Battery Breakthrough To Boost Nissan Electric Cars To One In 10 Sales Around 2020, Exec Says

Battery Breakthrough To Boost Nissan Electric Cars To One In 10 Sales Around 2020, Exec Says

Back in November 2009, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said 20 percent of his company's sales would be electric cars by 2020--and that electric cars would make up 10 percent of global sales. But Ghosn was widely pillored for his projections just a few years later, when Nissan Leaf sales proved slower than...

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2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Reliability, Take Two: Are Newer Owners Less Tolerant?

Tesla's stellar reputation was somewhat tarnished earlier this week with the news that Consumer Reports is withdrawing its recommendation for the Model S. The magazine said... read more October 23, 2015 by 

Honda's Marysville Auto Plant Manager Rob May announces the plant's new paint line.

Wringing Out Car-Making Efficiencies: Honda's 'Green Path' Detailed

It's well established by now that the energy required to extract raw materials and turn them into a finished car is considerably less than the energy that car will consume... read more October 22, 2015 by 

Aston Martin RapidE concept

Aston Martin RapidE, Tesla Autopilot Coast-to-Coast, BMW i3 Range Boost: Today's Car News

Today, we have a first look at the all-electric Aston Martin RapidE, a team claims to have driven coast-to-coast relying on Tesla's Autopilot system, and the BMW i3 will get... read more October 22, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S Autopilot engaged during cross-country record attempt

Autopilot drives Tesla Model S Electric Car Coast-To-Coast (More Or Less)

The Tesla Autopilot autonomous-driving system was only released last week, contained in one of the company's periodic software updates. Tesla itself doesn't consider the... read more October 22, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3

BMW i3 Electric Car To Get Longer Range Next Year, CEO Says

The BMW i3 electric car will get a longer range next year, and it will soon be followed by another "i" model, the carmaker's chief executive says. That would expand the BMW... read more October 22, 2015 by 

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

VW Diesel Owners In Limbo Until Recall Issued, While Cars Lose Value

Yesterday, Volkswagen told owners of its 2009-2015 TDI diesel vehicles to search online to see if their cars will need to be recalled. And it's already announced a recall of... read more October 22, 2015 by 

Aston Martin RapidE concept

All-Electric Aston Martin RapidE: Now THIS Is A Tesla Competitor! (Video)

Almost any new electric car tends to be pitched as a "Tesla competitor" these days, down to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV subcompact hatchback. Yesterday, however, British... read more October 22, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Loses CR Recommendation, Back To The Future, GM And LG Partnership: Today's Car News

Today, Consumer Reports says the Tesla Model S has too many reliability issues to warrant a recommendation, General Motors and LG Chem detail their partnership for the... read more October 21, 2015 by 

Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept

2017 Chevy Bolt EV Development: GM, LG Chem Reveal Deep Partnership

When General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV concept last January at the Detroit Auto Show, the 200-mile electric car was a shock to the industry... read more October 21, 2015 by 

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Will My Diesel Volkswagen Be Recalled? Check Your VIN On VW Website

Volkswagen customers can now find out if their diesel cars are involved in the still-unfolding emission-cheating sandal, using an online tool from the company's website. It's... read more October 21, 2015 by 

2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S: Too Many Problems To Recommend, Consumer Reports Says

Every honeymoon comes to an end sooner or later, and so it was with Consumer Reports and its former paramour, the Tesla Model S electric car. As part of its yearly... read more October 21, 2015 by 

Michael J. Fox and Christoper Lloyd in Toyota Mirai "Back to the Future" film

Toyota Mirai, Electric DeLorean Highlight Back To The Future Movie Anniversary

You may have noticed that Back to the Future references have come into vogue lately. That's because this week marks the 30th anniversary of the time-travel film franchise... read more October 21, 2015 by 

Saab 9-3-based development mules for Turkish national car project

Old Saab 9-3 To Become Turkish National Car; Electric Version May Be Included

By all rights, Saab should have faded into history long ago--but like a zombie, the Swedish brand continues to shamble along. Back in 2012, a consortium known as National... read more October 21, 2015 by 

James Dyson with digital motors  [image: Dyson]

Dyson Buys Solid-State Battery Startup Sakti3 For $90 Million

Dyson, the U.K. company famous for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has acquired solid-state battery company Sakti3 in a deal worth $90 million. The news comes just seven months... read more October 20, 2015 by 

2016 Scion iA drive event, Philadelphia area, Sept 2015

2016 Scion iA Review, Honda Solar Charging, VW On Electric Cars: Today's Car News

Today, we drive the 2016 Scion iA subcompact sedan, Honda tests solar-powered electric-car charging in the Marshall Islands, and some digging reveals that Volkswagen thought... read more October 20, 2015 by 


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