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Will Tighter CAFE Rules Bring More Trucks, Fewer Small Cars?

The entire auto industry was startled when Fiat Chrysler said two weeks ago it would end production of its Dodge Dart compact car and its Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan. The company intends to use the...

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel  -  First Drive

Diesels Still Needed For Truck Fuel Economy Despite VW Scandal: Advocate

Allen Schaeffer probably doesn't have the easiest job these days. He's executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X European Buyers Will Have To Wait For Chinese

The first Tesla Model X electric crossovers were delivered to a handful of U.S. customers at a flashy event last fall. And now the company is ramping up production to fill... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Electric Car, Cadillac ELR Axed, California Electric-Car Sales: Today's Car News

Today, Bentley considers an electric car, General Motors admits the Cadillac ELR has no future, and California continues to lead the nation in electric-car sales. All this... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Multiple Trends Turning Slowly Against Oil, Says Rocky Mountain Institute

The cost of a barrel of oil is now just a fraction of what it was several years ago, and fuel prices have mostly fallen across the globe as a result. Oil prices rise and... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
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


 
2016 Toyota Prius, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

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... read more February 6, 2016 by


 

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