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Should VW pay to retire the dirtiest diesel trucks for its cheating?

Should VW pay to retire the dirtiest diesel trucks for its cheating?

In the six months since the EPA revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software on TDI diesel cars, there have been many suggestions about how the company should pay for its deception. VW will of course have to recall all of the nearly 600,000 affected cars in the U.S. It also faces... read more

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Tesla Model 3 reservations, 2017 VW Golf Alltrack, Henrik Fisker on electric cars: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla Model 3 reservation details are released by the company, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack debuts ahead of the 2016 New York Auto Show, and Henrik Fisker says... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car’s V-4 engine

Electrification, sure, but gasoline engines will endure: supplier

Increasingly stiff limits on carbon emission and minimum fuel economy in most of the world's car markets mean that more plug-in electric cars must be sold. With battery costs... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Sonic

Green cars at the 2016 New York Auto Show: preview (updated)

One week from tomorrow, the 2016 New York Auto Show will open its doors to reporters from around the world for two media-preview days. We know already that there will be a... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
Henrik Fisker

Electric cars will overtake plug-in hybrids, says Henrik Fisker

Danish car designer Henrik Fisker appears to have moved on from his eponymous company and the Karma plug-in luxury sedan. Fisker Automotive is now Karma Automotive, and is... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon debuts for NY Auto Show

At last year's New York Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled a more rugged, all-wheel-drive version of its Golf SportWagen called the Alltrack. VW said at the time that the... read more March 22, 2016 by


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

2017 Hyundai Ioniq range, Tesla factory upgrades, 2017 Chevy Sonic: Today's Car News

Today, Hyundai claims a 110-mile range for the Ioniq Electric, the cause of a Tesla Model S fire in Norway, and the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic appears ahead of its 2016 New York... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S fire at Supercharger station, Brokelandsheia, Norway, Jan 2016  [frame from VG TV]

Tesla Model S fire in Norway caused by short circuit in car

The topic of electric cars and fires is a fraught one, not helped by the recent spate of videos of cheap Chinese hoverboards in flames. Any fire in an electric car tends to... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
Renault Twizy 40 arrives in Canada, March 2016   [photo: Azra]

Renault Twizy low-speed electric car comes to Canada

The Renault Twizy has always been an unusual vehicle, the sole low-speed electric vehicle to carry the brand of a major global automaker. Sold in a number of European... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Sonic

2017 Chevrolet Sonic updated with CarPlay, new styling

About a year after the smaller Chevy Spark appeared in New York with a complete redesign, its subcompact Sonic sibling is getting a refresh. Debuting at the 2016 New York... read more March 21, 2016 by


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

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric to offer 110 miles of range: company

As electric-car range moves above the 100-mile mark in EPA ratings, one of the more interesting models to watch will be the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. That car uses... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Cadillac CT6

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: technical details revealed

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is important not only as a high-volume plug-in hybrid, but also because components from its Voltec powertrain are designed to be used in... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
China

Chinese investors make 'long bets' on electric-car companies

China's aggressive promotion of electric cars is turning into boon for a few U.S. companies. The Chinese government offers generous incentives for new electric cars, and is... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla plant-capacity increases point to Model 3 preparations

In less than two weeks, the Tesla Model 3 electric car will be shown to the public for the first time. With an anticipated 200-mile range and base price of $35,000 before... read more March 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi A4

Toyota teaser, VW hybrid, diesel car disappears, NY show preview: The Week In Reverse

Which new version of the Toyota Prius do we think will be launched at next week's New York Auto Show? And, what upcoming diesel car won't make it to the U.S. after all? This... read more March 19, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

VA auto dealers sue Tesla, DMV over hearing to 'hide' proposed store

The state-by-state battles between electric-car maker Tesla Motors and lobbyists for state auto-dealer interests often take unusual twists and turns. But the situation in the... read more March 18, 2016 by


 

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