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Clean Power Plan carbon cuts may survive, even if Trump EPA kills rule

Clean Power Plan carbon cuts may survive, even if Trump EPA kills rule

The Clean Power Plan’s future looks uncertain at best under President Donald Trump. The commander-in-chief appears to be urging American utility companies to pivot back towards burning coal to produce electricity. Ending the so-called “war on coal” is intended to create jobs in...

April 13, 2017 by -
 
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, 2017 New York auto show

Leaf driver on Bolt EV, Demon vs Tesla, Honda Clarity gets plugs, hydrogen vs electric (again): Today's Car News

Today, we've got our first stories from the New York auto-show preview days, a Leaf owner's take on the Chevy Bolt EV, info on the plug-in hybrid and electric Honda Clarity... read more April 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Electric

Honda Clarity Electric, Plug-In Hybrid sedans revealed at NY auto show

At the New York auto show this morning, Honda revealed the second and third powertrains for its Clarity mid-size sedan, now offered only in California with a hydrogen... read more April 12, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

After Tesla, which automaker is best in electric cars? Poll results

Regardless of the number of cars they've sold—fewer than the Renault-Nissan alliance—Tesla is undoubtedly the best-known electric-car maker in the world. It... read more April 12, 2017 by


 
General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)

Lyft ridesharing service, part-owned by GM, said to raise half a billion dollars more

Lyft has reportedly raised a new round of funding to support its on-demand ride hailing service. It’s believed that investors have put $500 million more into the... read more April 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, brought to Kelly Olsen's house for test drive, March 2017

First impressions of Chevy Bolt EV by Nissan Leaf driver

If you're serious about driving a green car, but not happy with your local choices, you need to move to California. The Golden State has roughly two dozen battery-electric... read more April 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Golf R

Bolt EV lease deal, 2018 VW Golf, longterm Tesla test, Trump's carbon plans: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a national lease on the Chevy Bolt EV electric car, details on two new small cars for 2018, technical details on that hybrid police pursuit car, and some... read more April 11, 2017 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Model S at 36,000 miles: Car and Driver's long-term Midwest test

We're long past the days when car enthusiast publications sneered at electric cars as underpowered golf carts. Much of the credit for that goes to Tesla, the first... read more April 11, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan pursuit-rated police car

What does it take to turn a Ford Fusion Hybrid into a Police Responder?

The hybrid mid-size sedans sold today by Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Toyota are all tuned to provide maximum fuel economy. So what did it take to fashion a... read more April 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: first national lease deal starts at $329 monthly

As the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV rolls out across the U.S. over a nine-month period, electric-car advocates have focused intently on its sales numbers. It's fair to say that in... read more April 11, 2017 by


 
Cooling tower at power plant, by Flickr user Paul J Everett (Used under CC License)

Trump can't affect global climate-change progress, says Mayor Bloomberg

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has gone on record saying publicly what most analysts have discussed privately: the notion that Washington can direct the energy... read more April 11, 2017 by


 
James Dyson with digital motors  [image: Dyson]

Dyson walks away from (three) Sakti3 solid-state battery patents: updated

Just 18 months after its $90m acquisition of Sakti3, the British consumer-products company Dyson is taking a step back. Dyson has chosen to relinquish its rights to three... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, Seattle area, April 2017

Hybrid police pursuit car, Tesla Model 3 testing, Acura MDX hybrid, CA electric-car fees: Today's Car News

Today, we've driven a new luxury hybrid SUV, we've got video of a Tesla Model 3 testing on public roads, and Ford introduces a police pursuit-rated hybrid sedan. All this and... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Even California imposes new fee on electric cars in lieu of gas taxes

Last week, the California state legislature approved a $52 billion transportation-funding package. Unlike the practice in previous years, this one is to be used only for... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
Chassis of Bollinger electric off-road utility truck

All-electric Bollinger heavy truck chassis revealed, July 27 debut to follow

Upstate New York-based startup Bollinger Motors is moving forward with the development of its very first vehicle. The yet-unnamed model will take the form of an all-electric... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan pursuit-rated police car

Ford Fusion becomes first police pursuit-rated hybrid car

Ford made a big splash last year when it announced it would launch 13 new electrified vehicles within five years. That was widely misreported as 13 new "electric" vehicles... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
Teaser photo of Chevrolet FNR-X plug-in crossover utility concept for 2017 Shanghai auto show

Is Chevy FNR-X concept the plug-in hybrid CrossVolt SUV?

It's a single teaser shot, obviously of a Chevy front end, with unmistakable design nods to the Camaro muscle car. But the image of the Chevrolet FNR-X concept, to be... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 test car, Los Altos, CA, Apr 8, 2017  [clip from YouTube video by OMG_Tesla}

Tesla Model 3 caught on video during daylight testing

The emergence of spy photos, and more recently video, has always been one of the standard indicators of a car nearing production. With production still said to start this... read more April 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

Self-driving Leaf, Cruze Diesel drive, fast-charging Bolt EV, Tesla loses court case: The Week in Reverse

What's it like to ride in a fully autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car for several miles through varied city traffic? What more did we learn about the fast-charging behavior... read more April 8, 2017 by


 
Aston Martin DBX concept

Plug-in minivan, used VW TDI diesel prices, Kia Optima Hybrid drive, EPA testing: Today's Car News

Today, we have good news on electric-car buyers, a grim EPA budget, an apparently failed new battery, and production of the first plug-in hybrid minivan to hit the market... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, April 2017

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid: gas mileage review of mid-size sedan

The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid is one of a pair of hybrid mid-size sedans from the Korean maker Hyundai-Kia. It shares its underpinnings, though not a single body panel or... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
 

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