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What a prototype self-driving Tesla 'sees' on public roads

What a prototype self-driving Tesla 'sees' on public roads

Like a human driver, a self-driving car needs to "see" its environment in order to navigate through it. But instead of eyes, autonomous vehicles use an array of sensors—including cameras and radar—to detect objects and obstacles. So what does a self-driving car's view of the road look... read more

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Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jaguar I-Pace electric concept at LA Auto Show: video walkaround

Electric vehicles are hardly a new concept any more, but they've largely been the province of Nissan and Tesla. Add another nameplate to that battery-powered mix. The future... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

What will Tesla Motors be in 2025? Poll results

Ah, Tesla Motors, source of hope, dreams, visions, contempt, dismissal, hilarity, frustration, and so much more. The Silicon Valley startup automaker, now in its ninth year... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
Cumulative battery-electric and plug-in hybrid sales in California to hit 250,000 in Nov 2016 [PEVC]

250,000th plug-in electric car to be sold in California alone this month

It's long been obvious that California is the epicenter of emission reduction and electric-car adoption in the United States. And its outsize influence on U.S. environmental... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Renault Zoe electric car

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Sep 2016

The Renault Zoe again maintained the title of best-selling electric car in Europe for another month. The Renault hatchback was leading European electric-car sales in August... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Why the Tesla Model S became America's 'most-loved vehicle'

It's no secret that many Tesla Model S owners are very enthusiastic about their cars. A chance encounter with one can easily turn into a discussion of the virtues of Tesla's... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

BMW crosses sales of 100,000 plug-in electric cars

Almost exactly three years after the European launch of the i3 electric car in November 2013, BMW has reached a notable milestone in its electrification efforts. The German... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S P100D

Tesla Model S P100D to get 0-60 time of 2.4 seconds via software update: Musk

Tesla Motors ignores the standard product-development cycles used by other automakers. Rather than waiting for conventional model years to unveil new features, the Silicon... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: 30 miles of electric range, $76,000 base price

The 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid was first announced last year, but it won't go on sale until early in 2017. As that launch date draws nearer, we've learned more... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: 124 miles of range, more motor power, LA Auto Show debut

Later this morning, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf will be unveiled at the second of two Los Angeles Auto Show media preview days. Along with the many updates made to other... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Mini Countryman

New 2017 Mini Countryman, including plug-in hybrid: 'biggest Mini yet'

Over the past few years, Mini models have been getting bigger, to point where most aren't particularly "mini" anymore. That might seem to go against what the brand is... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Is Trump presidency the real market test for electric cars?

One week ago this morning, the U.S. and the world woke up to learn that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States. The shockwaves of that election are... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Feds issue mandatory-noise rule for new electric, hybrid cars

The U.S. government finally issued its long-debated rules for noise-making devices in so-called "quiet cars." They require all new hybrid and plug-in electric cars to emit... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Battery-electric cars more cost-efficient at cutting emissions than fuel cells: Stanford study

There's been considerable debate among advocates of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars over which technology is better for the environment. While neither vehicle... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai Ioniq Electric car to get 200 miles of range 'soon'

Hyundai's product planners seem to have a bit of an issue on their hands. The South Korean automaker is set to launch an all-electric version of its Ioniq hatchback... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: first drive of plug-in hybrid minivan

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid wraps a number of firsts into one innovative package. The Pacifica minivan, launched this year, has received positive reviews for its... read more November 15, 2016 by


 

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