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BMW crosses sales of 100,000 plug-in electric cars

BMW crosses sales of 100,000 plug-in electric cars

Almost exactly three years after the European launch of the i3 electric car in November 2013, BMW has reached a notable milestone in its electrification efforts. The German automaker says it has delivered 100,000 plug-in cars over the past three years. That figure encompasses both battery-electric...

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: 124 miles of range, more motor power, LA Auto Show debut

Later this morning, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf will be unveiled at the second of two Los Angeles Auto Show media preview days. Along with the many updates made to other... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Mini Countryman

New 2017 Mini Countryman, including plug-in hybrid: 'biggest Mini yet'

Over the past few years, Mini models have been getting bigger, to point where most aren't particularly "mini" anymore. That might seem to go against what the brand is... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Trump & electric cars, mandatory-noise rule, 200-mile Hyundai Ioniq: Today's Car News

Today, we look at how Donald Trump's presidency could affect electric cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues noise-making rules for electric... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Is Trump presidency the real market test for electric cars?

One week ago this morning, the U.S. and the world woke up to learn that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States. The shockwaves of that election are... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Feds issue mandatory-noise rule for new electric, hybrid cars

The U.S. government finally issued its long-debated rules for noise-making devices in so-called "quiet cars." They require all new hybrid and plug-in electric cars to emit... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Battery-electric cars cheaper, better at cutting emissions than fuel cells: Stanford study

There's been considerable debate among advocates of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars over which technology is better for the environment. While neither vehicle... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo

Start-stop systems to soar in number over next decade

Plug-in electric cars are slowly becoming more common, but internal-combustion engines will remain a significant presence on the world's roads for decades to come yet. That... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai Ioniq Electric car to get 200 miles of range 'soon'

Hyundai's product planners seem to have a bit of an issue on their hands. The South Korean automaker is set to launch an all-electric version of its Ioniq hatchback... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: first drive of plug-in hybrid minivan

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid wraps a number of firsts into one innovative package. The Pacifica minivan, launched this year, has received positive reviews for its... read more November 15, 2016 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jaguar I-Pace, 2018 Ford EcoSport, 2017 Nissan Leaf: Today's Car News

Today, we have details on the Jaguar i-Pace electric SUV concept and 2018 Ford EcoSport from the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, as well as specs for the 2017 Nissan Leaf, which... read more November 15, 2016 by


 
EPA gas-mileage label (window sticker), design used starting in model year 2013

EPA gas-mileage labels accurate, helpful, unlike 2005: Consumer Reports

Car buyers remain aware that the real-world fuel economy of new vehicles may not match the ratings on their window stickers. The year-old Volkswagen diesel scandal has also... read more November 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf specs: all 30-kwh batteries, otherwise unchanged

It's been almost six years since the Nissan Leaf electric car debuted in December 2010, as a 2011 model. That makes the current-generation Leaf fairly old by industry... read more November 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Spark Activ

2017 Chevy Spark Activ: fake crossover jacks up minicar into SUV wannabe

General Motors insists on calling its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV a crossover utility vehicle. That's despite the fact that its award-winning 238-mile electric car isn't available... read more November 15, 2016 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV concept breaks cover at LA Auto Show

Luxury electric cars: seems like everyone's doing them, doesn't it? The latest to join the growing pool of pricey battery-electric sedans and crossover utilities is the... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
2018 Ford Ecosport

2018 Ford EcoSport unveiled at 2016 Los Angeles auto show

Like most things at Ford that don't have GT or RS in their name these days, the new Ford EcoSport is about 90 percent hype and 10 percent car. Fortunately, underneath all... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
 

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