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Plug-in Mini, 2018 Leaf news, self-driving car rules, electric Hyundais and Kias: Today's Car News

Plug-in Mini, 2018 Leaf news, self-driving car rules, electric Hyundais and Kias: Today's Car News

Today, more on the 2018 Nissan Leaf, more electric cars from Hyundai and Kia, a Bollinger backgrounder, and a drive report on the first volume plug-in Mini. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2018 Nissan Leaf will offer one-pedal driving, under the label "e-Pedal," according to a new...

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Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting on September 6, 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf to have e-Pedal: here's what that means

No, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car isn't going to have only a single pedal—despite at least one headline late yesterday claiming that. Honest. But the "e-Pedal"... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Fiat 500X Trekking

Tesla Model Y timing, Lucid vs Ford, hydrogen fuel cell service, VW electric-car price: Today's Car News

Today, we take a long look at what's needed to service a hydrogen-powered car, ask what will happen to electric-car startup Lucid, and have some Tesla news to boot. All this... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Expansion of Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California    [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Supercharger electric-car charging sites in CA surge (photos)

In January 2016, before the public introduction for pre-orders of the Model 3, Tesla had 585 Supercharger locations around the world. By the end of June 2016, that number had... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. lineup, Photo: Groenl7

VW intends to price its ID electric car five-door hatchback aggressively

Volkswagen intends to take on the growing global electric-car market in an aggressive way, given the automaker's range of I.D. electric-vehicle concepts over the last couple... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Service technician working on Honda Clarity Fuel Cell at dealership

How do you service a hydrogen fuel-cell car at a dealer?

Over the past century, gasoline-powered vehicles have gotten simultaneously more complex and more reliable. Service intervals have lengthened, drivers no longer check a car's... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid looking for savior, perhaps, after Ford declines to buy company

The image of the electric car as the future of passenger vehicles has led to a wealth of start-up companies hoping to cash in on the newest type of automotive propulsion... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due in 2019

When will Tesla Model Y crossover to go into production? Poll results

The Tesla Model 3, the first mass-market electric car from the Silicon Valley carmaker, is now nominally in production. Scaling up from a trickle of hand-assembled cars to... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91 prototype

Bolt EV plant shutdown, best charging stations, clean air vs audio gear, BMW to Faraday: Today's Car News

Today, we dig deeper into the reasons for a Chevy Bolt EV plant shutdown, look at why Audi may have cheated on diesel emissions, assess charging stations, and tell you why we... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
2016/2017 Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport Formula E race car

Why all electric-car owners should follow Formula E racing

In North America and Europe, the old saying—"Win on Sunday, sell on Monday"—probably no longer applies. That is, winning races over the weekend probably does... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
Siemens Versicharge VC30GRYU

Electric-car charging stations rated: what's best, what's cheapest, what to avoid?

There is a lot to consider when it comes to purchasing an electric-car charging station, as it can affect the ownership experience and the convenience of using the car. While... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Zoe

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-May 2017

Another month, and another round of European electric car sales data is ready for dissemination. Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles continue to earn a... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi A7 TDI

Tough Audi decision alleged: diesel-emission gear or profitable high-end audio systems?

Although it's not been in U.S. news much lately, the VW diesel scandal continues to unfold in Germany, as prosecutors continue their investigations over whether criminal acts... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Equinox Diesel prices, Formula E electric-car racing, Renault Zoe, why China doesn't care: Today's Car News

Today, we've got coverage from the weekend's Formula E race, some context on why China really doesn't care what non-Chinese automakers think, and the latest sales figures for... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
New York City ePrix FIA Formula E electric-car race, Red Hook, Brooklyn, July 2017

11 things you need to know about Formula E electric-car racing

We've just spent a packed, very hot weekend at the New York City ePrix, the first time the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series has come to the country's media capital... read more July 17, 2017 by


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

Renault Zoe still dominates Europe electric-car sales; longer range boosts sales

Ask a North American driver to name companies that make electric cars, and you'll probably hear Tesla, maybe Nissan, and perhaps Chevy or BMW or Toyota. Chinese drivers may... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T

2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel pricing to start just above $31,000

Every now and then, resourceful journalists dredge up automotive news before it emerges in a sanitized press release from the maker in question. So it is with the pricing on... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
Aoxin Ibis electric car. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

China electric-car rules 'impossible,' say carmakers; more deference to regulators needed?

It may be human nature to avoid doing things that are for the long-term good but impose short-term costs. Exercising more, giving up smoking, or paying more for a car that is... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
Freightliner Inspiration Truck self-driving truck concept

Several states want far cleaner diesel trucks; EPA to start rulemaking?

Almost one-third of the heavy trucks on U.S. roads now use the most stringent emission-control systems, which radically reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxides, soot, and... read more July 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, June 2017 road trip from VA to KY and back  [Jay Lucas]

Bolt EV sales, Lucid vs Tesla, 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, cleaner diesel trucks: The Week in Reverse

How's the Chevy Bolt EV electric car doing in sales after six months in the market? What was missing from President Trump's speech on U.S. energy policy? This is our look... read more July 15, 2017 by


 
Honda Diesel/Electric Hybrid Transport Truck

Good news on diesel trucks, 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, Tesla to rule the world? Today's Car News

Today, we've got news on an important new hybrid mid-size sedan, some good diesel news for a change, and a skeptical look at why one German analyst's enthusiasm for Tesla... read more July 14, 2017 by


 
 

 
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