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2015 Honda Fit Gas Mileage: True 40-MPG Subcompact, Or Not?

2015 Honda Fit Gas Mileage: True 40-MPG Subcompact, Or Not?

The 2015 Honda Fit subcompact is an entirely new model, and for North America, it's built in a new plant in Mexico. That means that its launch was necessarily slow and cautious--in fact, it was delayed two months--and then a bumper upgrade to reinforce crash-safety welds hardly sped up the...

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2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Adds 'Speed Assist,' Lane-Departure Warning

Unlike other carmakers, Tesla Motors doesn't introduce updates at model-year intervals. Instead, it adds new features into production cars as soon as they're ready, meaning... read more October 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Sept: Leaf Up Again, Volt Down: FINAL UPDATE

With U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars now averaging more than 10,000 vehicles each month, September sales achieved that mark but fell short of the sizzling pace of the... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Tesla Model S P85D, Paris Show Roundup, Plug-In Battery Sizes: Today's Car News

Lots of plug-in car news today. A photo of a Tesla Model S labeled "P85D" appears online, we recap the new plug-ins and other green cars from the 2014 Paris Motor Show, and... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
"2015 Tesla Model X exhaust systems" on CARiD.com.

Tesla Model X Exhaust Systems: Best Online Ad Of The Week

Here's a tale of online shopping gone wrong. It turns out that at least one website will let you order an exhaust system for the Tesla Model X--a seemingly impossible request... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Trax

2015 Chevrolet Trax Crossover: Price To Start At $21,000

General Motors has released prices for the 2015 Chevrolet Trax subcompact crossover. Based on the Chevrolet Sonic--and essentially a lower-cost twin of the Buick Encore--the... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

Should Plug-Ins And Hybrids Offer A Range Of Battery Sizes?

You can choose from two or more engine and transmission options in most gasoline cars, so why not offer a choice of battery-pack sizes in hybrids and plug-in electric cars?... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
2012 Renault Fluence ZE electric car, powered by Better Place in Israel [photo: Brian of London]

Electric Car Life-Cycle Analysis: Renault Fluence ZE Vs Diesel, Gas Models

The environmental impact of plug-in electric cars is a source for much debate these days. They use less energy on a wells-to-wheels carbon basis than the vast majority of new... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen XL Sport concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Paris Motor Show Roundup: Electric, Hybrid, And Other Green Cars

Autumn is here, and so is auto-show season. The 2014 Paris Motor Show this week kicked off the annual global parade of new production cars and concepts, and several notable... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D leaked (Image via Tesla Motors Club)

Mysterious Tesla Model S 'D' Photo Appears: What Could It Be?

The Internets exploded yesterday following a photo tweeted by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, with the caption, "About time to unveil the D and something else". Feverish... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla 'D' Teased, VW XL Sport Unveiled, 2017 Jaguar XE Diesel Details: Today's Car News

We've got a crop of new cars from the 2014 Paris Motor Show today, but the biggest reveal just might be the mysterious Tesla "D" announced by Elon Musk on Twitter. Meanwhile... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

Belatedly, Germany Follows California, Offers Electric-Car Incentives

As governments try to encourage the adoption of electric cars, incentives have proven to be one of the most powerful tools. That's why Germany has finally come around, and... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen XL Sport concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Volkswagen XL Sport With Ducati V-Twin Engine: Paris Motor Show Photos

One of the best ways to make a very fast car is to start with a small vehicle that's extremely light and strong, and add a more powerful engine. That's the genesis of the... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
Chief engineer Andrew Farah with camouflaged 2016 Chevrolet Volt prototype

Hiding The 2016 Chevrolet Volt: GM Discusses Camouflage, Teases Updated Electric Car

The shape of an upcoming new car is always a well-kept secret, but the need for prototypes to test on public roads has traditionally provided the automotive press with plenty... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
2017 Jaguar XE

2017 Jaguar XE Diesel To Face Off Against BMW 328d (3-Series Diesel)

The 2017 Jaguar XE sedan won't arrive in the U.S. for a couple of years, but company officials revealed some important details yesterday at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The XE... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
Photo from Tesla 'D' tweet by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, October 1, 2014

Elon Musk Tweets Tesla To Unveil 'D' On Oct 9th: Our Guesses

Do you ever get the sense that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has fun in his job? Last night, at 6:31 pm Pacific time, he tweeted a photo with the caption, "About time to unveil... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
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