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High-mileage Nissan Leaf, RIP Buick Verano, Tesla Autopilot limits: Today's Car News

High-mileage Nissan Leaf, RIP Buick Verano, Tesla Autopilot limits: Today's Car News

Today, we have a 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car with 150,000 miles on its odometer, another victim of strong SUV sales in the form of the Buick Verano, and why Tesla's Autopilot system does not make cars fully autonomous. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car...

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2016 Buick Verano Turbo

Buick Verano to die as yet another small sedan gives way to SUVs

As General Motors' Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan, gains a new model to build, it will also lose one. The Buick Verano compact sedan currently built at the... read more 14 hours ago by


 
Steve Marsh's 2011 Nissan Leaf: 11 Months, 36,000 Miles

2011 Nissan Leaf electric car crosses 150,000 miles of commuting

Many drivers with a 130-mile round-trip each day to work and back might deem the 73-mile EPA-rated range of a 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car far too little to qualify for the... read more 15 hours ago by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Secret Tesla software, VW diesel settlement progress, wireless-charging standards: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla uses secret software to test "Autopilot" autonomous features on customer cars, Volkswagen and Federal regulators make progress on a diesel settlement, and the... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

Start-stop systems to be offered on all GM vehicles by 2020

General Motors is about to commit to engine start-stop systems in a big way. Start-stop systems—which shut off the engine while a car is stationary to save... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
Wireless charging mat  -  Nissan Leaf

Wireless charging guidelines issued by SAE standards group

There's been a lot of talking about wireless charging for electric cars recently. The convenience of being able to charge without plugging in may well appeal to buyers who... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW diesel settlement: progress being made on details, judge says

The Federal judge overseeing negotiations toward a U.S. settlement of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal said Tuesday that good progress was being made toward... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Secret Tesla software updates simulate new Autopilot abilities on customers' cars

Tesla Motors regularly releases new features for its electric cars via over-the-air software updates. The system allows Tesla to upgrade its cars quickly, without... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Musk vs Buffett, How VW scandal was uncovered, Isle of Man TT Zero: Today's Car News

Today, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett battle over carbon-free electricity in Nevada, engineers explain how they uncovered Volkswagen's diesel-emissions cheating, and we take a... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Elon Musk vs Warren Buffett: how two titans see carbon-free electricity

There's an energy battle brewing in Nevada. The Silver State is witnessing a fight between two energy companies promoting different visions of energy policy, led by two very... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Electric motorcycle at 2016 Isle of Man TT Race: Sarolea

2016 Isle of Man TT Zero Race: Electric Motorcycles Pushing the Boundaries

The Isle of Man TT Zero race is one of the annual highlights of electric motorcycle racing, conducted on a 37.7-mile loop on the public roads on Britain's Isle of Man. This... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

These engineers uncovered the VW diesel emission scandal

Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in its TDI diesel cars wasn't uncovered by the Environmental Protection Agency—or by any other regulatory agency... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
London Taxi Company TX5

London's black cabs go plug-in hybrid; maker Geely issues bonds to fund work

The project to build plug-in hybrid versions of the iconic London black cab is about to receive a significant new dose of funding. The company that makes the cabs, London... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2016

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage driven, CAFE explained, Mercedes electric cars: Today's Car News

Today, we take a spin in the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT, explain Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, and look at future electric cars from Mercedes-Benz. All this... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

How CAFE works: 5 things you should know about gas-mileage standards

As automakers and policy wonks fret and fuss over future fuel economy standards, interested spectators may be lost in the fumes. What exactly are Corporate Average Fuel... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
Beijing smog

China brings its fuel quality standards up to global levels, quickly

China already aims to cut its horrific urban air pollution by aggressively promoting electric cars and implementing stricter fuel-economy standards over the next few years... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
 

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