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Lucid (nee Atieva) to build luxury electric cars in Arizona factory

Lucid (nee Atieva) to build luxury electric cars in Arizona factory

Lucid Motors has become the latest startup automaker proposing to build electric cars in the U.S. The company—formerly known as Atieva—says it plans to break ground next year on a new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Lucid will begin production of its first electric car by 2018, it said...

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2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf preview

Six years after the current-generation of the first high-volume modern battery-electric car went on sale in the U.S., the 2017 Nissan Leaf carries on virtually unchanged from... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla to roll out Autopilot self-driving capabilities 'very soon'

Tesla Motors will soon begin rolling out software to restore lost Autopilot driver-assistance features, its CEO says, as a prelude to what the company claims will be the... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)

Faraday Future halts factory work, hopes to resume early 2017 (update)

Faraday Future's ambitious plans to launch a production electric car in less than two years appear to have hit a snag. Before the Chinese-backed startup can begin production... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatcbhack with Chevrolet Performance Parts

2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, hatchback renaissance, ethanol rule: Today's Car News

Today, read our first impressions of the 2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, see why the U.S. may be experiencing a hatchback renaissance, and find out the Environmental... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]

2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: first drive of electric two-seat car

On a hot, muggy day in south Florida, nothing is more comforting than knowing that your well-cooled car will make it to its destination. When that car is a reboot of the... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

EPA boosts required 2017 ethanol volume above expected level

Despite pressure to lower the amount of ethanol blended into the U.S. fuel supply, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has boosted its proposed ethanol volume for 2017... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3

Electric cars to get big boost from emissions rules on engines: report

Stricter global emissions standards may finally force the majority of established automakers to get serious about electric cars. But while automakers build more electric cars... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

Hatchback renaissance: are they seen as utility vehicles now?

The U.S. may be in the midst of a somewhat unlikely hatchback renaissance. Three- and five-door body styles have never been as popular in the U.S. as in other markets, with... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Consumer Reports' view of Tesla Model X: 'fast but flawed'

Consumer Reports has an interesting relationship with Tesla electric cars: it's complicated. The magazine initially praised the Tesla Model S, but pulled its "recommended"... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

2017 Zero electric motorcycles, Toyota battery R&D, electric car 'datathon': Today's Car News

Today, we look at the 2017 range of Zero electric motorcycles, a Toyota researcher discusses progress in battery research and development, and the White House prepares to... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Emissions collusion between VW and German agency runs deep: magazine

As the Volkswagen diesel scandal lumbers onwards, German media outlets have often broken the latest news and revelations from deep inside VW Group. While the German auto... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors production line for Tesla Model S, Fremont, California

Why Tesla Model 3 should use standard model-year changes: opinion

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has always followed a different path than the rest of the automobile industry. Among the ways it has violated industry convention is ignoring... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

2009 bet against hydrogen fuel-cell car sales: which side won?

There's nothing like a bet to make things interesting. The arrival of hydrogen fuel-cell cars has been anticipated for decades now, leading to many predictions of both... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf preview

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car gets a number of notable updates this year, including considerably increased range and a more powerful electric motor. Unveiled at the... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Fiat 500S

Fiat to slash prices on aging small car lines: report

When it launched in the U.S. back in late 2010, the current Fiat 500 marked the return of the storied Italian brand to these shores. The little three-door hatchback gave... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
 

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