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BMW i5 electric crossover SUV in 2019: latest rumor-mill roundup

BMW i5 electric crossover SUV in 2019: latest rumor-mill roundup

The next electric BMW has been the subject of intense interest and discussion for many months. Now, we think we've pieced together a rough idea of the car, its timing, its configuration, and its technology. The BMW i5 electric crossover SUV (with optional range extender) will likely be unveiled at...

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Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Tesla gigafactory grand opening event to be held July 29

Tesla will open the doors to its massive battery "gigafactory" to the general public July 29. The company will host a grand opening event attended by, among others, owners... read more May 29, 2016 by


 
Steve Marsh's 2011 Nissan Leaf: 11 Months, 36,000 Miles

2011 Nissan Leaf electric car crosses 150,000 miles of commuting (updated)

Many drivers with a 130-mile round-trip each day to work and back might deem the 73-mile EPA-rated range of a 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car far too little to qualify for the... read more May 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla's secret software, VW diesel progress, Chevy Jolt EV, Nissan batteries: The Week in Reverse

Which completely fictional electric car caused a stir on the Interwebs over the last few weeks? And, what secret software are some Tesla cars running in real-world driving to... read more May 28, 2016 by


 
2014 Buick Verano Turbo

High-mileage Nissan Leaf, RIP Buick Verano, Tesla Autopilot limits: Today's Car News

Today, we have a 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car with 150,000 miles on its odometer, another victim of strong SUV sales in the form of the Buick Verano, and why Tesla's... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot

Let's be clear: Tesla's Autopilot is not a 'self-driving car'

Tesla's "Autopilot" system can do some impressive things. It can steer a car through traffic, and execute passing maneuvers with no involvement from the driver other than a... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Beijing smog

China mulls congestion charge, quotas in Beijing for emission, traffic woes

Since the 1950s, California has been a global leader in efforts to limit and then eliminate emissions from motor vehicles. But with hazardous and choking air pollution in its... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Toyota eCom - photo by Mytho88 - via Wikimedia Commons

Automobile Driving Museum show offers electric-car history retrospective

The first modern electric cars to go on sale in large numbers were the Nissan Leaf and first-generation Chevrolet Volt, both of which arrived in showrooms in December 2010... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Buick Verano Turbo

Buick Verano to die as yet another small sedan gives way to SUVs

As General Motors' Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan, gains a new model to build, it will also lose one. The Buick Verano compact sedan currently built at the... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Secret Tesla software, VW diesel settlement progress, wireless-charging standards: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla uses secret software to test "Autopilot" autonomous features on customer cars, Volkswagen and Federal regulators make progress on a diesel settlement, and the... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

Start-stop systems to be offered on all GM vehicles by 2020

General Motors is about to commit to engine start-stop systems in a big way. Start-stop systems—which shut off the engine while a car is stationary to save... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
Wireless charging mat  -  Nissan Leaf

Wireless charging guidelines issued by SAE standards group

There's been a lot of talking about wireless charging for electric cars recently. The convenience of being able to charge without plugging in may well appeal to buyers who... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW diesel settlement: progress being made on details, judge says

The Federal judge overseeing negotiations toward a U.S. settlement of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal said Tuesday that good progress was being made toward... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Secret Tesla software updates simulate new Autopilot abilities on customers' cars

Tesla Motors regularly releases new features for its electric cars via over-the-air software updates. The system allows Tesla to upgrade its cars quickly, without... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Musk vs Buffett, How VW scandal was uncovered, Isle of Man TT Zero: Today's Car News

Today, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett battle over carbon-free electricity in Nevada, engineers explain how they uncovered Volkswagen's diesel-emissions cheating, and we take a... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Elon Musk vs Warren Buffett: how two titans see carbon-free electricity

There's an energy battle brewing in Nevada. The Silver State is witnessing a fight between two energy companies promoting different visions of energy policy, led by two very... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
 

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