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Will Mercedes start an electric-only sub-brand (like BMW i)?

Will Mercedes start an electric-only sub-brand (like BMW i)?

German luxury carmakers have always been very competitive, especially with each other. When Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz launches a new model or feature, it rarely takes long before its rivals counter the move with something similar. Yet no other carmaker, so far, has tried to create anything...

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2016 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SR in upstate New York, April 2016

2016 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SR CVT gas mileage review

The Nissan Sentra compact sedan has been with us since the 2013 model year, but it received a number of updates and new features this year. Nissan's goal was to keep the... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

Can Tesla learn from its past, and make Model 3 easy to build?

To date, Tesla Motors has never met one of its own deadlines for launching a new car. The Roadster, Model S, and Model X were all delayed for a variety of reasons. With its... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
BlueIndy Bolloré BlueCar

BlueIndy electric car-sharing: after 9 months, how's it doing?

Car-sharing is growing, in urban areas, among the young and old, and as a way to avoid the expense of a second vehicle. Sharing electric cars, however, is still in its early... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Toyota Prius, Plug-In, Lexus CT200h recalled for airbag issues, not Takata-related

Toyota has announced that it will recall 482,000 hybrid cars registered in the U.S. over potentially faulty airbags. The recall encompasses 2010 through 2012 Toyota Prius... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
New York City skyline

Electric cars are great for U.S. suburbs; cities, not so much

At first glance, electric cars seem particularly well suited to urban driving. Trips are typically short enough to quell range anxiety, and stop-and-go traffic gives drivers... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart Fortwo Cabriolet  -  First Drive, January 2016

Tesla charging at gas stations, 2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio, Goodwood Festival of Speed: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla tries to expand electric-car charging to gas stations, the 2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio starts at under $20,000, and the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed includes a... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

What will VW do with 400,000 dirty diesel cars it buys back?

After nine long months, the details of the VW diesel emission proposed settlement are out—hundreds of pages of them in at least 18 documents. Right up top is the... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/

Would you recharge your Tesla electric car at a gas station?

What if gas stations offered cars more than just gasoline or diesel fuel? Tesla continues to expand its network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations, and that means... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio

2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio prices start at under $20,000

The 2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio convertible will start at $19,650 when it goes on sale in the U.S. this fall. That price—which includes a $750 destination charge—is... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
1956 Renault Etroile Filante turbine Land Speed Record contender at 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed even had a few green-ish cars

It's a unique event on the motoring calendar, a bucket-list item for many attendees, and a wonderful mix of fast cars spanning 110 years, priceless classics, and often quite... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station coal power plant

Half of North American power from renewable sources by 2025: plan

The leaders of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico plan to announce a major renewable-energy goal when they meet in the Canadian capital of Ottawa this week. At the Three Amigos... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW diesel settlement details: buybacks, payments, modifications, fines, more

More than nine months after the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal came to light, the full details of the proposed final settlement between VW and the EPA were released this... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

VW diesel settlement, 100-mile electric cars, Route 66 goes solar: Today's Car News

Today, we have details on the proposed final Volkswagen diesel settlement, the state of 100-mile electric cars from Nissan, BMW, and Volkswagen, and Missouri's plan to pave a... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
Road trip on historic U.S. Route 66 (Images: Antony Ingram)

Solar roads coming to Route 66 via photovoltaic pavers

One of America's oldest and most historic highways may soon become the first to get embedded solar panels. Missouri's state transportation department hopes to add... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
McLaren P1

Six electric cars that are less efficient than a Toyota Prius

We usually think of automotive energy efficiency in terms of miles per gallon, but that isn't adequate for cars with plugs. For battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids, the... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
 

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