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

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 another razor blade to Tesla expenses. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Oil-rich Norway has become famous for how many of...

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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 18 hours ago 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

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

EVgo charging station in Union City, California with resused BMW i3 battery backup

How should EV owners pay for road maintenance? Take our Twitter poll

States around the US are imposing new fees on electric-car owners to make them contribute to state highway maintenance funds. Some can be quite onerous, such as the $1,000... read more May 15, 2019 by

Rimac Concept_One

Hyundai, Kia team with Rimac for battery tech

Along the way to building 44 "eco-friendly" models by 2025, Hyundai Motors, which includes Kia, announced that it will invest $80 million in Croatian EV startup Rimac. Rimac... read more May 15, 2019 by

2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

Volkswagen plans $1.1 billion battery partnership in Germany

Volkswagen announced plans on Tuesday to build a large new battery factory—with an unspecified partner or partners—in its home state of Lower Saxony in Germany... read more May 15, 2019 by

Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y batteries, Aston Martin Rapide E, $1,000 EV fees: Today's Car News

Panasonic says it won't have enough batteries to supply the Tesla Model Y. The Aston Martin Rapide E shows up for hot laps in Monaco. States consider new fees on EVs. And... read more May 14, 2019 by

Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada [CREDIT - YouTube user California Phantom]

Tesla Model Y production will strain battery supplies: Panasonic

Tesla's main battery supplier, Panasonic, says the two companies won't have enough battery-building capacity to support production of the Model Y. In a conference announcing... read more May 14, 2019 by


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