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2020 Ford electric SUV teaser

Trademark filings show Ford may call electric SUV the "Mach E"

Fans of the Ford Mustang didn't take it well earlier this year when Ford suggested it might call its upcoming 300-mile electric SUV the Mach 1. Now new trademark filings... read more December 6, 2018 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Electric cars cheaper than gas ones by 2020, says Chinese battery supplier

Envision Energy, a Chinese company that bought Nissan's former AESC battery business, says it will be able to make battery packs for less than $100 per kilowatt-hour in the... read more December 6, 2018 by


 
VW MEB platform

VW says it is now developing its last generation of gas, diesel engines

Our readers speculate a lot on this site about how long it will be until gas and diesel engines fade out, and the transition to electric cars is complete. Volkswagen may just... read more December 6, 2018 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

2019 Toyota Prius AWD price, more VW electrics, French protests: Today's Car News

Toyota announced pricing for the new 2019 Prius AWD-e. In trade talks with the Trump administration, VW's CEO revealed the company could use Ford factories in the U.S. to... read more December 5, 2018 by


 
VW ID family

VW could use US Ford factories to build its upcoming electric cars

In trade talks in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess revealed the automaker is talking with Ford about using its factories in the U.S., and possibly... read more December 5, 2018 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

What electric car are you most excited to hear about from the LA Auto Show? Twitter poll results

Pickups and electric cars. Two opposites that haven't been attracted to each other—until now. Our readers, though, seem excited about the possibility of combining the... read more December 5, 2018 by


 
Gasoline prices in California, August 2012 [photo: Brenda Priddy]

Rioting protesters win delay of new French carbon tax

Rioting in the streets is the sword of Damocles hanging over every decision a politician makes—especially when those streets happen to be French. And rioting in the... read more December 5, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota Prius

2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e priced at $27,300

Toyota has released pricing for the new all-wheel-drive version of the Prius that it revealed at the LA auto show last week. The base version of the all-wheel drive model... read more December 5, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Volt

Tesla Model 3, long-range Nissan Leaf, cutting tax credits: Today's Car News

The Trump administration plans to end tax credits for plug-in cars. The EPA released official range and efficiency estimates for the Tesla Model 3 Mid Range. The long range... read more December 4, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 Mid Range goes an EPA-official 260 miles

EPA range ratings are funny things—they're never official until they're official. Tesla released its Model 3 Mid Range in early November, in an effort to offer a... read more December 4, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Volt

What will happen to GM's Voltec system now that the Chevy Volt has been discontinued?

GM's discontinuation of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid—sorry, extended-range electric vehicle—technology last month came as a blow to many plug-in car fans. The... read more December 4, 2018 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf showing battery pack (Source: Nissan)

Long-range Nissan Leaf missing from LA Auto Show

One key car was missing from the electric lineup at last month's LA auto show: the updated, long-range Nissan Leaf. Leaf fans have been eagerly anticipating the long-range... read more December 4, 2018 by


 
Trump Chief Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow

Trump administration plans to end electric-car tax credits

As tax credits begin to expire for some automakers and the electric-car industry begins to lobby to extend them, the Trump administration plans to end them altogether... read more December 4, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz

Electric tipping point, Mazda electric plans, climate doom, more chargers: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the tipping point for electric cars, which executives from VW and ChargePoint say is already here, and whether it has come soon enough to save the planet's... read more December 3, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen MEB platform architecture

VW’s new U.S. CEO: The tipping point on EVs is already here

Some executives at major automakers continue to insist that electric cars remain years away from becoming a mainstream reality—and that it’s harder to sell them... read more December 3, 2018 by


 

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