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Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla expands Supercharger network as Model 3 rolls out

As Tesla works to ramp up Model 3 output to two-three times the levels of its previous models, the company is apparently anticipating the need for more Superchargers to... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
Shell Airflow Starship fuel economy record truck

Shell Airflow Starship semi truck leaves San Diego on record fuel-economy run

Truck driver Bob Sliwa hit the road on Thursday night in his carbon-fiber-bodied, diesel-powered semi truck, as he attempts to set a fuel economy record for big rigs by the... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S purchased with Bitcoins from Lamborghini Newport Beach

Bitcoin processing uses more power than Teslas do, for now

One criticism that doubters level at electric cars is that the electric grid may not have enough power to run them, at least in some places. While those concerns haven't... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

IIHS rates Tesla Model 3 automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning

After a spate of crashes involving drivers using Tesla's Autopilot system, the press is awash in speculation about its effectiveness. Now the IIHS, which rates accident... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model X

Tesla heads for China, BMW iNext concept, and Volvo ditches diesel: Today's Car News

The IIHS has rated the automatic emergency braking system on the Tesla Model 3, while Tesla has taken the first steps to set up shop independently in China. BMW has teased... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
2017 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

Volvo ditches diesel, but will half its cars be electric by 2024?

Volvo says it is going all-in on electric cars in an effort to turn the company into something of a Tesla alternative. To that end, the company has announced that half its... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
Teaser for BMW iNext debuting in 2021

BMW reveals its self-driving, electric iNext vision for the future

At BMW's annual shareholders' meeting in Germany on Thursday the company released a teaser image of its future iNext electric car. The image shows an SUV silhouette similar... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Report: Tesla moves to set up operations in China

Following a report last year that Tesla has received approval to build a factory in Shanghai, the company is setting up independent operations in China. According to a Wall... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight, 2018 New York auto show

Honda Insight production, electric car advertising, and Tesla AutoPilot sensors: Today's Car News

Honda has begun production of the new Insight hybrid in Indiana. Tesla reportedly rejected additional driver sensors for its Autopilot system. Are automakers actually... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

Northeast states band together to direct charging infrastructure

It sometimes seems as if everyone who buys an electric car lives in California. That's especially true from the perspective of officials in the Northeast, who have signed on... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
Chrysler Pacifica hybrid bear c ommercial still

Why aren't automakers advertising electric cars? Maybe they are

Sometimes you have to build a market when there's not one to cater to. How else would Ford have begun selling 300,000 Explorers a year when they were based on a rough-riding... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Report: Tesla rejected additional driver sensors for Autopilot

In Tesla’s earnings call last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed a spate of crashes with cars using the automaker’s Autopilot system, noting that the crashes... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

Honda starts production of new Insight hybrid in Indiana

Honda announced that it began building its third-generation Insight hybrid at its factory in Indiana this week. The company first introduced a concept version of the car at... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

Tesla Model 3 updates, Chevy Bolt EVs backordered, Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid driven: Today's Car News

We got a rundown of updates that Tesla has rolled out to existing Model 3 owners, and found five new features that new buyers can also expect. We got a first drive in a 2019... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 software updates revealed

As Tesla has been working to ramp up assembly of its more affordable Model 3 sedan, the company has also been adding features to existing examples with its over the air... read more May 15, 2018 by


 

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