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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


 
Donald Trump

Trump backs 25-cent gas-tax boost for road repairs and infrastructure (maybe)

The federal gas tax, which was supposed to pay for repairs and expansion to roads maintained or funded by the national government, now does nothing of the kind. Congress last... read more February 16, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

California now testing pre-approved electric-car rebates in San Diego

It's clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale. That's why purchase rebates are widely preferred by... read more February 16, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimates

Production numbers for Tesla electric cars have always been slightly murky. The company announces deliveries only quarterly and refuses to break them down by country, meaning... read more February 16, 2018 by


 
2019 BMW i8 Roadster, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, plus new Roadster priced from $164,295

BMW is breathing some fresh air into its three-year-old alternative flagship to improve performance, increase range, and add some style. Revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto... read more February 15, 2018 by


 
2019 Ford Focus leaked - Image via Vezess

Faraday gets new cash, California vs EPA could be "war," electric car charging soars: Today's Car News

Today, we've got half a billion dollars reportedly backing Faraday Future, a possible 'war" between California and Trump's EPA over loosening emission rules, and much more... read more February 15, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

EVgo, Chargepoint annual reports show growth in electric-car charging

Seven years and almost 800,000 cars after the first modern electric cars went on sale, there's still a lot wrong with the national charging infrastructure in the U.S. There's... read more February 15, 2018 by


 

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