Tesla 100D versions, Faraday Future crossover, CAFE fight: Today's Car News

Tesla 100D versions, Faraday Future crossover, CAFE fight: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla launches longer-range 100D versions of the Model S and Model X, a vehicle that could be Faraday Future's first production electric car appears in Los Angeles, and automakers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scuffle over Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards... read more

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CAFE battle, electric-car growth, fracking industry targets Millennials: Today's Car News

Today, an auto-industry lobbying group takes aim at Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, a new study argues that more electric cars will be needed to meet... read more August 22, 2016 by

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Oil and gas fracking industry targets Millennials for support

The oil and gas industries certainly know how to tailor their messages to specific demographics. The process of hydraulic fracturing—commonly known as... read more August 22, 2016 by

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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, 2017 Audi A4 Ultra, truck emissions rules: Today's Car News

Today, we have details on the electric Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept and 2017 Audi A4 Ultra, as well as new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions rules for... read more August 19, 2016 by

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EPA releases final heavy-truck emissions rules

The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled this week its final rules for reducing emissions from heavy-duty trucks, including semitractor-trailers, buses, and other heavy... read more August 19, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Utah fight, VW diesel advice, Transportation emissions grow: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla sticks with plans to take its latest dealer fight to the Utah Supreme Court, our latest poll looks at what advice readers would give to friends with Volkswagen... read more August 18, 2016 by

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

What advice would you give a friend with a VW diesel? Our poll results

It's the question on hundreds of thousands of VW diesel owners' minds: what should I do? Should I simply sell the car back to Volkswagen, now that I know what amount I'm... read more August 18, 2016 by

Infiniti VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbocharged) engine

VW electric-car funds, Infiniti VC-T engine, bigger cars: Today's Car News

Today, electric-car charging companies ask for independent oversight of $2 billion in Volkswagen diesel fines, the variable-compression Infiniti VC-T engine is scheduled for... read more August 17, 2016 by

2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid

VW diesel negotiations, Ford Model E, Subaru electric crossover: Today's Car News

Today, the Justice Department begins negotiating with Volkswagen after concluding that company actions related to the use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars qualify... read more August 16, 2016 by

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VW diesel acts were likely criminal, U.S. finds; settlement talks underway

The proposed $15 billion settlement between Volkswagen and regulators over its emission-cheating diesel cars is winding toward final approval, but VW's miseries are far from... read more August 16, 2016 by

Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Electric-car battery updates, Tesla flagship store, Audi regenerative shock absorbers: Today's Car News

Today, we look at why automakers don't offer battery upgrades for electric cars, Tesla opens a new flagship store in San Francisco, and Audi demonstrates shock absorbers that... read more August 15, 2016 by

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U.S. states agreed to keep Exxon climate-deception probe secret: here's why

As far back as the 1970s, Exxon conducted research that confirmed the occurrence of climate change—and that burning fossil fuels is a major contributor to it. But the... read more August 14, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla lifesaver, 'urban' Chevy Bolt, BMW vs Tesla, VW buyback amounts: The Week in Reverse

Why would an electric car be as bad as a refrigerator? Or as coffee? And what did the FTC specifically warn Volkswagen dealers not to do? This is our look back at the Week In... read more August 13, 2016 by

2017 BMW 740e xDrive i Performance

FTC warns VW dealers, 2017 BMW 740e plug-in hybrid, Tesla manufacturing impact: Today's Car News

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns Volkswagen dealers not to mislead customers about diesel buybacks, the 2017 BMW 740e xDrive i Performance plug-in hybrid makes... read more August 12, 2016 by

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U.K. businesses slowly moving away from diesel cars: survey

Europe has been loyal to diesel cars for decades, but it seems that loyalty is now starting to fade. Diesels have been popular because of their high fuel economy, but as the... read more August 12, 2016 by

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

FTC warns VW dealers not to mislead owners about buybacks

Volkswagen diesel owners are still waiting for final approval of the proposed settlement that will allow VW to buy back their cars. But on Tuesday, the Federal Trade... read more August 12, 2016 by


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