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2017 BMW i3

Car Dealer 101: electric cars that aren't charged won't sell

Electric-car owners and advocates have a tenuous relationship with the franchised independent car dealers who are the only legal way to buy a new vehicle in the U.S. Tesla... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Energy Battery

Mercedes launches home energy-storage battery, echoing Tesla

As Tesla regularly points out, the lithium-ion battery cells used in electric cars can also serve in home energy-storage units. Now, a Daimler company will go up against... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
2018 Volvo XC60

Volvo's current diesels may be its last: CEO

Diesel has had an increasing rough ride during the current decade—scandals, emission crackdowns, a push for electric vehicles—and it's becoming clear that some... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla moans about media as it fights workers' union efforts

Tesla's position is clear: the California electric-car maker doesn't feel a union is needed to protect its factory workers from what it claims are only anecdotal stories... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Could California climate-change rules raise gas price enough to backfire?

California has by far the most aggressive climate-change policies in the nation, and the state is a global leader in plans to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. It's also the... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting in 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: first teaser photo (headlights!) emerges

Sometime within the next few months, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will be unveiled to the world's media. The second generation of a pioneering plug-in vehicle that... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
Nio EP9

Tesla vs Uber, Toyota electric cars, Ioniqs compared: Today's Car News

Today, an electric car smashes a lap record, Toyota's CEO worries about passion, the EPA gets feedback on eliminating pollution regulations, and Tesla turns down Uber. All... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
Smog obscures George Washington Bridge, 1973 [From EPA Documerica series]

EPA gets 29,000 comments on proposed elimination of environmental rules

Much of the news out of Washington, D.C., these days has to do with the possibility of political scandal. But the wheels of government keep turning, and significant changes... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

Musk fires head of automation firm key to Tesla Model 3 factory

Tesla and Klaus Grohmann have parted ways. Reuters reports Tesla CEO Elon Musk ousted Grohmann over the executives concerns over how his company's legacy clients, including... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Hyundai Ioniqs: pitting hybrid vs electric on video

Road trips have been a staple of automobile culture for decades, but with the rise of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure has thrown them a curve ball. Unlike... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda, at Tesla stand, 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Shift to electric cars will cost money, may lack excitement: Toyota CEO

Every automaker is now working on one or many electric cars, but some are at the head of the pack and others lag behind. General Motors already sells the 238-mile Chevrolet... read more May 18, 2017 by


 

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