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Regulators approve updates to some Audi, VW, Porsche 3.0-liter diesel SUVs

Regulators approve updates to some Audi, VW, Porsche 3.0-liter diesel SUVs

State and federal environmental regulators announced Monday they had approved modifications to illegally polluting Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche SUVs fitted with VW Group's 3.0-liter V-6 TDI turbodiesel engine The EPA and California Air Resources Board sent a letter Friday to VW announcing the... read more

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ebee streelight charging station

ABB electric-car charging station bills automatically: no cards or RFID tags

Activating any given public charging station to recharge an electric car can pose something of a hassle. Yes, plugging it in is simple enough, but public charging... read more 10 hours ago by


 
2019 Toyota Prius V spy shot excerpt - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Toyota Prius V to shift from wagon to SUV design, but will it have AWD?

With gas prices remaining cheap and all vehicles getting better fuel economy these days, utility vehicles are all the rage among U.S. buyers. Whether smaller crossovers or... read more 11 hours ago by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla to build electric-car factory in Chinese free-trade zone: report

China is the world's largest car market, and the country plans to phase out sales of new vehicles with combustion engines in the future. Tesla makes and sells only electric... read more 14 hours ago by


 
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Arizona joins 7 Western states in deal to expand electric-car charging networks (update)

The Western United States will soon see an electric-car charging network that covers 5,000 miles of roadways. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced on October 4 that... read more 14 hours ago by


 
Hinckley Dasher electric yacht

Even luxury launches can go all-electric; Hinckley shows how

Electrification is starting to surge through the automotive industry as countries implement emission regulations and the cost of batteries and associated technology drops... read more October 22, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE, Willamette Valley, Oregon, June 2017

2018 Camry Hybrid, Mercedes electric plans, rotary range extender, Best Car To Buy: The Week in Reverse

What company teased us with the possibility of 6-minute electric-car recharging? Which vehicles made it into the finalists for our Best Car To Buy 2018 award, and which... read more October 21, 2017 by


 
Apple’s self-driving system atop a Lexus RX - Image via MacCallister Higgins

Mazda rotary range extender, Nissan's chill electric van, 2018 Zero motorcycles, Cummins buys Brammo: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a very cool electric van, a diesel-engine maker moving into electric trucks, Mazda's rotary range-extending engine, and new and better electric motorcycles... read more October 20, 2017 by


 
2018 Zero electric motorcycle lineup

2018 Zero electric motorcycles: longer range, 6-kw charging, only a few price hikes

The research and development engineers at Zero Motorcycles were busy this past year, and for 2018, they've delivered electric motorcycles with exactly the improvements their... read more October 20, 2017 by


 
Rotary engine

Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

How Mazda plans to integrate plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles into its range of increasingly efficient gasoline and diesel models is a topic that interests parts... read more October 20, 2017 by


 
Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept

Cummins buys Brammo electric-drivetrain group for future electric semi

Cummins has long been known for its diesel engines, but the company recently revealed its first concept truck using an all-electric powertrain. The Urban Hauler Tractor... read more October 20, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

Which green cars didn't make the list for Best Car To Buy 2018?

After the usual intense discussions and debates, we announced our three finalists for the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award earlier this week. The Tesla Model 3... read more October 20, 2017 by


 
Nissan LCV e-NV200 Fridge Concept for electric refrigerated small van at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan e-NV200 Fridge Concept: electric refrigerated van at Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan will roll out a new electric van concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, one that it believes will help solve urban delivery congestion. The e-NV200 Fridge Concept adds... read more October 20, 2017 by


 
Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Electric Nissan SUV, EPA vs ethanol, VW vs Pikes Peak, 6-minute battery recharges: Today's Car News

Today, it appears the future may include more electric SUVs, less ethanol in gasoline, a VW electric hill-climbing race car, and much, much faster battery recharging. All... read more October 19, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Volkswagen’s entry for 2018 Pikes Pike International Hill Climb

Volkswagen targets Pikes Peak with electric-car tech from future models

The next Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race is eight months away still, so a press release on a carmaker's entry into next June's event comes out of left field. But for... read more October 19, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Nissan concept debuting at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Will Nissan have an electric SUV concept at Tokyo Motor Show?

Automakers spend a lot of time trying to work out how electrified powertrains, autonomous driving technology, connectivity, and sharing will turn their industry upside down... read more October 19, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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