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2016 Audi R8

Bill To End U.S. Ethanol Mandate, 2017 Audi R8 e-tron, Hybrid Sales In Flux: Today's Car News

Today, we cover a bill that would end the U.S. ethanol mandate, the reveal of the 2017 Audi R8 e-tron electric car, and a tale of two carmakers and their 2014 hybrid sales... read more February 27, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx owned by Tom Moloughney

Samsung Buys Battery Business From Magna To Boost Electric-Car Capabilities

Samsung is making bigger moves into the electric vehicle (EV) realm with news that its “materials and energy” subsidiary Samsung SDI has acquired the battery pack... read more February 27, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Toyota Hybrid Sales Flat In 2014, Honda Up By More Than Half Globally

With U.S. gas prices having fallen 40 percent over six months, fuel efficiency may be less important to car buyers than it was when gasoline cost $4 a gallon. Meanwhile... read more February 27, 2015 by 


 
Rimac Concept One electric supercar

What Does A 1088-HP Rimac Electric Supercar Sound Like At Speed? (Video)

Electric cars are known for their silent powertrains, but there's an exception to every rule. While it doesn't exactly assault the ears like a shrieking Ferrari V-12, the... read more February 27, 2015 by 


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Senate Bill Introduced To End Ethanol Mandate For Gasoline

A decade ago, the biofuel ethanol was viewed as one way to reduce the nation's consumption of oil for transportation fuel. In 2007, Congress approved the Renewable Fuels... read more February 27, 2015 by 


 
2016 Audi R8

2017 Audi R8 e-tron: First Details For New All-Electric Sports Car

Before next week's official debut of the second-generation Audi R8 sports car at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi released some advance information—including the first... read more February 27, 2015 by 


 
Containers holding spent nucleat fuel [Nuclear Regulatory Commission photo]

Tesla Model S P85D Top Speed, Gigafactory Update, Nuclear Waste As Energy Source: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the performance of the Tesla Model S P85D electric car, progress on Tesla's battery-cell "Gigafactory" in Nevada, and how nuclear waste could potentially be... read more February 26, 2015 by 


 
Nuclear power plant, by Flickr user Paul J Everett (Used under CC License)

Nuclear Waste Could Offer Carbon-Free Energy, Scientists Suggest

In the 1950s, U.S. scientists and policymakers were excited about a new form of carbon-free energy--although not one that's generally considered green today. It was nuclear... read more February 26, 2015 by 


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

Tesla Gigafactory: New Photos Show Progress On Battery Plant In Nevada

To be able to build and sell its planned $35,000 Tesla Model 3 electric sedan, Tesla Motors must first build its lithium-ion cell "gigafactory" in Nevada and then test and... read more February 26, 2015 by 


 
Toyota Camry Hybrid battery pack repair by Imgur user scoodidabop

Toyota Camry Hybrid Battery: Electrician Spent $10, Not $4,000, To Fix

Who said modern cars are too complicated to work on at home? Some hybrid cars have been on the road for more than a decade now, but every vehicle needs some kind of... read more February 26, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Is Tesla Model S P85D The World's Fastest Sedan? Top Speed Test Needed

Even 10 years ago, the idea of a “family sedan” that could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds was something between a rarity and a fantasy. Even... read more February 26, 2015 by 


 

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