Electric-Car Trends, Tesla Model 3, GM Vs LG, VW Diesels (Again): The Week In Reverse The Week In Reverse February 6, 2016

Electric-Car Trends, Tesla Model 3, GM Vs LG, VW Diesels (Again): The Week In Reverse

Which large factory hasn't quite lived up to its projections for jobs or investment as yet? And, what do we see as the biggest electric-car trends between now and 2020? This is our look back at the...

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2016 Cadillac ELR

Cadillac ELR Is Walking Dead (But May Be Great, Rare Used Car)

You almost have to pity the Cadillac ELR range-extended electric coupe: It's a very pretty car with luxurious appointments, but no one wants to buy it. And if the rumors that... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
2015 Renault Talisman

EU Commission Accepts 'Flawed' Emission Rules For On-Road Testing

The European Commission is set to accept new emissions rules after a protest against their leniency was rejected by lawmakers. Earlier this year, members of the European... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

How Many Electric Cars Does California Buy? One-Third To One-Half Of All Of 'Em

It's no secret that California is considerably more enthusiastic about electric cars than the rest of the nation. Policies put in place to promote plug-in cars--and a... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept

Bentley To Be Fourth VW Group Brand To Offer Electric Car

If an electric Audi is good, then an electric Audi plus an electric Volkswagen plus an electric Porsche plus an electric Bentley must be better, yes? At least, that would... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Bosch active gas pedal

Haptic-Feedback Gas Pedal Tells Drivers When To Shift To Save Fuel

Technology can do a lot to improve fuel economy, but in the real world, changes in driving technique can also pay off with fuel savings. This latest fuel-saving measure uses... read more February 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW To Release Diesel Cheating Report April 21, Annual Meeting Postponed (UPDATE)

As it continues to fight a losing public-relations battle over the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, Volkswagen is preparing to release the results of an internal... read more February 6, 2016 by


 
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


 

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