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2018 BMW 530e 'iPerformance' plug-in hybrid sedan for U.S. unveiled

2018 BMW 530e 'iPerformance' plug-in hybrid sedan for U.S. unveiled

The latest model in BMW's expanding lineup of plug-in hybrids sold in the U.S. is a version of its new 5-Series sedan, with a plug. Called the 530e iPerformance, it joins plug-in hybrid versions of the 3-Series and 7-Series sedans and the X5 SUV, as well as the sleek i8 coupe. Like all BMW plug-in...

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2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Norwegian Tesla owners, company settle out of court over performance claims

Norway is widely acknowledged as one of the world's friendliest places for electric cars. A combination of aggressive incentives, public interest, and short average commuting... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

California approves PG&E utility plan for 7,500 electric-car charging stations

California's latest tactic to promote electric-car adoption is to involve electric utilities in the installation and operation of charging infrastructure. Utilities in other... read more December 18, 2016 by


 
First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV buyers, Fremont, California: Bobby Edmonds, Bill Mattos, Steve Henry

Bolt EV sales start, Trump meets Musk, Prius Prime gas mileage: The Week in Reverse

Which long-anticipated and long-range electric car went on sale this week (on schedule)? How many climate-science deniers can president-elect Trump choose to run big federal... read more December 17, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Up!

Musk & Trump, VW online sales, Bolt EV gets AeroVironment charging station: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is named to President-elect Donald Trump's business-leader forum, Volkswagen experiments with online sales in Denmark, and the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
Chinese battery electric crossover: BYD e6 test drive, Los Angeles, May 2012

2016 BYD e6 electric taxi gets range increase to 187 miles: Forbidden Fruit

How would you like an all-electric wagon with five seats, a rear liftgate, and 187 miles of EPA-rated range? Sounds pretty good, right? You'd think such a vehicle might sell... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Up online sales in Denmark (promotional video screenshot)

VW will now sell you a car online, but only in Denmark, not the U.S.

These days, it's possible to order virtually anything online—but for the most part, buying a car still requires going to a physical dealership and signing papers. But... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla CEO Elon Musk named to Trump's business-leader forum

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been appointed to a forum of business leaders being assembled by President-elect Donald Trump. The addition of Musk and two other notable business... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
Coal's share of U.S. electricity generation, 1949-2015 [U.S. Energy Information Administration data]

No, coal isn't coming back: the reasons in 5 charts

The coal industry is on the decline, but the reason for that decline has become a subject of political debate. Supporters of fossil fuels blame the energy policies of the... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car with Aerovironment EVSE-RS charging station

Chevy Bolt EV will offer AeroVironment charging station

Charging at home is by far the most common way that electric-car owners in the U.S. recharge their vehicles today. For those that are able to install home charging stations... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
Size comparison of electric-car charging stations (EVSEs) on sale today, March 2016

Reminder: buy that electric-car charging station (or electric motorcycle) this month!

With any new presidential administration comes a certain degree of legislative uncertainty. Conflicting statements on many issues by president-elect Donald Trump have... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid Air, Rick Perry at DOE, car-sharing future: Today's Car News

Today, we have a first look at the design of Lucid Motors' luxury electric car, President-elect Donald Trump picks Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy, and Car2Go... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
EVgo DC fast-charging site in Baker, California

EVgo breaks ground on DC fast-charging station prepared for up to 350 kW

Longer-range electric cars will add flexibility for drivers, but they will also require changes to charging infrastructure. More powerful DC fast-charging stations will be... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, 2008

Trump: Rick Perry to lead Energy Department he vowed to eliminate

President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Energy is a man who once vowed to eliminate it. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is an ardent supporter of the... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
Car2Go in Chongqing, China

For car-sharing to grow, 6 assumptions are key: Daimler

Since its launch eight years ago, Daimler's Car2Go car-sharing service has expanded to multiple cities across Europe, the U.S., and China. Daimler—parent company of... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid reveals design for its luxury Air sedan, a Tesla competitor

Lucid Motors—the California automotive startup formerly known as Atieva—had previously announced its intention to build a long-range electric luxury sedan... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
 

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