Electric Cars

 
NHTSA orders Autopilot Buddy off market, calling it a danger to road users

NHTSA orders Autopilot Buddy off market, calling it a danger to road users

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday ordered the Autopilot Buddy's maker to pull it off the market in the U.S. Green Car Reports reported last week that the device tricked Tesla's Autopilot system into eliminating safety warnings. Roadshow originally reported on the device... read more

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Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

What's the longest trip you've taken in your electric car? Take our Twitter poll

Long road trips consistently has been a concern for electric-car owners. With barely 80 miles of range, and a sparse network of public charging stations—much less... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler

Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

VW's diesel scandal is far from over. In the latest move on the political chessboard, German authorities arrested the head of VW's luxury division Audi at his home Monday... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
Director Michael Morris's Tesla Model S on fire [PHOTO CREDIT - MARY MCCORMICK]

Director's Tesla Model S catches fire in L.A.

A Tesla fire in Los Angeles last week is drawing attention again to the safety of the cars' lithium-ion batteries. British television and stage director Michael Morris drove... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
New Ford Police Interceptor

Big bets on Byton, Ford "exploring" hybrids with its popular SUV, and Hyundai Ioniq is back; The Week in Reverse

What's next for the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq? What's next for Ford's Explorer? And what's coming from electric-car startup Byton? This is our look back at the Week In... read more June 17, 2018 by


 
2019 Kia Niro EV

Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India... read more June 16, 2018 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL fast-charging at NRG evGo Freedom Station, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

Software fix for 2016-17 Nissan Leafs may improve battery range

In March we told you about a study of a small group of 2016 and 2017 Nissan Leaf models equipped with the larger, 30-kwh battery pack that had abnormal battery degradation... read more June 15, 2018 by


 
In the end, we chose a Prius Prime

Follow-up: In the end, I bought a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid

In an article last fall, I reached out to the GCR readers for a suggestion for what plug-in vehicle I should buy to complement my 84-mile range 2015 Nissan LEAF. The new... read more June 14, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Ioniq

2019 Hyundai Ioniq preview

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq returns this year as an inexpensive alternative for green car shoppers on a budget. Its lineup has fully matured now; the Ioniq is available as an... read more June 14, 2018 by


 
Byton K-Byte concept

Chinese electric-car startup Byton reveals its second concept: a Level 4 self-driving sedan

Just months after debuting its first concept vehicle, Chinese electric-car startup Byton on Tuesday took the wraps off a second model that it says previews a... read more June 13, 2018 by


 
Chevy Bolt EV

Automakers make plea to 9 state governors to help boost electric, zero-emissions car sales

Seeking to kick-start electric car sales outside of California, the lobbying group that represents a dozen automakers said Monday that it sent letters to nine state governors... read more June 13, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Vizzion Concept

Volkswagen quantum computers, Daimler diesel recall, and Tesla tax credits: Today's Car News

Volkswagen wants to use quantum computers to develop tailor-made electric-car batteries. Daimler has recalled hundreds of thousands of diesel cars in Europe. The results are... read more June 12, 2018 by


 
VW to use quantum computers in electric-car battery development

Quantum computers could make specialized batteries for Volkswagen EVs

Quantum computers could analyze and help build highly specialized electric vehicle batteries in the future, Volkswagen announced this week. Using the highly complex computing... read more June 12, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

When Tesla's tax credits expire, which electric car would you buy? Twitter poll results

Last week, we reported that the federal tax credits for electric-car buyers are about to expire. Once any automaker sells 200,000 electric cars, the credits available to its... read more June 12, 2018 by


 
Byton SUV concept

Chinese electric-car builder Byton says it raised $500 million

A $500 million infusion from investors including an automaker and a major battery supplier could help Chinese electric-car startup Byton put its cars on the road by the end... read more June 11, 2018 by


 
WAVE Rally start, Winterthur, Switzerland, June 2018 [WORLDREACH PHOTO]

World's largest electric-car rally kicks off in Switzerland

Undeterred by major automakers that build electric cars by the millions, tinkerers and apostles aren't finished coming up with new ideas on their own. Whether sharing their... read more June 10, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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