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Will 3-wheeled so-called 'autocycles' break out this year? We're skeptical

Will 3-wheeled so-called 'autocycles' break out this year? We're skeptical

Three-wheeled vehicles have never been remotely popular in North America, but some new makers of these unusual vehicles are hoping for a resurgence of interest. Falling into a gray area between cars and motorcycles, production-ready electric and gasoline 3-wheeled vehicles have been wheeled out by... read more

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2016 Nissan Note e-Power

Nissan e-Power series hybrid builds on electric-car expertise

This morning, in Japan, Nissan unveiled what its lineup has long been missing: strong hybrid technology. The company's new e-Power hybrid system, demonstrated in a Nissan... read more November 2, 2016 by


 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk presents Powerwall 2.0 and SolarCity solar roof

Tesla debuts bigger PowerWall 2.0 battery, glass solar-roof tiles from SolarCity

Late last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk held a press conference whose underlying message was support for the proposed combination of Tesla with solar installer SolarCity... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
Formula E car in New York City

Formula E electric-car race coming to New York City next July

Most drivers likely associate New York City with grueling traffic, scarce parking, and other aggravating situations. But could the Big Apple soon become known for... electric... read more September 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

IIHS names 2017 Chevrolet Volt a Top Safety Pick+

In the most recent round of crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2017 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid performed quite well. The... read more September 15, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW 330e

BMW 330e plug-in hybrid ads: no wait for Tesla Model 3 needed

The Tesla Model 3 electric car, which its maker says will launch late next year with 200 miles of range and a $35,000 price, has caused a few shock waves across the car... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

What will VW do with 400,000 dirty diesel cars it buys back?

After nine long months, the details of the VW diesel emission proposed settlement are out—hundreds of pages of them in at least 18 documents. Right up top is the... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Hyundai Tucson, IIHS small front overlap crash test

Some small SUVs may stint front passengers on safety: IIHS

In a recent test of small crossover-utility vehicles, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that front-seat passengers may not be as well protected as... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S stretch limousine (Photo by Big Limos)

Tesla Model S: better electric stretch limo than Nissan Leaf?

On paper, the Tesla Model S seems like a good candidate for green-minded limousine operators. It's a luxury sedan, which is a common starting point for stretch-limousine... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

2016 Toyota Prius hybrid gets good IIHS, NHTSA crash safety scores

The 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid has already been on sale for a few months, but crash-test scores are just now being released. The fourth-generation Prius did well in both... read more April 11, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S for kids by Radio Flyer

Tesla Model S Radio Flyer: Ludicrous Mode For Junior

Now there's a Tesla electric car for people that aren't even old enough to drive yet. Radio Flyer collaborated with Tesla to make a Model S for kids, and it could be the... read more February 19, 2016 by


 
Colas Wattway road-mounted solar panels

France Will Pave Roads With 620 Miles Of Solar Panels

Thanks to a steep drop in the price of photovoltaic cells, you're more likely to see solar panels on buildings as you drive along. But what if one day you drove on those... read more February 17, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

How Tesla Techs Service Model S Electric Cars: Software Screens Revealed

Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] handles pretty much every step of the sales and service process differently. In addition to that, it’s also conceived its Model S and Model X... read more February 17, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model X vs Tesla Model S drag race screencap

Tesla Model X Vs Tesla Model S: Ludicrous Drag-Strip Faceoff (Video)

We've seen plenty of videos of the Tesla Model S showing its taillights to other cars in drag racing--sometimes even embarrassing some expensive supercars. But how well can... read more February 15, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car  [November 2015]

VW e-Golf: Staying Connected With Car-Net Services, Smartphone App

Increasingly, buying or leasing a new car includes connectivity that extends well beyond the driver’s seat and the car’s cabin—to one’s smartphone and... read more December 15, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Electric Cars Will Be For Mass Market: CEO Ghosn

The success of the Tesla Model S has automakers--particularly German automakers--scrambling to build pricey luxury plug-in electric cars to compete with the upstart from... read more November 25, 2015 by


 

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