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2011 Nissan Leaf owned by Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield

Four Years And 70,000 Miles Later, 2011 Nissan Leaf Going Strong

The 2011 Nissan Leaf was the first modern battery-electric car to be offered in large numbers, and it still leads the field in terms of sales four years later. Each sales... read more 24 hours ago by 


 
Renault Twizy in New York City. Photos: Renault Official on Flickr

Renault To Return To N America With Twizy Low-Speed Electric Car?

Four of Europe's six mass-market carmakers have long sold cars in North America. The exceptions, for a quarter of a century, have been the two French makers: PSA Peugeot... read more March 1, 2015 by 


 
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 


 

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