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2017 BMW i3, electric-car sales, VW diesel woes, charging-station funds: The Week in Reverse

2017 BMW i3, electric-car sales, VW diesel woes, charging-station funds: The Week in Reverse

What electric car will get a 50-percent larger battery capacity for 2017—and a range of over 100 miles as a result? And, which completely non-green cars did we have a blast driving at high rates of speed around a Phoenix race track? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at... read more

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General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)

Chevy Bolt EV electric car to be GM-Lyft self-driving car testbed

It's the season of autonomous-car announcements, apparently. This week Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that the Silicon Valley giant would use the Detroit... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

BMW loses electric-car staff to Chinese startup, says it's unaffected

It seems that China is fast becoming a breeding ground for startups planning new electric cars. Many have been inspired by Tesla Motors, and hope to follow in the Silicon... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2010 Audi A3 TDI

Tesla Model S 75 kWh, Audi 'defeat device,' charging network investment: Today's Car News

Today, the Tesla Model S gets another battery-pack option, a report claims Audi developed a diesel "defeat device" in 1999, and two charging networks attract additional... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, April 2016: Model S sales ludicrous

With the Stanley Cup destined to be won by an American team for the 23rd straight year, Canadian hockey fans seemingly spent the month of April shopping. The country's... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 electric car and ChargePoint DC fast-charging station at Washington, DC, Auto Show, Jan 2015

ChargePoint, EVgo electric-car charging networks get more investment

It's shaping up to be a good week for electric-car charging infrastructure. Two separate national charging networks just announced additional investments that will help them... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales for April 2016: Volt romps, Leaf stagnates (update)

After the usual winter doldrums at the start of the year, April proved to be a good month for plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. March was a record-breaking month, and as... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
2010 Audi A3 TDI

VW diesel 'defeat' software built by Audi, which never used it

The Volkswagen Group's work with illegal "defeat device" software goes back even further than originally thought, a recent report found. Audi developed software to alter the... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Updated 2016 Tesla Model S also gets new 75-kWh battery option

The 2016 Tesla Model S electric car will soon offer the 75-kilowatt-hour battery pack that debuted recently on the Model X crossover. The addition was supposed to be... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i8 with BMW Home Charger Connect charging station

VW diesel buybacks, BMW vs Tesla, Ford 10-speed automatic: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the potential amounts Volkswagen may pay to buy back diesel cars, how BMW could compete more directly with Tesla, and the new 10-speed automatic... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf ads poke fun at Tesla Model 3 reservation queue

The Tesla Model 3 may be getting a lot of attention, but the company that's sold more electric cars than any other is hardly out of the game just yet. With production not... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW diesel buyback: what other automakers paid for used vehicles

A main aspect of the agreement between VW and the EPA to settle its diesel-emission cheating scandal is an offer by Volkswagen to buy back all 482,000 2.0-liter TDI diesel... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

How BMW can compete with Tesla electric cars: future i5, plug-in hybrids, says advocate

For a decade now, Tesla Motors has been the "black swan" of the auto industry. It's a California company startup, founded from scratch, using a new powertrain, that against... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
Ford 3.5-liter V-6 and 10-speed automatic transmission

2017 Ford F-150: new 10-speed automatic transmission, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6

The 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup will be the first mass-market vehicle to go on sale with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The transmission—co-developed with... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla's huge warehouse lease seems to be Model 3 preparation

Tesla Model 3 production isn't expected to start until the end of 2017 at the earliest, but the company appears to be making preparations for high volumes already. Like the... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Plug-in electric car sales, next Tesla, Mitsubishi fuel economy: Today's Car News

Today, we have plug-in electric car sales figures for April 2016, a hint at Tesla's future plans from CEO Elon Musk, and an update on the Mitsubishi fuel-economy scandal. All... read more May 3, 2016 by


 

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