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Tesla Model S 'D,' Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid, Ford Compact Pickup: Today's Car News

Tesla Model S 'D,' Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid, Ford Compact Pickup: Today's Car News

Today's news includes the much-anticipated unveiling of the Tesla "D" all-wheel drive Model S electric car and its "Autopilot" feature, as well as Chrysler's announcement of a plug-in hybrid minivan, and the restart of the Department of Energy loan program that funded Tesla and Fisker. All this and...

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2015 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivan Will Launch Late Next Year, Company Says

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has never been a fan of plug-in electric cars. So when he revealed at the Paris Motor Show that a plug-in hybrid version... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru Impreza

2015 Subaru Impreza Updated, Fuel Economy Rises To 31 MPG Combined

We now have details on the updated 2015 Subaru Impreza compact sedan and hatchback, which get a slight bump in fuel economy as well as some styling and content changes. The... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals Tesla Model S 'D' all-wheel-drive system, Oct 2014

Tesla Reveals 'D' All-Wheel-Drive Model S, 'Autopilot' Feature

In the end, the online rumors proved to be largely accurate. Last night, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk revealed an all-wheel-drive version of the Tesla Model S electric luxury... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx owned by Tom Moloughney

Electric Motorcycle Buyer's Guide, Most Efficient States, BMW i3 Electric-Car Reviews: Today's Car News

Today's news is all about comparisons. Find a zero-emission bike with our 2015 electric motorcycle buyer's guide, see how the BMW i3 stacks up against other electric cars... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ram 1500  -  engine start-stop system

Start-Stop In U.S.: 7% Now, 57% In 2020, But Drivers 'Resist': Analyst

Start-stop systems have finally started to arrive on U.S. new cars in noticeable numbers. The systems, which simply turn off a car's engine when it's sitting stationary and... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Which States Have The Most Efficient Cars And Homes? Study Ranks Them

Both state governments and individual consumers are striving for increased energy efficiency, so it's natural to wonder how much progress is being made. WalletHub recently... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
2015 Zero electric motorcycle

2015 Electric Motorcycles: Buyer's Guide

The 2015 model year follows a big 2014 for the electric motorcycle industry. Zero made significant upgrades to its entire lineup, the Harley-Davidson Livewire concept was... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda CR-Z

2015 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Two-Seat Coupe: Unchanged For New Model Year

It's been an uncertain year for the Honda CR-Z two-seat hybrid coupe. The CR-Z was discontinued in Europe back in February, leading to speculation that the slow-selling... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 Faces VW e-Golf, Mercedes B-Class Electric Cars In New Reviews

The BMW i3 electric car takes risks, and not just with its plug-in powertrain. A radical design and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell make the i3 unlike most other... read more October 9, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S

2017 Nissan Leaf 'EVness,' Tesla In Japan, Triple-Turbo Volvo Engine: Today's Car News

We've got news from all around the world today. Designers consider whether less "EVness" will make the 2017 Nissan Leaf more appealing, Tesla Motors sets up shop in Japan... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk delivers first Tesla Model S electric cars in Tokyo, Sept 2014

Tesla Sets Up Shop In Japan, Sells First Electric Cars

While Tesla Motors now sells electric cars in North America, parts of Europe, and--perhaps most importantly--China, it continues to expand its sales footprint. The most... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen XL Sport concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Mysterious Tesla 'D,' VW XL Sport, 2015 Honda CR-V Gas Mileage: Last Week In Reverse (Video)

How good were September's electric-car sales? And, what did Elon Musk mean by the letter "D"? This is our (slightly belated) video look back at the Week In Reverse--right... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf: Will Less 'EVness' Make It More Appealing?

What will the next-generation 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car look like? No actual photos, or even teasers, have yet been released. Despite that, we're gradually getting a... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Drive-E engine with electrically-driven turbocharger

Volvo's Triple-Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine: 450 HP From 2.0 Liters

As carmakers downsize internal-combustion engines, they have to balance increased efficiency with the performance that many buyers demand. Volvo is proving that there is... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
BMW EVO i3

First Body Kit For BMW i3 Electric Car: Looks Tougher, Probably Less Efficient

It had to happen eventually. Many car owners have a strong desire to personalize their vehicles, and BMW buyers may be among the most enthusiastic when it comes to... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
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