The 2020 Hyundai Elantra will add a fuel-saving continuously variable transmission (CVT) for the new year, according to certification data posted to the EPA’s website last week. The new transmission bumps the 2020 Accent’s fuel economy to 33 mpg city, 41 highway, 36 combined, up considerably from the 28/38/32 mpg rating with last year’s 6-speed automatic transmission.
Florida may be the next state to make self-driving cars without a backup driver legal on its roads.
The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime will come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and owners of the hybrid will now be able to bring an extra passenger along for the ride.
Dodge Durango SRT Pursuit concept
From Motor Authority:
This year’s One Lap of America runs from May 4-11 and Dodge has joined the fun with a very special concept based on the Durango SRT Pursuit.
BMW has confirmed the reveal of the new 8-Series Gran Coupe at a BMW Group press presentation set to take place in Munich in June. Sales of the svelte 4-door will follow in the fall.
The Volkswagen R performance division looks to be readying a new addition to its lineup based on the Tiguan small SUV.
2019 Nissan Leaf
From Green Car Reports:
Shortages of raw materials for batteries, as well as a new lawsuit among battery suppliers, may lead to delays in some upcoming electric cars.
If your historical knowledge of electric cars goes back to the first Tesla Roadster, the GM EV1 or, perhaps, one of the many intriguing manufacturer conversions from the 1980s or ‘90s, you have many decades of what-ifs to catch up on.
With wires running along almost every street in America where cars drive, putting EV chargers along the curb would seem a natural enough place to put them.