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The Videos Car Dealers Hate: Is It 'Haggling' Or 'Negotiating'?

The Videos Car Dealers Hate: Is It 'Haggling' Or 'Negotiating'?

Car dealers often come in for criticism, especially among electric-car advocates and Tesla Motors supporters who have watched state dealership lobbying groups make Tesla's direct-sales model illegal in a number of states. Since 2010, those lobbyists have been altering state laws originally designed...

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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype

Toyota Too Reveals It Sold Some Tesla Shares, As Daimler Did

Well, that makes two: Toyota confirmed yesterday that it had sold a portion of its shares in electric-car maker Tesla Motors. The Japanese company's sales appear to have... read more October 24, 2014 by 


 
Jaguar XJS

36-MPG Jaguar XJ-S: Hypermiling Owner's Great Lengths For 1984 Luxury Coupe

When thinking of fuel-efficient cars, the Jaguar XJ-S doesn't generally spring to mind. This luxury coupe initially launched with a V-12 engine was built for comfort and... read more October 24, 2014 by 


 
Henrik Fisker

Fisker To Launch Two New Models At Los Angeles Auto Show

While new owner Wanxiang looks to restart production of the Fisker Karma extended-range electric sedan, the man who gave his name to the car--Henrik Fisker--seems to have... read more October 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, Malibu, California, Oct 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Quick Drive Of Higher-Gas Mileage Small Turbo Four

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is the most fuel-efficient version of the Korean maker's mid-size sedan, aside from its Sonata Hybrid model. And this year, the Sonata Hybrid uses... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Daimler Sells Tesla Stock, Scion iM Concept Teased, CA Charging Mandate: Today's Car News

Today's green-car news starts with Daimler's sale of its Tesla Motors stock. We've also got a preview of the Scion iM concept car set to debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

Daimler Cashes In On Tesla Stock, Sells Share In Electric-Car Maker

In early 2009, German luxury car maker Daimler effectively saved Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors by purchasing 9.1 percent of the company for a reported $50... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
Scion iM concept teaser image

Scion iM Concept Car Teased Before Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

Established 10 years ago to attract young, hip buyers, Toyota's Scion brand hasn't been attracting much of anyone lately. Its sales have remained low even as the new-car... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

CA To Require New Buildings To Be Prepped For Electric-Car Charging Stations

With extensive electrical infrastructure already in place in built-up areas, plug-in electric cars are never too far from a potential recharging source. But retrofitting... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Anti-Tesla Bill Signed, Titanium-Dioxide Battery, Charging Station Combo: Today's Car News

We've got lots of electric-car news today. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signs an anti-Tesla bill, researchers claim a new titanium-dioxide battery can charge faster and last... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
Fuel gauge

Is Gas Mileage Really The Primary Factor When Buying A Car?

The cost of fuel and environmental concerns have made gas mileage a more important factor for new-car buyers, but how much more important? There are plenty of things to... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Can New Titanium-Dioxide Battery Last 20 Years, Recharge In 5 Minutes?

Lithium-ion batteries help make modern electric cars possible, but they're also responsible for those vehicles' limitations. That's why so much attention is given to... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/

Now That's Combo Quick Charging: CHAdeMO, CCS, Tesla Supercharger

The growing number of DC fast-charging stations is making life a little more convenient for electric-car drivers--provided they can match their vehicles to the right plug... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Michigan Gov Snyder Signs Anti-Tesla Bill Called 'Corrupt Politics At Its Worst'

As expected, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder yesterday signed a bill that bans Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers online in the state. The bill... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
2014 Kia Optima Hybrid

Plug-Ins vs Fuel Cells, Tesla Franchised Dealers, Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid: Today's Car News

We've got lots of plug-in-car news today. See why plug-in hybrids are the best competitors to hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, learn about plans for Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima... read more October 21, 2014 by 


 
Ferrari LaFerrari, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

The Ferrari LaFerrari Hybrid Can Run Only On Electricity: Video Proves It

The Ferrari LaFerrari supercar may be a hybrid, but Ferrari claims it isn't meant to be particularly green. The hybrid powertain was primarily designed to improve... read more October 21, 2014 by 


 
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