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Germans to build own unique electric vans for postal service

Germans to build own unique electric vans for postal service

Deutsche Post, Germany's postal service, wants to use electric vehicles, and it's going to great lengths to achieve that goal. It will build its own electric vans, in fact. In 2012, Deutsche Post debuted prototype electric vans built by startup StreetScooter, and in 2014 it acquired the company... read more

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Utopia sedan concept by designer Brooks Stevens, 1960  [image courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum]

Fuel-cell concepts from 50 years ago: famed designer Brooks Stevens

Most car buyers would be hard-pressed to name a single automobile designer working today. But it wasn't always that way: names like Raymond Loewy and Harley Earl were known... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

Diesel scandal to hurt plug-in hybrids, former Fiat exec says

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to calls for more real-world emission testing outside laboratory conditions, in order to catch future cheating. That could be bad news... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Nissan Sway Concept  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos

Next Nissan Leaf to be followed by electric SUV, sports car?

While the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt EV have gotten the lion's share of electric-car press lately, the Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling plug-in vehicle in history... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Air Liquide hydrogen fueling station

Sites of four Northeast hydrogen fueling stations announced by Air Liquide

California is the only U.S. state with substantial hydrogen fueling infrastructure, but now one company is giving the Northeast some attention. Air Liquide plans to open a... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Cooling tower at power plant, by Flickr user Paul J Everett (Used under CC License)

Would Tesla want a former nuclear plant as a French factory? Government offers it up

What do you do with a decommissioned nuclear power plant? If you're the French government, you offer the land it sits on to Tesla Motors as a potential new factory site... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X owned by Ron Merkord, March 2016  [photo: David Noland]

2016 Tesla Model X electric SUV first drive by Model S owner

Its maker is doing a great job these days of quarantining the new 2016 Tesla Model X electric crossover SUV from unwanted prying eyes. The only folks lucky enough to get up... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Tesla Model 3 reservations, Model X driven, Ford 'Model E': Today's Car News

Today, Tesla Model 3 reservations reach 325,000, a Model S owner takes a first drive in the Tesla Model X, and Ford is rumored to be developing a new dedicated hybrid called... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla Model 3 reservations rise to 325,000 after one week

Getting more than a quarter of a million people around the world to put down $1,000 apiece for a car they won't get for another two years is a remarkable feat. When Elon Musk... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

BYD launches two new all-electric sedans for Chinese market

Chinese automaker BYD may be largely invisible in the U.S., but it's thriving in its home market. Last year, the company sold more highway-capable electric cars and plug-in... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid 5dr HB SEL Grille

2019 Ford 'Model E' hybrid, electric car coming from Mexico plant?

Two years ago, Ford successfully fought efforts by Tesla Motors to register the name "Model E" for what we now know as the Tesla Model 3, unveiled last week to great fanfare... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark EV

California car incentives may expand to more low-income buyers

California may soon expand a program aimed at helping lower-income individuals switch to more efficient cars. The Golden State previously launched "cash for clunkers"... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for January-February 2016

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold more electric cars than any other company, with most of those sales coming from the Nissan brand. The Nissan Leaf is the bestselling... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla Model X towing, Model 3 interior mystery, electric motorcycles: Today's Car News

Today, how towing impacts range in the Tesla Model X, why the Tesla Model 3 interiors shown to journalists last week may not be real, and how riders cover long distances on... read more April 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X trailer towing: how much range impact on electric SUV?

The Tesla Model X boasts towing capability beyond that of any other electric car. As with other crossover SUVs, it's expected that at least some Model X owners will use their... read more April 6, 2016 by


 
Electric-vehicle charging during cross-country 'Ride The Future' tour, Summer 2013

Long-distance rides on electric motorcycles: here's how they do it

Lately there have been more and more stories of people riding electric motorcycles long distances. As one of the few people who have gone on a 1,000-plus-mile ride on an... read more April 6, 2016 by


 

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