Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Oct: New Volt Surges, Old Leaf Flat (FINAL UPDATE)

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Oct: New Volt Surges, Old Leaf Flat (FINAL UPDATE)

At long last, a handful of lucky customers in selected areas drove home in brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Volts last month. Sometime this month, full pricing and availability for the 2016 Nissan Leaf with its 107-mile range will be revealed. These two updated plug-in electric cars represent improvements...

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2016 Tesla Model X

Fourth Tesla Model X Said To Go To Google Founder Sergey Brin

Many Tesla supporters dismiss the company's continuing financial losses, claiming that Google could use its vast cash horde to rescue Tesla Motors, if need be. A biography of... read more November 5, 2015 by 

2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback, San Francisco Bay Area, Oct 2015

2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback: First Drive Of Audi's Plug-In Hybrid

The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback is the German luxury brand's first plug-in vehicle to go on sale in North America--and by all indications, the company is serious about... read more November 4, 2015 by 

2012 Hyundai i-oniq concept

Is Hyundai Ioniq The Name For New Hybrid, Electric Models? (UPDATED)

Hyundai plans to launch a barrage of new hybrid and electric models over the next few years, in a bid to boost its share of the green-car market considerably. Among the new... read more November 4, 2015 by 

2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Tesla Drag Racing, Porsche Diesel Sales Halted, VW 'Irregularities': Today's Car News

Today, we have a video of Tesla Model S drag racing, news that Porsche is suspending sales of diesel models, and Volkswagen admits to emissions "irregularities" in roughly... read more November 4, 2015 by 

Volkswagen logo

More VW Emission 'Irregularities' As Investors Question Confrontation With EPA

Another day, another Volkswagen emission scandal? It's beginning to seem like it. The latest news is that VW Group in Germany has found "irregularities" in carbon-dioxide... read more November 4, 2015 by 

2016 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 diesel models, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

European Makers: Many Diesel Cars Will Phase Out Earlier Than Planned

The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal is due to have some lasting consequences, not just for the German automaker itself but for the entire global auto industry. It may... read more November 4, 2015 by 

Georgia state capitol (pic by Andre M. via Wikimedia)

Georgia Electric-Car Sales Plummet After Incentive Replaced By Tax

Electric-car buyers in Georgia have seen their prospects change dramatically over the past few months. The Peach State previously had one of the most generous incentive... read more November 4, 2015 by 

2016 Chrysler 200

'Most' Of Fiat Chrysler's U.S. Vehicles Will Be Hybrid By 2025, CEO Says

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will soon launch a hybrid version of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan as part of a redesign of that model that will be unveiled at the... read more November 4, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S P90D pulls away from P85D on California drag strip, Oct 2015  [video: Danilo Crudele]

Drag-Strip Test Of Top Tesla Model S Cars: P90D Vs P85D Vs P85+ (Video)

Tesla Motors has built a strong reputation for performance, starting with its first Roadster and then its Model S P85 and P85+ sedans, before moving to the dual-motor P85D... read more November 4, 2015 by 

2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Sport with Navigation

VW In Germany Denies EPA V-6 Diesel Charges, Porsche Pulls Cars Off Sale: UPDATED

Last month, Volkswagen apparently admitted that it had used "defeat device" software to evade emission controls in 482,000 cars sold in the U.S. with three versions of its... read more November 3, 2015 by 

2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Plug-In Electric Car Sales, VW Dieselgate Continues, Nissan And Fuel Cells: Today's Car News

Today, we have plug-in electric car sales figures for October, accusations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that additional Volkswagen Group models have... read more November 3, 2015 by 

Carlos Ghosn

Nissan And Fuel Cells: 'Not In A Hurry' Because 'Too Early,' CEO Ghosn Says

Nissan has sold more battery-electric cars than any other automaker by roughly a factor of two. But while Japanese rivals Honda and Toyota bet heavily on hydrogen fuel cells... read more November 3, 2015 by 

2016 Honda CR-Z

2016 Honda CR-Z Soldiers On: Styling Updates, More Tech Features

Honda has gradually pared down the number of models using its Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) mild-hybrid system, to the point that only one remains. But for the time being... read more November 3, 2015 by 

GEM electric vehicles

Polaris Updates GEM Low-Speed Electric Vehicles

The company GEM has specialized in small, low-speed electric vehicles for more than 15 years; at one point during its life it was even owned by Chrysler. Fitting into the... read more November 3, 2015 by 

2014 Audi A7 TDI

VW Diesel V-6 Engines Used By Audi, Porsche Have Cheat Software Too: EPA

Sometimes there's no substitute for having a reporter right at a press event--with a smartphone. David Shepardson, D.C. bureau chief for The Detroit News, attended a press... read more November 2, 2015 by 


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