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Tesla takes dealership fight in Utah to state supreme court

Tesla takes dealership fight in Utah to state supreme court

Utah continues to be a battleground in the state-by-state war between Tesla Motors and state auto-dealer groups. Franchised dealers in multiple states have worked to block Tesla electric-car sales, because they view the company's practice of selling cars directly to customers as a threat to their...

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Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show

Infiniti plans VC-T engine with variable compression ratio

While significant attention is being paid to battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains, carmakers are still trying to wring more efficiency out of... read more August 17, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Oversight of $2 billion VW electric-car funds required, charging companies say

As part of a preliminary settlement over its use illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars, Volkswagen is expected to pay for new electric-car charging infrastructure... read more August 17, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid

VW diesel negotiations, Ford Model E, Subaru electric crossover: Today's Car News

Today, the Justice Department begins negotiating with Volkswagen after concluding that company actions related to the use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars qualify... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Subaru Impreza 5dr Man 2.0i Grille

All-electric Subaru crossover utility vehicle coming in 2021: Japanese report

Subaru, to which auto writers often attach the adjective "quirky," has been a quiet success story in the U.S. market, which now provides almost half its global sales. The... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Model E hybrid, electric range to include crossover as well?

Two years ago, Ford successfully fought Tesla to retain legal use of the name "Model E"—the name Tesla Motors had proposed for what became the Model 3 electric car... read more August 16, 2016 by


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

VW diesel acts were likely criminal, U.S. finds; settlement talks underway

The proposed $15 billion settlement between Volkswagen and regulators over its emission-cheating diesel cars is winding toward final approval, but VW's miseries are far from... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
Renault Zoe electric car on the Outer Hebrides

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-June 2016

In the first six months of 2016, only two vehicles are in serious contention for the title of best-selling electric car in Europe. The Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe traded the... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) on a Peugeot 308

EU proposes deep cuts to vehicle emissions, ignores ships, airplanes

European automakers have attacked proposed emissions standards that would place greater restrictions on cars, as well as large commercial vehicles like heavy-duty trucks and... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How can automakers sell more electric cars? Sierra Club report has suggestions

The Sierra Club recently released what it says is the "first-ever multi-state study on electric vehicle shopping experience," and the results weren't encouraging. A report... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S P90D and Boeing 737 drag race

Tesla P100D battery coming for Model S, Model X, EU site shows

The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan has had a dizzying array of battery offerings over its four-year life, and the Model X has had quite a few over less than a year. Now... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Electric-car battery updates, Tesla flagship store, Audi regenerative shock absorbers: Today's Car News

Today, we look at why automakers don't offer battery upgrades for electric cars, Tesla opens a new flagship store in San Francisco, and Audi demonstrates shock absorbers that... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2014 BMW i3, Hudson Valley, NY, Nov 2014

Why carmakers don't offer electric-car battery updates: costs don't pencil out

It's a litany you hear often from the most ardent electric-car owners and advocates. "Old car companies don't get it; they won't offer electric-car battery upgrades with... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
Tesla store under construction, Van Ness Ave, San Francisco [photo: BlueStarE3 on Tesla Motors Club]

Tesla opens new electric-car store in San Francisco, to serve as flagship

California is not just the home state of Tesla Motors, it's also the biggest single U.S. market for electric cars. So perhaps it's not surprising that Tesla recently opened a... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
Audi eROT electromechanical rotary damping technology

Audi regenerative shock absorber recaptures energy

Regenerative braking is commonly used in hybrids and electric cars to recover energy normally lost as heat during braking. But that isn't the only potential source of energy... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric-car shopping far too hard; dealers, carmakers can improve, says report

Greater electric-car adoption requires both dealers and carmakers to be strongly committed to selling plug-in vehicles. Years of anecdotal evidence from shoppers shows such... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
 

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