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Smaller Bentley SUV might be all-electric, competing with Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes

Smaller Bentley SUV might be all-electric, competing with Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes

The Tesla Model S may have upended the luxury-car establishment, but it's the Silicon Valley automaker's Model X crossover that most traditional luxury brands now seem to be targeting. Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz will each launch a new all-electric SUV within the next two years. And those...

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2017 Ford Focus Electric

Industry should standardize electric-car trip data, Ford says

As in other industries, "big data" is an increasingly common buzzword these days in discussions of electric cars. Last November, several research entities presented relevant... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

GM says green-car buyers should consider its diesels: here's why

Diesel engines will continue to appear in pickup trucks, European luxury SUVs, and at least a few mass-market crossover utility vehicles. Two of those are the Chevrolet... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla has become a U.S. Big Three carmaker (by market value)

Tesla Motors has spent more than 10 years beating the odds for startup automakers. Most new, independent makers barely survive long enough to produce a handful of vehicles... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Honda Clarity EV range, Musk responds to worker claims, VW exec pleads not guilty: Today's Car News

Today, a report claims the 2018 Honda Clarity EV will have one of the shortest ranges of any battery-electric car, Elon Musk responds to a Tesla worker's claims of problems... read more February 27, 2017 by


 
Record-breaking electric-car parade in Cupertino, California. Photo courtesy of Plug In America.

California local governments share how to prepare for electric cars

California leads the way when it comes to electric-car adoption in the U.S. That's due in large part to a zero-emission vehicle mandate that requires the largest-volume... read more February 27, 2017 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW exec pleads not guilty on diesel cheating charges

A Volkswagen executive appeared in a federal courtroom in Detroit on Thursday to be arraigned on charges related to the automaker's diesel-emissions cheating. Oliver Schmidt... read more February 27, 2017 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Musk responds to Tesla line workers on wages, injuries, confidentiality

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has responded vigorously to an employee's claims of low wages and commonplace on-the-job injuries. In an email to employees and statements to media... read more February 27, 2017 by


 
FlexFuel badge on E85-capable 2009 Chevrolet HHR

Sierra Club to sue EPA over failure to report on ethanol

The confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was expected to rankle environmental groups. Pruitt is a climate-science denier who, in his... read more February 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Honda Clarity EV electric car to have only 80 miles of range: report

One of the more eagerly awaited all-electric cars coming to market this year has been the 2018 Honda Clarity EV. It's a battery-electric version of the 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell... read more February 27, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

'Thousands' of self-driving Bolt EVs to be deployed next year: report

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a crucial car for General Motors in more ways than one. With an EPA-rated 238-mile range and $37,495 base price (before federal, state, and... read more February 26, 2017 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf in front of Prudential and Hancock Towers, Boston [photo: John Briggs]

Model 3 timing, living with Leaf, Ioniq Hybrid driven, BMW i3 updates: The Week in Reverse

What did we think of the new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, with its 58-mpg combined gas-mileage rating? When will the Tesla Model 3 be rolling off the production lines in high... read more February 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in Maven car-sharing fleet, Los Angeles [photo: Dan MacMedan fo

2018 BMW i3 preview, electric-car tax credit phaseout, hydrogen airplanes: Today's Car News

Today, we have spy shots of the 2018 BMW i3 electric car, estimations of which automakers will lose their electric-car tax credits first, and an argument for liquid hydrogen... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
Section of 2018 BMW i3 spy shot  [image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien, as used on Motor Authority]

2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

This year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S. dealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range. But already some details of the... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Will Tesla Model 3 be most 'made in America' car, beating Toyota Camry?

For some buyers, where a car is made can be as important as the qualities of the car itself. "Made in America" can be a powerful selling point, especially after a... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
KLM biofuel-powered airliner (KLM)

Why liquid hydrogen may make sense for airplanes, replacing jet fuel

If you want to find a major source of transportation-related emissions, just look up. Aviation currently accounts for around 2 percent of global carbon emissions, and many... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
 

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