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Electric-car cash, Tesla Model 3 videos, future MPG rules, why battery startups fail: Today's Car News

Electric-car cash, Tesla Model 3 videos, future MPG rules, why battery startups fail: Today's Car News

Today, we've got more info on two Teslas, a look at China's electric-car battery plans plus a study on why battery startups fail, and survey results on what may happen to future fuel-economy rules. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as always, we ran down last week's...

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

What will happen to U.S. fuel-economy rules through 2025? Poll results

With the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president last November, it became clear that the regulatory environment for businesses would change once he took office. Indeed... read more 11 hours ago by


 
Frame from delivery video for "first 2017 Tesla Model 3 in Texas"

Tesla Model 3 interior details, features emerge from pair of videos

While the 2017 Tesla Model 3 electric car is now being delivered in small numbers to company friends and employees, not all the specifications, features, and details for the... read more 11 hours ago by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

RWD Tesla Model S 75 gone after September 24, as electric-car range continues to change

This year has seen a dizzying profusion of changes to the features, options, and available versions of the Tesla Model S luxury electric car, now in its sixth model year... read more September 24, 2017 by


 
Flat lithium-ion battery back for next-generation Mercedes-Benz electric cars

Why better-battery startups fail in the US and how to fix it: report

Over the past decade, advances battery technology have progressed steadily, but not quite as quickly as impatient electric-car advocates might like. With electric cars and... read more September 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S 100D   [photo: David Noland, owner]

2019 Volvo XC40, 2017 e-Golf prices, Porsche's faster charging, Tesla Model S 100D: The Week in Reverse

What's the catch that some journalists didn't notice in a new electric-car announcement by China? Which unlikely green car completed the grueling, no-support-allowed Mongol... read more September 23, 2017 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 SUV, Nissan Leaf rally car, VW's 80 electric cars, EV sales in 2018: Today's Car News

Today, a surprise Mongol Rally entrant, VW's growing electrification plans, the new 2019 Volvo XC40 small crossover utility vehicle, and your views on electric-car sales. All... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

2019 Volvo XC40 small SUV to become brand's first electric car

Two years ago, the Volvo XC90 large SUV launched to widespread acclaim and awards as the Sino-Swedish brand's first all-new vehicle in six years. It was followed by the S90... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

VW Group makes 300 models globally, will electrify them all by 2030

Along with the gleaming concept cars and new production models unveiled at last week's Frankfurt auto show, auto-company executives also make news. Often a company's CEO or... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
Nissan Leaf Mongol Rally

Scots couple complete grueling Mongol Rally in electric car

The Mongol Rally is no small undertaking for any driver, in any type of vehicle. The 10,000-mile rally takes drivers from Europe to Siberia, via Mongolia, with no support... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, 2008

Energy Dept grid report downplayed renewables, stressed coal, fossil fuels

The Trump administration hasn't been coy about trying to champion traditional fossil fuels while downplaying the importance and falling costs of renewable energy. Earlier... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Which electric car will sell best in 2018? Take our Twitter poll

OK, now the 2018 Nissan Leaf has made its debut, and we know the prices, specifications, and standard and optional features of the updated electric car with a projected 150... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

Rare-earth metals, Mercedes electric plans, oil-company angst, Tesla news, rumor: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a Tesla rumor and a Supercharger expansion, news from Mercedes on electric SUVs, oil company Shell slamming the idea of future bans on cars with engines, and... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger for city centers

Tesla expands Supercharger fast-charging sites into cities for Model 3 owners

With the mass-production Model 3 in mind, Tesla has begun to expand its Supercharger fast-charging stations into urban areas. Earlier this month, Tesla opened its first two... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, announced that it will invest up to $1 billion to build electric SUVs and batteries in and around its assembly plant in... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Shell fuel station in Europe

Shell bashes bans on gasoline cars, proposes carbon pricing instead

The prospect of bans on gasoline and diesel new-car sales have become a much greater threat not only to automakers but to oil companies as well, now that China has said it is... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars: report

Early last year, with promises of self-driving cars in owners' hands well before any competitor, development of the Tesla Autopilot system for the maker's electric cars was... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Electric motor, shown in 'How Does an Electric Car Work?' video by Learn Engineering

Rare-earth metals in magnets for electric-car motors: what you need to know

It's not surprising that the powertrains of electric cars differ quite a bit from traditional internal-combustion engines. Although they have fewer moving parts, the... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

The 2018 Nissan Leaf has three types of cruise control: how they differ

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car arrives at dealerships early next year, it will offer fresh styling inside and out, more power, a 150-mile range, and an array of... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept debuting at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Building Bolt EV, electric cars with 100 miles or more, Mercedes EQC, Porsche Mission E: Today's Car News

Today, we've updated our list of electric cars on sale this year with more than 100 miles of range, nodded to Norway as its drivers reserve a future electric Mercedes, honed... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche Mission E electric sport sedan: 200-mile recharge in 15 minutes

While there have been lots of concept cars and production announcements, the first serious German competitor to the Tesla Model S and Model X won't arrive for at least... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
 

 
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