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Fisker EMotion electric luxury sedan to be shown at CES in January

Fisker EMotion electric luxury sedan to be shown at CES in January

Henrik Fisker, legendary automotive designer and the man behind the now-defunct Fisker Automotive company, is getting ready for his grand return to the industry. Spearheading the return will be the Fisker EMotion, which will arrive from the designer's new company, Fisker Inc. Although we only have... read more

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric - frame from video road test

Hyundai-Kia: eight electric cars by 2022, dedicated EV platform

It's long been said in the auto industry that Hyundai-Kia is the only competitor that truly scares industry colossus Toyota. Thirty years ago, the Korean company was a bit... read more August 17, 2017 by


 
MINI E electric cars used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

All-electric Mini E for 2019 to appear at Frankfurt show in concept form

The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
Bollinger B1

Bollinger B1 electric utility truck: 6,000 signups in two weeks

It seems as though online signups are all becoming all the rage among electric-car makers. The practice probably started with Tesla, but it really accelerated in April 2016... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
BMW engine

New engine development at German makers to end by 2025, says supplier

Continental, a major supplier for automakers around the world, has come out with a bold prediction: internal-combustion engine development by German automakers will... read more August 8, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting on September 6, 2017

Next 2018 Nissan Leaf teaser sketch; electric car debuts Sept. 5

The global debut of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car is just a month away, and now another teaser image has been released. This one's a design sketch showing a drawing of... read more August 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Mazda CX-5 First Drive

Toyota, Mazda plan joint plant in U.S., electric-car cooperation: updated

Toyota is one of the largest global automakers, while Mazda is one of the smallest. This morning, the two Japanese makers announced a capital-investment deal under which... read more August 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Mazda exec: engines can get cleaner, EVs will die without subsidies

Small Japanese automaker Mazda is in a tough spot. It's been on its own for most of a decade now, after Ford sold its shares in the company, and now Mazda must fund numerous... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

What will happen to diesels for U.S. cars, light trucks by 2025? Poll results

With electric-car battery prices falling faster than predicted even five years ago, carmakers face tough and costly choices in choosing powertrains for the lineups in 2020... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
2018 Buick Encore

All-electric Buick small SUV to be based on Bolt EV: report

The Chevrolet Bolt EV, initially intended to be adapted from the next-generation Chevy Sonic subcompact, ended up with unique underpinnings designed solely for use as a... read more July 30, 2017 by


 
Model of Cadillac Escalade horse carriage by artist Jeremy Dean for his work, "Back to the Futurama"

Will electric cars take over as quickly as cars displaced horses from 1900 to 1925?

So here's a question for you: when was the last time you traveled by horse to ... well, to anywhere other than the stable you started from? In 1900, horses were the de facto... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
Bollinger B1

Bollinger B1 all-electric utility truck revealed

It's square-edged, with flat body panels, large knobbly tires, and a simple interior that can easily be hosed out when dirty. The Bollinger B1 electric utility truck revealed... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Electric-car battery progress: incremental improvements, not revolutionary leaps

The report that Toyota is planning an electric car with a solid-state battery for 2022 has led some fans and advocates to suggest huge new leaps in electric cars are... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2022 Toyota electric car to use solid-state batteries: updated report

Toyota has long claimed battery-electric cars are suitable only for limited uses, and promoted hydrogen fuel cells as the best zero-emission vehicle technology. Pushed by... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Next Mercedes-Benz small cars to get even tinier engines

Not so many years ago, a 1.2-liter engine would only have been found in the U.S. in the smallest and least impressive of subcompact cars. It might have been a 3-cylinder, and... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. lineup, Photo: Groenl7

Volkswagen's 5 electric cars start in 2019: what we know so far

As Volkswagen works to look toward the future, following its damaging diesel deceit, electric cars and plug-in vehicles will be front and center in its product publicity. The... read more July 24, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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