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Could an electric Maserati compete with Tesla? FCA chief mulls it over

Could an electric Maserati compete with Tesla? FCA chief mulls it over

The success of the Tesla Model S has spurred established German luxury carmakers to plan numerous plug-in electric models of their own. But could Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla Motors soon gain an Italian rival as well? Maserati could eventually get an all-electric model as parent Fiat Chrysler...

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Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015

Tesla in VA, Small SUV crash tests, Ambitious electric-car plans: Today's Car News

Today, Virginia car dealers continue their attack on Tesla Motors and its direct-sales practices, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds that small crossover... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
2012 Nissan Leaf in the autumn outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [photo: Ricardo Borba]

Electric cars a key part of climate-action plans in Ontario, Quebec

In the past two months, the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec announced aggressive climate-change policies, both featuring strong plug-in electric vehicle support... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Hyundai Tucson, IIHS small front overlap crash test

Some small SUVs may stint front passengers on safety: IIHS

In a recent test of small crossover-utility vehicles, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that front-seat passengers may not be as well protected as... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Which countries have plans for all new cars to be electric, and when?

Plug-in electric cars currently make up a fairly small percentage of the millions of new vehicles sold globally. But within the next two decades, they may be the only new... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Virginia dealers double down on Tesla attack, demand probe of sales

Tesla Motors continues to battle Virginia car dealers over the opening of a second company-owned retail store in the Old Dominion State. In March, the Virginia Automobile... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Tesla buys SolarCity, 200-mile Nissan Leaf, replacing an old Toyota Prius: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla Motors moves to buy SolarCity, the next-generation Nissan Leaf is slated to get a larger battery pack and 200 miles of range, and options for replacing an old... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Rogue

Nissan Juke, Rogue crossover SUVs to offer all-electric versions?

It's a frequent complaint from car shoppers: all the affordable electric cars are small hatchbacks or sedans, but I want an SUV. Indeed, there's only one all-electric... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
Tesla gallery at Nordstrom

Want a solar panel with your electric car? Tesla bets you do in SolarCity bid

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is betting that electric car buyers want home solar panels in addition to batteries. In fact, he’s betting nearly $3 billion on the idea. On... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota hints it may be more friendly toward electric cars: report

Toyota has shown very little interest in battery-electric cars. The company has taken the position that hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains are more practical choices... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Has Germany's long love affair with diesels finally collapsed?

It's been 80 years since the first Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicle went into volume production. Over that time, German makers have developed, refined, and promoted the... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Panasonic to build electric-car battery cells at Tesla gigafactory this year: report

Panasonic is currently Tesla's sole supplier of battery cells for its electric cars, and a partner in the carmaker's massive lithium-ion cell "gigafactory" in Nevada. The... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
Jen Smith with her new 2016 Toyota Prius Four

Replacing my old Toyota Prius hybrid: what are my options?

The opening photo tells the story: when Jen Smith needed to replace her faithful 2006 Toyota Prius, she ended up buying the new fourth-generation Prius that debuted this... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Next Nissan Leaf confirmed for 60-kwh battery, 200 miles of range

The second-generation Nissan Leaf will have a range of at least 200 miles, provided by a new battery pack with a capacity of 60 kilowatt-hours. This will help the next... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
1996 General Motors EV1

Most influential green cars, 2017 BMW i3 details, Leaf vs Prius: Today's Car News

Today, we name the 12 most influential green cars in history, look at additional details on the 2017 BMW i3 electric car, and compare a Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius on cost... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
Hollywood Electrics Racing motorcycle, 2014 class winner at Pikes Peak

Electric motorcycles return to Pikes Peak to race into the clouds

Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The peak is 14,115 feet (4,300 meters) high, and the road to the top is 12.42... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
 

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