Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles. Just what form an Indian-market electric Kia will take remains unknown, especially since the…

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Chinese electric-car builder Byton says it raised $500 million

A $500 million infusion from investors including an automaker and a major battery supplier could help Chinese electric-car startup Byton put its cars on the road by the end of next year, the company said Monday. Byton said that its big investors—Chinese state-owned automaker FAW Group, Chinese lithium-ion battery developer CATL, and Chinese…

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid first drive

Electrified cars are all too often about numbers: electric-only range, charging time, kilowatt-hours, and, of course, value. When it comes to an electrified luxury crossover like the 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, the default knee-jerk reaction is to throw out that last one. Except… don’t. READ THIS: 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: the…

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: the subtly earthy type

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid doesn’t boast about its plug-in hybrid, eco-friendly credentials. Instead of a big charge port conspicuously placed on one front fender, the Cayenne has matching covers for fuel or electricity on either side of the vehicle. They’re part of its dual-nature: one part a high-performance crossover SUV that’s just a…

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