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Quebec passes Canada's first zero-emission vehicle rule, to start in 2018

Quebec passes Canada's first zero-emission vehicle rule, to start in 2018

Quebec has become the first Canadian province to adopt a requirement for sales of a certain number of zero-emission vehicles, similar to the one in effect in California. Quebec's Assemblée Nationale passed the regulation on October 26 by a unanimous vote of 112 to 0, and to universal praise... read more

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Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes to launch 10 electric cars by 2025 under EQ sub-brand

After unveiling its Generation EQ electric SUV concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz announced some ambitious future electric-car plans. Late last week, the... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Now Toyota can make electric cars: it's tamed lithium-ion batteries, it says

Toyota is one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with General Motors and Volkswagen Group. Having placed its bets for the future of zero-emission transport on... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk presents Powerwall 2.0 and SolarCity solar roof

Tesla debuts bigger PowerWall 2.0 battery, glass solar-roof tiles from SolarCity

Late last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk held a press conference whose underlying message was support for the proposed combination of Tesla with solar installer SolarCity... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
Teaser for Faraday Future electric car debuting at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Faraday Future electric crossover teased before CES debut (video)

Faraday Future will unveil its first production electric car at CES in January, and last week it released a short teaser video previewing that vehicle. The short video... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
1,000th body for 2012 Tesla Model S on display at Tesla Motors factory, Fremont, CA, Oct 28, 2012

Germans are coming for Tesla, German paper says, so now it's 'interesting'

At times, those of us who cover the auto industry fall prey to stereotypes of the German auto industry. It can seem to observers that the collective belief of BMW, Daimler... read more October 28, 2016 by


 
Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

Porsche's 800-Volt fast charging for electric cars: why it matters

The future of electric cars for practical transportation relies to some degree on the future of DC fast charging, and how it develops over the next decade. As in other... read more October 28, 2016 by


 
Kreisel Electric Porsche Panamera

Kreisel brothers: Austria's secret electric-car weapon?

There's no shortage of companies trying to replicate the success of Tesla Motors. Startups such as Faraday Future, Lucid Motors, and NextEV have all announced plans to build... read more October 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla falls even further as Consumer Reports ranks reliability

The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports, garnering high ratings in the magazine's initial tests. But more recently, Consumer Reports has found fault with... read more October 28, 2016 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Electric cars could save $13 billion in health costs by 2030 in 10 states: study

It's entirely obvious that internal-combustion cars pose a threat not only to the environment, but also to human health. Exhaust from gasoline and diesel cars contributes to... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Among large luxury sedans, Tesla dominates Mercedes (also Audi, BMW, Lexus)

The Tesla Model S has been on sale for just over four years now, and its global sales seem to be staying steady. They're strong enough, in fact, that Tesla Motors claims the... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around. But from the moment you open the... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
Greenspot electric-car charging station

Curbside electric-car charging in Jersey City highlights importance for city drivers

City living presents many challenges for car owners, with parking among the most significant and painful. Scarce parking spaces are a particular problem for electric-car... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3

Electric cars pose 'resoundingly negative' threat to oil companies: analyst Fitch

It goes without saying that mass adoption of electric cars would lead to a massive decrease in oil consumption over time. So far, though, the oil industry hasn't seemed to... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Teaser for Lucid electric car

Atieva now Lucid Motors; plans 300-mile, 900-hp electric car

Chinese-backed startup Atieva has changed its name to Lucid Motors, and revealed more details about its planned electric car. From what we know so far, that car will be a... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Fisker EMotion

New Fisker electric car: 'butterfly doors' ... but strange hype too?

We're slowly learning more about Henrik Fisker's planned 300-mile electric car, as the designer has now released a pair of teaser photos of the vehicle. It appears to have... read more October 25, 2016 by


 

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