2019 Tesla Model S Long Range vs. 2013 Model S 85: How do they compare in value? Electric Cars May 22, 2019

2019 Tesla Model S Long Range vs. 2013 Model S 85: How do they compare in value?

When I bought my first Tesla Model S back in 2013, it had already been named that year’s Green Car Reports’ Best Car to Buy, and Consumer Reports had just declared it the best-scoring car...

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GM builds new electric architecture for EVs, self-driving cars

As future cars go electric, self-driving, and more connected with the outside world, they're going to faster connectivity inside the vehicle. To that end, General Motors just... read more May 21, 2019 by

2019 Hyundai Elantra

Tesla cutbacks, Norway EVs, Hyundai filters, Hawaii beaches: Today's Car News

Electric cars have become "normal" in Norway. Hyundai aims to keep particulates out of the cabin. Hawaii fights climate change with a sea wall. And CEO Elon Musk takes... read more May 20, 2019 by

2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Big investment not enough for long term at Tesla, Musk says: report

Tesla may have only enough money to survive another 10 months, CEO Elon Musk told employees in an email on Thursday. The email was first reported by Reuters, which was shown... read more May 20, 2019 by

Island of O'ahu, Hawaii. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Hawaii responds to global warming threat against Waikiki beach

Climate scientists have issued frequent warning about the effects of rising sea levels from global warming on cities such as Miami and New York. But among the first places in... read more May 20, 2019 by

Hyundai Smart Air Purification system

Hyundai system purifies cabin air, raises awareness about pollution levels

As virtuous as one might be in choosing a vehicle that doesn’t produce tailpipe emissions, there’s a hazy reality to traveling by car: That you’re stuck... read more May 20, 2019 by

Cars queuing for DC fast charging  -  Ståle Frydelund/Norwegian EV Association

Why Norway leads the world in electric vehicle adoption

Norway has only 5.26 million people—about half the size of Los Angeles County in population, and with only about 35 percent of LA's vehicles on its roads. But there's... read more May 20, 2019 by

1916 Owen Magnetic Tourer  -  Bonhams Tupelo Automobile Museum Auction (2019)

Series hybrids were the next big thing 100 years ago: Are they any more likely today?

The 1916 Owen Magnetic Tourer that crossed the Bonhams auction block last month was more than a beautiful snapshot from an obscure moment in American automotive history. As... read more May 19, 2019 by

Volkswagen California Ocean Red

Battery supplies, Mercedes-Benz EQC review, CARB’s potential pushback: The Week in Reverse

What U.S. state wants to charge $1,000 per year for registering an electric vehicle? Which vehicle brand said no to a future that retires the internal combustion engine? And... read more May 18, 2019 by

2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility

Renewable growth slows, CARB weighs its options, BMW i3 recalled: Today's Car News

California considers some extreme options as the federal government prepares to reveal new fuel economy rules. Carbon dioxide levels are climbing while growth in renewables... read more May 17, 2019 by

Offshore wind farm

Renewable energy growth falters as carbon dioxide hits record levels

The past couple of weeks have seen the convergence of two troubling trends. Perhaps most troubling, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography released data last week from the... read more May 17, 2019 by

2018 BMW i3

2018 BMW i3 recalled for circuit-board issue causing sudden shutdowns

Some BMW i3 models from the 2018 model year are being recalled for an issue that could cause sudden power loss and shutdown. At root of the issue is a printed circuit board... read more May 17, 2019 by

California Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols (via Twitter)

California braces for Trump mpg rules with extreme options—like a ban on tailpipes?

The Trump Administration is expected to reveal more details about its revised vehicle fuel economy rules in upcoming days or weeks. These rules could still include what the... read more May 17, 2019 by

Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

Report: Autopilot was engaged when Tesla Model 3 crashed into semi

A preliminary report released on Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed an important piece of information in the fatal crash involving a 2018... read more May 16, 2019 by

Teaser for 2020 Volkswagen ID 3 debuting at 2019 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes' carbon-neutral future, Volvo's battery suppliers, Honda's EV: Today's Car News

Mercedes-Benz plans to go all-renewable—globally. Honda names its electric city car that's bound for Europe. And Volvo names its battery suppliers. All this and more on... read more May 16, 2019 by

Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

Volkswagen says EV batteries to last "the life of the car"

In an announcement last month, Volkswagen joined Nissan and Tesla as the only automakers to explicitly warranty not just the batteries in its cars but specifically how much... read more May 16, 2019 by


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