EVs are supersizing as carmakers roll out more electric SUVs and trucks

Jun 15, 2023
While EV trucks and SUVs are better for the environment than their gas-guzzling counterparts, they come with other problems.
Andy Purdy stands with his Volkswagen ID.4 in front of his house in Benson, Vt. He bought this electric SUV last year to accommodate his family of four.
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SUVs are major sources of greenhouse gasses, but the world's drivers keep buying them

Mar 1, 2023
An International Energy Association report found that SUVs emitted almost 1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide last year, more than some countries. The cars now represent 46% of the global auto market.
While car sales overall dropped last year, sales of SUVs actually grew. They’re now 46% of the global auto market.
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Buyers love SUVs, but experts warn they come at a cost to others

Feb 13, 2020
SUVs, crossovers and pickups dominate the market. There are implications for the environment and pedestrians.
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U.S. automakers seek advantage at Shanghai Auto Show

Apr 18, 2019
American manufacturers are eager to win Chinese customers.
Ford Lincoln unveils a luxury SUV with seven seats at the Shanghai auto show. Other carmakers have pushed new SUVs and electric models to drive sales amid a slowdown in the industry.
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Why Jeeps are turning into luxury SUVs

May 14, 2015
Jeep is entering the luxury SUV competition as SUV sales roar back.

Chrysler ramps up SUV production

Oct 29, 2012
Despite higher gas prices, demand remains strong for SUV's.

Your first hybrid: Are you ready to move from the SUV to the HOV?

Apr 25, 2011
Every so often, when I buy gas for my Toyota Prius, I'll see a receipt that another car owner has tossed at the trashcan. Lately, the totals on t...

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MID-DAY UPDATE: June new home sales rebound 24 percent ...

Jul 26, 2010
/**/ ...And they're STILL at the second-lowest level on record. So there must be plenty of new houses on the market, right? Nope -- fewest i...