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Road for electric trucks with trolley-like catenary opens in Sweden

Road for electric trucks with trolley-like catenary opens in Sweden

The relatively short ranges and long charging times of current lithium-ion battery packs have hindered the development of electric long-haul trucks. But who said a truck had to carry its entire supply of electricity onboard? A section of highway near the city of Gävle Sweden now features... read more

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BMW i8 Mirrorless concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Japan may beat U.S. to allowing camera-based side mirrors

The first Tesla Model X renderings may have shown unobtrusive camera pods in place of side-view mirrors, but production models have conventional mirrors. That's because Tesla... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Autopilot crash: what one Model S owner has to say

The NHTSA has now said it will investigate two separate crashes reportedly involving a Tesla electric car operating with the Autopilot feature engaged. Media coverage on the... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

What do VW dealers get from the diesel-emission settlement?

Volkswagen diesel owners aren't the only ones affected by the VW's ongoing emissions cheating scandal. The company's dealers have acutely felt the impact of the scandal, in... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
Eximus 1 electric railcar at Delsbo Electric 2016

Most efficient all-electric railcar competition won by Swedes

Engineering students who want to set new efficiency records for cars can enter contests like the Shell Eco Marathon or World Solar Challenge. But there's also a competition... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) on a Peugeot 308

Tesla Autopilot crashes, used electric cars, Peugeot fuel economy discrepancy: Today's Car News

Today, additional Tesla Autopilot crashes surface, used electric cars prove popular with consumers, and PSA Peugeot Citroën admits that its cars' real-world fuel economy... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Few green cars up for North American Car & Truck of the Year awards

Every year, a panel of U.S. and Canadian automotive journalists hands out the National American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards at the Detroit Auto Show. But the... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, June 2016: volte-face for the Volt

Paced by the Chevrolet Volt, Canada may have had its first-ever month in which 1,000 plug-in electric vehicle were sold. Volt sales continued to soar in Canada during June... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Peugeot 308 GTI

Peugeot admits real-world gas mileage is far lower than ratings

PSA Peugeot Citroën has become the first carmaker to admit that its published fuel-economy ratings simply do not match up with reality. The announcement comes in the... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Used electric cars sell quickly even as new sales remain flat

While reported sales of new electric cars remain relatively stagnant, used electric cars seem to be turning into a hot commodity. Lower prices are making used electric... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

Early Mercedes fuel-cell driver's 'sobering assessment' to industry

As the old saying goes, you can identify the pioneers by the arrows in their backs. Being an early adopter of new technologies can be exciting, but it can also require... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Natural Gas

Tesla Model 3 challenges, Faraday Future vs Nevada, OK natural-gas stations: Today's Car News

Today, the challenges Elon Musk must overcome to launch the Tesla Model 3, questions from Nevada's treasurer over Faraday Future's ambitious plans, and why Oklahoma may be... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Driving on a Public Road

Six Tesla Model 3 challenges Elon Musk has to overcome

Tesla Motors says it will start building its Model 3 sedan sometime between July and December next year, and it's targeting production of 100,000 in that period. That's... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Oklahoma claim: first state with natural-gas fueling on highways

Several states have made concerted efforts to create adequate charging infrastructure for electric cars. And California now boasts a handful of hydrogen fueling stations... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)

Faraday Future vs Nevada treasurer: electric cars vs taxpayer protection

Self-made millionaires often possess an innate belief that they can create products and companies where none existed before. But with companies come factories, and with... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

VT electric utility sells Tesla Powerwall batteries to its customers

Tesla now has a new—and somewhat unexpected—ally in promoting its Powerwall home energy-storage battery packs. A Vermont electric utility is now selling the... read more July 6, 2016 by


 

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