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2017 Ford Escape quick drive review

2017 Ford Escape quick drive review

The Ford Escape has been a hugely popular small crossover SUV since its 2001 debut, and after a quick drive in the updated 2017 model, we're reminded why. While it's not the most capacious entry in the segment, the driving experience is more rewarded and the interior quality remains top-notch even... read more

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Samsung SDI battery plant in Xi'an, China

Samsung says sayonara to fuel cells, focuses on batteries for electric cars

South Korea's Samsung SDI has decided to drop its hydrogen fuel-cell division, and focus future development resources exclusively on batteries for electric cars. Samsung SDI... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
Genesis New York Concept

Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand to get electric cars as well: report

Hyundai's newly separated Genesis luxury brand may add electric cars to its lineup in the near future. The Korean carmaker previously sold the Genesis and Equus luxury sedans... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept, unveiled at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas

Tesla Model X software update, 2016 BMW X1 driven, Faraday Future 2nd factory: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promises a software update for the Model X to improve operation of its doors, we drive the 2016 BMW X1 crossover, and Faraday Future seeks a second... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
Map of electric motorcycle rider Ben Rich's Summer 2016 'four corners of the U.S.' road trip

To the four corners of the USA on an electric motorcycle

Seattle, Los Angeles, Florida, and Maine: the four corners of the continental U.S. Those points are where I intend to ride my 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle this summer... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW X1 xDrive 28i, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2016

2016 BMW X1 quick drive review

It looks like a BMW, offers relatively sporty roadholding for an SUV, and delivers a quiet, solid ride. The 2016 BMW X1 is so cleverly proportioned, in fact, that many buyers... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
VLF Destino

VLF Destino (Fisker Karma with V-8, sans electric parts) starts deliveries

The Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedan has been out of production since 2012, but two separate companies are trying to revive it. The remains of the bankrupt... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X door-control software to be updated, Musk says

Given Elon Musk's habit of revealing snippets of information when he talks, electric-car advocates, owners, and industry analysts pore over any live event at which the Tesla... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

New hood scoop feeds cool air to 2017 Chevy Silverado HD diesel truck

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD diesel pickup truck is getting a new piece of hardware to help its engine run more efficiently. Versions of the heavy-duty truck equipped... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept

Electric-car intender Faraday Future wants 2nd factory, in California this time

Chinese-backed startup Faraday Future still hasn't released details of its first production electric car, but it's already eyeing a second factory. Faraday is moving ahead... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
Volvo 40.1 concept

Volvo CEO says hybrids will supplant diesels, even in Europe

Even though it has experienced some ripples of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Europe remains a diesel stronghold. Diesels have been popular in Europe for decades because... read more June 5, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3 4-door HB Headlight

BMW electric SUV, Tesla demands, VW batteries, maxi Mini: The Week in Reverse

Which notorious disaster site has been proposed as a hydrogen production site for fuel-cell vehicles? And, what does electric-car maker Tesla Motors demand that its owners... read more June 4, 2016 by


 
2014 Fiat 500e  -  Quick Drive, September 2014

Electric-car battery costs, Fiat 500e recall, Mini inflation: Today's Car News

Today, researchers say rising lithium prices won't affect electric-car battery costs, the Fiat 500e electric car is recalled for a software issue, and a clever stunt shows... read more June 3, 2016 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Electric-car battery costs not too sensitive to lithium prices

Relatively low lithium-ion battery-cell prices are crucial to keeping the prices of electric cars reasonable. But how much does the volatility of the price of lithium itself... read more June 3, 2016 by


 
Cardboard 1959 Morris Mini Minor fits in Mini Countryman (Photo by 'Practical Classics')

How big is a new Mini? Big enough to fit the old one inside

They may still be smaller than most other new cars, but today's lineup of Mini models aren't really all that "mini" these days. They're quite generously sized, in fact, when... read more June 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Fiat 500e

Fiat 500e electric cars recalled to fix software glitch: more than 16,000 affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling more than 16,000 2013 through 2016-model-year Fiat 500e electric cars to address a software glitch. Faulty software could cause... read more June 3, 2016 by


 

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