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2018 Nissan Leaf: does it pioneer the 'mid-range' electric car?

2018 Nissan Leaf: does it pioneer the 'mid-range' electric car?

With the 2018 Nissan Leaf due to arrive at U.S. dealers in four or five months, next year is shaping up to be a very interesting test of what buyers want in battery-electric cars. Much of the focus has been on the new car's range rating, projected to be 150 miles combined when it's confirmed by the...

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BYD Qin EV300

China developing timetable to end sales, production of gasoline cars

The auto industry has now grudgingly accepted that battery-electric cars will make up some portion of the world's new vehicles in years to come. But a milestone in that trend... read more September 10, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Want to buy a used, updated Volkswagen TDI diesel car? Your VW dealer will get first dibs

Updated Volkswagen diesel vehicles with new engine software will soon be back on the market, but those looking to buy one will have to wait for their local dealership... read more September 10, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Mazda SkyActiv-X engine, 2018 Nissan Leaf, electric-car sales, Mercedes concept: The Week in Reverse

Which two prototype cars did we drive in Japan and report on this week? How many hundreds of thousands of miles have several electric cars now covered? This is our look back... read more September 9, 2017 by


 
Teaser for self-driving Audi concept debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

2018 Leaf sales goal, advertising electric cars, Uber bans diesels, Lexus NX hybrid: Today's Car News

Today, we've got clever new ads that highlight how electric cars should be sold, an Uber ban on diesels in London, a sales goal for the 2018 Nissan Leaf, and more about next... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Goal for 2018 Nissan Leaf: double sales of new electric car

After lavish launch events around the world, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will go on sale next month in Japan and early next year in North America. The second generation... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

BYD: tiny electric cars for China could be 75 percent of sales

Chinese automaker BYD was the world's largest producer of plug-in electric cars last year, and the outlook for new markets in its home country are quite healthy, suggesting... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Lexus NX

2018 Lexus NX Hybrid gets more safety equipment at lower price

Drivers shopping the luxury crossover market have a new proposition to consider, and it comes with hybrid power. The updated 2018 Lexus NX 300h hybrid crossover will go on... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
'Faster Than You Think' electric-car marketing video from FleetCarma #EVsAreBetter campaign

New 'EVs are better' ads: how electric-car marketing should be done

People buy electric cars for many different reasons, only one of which is the environment. Others include their quieter, smoother performance; the immediate torque; the... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London

Uber to go all electric or hybrid in London by 2020, ban diesels, add clean-air fee to rides

Uber has announced it will require its 40,000 drivers in London to switch to hybrid or fully electric cars, and ban diesel vehicles from its fleet, by the end of 2019. By the... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ A Concept

Latest image shows shape of Mercedes EQA compact electric car for Frankfurt show

German luxury maker Mercedes-Benz has released another teaser photo of the electric-car concept it will reveal next week at the Frankfurt auto show. That vehicle will be the... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
2020 Mazda 3 prototype

Engines vs motors, Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, Niro Plug-In, electric-car sales: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a pair of stories on internal combustion, covering Mazda's innovative and fuel-efficient new SkyActiv-X engine and a dismissive comment on electric cars from... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2020 Mazda 3 prototype

Mazda's SkyActiv-X: diesel fuel economy from gasoline engine

The internal combustion engine, now more than 200 years old, will be with us for a long time to come yet. Powering more than 1 billion vehicles on the planet and almost 100... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt crosses 400,000 miles, September 2017   [photo: owner Erick Belmore]

2012 Chevy Volt has now crossed 400,000 miles, range remains steady

As more battery-electric cars are sold and more drivers become aware of them, the question of battery life recurs among pretty much every potential buyer. How long will the... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Death of engines overstated, fully electric world a 'comic book' fantasy: Japanese test company

Most analysts agree the future of the automobile will slowly but increasingly come to rely on battery power. Electric cars will slowly displace internal combustion engines... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales for Aug: Bolt EV leads Prime, Volt lower (updated)

The Chevrolet Bolt EV continued a steady sales rise last month as it solidified its position among the top three plug-in electric cars for which monthly U.S. sales are... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid (U.K. version)

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid goes on sale in UK

The Kia Niro Hybrid has been on sale in the United States since early 2017, but at its launch, the brand promised a plug-in hybrid version would arrive by the end of this... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Which company's electric-car success will surprise us? Take our Twitter poll

Sometimes the competition among global automakers can seem like watching a professional sports league. Powerhouse teams—GM, Renault Nissan, Toyota, VW Group, the four... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf debuts, CA's dirtiest diesels, plug-in hybrid future, nervous Big Oil: Today's Car News

Today's news is dominated by the global debut of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric cars, and we've got full details, prototype drive impressions, and a nine-point cheat sheet... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Volt

How important will plug-in hybrids be in 2025? Poll results

Car shoppers may not be buying huge numbers of all-electric cars yet, but they largely understand how they work. It's a car, you plug it in to charge a battery, it runs on... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

CA legislators propose $1 billion to remove dirtiest diesel trucks

The state of California has officially launched its legislative push for stricter heavy-duty truck and bus emission regulations. Following calls for the state to use its... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
 

 
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