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Could Gasoline Below $3 A Gallon Doom Rising Gas-Mileage Rules?

Could Gasoline Below $3 A Gallon Doom Rising Gas-Mileage Rules?

By most accounts, the world is pretty much awash in oil these days. Increases in North American shale-oil production have boosted supply to the point where there's now discussion of the U.S. becoming a net oil exporter sometime in the next decade. Meanwhile, the vehicle fleet is slowly getting more... read more

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Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Should GM Buy Tesla? What Would Be The Pros And Cons?

The suggestion hit the day before Christmas: Analyst Yra Harris of Praxis Trading predicted in a CNBC interview that General Motors might buy Tesla Motors sometime in 2014... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
Better Place user David Rose w/keys to Renault Fluence ZE electric car in Israel [photo: David Rose]

Better Place Obit Asks: Has Tesla Done What Israel Couldn't?

This is a tale of two electric-car companies. One, Better Place, declared bankruptcy back in May, and doesn't appear to be getting back on its feet anytime soon. Last week... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Tiny Smart Cars Lose $5 Billion For Mercedes-Benz: Report

The very small Smart cars have apparently lost a very large amount of money for Mercedes-Benz. A new report from London's Bernstein Research names the Smart the biggest... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Future Of Electric Cars Depends On China, Says Nissan CEO Ghosn

China is the future of the electric car. At least, that's what Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn believes. Speaking to the Associated Press at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, he... read more September 23, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013

Why The 2013 Nissan Leaf Is Really A 2001 Toyota Prius

A lot of media discussion these days seems to focus overly on the low sales of plug-in electric cars (this piece from Friday, for instance). That despite the fact that... read more September 23, 2013 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Five Facts About Tesla & Electric Cars That May Surprise You

Tesla always tops the charts. Coverage of the feisty startup electric-car maker from Silicon Valley attracts huge attention any time it appears. Discussion boards, forums... read more September 19, 2013 by 


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

Could Google Buy Tesla? Should It?

Speculating on what will happen to Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] can be endlessly entertaining, and the discussions have taken up terabytes of server space already. But last week... read more September 13, 2013 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Will Tesla Alone Double Global Demand For Its Battery Cells?

Tesla is on a roll right now, with 14,000 of its all-electric Model S luxury sedan on the road and its stock at record highs. If it achieves its planned production... read more September 3, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Does Toyota's Hybrid Leadership Blind It To Electric Cars?

Many who follow the progress of plug-in electric cars wonder why Toyota, despite its leadership in hybrids, lags other carmakers in its electric vehicles. The business... read more August 22, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Model S with DISRUPT license plate, March 2013 [photo: Sam Villella]

Should Apple Buy Tesla? Or Would Ford Be A Better Buyer?

Electric-car maker Tesla is on a roll--its first quarter was profitable, its stock price is soaring, and Consumer Reports gave its Model S a rave review. That has led many... read more May 13, 2013 by  39


 
Joel Ewanick at the 2010 LA Auto Show

Fisker Hires Ex-GM, Ex-Hyundai Marketing Chief Joel Ewanick

When it comes to automotive executives, perhaps none is more resilient than former General Motors marketing head Joel Ewanick. Dismissed by GM last July over an expensive... read more November 27, 2012 by  4


 
Fisker Atlantic Design Prototype  -  2012 New York Auto Show

Fisker To Establish New Technology Center In Midwest U.S.

During the development phase of the Fisker Karma, the automaker established a temporary technical center in Pontiac, Michigan, in order to be closer to automotive industry... read more November 15, 2012 by  9


 
2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept

Chinese-Japanese Group To Turn Saab Into Electric-Car Brand

Last December Saab fans all around the world received the grim news their beloved brand was filing for bankruptcy, despite the best attempts of its then-owner, Swedish... read more June 13, 2012 by  4


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

2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan: Industry Analyst Weighs In

After a flurry of press events last October that included rides in 2012 Tesla Model S prototypes, Tesla Motors went mostly silent until it unveiled its Model X crossover last... read more March 1, 2012 by  66


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Can China's Power Industry Raise Interest In Electric Cars?

China's car market is one of the fastest-growing in the world, and the implications of that are huge for the car industry. They're huge for the environment too. With the sort... read more December 28, 2011 by  1


 
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