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Audi Q6 e-Tron All-Electric 'Coupe SUV' Confirmed For 2018

Audi Q6 e-Tron All-Electric 'Coupe SUV' Confirmed For 2018

Over the next few years, the German luxury establishment--including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--is expected to launch a barrage of electric car models in a belated attempt to take on startup Tesla Motors. For some time, it's been understood that one of those models will be an...

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

2016 Volvo XC90 Level 2 Charging, 2015 BMW i8 Sales, Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Today's Car News

Today, read about 240-volt Level 2 charging for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid SUV, the end of dealer markups for the 2015 BMW i8 coupe, and the... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Charging: The Basics You Need To Know

The number of plug-in electric cars on North American roads grows every year, and with them come new buyers. Each new electric-car driver will have a few things to learn, so... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

U.S. Drivers Covered Record High Number Of Miles So Far This Year

As the economy improves and gas prices remain low, Americans are consistently driving more. Data from the first quarter of 2015 indicates the U.S. is on track to reach a... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

Sexy BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Falls To Sticker Price As Dealer Markups Wane

Any insanely alluring, attractive, enticing car will likely see dealer markups when it first goes on sale. Ask any potential buyer of a new Chevy Corvette or Dodge Hellcat... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

IMF: Fossil Fuels Subsidies Are $5.3 Trillion A Year If Climate Costs Included

Climate change doesn't just present an environmental threat to human populations, it also has a tangible economic impact. Governments must invest in measures to combat... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 with AeroVironment TurboCord Level 2 charging cord

2016 Volvo XC90 T8: First Plug-In Hybrid With 240-Volt Charging Cord

The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" is the world's first seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV, and when it goes on sale this fall it will apparently claim another distinctive... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Tesla Door-Handle Failure, Toyota Prius Battery Theft, Nissan Leaf Buyout Incentive: Today's Car News

Today, Consumer Reports shows Tesla Model S door-handle issues haven't been completely expunged, Toyota Prius hybrid battery packs become the target of thieves in San... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

How Much Do Plug-In Hybrids Plug In? Volt Has Most Electric Miles, Data Shows

It's one of the big unknowns about plug-in hybrids: How much do they actually get plugged in? Battery-electric cars have to plug in to remain usable, but plug-in hybrids and... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D door handle, captured from Consumer Reports video, May 2015

Tesla Model S Door-Handle Failures Still Plague Electric Car, As Consumer Reports Learns

It is one of the more remarkable features of the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan: door handles that retract flush with the body until needed. But the retracting door... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Toyota Prius Owners: Beware Battery Theft, Perhaps By Inept Thieves

Car theft is something every owner has to worry about, whether the vehicle is powered by gasoline, electricity, or a combination of both, But sometimes, rather than stealing... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
Sir Stirling Moss in his Renault Twizy electric car, London, May 2015

Who Drives Electric? Famous Racing Driver Stirling Moss, It Turns Out

Celebrities are always a good way to draw attention to cars. Now the U.K. arm of French carmaker Renault has made a short video about one very well-known driver of its Twizy... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

2012, 2013 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Get $5,000 Lease Buyout Credit

Electric cars may be very different from their internal-combustion counterparts, but some aspects of the ownership experience are the same. Regardless of the powertrain... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

Tesla Gigafactory Drone Flyover, CA Plug-In Hybrid Green Stickers, German 'Eco Lane': Today's Car News

Today, we have a drone flyover of the Tesla "Gigafactory" site in Nevada, an update on California's green carpool-lane stickers for plug-in hybrids, and a German state's... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
Autobahn, Kamener Kreuz, Rush Hour (photo by Dirk Vorderstraße)

German State To Test City 'Eco Lane' For Cleanest Cars, Carpools

Carpool lanes have been an accepted part of the landscape in California for more than 40 years now. But they're less well-known in Europe, where bus lanes have taken priority... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
SolaRoad solar bicycle lane, The Netherlands

Solar Panels On Dutch Bike Lane Produce More Power Than Planned

Apparently, solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore. The Dutch company SolaRoad has long planned to build bike paths and roadways with embedded solar panels, using... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
 

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