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Two words the Trump Administration can't say: climate change

Two words the Trump Administration can't say: climate change

During President Donald J. Trump's half-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday, the pope gave the president a copy of his 2015 encyclical calling for urgent, drastic cuts in fossil-fuel emissions. It is unclear whether the U.S. president will peruse the document. Back at home... read more

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

How does the heat pump work in a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid?

The challenge of reducing the energy used by traditional heating systems in battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars is one automakers still grapple with today. Reduced... read more 22 hours ago by


 
Volkswagen e-Golf recharging at curbside Autolib station, Paris, Sep 2016

UBS study predicts electric-car cost parity in Europe could arrive by 2018

With the prospect of multiple long-range electric cars hitting the market over the next few years, the prediction market is in full swing. Battery costs have fallen faster... read more 23 hours ago by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla extends free Supercharger use to all current owners

Tesla has bestowed upon its current owners a sought-after perk previously reserved for early adopters: free Supercharging. Last year, Tesla announced it would begin charging... read more 24 hours ago by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Justice Department sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions (update)

The U.S. Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles yesterday over allegations that diesel engines in its light-duty trucks included equipment to defeat Environmental... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars

Electric SUVs, cities push, DC fast charging, self-driving Audi: Today's Car News

Today, we've got news on the Jaguar I-Pace and a future all-electric Nissan crossover utility concept, we look at how DC fast charging will evolve, and the role of cities in... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Nissan IDS concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan electric SUV to be shown as concept car this year

The 2018 Nissan Leaf may be the brand's next electric vehicle to soak up attention, but several reports have indicated that Nissan plans to flesh out its lineup with an... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Prototype EVgo 350-kw fast-charging station Fremont, CA

DC fast charging for electric cars: what's here, what's coming, what's hype?

Drivers who want to use their electric cars for trips beyond a radius from their home charging site rely on DC fast-charging sites. Now Charged magazine has written a... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Production-ready Jaguar I-Pace spotted in Monaco

Video shoot shows Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV in production form

The British luxury brand Jaguar, far smaller than any of its three German competitors, may be looking to steal a march on all of them. While Audi revealed a concept version... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London

Cities lead global push for cleaner, zero-emission cars

Carlos Ghosn, the man behind the Nissan Leaf electric car and now the chairman of the Renault Nissan Alliance, isn't the first to say it. But his recent comment that cities... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2017 Geneva auto show

Subaru plans for all-electric versions of existing model lines

It's now clear that every automaker, no matter how large or small, will have to develop and sell battery-electric vehicles by 2020 to 2025. Companies like GM and Volkswagen... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]

2017 Smart ForTwo electric cars priced from $24,550

The market for electric vehicles normally comes with a high price of entry, though Smart is proposing that its new two-seat battery-powered minicar is a value proposition... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
2018 Volvo XC60, 2017 Geneva auto show

Ford axes Fields, new VW diesel update, 60-mph wireless charging, FCA vs EPA: Today's Car News

Today, two different diesel updates, Ford fires its CEO and we look at one possible reason, and more White House fossil-fuel shenanigans. All this and more on Green Car... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Trump names vocal renewable-energy critic to oversee...renewable energy

While the news headlines on President Donald Trump mostly address potential scandals, his administration has also lagged significantly in appointing top-level officials to... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
Dynamic wireless electric car charging testing using a Renault Kangoo Z.E.

Renault, Qualcomm show off electric-car road charging at 60 mph

It's long been an inspiring futuristic concept: electric cars that can recharge continuously at speed, driving along roadways with built-in inductive charging. Think a... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

2012-2014 VW Passat TDI diesels approved for modification by EPA

Another small portion of Volkswagen's diesel scandal has been put to rest: the EPA announced its approval of modifications for 2012 through 2014 Passat TDI sedans. In total... read more May 22, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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