Tesla falls even further as Consumer Reports ranks reliability

Tesla falls even further as Consumer Reports ranks reliability

The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports, garnering high ratings in the magazine's initial tests. But more recently, Consumer Reports has found fault with the initial build quality of the Model X crossover, and criticized Tesla's Autopilot system. That build-quality problems meant... read more

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2012 Infiniti LE Concept

Is Infiniti now ready to launch an electric car, after all?

Nissan's strong commitment to electric cars has not, so far, extended to its Infiniti luxury brand. While the six-year-old Nissan Leaf is the bestselling electric car in... read more October 25, 2016 by

Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Tesla Network ride-sharing service details to come next year?

In the updated "master plan" for Tesla Motors he released in July, CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla plans to continue pursuing self-driving cars, as well as a company-managed... read more October 24, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model X

Green Car Reports' 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Tesla Model X

Pretty much any Tesla electric car is bound to start a conversation. The low, tiny 2008 Roadster, the sleek and Jaguar-esque 2012 Model S sedan, or the company's latest car... read more October 21, 2016 by

Mercedes-Benz wireless inductive charging system

Mercedes-Benz S550e wireless charging comes into focus

The Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will likely be the first production car to offer wireless charging as a factory option. The availability of wireless... read more October 21, 2016 by

2017 BMW 530e iPerformance

BMW 530e next-generation plug-in hybrid sedan: photos, details

The BMW 5-Series has always slotted between the Bavarian maker's high-volume 3-Series and full-size 7-Series in size and price. But while BMW currently offers plug-in hybrid... read more October 19, 2016 by

Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi electric SUV to carry e-tron name (not Q6), a la first quattro

We've known for sometime that Audi will launch an all-electric utility vehicle in 2018, but there has been some confusion about what it will be called. It was widely believed... read more October 18, 2016 by

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

Long-delayed BMW i8 Spyder plug-in hybrid due in 2018

A convertible version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe was teased as far back as the 2012 New York Auto Show, when the i8 Spyder concept first debuted. But while the i8... read more October 17, 2016 by

Tesla Roadster Prototype for sale on eBay

How much is a prototype Tesla Roadster really worth?

How much would you pay to own one of the earliest Tesla Roadster electric sports cars? Early production models and prototypes of notable cars can often become valuable... read more October 15, 2016 by

Atvus electric car to be built by Atieva  [image: Recode, via California public-records request]

Atieva Atvus electric car image emerges; is it Tesla competition?

There's no shortage of putative rivals to electric-car maker Tesla Motors, from German luxury makers to other California startups. Thus far, of course, none have actually put... read more October 14, 2016 by

2017 Audi R8 e-tron

Off-again, on-again Audi R8 e-tron ended after 100 built

The Audi R8 e-tron—an all-electric version of the German automaker's R8 supercar—is no more. Less than two years after the production R8 e-tron was unveiled at... read more October 14, 2016 by

Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

What will be the most unexpected thing about Tesla Model 3? Poll results

Three long-range electric cars at affordable prices will move the industry forward over the next year or two. The Chevy Bolt EV is within several weeks of arriving at the... read more October 14, 2016 by

Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Does Tesla have plant, permits to build 500,000 electric cars a year?

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV is due at dealers within a couple of months, and little is known about the next Nissan Leaf. That leaves the Tesla Model 3 as the biggest question mark... read more October 12, 2016 by

2016 Lexus ES 300h

Lexus hybrids 'always charged,' says slogan (unlike electric cars)

Toyota has made it abundantly clear that it believes its hybrids and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are a better path to the future than battery-electric cars. The Japanese... read more October 12, 2016 by

2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible  -  First Drive

Electric Mini officially confirmed by BMW CEO, also electric BMW X3

It's increasingly evident that BMW will offer all-electric versions of existing models, departing from its previous strategy of building dedicated plug-in models under the... read more October 12, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Autopilot 8.0 better, still needs improvement, says Consumer Reports

The magazine Consumer Reports has been one of the most vocal critics of Tesla's Autopilot driver-assistance system. It has called for Tesla to disable Autopilot's... read more October 10, 2016 by


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