounds (42,700 USD) after a 5,000 pound government rebate is what the car will be selling for there. Unlike Volkswagen’s other plug-ins, the car will not only be sold by a specialised network of EV retailers, but be available at all of the carmaker’s dealerships.
Honda hybrid for Japan: The carmaker will offer a hybrid model of its Jade (JDM) on its home market, though the car had originally been developed for the Chinese market. It can seat up to six and comes with a 1.5-liter hybrid motor and seven-speed DCT as seen in the Honda Vezel and Fit hybrids.
Smart fortwo freshened up: Daimler’s “little” sister shows a new edition of its small cabrio. The edition flashlight features a black or white body that is accentuated by bright orange safety cell and mirrors. The style is available for all versions, including the electric Smart. Deliveries start in April.
Mullen 700e reviewed: This is “a sedan that seems destined to a life of rejection and lost opportunities,” the author writes. Despite a new battery, it is still the same car it was seven years ago. After numerous delays, bankruptcy, and a buy-out, even the new battery and 180-mile range can do little to keep up with Tesla or Nissan.
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