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2018 Hyundai Kona, 2017 Los Angeles auto show

Gas-tax hike, Kia Sorento Diesel, Bolt EV after a year, 37-mpg F-150, electric cars in CA: Today's Car News

Today, we've got an interesting mix of stories, from a debate over how many electric cars California needs to the source of funds for an engine promised to deliver 37 mpg in... read more January 19, 2018 by


 
Achates 2.7-liter opposed-piston gasoline compression-igntion engine in Ford F-150 test pickup truck

Achates engine in Ford F-150 pickup targets 37 mpg, with Saudi oil company backing

One year ago at the Detroit auto show, a company called Achates Power unveiled models of a new kind of internal-combustion engine. With opposed pistons in the middle and... read more January 19, 2018 by


 
Nikola Tesla on Serbian dinar banknote

What you need to know about electric-car namesake Nikola Tesla

This month marks the 75th year since the death of famed inventor and and electrical innovator Nikola Tesla, a man whose life is as interesting as his technical achievements... read more January 19, 2018 by


 
John and Mimi Porter of San Diego, California, with their new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, in Feb 2017

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car: owners' impressions after a year

Californians got the chance to buy Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars before everyone else, and the compact hatchback has sold well in the state, aided by its 238-mile rated... read more January 19, 2018 by


 
2019 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento Diesel crossover utility vehicle confirmed by company

With Volkswagen having left a gaping void in the North American market for diesel vehicles, other automakers are taking a chance at exploiting the fuel for their own... read more January 19, 2018 by


 
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Gas tax should rise 25 cents to fund road repair: US Chamber of Commerce

It's an unusual thing, to say the least, when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce publicly suggests a major tax increase. In general, the pro-business lobbying group advocates for... read more January 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid charging at Crevier BMW, Santa Ana, California, Dec 2017

Number of electric cars California needs to cut 2030 emissions unclear: 4 million or 7 million?

One of California's largest electricity producers recently published a white paper that analyzed how the state will achieve its 2030 greenhouse-gas targets—and it... read more January 19, 2018 by


 
Infiniti Q Inspiration, 2018 Detroit auto show

Ferrari, Infiniti embrace EVs; Mazda takes the top EPA slot; Ford has more EVs to come: Today's Car News

Today, we look at details about Fisker, learn more about luxury brands coming around to electrification, and Mazda takes home another win from the EPA's calculators. All this... read more January 18, 2018 by


 
Henrik Fisker

Fisker EMotion: here's why we're skeptical about Fisker's latest electric car

After the rise and fall of Henrik Fisker's former automotive venture, a number of analysts and enthusiasts are skeptical about his newest company—Fisker, Inc.—and... read more January 18, 2018 by


 
2016 Mazda 3

Mazda tops EPA fuel-efficiency rankings for fifth year in a row

Pick-ups and SUVs are rapidly taking over the American automotive landscape, but there's at least one measure in which it benefits an automaker to sell fewer of those... read more January 18, 2018 by


 
Sergio Marchionne

Ferrari, Infiniti: Even laggards, skeptics come round to electric cars

Back in 2013, Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo proclaimed, "I don’t believe in the electric cars"—all but solidifying the automaker's position for the future... read more January 18, 2018 by


 
Infiniti Q Inspiration design sketch

Pickup truck tech, revised CAFE rules, China EV sales, 'historic' opportunity for carmakers: Today's Car News

Today, we've got data from China on plug-in vehicle sales, an intriguing hint on pickup powertrains, a date for revised CAFE rules, and an affirmation of electric cars by an... read more January 17, 2018 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

China plug-in electric vehicle sales in 2017: almost four times those in the U.S.

Compared to previous years, overall car-sales growth in the U.S. has all but plateaued at around 17.5 million. China is doing little better, with growth reaching just 3... read more January 17, 2018 by


 
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CAFE proposal coming March 30: automakers hope national rules survive

It's been hanging out there in limbo for more than six months: the answer to the question of what happens to gas-mileage rules under Trump. Given the daily political turmoil... read more January 17, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Silverado, 2018 Detroit auto show

New 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup: planned for all powertrain types

Vehicle launches at auto shows include a dance between automakers, which only want certain information revealed, and journalists, who want to put specific news items into a... read more January 17, 2018 by


 

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