Report: EPA model will count fewer deaths to help favor coal plants Electric Cars May 21, 2019

Report: EPA model will count fewer deaths to help favor coal plants

The EPA is following through on plans to reduce the number of deaths it counts as attributable to air pollution, reportedly in an effort to support the Trump Administration's plans to shore up the...

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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


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886

Mercedes-Benz lays out plan for carbon-neutral future

Mercedes-Benz's CEO-apparent Ola Källenius laid out a plan Monday, just after the Norway launch of its EQC electric SUV, that outlines the development of an entire... read more May 16, 2019 by


 
Polestar 2

Volvo announces battery suppliers for upcoming EV lineup, including Polestar

Volvo, one of the first automakers to announce it would add electric power to its whole lineup, on Wednesday took the unusual step of formally announcing who will supply the... read more May 16, 2019 by


 
2020 Honda E prototype

"Honda e" becomes official name of Urban EV, more hybrids to come

Honda last week confirmed a new name for the Urban EV concept that it has showed twice at European auto shows recently. The car will be dubbed the Honda e when it goes on... read more May 16, 2019 by


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400  -  first drive  -  Norway, May 2019

Mercedes-Benz EQC, VW's battery factory, Hyundai's electric sports car: Today's Car News

We're among the first to drive the Mercedes-Benz EQC. Volkswagen plans to invest $1.1 billion in a new battery factory in Germany. Hyundai and Kia invest $80 million in... read more May 15, 2019 by


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 first drive  -  Norway, May 2019

First drive review: 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover charges ahead, luxury first

Norway has a lot of electric cars—so many that it can make anyone driving a new vehicle with an internal combustion engine look like a Luddite. Mercedes-Benz brought us... read more May 15, 2019 by


 

 
 
 
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