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

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 Nissan Leaf electric car and the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid had run neck-and-neck in total sales last year, the Leaf has now fallen...

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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


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla delivers 14,370 electric cars in Q2, fewer than planned

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors said it delivered 14,370 vehicles from April through June, made up of 9,745 Model S sedans and 4,625 Model X utility vehicles. That number... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Karma Revero (nee Fisker) now in pilot production in CA

After four years, the car formerly known as the Fisker Karma is back in production under new corporate stewardship. Now called the Karma Revero, it's being relaunched under... read more July 4, 2016 by


 
Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 (103EX) concept

All-electric Rolls Royce is company's vision for next 100 years

How will the design of luxury cars evolve over the next 100 years? BMW is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion it made futuristic concept... read more July 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Autopilot crash, VW diesel buybacks, electric-car sharing update: The Week in Reverse

How will your grandchildren get around in wheeled vehicles? (The answer may surprise you.) And, what will happen to the 400,000 VW diesel cars it has committed to buy back... read more July 2, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot engaged during cross-country record attempt

NHTSA to investigate Tesla Model S Autopilot crash that killed driver: UPDATED

The NHTSA said it would open an investigation into a fatal May 7 crash in which a Tesla Model S running under Autopilot control hit a semi and passed under its trailer. The... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Tesla Autopilot crash, VW diesel buybacks, Elio Motors builds a car: Today's Car News

Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigates Tesla Autopilot after a fatal crash, we look at buyback amounts for Volkswagen TDI diesel cars... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
2013 Audi TDI range

VW thinks it can fix 85,000 V-6 diesels from Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen

Owners of VW and Audi 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars finally got some good news this week when the terms of a proposed final settlement between VW and the EPA were announced... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
Elio E1A test vehicle, June 2016

Golly, Elio Motors has built ... a car! One test car, in fact

Increasingly sophisticated computer modeling software has cut the number of prototypes and test cars that carmakers build. But they must still make dozens of vehicles that... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

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... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

What will I get for my VW diesel car in the buyback?

More than nine months after the Volkswagen diesel scandal first came to light, VW and the EPA have agreed on a proposed final settlement for 482,000 cars with illegal "defeat... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S vs original: how do they compare in value?

I’ve owned my 2013 Tesla Model S for more than three years, and put 66,000 miles on it now. It still runs great, and it makes me happy every time I drive it. I plan to... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 production, Toyota hybrid recall, 2016 Nissan Sentra driven: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the Model 3 electric car will be easier to build than previous models, three Toyota hybrid models are recalled for airbag issues that aren't... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
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


 
 

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