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Toyota Camry Hybrid Battery: Electrician Spent $10, Not $4,000, To Fix

Toyota Camry Hybrid Battery: Electrician Spent $10, Not $4,000, To Fix

Who said modern cars are too complicated to work on at home? Some hybrid cars have been on the road for more than a decade now, but every vehicle needs some kind of maintenance eventually. DON'T MISS: How Long Do Hybrid Cars Last: Which Will Make 150,000 Miles? Faced with a potentially expensive...

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National Drive Electric Week 2014: Atlanta. Photo by Michael Beinenson.

Bill To Kill Georgia's Electric-Car Tax Credit Rises From The Dead

State politics can be a funny thing. Last week, a Georgia House bill to end the state's $5,000 tax credit for purchase or lease of a battery-electric vehicle was voted down... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
Continental eHorizon cloud-to-car system

Continental 'Cloud-To-Car' Navigation Boosts Fuel Efficiency By 3 Percent

Carmakers are working to optimize virtually ever part of new models for fuel efficiency. Soon, that may even include the navigation system. German automotive supplier... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S in Albuquerque's 'snowstorm' during NY-to-California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S 'Best Overall' Again In 2015

Well, Tesla Motors seems to have done it again. For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports has named the Tesla Model S its "Best Overall" vehicle to buy for 2015. DON'T... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai construction at Motomachi plant

Low-Volume Assembly Line For Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car

What do a hydrogen fuel-cell sedan and an exotic supercar have in common? In the case of the 2016 Toyota Mirai and the defunct Lexus LFA, the answer is: an assembly plant... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric pickup truck by Kollé

First Electric Pickup Truck: Renault Kangoo ZE Not For U.S. (Forbidden Fruit)

The field of electric cars is gradually growing more diverse, but so far no automaker has built an electric pickup truck and put it on sale. Now there is one, although it... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

2016 Chevy Volt Powertrain, EPA Fuel-Economy Testing Changes, Mazda Diesel Still Delayed: Today's Car News

Today we detail the 2016 Chevrolet Volt powertrain, look at new guidelines for EPA fuel-economy testing, and update the saga of the Mazda 6 diesel sedan. All this and more on... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid - details of Voltec drivetrain from SAE presentations, Feb 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt Powertrain: How It Works In Electric, Hybrid Modes

The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is sleeker, has more electric range, higher gas mileage, a fifth seat, and should be both faster and quieter on the road. But while GM hasn't... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

How Many Hydrogen Cars For Northeast U.S.? 10,000 In 10 Years, Plan Says

California is already home to the nation's sole hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and funds are in place to build more such stations over the next few years. That's why the... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mazda 6

Mazda Diesel Still On Tap, But Performance Must Be Suitable, Exec Says

More than two years after it was first announced, Mazda's SkyActiv-D diesel engine still hasn't made it to the U.S.--and it doesn't appear that will change in the near... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

Ford Hikes Cash Incentives On Last 2014 C-Max Hybrid, Energi Models

Last week, Ford cut prices on both the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of its 2016 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan. This week, the company is cutting costs for consumers in a... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

EPA Issues New Guidelines For Automaker Fuel-Economy Testing

In the wake of multiple incidents of misstated window-sticker ratings, government regulators are reevaluating how carmakers test for fuel economy. The U.S. Environmental... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Fisker To Be Renamed Elux, New Karma Not On Sale Before Next Year

Chinese maker Wanxiang, which bought the defunct Fisker Automotive out of bankruptcy, will rename the carmaker Elux, according to a Reuters report this morning. The company... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Tesla Goes Solar, China Vs. U.S. Electric-Car Sales, Acura CDX Rumor: Today's Car News

The sun is shining in our neck of the woods today, but Tesla Motors could also use some at its nearly-finished, solar-powered Supercharger, retail store, and service center... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Growing Corporate Power Counters Climate-Change Action, So Reframe Debate, Book Suggests

It's no secret that environmental demands and regulations pose an inconvenience for large corporations--but what if the problem is more fundamental than that? Beyond... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Will China Overtake The U.S. In Electric-Car Sales This Year?

Modern plug-in electric cars have been on sale in the U.S. since December 2010, and in China even longer. The BYD F3DM, a compact plug-in hybrid sedan, went into very limited... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
 

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