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Faraday Future falls further: two execs depart, CES car still due

Faraday Future falls further: two execs depart, CES car still due

Faraday Future has promised to unveil its first production electric car at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. But the Chinese-backed startup may end up limping to the finish line. Faraday appeared at CES 2016 with a flashy concept car and promises to launch its first production...

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Tesla Model S

Donald Trump owned two American cars; one was a Tesla

Electric cars have the potential to dramatically reduce carbon emissions, but that does not seem to be a priority for President-elect Donald Trump. He has suggested that... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
Solar farm used by West Hill House B&B

Tesla service waits, 350-kw Supercharger, cheap renewable energy: Today's Car News

Today, waits at Tesla service centers get longer, Elon Musk teases a more powerful Tesla Supercharger DC fast-charging station, and new analysis claims some forms of... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

Musk ups Tesla Supercharger ante, teases 350-kw-plus charging

Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a new generation of the company's unique DC fast-charging stations, suggesting that a future "version 3" Supercharger would deliver as much as 350... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

EU fuel-economy ratings move further from reality; Mercedes tops offender list

It's well known by now that the European Union testing protocol for fuel economy is much less rigorous than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. Both... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Karma Revero

Karma gets approval to build electric cars in China

The original production run of the Fisker Karma luxury sedan was contracted to Valmet Automotive in Finland. But as the Karma Revero, the car will now be built at a new... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
2008 Smart Fortwo

Probe into Smart ForTwo engine fires started by NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now investigating the potential for engine fires in certain Smart ForTwo city cars. Approximately 43,000 cars built... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW diesel buyback advice: don't strip parts off your car first, judge warns

A settlement for Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel cars with "defeat device" software was approved at the end of October, and the process of offering buybacks to affected owners is... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
Map of Tesla service center locations in the U.S., December 2016

Waits for Tesla service get longer as more electric cars are sold

My 2013 Tesla Model S is now approaching 75,000 miles on the odometer. That happens to be the mileage benchmark for my next scheduled Tesla service. So I called my local... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
Gas pump

EU cleaner-car proposals slammed for too few electric cars, too much biodiesel

A new package of laws drafted by the European Commission aims to reduce consumption of fossil fuels within the European Union. Called "Clean Energy for All Europeans," the... read more December 26, 2016 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

We're there! Renewables now cheapest unsubsidized electricity in U.S.

Over the past few years, the cost of electricity generation from renewable-energy sources has decreased dramatically. So much so, that renewable energy may have just hit an... read more December 25, 2016 by


 
First 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell customers, Torrance, California

Tesla vs Bolt EV, first Clarity Fuel Cell, more electric-car charging, Michigan hybrid fees: The Week in Reverse

Which new electric car did Woz end up getting after he praised the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV? How much more will VW's diesel emission scandal cost it as of this week? This is... read more December 24, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric-car assembly at Sunderland, U.K., plant

VW 3.0-liter diesel cost, Tesla tops CR index, Electric-car job cuts: Today's Car News

Today, a new report estimates the cost of a Volkswagen 3.0-liter diesel settlement at $1 billion, Tesla tops Consumer Reports' customer satisfaction index, and we look at why... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla tops Consumer Reports' customer satisfaction index

Consumer Reports' enthusiasm for Tesla electric cars has fluctuated, but owners' enthusiasm has apparently remained steady. The magazine that once declared the Tesla Model S... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen plant

Electric cars lead to carmaker job cuts: new flashpoint?

It takes people to make cars: to lift and install parts, check quality, test-drive them after assembly, and so forth. Automation has eliminated many of the jobs performed by... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
China

China to crack down on green-car subsidy cheating: report

Over the past few years, both national and state Chinese governments have heavily subsidized electric cars in an aggressive attempt to promote mass adoption. Electric cars... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
 

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