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No Model 3 recommendation, Chevy Silverado fuel efficiency, and new charging stations: Today's Car News

No Model 3 recommendation, Chevy Silverado fuel efficiency, and new charging stations: Today's Car News

Consumer Reports did not issue a "recommendation" for Tesla's highly anticipated Model 3 electric sedan. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will roll out with technology to run the truck's turbo-4 engine on just two cylinders. Electrify America plans to expand its fast-charging network to Simon malls...

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2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Consumer Reports won't recommend Tesla Model 3 (Updated)

Update: This article has been updated to reflect a Twitter response from Elon Musk, saying that if the company verifies the braking problem with the Model 3, the company will... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 AWD specs, electric Jaguar carries royalty, and FCA diesel cheating: Today's Car News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced specifications for the Model 3 all-wheel-drive and performance variants. A battery-electric Jaguar E-Type carried the royal couple, Prince... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Which Tesla Model 3 would you order or have you ordered? Take our Twitter poll

Now that Tesla has opened orders for Dual Motor all-wheel-drive and Performance versions of the Model 3, lots of Green Car Reports readers waiting to order those models can... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

New emails show FCA knew of diesel cheats as early as 2010: report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles discussed using illegal software to cheat emissions tests in diesel versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram EcoDiesel pickup as early as 2010... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
Prince Harry and new wife Meghan Markle in the Jaguar E-Type Zero concept

Electric Jaguar E-Type whisks royal couple from Windsor Castle

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. All were rolled into one gorgeous bauble leaving Saturday's royal wedding. The light-blue metallic Jaguar... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Elon Musk announces Tesla Model 3 AWD, performance Model 3 specs

It wasn't quite a message in a bottle, but Tesla boss Elon Musk tweeted Saturday night some specifications and a ballpark price for his company's long-awaited all-wheel-drive... read more May 20, 2018 by


 
Building the eRoad Arlanda outside Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden builds life-size slot-car track for long-distance electric-car charging

Like so many things, Sweden is taking a different approach to charging electric cars for long trips. The country has built a 1.2-mile-long slot-car track into a road near... read more May 20, 2018 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model 3 rated and updated, two new hybrids, Canadian Bolt EVs, and more Superchargers: The Week in Reverse

Which new hybrid started production this week in the United States? What electric car is back-ordered for a year? What systems of the Tesla Model 3 did the insurance industry... read more May 19, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger for city centers

Tesla Supercharger expansion, EPA comments on emissions, and Bitcoin mining: Today's Car News

Tesla is continuing to expand its network of Superchargers rapidly as the Model 3 electric car rolls out. The EPA inspector general believes more can be done to improve... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel cars stored at Pontiac Silverdome (Photo by Jalopnik)

EPA watchdog calls emissions testing improved, says more could be done

The EPA's Office of the Inspector General, the internal agency watchdog, said this week that improvements to the agency's emissions testing since the Volkswagen diesel... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla expands Supercharger network as Model 3 rolls out

As Tesla works to ramp up Model 3 output to two-three times the levels of its previous models, the company is apparently anticipating the need for more Superchargers to... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
Shell Airflow Starship fuel economy record truck

Shell Airflow Starship semi truck leaves San Diego on record fuel-economy run

Truck driver Bob Sliwa hit the road on Thursday night in his carbon-fiber-bodied, diesel-powered semi truck, as he attempts to set a fuel economy record for big rigs by the... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S purchased with Bitcoins from Lamborghini Newport Beach

Bitcoin processing uses more power than Teslas do, for now

One criticism that doubters level at electric cars is that the electric grid may not have enough power to run them, at least in some places. While those concerns haven't... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

IIHS rates Tesla Model 3 automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning

After a spate of crashes involving drivers using Tesla's Autopilot system, the press is awash in speculation about its effectiveness. Now the IIHS, which rates accident... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model X

Tesla heads for China, BMW iNext concept, and Volvo ditches diesel: Today's Car News

The IIHS has rated the automatic emergency braking system on the Tesla Model 3, while Tesla has taken the first steps to set up shop independently in China. BMW has teased... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
2017 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

Volvo ditches diesel, but will half its cars be electric by 2024?

Volvo says it is going all-in on electric cars in an effort to turn the company into something of a Tesla alternative. To that end, the company has announced that half its... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
Teaser for BMW iNext debuting in 2021

BMW reveals its self-driving, electric iNext vision for the future

At BMW's annual shareholders' meeting in Germany on Thursday the company released a teaser image of its future iNext electric car. The image shows an SUV silhouette similar... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Report: Tesla moves to set up operations in China

Following a report last year that Tesla has received approval to build a factory in Shanghai, the company is setting up independent operations in China. According to a Wall... read more May 17, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight, 2018 New York auto show

Honda Insight production, electric car advertising, and Tesla AutoPilot sensors: Today's Car News

Honda has begun production of the new Insight hybrid in Indiana. Tesla reportedly rejected additional driver sensors for its Autopilot system. Are automakers actually... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

Northeast states band together to direct charging infrastructure

It sometimes seems as if everyone who buys an electric car lives in California. That's especially true from the perspective of officials in the Northeast, who have signed on... read more May 16, 2018 by


 
 

 
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