Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Changes Since 2012 (UPDATED)

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Changes Since 2012 (UPDATED)

While today's Tesla Model S electric car may look just the same as the first one that rolled off the line a few years ago, it's had quite a few hardware updates under the surface. But from a Tesla owner's point of view, the car has been improved far more by numerous updates to its computer software... read more

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VW Ups Incentives, Tesla Model X Classified, U.S. Average Fuel Economy Falls: Today's Car News

Today, Volkswagen issues a $2,000 loyalty bonus to retain customers, we try to classify the Tesla Model X, and U.S. average new-car fuel economy falls. All this and more on... read more October 7, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model X

Should The Tesla Model X Be Called An SUV? Crossover? Wagon? Hatchback?

The Tesla Model X electric luxury vehicle has widely been referred to as an SUV or a crossover utility vehicle by the media, the company, and buyers. And indeed, it's taller... read more October 7, 2015 by 

Gas pump

Average New-Car Fuel Economy Falls As SUV Sales Rise, Gas Stays Cheap

The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the United States fell once more in September, although not by much. Average new-car fuel economy continues to hover around 25... read more October 7, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Eos

Good Time To Buy Another VW: $2,000 Loyalty Bonus For Owners

The ongoing VW diesel emissions scandal is causing considerable stress for owners of the 482,000 affected Volkswagen TDI models in the U.S. But current owners of VWs--diesel... read more October 7, 2015 by 

Lamborghini Urus concept

Tesla Model Y, Self-Driving Semi, VW Diesel Damage: Today's Car News

A new and mysterious Tesla Model Y, some thoughts on the damage done by diesel cheating, and a Lamborghini with a plug--and a cargo bay. All this and more on Green Car... read more October 6, 2015 by 

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VW Diesel Emission Scandal: Five Possible Long-Range Effects

Thus far, it's a been a quiet start to the third week of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal. Eight years' worth of VW TDI models, both new and used, have been... read more October 6, 2015 by 

2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model Y: Lower-Cost Electric SUV? Deleted Musk Tweet Hints At It

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is famous for tweeting bits of key product and company information. Looks like he's done it again, referring to a 'Model Y' that may have falcon... read more October 6, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Say Hello To The Car Connection's 2016 Driver's Choice Awards

Every year, like Green Car Reports, our sister site The Car Connection names its Best Car To Buy. This year, it's now giving you the opportunity to vote for the best new cars... read more October 6, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S at Cypress Mountain, British Columbia, Canada

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, September 2015: Triple-Triple

With a "double-double" being Canadian shorthand for a coffee with two creams and two sugars, we might call September a "triple-triple": Three plug-in electric car models hit... read more October 6, 2015 by 

2012 Fisker Karma + Aero L-39 Albatros jet trainer, Hollister Municipal Airport, CA [by Refael Azi]

Electric-Car Sales (Tesla Too), Euro Emission Demands, Jaguar Diesels: Today's Car News

Tesla deliveries--and electric-car sales in general--plus diesel demands, Ford video ads, and a new name for an old company. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Saturday... read more October 5, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Sep: Waiting On Better 2016 Models

Sales of plug-in electric cars in the U.S. had a low-to-average month in September, with the sole bright spot being the astounding sales of the BMW i3 electric hatchback. Two... read more October 5, 2015 by 

2016 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 diesel models, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Jaguar Land Rover Diesel Plans Move Ahead, Despite VW Emission Mess

Diesel engines may be suffering in the public eye due to the scale of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, but luxury carmakers are pushing forward with plans to... read more October 5, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model X launch in Fremont, California

Tesla Delivered 11,580 Cars In Q3; Can It Meet Full-Year Goal?

While it still refuses to report standard monthly U.S. sales like other carmakers, Tesla Motors now at least reports quarterly global sales of its electric cars. During the... read more October 5, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

European Makers: NOx Limits Must Rise For Real-World Emissions Tests

Carmakers in Europe, Asia, and North America have met exhaust emission limits for decades, as measured by strict standardized vehicle tests on dynamometers, or "rolling... read more October 5, 2015 by 

2015 Ford Focus Electric

Four Years In, Ford Releases First U.S. Focus Electric Ad (Video)

On most American streets and highways, the Ford Focus Electric is as rare a sight as some exotic sports cars. And unfortunately, some continued rather dismal sales numbers... read more October 5, 2015 by 


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