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2015 Nissan Leaf: one year later, owner offers pros and cons

2015 Nissan Leaf: one year later, owner offers pros and cons

Sometimes being a revolutionary requires a lot of personal sacrifice, and sometimes it doesn’t. After one year of driving of a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car, I was surprised to find that daily driving with a gasoline car requires more sacrifice than with my electric. Like most people, before...

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2017 Toyota Prius

Toyota has now sold 10 million hybrids in 20 years, globally

Toyota has reached yet another significant milestone in global hybrid sales. The Japanese automaking giant has surpassed 10 million hybrid sales globally since the launch of... read more February 22, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about how the Tesla Model S can do the 0-60 run in 2.28 seconds

Video explains how Tesla Model S P100D takes just 2.28 seconds to hit 60 mph

The Tesla Model S, now into its sixth model year, just keeps getting quicker. When Tesla introduced the current P100D version, it quoted a 0-to-60-mph time of 2.5 seconds... read more February 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: first drive review

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq isn't one car but three, with a unique choice of powertrains. The volume seller will be the Ioniq Hybrid, a dedicated hybrid (as is the Toyota Prius)... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept, 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles

2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel, Daimler electric truck, electric-car fees: Today's Car News

Today, we have more details on the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, Daimler confirms plans for an all-electric commercial truck, and multiple states ponder new fees for... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

State fees, penalties on electric cars proliferate this year

Several different states have continued to propose new fees for electric-car owners as a way to pay for road repairs. The fees are typically meant as a substitute for the... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
Pacific Gas & Electric plug-in hybrid Class 6 truck

Plug-in hybrid utility truck keeps lights on during emergencies

California electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric recently took delivery of a pair of new trucks that it hopes will help solve two problems. The first is power outages... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Mirai

Toyota Mirai update to fix output voltage on fuel cell electronics

Every Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car sold anywhere in the world will soon be recalled to address an issue with its onboard electronics. The problem lies with the output... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept

Volkswagen e-Golf to end when ID electric hatchback launches?

The Volkswagen e-Golf will arrive in dealerships this spring with a higher-capacity battery pack that gives the electric car an EPA-rated 124 miles of range. The number... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan

Chevy Cruze Diesel: quieter, more fuel-efficient, B20-capable

Automakers today find themselves in something of an unenviable position. Strict corporate average fuel economy rules continue to ratchet up, while President Trump... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept, 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles

Daimler to build large electric semi truck; Urban e-Truck results good so far

Following successful trials, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler plans to produce a small run of all-electric large commercial trucks for the European market. These trucks will be... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla granted patent on metal-air battery charging

When it comes to Tesla and electric-car batteries, the eyes of most analysts are currently on the automaker's "Gigafactory," which began battery-cell production earlier this... read more February 20, 2017 by


 
Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

U.S. household energy costs hit 50-year low

Substantial growth in U.S. renewable-energy capacity will undoubtedly have a positive environmental impact. But the reduction in carbon emissions renewable-energy advocates... read more February 19, 2017 by


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

Next Leaf, Bolt EV range, Ioniq prices, Tesla updates: The Week in Reverse

Which eagerly awaited electric car finally broke cover—and what worried question did those spy shots prompt? Why does Toyota think plug-in hybrids will catch on with... read more February 18, 2017 by


 
2018 Lexus LS, 2017 Detroit auto show

Maven gets Bolt EV, 2018 Lexus LS 500h, Tesla Supercharger live status: Today's Car News

Today, General Motors' Maven "mobility" brand adds Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars to its Los Angeles fleet, the 2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid is slated to appear at the 2017... read more February 17, 2017 by


 
wind farm

Wind energy capacity in Europe now exceeds total coal output

While homeowners are more familiar with photovoltaic solar panels, large-scale wind power is an increasingly important part of the growth in renewable energy. For the first... read more February 17, 2017 by


 
 

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