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Do Frankfurt's electric cars cover German desperation over diesel decline?

Do Frankfurt's electric cars cover German desperation over diesel decline?

This year's Frankfurt motor show was big, busy, and full of new concepts and production cars spanning the gamut from small electric cars to exotic supercars with prices in the millions. Every German maker showed one or more electric or electrified concepts, and renewed talk of driving on... read more

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Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

Your grandchildren won't fill their tanks—or even own cars: report

The internal-combustion car was the dominant form of personal transportation in the U.S. for most of the 20th century, and that is still the case today. But electric cars are... read more June 27, 2016 by


 
Utopia sedan concept by designer Brooks Stevens, 1960  [image courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum]

Fuel-cell concepts from 50 years ago: famed designer Brooks Stevens

Most car buyers would be hard-pressed to name a single automobile designer working today. But it wasn't always that way: names like Raymond Loewy and Harley Earl were known... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3

Electric Cars To Be 35 Percent Of Global Sales By 2040: Energy Analyst

Despite steady progress over the past few years, electric cars still make up only a very small percentage of the tens of millions of new cars sold globally every year. And... read more February 25, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Expect A 500-Mile Electric Car By 2025, Says Tesla's Elon Musk

It was a relatively brief projection of the future from a man who's juggling a lot of balls in the present, but even Elon Musk's quick hits can be newsworthy. The CEO of... read more November 11, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

A Polite Note About Tesla To Media Colleagues (Especially In Detroit)

Automotive journalists talk among ourselves, just as most people in most professions do. And because this site consistently covers Tesla Motors and its electric cars, we've... read more November 6, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI driven to all 48 contiguous states with just $300 of fuel

VW Emission Cheating Could Kill Diesel Passenger Cars In U.S., Even Globally

We're just four days into the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, but it's not too early to ask about its ultimate ramifications. The 482,000 VW and Audi cars being... read more September 23, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car Will Alter Industry As Prius Did, Says Exec

When it launched in the U.S. in 2000, the first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid was met with more than a little skepticism by the automotive establishment and the buying... read more December 8, 2014 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Will California Pioneer A World Beyond Cars This Century?

It's almost inconceivable, the idea of a world without personally-owned automobiles. But that's the startling vision proposed by noted researcher Tom Turrentine and... read more August 26, 2014 by


 
2014 Hyundai Tucson

Could Upcoming 2016 Hyundai Tucson Get A Diesel Engine Option?

While the keys of the first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell to be leased in the U.S. were handed over last month, the automaker is putting the final touches on the new 2016 Hyundai... read more July 14, 2014 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaking in Oslo, Norway, on Feb 1, 2014

Elon Musk Talks Tesla Model X Details, Model S Upgrades, At Europe Q+A Sessions

Tesla Motors is notoriously stingy with information about its cars and future plans, to the great frustration of news-hungry Model S owners and fans. But in a Q & A... read more February 10, 2014 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Should GM Buy Tesla? What Would Be The Pros And Cons?

The suggestion hit the day before Christmas: Analyst Yra Harris of Praxis Trading predicted in a CNBC interview that General Motors might buy Tesla Motors sometime in 2014... read more January 7, 2014 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Who Will Own Model E Trademark: Tesla, Or Ford?

Perhaps the auto world is Wonderland--for, as Alice famously said, it gets curiouser and curiouser. The latest oddity is a report last Sunday from the enthusiast site Ford... read more December 27, 2013 by


 
Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars So Disruptive, Gas Cars Will Be Obsolete In 2016, Says Futurist

Many people like to think they can predict the future, but only futurists (and psychics) get paid to do it. And futurist Lars Thomsen thinks that electric cars are such a... read more December 26, 2013 by


 
2014 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Grille

2015 Ford F-150 Gas Mileage: What We Know So Far

The Ford F-150 full-size pickup is the best-selling single nameplate in the U.S. market, so any changes to Ford's premier truck mean a lot. Buyers, dealers, and the whole... read more December 23, 2013 by


 
Gas pump

Gasoline Cars To Remain Dominant In 2040, Energy Agency Says

Cars running on gasoline have been with us for almost 140 years, and diesels for almost 80 years. More than 1 billion vehicles on the planet use those fuels today. So the... read more December 19, 2013 by


 

 
 

 
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