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First Electric Pickup Truck: Renault Kangoo ZE Not For U.S. (Forbidden Fruit)

First Electric Pickup Truck: Renault Kangoo ZE Not For U.S. (Forbidden Fruit)

The field of electric cars is gradually growing more diverse, but so far no automaker has built an electric pickup truck and put it on sale. Now there is one, although it probably won't fit most people's image of a rough, tough truck. DON'T MISS: World's First Nissan Leaf Electric Pickup Truck, For... read more

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Airbus A320

European Project To Boost Energy Efficiency In Airplanes, Test Fuel Cells

When it comes to reducing emissions, cars get plenty of attention--but an increase in air traffic is making aircraft emissions increasingly important. The European Union... read more December 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class Coupe during testing. Photo via Steve Cannon on Twitter.

Europe's Gas-Mileage Test Results Move Further Away From Reality: Report

Your mileage may vary, as the saying goes. But it turns out that real-world fuel efficiency in European cars varies considerably more from official ratings than in the U.S... read more December 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

'Thanks A Billion': Nissan Leaf Electric Car Logs 1 Billion Kilometers (Video)

As the world's bestselling electric car, the Nissan Leaf continues to be the first to pass many important milestones for the segment. In just under four years on sale, it... read more December 8, 2014 by 


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Days Numbered For Dirtiest Diesels In Europe; France To Phase Out Diesel Fuel

For many European cities, diesel exhaust emissions have become a health as well as an environmental problem. So in addition to promoting electric cars or alternative forms of... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE (European spec)

European Auto Industry Asks For Higher Carbon Emission Limits

In the interest of reducing carbon emissions to reduce climate change, regulators around the world are forcing carmakers to boost the fuel efficiency of their upcoming... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

Belatedly, Germany Follows California, Offers Electric-Car Incentives

As governments try to encourage the adoption of electric cars, incentives have proven to be one of the most powerful tools. That's why Germany has finally come around, and... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE (European spec)

Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid To Appear At Paris Motor Show

Now that German carmakers have started to work in earnest on plug-in hybrids, expect to see a whole lot more of them in the coming years--though not always in North America... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Car Ownership Rates Plunge In European Cities; Smartphones More Important

Would you replace your car with a smartphone? With the increased connectivity offered by smartphones, it may be that more people will find car ownership unnecessary where... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Pulsar

New Nissan Pulsar Compact Hatch Rivals VW Golf, But No U.S. Sales Planned

Back in the 1980s, Nissan attached the name Pulsar NX to an unusual compact coupe that could be converted into a hatchback with removable panels. Now, Nissan is using the... read more September 22, 2014 by 


 
Calle de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain (photo by Antonio García Rodríguez)

Gas-Guzzlers Now Pay More To Park In Madrid

European cities aren't always that easy to navigate when you're in a car. They twist and turn through narrow, busy streets constrained by the topography and architecture... read more July 6, 2014 by 


 
2013 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (European model), 2012 Paris Motor Show

Will European Fuel-Efficiency Tests Get More Realistic Under New Rules?

When we report on European market cars, we'll often advise you to take their official fuel consumption ratings with a pinch of salt. The current New European Drive Cycle... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
Fuel gauge

Why European Gas-Mileage Ratings Are So High--And Often Wrong

We're often asked why cars sold in Europe seem to be so much more efficient than those on sale in the U.S. Typically, it's accompanied by the mention of some supposedly... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Up electric car with Douglas C54 transport plane at Berlin's Tempelhof Airport

Volkswagen e-Up: Driving VW's Smallest Electric Car (Forbidden Fruit)

Of the three plug-in VW cars we drove in Berlin this month, the one we liked best is the one we won't get in North America. The Volkswagen e-Up battery-electric minicar is a... read more March 28, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Announces European Expansion Plans At Geneva Show

Selling cars is one thing, but taking care of your new customers is another. At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Tesla Motors revealed the next phase of its European expansion... read more March 5, 2014 by 


 
2013 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe [UK specification]

Will Honda Insight, CR-Z Hybrids Be Pulled From U.S. Sale Too?

Sometimes--to quote a famous frog--it's not easy being green. Automotive News Europe (sub. required) reports that Honda will end European sales of the CR-Z and Insight... read more February 22, 2014 by 


 

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