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Drivers Say Fuel Economy Better Than EPA Ratings; Discrepancies Matter, Though

Drivers Say Fuel Economy Better Than EPA Ratings; Discrepancies Matter, Though

When it comes to fuel economy, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ratings printed on window stickers are the holy writ for U.S. new-car buyers. But those ratings come with the disclaimer "your mileage may vary" for a reason. The difference between EPA-rated fuel economy and the results from...

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2015 Chevrolet Cruze

New 2016 Chevy Cruze To Sell Alongside Older 'Cruze Limited'

The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be unveiled later today, but it seems that the previous-generation model will stick around as well. Automakers occasionally keep... read more June 24, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla's Contradictory Messages: Is Supercharging Unlimited, Or Not?

At Tesla’s annual shareholders’ meeting earlier this month, CEO Elon Musk groused about Model S owners who aggressively use the company’s Superchargers for... read more June 24, 2015 by 


 
General Motors Orion Assembly

Orion Plant For 2017 Chevy Bolt EV To Get Small Cadillac SUV As Well: UPDATE

The Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car will be built at General Motors' Orion Assembly plant, but it may not be the only new model rolling out of the plant over the next few... read more June 24, 2015 by 


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

Tesla Model 3 For 2017, Electric-Car Drag Racing, Elio Motors Seeks Funds: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla confirms its Model 3 electric car is still on track for a 2017 launch, electric-car drivers head to the drag strip, and Elio Motors looks to the general public... read more June 23, 2015 by 


 
Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors Offers Shares To Public In 'Crowdfunding' Investment Quest

When Paul Elio said in April that his startup carmaker, Elio Motors, was pursuing crowdsourced funding, most journalists likely imagined sites like Kickstarter or GoFundMe... read more June 23, 2015 by 


 
Electric cars at Sacramento Raceway open drag-strip day, Jun 2015  [photo: Michelle Thomas]

Electric Cars At Local Dragstrip: 8 Models, One Afternoon, Results Vary

By this point, many of us have seen videos and articles showing Tesla Model S high-performance versions running against loud and smoky gasoline cars. But these have almost... read more June 23, 2015 by 


 
tesla model s prototype 008

Tesla Model 3: Revealed Next Year, Production Starts 2017, Company Confirms

Tesla Motors hasn't been able to meet any initial production deadlines so far, which raises continuing questions about the timeliness of its planned 200-mile Model 3 electric... read more June 23, 2015 by 


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

2016 Chevy Cruze Hatch, Tesla & Panasonic, Porsche 918 Spyder Finale: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a report of a hatchback version of the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, potential differences between Tesla and Panasonic on electric-car battery development, and... read more June 22, 2015 by 


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Proposed 2021 Fuel Economy Rules For Heavy-Duty Trucks, Buses Released

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released proposed standards that would further boost the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses, starting in the 2021... read more June 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Do Tesla, Panasonic Differ Dramatically On Growth Of Electric Car Batteries?

The rate of sales growth for electric cars may be the greatest unknown in the auto industry as companies prepare to spend billions of dollars on new products. Electric-car... read more June 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Electric Car: Ultimate Guide, What You Need To Know

Back in December 2010, an unassuming compact hatchback hit the Japanese and American markets. A new small Nissan isn't normally the cause for fanfares and celebration, but... read more June 22, 2015 by 


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Toyota Fuel-Cell 'Megafactory' Matches Tesla Gigafactory In Impact

As shown by its roughly half-million references in Google, Tesla’s lithium-ion cell and battery Gigafactory is a big deal. And deservedly so. Producing the same volume... read more June 22, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

2016 Chevrolet Cruze To Be Shown This Week, Hatchback Model Included: Report

The U.S.-market version of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be unveiled on Wednesday, and Chevy has already teased new styling and technology features. But there's another... read more June 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Ends Production After 918 Units

For an automobile with such a small production run, the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar has spent quite a long time in the public eye. More than five years after... read more June 21, 2015 by 


 
DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

South Korea Wants More Electric-Car Charging Stations

South Korea electric-car sales have been helped significantly by government subsidies both national and local, but there's still much room for improvement. That's because... read more June 20, 2015 by 


 
 

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