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Wireless charging or plugs for electric cars? Take our Twitter poll

Wireless charging or plugs for electric cars? Take our Twitter poll

Ask an electric-car owner how long it takes to charge the car, and you may get an answer you didn't expect. "Oh, five or 10 seconds," is a common response from experienced drivers of plug-in vehicles—meaning the time it takes to plug in. Statistically, that happens most often at night, so the...

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Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept

Electric trucks to grow fast from now through 2030: report

In the coming years, the world's auto industry will continue to shift its product mix to electric and electrified vehicles to meet growing concerns over carbon emissions and... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Comment period ends tomorrow on EPA proposal to loosen emission limits on cars

The period for public comments on the EPA's proposed reconsideration of finalized rules to cut emissions of the climate-change gas carbon dioxide from light-duty vehicles... read more October 4, 2017 by


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

New York, New Jersey get serious about electric cars

While parts of the federal government focus on sustaining fossil-fuel energy, numerous states are enacting new policies and programs to boost electric cars. California tends... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
Jim Hackett

Ford to cut engine funding by one third, invest in electrics, autonomy

When Ford fired Mark Fields in May, it was widely seen as a rebuke to the CEO's inability to offer a convincing argument about how Ford would handle the future. Every car... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Mustang, 2017 Chicago auto show

Electric-car sales, EPA vs climate change, Bollinger B1 signups, VW badly needs batteries: Today's Car News

Today, it's all about electric-car sales, and there's one car that continues to surge to new heights. Also, Tesla reported its (higher) global quarterly sales, VW is... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S 100D   [photo: David Noland, owner]

Tesla Q3-2017 deliveries: Model S, Model X strong; Model 3 misses goal

The quarterly delivery and production figures from Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla are eagerly followed when they emerge a few days after the end of a quarter. On... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
Bollinger B1

Bollinger B1 all-electric utility truck: 10,000 signups since launch

The Bollinger B1 electric utility truck, designed by a small startup company in upstate New York and unveiled in late July, appears to have hit something of a chord. The... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

Coming this week: Trump EPA's plan to neuter Clean Power Plan

Donald Trump's White House appears to be readying another of its next big climate change overhauls, and like many of the administration's plans, it will weaken or eliminate... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz II concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

World's 3rd largest battery firm may ally with VW for electric cars in China

Many automakers have announced they will electrify entire vehicle portfolios in the years to come. With more electrified cars on the road, battery production will become... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car with future GM electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, Oct 2017

GM to launch two new electric vehicles within 18 months, 20 by 2023

General Motors said on Monday it will unveil two new battery-electric vehicles within the next 18 months, and will offer 20 electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles globally... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Catalina Island, CA, Sep 2017

Outlander PHEV, Accord Hybrid first drives; VW diesel cost; Tesla energy analysis: Today's Car News

Today, we've got two different first drives—one hybrid sedan, one plug-in hybrid SUV—plus a look at Tesla's numbers, bad news for VW on diesels, and startling... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
Tesla Kauai solar-energy generation and storage project  [photo: Tesla]

Tesla's solar and battery project in Hawaii: we do the math

Tesla’s summer announcement of the world’s biggest battery-storage system in South Australia characteristically kept key details confidential. Fortunately, while... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

ChargePoint launches electric-car charging activated by smartphone

Electric-car charging network ChargePoint has announced a new feature that allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to begin charging their car using near-field communication... read more October 2, 2017 by


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

VW to spend $3 billion more on rising cost of diesel buyback

The Volkswagen diesel scandal no longer gets much U.S. media coverage. Engineer James Liang has been sentenced to 40 months in jail for his role, while executive Oliver... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
Hyperloop One concept drawing for system bridging Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Electric-car incentives added in, remarkably, oil-rich Dubai

Dubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, has introduced new incentives in an attempt to make electric cars more desirable. Battery-electric and plug-in... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid first drive review: lighter shade of green

It’s easy for the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid to get lost. Short of small “Hybrid” badges on the front fenders, not much on the car’s exterior says it's... read more October 1, 2017 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

Electric cars are some of fastest-selling used vehicles in the U.S.

Not every car buyer can afford a brand-new vehicle, which often makes gently used vehicles an appealing alternative. But while cars that plug in take only a small share of... read more October 1, 2017 by


 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Catalina Island, CA, Sep 2017

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: first drive of plug-in hybrid SUV

Not too many people will ever drive the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the plug-in hybrid version of the company's mid-size crossover utility vehicle. So it was fitting that... read more September 30, 2017 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Leaf vs Bolt EV, Outlander PHEV prices, China wants electric cars, will Tesla win? The Week in Reverse

What did China do last week that rocked the automotive world and likely altered its future direction? Which upcoming electric car turned out to have more orders than anyone... read more September 30, 2017 by


 
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Sesame Street advertisement

China's huge EV sales rules, Tesla vs Germans, Pacifica Hybrid monster, diesels down: Today's Car News

Today, China changes the world, a monster markets a minivan, AM radio may vanish, diesels drop for 2018, and we cast a sceptical eye on Tesla's chances of destroying all... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
 

 
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