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Tesla reverses recent limit on lifetime full-speed launches (updated)

Tesla reverses recent limit on lifetime full-speed launches (updated)

Tesla uses over-the-air software updates to quickly add new features to its electric cars, or to correct problems without the need for customers to bring their cars to service centers. But one apparent software update rankled more than a few Tesla owners: it limits the number of times Launch Mode... read more

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2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Court orders full reimbursement for VW diesel owner in Germany

A lot has been said about Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, but a German court may win the prize for most-creative... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

When will you buy your last-ever gallon of gas? Poll results

Well, never let it be said that this site's readers don't practice what they preach. We asked our Twitter followers when they thought they would buy their very last gallon of... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
Brandfon Honda dealership

Second Honda dealership achieves grid-neutral status

If you're planning on buying a green car, have you ever wondered if you'll be making the purchase at a green dealership? As cars get more efficient, the carbon emissions... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla's Supercharger pricing: one owner reacts to new fees

It’s a new era in Teslaworld: the end of unlimited free Supercharging. Starting on January 15, anybody who orders a new Tesla Model S or Model X will receive an annual... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Gas has to cost $3 a gallon before it affects vehicle choice, study says

Continuing low gas prices are often blamed for the current popularity of crossover utilities and SUVs, along with any sales struggles green cars may experience. But would a... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Faraday Future FF 91 electric car to cost almost $300,000?

At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Faraday Future released a number of details about the FF 91, its first production electric car. It quoted a range of 378 miles... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
2016 Victory Empulse TT

Is end of Victory Motorcycles the end of Empulse electric bike too? (updated)

The Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle has long been the “other” mainstream electric motorcycle—but its days now appear to be officially numbered. Polaris... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf rumors, electric car price guide, RIP Empulse: Today's Car News

Today, we review what we know so far about the 2018 Nissan Leaf, our updated electric car price guide includes information on every available 2017 model, and the Empulse... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW Group plans 8 plug-in electric cars for China

As it works to recover from its diesel emission scandal, the Volkswagen Group is rapidly embracing electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1 million electric... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Rest of world: Trump may roll back emission rules, but we won't

With auto-industry lobbyists pushing to have the Trump Administration roll back current and future emission and fuel-economy rules, automakers clearly see the new U.S. regime... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
Nissan Sway Concept  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos

2018 Nissan Leaf: what we know so far about next electric car (updated)

The Nissan Leaf is by far the highest-volume electric car ever sold, with total sales now having passed 250,000 units. First launched in 2011, the Leaf got some updates for... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

When lauding renewables, look at utilization, not just capacity

The news on the renewable energy front continues to be good, with the costs of wind and solar generation falling steadily. By some measures, large-scale renewable energy is... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
New Renault Twingo

French target Renault, Brits query Fiat, over diesel emissions

The past week has not been a particularly pleasant one for advocates of diesel cars. Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty to criminal counts related to its diesel-emissions... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Price Guide: every 2017 all-electric car, with specs (updated)

It's a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: pricing. Many electric cars are more expensive than their regular counterparts, though in general they cost far less... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Chevy Bolt launch schedule, FCA diesel probe, VW diesel settlement: Today's Car News

Today, we have a state-by-state launch schedule for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the U.S. Justice Department launches a criminal probe of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles diesels... read more January 16, 2017 by


 

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