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BMW i3 REx range extender: owner assesses pros and cons of limited-power engine

BMW i3 REx range extender: owner assesses pros and cons of limited-power engine

The BMW i3 electric car may be the most ambitious small car of recent years, bristling with new technology and innovation. Its carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body shell rides on an aluminum platform, and its all-electric powertrain may include an optional small engine. The battery-electric i3 also... read more

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Volkswagen plant

German shareholders sue VW over diesel emission scandal

Volkswagen has another lawsuit on its hands related to the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal. In addition to suits filed by hundreds of disgruntled customers and dozens of... read more March 4, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Justice Department, EPA Sue VW Over Diesel Cheating, Billions In Penalties Possible

The U.S. government has now sued Volkswagen over its diesel-emissions cheating. At the request of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice... read more January 5, 2016 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf SL

Nissan Leaf Battery Capacity Lawsuit: Court Approves Settlement

Nissan appears to have reached a final settlement with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit over Nissan Leaf electric-car batteries that now goes back almost three years. The... read more July 20, 2015 by


 
Battery symbol

Patent Fight Erupts Over Next-Generation Electric-Car Battery Chemistry

Electric cars may still make up just a tiny percentage of the vehicles on world roads, but the batteries that power them are already a big business. As with most industries... read more April 6, 2015 by


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Lawsuit Accuses Ford Of Infringing Hybrid Technology Patents, Once More

Ford isn't having much luck with its hybrid vehicles. Don't get us wrong, they're selling well, but after complaints that Ford's hybrids couldn't hit their stated EPA mileage... read more February 23, 2014 by


 
Henrik Fisker

Fisker Fate Up In Air After Last-Minute Bid; Founders Sued As Well

The fate of Fisker Automotive is back in court after a flurry of legal moves by various parties to the bankruptcy. A court hearing is scheduled for Friday, January 10, to... read more January 3, 2014 by


 
Envia Battery Technology

Collapse of Battery Startup Envia: What Really Happened

The race to find battery technologies of the future is not one without casualties. The trail left behind Envia, one of the most promising battery startups in recent years... read more December 20, 2013 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Ohio Car Dealers Sue To Block Tesla From Selling Cars In The State

Ohio isn't just a battleground state in presidential elections. Electric-car maker Tesla has been at odds with the state's car dealers over its company-owned stores, and the... read more December 19, 2013 by


 
Envia Battery Technology

Envia's High-Energy Battery Cell Mired In Dispute, GM Cancels Deal

Researchers and development firms regularly reveal battery-technology breakthroughs. Now, Envia Systems--one company that gained much public attention by promising such a... read more December 5, 2013 by


 
ECOtality DC fast charger  -  Portland, OR

DoE Halted Ecotality Payments; 12,000 Charging Stations To Have Plugs Recalled

Electric car charging network provider Ecotality announced Monday it had suspended trading due to "material adverse developments". The company, which sells charging equipment... read more August 14, 2013 by 20


 
2012 Chevrolt Volt Gas Station Advert

Is Electricity 'Fuel'? Dutch Gas Stations Sue To Stop Electric-Car Charging

Remember all that stuff we said recently about The Netherlands being a haven for electric vehicles? Maybe knock a few degrees of conviction off that statement, as it seems... read more July 11, 2013 by 36


 
Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court Won't Reverse EPA E15 Ethanol Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has been slow to rule on many of the biggest cases on this year's docket. Maybe that's because some of the justices are prone to procrastination, or... read more June 25, 2013 by 8


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

Fisker Layoffs Followed By Federal Lawsuit Over Lack Of Notification

The last few weeks have made painful reading for fans of electric car startup Fisker Automotive. It seems fate has a few more nails to bang in to Fisker's coffin. Automotive... read more April 8, 2013 by 2


 
2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan

Hyundai Will Settle Overstated Gas Mileage Lawsuits

Last November, Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia found themselves in hot, and rather deep water. An EPA investigation found each manufacturer had overstated its gas mileage... read more February 27, 2013 by 19


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

338 Fisker Karmas Wrecked By Sandy Waiting For Recall Parts

As luxury automaker Fisker prepares to battle in the courts over its Sandy-damaged Karmas, more details have emerged as to why its cars were sitting at Port Newark in the... read more January 4, 2013 by 3


 

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