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VW diesel fallout: hot-selling Porsche Macans finally certified by EPA

VW diesel fallout: hot-selling Porsche Macans finally certified by EPA

It may not be sold in the U.S. with a diesel engine after all, but the 2017 Porsche Macan was recently ensnared in the Volkswagen diesel scandal. Shipments of the small luxury crossover were held up at ports for weeks pending regulatory approval. The issue prevented Porsche from shipping the... read more

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One millionth Lexus hybrid delivered to owner Aldo Pirronello in Milan, Italy

Lexus has sold 1 million luxury hybrid vehicles in 11 years

Toyota is the world's top producer and promoter of hybrid cars, and its enthusiasm extends to its Lexus luxury brand as well. So while other luxury carmakers' interest in... read more April 13, 2016 by


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

Two-thirds of new cars in Norway last month were hybrid or electric

Norway is a case study in the effectiveness of electric-car incentives. The Scandinavian country is known as the friendliest place in the world for electric cars, thanks to... read more April 13, 2016 by


 
Green Eyed Motors imports Chevrolet Spark EVs and other models sold mainly in California

Dealer brings 'forbidden fruit' used electric cars to Boulder, Colorado

Some markets are stronger than others for certain types of cars. Think Subarus in the Northeast or the Rocky Mountains, convertibles in Florida, and pickup trucks in Texas... read more April 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Half of car buyers say electric car must have 300 miles of range

The Tesla Model 3 and 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars are set to make 200-mile ranges attainable for a much larger number of buyers than today's $72,000-plus Tesla Model... read more April 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S gets styling update, 48-amp charger, new interior options, $1,500 price increase (updated)

The Tesla Model S electric car, which went into production in June 2012, is getting its first styling updates in almost four years. The Silicon Valley carmaker said that... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

2016 Tesla Model S updates, VW diesel deadline, subsidizing Uber: Today's Car News

Today, the 2016 Tesla Model S gets a styling update and other changes, Volkswagen and regulators struggle to agree on a diesel fix, and a Florida city subsidizes Uber. All... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
McLaren P1

Do hybrid or electric supercars still have to roar to be taken seriously?

Fast hybrid and electric cars have shown they have the performance to match traditional sports cars and supercars. But they're often considered to be missing one oft-cited... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Can VW, agencies meet April 21 diesel-fix deadline? EPA head not sure

Nine days remain until the deadline imposed by a judge for Volkswagen and two regulatory agencies to agree on the outline of a plan to modify vehicles affected by the... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S stretch limousine (Photo by Big Limos)

Tesla Model S: better electric stretch limo than Nissan Leaf?

On paper, the Tesla Model S seems like a good candidate for green-minded limousine operators. It's a luxury sedan, which is a common starting point for stretch-limousine... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
Uber driver (photo by Uber)

Could Uber be the best form of mass transit: disruption or dysfunction?

A Florida city has become the nation's—and presumably the world's—first to subsidize Uber rides beginning or ending within its borders. Altamonte Springs, a... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
Used Chevrolet Volt batteries for energy storage at GM facility in Milford, Michigan

Reusing electric-car batteries: great idea, lots of practical challenges

In theory, it's a wonderful concept: once their tenure in an electric car is over, lithium-ion battery packs with as much as 70 percent of their energy capacity remaining can... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Dodge Dart

2016 Dodge Dart lineup cut to 3 models as small sedan simplifies

As part of its revised, five-year plan, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced in January that it will end production of its smallest sedan, the compact Dodge Dart. Along... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X launch in Fremont, California

Tesla Model X recall to replace third-row seat backs after European safety test

Tesla Motors will recall 2,700 Model X electric crossover utility vehicles to replace seat backs in the third row after a recliner unexpectedly slipped during seat-strength... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
BMW ReachNow

Tesla Model X configurator, 2016 Toyota Prius crash tests, BMW ReachNow: Today's Car News

Today, an online configurator for all Tesla Model X variants appears, the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid scores well in crash tests, and BMW launches its ReachNow car-sharing... read more April 11, 2016 by


 
2015 Chrysler 200, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2014

Chrysler throws in towel on sedans: 200, Dart to die for SUVs, trucks (updated)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the only U.S. maker to release five-year business plans to the media--and offer updates when things change. That's just what it did yesterday... read more April 11, 2016 by


 

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