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Diesel owners in Germany who sue VW face significant hurdles

Diesel owners in Germany who sue VW face significant hurdles

In the U.S., owners of Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software have reached a settlement with VW—and a preliminary agreement for a smaller number of affected 3.0-liter V-6 diesels is largely, if not entirely, settled. It may have taken months of negotiating...

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2017 Ford Escape SE 4WD Grille

Ford's 13 'electrified' cars are all hybrids, plug-ins, or electric after all

In recent years, Ford has acquired a bit of a reputation for opacity in its dealings with the media. One example was its promise in December 2015 that it would introduce 13... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ioniq, Sonata plug-in hybrids available anywhere in U.S.

Some manufacturers only offer their plug-in hybrid models in certain markets, even as hybrid models are now generally offered nationwide. Like electric cars, plug-in hybrid... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype

Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

The Ford Transit Connect small van has proven popular among U.S. taxi drivers. In some cities, you're just as likely to find Transit Connect taxis plying the streets as... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla delivered 76,000 cars in 2016, missing its goal

While the auto industry will start to report December and year-end sales totals today, Tesla Motors issued its year-end delivery and production results yesterday. The Silicon... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Faraday Future unveils FF 91, its first production electric car; deposits open, no price given

Faraday Future unveiled its FF 91 electric car on the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The battery-powered 1,050-horsepower vehicle is intended to... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Ford electrification plans, Chrysler Portal concept, Tesla Autopilot update: Today's Car News

Today, Ford announces a slew of new electrified vehicles, the Chrysler Portal electric-car concept appears ahead of CES, and Tesla tests an Autopilot software update on a... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford F-150

Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production

Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Hyundai Ioniq autonomous prototype

Most autonomous cars shown at CES are electrified: preview

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become a major venue for automakers. Increased interest in connectivity and autonomous driving, as well as... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2016

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4: gas mileage review

The Mitsubishi Mirage is the underdog of small cars: slow, loud, and archaic, but scrappy. And it's been a much bigger sales success than Mitsubishi expected, given the small... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla upgrades Autopilot for 1,000 'Hardware 2' cars to test

Tesla Motors is now beginning to roll out upgraded software to accompany the more complex suite of sensors known as "Hardware 2" that launched in October. All Model S and... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

UK moves ahead on lower-carbon power to end coal use by 2025

The United Kingdom is increasing its use of low-carbon energy sources as it moves to phase out coal-fired power plants altogether by 2025. Renewable-energy sources such as... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Steve Wozniak and a Chevrolet Bolt EV

Woz is getting a Chevy Bolt EV after all; it arrives today

It appears that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak—also known as "Woz"—is getting his 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV after all. In September, the car's chief engineer, Josh... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric-car market share in 2020: estimates vary widely

Of the new cars sold globally in 2020, what percentage will be electric? It's a simple question, but at the moment there doesn't appear to be a clear answer. Estimates of... read more January 2, 2017 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

Renewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular. Together, all renewable-energy... read more January 1, 2017 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

Tesla Autopilot, Kia Niro hybrid, used Fiat electrics, VW diesel buyback warning: The Week in Reverse

Which electric model might be the used-car bargain of the year? And exactly what kind of car is a new hybrid we just drove? This is our look back at the Week In... read more December 31, 2016 by


 
 

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