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Toyota hints it may be more friendly toward electric cars: report

Toyota hints it may be more friendly toward electric cars: report

Toyota has shown very little interest in battery-electric cars. The company has taken the position that hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains are more practical choices when it comes to reducing emissions. But Toyota may be changing its attitude toward electric cars. DON'T MISS: 2017 Toyota... read more

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2001 Toyota Prius Sedan

The 12 most influential green cars in history

The automobile has been with us since 1885, but only over the last 50 years have governments started to face up to its ill effects on the environment. The world's major car... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
Updated Tesla Model S conversion kit from Unplugged Performance

Tesla Model S body upgrade kit makes older cars look like new 2016s

The Tesla Model S recently received its first styling update since going on sale four years ago. The most visible change is a new, smoother front-fascia design that dispenses... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

California electric-car rebates caught up in politics as cash runs out

California's electric-car rebate program has exhausted its funding, and allocating more money has proved somewhat difficult. All applications since June 10 have been placed... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
2006 Toyota Prius and 2015 Nissan Leaf  [photo: John C. Briggs]

Nissan Leaf electric vs Toyota Prius hybrid: which is lower on cost, emissions?

Sometimes, when tucking in for the evening, you can't help but wonder: did I really make the right choice? Could I have done better? Even now, could I still do better? This... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 electric car: longer-range battery, but current 81-mile model to stay

The 2017 BMW i3 will go on sale this fall with significant updates, most notably a higher-capacity battery pack. Its capacity rises a full 50 percent, from 22 to 33... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Porsche product manager trash-talks Tesla over Ludicrous mode performance

After several years of dismissing the Silicon Valley carmaker, established German luxury carmakers now seem to be taking Tesla Motors seriously. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan to April

When it comes to global electric-car sales, the Renault-Nissan Alliance leads the way. The conjoined carmakers have sold more electric cars than any others, and the Nissan... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S 'swimming' through flooded underpass, June 2016  [YouTube video by Sanzhar Altayev]

Tesla Model S can float, for short periods: Musk (video)

It's a grainy, jittery 44-second mobile-phone video, with the Blue Danube Waltz in the background. And it's suddenly relevant because that master of publicity, Tesla Motors... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz wireless inductive charging system

Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid to offer wireless charging

Some carmakers have experimented with wireless charging, and certain third-party suppliers offer systems that can be retrofitted to existing vehicles. But Mercedes-Benz may... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
Tomcar LV1

Australian electric off-roader will never see the light of day

Over the last decade, the Australian car industry has been in a long-term decline. Ford, General Motors, and Toyota have all decided to end local vehicle production, opting... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
1907 Victor High Wheel Runabout (left) and 1906 Pope-Waverly Victoria Phaeton

110-year-old electric cars sold at auction as collectors start to appreciate them

The history of electric cars dates back more than 100 years, almost to the dawn of the automobile. At the turn of the 20th century, electric cars were actually quite popular... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X for trailer towing: Edmunds is not convinced

The Tesla Model X is the only electric car currently available from the factory with a towing package. Tesla says its electric luxury crossover SUV can tow up to 5,000 pounds... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X P90D after crash while owner was parking  [photo: owner 'Puzant']

Tesla can look at owners' driving behavior any time; is that legal?

It happens every so often: a driver claims that a car accelerated out of control just before it crashed into something or other. Only in the last 10 years have automakers had... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

What hurts Nissan Leaf sales: Tesla Model 3 or Chevy Bolt EV electric cars?

The numbers are in, and for the Nissan Leaf electric car, they're not pretty. Despite a boost in its EPA-rated range from 84 to 107 miles, its year-to-date sales of 4,697... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
Concert on Volvo electric bus, Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo electric buses: quiet enough for classic-music concerts

One advantage of electric city buses is the lack of noise from their powertrains. That makes it much easier to read a book, take a nap, or even listen to some live music... read more June 16, 2016 by


 

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