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2019 Tesla Model S Long Range vs. 2013 Model S 85: How do they compare in value?

When I bought my first Tesla Model S back in 2013, it had already been named that year’s Green Car Reports’ Best Car to Buy, and Consumer Reports had just... read more May 22, 2019 by

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

GM's over-the-air updates, EPA's new math, hydrogen from seawater: Today's Car News

The EPA plans to stop counting potential lives saved from new pollution rules. GM reveals a platform that's connected to the future. Stanford scientists devise a way to use... read more May 21, 2019 by

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Report: EPA model will count fewer deaths to help favor coal plants

The EPA is following through on plans to reduce the number of deaths it counts as attributable to air pollution, reportedly in an effort to support the Trump Administration's... read more May 21, 2019 by

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"What kinds of EV incentives are most effective?" Take our Twitter poll

On Monday, we took a look at how electric cars have become the new norm in Norway. There, they've moved beyond early adopters and die-hards to the early mass market. In... read more May 21, 2019 by

2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Seawater could bring breakthrough for hydrogen cars

The biggest problem for hydrogen fuel-cell cars has been where to get a plentiful, affordable supply of hydrogen that doesn't contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Now... read more May 21, 2019 by

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GM builds new electric architecture for EVs, self-driving cars

As future cars go electric, self-driving, and more connected with the outside world, they're going to faster connectivity inside the vehicle. To that end, General Motors just... read more May 21, 2019 by

2019 Hyundai Elantra

Tesla cutbacks, Norway EVs, Hyundai filters, Hawaii beaches: Today's Car News

Electric cars have become "normal" in Norway. Hyundai aims to keep particulates out of the cabin. Hawaii fights climate change with a sea wall. And CEO Elon Musk takes... read more May 20, 2019 by

2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Big investment not enough for long term at Tesla, Musk says: report

Tesla may have only enough money to survive another 10 months, CEO Elon Musk told employees in an email on Thursday. The email was first reported by Reuters, which was shown... read more May 20, 2019 by

Island of O'ahu, Hawaii. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Hawaii responds to global warming threat against Waikiki beach

Climate scientists have issued frequent warning about the effects of rising sea levels from global warming on cities such as Miami and New York. But among the first places in... read more May 20, 2019 by

Hyundai Smart Air Purification system

Hyundai system purifies cabin air, raises awareness about pollution levels

As virtuous as one might be in choosing a vehicle that doesn’t produce tailpipe emissions, there’s a hazy reality to traveling by car: That you’re stuck... read more May 20, 2019 by

Cars queuing for DC fast charging  -  Ståle Frydelund/Norwegian EV Association

Why Norway leads the world in electric vehicle adoption

Norway has only 5.26 million people—about half the size of Los Angeles County in population, and with only about 35 percent of LA's vehicles on its roads. But there's... read more May 20, 2019 by

1916 Owen Magnetic Tourer  -  Bonhams Tupelo Automobile Museum Auction (2019)

Series hybrids were the next big thing 100 years ago: Are they any more likely today?

The 1916 Owen Magnetic Tourer that crossed the Bonhams auction block last month was more than a beautiful snapshot from an obscure moment in American automotive history. As... read more May 19, 2019 by

Volkswagen California Ocean Red

Battery supplies, Mercedes-Benz EQC review, CARB’s potential pushback: The Week in Reverse

What U.S. state wants to charge $1,000 per year for registering an electric vehicle? Which vehicle brand said no to a future that retires the internal combustion engine? And... read more May 18, 2019 by

2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility

Renewable growth slows, CARB weighs its options, BMW i3 recalled: Today's Car News

California considers some extreme options as the federal government prepares to reveal new fuel economy rules. Carbon dioxide levels are climbing while growth in renewables... read more May 17, 2019 by

Offshore wind farm

Renewable energy growth falters as carbon dioxide hits record levels

The past couple of weeks have seen the convergence of two troubling trends. Perhaps most troubling, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography released data last week from the... read more May 17, 2019 by


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