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Diesel lobby group slams VW mitigation plan, says it will miss clean-air targets

Diesel lobby group slams VW mitigation plan, says it will miss clean-air targets

The preliminary Volkswagen diesel settlement includes not only provisions for buybacks and vehicle modifications, but also funding for mitigation of the environmental damage caused by excess pollution from the affected TDI cars. A public comment period for the settlement—which received... read more

August 9, 2016 by -
 
Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

Is the elevated Chinese bus really practical? Could it work?

Last week, the massive Chinese elevated bus whose renderings had rocketed around the Internet made its first test run. The bus runs on rails embedded in the street, with room... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW 330e

BMW 330e plug-in hybrid ads: no wait for Tesla Model 3 needed

The Tesla Model 3 electric car, which its maker says will launch late next year with 200 miles of range and a $35,000 price, has caused a few shock waves across the car... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

Consumer Reports urges higher VW diesel buyback amounts

Last month, a federal judge gave preliminary approval to a settlement covering Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software. That settlement... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
Nissan BladeGlider

Olympics VIPs get rides in Nissan BladeGlider electric sports car

The Nissan BladeGlider electric sports car concept, which first appeared at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, is now back in the form of working prototypes that were unveiled in... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Four of 10 Ford Fusion mid-size sedans sold in LA are hybrids

In many ways, California is unlike the rest of the country. That is particularly true when it comes to green cars, which Californians buy with enthusiasm not seen in other... read more August 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Nissan seeks to sell AESC electric-car battery venture: report

Nissan, alone among high-volume electric car makers, owns half of the company that makes the battery cells for its cars. Tesla Motors doesn't own any of Panasonic, which has... read more August 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

Electric car emissions, 100,000 Chevy Volts, Tesla throwdown, VW diesel tests: The Week in Reverse

Who said existing automakers really aren't trying to sell electric cars? And what news cheered owners of Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles affected by the VW emission... read more August 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, yellow

Corvette plug-in hybrid, Chinese elevated bus, Tesla Gigafactory energy: Today's Car News

Today, we have a prediction that the next Chevrolet Corvette will get a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the first test run of the massive, road-straddling Chinese Transit Elevated... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, July 2016: the Model X factor

The second-generation Chevy Volt set a single-month Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales record in July with 385 sales, the equivalent of about 3500 sales in the American... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla Gigafactory energy: no solar panels yet, but no natural gas at all

Tesla has officially opened its lithium-ion battery cell "gigafactory," but the company still has substantial work to do. It must ramp up cell production in order to help... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

Huge Chinese road-straddling elevated bus carries first passengers (video)

You may have seen the renderings floating around the web, showing designs for a huge Chinese bus riding on rails over a multi-lane road. What a wild and wacky idea. Except... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in July: Volt passes 100,000 with strong numbers (more updates)

Last month marked a major milestone for U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars: the 100,000th Chevrolet Volt was delivered. It's the first car with a plug in any segment to... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Kia Niro

Kia to focus on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles before electrics, chief engineer says

Hyundai is aggressively pursuing its goal of becoming the second-biggest seller of green cars worldwide, behind only Toyota. To accomplish that, it is rolling out a diverse... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

Chevy Corvette plug-in hybrid performance monster coming, Lutz speculates

In almost six decades on sale, the Chevrolet Corvette has become a pop culture icon as well as a mainstay of American performance. So wouldn't it be a coup for electric cars... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (European model) prototype, Aug 2016

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, BMW ChargeNow by EVgo, Tesla criticizes: Today's Car News

Today, we have first impressions of the 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, BMW's expanded ChargeNow by EVgo electric-car charging service, and a Tesla executive's claim that... read more August 4, 2016 by


 

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