The '1,000-MPG' BMW i3: 56,000 miles on 50 gallons of gas Electric Cars August 26, 2016

The '1,000-MPG' BMW i3: 56,000 miles on 50 gallons of gas

The few available range-extended electric car models give drivers added flexibility by using gasoline engines as onboard backup generators. But using the range extender too often may consume a...

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Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

How do you view Tesla's "beta" Autopilot system? Our poll results

So-called self-driving or autonomous cars still aren't on the market as of today, but you might not know that from a lot of the press coverage. One of the most prominent... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
Kia Rio, 2016 Paris auto show

New Kia Rio to debut at Paris Motor Show next month

Subcompact hatchbacks and sedans may be a minor part of the U.S. market, but they're hugely important in the rest of the world. So the launch of a new generation of Kia Rio... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Who leads, who lags in electric cars in U.S.? New survey names them

A major obstacle to widespread adoption of electric cars is that they're not offered for sale everywhere. Collectively, automakers offer a significant number of all-electric... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
Traffic at the I-10 & I-405 interchange in Los Angeles, California (by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)

Gas is cheap; U.S. drivers use it to log more miles than ever

With the summer travel season more than halfway over and gas prices still quite low, U.S drivers have already logged a record-breaking number of miles traveled. The nation's... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

CA plug-in carpool-lane access bill up for vote; here's why some oppose it

Several months ago, the allocated supply of "green stickers" that give buyers of new plug-in hybrid cars access to California carpool lanes expired. So you think that a... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW customer satisfaction plummeted, now near the bottom

The ongoing diesel-emissions scandal undoubtedly did damage to Volkswagen's reputation in the U.S. But how does one quantify the scandal's impact on consumer perception of... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
Opel Ampera-e

2017 Opel Ampera-e (nee Bolt EV) to debut at Paris Motor Show

We already knew that at some point, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car would get a European-market twin, to be called the 2017 Opel Ampera-e. The Ampera-e project was... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla 100D versions, Faraday Future crossover, CAFE fight: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla launches longer-range 100D versions of the Model S and Model X, a vehicle that could be Faraday Future's first production electric car appears in Los Angeles... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Reactions to Tesla 100D versions less than ecstatic: here's why

Generally, when Tesla Motors makes an announcement about a new product or a future plan, its fans and advocates cheer lustily. The rest of the industry grunts, takes quiet... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
Purported Faraday Future test mule (Photo by Twitter user Everette Taylor)

Is this Faraday Future's all-electric Tesla Model X fighter?

Electric-car startup Faraday Future has the ambitious goal of starting production of its first electric car within two years. So far, though, the company has divulged... read more August 24, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Carmakers asked to extend CAFE comment period; EPA said no

It's probably the battle that will do most to determine the carbon emission from new U.S. vehicles over the next decade. Automakers want to modify, delay, or extend the... read more August 24, 2016 by


 

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