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Tesla Roadster 3.0, 2017 Mazda 3, Chevy Bolt EV to Lyft: Today's Car News

Tesla Roadster 3.0, 2017 Mazda 3, Chevy Bolt EV to Lyft: Today's Car News

Today, the Tesla Roadster 3.0 battery upgrade ships to customers, the 2017 Mazda 3 compact debuts in Japan, and a new report claims the first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV buyers may be Lyft drivers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Tesla Roadster 3.0 340-mile battery upgrade is now shipping to...

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2011 Tesla Roadster Final Edition, photograph copyright Damon Lavrinc / AOL

Tesla Roadster 3.0 340-mile battery upgrade now shipping

The Tesla Roadster 3.0 battery upgrade is finally shipping to customers. The upgrade to Tesla's first production electric car boosts range to a claimed 340 miles, compared to... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X 60D, Autopilot probe, Toyota diesel disinterest: Today's Car News

Today, the 60-kilowatt-hour Tesla Model X 60D appears, the probe into a fatal crash involving Tesla Autopilot presents challenges to regulators, and Toyota considers phasing... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X 60D entry-level model arrives with 200-mi range

With Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] recently reviving the 60-kilowatt-hour battery option for the Model S, it was only a matter of time until the option was added to the related... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
Geely Emgrand EV

Geely Emgrand EV, Chinese electric car, driven by British reviewer

China is now the world's largest new-car market and—thanks to generous government incentives—it's also one of the largest markets for plug-in electric cars... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
Toyota Land Cruiser 70

Toyota seeks to stop investing in diesel engines altogether: exec

Diesel cars are starting to lose popularity. The Volkswagen diesel scandal has turned off many potential U.S. customers, while stricter global emissions standards will make... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Autopilot crash probe highlights NHTSA weakness in electronic systems

The May 7 fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S driving on Autopilot and ensuing National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation have generated intense... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Honda spy shots, Tesla stores, lousy headlights, electric-car sales: Today's Car News

We look at which maker sells more electric cars as a percentage than any other, how Tesla Stores baffle conventional car dealers, and why you should pay attention to proposed... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Murano

2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid slips quietly into lineup, minimal volume expected

What if a car is launched, ever so quietly, and no one notices at first? Does it exist? Such existential questions are posed by the recent discovery that Nissan is now... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

BMW still leads U.S. plug-in sales percentages; X5 plug-in hybrid SUV helps

Twenty months ago, in November 2014, the BMW i3 electric car had only been on sale in the U.S. for six months. But the numbers sold just in the first half-year had... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Mazda CX-3

IIHS small-SUV headlight ratings show how bad most lights actually are

It's something that a lot of auto reviewers know, but maybe haven't focused on: most new-car headlights just aren't that good. Now the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

California may cap ZEV-credit sales; why it matters to Tesla, and for electric cars

Changes to California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rules could soon cut a major source of income for Tesla. California emission rules require high-volume automakers to sell... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity prototype testing in Southern California, July 2016  [photo: Sean Alarid]

2017 Honda Clarity spy shots from testing show debut is close

If you're a nascent spy photographer for cars, Detroit is the place to be for the domestic companies. Southern California is the site for many Asian brands, even though... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Stores don't hard-sell shoppers; this baffles dealership groups

Tesla's company-owned retail stores aren't traditional franchised dealerships, and they don't behave like a typical car dealer. They don't have lots full of inventory to... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark, 2015 New York Auto Show

2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 Chevy Spark, Shanghai Disney electric cars: Today's Car News

Today, we drive the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, preview the 2016 Chevrolet Spark, and take a look at electric cars at the Shanghai Disney Resort. All this and... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai Disney Resort offers electric rental cars from SAIC

One of the many amenities available to visitors of the new Shanghai Disney Resort will be hourly electric-car rentals. The cars will be provided by Chinese automaker SAIC... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
 

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