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Which electric car will sell best during 2018? Poll results

Which electric car will sell best during 2018? Poll results

Next year should be a record year for sales of plug-in electric cars. A new crop of affordable electric cars with 200 miles of range or more will be available, joining this year's Chevrolet Bolt EV, including the next-generation Nissan Leaf and the mass-market Tesla Model 3. So our thoughts...

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Longer-range Renault Zoe electric car, introduced at 2016 Paris Motor Show

Renault Zoe electric-car owners can double their range by upgrading leased batteries

When the updated 2017 Renault Zoe was unveiled last fall at the Paris auto show, it became one of the few electric cars whose range effectively doubled over its model life... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
2016 Aston Martin Rapide S

Electric Aston Martin Rapide, CARB reaffirms emissions standards, E15 battle: Today's Car News

Today, the Aston Martin Rapide is expected to go all-electric in 2018, the California Air Resources Board reaffirms 2025 emissions standards, and state and federal bills look... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Donald Trump

Trump Administration goal: undo every climate-change effort

It was clear well before November's election that candidate Donald Trump did not believe in the accepted science of climate change. He referred to it using an excremental... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Buick Velite 5 to be sold in China (Chevrolet Volt in North America)

GM confirms Chevy Volt to be sold as Buick Velite 5 in China

In the 20 years since General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC reintroduced the Buick brand to China, more than 8 million Buicks have been sold in what is now the world's... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
California Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols (via Twitter)

California reaffirms state emission, electric-car rules for 2025

The California Air Resources Board voted Friday to confirm its stricter emissions standards for 2025, setting up a potential clash with the Trump Administration. The CARB... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Aston Martin RapidE concept

Aston Martin Rapide luxury sedan to go all-electric; cheerio, V-12!

Many luxury automakers are planning new electric cars, both to meet future emissions standards and as a response to the success of Tesla. So far, though, no established... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

E15 gasoline faces stronger headwinds as more states move to ban it

While political control in Washington has changed, the debate over a mandate to blend specific volumes of ethanol into the U.S. fuel supply has not. Since its passage in 2007... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Free Form Factory Gratis X1 electric jet ski

All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

Not all electric vehicles have wheels. Electric boats have actually been around for quite awhile, and now a California startup is trying to expand use of electric powertrains... read more March 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Bolt EV pros and cons, hybrid sedans, Model 3 video, oil industry ignores electric cars: The Week in Reverse

Who posted a video of an important future electric car with more than 200 miles of range? What alarming bill is quietly advancing in the U.S. House of Representatives? This... read more March 25, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Model 3 video, California electric cars, NY rebates, one-pedal driving: Today's Car News

Today, we look at an update on the Tesla Model 3, explain what one-pedal driving is, and insert some reality over how much fuel-economy rules will actually cost. All this and... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
Nissan Sway Concept

California conundrum: 2018 Leaf, Bolt EV, or Mirai fuel-cell car?

California is very different from the rest of the United States. All by itself, it's the sixth largest economy in the world. One eighth of all Americans live there. It's home... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
First release candidate Tesla Model 3 electric car, from video tweeted by Elon Musk, March 2017

First 'release candidate' Tesla Model 3 driven: video posted by Elon Musk

The news earlier this week that the Tesla Model 3 would skip its usual "beta" development phase came as a shock to the industry and even to Tesla fans. With no reported... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
52 prototype x pedals

What IS 'one-pedal driving' in an electric car?

One-pedal driving is rather like the experience of owning an electric car: it can be hard to appreciate until you've spend time doing it. The phrase "one-pedal driving"... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Costs to meet fuel-economy standards even lower than EPA says: analysis

The auto industry tends to oppose, viscerally and viciously, all attempts to regulate any aspect of its products or business operations for any reason. With President Trump... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
Formula E car in New York City

NY $2,000 electric-car rebate falls to $500 if it's over $60K; sorry, Tesla

New York State is known for a lack of transparency, backroom dealings, and little public input into the deliberations that lead to legislation produced by its state... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3 electric car during winter snow storm  [photo: owner Chris Neff]

Electric cars in winter, Chrysler diesel woes, why Opel is gone, fast charging: Today's Car News

Today, we look at winter driving in electric cars, why the oil industry doesn't care about plugs, and Fiat Chrysler is in more hot water over its diesel engines in Europe... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 electric car during winter [photo: owner Chris Neff]

Driving electric cars in winter: tips from experienced owner

One of the challenges of electric cars is persuading potential buyers that they can do virtually everything that most other vehicles can. For those who live in wintry... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
PSA's Carlos Tavares and General Motors' Mary T. Barra

Europe's emission limits, small cars far from global mainstream: is this why GM sold Opel?

At the 2017 Geneva auto show, General Motors announced the sale of its entire European operations—comprising factories and the Opel and Vauxhall brands—to PSA... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why

It crops up in comments from electric-car advocates and clean-energy users fairly regularly. And it goes something like this: "Big Oil and Gas are on the verge of collapse... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

French prosecutors to investigate Fiat Chrysler for 'aggravated cheating' on diesel emissions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to be dogged by allegations that it cheated on various diesel-emissions tests. In the U.S., the company faces two lawsuits alleging that... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
 

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