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Engines vs motors, Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, Niro Plug-In, electric-car sales: Today's Car News

Engines vs motors, Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, Niro Plug-In, electric-car sales: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a pair of stories on internal combustion, covering Mazda's innovative and fuel-efficient new SkyActiv-X engine and a dismissive comment on electric cars from a Japanese CEO. Also, a new Twitter poll to take and an update on U.S. plug-in electric car sales. All this and more on... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales for Aug: Bolt EV leads Prime, Volt lower (updated)

The Chevrolet Bolt EV continued a steady sales rise last month as it solidified its position among the top three plug-in electric cars for which monthly U.S. sales are... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid (U.K. version)

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid goes on sale in UK

The Kia Niro Hybrid has been on sale in the United States since early 2017, but at its launch, the brand promised a plug-in hybrid version would arrive by the end of this... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Which company's electric-car success will surprise us? Take our Twitter poll

Sometimes the competition among global automakers can seem like watching a professional sports league. Powerhouse teams—GM, Renault Nissan, Toyota, VW Group, the four... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf debuts, CA's dirtiest diesels, plug-in hybrid future, nervous Big Oil: Today's Car News

Today's news is dominated by the global debut of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric cars, and we've got full details, prototype drive impressions, and a nine-point cheat sheet... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Volt

How important will plug-in hybrids be in 2025? Poll results

Car shoppers may not be buying huge numbers of all-electric cars yet, but they largely understand how they work. It's a car, you plug it in to charge a battery, it runs on... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

CA legislators propose $1 billion to remove dirtiest diesel trucks

The state of California has officially launched its legislative push for stricter heavy-duty truck and bus emission regulations. Following calls for the state to use its... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Nine things you should know about the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car

The simulcasted global events are over, the cars have been driven back out of the arenas, and electric-car fans are evaluating the new 2018 Nissan Leaf that was unveiled to... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Big oil firms fear Trump rules rollback: not for environment but for PR

Efforts to loosen regulations on the oil industry now underway have met with public approval from fossil-fuel companies. But while the Trump administration has moved swiftly... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf debuts: 150 miles for $30,875, 200-plus miles in 2019

The spy shots, teaser photos, rumors, and feverish speculation can all be put behind us. The 2018 Nissan Leaf hatchback has debuted, and we can now see every facet of the... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf electric-car prototype driven: first impressions

When visiting an automaker's proving ground to drive cars still under development, security is extensive. Cameras have to be left on the bus, all phone lenses have to be... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell development

Electric-car sales, 2018 Nissan Leaf reality, high-mile Teslas, Frankfurt debuts: Today's Car News

Tonight, the 2018 Nissan will make its long-awaited debut. We've got some U.S. sales statistics to set the stage, as well as our August plug-in sales report, a pair of... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S durability: cars with 250K and 300K miles still humming along happily

The latest reports on Tesla Model S durability and reliability should likely be considered a win for the Silicon Valley automaker. High-mileage cars aren't unusual, but we're... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

As 2018 Nissan Leaf arrives, data on US electric-car market offers reality check

This evening, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will make its long-awaited debut at events in Tokyo, Las Vegas, and elsewhere around the world. The Leaf remains the world's... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ electric car concept  [photo: Axel Harries]

Mercedes plant to make batteries, electric motors after 113 years of engines

The first vehicle in history considered to be an automobile was the Benz Motorwagen of 1885. It was also the first vehicle from an automaker that has been around for the... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
Dethleffs e.home electric motor home

Dethleffs solar-assisted electric motorhome concept unveiled

The notion electric cars will become a standard transportation option is slowly being accepted across multiple industries. It hasn't penetrated quite as much in the motorhome... read more September 3, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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