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China tweaks electric-car plans to reward success, reduce fraud

China tweaks electric-car plans to reward success, reduce fraud

Over the past few years, China's government has aggressively promoted electric cars in the hope that mass adoption will help alleviate the country's infamous air pollution. But China's electric-car policies are now in flux. The government previously relied on subsidies to encourage sales, a model... read more

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Toyota Setsuna concept car, 2016 Milan Design Week

Toyota Setsuna electric car concept: wood body, 28-mph speed

Toyota's reluctance to entertain the notion that battery-electric cars have any place in the future of zero-emission vehicles is well documented by now. So it was a surprise... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Canada to echo U.S. fuel economy regulations for heavy-duty trucks

In its efforts to increase the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks, the U.S. government now has a partner in its neighbor to the north. Canada plans to echo upcoming U.S... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future

Faraday puts up $75 million bond to reassure Nevada on factory

Following its successful bid for the Tesla lithium-ion battery "Gigafactory," Nevada landed a second electric-manufacturing project as well. it's the proposed Faraday Future... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
Production version of VW’s CrossBlue concept to be built in Chattanooga

EPA could hurt U.S. jobs with diesel scandal fines, VW labor chief warns

The ongoing Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal was newly roiled by this week's news that the company's U.S. CEO Michael Horn was leaving the company, effective immediately... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla electric cars are step to Carl Sagan's future vision: fan video

One of the more seminal thinkers of the late 20th century may have been Carl Sagan who, through his work producing the "Cosmos" television series and other venues, sought to... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

Tesla racing series, VW U.S. CEO departs, Mercedes wireless charging: Today's Car News

Today, organizers plan a racing series for the Tesla Model S electric car, Volkswagen's U.S. CEO leaves abruptly as the diesel scandal continues, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S... read more March 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6: fuel economy review of luxury diesel SUV

Buyer expectations of a silent, refined driving experience traditionally kept diesel engines out of the upper echelons of the automotive market, but times have definitely... read more March 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Smart ForTwo (European model)

Best deals on hybrid, electric, small, efficient cars for March 2016

With spring just around the corner, it's once again time to look at the best deals on green cars. And there are quite a few notable deals on hybrids, plug-in hybrids... read more March 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

2017 Mercedes S 550e plug-in hybrid to get wireless charging

Wireless charging for electric cars is one technology that always seems to be approaching deployment, but hasn't quite gotten there yet. Several companies make... read more March 10, 2016 by


 
Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, in 'Dieselgate' video

VW values, sales continue to fall as U.S. CEO leaves abruptly

Another shoe dropped yesterday in the continuing Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, as VW Group of America announced the immediate departure of its president and... read more March 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S electric-car racing series to launch next year

Some car fans don't connect with racing series because their purpose-built, open-wheel race cars bear no resemblance to anything they see on the street. And perhaps the same... read more March 10, 2016 by


 
2017 Maserati Levante, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

BMW Vision Next 100, VW diesel delay, Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid: Today's Car News

Today, BMW unveils a zero-emission concept car for its 100th anniversary, Volkswagen lawyers say the company delayed announcing its diesel cheating in order to cut a deal... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

Electric cars in Canada: 6 good-news events for buyers, drivers

Canadian electric-vehicle policy seems to be enjoying its own annus mirabilis, or "wonderful year," during 2016. While "a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step,"... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Maserati Levante

Maserati Levante SUV to get plug-in hybrid version via Pacifica minivan

At the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler unveiled its first production plug-in electric model, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Perhaps not surprisingly, its... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Daimler to spend $500 million on electric-car battery factory

As global automakers gear up to produce higher volumes of plug-in electric cars, their battery strategies vary. Some buy in both lithium-ion cells and complete battery packs... read more March 9, 2016 by


 

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