2019 Honda Insight video review First Drives June 19, 2018

2019 Honda Insight video review

You could be forgiven for not remembering the two Honda vehicles that have worn an Insight badge before. The first was a quirky hatchback two-seater that struggled for acceptance with mainstream...

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Tesla Autopilot

NHTSA orders Autopilot Buddy off market, calling it a danger to road users

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday ordered the Autopilot Buddy's maker to pull it off the market in the U.S. Green Car Reports reported last week... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

Kia Niro crash test, first Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD, and falling battery prices: Today's Car News

The Kia Niro (mostly) aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests. Tesla has built the first Model 3 Performance AWD variant. Falling battery prices could... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Renewables to generate half of worldwide electricity by 2050: report

Falling prices for lithium-ion batteries will enable half the world's electricity to come from renewable solar and wind by 2050. That still won't be enough to meet global... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Kia Niro hybrid nets top Safety Pick+ award, when properly equipped

Tick all the right boxes and the 2018 Kia Niro earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, the crash-testing agency said last week. To get to the highest-rated Niro, buyers... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure

First Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD built; Musk claims company was "sabotaged"

After laying off 9 percent of its workforce last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent a company-wide email in which he claimed an employee had committed "extensive and damaging... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

What does a "green car" mean to you? Twitter poll results

Our readers are nothing if not consistent. When we asked our Twitter followers last week to choose what they consider a "green car," a solid majority said nothing but a pure... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
Polestar 1

Audi arrest, Tesla Model S fire, charging labels, and our Twitter poll: Today's Car News

German authorities arrested the head of Audi over diesel cheating scandal. A Tesla caught fire in L.A. Chargeway labels are coming to help make charging easier. And what's... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

What's the longest trip you've taken in your electric car? Take our Twitter poll

Long road trips consistently has been a concern for electric-car owners. With barely 80 miles of range, and a sparse network of public charging stations—much less... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler

Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

VW's diesel scandal is far from over. In the latest move on the political chessboard, German authorities arrested the head of VW's luxury division Audi at his home Monday... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
Director Michael Morris's Tesla Model S on fire [PHOTO CREDIT - MARY MCCORMICK]

Director's Tesla Model S catches fire in L.A.

A Tesla fire in Los Angeles last week is drawing attention again to the safety of the cars' lithium-ion batteries. British television and stage director Michael Morris drove... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
Mockup of Chargeway dealership kiosk to explain charging to electric-car shoppers, June 2018

Why Chargeway matters: making EV charging comprehensible for buyers, dealers, utilities, networks

Ask anyone what kind of fuel their next car will take, and you'll likely get one of three answers: regular, premium, or diesel. Ask that same person what kind of charging an... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
New Ford Police Interceptor

Big bets on Byton, Ford "exploring" hybrids with its popular SUV, and Hyundai Ioniq is back; The Week in Reverse

What's next for the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq? What's next for Ford's Explorer? And what's coming from electric-car startup Byton? This is our look back at the Week In... read more June 17, 2018 by


 
2019 Kia Niro EV

Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India... read more June 16, 2018 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL fast-charging at NRG evGo Freedom Station, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

Software fix for 2016-17 Nissan Leafs may improve battery range

In March we told you about a study of a small group of 2016 and 2017 Nissan Leaf models equipped with the larger, 30-kwh battery pack that had abnormal battery degradation... read more June 15, 2018 by


 
Hyundai Nexo self-driving prototype

South Korean government trims orders for Hyundai Nexo hydrogen-fuel cars

Nine months after announcing its intention to buy 10,000 Hyundai Nexo hydrogen-fueled cars, the South Korean government has halved its order. That's according to Business... read more June 15, 2018 by


 

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