Next Volkswagen Phaeton To Go Electric (As VW Slashes Spending)

Next Volkswagen Phaeton To Go Electric (As VW Slashes Spending)

As it reels from the ongoing diesel-emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen is cutting spending and putting future expansion and development projects on hold. But apparently there's one future vehicle that will continue to progress despite of these circumstances. As part of an announcement regarding... read more

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2016 Toyota Prius

2016 Toyota Prius: A Few Details On Engine, Hybrid System Released

While it has unveiled the all-new 2016 Prius hybrid twice--once at a glitzy event in Las Vegas, once at the Frankfurt Motor Show--Toyota has been very stingy with technical... read more October 12, 2015 by 

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW 'Cheat Mode' Test, Tesla Model X Tax Break, Mitsubishi eX Concept: Today's Car News

Today, Consumer Reports tests the Volkswagen diesel "cheat mode," the Tesla Model X gets a tax break formerly used for HUMMERs, and the Mitsubishi eX electric crossover... read more October 12, 2015 by 

2013 Renault Zoe electric car

France Expands Electric-Car Bonus To Scrap 10-Year-Old Diesel Cars

The French government not only grants incentives to buyers of new electric cars, it also encourages the scrapping of older diesel cars. It presently offers a 10,000-euro... read more October 12, 2015 by 

Carbon nanitube optical rectenna [Image: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech]

From Sunlight To Electricity: First Optical Rectenna Created In Lab

It's been the dream of visionaries for decades: Sunlight converted into direct current to use for recharging emission-free electric cars. Photovoltaic cells offer that... read more October 12, 2015 by 

Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

VW Diesel Acceleration, Fuel Economy Fall Without 'Cheat Mode' (Video)

As Volkswagen works overtime to figure out what changes it will make to 482,000 TDI diesel cars sold in the U.S. with a "cheat mode" that let them comply with emission rules... read more October 12, 2015 by 

Mitsubishi eX concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi eX All-Electric SUV Concept To Debut At Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi will unveil a new concept car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show that may preview a future all-electric production crossover. The Mitsubishi eX concept is a small... read more October 12, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW Diesel News, Tesla Model Y, Electric Ford Ad: Last Week In Reverse (Video)

Which story, now in its third week, shows no sign of letting up on the news, technology, or massive public humiliation front? And, what CEO tweeted about a mysterious new... read more October 12, 2015 by 

Indian traffic [Image: Flickr user Peter Eich]

First China, Now India, Commit To Reducing Carbon Emission Rates

Climate change is a hotly-debated political issue in the United States, but truly addressing it will require an even bigger consensus. The world's nations will meet in Paris... read more October 11, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X SUV Qualifies For $25K 'HUMMER Tax Break'

Remember the gas-guzzler tax allowance, nicknamed the "HUMMER deduction" because it allowed small-business owners to buy massive, heavy, fuel-sucking SUVs and deduct a large... read more October 10, 2015 by 

Cal State L.A. Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility

VW Diesel Fixes, Tesla Model S Changes, CA Hydrogen Station Update: Today's Car News

Today, we look at potential fixes for the Volkswagen diesel cars affected by the ongoing emissions scandal, we track updates to the Tesla Model S, and the California Fuel... read more October 9, 2015 by 

2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Full-Retail Hydrogen Stations Now Coming Online In California

There are only a handful of hydrogen fueling stations currently operating in California, but that number is set to grow in the very near term. That's the assessment of the... read more October 9, 2015 by 

2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Changes From 2012 Through 2015 (UPDATED)

Tesla Motors only reveals its production figures every quarter, but it has now likely built up to 90,000 of its all-electric Model S luxury sport sedan. The company also... read more October 9, 2015 by 

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrids Recalled For Software Fix

Honda is recalling certain 2014 and 2015 Accord Hybrid sedans to address a software issue that may disable the cars' gasoline engines. A defect in the cell voltage sensors... read more October 9, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

How Will VW Fix My Diesel Car, And When? A List Of All Models

Volkswagen's U.S. CEO, Michael Horn, spent several hours yesterday testifying in front of a Congressional panel on the company's growing TDI diesel-emission cheating scandal... read more October 9, 2015 by 

Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Norwegian Electric-Car Club's Scenic Driving Video: Surprise Hit

Thanks to aggressive government incentives and substantial charging infrastructure, Norway has the highest number of electric cars per capita of any country in the world... read more October 8, 2015 by 


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