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VW diesel buybacks, BMW vs Tesla, Ford 10-speed automatic: Today's Car News

VW diesel buybacks, BMW vs Tesla, Ford 10-speed automatic: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the potential amounts Volkswagen may pay to buy back diesel cars, how BMW could compete more directly with Tesla, and the new 10-speed automatic transmission and 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 for the 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla... read more

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Ford 3.5-liter V-6 and 10-speed automatic transmission

2017 Ford F-150: new 10-speed automatic transmission, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6

The 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup will be the first mass-market vehicle to go on sale with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The transmission—co-developed with... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla's huge warehouse lease seems to be Model 3 preparation

Tesla Model 3 production isn't expected to start until the end of 2017 at the earliest, but the company appears to be making preparations for high volumes already. Like the... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Plug-in electric car sales, next Tesla, Mitsubishi fuel economy: Today's Car News

Today, we have plug-in electric car sales figures for April 2016, a hint at Tesla's future plans from CEO Elon Musk, and an update on the Mitsubishi fuel-economy scandal. All... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition

BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe to get longer range, other updates: report

The updated 2017 BMW i3 electric car debuted earlier this week with several notable changes, including a larger battery pack BMW says will allow for 114 miles of range. With... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
Matthias Müller

VW CEO's 'plea for mercy' to Obama over diesel cheating scandal

Sometimes the language and imagery of a news story is so startling that you're drawn to read it despite yourself. (The writer gets double points if it you're lured in without... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Can Malibu Hybrid volume cut costs, kickstart sales for Chevy Volt?

General Motors is trying to get as much use as possible out of the current-generation Chevrolet Volt's plug-in hybrid powertrain. A very similar version without the plug is... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

After Model 3, what will Tesla's 4th electric-car line be?

It won't enter production for almost two years, but the Tesla Model 3 has already made a splash. Hundreds of thousands of people have put down refundable $1,000 deposits for... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi retests U.S. fuel economy after EPA request, confirms 2013-2017 ratings (update)

The dominos continue to fall as more and more carmakers are investigated for accuracy in their testing of emissions and fuel economy over longer periods of time. While... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

2017 BMW i3, VW diesel update, Tesla Model 3 tax credits: Today's Car News

Today, we have details on the 2017 BMW i3 electric car, news that Volkswagen is delaying a report on its diesel cheating, and a theory of how Tesla could get more tax credits... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

How Tesla could keep some tax incentives for Model 3

Tesla's success so far in selling its Model S and Model X electric cars—and attracting reservations for the Model 3—is good news for the company, but not... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
MINI Rocketman Concept MkII

Next electric MINI confirmed by development team?

Before the BMW i3, there was the MINI E. Along with the BMW ActiveE—based on the 1 Series coupe—this electric version of the second-generation BMW MINI was built... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Volkswagen misses own deadline for diesel-cheating report, now expected by end of year

Ten days ago, a major milestone in the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal was reached. On Thursday, April 21, VW and the EPA agreed on the broad-stroke outlines of a plan to... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 Formula E pace car

How wireless charging works for electric cars, explained

Today's electric-car drivers are used to plugging them in to recharge, but technology now exists that would allow them to cut the cord. Wireless charging for electric cars is... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3: up to 114 miles of range from 50-percent battery increase

For its fourth year on the market, the 2017 BMW i3 electric car gets a huge boost in battery capacity and hence its EPA-rated range. The battery capacity rises 50 percent... read more May 1, 2016 by


 
1978 Ferrari 308 GTS electric-car conversion

Electric Ferrari, Magnum, P.I. style

What do you do with a toasted Ferrari? This 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS looks like it drove straight out of an episode of Magnum, P.I., but underneath it's very different from that... read more May 1, 2016 by


 

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