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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


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

California, allies ready for emission-law war with Trump EPA, CARB head says

With the release of proposed new and lower fuel-economy rules expected from the NHTSA by March 30, many eyes have turned to the powerful California Air Resources Board. The... read more February 15, 2018 by


 
Faraday Future plant in Hanford, California

Faraday Future promised $1.5 billion, says FF 91 will arrive by end of this year

Starting a car company is not only very, very hard—as Tesla, Fisker, and many others testify—but requires breathtaking sums of money. Now struggling Faraday... read more February 15, 2018 by


 
Porsche Camp4 2018

Subaru plug-in hybrid, more electric-car sales, BMW i3 discount, CAFE cuts coming soon: Today's Car News

Today, $10K off a BMW i3, what it would take to get more electric-car buyers, details on the coming Subaru plug-in hybrid, and the unlikely reason the Trump administration... read more February 14, 2018 by


 
Gas pump

NHTSA could cite safety of heavier cars in slashing CAFE rules: reports

It's been clear that under the Trump administration, the NHTSA and EPA plan to roll back linked fuel-economy rules and emission limits on new vehicles. Now a possible... read more February 14, 2018 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Self-driving Tesla to make LA to NYC trip this year, Musk says, without lidar

In June 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced he would drive a Tesla Model S electric car across the U.S. to show off the company's new Supercharger fast-charging network... read more February 14, 2018 by


 
2018 Subaru Crosstrek first drive

Subaru plug-in hybrid to use Prius Prime parts, coming in 2019

When Toyota and Mazda said last September they would form a joint venture to produce electric-car parts, that answered the question of where Mazda's future plug-in vehicles... read more February 14, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

What will get more people to consider electric cars? Twitter poll results

Just shy of 200,000 plug-in electric cars were sold in the U.S. last year, their seventh year on sale. That's the highest number yet, but still just a little more than 1... read more February 14, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S 100D on cross-country trip from New York to California  [photo: David Noland]

Life with Tesla Model S: coast to coast in a new 100D (and how it differed from my old 85)

One of the reasons I traded in my 2013 Tesla Model S 85 last summer for a new Model S 100D was to get extra range. The newer car’s 100-kilowatt-hour battery gives it an... read more February 13, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-AMG Project One concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Hydrogen challenge chart, electric-car fee, Tesla road trip, 2018 Fiat 500e preview: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a new state fee proposed for hybrids and electric cars, a 2018 Fiat 500e preview, a Tesla cross-country road trip, and a chart explaining the challenge for... read more February 13, 2018 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

This one 11-year-old chart explains the problem with hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

Today, there are roughly 750,000 plug-in electric vehicles on U.S. roads and about 3,800 powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Proponents of each type of vehicle argue strenuously... read more February 13, 2018 by


 
2018 Fiat 500e

2018 Fiat 500e preview

When the Fiat 500e electric minicar launched in 2013, its range was rated at 87 miles, but its most distinctive feature was its wickedly fun-to-drive character. Six years... read more February 13, 2018 by


 
2018 Toyota Prius

Maine to hit hybrids, electric cars with fees higher than gas tax?

Maine has become the latest in a growing string of states to propose adding registration fees for hybrid and electric cars to make up for tax revenue on the gasoline they... read more February 13, 2018 by


 

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