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

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 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, the tiny battery-powered European city slicker—and you’re surrounded by a sea of drivers...

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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


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Electric-car 'datathon' to be hosted by White House tomorrow

The Obama Administration will make at least one more push to promote electric cars as it enters its final two months. The White House will hold its first-ever "Electric... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
Tesla Powerwall 2.0

Tesla stores to focus on energy as well as electric cars

Tesla is perhaps best known for its electric cars, but the company has another prominent business as well. Its Tesla Energy division markets stationary lithium-ion battery... read more November 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. After a decade of condemning electric cars as suitable only for the smallest... read more November 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

CA dealer offers Fiat 500e electric car at $49 a month, $0 down in Black Friday weekend deal

While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles refuses to say how many electric Fiat 500e cars it's sold over the past several years, there are likely more than many people think. We know... read more November 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Zero electric motorcycle lineup

2017 Zero electric motorcycles: more range, more power, better options

Autumn is here, the leaves are changing and as the riding season winds down we continue our annual tradition of discussing what’s new for the Zero Motorcycles lineup of... read more November 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Electric-car range, Prius Prime vs Volt, Hyundai beats Toyota, Tesla on T'au: The Week in Reverse

Which 2017 car set a new record for energy efficiency among passenger vehicles on sale this year? What is Tesla doing on a tiny island way out in the Pacific Ocean? This is... read more November 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat

VW Group cars had highest recall rates, even before diesel scandal

It's been over a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions... read more November 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range

In the six years since modern electric cars first went on sale in large numbers, the field has matured significantly. There are now several models that offer at least 100... read more November 25, 2016 by


 
 

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