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PowerPost Level 1 electric-car charging stations at Portland International Airport

Obama Oil Tax, Electric-Car Charging Costs, Tesla Gigafactory: Today's Car News

Today, President Barack Obama proposes a tax of $10 per barrel on oil, California wrestles with the question of who should pay for electric-car charging infrastructure, and... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
President Barack Obama sits in 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2016

Obama Proposes $10 Per Barrel Tax On Oil To Fund U.S. Transportation Needs

You have to give the man credit for vision. U.S. president Barack Obama will propose a tax of $10 per barrel on oil in the 2017 budget he will submit to Congress next week... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory Jobs, Investments Fell Short Of Projections Last Year

Tesla's decision to build its massive lithium-ion battery-cell "Gigafactory" at a site near Reno, Nevada, was made in part because of generous incentives offered by the state... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius "Heck on Wheels" Super Bowl 50 ad screencap

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid Is 'Heck On Wheels' In Super Bowl TV Ad

Every year, Super Bowl ads seem to come closer to overshadowing the "big game" itself. And there are always at least a few ads for cars as part of the spectacle--sometimes... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Should Utility Customers Pay For Electric-Car Charging Stations They Don't Use?

California is by far the most advanced state in adopting plug-in electric cars. Fully 45.3 percent of the country's more than 400,000 plug-in cars were sold in California... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
CARB emissions-testing equipment video screencap

CARB Shows Test Equipment That Found VW Diesel Defeat Device (Video)

Volkswagen's diesel-emissions cheating went on for more than six years in part because the company's use of "defeat device" software was hard to detect. It wasn't until... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, January 2016: New Year, Old Models, New Records

Like an exhausted Times Square reveler, the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market tends to start the New Year slowly, and this past January was no exception. Chevy sold 94... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Tesla Model 3 'Debut,' VW Diesel V-6 Plan, Hyundai Ioniq A Dark Horse: Today's Car News

Today, we look at why Tesla fans may still have to wait awhile to learn anything substantive about the Model 3 electric car, Volkswagen submits a proposed fix for 3.0-liter... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
Honda Odyssey Hybrid (Japanese model)

Honda Hybrid Minivan On Sale In Japan, Using Accord Hybrid System

In the U.S., Honda hybrids have essentially gone on hiatus this year. For the 2016 model year, the only hybrid it sells is the aging CR-Z two-seater, which uses the... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric-Car Sales Will Bounce Back After 2015 Decline: Report

Despite record overall new-car deliveries, the market for electric cars and plug-in hybrids actually declined slightly in 2015. Plug-in car deliveries stood at around 115,000... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq: Dark-Horse Competitor For Prius AND Bolt EV?

The new 2016 Toyota Prius is now arriving at dealers all over the country, and while gas prices--and hence hybrid sales--are down, it's expected to boost sales of the... read more February 4, 2016 by


 

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