2017 BMW i3 Electric Car: 100- To 110-Mile Range, Battery Pack Retrofit?

2017 BMW i3 Electric Car: 100- To 110-Mile Range, Battery Pack Retrofit?

The BMW i3 electric car is due for a range boost in the near future, Harald Krüger--the company's CEO--said recently. But BMW hasn't publicly discussed the matter further. Now, a new report claims the range boost will come courtesy of a new battery pack, which could also be retrofitted to...

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Electric-car charging network cards, photo by Patrick Connor, Portland

Roaming To Come To Electric-Car Charging Stations, Eventually

Lack of public charging stations is still often cited as a hindrance to greater adoption of electric cars. But even when stations are available, it doesn't necessarily follow... read more 23 hours ago by 

2015 Volkswagen Passat (European-spec)

VW Diesel Software Cheats On European Emission Limits Too, BBC Test Shows

Around 11 million Volkswagen diesel cars worldwide were equipped with "defeat device" software that allowed them to cheat on emissions tests, VW has said. But initially, it... read more 23 hours ago by 

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla CEO Musk Seeks 'Hardcore' Engineers To Beef Up Autopilot Software

In three tweets late Thursday, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said he’s on the lookout for “hardcore software engineers” to “achieve generalized full... read more 23 hours ago by 

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT

Tesla Recall, Pickup Truck MPG, 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla recalls every Model S electric car to check seat belts, we compare pickup truck fuel economy for Ford, General Motors, and Ram, and the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage... read more November 23, 2015 by 

BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

Some BMW i3 Electric-Car Owners Get Expanded Free Fast Charging

As DC fast-charging networks emerge as a crucial battleground for long-range electric cars, BMW will expand its ChargeNow program for owners of its i3 electric hatchback... read more November 23, 2015 by 

Teaser for Chevrolet Colorado hydrogen fuel-cell research vehicle

Hydrogen For Military Use: Chevy Colorado Fuel-Cell Truck

While General Motors has cut back its fuel-cell research efforts for passenger cars, it has joined forces with the U.S. Army to build a Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup... read more November 23, 2015 by 

2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015

All 90,000 Tesla Model S Electric Cars Recalled For Seat-Belt Check

The news emerged late last week: Tesla Motors is recalling all 90,000-plus Model S electric cars it's built to check that their seat belts were properly connected. The recall... read more November 23, 2015 by 

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: Styling, Trim, Suspension Updates At LA Auto Show

The Mitsubishi Mirage minicar skipped the 2016 model year, but it will soon return with a handful of updates. Unveiled last week at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017... read more November 23, 2015 by 

2015 Chevrolet Volt

Carpool-Lane Access: Very Important For Electric-Car Adoption, It Turns Out

Depending on where they live, electric-car owners can enjoy a variety of perks associated with the vehicle they drive. That's especially true in California, which grants... read more November 23, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax diesel

Pickup Truck Fuel Economy For 2016: Diesels Take Top Three Spots

Americans buy more pickup trucks than any other type of vehicle, so boosting their efficiency can have a significant impact on overall fuel consumption. And since... read more November 22, 2015 by 

2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco

Chevy Bolt At CES, 2016 Toyota Prius Driven, EV Cord-Cutting: The Week In Reverse (Video)

GM's all-electric car Bolts to Vegas, we drive the new Prius and a plug-in hybrid Audi SUV, and look at EV cord-cutting. This is The Week In Reverse, for Friday, November 20... read more November 21, 2015 by 

Audi of America president Scott Keogh with Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

One-Quarter Of All Audis To Be Electric In 10 Years, Company Says

It was an audacious statement, but there it was. Audi expects that 25 percent of the cars it sells just 10 years hence will be either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid... read more November 20, 2015 by 

2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid

Audi Electric Cars, First 2016 Toyota Mirai, Ethanol Cuts: Today's Car News

Today, Audi says that by 2025 25 percent of its U.S. sales will be electric cars, the first U.S. 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car is delivered in California, and the... read more November 20, 2015 by 

2006 Chevrolet Silverado E85 Handyman Concept

EPA Proposes To Cut Ethanol Requirement For Gasoline

In 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act, which includes a Renewable Fuel Standard requiring certain amounts of ethanol to be blended into the... read more November 20, 2015 by 

First 2016 Toyota Mirai in the U.S. delivered at Roseville Toyota

First 2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car Delivered in California

The first 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car in the U.S. was delivered to its owner November 9. The car was delivered at Roseville Toyota, north of Sacramento, one of... read more November 20, 2015 by 


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