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Toyota Mirai seeks to reclaim green image from Tesla, sans Supercharger network

Toyota Mirai seeks to reclaim green image from Tesla, sans Supercharger network

Since launching in Japan in 1997, the Toyota Prius hybrid has imbued its maker with a strong green image. The Prius has become Toyota's signature model, and helped the company become by far the world's largest seller of green cars. But after nearly two decades on sale, hybrid powertrains no longer...

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2016 Nissan Leaf

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for January-March 2016

European sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids were up 29 percent between January and March over the same period last year. The total of 23,160 sales pushed plug-in cars... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla hires Audi veteran as new vehicle-production VP; predecessor took leave of absence

Following the departure of two top manufacturing executives, electric-car maker Tesla Motors has hired a manufacturing executive from German luxury maker Audi. The company... read more May 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Tesla deadlines, VW’s V-6 TDI fix, Chevy Bolt EV predictions: The Week In Reverse

At least one analyst thinks GM’s massively underestimating interest in the Chevy Bolt EV. And is it really a surprise that to hear that Elon Musk uses some wishful... read more May 14, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla's psychology; Volvo's concept; Apple bets on China: Today's Car News

Today, Elon Musk gives us a glimpse at his effective (yet Machiavellian, maybe) management practices, Volvo shows us what may be coming for its V40 and XC40, and Apple puts... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Nissan and Mitsubishi logos

Nissan moves to take control of Mitsubishi

Nissan confirmed on Thursday it will acquire 34 percent of Mitsubishi in a deal worth 237 billion yen (approximately $2.17 billion). The deal, which still requires... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Teaser for new concept thought to preview upcoming Volvo XC40

New Volvo concepts tease upcoming V40, XC40 compacts

Ahead of their formal unveiling possibly next week, Volvo has teased one of the show cars that is set to preview a far more high-tech range of compact models based on an... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Apple store

Apple takes a bite out of Uber, invests $1B into chief China rival

Apple will invest $1 billion into Uber's main car-hailing rival in China, Didi Chuxing, the tech company announced Thursday. Reuters reported that the investment will only... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Driving on a Public Road

Tesla deadlines aren't meant to be met, Musk says: they just pressure employees

Tesla Motors has a history of delays in bringing its cars from the design and prototype stage all the way to normal production. Its Roadster was delayed about nine months... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Best-selling Bolt?; Genesis goes green; Audi's big bet: Today's Car News

Today, one analyst seems to think the Chevy Bolt could go gangbusters, Total goes all in on a storage battery maker, and Audi's big bet on electrification (definitely not the... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz energy storage system

French oil company Total agrees to buy battery maker Saft

Energy storage has never been the subject of more research, capital investment, and business interest than it's experiencing in this decade. With lithium-ion cells at the... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi CEO pledges one electric (or electrified) car each year

Audi is a little behind fellow German automaker BMW in the area of electrified autos, but it has a plan in place to address this shortcoming. Speaking during Audi’s... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
Genesis New York Concept

Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand will offer plug-in hybrids, then fuel cells

Hyundai's ambitious green-car plans will apparently be extended to its new Genesis luxury brand. After selling the Genesis and Equus luxury sedans under its own brand name... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevy Bolt EV sales could go as high as 80,000, says analyst

The question of how many electric cars can be sold in a single year remains a topic of hot debate as the U.S. market awaits the launch of the 200-mile Chevy Bolt EV at the... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

VW diesel V-6 fix may be in sight; Tesla in China; Carbon tax crash course: Today's Car News

Today, Volkswagen soon may have new software (and possibly hardware) for tens of thousands of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche vehicles; CAFE incentives for cleaner vehicles may... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Nissan prototype 60-kWh battery pack  -  Nissan Technical Center, October 2015

Making electric-car battery cell anodes more sustainably

With no tailpipe emissions, electric cars have a clear advantage over their gasoline and diesel counterparts when it comes to carbon emissions. Studies have found that even... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
 

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