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2018 Renault Zoe electric car in Purple Blackberry paint color

2018 Renault Zoe electric car: more powerful motor to go with last year's bigger battery

The subcompact Renault Zoe hatchback has been Europe's best-selling electric car for several years now. Last year, sales soared after it received a major upgrade to its... read more February 21, 2018 by


 
Hydrogen station in Nerima Ward, Japan

Germany's hydrogen stations exceed US; California beats Japan on density

As of today, there are 39 hydrogen fueling stations in the U.S., all but four of them in the state of California. They serve roughly 39 million Californians, whereas 284... read more February 21, 2018 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Where will we see the most electric-car innovation? Twitter poll results

Innovation can be a hard concept to define as it relates to electric cars. Sure, there are the powertrains and structural designs of the vehicles themselves—including... read more February 21, 2018 by


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

VW Vizzion concept; start-stop surge; Tesla, Nissan at 300K; Porsche diesels dead: Today's Car News

Today, we've got another electric concept car coming to Geneva in a couple of weeks, a surge in start-stop sales, a look at Nissan and Tesla sales landmark, and Porsche... read more February 20, 2018 by


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Porsche kills off its diesels, because customers no longer want them

Of the three brands caught up in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal in the U.S., Porsche was by far the least affected. It had sold only one diesel model, a version of... read more February 20, 2018 by


 
Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015

Nissan, Tesla surpass 300,000 electric cars; one started later, one did it with a single model

Only two automakers have built and sold more than 300,000 battery-electric cars to date. One is from Japan, the other from Silicon Valley. And each can claim a specific... read more February 20, 2018 by


 
2013 Ram 1500  -  engine start-stop system

Start-stop systems on U.S. light trucks doubled to one in five in a single year

Electric cars may be all the rage, but for now, all but a tiny fraction of the 250 million vehicles on U.S. roads burn gasoline or diesel fuel. One of the ways that new... read more February 20, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Volkswagen ID Vizzion concept debuting at 2018 Geneva auto show

Volkswagen ID Vizzion large all-electric sedan teased before Geneva debut

Volkswagen's first dedicated battery-electric vehicle will roll off the production lines in 21 months, but we won't see the compact hatchback ID model in North America... read more February 20, 2018 by


 
Flooded car in parking lot. Photo via Flickr user waitscm/CC2.0

How much does it matter that top Trump officials deny climate science? Take our Twitter poll

Throughout the world, the accepted science of climate change is no longer in dispute. Every nation on earth has now signed the Paris Climate Treaty to develop plans to reduce... read more February 20, 2018 by


 
Opel Ampera-e

Opel to swap Ampera-e (aka Bolt EV) for all-electric Corsa model in 2020

It's been six months since General Motors completed the sale of its Opel division in Europe to PSA Group, the French parent of the Citroën, DS, and Peugeot brands. With... read more February 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S

Will Tesla Model S be a "collector car"? Tuckers are, but Kaisers aren't: why?

Startup carmaker Tesla is just coming up on the 10th anniversary of its first delivery, the first of the 2,500 Roadster two-seat electric sports cars that launched it into... read more February 18, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 production, California vs EPA, plug-in Subaru plans, Ram diesel fines: The Week in Reverse

What Tesla Model 3 question seems to preoccupy quite a lot of people right now? How might the Trump Administration plan to justify slashing corporate average fuel-economy... read more February 17, 2018 by


 
2019 BMW i8 Roadster

$10K off BMW i3 in NJ, Trump likes gas taxes, Renault EV showroom, Model 3 numbers: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a pricey plug-in BMW, some numbers on the Tesla Model 3, news on Trump and gas taxes, and Renault's new electric-car-only showroom. All this and more on... read more February 16, 2018 by


 
2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car     [photo: Chris Neff]

More utilities give $10K off: BMW i3 electric car sales backed by SCE, PSE&G

How badly do you want to buy a BMW i3 electric car? Badly enough to move to areas of California where Southern California Edison will be your electric utility? Or to the... read more February 16, 2018 by


 
Rendering of Renault Electric Vehicle Experience Center, opened in Taby Centrum, Stockholm, Feb 2018

Renault opens its first electric-vehicle-only showroom, in Sweden

How to sell electric cars in these early years poses a quandry for all automakers. Tesla chose to avoid existing franchised dealerships and set up its own "stores," where... read more February 16, 2018 by


 

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