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VW battery suppliers, Panasonic battery sales, EU emissions standards: Today's Car News

VW battery suppliers, Panasonic battery sales, EU emissions standards: Today's Car News

We have quite a bit of electric-car battery news today. Panasonic and LG Chem emerge as possible battery suppliers for new Volkswagen electric cars, Panasonic predicts demand from Tesla will significantly boost its cell sales, and the Europe Union considers stricter emissions standards for cars and... read more

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Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla battery partner Panasonic expects cell sales to double in three years

As the primary battery supplier to Tesla Motors, Panasonic has a secure position as one of the top players in automotive lithium-ion cells. The Japanese electronics company... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-May 2016

Sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids took a dive in May, but the segment may still have enough momentum to reach a significant milestone in the coming months. May's... read more July 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show

Prius Prime drive, more Tesla Autopilot, BMW electric sales, VW diesel fail: The Week in Reverse

Why are Consumer Reports and electric-car maker Tesla Motors at odds over Autopilot? And, how badly did the California Air Resources Board smack Volkswagen's rejected plan... read more July 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla says Autopilot not turned on in Model X crash NHTSA is investigating (update)

With details about a fatal May 7 crash of a Tesla Model S operating on Autopilot continuing to garner news coverage, more crashes with Autopilot engaged appear to be... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

What does VW's diesel-pollution mitigation program actually do?

Last month's settlement proposal to resolve the claims of more than 450,000 owners of VW and Audi 2.0-liter diesel cars contains quite a few separate requirements in its... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

2017 Honda Clarity preview

The 2017 Honda Clarity is a mid-size four-door sedan that will ultimately be offered with three different powertrains. The Clarity Fuel Cell, the first version to launch... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Dodge Dart

Dodge Dart to die for good in September

The Dodge Dart four-door compact sedan was the first new vehicle created by the combined Fiat and Chrysler companies following the latter's 2009 bankruptcy and... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports slams Tesla on Autopilot: 'too much, too soon'

Writers at the respected Consumer Reports were enthusiastic fans of the Tesla Model S electric car they bought and drove for more than a year, using enthusiastic language... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter V-6 diesel fix rejected by California regulators

Owners of several of the pricier Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen models fitted with VW's 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine will have to wait a little longer to find out what VW... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster 3.0, 2017 Mazda 3, Chevy Bolt EV to Lyft: Today's Car News

Today, the Tesla Roadster 3.0 battery upgrade ships to customers, the 2017 Mazda 3 compact debuts in Japan, and a new report claims the first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV buyers... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf electric cars recalled for passenger airbag fault

Certain 2016 Nissan Leaf electric cars are being recalled to address an airbag fault. The affected cars may suffer from an electrical problem that could disable... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Final Edition, photograph copyright Damon Lavrinc / AOL

Tesla Roadster 3.0 340-mile battery upgrade now shipping

The Tesla Roadster 3.0 battery upgrade is finally shipping to customers. The upgrade to Tesla's first production electric car boosts range to a claimed 340 miles, compared to... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X 60D, Autopilot probe, Toyota diesel disinterest: Today's Car News

Today, the 60-kilowatt-hour Tesla Model X 60D appears, the probe into a fatal crash involving Tesla Autopilot presents challenges to regulators, and Toyota considers phasing... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
Geely Emgrand EV

Geely Emgrand EV, Chinese electric car, driven by British reviewer

China is now the world's largest new-car market and—thanks to generous government incentives—it's also one of the largest markets for plug-in electric cars... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
Toyota Land Cruiser 70

Toyota seeks to stop investing in diesel engines altogether: exec

Diesel cars are starting to lose popularity. The Volkswagen diesel scandal has turned off many potential U.S. customers, while stricter global emissions standards will make... read more July 13, 2016 by


 

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