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Mercedes-Benz electric cars: more details of 4 models for 2020 emerge

Mercedes-Benz electric cars: more details of 4 models for 2020 emerge

All three German luxury car makers now have plans to launch battery-electric vehicles before 2020 to counter the unlikely success of California's Tesla Motors. Whether their electric cars are sedans, SUVs, or both, they will likely be sized and priced to compete with the Tesla Model S and Model X...

May 24, 2016 by -
 
Fuel gauge

48-volt mild hybrid systems: what they do, how they change the car

To meet stricter fuel-economy standards, carmakers will have to rely more on all varieties of electrification in the coming years. That means more battery-electric and... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
Image of supposed Chevrolet Jolt EV electric coupe shown on ChevroletJoltEV.com website, May 2016

Selling an electric car is easy, says creator of fictional Chevy Jolt EV

First, there was the Volt. Then came the Bolt, later renamed the Bolt EV. Now, there's the Jolt EV, the third Chevrolet electrical car. At least, that's what appeared on a... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Traverse

GM big SUV buyers to get gift cards or protection plan for fuel-economy errors (updated)

General Motors will compensate owners of three large crossover SUV models for misstated fuel economy on window stickers with a choice of a debit card or an expanded... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
Volvo 40.2 concept

Volvo will build compact electric car in 2019, along with larger model

Volvo recently previewed a pair of concept cars built on the platform that will support its first all-electric vehicle to go into production. Both "40 series" concepts use... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Toyota at 9 million hybrids, now makes more than 1 million a year

Toyota has reached yet another hybrid-production milestone since launching the original Prius in Japan in 1997. Nine months after building its 8-millionth hybrid, Toyota says... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 targets: 100K in 2017, 400K in 2018, say skeptical suppliers

Tesla Motors' audacious goal of building half a million cars a year by the end of 2018 will require boosting its production by a factor of 10 over just two and a half years... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
Nissan xStorage battery pack for energy storage

Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

The Nissan Leaf electric car doesn't compete directly with any of the luxury models from Tesla Motors, but Nissan is now targeting Tesla in a different arena. The Japanese... read more May 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Cadillac ELR

BMW electric-car lawsuit, Tesla Model 3 deposits, RIP Cadillac ELR: The Week in Reverse

Which long-challenged luxury electric car was finally, quietly euthanized by its maker? And, what kind of new vehicle has inventor Nikola Tesla given his name to now? This is... read more May 21, 2016 by


 
2016 GMC Acadia

BMW i3 REx lawsuit, GM SUV compensation, Gas demand rising: Today's Car News

Today, the BMW i3 REx extended-range electric car is the subject of a lawsuit, General Motors is expected to compensate owners who bough large crossover SUVs with inaccurate... read more May 20, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric taxi for Madrid

Madrid to get world's largest electric taxi fleet of Nissan Leafs

The Nissan Leaf is not only the world's best-selling electric car, but also probably the world's most popular electric taxi. Leaf taxis operate in several European countries... read more May 20, 2016 by


 
Gas pump

Gasoline demand rises in U.S., China, and India; more growth expected

Gasoline prices, which fell below $2 a gallon in many parts of the United States over the winter, have been slowly rising again. And given the supply-and-demand equations in... read more May 20, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

BMW i3 REx electric-car lawsuit: range-extender power loss alleged

The BMW i3 is the only electric car in the world sold with an optional range-extending engine to increase driving capability beyond the range provided by the battery. The... read more May 20, 2016 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2014 BMW i3, Hudson Valley, NY, Nov 2014

What brands do Tesla buyers also look at? BMW should worry

Looking at their future product plans, the established German luxury carmakers have now clearly started to take electric-car maker Tesla Motors seriously. Audi, BMW... read more May 20, 2016 by


 
LAPD Tesla Model S P85D

Germany's incentives, cops in Teslas, Suzuki's woes: Today's Car News

Today, Germany goes ahead with its plan to incentivize plug-in hybrids and EVs, Tesla Model 3 reservations top 373,000 after the dust has settled, Suzuki's woes may be... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 Protonic Red Special Edition, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

BMW iNext concept previews electric sedan flagship to come in 2021

BMW will launch an all-electric flagship sedan in 2021 that will supplant its current top-of-the-line 7-Series range, it said yesterday. The model will be previewed by a... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
 

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