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Changes To CA Rules May Cut Zero-Emission Vehicle Requirement

Changes To CA Rules May Cut Zero-Emission Vehicle Requirement

California's rules requiring six automakers to sell specified numbers of zero-emission vehicles starting in 2012 have had a substantial impact. But a meeting to be held one week from today may determine whether required volumes of emission-free cars--likely battery-electric vehicles--are cut for a... read more

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Volkswagen Plug In Coming

Volkswagen: Plug-In Hybrids A 'Bridge' To Pure Electric Cars In Future

It's often said that plug-in hybrids are the "gateway drug" to pure battery-electric vehicles, exposing drivers to the electric-car experience without looming range anxiety... read more October 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2012-2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Recall: Brake Pump Corrosion

A recall has been issued for certain 2012 through 2014 model-year Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars to address an issue with the brake-vacuum pump. Problems with the pumps... read more October 15, 2014 by 


 
WrightSpeed turbine range-extended electric powertrain in medium-duty truck used by FedEx

FedEx Tests Wrightspeed Electric Trucks With Diesel Turbine Range Extender

While electric passenger vehicles get the lion's share of public attention, commercial trucks are often as good or better for electric drive. With a huge global fleet and a... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV: More Electric-Car Details Trickle Out

A few more details on the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV electric car are starting to come into focus, including its production date and a second version to be sold in... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

First 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car To Be Auctioned For Charity

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car is coming to the U.S. soon, but getting the very first one will take more than signing on the dotted line at a dealership. That first... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR 2-door Coupe Grille

Cadillac To Offer All-Electric Car As Well As Plug-In Hybrid, ELR Successor

While General Motors' plug-in electric cars are in a bit of a sales lull this fall, the company has an expanding number of plug-in products planned for years to come. The... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Audi Plug-In Hybrid Range To Include R8 Supercar Too

There's a new wrinkle in the seemingly never-ending saga of the electrified Audi R8 sports car. While the battery-electric Audi R8 e-tron has been cancelled and revived... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan Will Launch Late Next Year, Company Says

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has never been a fan of plug-in electric cars. So when he revealed at the Paris Motor Show that a plug-in hybrid version... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals Tesla Model S 'D' all-wheel-drive system, Oct 2014

Tesla Reveals 'D' All-Wheel-Drive Model S, 'Autopilot' Feature

In the end, the online rumors proved to be largely accurate. Last night, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk revealed an all-wheel-drive version of the Tesla Model S electric luxury... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 Faces VW e-Golf, Mercedes B-Class Electric Cars In New Reviews

The BMW i3 electric car takes risks, and not just with its plug-in powertrain. A radical design and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell make the i3 unlike most other... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk delivers first Tesla Model S electric cars in Tokyo, Sept 2014

Tesla Sets Up Shop In Japan, Sells First Electric Cars

While Tesla Motors now sells electric cars in North America, parts of Europe, and--perhaps most importantly--China, it continues to expand its sales footprint. The most... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen XL Sport concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Mysterious Tesla 'D,' VW XL Sport, 2015 Honda CR-V Gas Mileage: Last Week In Reverse (Video)

How good were September's electric-car sales? And, what did Elon Musk mean by the letter "D"? This is our (slightly belated) video look back at the Week In Reverse--right... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf: Will Less 'EVness' Make It More Appealing?

What will the next-generation 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car look like? No actual photos, or even teasers, have yet been released. Despite that, we're gradually getting a... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
BMW EVO i3

First Body Kit For BMW i3 Electric Car: Looks Tougher, Probably Less Efficient

It had to happen eventually. Many car owners have a strong desire to personalize their vehicles, and BMW buyers may be among the most enthusiastic when it comes to... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Panasonic To Invest Hundreds Of Millions In Tesla Gigafactory To Start

While Panasonic had already agreed to help Tesla construct and operate its huge Nevada "gigafactory" for electric-car batteries, the scope of that commitment is now becoming... read more October 7, 2014 by 


 
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