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French prosecutors to investigate Fiat Chrysler for 'aggravated cheating' on diesel emissions

French prosecutors to investigate Fiat Chrysler for 'aggravated cheating' on diesel emissions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to be dogged by allegations that it cheated on various diesel-emissions tests. In the U.S., the company faces two lawsuits alleging that diesel vehicles use "defeat device" software to circumvent emissions tests in a similar manner to Volkswagen's cheating TDI...

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London Taxi Company TX5

Plug-in hybrid London taxi plant opens in U.K., owned by Chinese firm Geely

Few vehicles are as iconic as the London black cab, known the world over for its upright shape and ubiquity (although many of them aren't black any more). But under the... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla electric cars have quality issues, but owners love them regardless

Tesla electric cars have many notable and pioneering qualities. Faultless reliability has not necessarily been one of them. Since the Model S launched in 2012, multiple... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
Production line at GM’s Orion Assembly plant in Michigan

Ignore politicians: lower fuel-economy rules don't create jobs, analyst says

A common refrain among critics of current and future fuel-economy standards is that the need to comply with them produces job cuts in the auto industry. It's a theme picked... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

First high-volume VW electric car must arrive by 2020, CEO says, mostly for China

As it tries to put the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal behind it, VW Group is focusing its future on electric cars. The Volkswagen brand within the sprawling German company... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Chevrolet Bolt EV pricing, Tesla Model 3 update, hybrid mid-size sedans: Today's Car News

Today, Chevrolet Bolt EV pricing fluctuates, the Tesla Model 3 may skip one of Tesla's prototype phases, and we look at 2017-model hybrid mid-size sedans. All this and more... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV pricing across U.S.: some discounts, some markups on electric car

With a base price of $37,495 and an EPA-rated range of 238 miles, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has no real direct competition at the moment. All other electric cars in its... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
Electric-car advocate Bjorn Nyland shows off Vulkan parking garage, Oslo, Norway  [video, Mar 2017]

World's largest electric-car charging site in parking facility: in Norway, of course (video)

Parking garages often aren't very well-lit, and a video tour of one may not sound like a particularly enjoyable way to spend time. But if you're an electric-car driver or... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Mirai

What's the most important fuel-cell car so far? Poll results

About 600,000 plug-in electric cars have been sold in the U.S. in the past 10 years. The number for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles is lower: as of the end of last month, it's... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3: beta phase to be skipped, will go straight to production?

Development of new vehicles, especially if they're on underpinnings that haven't been used in previous models, follows a very predictable schedule. First, a concept car is... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Bill making it harder for scientists to sit on EPA Science Board advances

Since the election of Donald Trump, considerable attention has focused on how a candidate who campaigned on promoting fossil fuels would treat the Environmental Protection... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

2017 hybrid mid-size sedans: all the entries, plus what's due for 2018

The mid-size sedan was once the default for a majority of U.S. car buyers. While the segment's position has been eroded by the rise of crossover utility vehicles of many... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Michigan utility cancels electric-car charging stations after opposition

In multiple states, electric utilities are beginning to establish networks of electric-car charging stations. But plans for such a network in Michigan recently hit a... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Toyota C-HR first drive

Sport-utility vehicles started out as truck offshoots, essentially tall wagon bodies on truck underpinnings. Think of the first Chevy Suburban in 1935, which remained a... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Electric-car range, Tesla Model S lineup shuffle, UPS grows natural-gas fleet: Today's Car News

Today, we look at whether 100 miles of range is enough to lure electric-car buyers, the Tesla Model S 60 and 60D variants are discontinued, and UPS plans to spend $90 million... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
Pininfarina H600 concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Hybrid Kinetic electric luxury car, with turbine range extender, to be built in China

Several Chinese or Chinese-backed automotive startups are currently trying to replicate the success of Tesla by designing and selling their own luxury electric cars. But... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
 

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