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Tesla falls even further as Consumer Reports ranks reliability

Tesla falls even further as Consumer Reports ranks reliability

The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports, garnering high ratings in the magazine's initial tests. But more recently, Consumer Reports has found fault with the initial build quality of the Model X crossover, and criticized Tesla's Autopilot system. That build-quality problems meant... read more

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C 350e plug-in hybrid, San Francisco, March 2015

Diesel cars dwindle as Mercedes-Benz C300d is pulled from U.S. before launch

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has had wide-ranging impacts globally, and specific local effects in the U.S. vehicle market. No VW Group brand will sell diesel vehicles in... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Among large luxury sedans, Tesla dominates Mercedes (also Audi, BMW, Lexus)

The Tesla Model S has been on sale for just over four years now, and its global sales seem to be staying steady. They're strong enough, in fact, that Tesla Motors claims the... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2013 Audi Q7 TDI S Line

Buybacks coming for Audi Q7 TDI diesel SUVs: German report

The Volkswagen diesel settlement approved by a federal judge earlier this week does not address all of the company's cars fitted with illegal "defeat device" software. It... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around. But from the moment you open the... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Battle over VW's $2 billion fund for electric-car charging: sorting out the questions

Yesterday, federal judge Charles Breyer signed the final agreement committing Volkswagen to buy back or modify the 465,000 TDI 2.0-liter diesel vehicles that are the main... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Mini Countryman

VW diesel settlement, 2017 Mini Countryman, Lucid Motors: Today's Car News

Today, the Volkswagen diesel settlement for 2.0-liter cars receives final approval, the 2017 Mini Countryman crossover appears ahead of the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, and... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Greenspot electric-car charging station

Curbside electric-car charging in Jersey City highlights importance for city drivers

City living presents many challenges for car owners, with parking among the most significant and painful. Scarce parking spaces are a particular problem for electric-car... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Final VW diesel settlement signed; buyback offers to start soon

As expected, yesterday U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer signed the final agreement among Volkswagen, the EPA, and the state of California covering the bulk of VW's diesel... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3

Electric cars pose 'resoundingly negative' threat to oil companies: analyst Fitch

It goes without saying that mass adoption of electric cars would lead to a massive decrease in oil consumption over time. So far, though, the oil industry hasn't seemed to... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Teaser for Lucid electric car

Atieva now Lucid Motors; plans 300-mile, 900-hp electric car

Chinese-backed startup Atieva has changed its name to Lucid Motors, and revealed more details about its planned electric car. From what we know so far, that car will be a... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept

Apple Car dead, Fisker electric car hype, Faraday factory imperiled: Today's Car News

Today, a report indicates that Apple is scrapping plans to build its own electric car, Henrik Fisker teases his latest electric-car design, raising questions in the process... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
Fisker EMotion

New Fisker electric car: 'butterfly doors' ... but strange hype too?

We're slowly learning more about Henrik Fisker's planned 300-mile electric car, as the designer has now released a pair of teaser photos of the vehicle. It appears to have... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)

Faraday Future imperils electric-car factory, misses payment to contractor

The Faraday Future company has said it aims to put its first electric car into production within two years. To achieve that goal, the company is building a new factory in... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Toyota Prius Prime

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a far, far better plug-in hybrid than its predecessor. It defaults to electric-only operation, it has 25 miles of EPA-rated electric range, and... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
2012 Infiniti LE Concept

Is Infiniti now ready to launch an electric car, after all?

Nissan's strong commitment to electric cars has not, so far, extended to its Infiniti luxury brand. While the six-year-old Nissan Leaf is the bestselling electric car in... read more October 25, 2016 by


 

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