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BMW plans to sell 100,000 plug-in cars in 2017, CEO says

BMW plans to sell 100,000 plug-in cars in 2017, CEO says

Among the established German luxury automakers, BMW has so far shown the greatest commitment to electric cars. It launched the "i" sub-brand dedicated to plug-in cars in 2013, and continues to sell the i3 electric city car and i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe. BMW has also rapidly expanded the number... read more

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Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla takes it to Michigan, opens gallery in state that bans sales of its electric cars

Tesla Motors is not legally allowed to sell its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan, thanks to subtle changes made two years ago to the state's franchise laws... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Malibu

GM 9-speed automatic, NextEV Nio electric SUV, Finnish Tesla Gigafactory?: Today's Car News

Today, General Motors has a new 9-speed automatic transmission that may boost fuel efficiency, Chinese startup NextEV will offer an electric SUV under its Nio brand, and a... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Nov 2016: Bolts from the blue?

Canada's first three Chevrolet Bolt EVs were registered in October, no doubt for media test-drives and dealership training ahead of the 238-mile electric car's Canadian... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

German government worries carmakers vulnerable to electric-car onslaught

Many governments across the globe have enacted stricter emissions standards to curb air pollution and greenhouse gases; others plan to do so. Some have also drafted... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
Nio EP9

Nio electric SUV, from Chinese NextEV, to have 'Toyota cost' and 'Tesla range'

Among the many startups looking to repeat the success of Tesla Motors, China's NextEV has somewhat flown under the radar. But the company is now discussing concrete plans for... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
GM 9-speed automatic transmission

GM debuts 9-speed automatic, offering 2-percent efficiency improvement

In order to meet stricter emissions standards, automakers are scrambling for any efficiency gain they can get in internal-combustion engines and powertrains. One of the most... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Why one Finnish city thinks it's ideal for next Tesla Gigafactory

The Tesla "gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada, is already billed as the largest lithium-ion battery cell plant in the world. But Tesla has discussed plans for at least one... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Electric SUVs, Ford and Trump, Chevy Bolt EV profitability: Today's Car News

Today, we compare three upcoming luxury electric SUVs, Ford plans to ask President-elect Donald Trump to loosen fuel-economy rules, and a new report claims General Motors... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
1996 General Motors EV1

Modern electric cars at 20: from EV1 to Bolt EV, where are we now?

Twenty years ago today, the very first GM EV1 electric cars were delivered to 40 lessees in California in a blaze of publicity. Since then, plug-in electric vehicles have... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM loses $9K on each Chevy Bolt EV to become major player in electric cars: report

With the first cars expected to arrive at a few dealerships before the end of this month, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could change the electric car landscape. It offers an... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford will ask Trump to cut fuel-economy rules, CEO says; 'no demand' for hybrid, electric cars

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled that existing emissions limits for passenger cars for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place. It's a decision that... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is struggling with Congress and various corporate interests over the amount of ethanol that will be blended into the U.S. fuel... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Audi e-tron vs Jaguar I-Pace vs Mercedes EQ: electric luxury SUVs compared

After sales of 150,000 or more electric luxury cars from Tesla Motors over four years, the first major wave of long-range electric cars from established luxury automakers is... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Plug-in electric car sales surge in Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives (final update)

Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn't seem to apply last month. Strong vehicle... read more December 4, 2016 by


 
Gas pump

Carmakers howl about CAFE rules, but regularly beat them; why?

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would maintain current Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2022 to 2025. The decision was... read more December 4, 2016 by


 

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