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How VW Can Atone For Diesel Deception: Electric-Car Advocate's Thoughts

How VW Can Atone For Diesel Deception: Electric-Car Advocate's Thoughts

The full impact of Volkswagen's diesel-emission cheating scandal has yet to be realized, but what it has apparently already admitted to doing could result in the largest civil fine ever levied by the Federal government on an automaker. And that's just the beginning. Besides paying civil penalties... read more

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2007 BMW 335i and 2015 Fiat 500e electric car in driveway, May 2015  [photo: Chris Baccus]

That BMW Owner Who Got An Electric Car? The BMW's For Sale

Oh, those dastardly electric cars. Their siren-like allure tempts otherwise innocent drivers to abandon their life-long infatuations with ultimate German driving machines and... read more September 22, 2015 by 

Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study

Apple Electric Car Is "Committed Project," To Ship In 2019: Report

Rumors continue to swirl around the existence of an Apple-branded electric car, even in the absence of any official confirmation of the project by the tech company. News... read more September 22, 2015 by 

2015 Mazda 3

Mazda Tests Hybrid Vs Electric To See Which Japanese Drivers Prefer

In large part, Mazda hasn't strayed far from the internal-combustion path while looking for ways to improve the efficiency of its vehicles. The Japanese carmaker has... read more September 22, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3

Electric Cars Aren't Selling Because Makers Can't, Don't Market Them: Report

Electric-car sales have grown more or less steadily over the past years, but the segment still represents a tiny fraction of total new-car sales. Factors like range, charging... read more September 22, 2015 by 

Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model X: The Electric SUV Women Say They Want

First deliveries of the Tesla Model X electric crossover are expected to take place just over a week from now. With production set to ramp up gradually after that... read more September 21, 2015 by 

'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' title card

Episode Of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' Features Electric Cars

Fred Rogers covered many topics on his eponymous children's television show, and it turns out one of them was electric cars. "Mister Rogers" test drove an electric car during... read more September 20, 2015 by 

1917 Detroit Electric Model 68, restored by Donald Davidson  [photo used with permission of EAA]

1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars

What a difference a century makes, more or less. The 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 in these photos was painstakingly restored over a period of years by owner Donald... read more September 18, 2015 by 

2015 Toyota Prius C

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For September 2015

September means a change of seasons, as well as a change of model years. As carmakers begin advertising their 2016 models in earnest, certain 2015 models that remain in... read more September 18, 2015 by 

Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

Germans Vs Tesla In High-End Electric Cars: Will Fast Charging Follow In Time?

Arguably the most stunning car at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show was the Porsche Mission E, a low, sleek all-electric sport sedan that is likely to go into production... read more September 18, 2015 by 

Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept

U.K. To Miss Out On 200-Mile Chevy Bolt EV, GM's 'Electric Car For Everyone'?

North American buyers are eagerly anticipating the debut late next year of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, a 200-mile subcompact electric car promised to sell for $37,500 before... read more September 18, 2015 by 

Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model X Range: EPA Estimates Now 250 Miles, Company Says

Tesla appears to have increased its range estimation for the Model X electric crossover. It is now giving an estimate of 250 miles to customers invited to order the P90D... read more September 17, 2015 by 

2016 Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt EV at Drive Electric Week event, Los Angeles [photo: Zan Dubin Scott]

Chevy Bolt EV, 107-Mile Nissan Leaf Face Off At LA Drive Electric Week (UPDATE On Leaf Pricing)

We're now in the middle of National Drive Electric Week, the largest ever, with events planned for almost 200 cities. But yesterday Los Angeles managed to pull off a... read more September 17, 2015 by 

2016 Nissan Leaf range quoting at 250 km (155 miles) in Europe, Frankfurt Auto Show, Sep 2015

2016 Nissan Leaf Range: 107 Or 155 Miles? Why Test Cycles Can Be Deceptive

Suppose you could buy a new 2016 Nissan Leaf rated not at 107 miles but 155 miles. That would be a far more desirable car, wouldn't it? Well, you can--but only in Europe. The... read more September 16, 2015 by 

2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Range: The More You Have, The More You Use, Canadian Data Shows

With the recent announcement by the City of Los Angeles that it would lease 288 plug-in electric vehicles, now is a good time to look at a new study from Canada on how... read more September 16, 2015 by 

Original Volkswagen Microbus and the 2016 Transporter

New VW Bus Concept Coming To CES, Electric Power For Production Version?

To anyone who grew up in the Sixties or Seventies, the Volkswagen Microbus is generally pretty high on the list of cool cars. Perhaps owing to the model's pop-icon status... read more September 15, 2015 by 


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