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Possible retrofits in Germany for dirtiest diesels could cost carmakers more

Possible retrofits in Germany for dirtiest diesels could cost carmakers more

These are not good times for the makers or owners of diesel cars, particularly in their European stronghold, where on average half of all new vehicles had been sold with diesel engines. Strict new real-world emission tests have proven hard to meet, consumers are starting to shy away from buying new... read more

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Chrome exhaust pipe

8 things you should know about EPA plan to let cars emit more (cutting fuel economy as well)

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said yesterday the agency plans to modify rules limiting carbon-dioxide emissions for light-duty vehicles in model years 2022 through 2025. The... read more April 4, 2018 by


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

What if car buyers aren't ready for electric cars, even in California?

It's accepted wisdom among electric-car fans and advocates that within a few years, mass-market car buyers will start snapping up battery-electric cars. First, battery prices... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell on lift at dealership

Dealers start to worry about ebbing repair income from electric cars

The average vehicle on U.S. roads these days is more than 10 years old, despite three successive years of record new-vehicle sales. That's a result not only of the 2008-2010... read more February 2, 2018 by


 
Production of first NEVS 9-3 at plant in Tianjin, China is celebrated

How many billions are going into electric cars, globally? Guess the number...

Countries around the world—especially China, France, the U.K., and Norway—are aiming to phase out the sale of new fossil-fuel vehicles entirely between 2025 and... read more January 24, 2018 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Will US auto industry simply succumb to China over electric cars?

For a century, the U.S. auto industry was the world's largest. That ended in 2009, when China's sales of 13.5 million new vehicles surpassed a recession-slammed U.S. total of... read more January 22, 2018 by


 
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CAFE proposal coming March 30: automakers hope national rules survive

It's been hanging out there in limbo for more than six months: the answer to the question of what happens to gas-mileage rules under Trump. Given the daily political turmoil... read more January 17, 2018 by


 
Mike Jackson standing in front of Ford F-150 Raptor at NAIAS 2015, Credit: AutoNation

Electric cars are 'historic opportunity' for US carmakers: Autonation CEO

Unlike many auto dealers and dealership groups that see selling electric vehicles as a necessary burden, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson believes electric vehicles offer a... read more January 17, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

GM promises it can make money on all-electric cars by 2021

Radically new powertrains are widely assumed to lose money for the companies that launch them. Toyota's hybrid-electric system, launched in Japan in 1997, likely didn't break... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger for city centers

Electric cars will fail, but we'll build them anyway, say global auto execs: KPMG

Juxtaposed against a growing electric-vehicle market in China and increasingly stringent global carbon-emission limits, a survey by KPMG has revealed a majority of global... read more January 12, 2018 by


 
On-Road Fuel Economy of Vehicles in the United States: 1923-2015 (Sivak and Schoettle)

Automaker push to delay, modify, or kill CAFE is nothing new

As automakers yet again lobby Washington to roll back planned fuel-economy targets for 2025, they've employed some familiar tactics to drive the point home to lawmakers. It... read more January 3, 2018 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

2017's most important green car story: internal-combustion engine ban in China

The most important green-car story of 2017 came on September 10, in a report by the Associated Press that covered articles in two Chinese state media outlets on a statement... read more December 31, 2017 by


 
2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China

Why China will beat U.S. in electric-car battle: urgency, regulations

As the electric-vehicle market matures and more global automakers commit to building battery-powered cars, one driving force has emerged to lead the pack. With apologies to... read more December 14, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi, new Roadster distract from Model 3 production problems

Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his event producers are not masters of showmanship. Last night's launch of the Tesla Semi heavy-duty commercial truck... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Odds for auto startups are incredibly high; can Tesla beat them?

Much of the energy and growth in the U.S. economy comes not from large corporations but from small startup companies, as economic data shows. By now, the model of a young... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Ioniq

Could automotive subscription services boost electric-car use?

As automakers commit to more electric and electrified cars in the near future, many hurdles remain that can make owning an electric car more difficult than a conventional... read more October 31, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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