Tesla Model S Software Changes, VW Diesel Fixes, Toyota Mirai Demand: Today's Car News

Tesla Model S Software Changes, VW Diesel Fixes, Toyota Mirai Demand: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the software changes made to the Tesla Model S electric car since it launched in 2012, analysts ponder potential fixes for Volkswagen TDI emissions, and Toyota says requests for the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell car have already exceeded the 2016 U.S. production allotment. All this and...

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Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Changes Since 2012 (UPDATED)

While today's Tesla Model S electric car may look just the same as the first one that rolled off the line a few years ago, it's had quite a few hardware updates under the... read more 8 hours ago by 

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2016 VW Diesel Lineup Withdrawn: Jetta, Passat, Golf, Beetle TDI Models May Be Modified

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen's U.S. arm, will testify today before Congress on the VW diesel-emission cheating scandal, including what he knew and when he knew it. His... read more 9 hours ago by 

2016 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

When it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it... read more 9 hours ago by 

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Six Possible VW TDI Diesel Fixes: From Software To New Car

"You have power, you have energy, you have emissions: You get to choose two of them." That's the conundrum facing diesel-engine engineers, as summarized by Don Hillebrand... read more October 7, 2015 by 

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VW Ups Incentives, Tesla Model X Classified, U.S. Average Fuel Economy Falls: Today's Car News

Today, Volkswagen issues a $2,000 loyalty bonus to retain customers, we try to classify the Tesla Model X, and U.S. average new-car fuel economy falls. All this and more on... read more October 7, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model X

Should The Tesla Model X Be Called An SUV? Crossover? Wagon? Hatchback?

The Tesla Model X electric luxury vehicle has widely been referred to as an SUV or a crossover utility vehicle by the media, the company, and buyers. And indeed, it's taller... read more October 7, 2015 by 

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Average New-Car Fuel Economy Falls As SUV Sales Rise, Gas Stays Cheap

The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the United States fell once more in September, although not by much. Average new-car fuel economy continues to hover around 25... read more October 7, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Eos

Good Time To Buy Another VW: $2,000 Loyalty Bonus For Owners

The ongoing VW diesel emissions scandal is causing considerable stress for owners of the 482,000 affected Volkswagen TDI models in the U.S. But current owners of VWs--diesel... read more October 7, 2015 by 

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Tesla Model Y, Self-Driving Semi, VW Diesel Damage: Today's Car News

A new and mysterious Tesla Model Y, some thoughts on the damage done by diesel cheating, and a Lamborghini with a plug--and a cargo bay. All this and more on Green Car... read more October 6, 2015 by 

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VW Diesel Emission Scandal: Five Possible Long-Range Effects

Thus far, it's a been a quiet start to the third week of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal. Eight years' worth of VW TDI models, both new and used, have been... read more October 6, 2015 by 

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Lamborghini Plug-In Supercar Nixed, But Plug-In Hybrid Urus SUV Is On

The Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has abandoned any plans to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain in its sports cars in the near future. But instead it’s doubling down... read more October 6, 2015 by 

2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model Y: Lower-Cost Electric SUV? Deleted Musk Tweet Hints At It

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is famous for tweeting bits of key product and company information. Looks like he's done it again, referring to a 'Model Y' that may have falcon... read more October 6, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Say Hello To The Car Connection's 2016 Driver's Choice Awards

Every year, like Green Car Reports, our sister site The Car Connection names its Best Car To Buy. This year, it's now giving you the opportunity to vote for the best new cars... read more October 6, 2015 by 

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Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, September 2015: Triple-Triple

With a "double-double" being Canadian shorthand for a coffee with two creams and two sugars, we might call September a "triple-triple": Three plug-in electric car models hit... read more October 6, 2015 by 

2012 Fisker Karma + Aero L-39 Albatros jet trainer, Hollister Municipal Airport, CA [by Refael Azi]

Electric-Car Sales (Tesla Too), Euro Emission Demands, Jaguar Diesels: Today's Car News

Tesla deliveries--and electric-car sales in general--plus diesel demands, Ford video ads, and a new name for an old company. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Saturday... read more October 5, 2015 by 


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