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Volkswagen diesel delay, Toyota hybrid battery costs, Tesla Model X towing: Today's Car News

Volkswagen diesel delay, Toyota hybrid battery costs, Tesla Model X towing: Today's Car News

Today, the deadline for a final Volkswagen diesel settlement is delayed by one week, we look at Toyota hybrid battery-pack costs, and the Tesla Model X reveals shortcomings as a tow vehicle. All this and more on Green Car Reports. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer gave Volkswagen and U.S...

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2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X for trailer towing: Edmunds is not convinced

The Tesla Model X is the only electric car currently available from the factory with a towing package. Tesla says its electric luxury crossover SUV can tow up to 5,000 pounds... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Volkswagen diesel settlement delayed one more week by judge

Next Tuesday was to be the day when owners of almost half a million Volkswagens and Audis learned the final terms VW would offer them to settle hundreds of lawsuits over its... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Tesla driver monitoring, Nissan Leaf sales decline, VW electric-car plan: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the legality of Tesla's use of driver data, why anticipation of the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt EV may be hurting Nissan Leaf sales, and the Volkswagen... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X P90D after crash while owner was parking  [photo: owner 'Puzant']

Tesla can look at owners' driving behavior any time; is that legal?

It happens every so often: a driver claims that a car accelerated out of control just before it crashed into something or other. Only in the last 10 years have automakers had... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

Volkswagen's plan to bounce back? 30 electric cars in 10 years

Roughly a week before the automaker is expected to tell a court how it plans to make amends for lying about cheating diesels, Volkswagen announced Thursday a far-reaching... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

What hurts Nissan Leaf sales: Tesla Model 3 or Chevy Bolt EV electric cars?

The numbers are in, and for the Nissan Leaf electric car, they're not pretty. Despite a boost in its EPA-rated range from 84 to 107 miles, its year-to-date sales of 4,697... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW 7-Series

Diesel BMW 7-Series won't be sold in U.S., company confirms

For U.S. buyers who want diesel cars, German luxury brands have traditionally offered the widest array of model choices. But in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
Screenshot from Elio Motors ad "Comfortable Seating for Two"

Elio Motors' new marketing partner is...The Onion ?!?!? Yep.

Is it possible to use political satire to sell a car? In the age of social media and viral marketing, carmakers have tried some pretty unusual stunts in order to sell their... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
Concert on Volvo electric bus, Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo electric buses: quiet enough for classic-music concerts

One advantage of electric city buses is the lack of noise from their powertrains. That makes it much easier to read a book, take a nap, or even listen to some live music... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Plug-in electric car sales, Tesla & Nordstrom, Peabody Coal lobbying: Today's Car News

Today, we look at plug-in electric car sales for May 2016, Tesla plans to sell electric cars in Nordstrom department stores, and Peabody Coal's bankruptcy reveals the extent... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Tesla gallery at Nordstrom

Tesla to sell electric cars at Nordstrom department store, expanding retail footprint

From the beginning, Tesla has taken a different approach to selling cars than other automakers. Instead of franchised dealerships, it relies on company-owned stores, usually... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Bankruptcy shows scope of Peabody Coal's climate denial lobbying

These are tough times for the coal industry. Coal plants are being retired at an increasing rate in North America and Europe, replaced by a combination of natural-gas and... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales for May flat: Leaf struggles despite range boost

U.S. sales of cars with plugs were essentially flat last month, as low gas prices and perhaps anticipation of longer-range entries within months kept a lid on buyer interest... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
2005 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius hybrid is cheapest car over 10 years that you can buy

When it comes to buying a new car, there are many factors to consider. The car itself has to meet the buyer's needs, but it's also important to consider long-term ownership... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Tesla Energy for utilities

Tesla to provide batteries for energy storage farm in Kauai, Hawaii

While its electric-car manufacturing continues to get the most attention, Tesla quietly continues to build up its energy-storage business as well. Today, the still-incomplete... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
 

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