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Rare-earth metals in magnets for electric-car motors: what you need to know

Rare-earth metals in magnets for electric-car motors: what you need to know

It's not surprising that the powertrains of electric cars differ quite a bit from traditional internal-combustion engines. Although they have fewer moving parts, the rare-earth magnets that help power electric cars can be quite complex to fabricate. So, what is there to know about rare-earth... read more

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Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Foreign makers might build electric cars in China, but rumored rule change has a catch

China's announcement 10 days ago that it was assessing a timetable for ending sales of new cars with gasoline or diesel engines continues to reverberate. The country intends... read more 23 hours ago by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Chevy Bolt EV, Sonic, Bolt, Sonic: GM mingles gas, electric cars on same assembly line

General Motors didn't have to construct an all-new assembly plant to build its affordable, mass-market Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. In fact, it produces the electric car... read more 23 hours ago by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range (updated)

In the seven years since modern electric cars first went on sale in large numbers, the field has matured significantly. There are now several models that offer at least 100... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes EQC electric SUV reservations open in Norway, for 2019 delivery

The country of Norway has been among the most ardent in urging drivers to buy zero-emission vehicles, offering a friendly market in which automakers can launch new electric... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San Francisco

VW e-Golf leases, California after fossil fuels, 1,100-mile electric bus, CR-V Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a couple of Volkswagen electric-car stories, California's plans to eliminate fossil fuels, a very long-range electric bus, and a look at the whys and... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China wants all electric cars: will it work? Reasons and reactions

It was quaint and adorable when Norway did it, saying it would end sales of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2025. The Netherlands followed suit, with little fanfare... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
Proterra Catalyst electric bus

How did Proterra get an electric bus to cover 1,100 miles on a charge? A bigger battery, of course

The laws of physics tend to be immutable, at least until you get into esoteric disciplines like quantum science. In the case of electric vehicles, one law provides that... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 VW e-Golf lease can cost more than longer-range Chevy Bolt EV

Model years can be confusing: the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car just went on sale this month, at a time when some other makers have already rolled out 2018 models. The... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

California plans for its post-fossil-fuel future in electricity, cars

For 50 years, the state of California has led the United States when it comes to renewable energy and electric cars. The state features many programs to incentivize... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Volkswagen ID electric car to launch in 2020 along with new VW Golf

Volkswagen has a critical year coming in 2020, when the German brand will launch two incredibly important vehicles nearly back-to-back. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Honda CR-V Hybrid displayed in Frankfurt; US likely next, but when?

Five months ago, Honda showed a hybrid version of its CR-V compact crossover utility vehicle at the Shanghai auto show. Now, a European version of the Honda CR-V Hybrid is... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 0-60 mph testing

Plug-in hybrid Porsche driven, life with Tesla Model S 100D, GM vs China, Range Rovers with plugs: Today's Car News

Today, we have a couple of stories on plug-in hybrid luxury SUVs (they're all the rage), along with more on owning a new Tesla, a warning by GM about China, and a couple of... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2017

2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: review of plug-in hybrid SUV

The Porsche Cayenne is the second best-selling vehicle in the German sports-car maker's North American lineup, as SUV sales swamp those of passenger cars at luxury brands. A... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
One of 130 second-generation self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars, with GM CEO Mary Barra

GM CEO Barra attacks China gas-car ban, suggests buyers should decide

General Motors CEO Mary Barra met with reporters in Shanghai on Friday, discussing the company's vision of the future: "a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
Audi Aicon Concept

Audi's self-driving e-tron electric concepts: Aicon (Level 5) and Elaine (Level 4) at Frankfurt

The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Showed offered a very specific ethos this year: electric and self-driving cars. Many automakers used the bright lights and gleaming stands to reveal... read more September 18, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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