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Nissan Leaf 48-kWh prototype built to compete in Spanish race series (video)

Nissan Leaf 48-kWh prototype built to compete in Spanish race series (video)

Lots of attention is focused on the second-generation Nissan Leaf, which should arrive soon to replace the aging, first-generation model. The new Leaf is expected to have appreciably greater range than the current model, likely around 200 miles. In the meantime, though, a group of Nissan employees...

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2017 BMW i3

U.S. to offer $4.5 billion for electric-car charging stations via DoE loan guarantees

The Obama Administration said yesterday that it will invest up to $4.5 billion to build electric-car charging stations in a major push to create comprehensive charging... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

VW diesel deal: what should I do? Take buyback? Wait for updates?

It's a question that hundreds of thousands of VW 2.0-liter TDI diesel owners will be asking soon, if they haven't already: Should I take the buyback? Some have already made... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

Samsung takes stake in Chinese electric-car maker BYD, joining Warren Buffett

As cars come to rely increasingly on electronic systems, non-traditional companies are making forays into the car business. Google continues to develop its autonomous-driving... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot system

Tesla working on changes to Autopilot driver-assistance software

In the wake of a May fatal crash in which a Model S operating on Autopilot collided with a semi trailer, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has said he will not disable the system... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Mazda 6

Tesla 'Master Plan,' Mazda diesel, 2017 BMW i3: Today's Car News

Today, we have details on Elon Musk's updated "Master Plan" for Tesla, the fate of Mazda's U.S. diesel engine, and a preview of the 2017 BMW i3 electric car. All this and... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 preview

The 2017 BMW i3 represents the first significant update of BMW's electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014. This mid-cycle refresh includes several... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Mazda 6

Mazda's diesel off the table for U.S., it appears

More than nine months after the Volkswagen emissions scandal first broke, its impact on the U.S. diesel market is still being assessed. It's now becoming clear that VW won't... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla 'Master Plan' update defends Autopilot; electric SUV, pickup, autonomous bus coming

In August 2006, Elon Musk issued a "Top Secret Master Plan" for Tesla Motors, outlining the goals of what was then a small and largely unknown company. He said Tesla would... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW diesel demise, CAFE roadblock, Tesla Autopilot investigations: Today's Car News

Today, read why Volkswagen won't bring its TDI diesel models back to the U.S. anytime soon, why regulators believe the 54.5-mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Atieva electric van "Edna" drag races Tesla Model S and Ferrari California T

When a Tesla Model S and Ferrari drag-race an electric van...what happens?

It's become apparent fairly recently that electric cars are particularly well suited to drag racing. Their instant torque gets the cars off the line very quickly, and... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Why VW killed its TDI diesels in the U.S.: future emission standards

Hell hath no fury like a well-meaning government regulator who's been sneered at and condescended to by executives of one of the world's largest auto companies—only to... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Smog in Dehli, India (by Flickr user Mfield)

Indian capital to cancel registrations of diesel cars 10 years or older, immediately

India's top environmental court is taking aggressive action to curb air pollution in the country's capital city. New Delhi authorities were ordered by the courts on Monday to... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

How many different groups are investigating Tesla Autopilot crashes?

The fatal May 7 crash involving a Tesla Model S driving on Autopilot continues to occupy news coverage, as well as garnering attention from regulatory agencies. The National... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW won't relaunch 'clean diesels' as part of its US core, execs say

Automotive News reported Tuesday that Volkwagen's North American chief said the brand won't bring back most of its diesels to the U.S. anytime soon. “We are not... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
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EPA: 2025 target of 54.5 mpg may not be met; SUVs, trucks, cheap gas to blame

A pair of U.S. federal agencies said yesterday that while automakers had complied with the first five years of stricter fuel-efficiency laws, the industry seemed unlikely to... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
 

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