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Five electric-car questions to worry about this year

Five electric-car questions to worry about this year

It seems fair to say that the new presidential administration may have increased the generalized level of worry among many Americans, not to mention the rest of the world. Among the things to worry about are the future of incentives, infrastructure, and legislation encouraging the adoption of...

March 10, 2017 by -
 
2017 BMW 740e xDrive

BMW 740e, X5 xDrive 40e: where do low-range plug-in hybrids fit in?

More than a year ago, we spent a weekend with a 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e luxury plug-in hybrid SUV. Rated at 14 miles of range, it never achieved anything near that number in... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Juke

Chevy Bolt EV road trip, 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Nissan Juke hybrid: Today's Car News

Today, a Chevrolet Bolt EV owner takes her electric car on an 800-mile road trip, we drive the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric, and the Nissan Juke is slated to get an e-Power... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric - frame from video road test

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: first drive review of 124-mile electric car

For the first six years of electric cars, from 2011 to 2016, we've had a variety of mass-priced cars with ranges of 62 to 107 miles. This year, in 2017, we got the Chevy Bolt... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid Air luxury electric car: Bloomberg gets brief ride

When it comes to luxury electric-car startups, hype is the name of the game. Lucid Motors unveiled its Air luxury sedan in December, promising a range of up to 400 miles... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Audi A5 Sportback g-tron (European spec)

Audi A5 is third model to run on natural gas, for Europe only

New natural-gas passenger cars from major carmakers have disappeared from the U.S. Natural-gas options are available for large pickup trucks and vans but only exist for cars... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Nevada treasurer, Faraday's nemesis, turns eye toward Tesla tax-credit transfer

The state of Nevada has been fairly generous to startup electric-car makers that pledge to establish manufacturing operations within its borders. After offering a generous... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke concept to get e-Power series hybrid system as well

Nissan is a leader in electric cars, but the Japanese automaker has been slow to adopt competitive hybrid technology. In a move that could potentially rectify that situation... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Owner Dawn Hall before 800-mile road trip in 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

Chevy Bolt EV: 800-mile trip in 238-mile electric car shows challenges remain

With about twice the range of any non-Tesla electric car, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has generated a great deal of excitement and won numerous awards over the last year. In... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Hyundai FE Fuel Cell concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept previews hydrogen-powered SUV coming in 2018

The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was actually the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle offered to U.S. drivers in recent years. The 2016 Toyota Mirai that followed it has now outsold... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Bentley electric-car concept, VW diesel health effect, Trump EPA changes: Today's Car News

Today we have the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e electric-car concept and more from the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, a study on the health impact of Volkswagen's diesel cheating, and a... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
Bill Nye in new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Jan 2017 [photo: Oskar Liners, Community Chevrolet, Burbank]

Trump's EPA deletes 'science' from Science Office mission statement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is emerging as one of the government entities most targeted by the new Trump Administration for change. In this case, if reports of... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

All-electric Bentley convertible concept shown at Geneva

The Volkswagen Group can't seem to get enough luxury electric cars. The Audi e-tron SUV and Porsche Mission E sedan will go into production over the next few years, with an... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
2016 Honda CR-Z Final Label (Japanese spec)

Honda: hybrids, plug-ins, fuel cells to be two-thirds of Europe sales by 2025

Honda's green-car strategy for the next decade or so appears to be coming into greater focus. In place of its previous mild hybrids, the Japanese automaker is planning to... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
Renault Zoe e-Sport Concept being revealed at 2017 Geneva auto show  [photo: Olivier Martin-Gambier]

Renault Zoe e-Sport Concept at Geneva highlights electric-car performance (live photos)

The Renault Zoe, a subcompact hatchback, has little in common with the Tesla Model S besides a battery-electric powertrain and five doors. But the maker of Europe's... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW diesel cheating produced 1,200 premature deaths: MIT study

In September 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in its diesel cars. The software routines allowed... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
 

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