This may be the most horrifying Tesla Model S electric car in the world

This may be the most horrifying Tesla Model S electric car in the world

When it comes to modifying cars, the sky's the limit. Given enough cash, car modifiers will go to extraordinary lengths to improve the performance of stock vehicles, or customize styling to make a mass-produced vehicle unique. But just because you can do something, that doesn't always mean you... read more

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2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Most VW diesel owners want the buyback, not a modified car

Under the terms of a proposed settlement, owners of Volkswagen 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software have two options. They can take a... read more September 6, 2016 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Does the Chevy Bolt EV make the Chevrolet Volt irrelevant? Is that a problem?

Sometime during the last three months of this year, the first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be delivered to its buyer in a blaze of flash photography and publicity. The... read more September 6, 2016 by

2016 Harley-Davidson Softtail Slim S by Ed Tahaney

Harleys with no emission controls: a much bigger problem than you know?

Like cars, new motorcycles leave the factory with emissions-control equipment that radically reduce the volume of various pollutants released through their exhaust. Those... read more September 6, 2016 by

Tesla Motors production line for Tesla Model S, Fremont, California

Musk begs Tesla staff to cut costs before company raises cash

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is on a mission to show positive cash flow in the third quarter of 2016. The carmaker has yet to turn a profit, and is currently in the midst of... read more September 6, 2016 by

Nissan Leaf on scenic drives in Europe

Nissan Leaf electric car on scenic coastal, rural drives in Europe: video

Summer may be coming to an end, but it might still be possible to squeeze in a road trip. At least, that's the message Nissan seems to be sending its European customers. The... read more September 5, 2016 by

George Matick Chevrolet, Redford, Michigan

A dealer trainer tried to buy a car; he now calls car dealers 'clueless'

In an ongoing battle with Tesla Motors, state auto dealer associations have continually touted the superiority of the traditional franchised dealer model. While surveys have... read more September 4, 2016 by

Opel Ampera-e

BMW i3 REx wrangle, Volt buyer's story, green cars in Paris, Tesla charging charges: The Week in Reverse

Why did one man have to visit so many dealerships to buy a plug-in electric car? And when do our Twitter followers think hydrogen fuel will be available everywhere in the... read more September 3, 2016 by

Ford 10-speed automatic transmission

Texas electric-car buying, Ford 10-speed automatic, Kia Rio details: Today's Car News

Today, one owner describes what it's like to buy an electric car in Texas, the 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck is set to launch next month with a new 10-speed... read more September 2, 2016 by

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Energi: how engineers increased fuel efficiency

Carmakers regularly tweak their powertrains to boost fuel efficiency or improve performance and drivability. Changes to EPA test cycles for 2017 mean that the agency's... read more September 2, 2016 by

DC fast-charging site in Nebbenes, Norway [photo: Norsk elbilforening]

World's largest fast-charging site opens in Norway: 28 electric cars can charge, all standards included

Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars. The country where plug-in cars make up a higher proportion of new-car sales than any... read more September 2, 2016 by

New Kia Rio

More details, photos of new Kia Rio to debut at Paris Motor Show

Subcompact hatchbacks and sedans may be a minor part of the U.S. market, but they're hugely important in the rest of the world. So the launch of a new generation of Kia Rio... read more September 2, 2016 by

2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

What it took to buy an electric car in Texas: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to locate and purchase or lease a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid somewhere in the heart of Texas oil country. Hoping to make... read more September 2, 2016 by

2017 Ford F-150

2017 Ford F-150 with 10-speed automatic to arrive at dealers next month

Beginning next month, buyers will be able to order the 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. The transmission—co-developed... read more September 2, 2016 by

BMW i8 Protonic Red Special Edition, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Samsung Hungarian battery plant to open in 2018, perhaps for BMW electric cars?

Anticipated increases in electric-car production in 2018 and later now have battery suppliers scrambling to add manufacturing capacity. One of the major players is Korean... read more September 2, 2016 by

VLF Destino

Paris Motor Show, plug-in electric car sales, Karma Revero vs VLF Destino: Today's Car News

Today, we preview the green cars of the 2016 Paris Motor Show, tally plug-in electric car sales for August 2016, and compare the Karma Revero and VLF Destino—two cars... read more September 1, 2016 by


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