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Haptic-Feedback Gas Pedal Tells Drivers When To Shift To Save Fuel

Haptic-Feedback Gas Pedal Tells Drivers When To Shift To Save Fuel

Technology can do a lot to improve fuel economy, but in the real world, changes in driving technique can also pay off with fuel savings. This latest fuel-saving measure uses the former to encourage the latter. Automotive supplier Bosch now has a "smart" gas pedal that uses haptic feedback to tell...

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President Barack Obama sits in 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2016

Obama Proposes $10 Per Barrel Tax On Oil To Fund U.S. Transportation Needs

You have to give the man credit for vision. U.S. president Barack Obama will propose a tax of $10 per barrel on oil in the 2017 budget he will submit to Congress next week... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory Jobs, Investments Fell Short Of Projections Last Year

Tesla's decision to build its massive lithium-ion battery-cell "Gigafactory" at a site near Reno, Nevada, was made in part because of generous incentives offered by the state... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius "Heck on Wheels" Super Bowl 50 ad screencap

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid Is 'Heck On Wheels' In Super Bowl TV Ad

Every year, Super Bowl ads seem to come closer to overshadowing the "big game" itself. And there are always at least a few ads for cars as part of the spectacle--sometimes... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Should Utility Customers Pay For Electric-Car Charging Stations They Don't Use?

California is by far the most advanced state in adopting plug-in electric cars. Fully 45.3 percent of the country's more than 400,000 plug-in cars were sold in California... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
CARB emissions-testing equipment video screencap

CARB Shows Test Equipment That Found VW Diesel Defeat Device (Video)

Volkswagen's diesel-emissions cheating went on for more than six years in part because the company's use of "defeat device" software was hard to detect. It wasn't until... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, January 2016: New Year, Old Models, New Records

Like an exhausted Times Square reveler, the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market tends to start the New Year slowly, and this past January was no exception. Chevy sold 94... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Tesla Model 3 'Debut,' VW Diesel V-6 Plan, Hyundai Ioniq A Dark Horse: Today's Car News

Today, we look at why Tesla fans may still have to wait awhile to learn anything substantive about the Model 3 electric car, Volkswagen submits a proposed fix for 3.0-liter... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
Honda Odyssey Hybrid (Japanese model)

Honda Hybrid Minivan On Sale In Japan, Using Accord Hybrid System

In the U.S., Honda hybrids have essentially gone on hiatus this year. For the 2016 model year, the only hybrid it sells is the aging CR-Z two-seater, which uses the... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric-Car Sales Will Bounce Back After 2015 Decline: Report

Despite record overall new-car deliveries, the market for electric cars and plug-in hybrids actually declined slightly in 2015. Plug-in car deliveries stood at around 115,000... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq: Dark-Horse Competitor For Prius AND Bolt EV?

The new 2016 Toyota Prius is now arriving at dealers all over the country, and while gas prices--and hence hybrid sales--are down, it's expected to boost sales of the... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

VW Submits V-6 Diesel-Update Plan For Audi, Porsche, VW Models

Cutting its deadline extremely close, Volkswagen submitted a proposed fix for 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel models with "defeat device" software to U.S. regulators earlier this... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
Tesla logo

Tesla Model 3 March 'Debut' May Not Be A Car, But...Pictures?

Much of the electric-car world has been waiting--eagerly, avidly, with bated breath--for next month's unveiling of the Tesla Model 3. The third-generation electric car from... read more February 4, 2016 by


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

Tesla Model 3: What We Know About Its $35,000, 200-Mile Electric Car

There are now 100,000 Tesla Model S electric cars on the roads, and its Model X crossover finally struggled into production last fall. Since that time, long-range plans by... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Scion iM drive event, Philadelphia area, Sept 2015

RIP Scion, Chevy Bolt EV Powertrain, Tesla Model 3: Today's Car News

Today, Toyota kills off its Scion "youth brand," a look at how General Motors and LG collaborated on 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV development, and everything we know so far about... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Bolt EV Powertrain: How Did GM And LG Collaborate On Design, Production?

In last fall's runup to the launch of the production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car, GM discussed working together with Korean corporate giant LG on the Bolt's... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
 

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