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Next Nissan Leaf confirmed for 60-kwh battery, 200 miles of range

Next Nissan Leaf confirmed for 60-kwh battery, 200 miles of range

The second-generation Nissan Leaf will have a range of at least 200 miles, provided by a new battery pack with a capacity of 60 kilowatt-hours. This will help the next version of the Leaf compete effectively with the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the future Tesla Model 3. Nissan global...

June 22, 2016 by -
 
Updated Tesla Model S conversion kit from Unplugged Performance

Tesla Model S body upgrade kit makes older cars look like new 2016s

The Tesla Model S recently received its first styling update since going on sale four years ago. The most visible change is a new, smoother front-fascia design that dispenses... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

California electric-car rebates caught up in politics as cash runs out

California's electric-car rebate program has exhausted its funding, and allocating more money has proved somewhat difficult. All applications since June 10 have been placed... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
2006 Toyota Prius and 2015 Nissan Leaf  [photo: John C. Briggs]

Nissan Leaf electric vs Toyota Prius hybrid: which is lower on cost, emissions?

Sometimes, when tucking in for the evening, you can't help but wonder: did I really make the right choice? Could I have done better? Even now, could I still do better? This... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 electric car: longer-range battery, but current 81-mile model to stay

The 2017 BMW i3 will go on sale this fall with significant updates, most notably a higher-capacity battery pack. Its capacity rises a full 50 percent, from 22 to 33... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

Floating Tesla Model S, 2017 EPA testing tweaks, Mercedes wireless charging: Today's Car News

Today, a short video indicates that the Tesla Model S can float, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduces changes to its gas-mileage testing for the 2017... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Porsche product manager trash-talks Tesla over Ludicrous mode performance

After several years of dismissing the Silicon Valley carmaker, established German luxury carmakers now seem to be taking Tesla Motors seriously. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
Gas pump

Gas mileage ratings for some 2017 cars to fall as EPA tweaks tests

The steady rise of corporate average fuel economy rules through 2025 puts increasing pressure on manufacturers to boost the gas mileage of all vehicles. Lately, carmakers are... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan to April

When it comes to global electric-car sales, the Renault-Nissan Alliance leads the way. The conjoined carmakers have sold more electric cars than any others, and the Nissan... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S 'swimming' through flooded underpass, June 2016  [YouTube video by Sanzhar Altayev]

Tesla Model S can float, for short periods: Musk (video)

It's a grainy, jittery 44-second mobile-phone video, with the Blue Danube Waltz in the background. And it's suddenly relevant because that master of publicity, Tesla Motors... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz wireless inductive charging system

Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid to offer wireless charging

Some carmakers have experimented with wireless charging, and certain third-party suppliers offer systems that can be retrofitted to existing vehicles. But Mercedes-Benz may... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine with Polestar Performance Optimization

Most powerful Volvo ever is a plug-in hybrid SUV. Really.

The Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid SUV is now the most powerful production Volvo ever, thanks to tweaks from in-house tuner Polestar. Polestar started out as an... read more June 19, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Electric-car sales, plug-in Mercedes fuel-cell SUV, VW diesel delay: The Week in Reverse

Which huge global automaker promised to launch 30 all-electric cars over the next 10 years? And, what unique feature does the fuel-cell powertrain in a future Mercedes-Benz... read more June 18, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW diesel owners have lost $1,500 in value on their cars: price analysis

With full details of the Volkswagen diesel cheating settlement postponed again, VW TDI owners have an extra week to contemplate their diesel cars without knowing what they'll... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen diesel delay, Toyota hybrid battery costs, Tesla Model X towing: Today's Car News

Today, the deadline for a final Volkswagen diesel settlement is delayed by one week, we look at Toyota hybrid battery-pack costs, and the Tesla Model X reveals shortcomings... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
Tomcar LV1

Australian electric off-roader will never see the light of day

Over the last decade, the Australian car industry has been in a long-term decline. Ford, General Motors, and Toyota have all decided to end local vehicle production, opting... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
 

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