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Electric Mini may not be made in U.K., or perhaps it will be (updated)

Electric Mini may not be made in U.K., or perhaps it will be (updated)

Mini, despite being owned by BMW since 1994, has long been a decidedly British brand. But its British roots might be overlooked as a decision on where Mini's electric car is to be built closes in. Most Mini production takes place at the brand's Oxford plant in England, but both supply-chain factors... read more

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2014 BMW 328d

EU investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report

As numerous political probes over the years have famously shown, once investigators dig into the circumstances around an alleged crime, anything can happen. The September... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
Celtic Renewables biobutanol whiskey fuel

Scotland fuels car with biobutanol derived from whiskey production

Electric cars may receive most of the attention within the realm of alternative propulsion methods, but liquid hydrocarbon fuels will be with us for many decades to come. The... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt may be replaced in 2022 with plug-in hybrid crossover: CrossVolt at last?

Small SUVs are all the rage, steadily eating into sales of passenger sedans and hatchbacks of pretty much every size. It's not just limited to North America, either: the... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Volvo XC40

Small 2019 Volvo XC40 crossover teased before launch, will offer plug-in hybrid

Volvo has never tackled the small crossover segment in the United States, but it's ready to change that with the new XC40. The Volvo XC40 will join the larger XC60 and XC90... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]

Chevy Bolt EV plant shutdown extended, due to slow Sonic sales (updated)

One of the biggest tests of an automaker's discipline is what it does when sales start to ebb and inventories of unsold cars swell. Does it keep the production lines... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
Outline of 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car, taken from Nissan teaser video on e-Pedal, July 2017

Plug-in Mini, 2018 Leaf news, self-driving car rules, electric Hyundais and Kias: Today's Car News

Today, more on the 2018 Nissan Leaf, more electric cars from Hyundai and Kia, a Bollinger backgrounder, and a drive report on the first volume plug-in Mini. All this and more... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Robert Bollinger on Day One of Bollinger Motors, in empty garage, Hobart, New York, late 2015

Why Robert Bollinger decided an electric utility truck was 'obvious'

One week from today, in a pricey supercar club in Manhattan, journalists, electric-car advocates, and perhaps a few celebrities will gather for the unveiling of a new... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric, and Ioniq Plug-In

Hyundai-Kia electric-car production to soar to 50,000 next year

Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia will aggressively increase production of electric cars next year, according to a report in the Korean press. The production increase comes... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles

House approves bill to exempt self-driving cars from safety standards, overrule state laws

The United States House of Representatives has taken the first step towards allowing automakers and technology companies to deploy self-driving cars on public roads. A House... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting on September 6, 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf to have e-Pedal: here's what that means

No, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car isn't going to have only a single pedal—despite at least one headline late yesterday claiming that. Honest. But the "e-Pedal"... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Fiat 500X Trekking

Tesla Model Y timing, Lucid vs Ford, hydrogen fuel cell service, VW electric-car price: Today's Car News

Today, we take a long look at what's needed to service a hydrogen-powered car, ask what will happen to electric-car startup Lucid, and have some Tesla news to boot. All this... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Expansion of Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California    [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Supercharger electric-car charging sites in CA surge (photos)

In January 2016, before the public introduction for pre-orders of the Model 3, Tesla had 585 Supercharger locations around the world. By the end of June 2016, that number had... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. lineup, Photo: Groenl7

VW intends to price its ID electric car five-door hatchback aggressively

Volkswagen intends to take on the growing global electric-car market in an aggressive way, given the automaker's range of I.D. electric-vehicle concepts over the last couple... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Service technician working on Honda Clarity Fuel Cell at dealership

How do you service a hydrogen fuel-cell car at a dealer?

Over the past century, gasoline-powered vehicles have gotten simultaneously more complex and more reliable. Service intervals have lengthened, drivers no longer check a car's... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid looking for savior, perhaps, after Ford declines to buy company

The image of the electric car as the future of passenger vehicles has led to a wealth of start-up companies hoping to cash in on the newest type of automotive propulsion... read more July 19, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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