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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Apr 2017: plus ça change...

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Apr 2017: plus ça change...

The Volt remains the undisputed king of the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market. In April, the Chevy Volt enjoyed its 13th consecutive month as Canada's best-selling plug in electric vehicle, and its 46th month overall. While overshadowed by other vehicles in its home U.S. market, the Volt's... read more

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2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune Auto Grille

VW to Tesla: 'Anything you can do, we can do better'

With a new book imminent that gives new details on its diesel-emission cheating scandal, Volkswagen Group continues to struggle for positive corporate PR. Yet the company... read more May 8, 2017 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Solar panels, EV chargers required in new homes in Fremont, CA

Half a century ago, the General Motors assembly plant was the largest employer in Fremont, California, and the town was known for its dragstrip. Today, that plant makes Tesla... read more May 7, 2017 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan on delivery day, with owner David Noland

Model 3 risk, 2017 VW e-Golf driven, Shanghai roundup, hydrogen energy math: The Week in Reverse

Why is one noted manufacturing expert very worried about the Tesla Model 3? Which article topic got more reader comments: hydrogen fuel-cell prospects or the impact of... read more May 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, first drive, New York City, April 2017

2017 VW e-Golf first drive, Model S swap, Karma on TV, rolling coal banned: Today's Car News

Today, one Tesla will be replaced with another, we've driven the longer-range 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, the Karma Revero is on TV, and we bust another alt-fuel myth. All this... read more May 5, 2017 by


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Ethanol wasn't killed by Prohibition at Rockefeller's request: another alt-fuel myth busted

For almost a century, many people have blamed oil magnate John D. Rockefeller for the demise of ethanol as a viable fuel for internal-combustion engines. He fought its use... read more May 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, first drive, New York City, April 2017

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: first drive of updated 125-mile electric car

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, the only battery-electric car sold by VW in the U.S., got a large range boost for its third year on the market. While the current model year is... read more May 5, 2017 by


 
2016 Acura CDX (Chinese spec)

Acura CDX could migrate from China as luxury subcompact crossover

Acura today has a thin lineup that has as many passenger sedans as crossover utility vehicles. With only the TLX, RDX, MDX, RLX, and NSX to work with, Honda's premium line... read more May 5, 2017 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015

Life with Tesla Model S: out with the old, in with the new

Over the first three years of driving my 2013 Tesla Model S, there wasn't a single time when I looked at another car and said, “You know, I’d really rather be... read more May 5, 2017 by


 
Old gas station, now auto repair shop, Liberty City, Miami, Florida (pic by Phillip Pessar)

Teslas scare Germans, electric pickup truck, fuel-cell energy use, plug-in sales update: Today's Car News

Today, we've got some amusing news out of Germany, a range-extended electric pickup truck, a sales update, and a multi-linked analysis of how much energy hydrogen fuel-cell... read more May 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, owned by Brian Ro, Columbia, Maryland

Plug-in electric car sales for Apr: Bolt EV back over 1,000 (updated)

With four-figure sales for both its all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, GM probably led April's plug-in electric car sales. The "probably" comes... read more May 4, 2017 by


 
Workhorse W-15 extended-range electric pickup truck

Workhorse W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck revealed (video)

Workhorse may have the ultimate proposal for commercial fleets with the reveal of its W-15 pickup truck, the first range-extended electric pickup truck to be built from the... read more May 4, 2017 by


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

Energy use for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles: higher than electrics, even hybrids (analysis)

It's now clear that the zero-emission vehicles of the future will be powered by electric motors. The electricity to power those motors, however, will come from one of two... read more May 4, 2017 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

Why BMW uses Tesla electric cars to scare its staff into the future

When Tesla arrived on the scene 10 years ago, no major automaker took it very seriously—let alone thought it would cause the disruption it has in the market for luxury... read more May 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Electric car sales to soar, hydrogen UPS van, better batteries, Apple car: Today's Car News

Today, we've got some optimistic projections on electric-car sales, possibly better batteries with a not-very-secret new ingredient, and an all-electric UPS van with a... read more May 3, 2017 by


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

Could water be the secret to faster electric-car battery technology?

Electric vehicles aren't always associated with speed and performance, but researchers at North Carolina State University may have discovered a breakthrough to change those... read more May 3, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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