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Most efficient all-electric railcar competition won by Swedes

Most efficient all-electric railcar competition won by Swedes

Engineering students who want to set new efficiency records for cars can enter contests like the Shell Eco Marathon or World Solar Challenge. But there's also a competition for those who prefer vehicles that ride on rails, rather than travel on roads. Competitors in the Delsbo Electric contest work...

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2015 Peugeot 308 GTI

Peugeot admits real-world gas mileage is far lower than ratings

PSA Peugeot Citroën has become the first carmaker to admit that its published fuel-economy ratings simply do not match up with reality. The announcement comes in the... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Used electric cars sell quickly even as new sales remain flat

While reported sales of new electric cars remain relatively stagnant, used electric cars seem to be turning into a hot commodity. Lower prices are making used electric... read more July 7, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

Early Mercedes fuel-cell driver's 'sobering assessment' to industry

As the old saying goes, you can identify the pioneers by the arrows in their backs. Being an early adopter of new technologies can be exciting, but it can also require... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Natural Gas

Tesla Model 3 challenges, Faraday Future vs Nevada, OK natural-gas stations: Today's Car News

Today, the challenges Elon Musk must overcome to launch the Tesla Model 3, questions from Nevada's treasurer over Faraday Future's ambitious plans, and why Oklahoma may be... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Driving on a Public Road

Six Tesla Model 3 challenges Elon Musk has to overcome

Tesla Motors says it will start building its Model 3 sedan sometime between July and December next year, and it's targeting production of 100,000 in that period. That's... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Oklahoma claim: first state with natural-gas fueling on highways

Several states have made concerted efforts to create adequate charging infrastructure for electric cars. And California now boasts a handful of hydrogen fueling stations... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)

Faraday Future vs Nevada treasurer: electric cars vs taxpayer protection

Self-made millionaires often possess an innate belief that they can create products and companies where none existed before. But with companies come factories, and with... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

VT electric utility sells Tesla Powerwall batteries to its customers

Tesla now has a new—and somewhat unexpected—ally in promoting its Powerwall home energy-storage battery packs. A Vermont electric utility is now selling the... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric-car assembly at Sunderland, U.K., plant

Nissan and Renault together now up to 340,000 electric cars built

Alliance partners Nissan and Renault have reached yet another electric-car milestone. The pair of Japanese and French carmakers have together built 340,000 electric cars... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

VW diesel fine, Tesla Q2 deliveries, Plug-in electric car sales: Today's Car News

Today, one electric-car advocate's idea for spending the $2 billion Volkswagen diesel fine, Tesla second-quarter delivery figures, and plug-in electric car sales figures for... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Report for June: more of the same

Sales of plug-in electric cars last month continued at pretty much the same level as in May, with few notable gainers or losers among the high-volume entries. While the... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

What buyback, cash do I get if I bought a VW diesel after Sept. 18?

As part of the emission-cheating settlement announced last week, owners of Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars now have a choice of how to proceed. Owners can sell... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)

Paris weekday ban on pre-1997 cars takes effect, historic cars excepted

Beginning this week, drivers will not be able to take older cars into the center of Paris on weekdays. The ban encompasses most cars made before 1997 and motorcycles made... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016  [photo: Tom Moloughney]

How to use $2 billion VW diesel fine for electric-car charging: advocate offers advice

The Volkswagen diesel emission scandal erupted last September, when the EPA formally issued a Notice of Violation to one of the world's three largest automakers for willfully... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Wealthy nations on fossil-fuel subsidies: we'll end them...later

The world's wealthiest nations have not yet been able to commit to end subsidies to the fossil-fuel industry, even in the face of growing alarm over climate change. Members... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
 

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